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29 09, 2015

60 SECOND DIY: PEPPERMINT PLATTER!

2015-10-07T15:39:26-05:00September 29, 2015|DIY, Food/Drink|

60 SECOND DIY: PEPPERMINT PLATTER! How's this for quick? Line a round baking pan with non-stick parchment paper and fill with peppermint candy. Pop into an oven until the edges have molded to each other and then let sit until cool or pop into a cooler to settle. Voila!

25 09, 2015

SPIRIT OF OCTOBER: AWESOME HALLOWEEN TREATS!

2015-09-25T22:24:42-05:00September 25, 2015|Food/Drink, Seasonal|

  In the spirit of October and all things festive, here's a quick Halloween treat recipe to soothe your sweet tooth and get the creative juices flowing! Enjoy! ---- Game Plan: It looks yummy, right? Ingredients: 1 cup candy corn 1 cup pretzels chopped ½ cup sugar ½ cup heavy cream ½ tsp. salt ½ cup butter 2½ cups white chocolate chips 1 tub marshmallow fluff Instructions: We started ...

25 09, 2015

18 DECORATIVE USES FOR OLD BOOKS

2015-09-25T22:25:48-05:00September 25, 2015|DIY, Everyday Celebrations|

If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on ...

25 09, 2015

How to: Make Modern Perforated Tabletop Christmas Trees

2015-09-25T16:57:53-05:00September 25, 2015|Seasonal|

It's not surprising that I spend quite a bit of time at the craft store. As a full-time craft, design, and art blogger, I've grown quite familiar with my looped route of hardware store/craft store/art supply shop/other craft store/supermarket...in that order. So, it's always a pleasant surprise when I find some new material or media I've never seen before, and to think of all kinds of cool stuff to ...

25 09, 2015

6 WAYS TO GET PICTURE PERFECT NAILS BY YOUR WEDDING DAY!

2015-09-25T16:40:51-05:00September 25, 2015|Fashion/Beauty, Weddings|

6 WAYS TO GET PICTURE PERFECT NAILS BY YOUR WEDDING DAY! Keep your nails healthy, resilient, and ready for that ring-stagram by following these simple steps to the most magnificent mani on your wedding day. Baby Your Cuticles That's where nail growth starts, so the healthier they are, the better your nails will be. Avoid cutting them (trimming a hangnail is okay, though); instead, gently push them back with ...

17 09, 2015

FIFTEEN UNIQUE SEATING CHARTS TO WELCOME YOUR GUESTS

2015-09-17T18:23:34-05:00September 17, 2015|Weddings|

FIFTEEN UNIQUE SEATING CHARTS TO WELCOME YOUR GUESTS You know we are big time advocates of putting your stamp on your wedding day. But sometimes creative brides and grooms put so much time and thought into quirky little details, only to end up with their guests over-looking them on the day. “So much for that eight hours spent meticulously wrapping washi tape around each and every tea light!” But ...

17 09, 2015

PERFECT “WILL YOU BE MY GROOMSMAN” IDEAS!

2015-09-17T16:26:50-05:00September 17, 2015|Weddings|

It doesn’t seem right that Bridesmaids get elaborate proposals from their Bride-besties and the groomsmen  for lack of a better word- dull. As usual we’re here for you bros! The great thing about guys is that there’s really no need for much fuss. You can keep things simple with a nice card or even a bottle of beer. Whatever the case, don’t leave your best buds hanging. Here are ...

8 09, 2015

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ENVELOPE LINERS

2015-09-08T18:19:30-05:00September 8, 2015|DIY|

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ENVELOPE LINERS Take one envelope and trace it onto some heavyweight card stock or chipboard. Cut out your template from the chipboard Cut 3/4 inch off the bottom of your template, and 1/8 inch from each side. This will allow the liners to slide in easily. Trace the template onto your envelope liner papers. Be sure to trace onto the back of the patterned side of ...

7 09, 2015

DIY PAINT STIR STICK FLOWER BOX

2020-04-30T07:04:42-05:00September 7, 2015|DIY|

If you are in love with those old fashioned apple crate centerpieces you have been seeing everywhere? Well guess what, Jenn from Build-Basic, is here to take you through the steps to your own dream centerpieces yourself!  This DIY paint stir stick flower box is surprisingly simple, plus we even give you the bouquet recipe for the fab florals she filled them with! Materials: Tape Measure Handsaw Hand Staple Gun Paint ...

29 08, 2015

10 WAYS TO KEEP GUESTS ENTERTAINED AT YOUR WEDDING

2015-09-02T19:14:37-05:00August 29, 2015|Weddings|

1) DIY Guest Cards Something fun for guests to do at the table for a wedding! Leave them at each table and ask questions such as: What should we name our kids? What is the most romantic place we should visit? What is the best marriage advice you have ever received? What is your favorite memory of us?   2) "I Spy" Wedding Game Make your guests do some ...

26 08, 2015

10 COFFEE TABLE DECOR IDEAS – PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED

2020-04-30T07:06:09-05:00August 26, 2015|DIY|

10 COFFEE TABLE DECOR IDEAS - PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED The living room is an area where we spend the most of our free time when we’re home. Family get-together, watching TV or reading a good book – this is the place to be! As a result of the notes we’ve mentioned before, this is the room that deserves our complete effort to be decorated in the best possible way. If ...

25 08, 2015

BRANCH OUT! GO RUSTIC! DECORATING WITH BRANCHES…

2015-08-25T22:45:44-05:00August 25, 2015|DIY|

Branch Out! Go Rustic! Decorating with Branches... I love including nature in my decor, and I’m always looking for unique decorating ideas that you don’t find in every other house on the block… Enter branches! Using branches in decorating is a stroke of pure genius. They have amazing texture, are a natural sculpture, and allow us to bring the beauty of nature into our homes without getting cutesy. They ...

25 08, 2015

SAVE YOUR WEDDING CORK WITH THIS CORK KEEPSAKE DIY

2015-08-25T16:01:31-05:00August 25, 2015|Weddings|

SAVE YOUR WEDDING CORK WITH THIS CORK KEEPSAKE DIY I’m a big fan of keepsakes. I love looking back on little trinkets that remind me of good times. So I think that you should make this darling frame to always remember that very first toast as Mr & Mrs. Save either your champagne cork or wine cork from your wedding day in a small shadow box frame, embellish with ...

30 07, 2015

CUTE AND CLEVER WEDDING SIGNS THAT ADD A LITTLE SOMETHIN’ TO THE PARTY

2015-07-30T17:25:42-05:00July 30, 2015|Weddings|

Cute And Clever Wedding Signs That Add A Little Somethin' To The Party Your wedding decorations say something about you as a couple and set the tone for the day's celebrations. So why not let a festive sign do the talking for you? Below are 19 wedding signs -- some silly, others sincere -- that will add some personality to your big day.   Reblogged from Huffington Post

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