Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vintage Bird True Love Wedding Shower

Ok I know it's not Soiree Day but really, really want to share the wedding shower we hosted last Saturday at my church! First of all, it has been crazy at church! Our entire building has been remodeled and I was sweatin' it just a little bit to see if our new commons area would be done in time for the shower and wowee it was! We've had some awesome crews bustin' it out I tell ya!  And it was while I was trying to edit pics that it  dawned on me I should have gotten a whole room shot! But as it goes, we were working right up until time on prep and so I rushed to get the pics that I did so these aren't perfect.  
The theme was vintagey bird, true love, with colors of navy and burgundy. Almost all of the true decor items are my mother's! Yep, I walked her house and said I went this, this, and this! Then a few things are mine such as the band case that looks like a suitcase that I used in the entry and the corks boards.  And all the serving dishes are mine and my mom's as well. 
Sometimes it pays to have a love of serving dishes!!

Thank You Favor:
I was so excited about these! I saw a 6 egg carton used for mini cupcakes on Pinterest and thought it was cute.  Well when I started looking for them discovered you can get them in 4 egg, 3 egg, and even 2 egg!  So in the nick of time I was able to get some 2 egg and filled them with 'eggs' aka jordan almonds!
 Goes perfect with the theme!!
Check out From Soul's Etsy shop for awesome, unique containers!

Making a label for every item can be overwhelming to me at times, I love the look but I also love the look of a menu. I had intended on painting 2 Dollar Tree pizza pans and use one in the entry and one for the menu but conditions have not been right to paint outside lately and went with a cork board instead! I love how it turned out!
(I made the flower mints and they were so easy that I told my sister I'm going to have to make them more often!)

When I found the navy frames in the $2 section at Michael's I knew I wanted to use them for the centerpieces.  I then added vintage books, birdcage or birdhouse also from Michael's and baby's breath. Then set everything on a 12x12 piece of canvas I found in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby.  All the frames have 'true love' sayings. 
(This one was my favorite.) ☺

We had a great turn out and played some fun games....Couples of the Bible, Guess the Cookie Cutters, and What's in the Bride to Be's Purse.  The purse game was so fun and funny! She had a Taco Bell fire sauce packet and a package of microwave popcorn with her! Ah I loved it!

It was great! So worth all the work!

Happy Thursday!

{See my Link Parties Page for the shares!}

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Show & Share #81


Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button on your blog (and follow me & the host Lindsay )
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted

Thanks for being here today!
Happy Wednesday!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Chic Couture-Give Me Spring!

Well I guess Spring is in no hurry to get here.  
We had snow this week which caused me to hibernate slightly!
I'm really hoping that Easter is not too cool!

Here's some Spring pretties to warm us up!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

(DIY) Cookie Cutter Bag

Don't you just love it when you go shopping and can't find what you're looking for?
Man I kept running into this when shopping for the wedding shower we are hosting at church on Saturday.
All I wanted was a simple drawstring muslin bag!!
 I looked at Michael's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby! 
So that night I was scanning through the pins of all the people I follow and what a blessing to find that someone pinned a couple of tutorials! So I printed one off and got started.
Head over to Melly Sews for the how to on the bag.  
What I'm sharing is my choice of fabric and how I 'decorated' it.

Flour Sack Towel
Sharpie or permanent marker
Choice of graphic
Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

Yep! I used a flour sack towel! I picked it because I knew I would be able to put the graphic under neath and trace over it. Easy stuff!
I basically folded it in half and then measured according to the directions.  I have enough for another one!
My ribbon wasn't quite as long as required so instead of cutting it in half I just put it all the way around and so when tied it is at one side.  
I used PicMonkey to make the graphic.  My marker has a sharp point at one end and a more rounded point at the other.  So for the words I used the sharp end first and then went back over it with the round end, using short strokes.  This is washable but needs to air dry as it will fade a little when washed.

Besides being a cute holder for cookie cutters this is going to be a game we play.  Guests have to guess what shapes are in the bag.  Then the entire bag is given to the bride to be who loves to bake!

I think it's so cute and was so excited when I finished it that I had to show somebody! Well that somebody was Hunkie and he just raised his eyebrows and said "uh-huh". ☺ 

Now I can't wait to play!!

