Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gold Painted Champagne Flutes

 

It seems I came back from my little blogging break a little too early. Sorry for being MIA lately, but with the holiday craziness and spending time with family I slacked on blogging. But I'm here now!

New Years Eve is tomorrow night! Are you excited! Today I have a super quick and easy tutorial just in time for partying on New Years Eve. Here is what I did:

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all!

Any fun weekend plans? We are going to a baby shower for one of my co-workers who has become a great friend. I'm really looking forward to it!

Okay here are my favorite internet finds of the week:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Simply Create Thursdays #61

Hi all! Happy Thursday! Are you ready for this week's link party?!

Here are the features from last week's link party:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Banana Bread Muffins



Over the weekend I had some ripe bananas, so naturally I made banana bread! But instead of putting them in a bread pan I grabbed some cupcake liners and put them in a cupcake pan. It was the first time I made banana bread that way and I have to admit, I love the little muffins! They are the perfect serving size. So I'd thought I'd share my favorite banana bread recipe that I've been using for years with you all today!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Friday Favorites

TIGF! Am I right!! You guys have no idea how happy I am to be back blogging. I especially missed sharing my internet favorite finds on Fridays. There are so many things I find online that I absolutely love and I'm always excited to share them with you all!

I also like sharing my weekend plans. This weekend we are decorating for Christmas!! I always wait till December to decorate because I like to give Thanksgiving its due time. But I LOVE Christmas and I can't wait to decorate!

Okay, here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Simply Create Thursdays #60

Hi all, happy Thursday! I'm sure you remember that Kayla, Jennifer, Ashley, and I decided to end The DIY'ers Link Party a few weeks back. While we had a ton of fun and loved the inspiration and creativity you all have shared, we decided that it just didn't fit in our schedules any longer.

However, I really have missed having a link party so I've decided to bring Simply Create Thursdays back! I can't wait to contiune to meet new bloggers and be inspired by all the creativity.

So without further adieu lets party!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gold Dot Table Runner


While decorating for Thanksgiving this year I kept it very simple using only gold and white. I also added red but only with the roses and candles. On our dinning room table I knew I wanted to have a table runner. So I looked at what materials I already had and I came up with the gold dot table runner. Here is how I made it:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Hi all! Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm so excited to announce that I'm back blogging! My little blogging break was very much needed. I wasn't feeling the posts I was publishing and I felt that my heart wasn't into my DIY tutorials. But recently I've really missed blogging and sharing DIY tutorials so I am back with some new tutorials and tid bids of my life! I actually have a big announcement to share but that will have to wait for now. ; )

In honor of Thanksgiving I'd thought I'd share my Thanksgiving decor for this year. My theme was white, gold, and red roses:


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The DIY'ers #20



Welcome to party #20 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Jennifer, from Brave New Homechose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!! Tomorrow is Chris's 30th birthday! I have a whole day planned for him and while he is aware that I have plans, he doesn't know what. All I told him was "I'll tell you when to get ready and be in the car". I'm  pretty excited and I hope he has fun! If you are curious as to what I have planned then check out my Instagram tomorrow, I'll be sharing our whole day. : )

What about you? Any fun plans for the weekend?

Okay on to my internet favorite finds of the week:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The DIY'ers #18


Welcome to party #18 all. I know I'm a day late but better late then never.  Let's get started!



Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? We don't have too much going on.

Okay here are my favorite internet finds for this week:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My DIY Wedding: Design & Style {Part 1}

Hi all! Today I am back with "My DIY Wedding" series. Last week I shared the Venue & Layout so this week I'm going to talk about the Design & Style. As I was writing this post I realized I had a lot to share, so I split it into two parts. Here is part one:

First lets start with the colors: 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Monthly Recap. {August 2014}


Hi all, I can't believe it is September already! Fall is almost here and I couldn't be happier. Summer is really my least favorite season. I just can't handle the heat and humidity. So I can't wait to welcome the cooler days!

Since it's a new month it's recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in August:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! Do you have any big plans this weekend? I'd love to hear all about it. : )

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My DIY Wedding: Venue & Layout


Hi all, happy Thursday! Lately I've been a bad DIY/craft blogger who hasn't worked on any projects. : (  So while I work on some new DIY projects I thought I'd start a new series about my wedding!

