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How to Paint Tile

When we moved into our house, we knew there would be a few projects we could tackle right away, but there would also be some projects that would have to wait, like for a few years.  The kitchen is a project that is going to wait a few years.  But in the meantime, it needed a little mini makeover.  Like just a little make up to fix the blemish staring…

Painted Lamp Shade

So I’ve discovered spray paint. And it’s the best invention ever. I don’t know why I haven’t been playing around with it for years but now that I have, I’m obsessed….and I have gold spray paint. And I love it. Cue my painted lamp shade project. You know when you first move out of your parents house and you’ve stolen all the lamps that were in your room, but you…

Homemade Tattoos

  You know those super cute Bachelorette Party Tattoos that are all over Etsy? They are so easy to make!  I made a ton for my friend’s bachelorette party weekend in Chicago earlier this month. We had a THREE night bachelorette party and because I’m the kind of girl who loves a theme – each night had a separate themes: Last Swing Before The Ring Champs Drink Champs Boots and…

Hosting A Bachelorette Party

I’ve hosted exactly 1 bachelorette party in my life but I’ve been to more than a few.  The one I hosted was a 3 night destination party so it almost counts as 3 parties…right?  Bachelorette parties are the best.  All girls celebrating on of their closest friends or family members with tons of toasting, silly dancing and partying the way we used to before we had to “adult“.  Here are…

Montage Book

What to do with all the non-professional pictures from your wedding weekend or anything else important to you. Instagram has blown up so much over the last year.  Personally, I think hashtags is one of the reasons.  I love a good hashtag.  I loved having a hashtag for our wedding weekend because I was able to see the weekend from other people’s point of view.  The day after the wedding, P…

Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday! I added a few decorations to my office last week. I’ve been looking for a motivational quote to inspire me while I’m at work. I finally found the quotes I was looking for and put a metallic gold washi border around it.  I sit directly in front of them with my computer screen off to the left a little.  If I can’t have a window – I’ll happily…

Test Tube Wedding Favors

P and I had the hardest time figuring out what we wanted to give for favors at our wedding.  We definitely wanted something that people would appreciate and actually use but most importantly we wanted it to feel like us.  Since we are opposites in so many ways it was really hard, until we decided to embrace our differences and work with that theme.  Finally we decided on homemade seasoning…which…

Wedding Signature Cocktail

Signature cocktails are really important to help set the tone of a wedding.  Lately it’s one of the go to questions “Are you having a signature cocktail — what is it?” Here’s how I figured out which drink to choose. Our venue had 3 beers on tap that were constant but one there was an open tap so we were able to choose a signature beer.  I left P in charge…

Sunshine in my Soul

  We just got back from an amazing weekend on Long Beach Island.  My of my friend’s turned 30 and her husband threw her a fantastic party.  {Fantastic was my word of the weekend – it literally described everything}.  It was so good that I hardly took any pictures and basically only looked at my phone to check out the pictures people posted with the weekend hashtag. The weather wasn’t perfect…

Lavender Bath Bombs

Mother’s Day is less than a week away but you still have time to make a homemade gift for the moms in your life.  These were really easy to make and bath bombs can be so expensive so it’s a win-win! What you need: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid Lavender essential oil Tea Tree essential oil Witch Hazel Dried Lavender buds Mini Cupcake tin or small molds Makes: 12 Small…