Thursday, February 5, 2015

Announcements + Blogging Break


Hi all! I'm sure you've noticed I've been MIA on the blog this week. I've had some exciting new changes in my life which has caused me to re-focus where I spend my time. Let me explain.

First I got a new job! For more than 4 years I've been a Research Assistant at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital. While I like working at the hospital my interest in research has started to wane. After much time and consideration I found a job at a company called Medpace. They participate in clinical trials and I'm entering a training position to become a Project Coordinator. So no more white coat and research for me. This new job is completely administrative and I couldn't be happier! My last day at Children's is tomorrow and I start the new job on Monday, so wish me luck!

Second I have a part-time job! I am a event/wedding planner! It makes me so happy to say that, you have no idea! : )  The company is Cincy Event Planning. I was an intern last year and they offered me a part-time position this year. I plan on doing a whole blog post or two about the company after I take a break {more on that below}.

Now on to the break: Honestly I haven't worked on any DIY tutorials. The only thing I've really been working on right now are DIY's for our wedding and because I don't want to stress myself out I'm not sharing them till after the wedding. I'm also not sure how my time will be juggling my new job, my part-time job, and working on all the wedding stuff. So I've decide to take a break from blogging till after our wedding. I'm hoping to be back by July and I will have a ton to share about Cincy Event Planning, our wedding, and other fun DIY's.

While I'm on my break I will still be posting photos to Instagram so be sure to follow me there!

I can't wait to see you all in July!
stephanie

Thursday, January 29, 2015

My DIY Wedding: The Wedding Party


Hi all! Today I am back with "My DIY Wedding" series. I 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 the mini series though, I thought I'd share my planning and vision for the wedding.

I've already shared my Venue & Layout, Design & Style {Part 1}, and Design & Style {Part 2}.

Today I'm going finish up the mini series by to talking more about the look of the wedding party.

The wedding party will consist of my maid of honor and two bridesmaids with Chris's best man and two groomsmen. We wanted to keep it small and even.

Simply Create Thursdays #65

Hey all! Happy Thursday! Are you ready for the link party. : )

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


Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday all! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? We don't really. I'll be working on wedding DIYs mostly.

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for the week:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Simply Create Thursdays #64

Hi all, happy Thursday. Time fore the link party!

Here are the features from last week's party:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday all! Here are my favorite internet finds from the week. : )


Simply Create Thursdays #63

Happy Thursday all! Ready for the link party? : )

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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Paint-A-Pillow Giveaway Winner


The winner for the Paint-A-Pillow Pillow Kit giveaway is….

My DIY Wedding: Design & Style {Part 2}


A couple months back {before I went blogging MIA!} I started a mini series about my wedding called My DIY Wedding. I 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 the mini series though, I thought I'd share my planning and vision for the wedding.

I've already shared my Venue & Layout and Design & Style {Part 1}

Today I'm going continue the mini series by to talking more about the design and styling of my wedding.

When it comes to traditions Chris and I really don't mind breaking a few. I want as much time as possible for partying and dancing, so we are cutting a lot of traditions out. One such tradition is the wedding cake. In stead of a cake we plan on asking our friends and family to bring desserts with them {my mom and I are going to bake some as well, in case no one brings any}. I thought it would be a fun way for our guest to contribute to our wedding.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday all!! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? We are going to a wine tasting fundraiser, something I like way more than Chris but he is a good sport. My wedding DIYs are also in full swing so I'll definitely be working on those as well.

Also, I have a giveaway going on if you haven't entered yet!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Simply Create Thursdays #62

Happy Thursday all! I know I haven't posted a link party in a few weeks. I went a little MIA over the holidays. But the link parties are back and I can't what to see all the creative and inspiring projects you all have been working on!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

DIY Painted Pillow + Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Paint-A-Pillow . All opinions are 100% mine.


Last year my sister moved into an apartment by herself (which for her is a MAJOR thing). So, naturally, I've been helping her with decorating it! Recently I was asked by Paint-A-Pillow to test one of their pillow painting kits. It seemed like a ton of fun and it would be the perfect gift for my sister's apartment. Here is what I did:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Popluar Posts of 2014

Happy Monday everyone! Things are finally getting back to normal around here now that the holidays are over and I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine, again!

I can't believe that 2015 is here! This year is an exciting one for Chris and I because we are getting married! It's only 5 months away and I have lots of DIY to do. I won't be sharing any tutorials until after the wedding but be sure to follow my Instagram feed for updates!

Now that it is a new year I thought I'd share the top 10 popular posts of 2014. I know I'm a little late on this but here they are anyway!