I do plan on doing lots of DIY project for the wedding, but I'm not going to share any of the tutorials until after the wedding. For now I thought I'd share my planning and vision for the wedding.

Today I'm going to talk about the venue and overall layout of the wedding.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIY Storage Bins




Happy Wednesday all. Today I'd thought I'd share how to make these DIY Storage Bins that I originally shared on A Peek Into My Paradise a bit ago.

In our living room we have a little piece of furniture with two shelves that holds newspapers and magazines. For a while now, I've been trying to find some storage bins to go in the shelves to hide all the paper clutter, but I just couldn't find anything I liked. So I finally decided to just make some myself! Here is what I did:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! This weekend we are going to a street flea market in the hopes of finding things for our wedding. I also promised my sister I'd make her curtains for her apartment and give them to her by Saturday but I have yet to start on them! Other than that we are just cleaning and what not.

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I'd love to hear them!

Ok, here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DIY Photobooth



Hi all! Today I'm going to share with the last decoration tutorial from the barbecue party Chris and I hosted a couple weeks ago. If you missed the other two posts you can check them out here: Golden Welcome Wreath & Tissue Paper Lanterns . Today's tutorial is my favorite, the DIY Photo Booth! Here is how I made it:

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Etsy Shop


Hi all! I've been hinting to something big I've been working on and I'm here to tell you what it is! I've opened my own Etsy shop!!!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! Tomorrow I'm going wedding dress shopping!! I really hope to find my dress. I already sort of know what I want, but it could change. My mom, sister, Chris's mom, Chris's sister, and Chris's grandma are all coming with me. {I know it sounds like a lot, but it kind of just morphed into a big group.} On Sunday Chris and I are going to a street fair. So it should be a fun weekend!

What about you? Any fun plans for the weekend?

Okay, here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tissue Paper Lanterns



Hi all! I'm here to share with you another decoration tutorial from the barbecue party Chris and I hosted a couple weeks ago. Last week I shared the Golden Welcome Wreath that greeted our guests at the door. Today I'm going to share a bit of the interior decorations, the tissue paper lanterns. Here is how I made them:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The DIY'ers #12

Welcome to party #12 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Kayla, from Home Comingchose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Monthly Recap. {July 2014}


Hi all, I can't believe it is August already and that the summer is almost over!! But I don't mind because I love the fall and winter too. 

I'm actually really excited for August because on August 11th I'll be announcing some exciting news. It's something I've been dreaming about and working on for awhile and I can't wait to share it with you all! So be sure to stop by on August 11th. : )

Since it's a new month it's recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in July:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We aren't doing much on Saturday, which I am truly looking forward to. On Sunday I have a bridal shower for a friend and after we are helping my parents paint their fence, again. So it should be a nice mix for the weekend. : )


Okay, here are my favorite internet finds of the week:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Golden Welcome Wreath




This past weekend Chris and I hosted a barbecue party at our place for a few friends. Naturally I made some decorations for this party! I'd thought I'd share with you all how I made some of the decorations over the next few weeks.

Today I'm going to share the wreath I made that welcomed our guests to our home. Here is what I did:

Monday, July 28, 2014

{Guest Posting at APIMP} DIY Storage Bins



Happy Monday all! I'm sharing how to make these awesome DIY Storage Bins on A Peek Into My Paradise today! Head on over there to learn how to make them yourselves. : )
stephanie

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? Chris and I are a little busy this weekend. First we joined a softball team that plays on Friday nights, so we have that tonight. Then tomorrow we are throwing a barbecue party for some friends. It should be a great weekend. : )

Okay, here are my favorite internet finds of the week:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hexagon Wall Art


Happy Thursday all! In our apartment we have a spare bedroom that acts as a guest room/ office/ craft studio. And while we have plenty of stuff in that room, the walls are pretty blank. I decided that I wanted to do a fun gallery wall next to the bed. This gallery wall is going to be made up of all the fun pins I pin on pinterest that I don't know where to put!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The DIY'ers #10

Welcome to party #10 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Kayla, from Home Coming,  chose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! I totally forgot to post a Friday Favorite last week. We drove to Michigan to visit family for the weekend and it completely escaped my mind.

But I'm here today! This weekend we are cleaning and working a little. Then Sunday I'm going to Columbus for my cousin's bridal shower. Her wedding is in October and I can't wait! So it should be a fun weekend. : )

Okay, here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{Guest Post} Paneer Spinach Paratha




Hey all! Today I have a guest blogger, Anamiks Sureka, here to share with you all how to make an Indian recipe! First a short bio about Anamiks:





Fond of cooking Anamika is the owner of Indian baby blog. Anamiks  loves DIY and trying out healthy food for her toddler daughter. You can check out her lunch box ideas and her Indian makeup blog.






Paneer Spinach Paratha ( Indian cheese spinach flat bread Recipe)




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The DIY'ers #9

Welcome to party #9 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Ashely, from Bigger Than The Three Of Us,  chose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Something Sweet

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This is post is apart of Shari's Berries campaign to spread stories about Something Sweet.


Here is my story about something sweet that recently happened to me:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The DIY'ers #8



Welcome to party #8 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Jennifer, from Brave New Homechose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Independence Day!!! I hope everyone has an awesome day full of fun, family, barbecues, and fireworks! : ) Our weekend is full of fun, laziness, and productivity. Last night Chris and I went to the drive-in movie to watch the new Transformers movie and 22 Jump Street. I absoultey love going to the drive though! You may have seen my Instagram photo of it last night:


It's always so much fun!

For the rest of the weekend we are registering for our wedding, helping my parents with some house updates, and relaxing. What is your weekend like?

Okay, here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

{Guest Post} One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure: DIY Projects


Hey all! Today I have a guest blogger, Kate Chamile, here to share with you all how to reuse trash in some awesome ways! First a short bio about Kate:


Kate is a cleaning and DIY enthusiast. Finding new purposes of old thing is her expertise.

Take it away Kate!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The DIY'ers # 7

Welcome to party #7 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week I chose the Top Three projects. Check out my favorites below!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The DIY'ers #6

Welcome to party #6 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Kayla, from Home Comingchose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

{Guest Post} DIY Landscape Gardening


Hey all! Today I have a guest blogger, Ella Andrews, here to share with you all great tips on landscape gardening! First a short bio about Ella:

Ella Andrews is dedicated blogger and freelance writer, with great flair for home maintenance projects. She likes helping homeowners and housewives conquer every kind of additional ideas and tips for managing their every-day household activities. Her greatest inspiration are any kind of interior design, home decorating and remodeling matters.

Take it away Ella!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The DIY'ers #5

Welcome to party #5 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week Ashley, from Bigger Than The Three Of Uschose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!! Who's ready for the weekend? We sure are. : )

Here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Storage Box Makeover


Hi all! Happy Thursday. : )

Lately I've been into sprucing up things that I already have instead of buying something new. One example of this are some storage bins I've had for awhile. When I bought them a few years ago my taste was much different from what it is now. So I decided to give my storage boxes a makeover to match my current style taste!

This project was a bit of a craft fail too, but we'll get to that! Here is what I did:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The DIY'ers #4

Welcome to party #4 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week, Jennifer from Brave New Home chose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all! Any big weekend plans? We don't have much, just getting caught up on laundry and cleaning.

Here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, June 5, 2014

{Guest Post} Green Cleaning -- A Good Idea, but is it a Help or a Hindrance?


Hey all! Today I have a guest blogger, Mark Long, here to share with you all the benefits of green cleaning! First a short bio about Mark:



Mark Long is a freelance writer with many articles on various topics to his credit.  He has made the field of green cleaning a particular specialty and has written articles on how to deal with carpet cleaning kings or big companies like the ones doing commercial cleaning in Brisbane or other big cities.





While the benefits of green cleaning are heralded through the world now, it wasn't always this way.  Many people looked upon protecting the environment as unnecessary and too troublesome.  Some people in today's busy world still look at green cleaning as just too time consuming and inconvenient.  When green cleaning first became popular it took root mostly in the home because carpet cleaning businesses felt that they had to become kings in cleaning carpets to be able to afford to convert their companies to green products and methods.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DIY Geometric Gold-Painted Frames


Hi all! I know I haven't shared a tutorial in awhile. We have been very busy now that the weather is finally nice out. But I'm getting myself back on track and I'm here today to show you my latest DIY craft!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The DIY'ers #3


Welcome to party #3 all! Let get started!



Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week, I chose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monthly Recap {May 2014}


Hi all, I know I have been MIA lately but now that the weather is nice, my life has been busy! But I hope to have some fun tutorials and crafts for you soon!

Since it's a new month it's recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in May:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The DIY'ers #2




Each week, one of your hosts will choose their three favorite projects from the previous week to feature. This week, Kayla from Home Coming chose the Top Three projects. Check out her favorites below!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The DIY'ers #1


Welcome to the first DIY'ers Link Party! I'm so excited to be partnering up with 3 awesome bloggers for this party:



Monday, May 19, 2014

{Guest Post} DIY Beaded Chandelier

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Hey all! Today I have a guest blogger, Olivia, here to share with you all a fun DIY project. First a short bio about Olivia:




Olivia Glendale is a 20-something year old mother of two, both under 2 years. When she’s not busy soothing tantrums and changing diapers, you can find her blogging with sass about home d├ęcor, organizing, and DIY projects at DIY Mother or compulsively pinning on Pinterest.






Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, all! Any big or fun plans this weekend? We really don't have much going on, maybe working. But I would like to plant some flowers this weekend!

Okay, here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Simply Create Thursdays #59

Happy Thursday all! Unfortunately this will be the last Simply Create Thursdays. But don't worry, it's not my last link party! I've teamed up with 3 other bloggers for a brand new link party. : ) The first link party will take place next Tuesday, May 20th. So be sure to stop by to link up!!

Okay, here are the features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gallery Wall Update



Hey all! Today I'm sharing an update of my gallery wall. But first I wanted to remind you all of the giveaway I'm participating in! Today is the last day to enter! For more information and to enter click the link below:


Okay, back to the gallery wall. Here is what it looked like the last time I shared it with you all:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a fun weekend planned. We don't have much going on besides cleaning and grocery shopping. 

Here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Simply Create Thursdays #58

Happy Thursday all! Before we start the link party I wanted to remind you all of the giveaway I'm participating in! For more information and to enter click the link below:


Now lets party!! Here are the features from last week's party:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Golden 3D Arrows


A little while ago, before I took part in the Pinterest Challenge, I worked on a few projects for my on-going gallery wall.  You may remember the Glitter Heart Art and the Deer Head Hoop Art. Well I have have another addition to the wall! I love the look of arrows and gold so I wanted to combine the two for this project. Here is what I did:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monthly Recap {April 2014}


Hi all. May is here, who can believe it! To be honest, I am glad it is here. With the tough winter we had, I am ready for some warm weather. And though I'm not exactly looking forward to the hot summer days, I am enjoying these nice 70 degree spring days!

Since it's a new month it's recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in April:

Monday, May 5, 2014

{Guest Post} How To Fix Up And Maintain A Pool




Hey all! Today I have a guest blogger, Carol Atkins, here to share with you all how to fix up and maintain a pool. With summer on it's way this is great information to have on hand! First a short bio about Carol:





When Carol Atkins has spare time on the weekends, she can usually be found out in the back yard – she likes to tinker with the plants in her garden. She also writes for Pool Center, and enjoys the research for each new assignment.





Now take it away Carol:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We don't have much on the agenda this weekend other than visiting friends and cleaning!

Here are my favorite internet finds of the week:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Simply Create Thursdays #57

Happy Thursday all! Before we start the link party I wanted to let you all know I'm participating in a giveaway! For more information and to enter click the link below:


Okay, now on to the link party!

Here are the features from last week's link party:

Endlessly Inspired's 1st Blogiversary Giveaway


Hi all! Before I post today link party I wanted share a giveaway I'm participating in. In honor of Endlessly Inspired's 1st Blogiversary, I have teamed up with many amazing blogger to give you a $550 Amazon Gift Card!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014