Happy Thursday!

{See my Link Parties Page for the shares!}

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Show & Share #80

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for Spring!! 
In fact I'm thinking about going straight to the Easter decor!
We'll see! 
Thanks for being here today, can't wait to see what you've been up to!


Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button on your blog (and follow me & the host Lindsay )
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Soiree Day-Wedding Shower Prep

I'm excited for this week! We have the sweetest couple getting married in our church next month and this Saturday is their shower.  I've got some fun crafting on my to do list along with all the prep.  Thought I'd share my inspired theme I've got in my head that I hope plays out like I've pictured it! 
The bride to be showed me a picture of a wedding cake she liked that I have used as my guide.  It had kinda vintagey blue birds as the topper and red flowers. Her colors are navy and burgundy.
 Here's a graphic I made in PicMonkey that I used on their invitation:

And here's what I'm using to inspire me....

Monday, February 18, 2013

And The Winner Is..........

Congrats Joy!! An email has been sent!

Thanks again lovelies, I appreciate you all!
Have a great week!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Favorite Things Blogiversary Party-Day 6

Well it's been a great week! 
No better way to celebrate blogging than with blogging friends and lovely readers!
I absolutely loved that my guests chose beauty and crafting items as their favs.
Those are my favs too! 
And add in baking and it's even more sweeter!

Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion changed my beauty life! You've heard me rave about it before and  I will with my last breath! (Ok that's a little dramatic but it really is good stuff!)
My newest beauty addiction is Julep and their nail polishes and subscription service.  Sharing some of my recent goodies from them!
Beauty extras:
I have a stash of Biolage samples, great time to share!

Isn't Mod Podge a crafting staple? ☺

I'm a sucker for a cute kitchen towel! Found a cute cupcake one at Walmart for about $3! 
Score in my books! 
One of my favorite things to bake is cupcakes so had to have some liners.
Pretty sure that Valentine's spatula was the last one so I scooped it up!
Another favorite thing to bake is sugar cookies. Enjoy some Easter cookie cutters!

Here's the loot all together:
{I forgot the nail polish! And then added the Biolage.}

About $60 worth of goodies!
Giveaway ends Sunday night!
Thanks to all my guests, you gals made this a great week!
And thanks to all of you who enjoy my little blogging space, I'm glad you're here!

Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Favorite Things Blogiversary Party-Day 5

Happy Friday!
I sure do hope you've enjoyed this week as much as I have! It's been so great having some of my blogging friends here! When thinking about who to invite I knew I wanted to include some local gals.  Emily of Putting Down Roots lives, oh about 15 minutes or so from me and we have yet to meet! You'd think we see each other at Hobby Lobby! Funny thing is my sister in law has met her! Someday we will remedy it! But for now I just sit and admire her captivating creativity and bounding beauty. 

First of all, thank you Jennifer, for letting me be a part of your series. I feel so pleased and honored to be over here today with one of my favorite, local blogging friends!

One of my favorite things is Revlon lip butter in Lollipop. I feel like it is the perfect combination of moisture and color.  I used to carry a huge purse with me everywhere I went so that I could have on hand anything that I might possibly ever need. I have since downsized to a little clutch, but I always make room for a lip butter. It's like Spring in a tube. Revlon carries a huge color selection of lip butters that you can find at your local drugstore. 

Ooooo I'm going to have to try this color! Looks like so much fun! 
I have nude/brownish shade in this and really like the feel of it on. 

Still plenty of time to enter!

Don't miss tomorrow...I'll be sharing my favorite things!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Favorite Things Blogiversary Party-Day 4

Welcome to another day of the My Favorite Things party!
And Happy Valentine's Day!
Have you found the Instagram of the 'prize pile'?
Excited to have a very hip blogger sharing today!

Hello everyone, I'm Marilyn next door over from The ArtsyGirl Connection.
I am very happy to be able to join in and share with you lovely pals of Jen's today!
bIg congratulations jen on your blogiversa​ry
& thanks for inviting me to come paaaaaaaaaaarty
Here's a bit about my favorite thing I'm loving lately under $6..
What's YOURS..? I'm always UP for a fun Bargain for my bucks..
. my favorite item under $6
i'm obsessed. with  lately is burlap .
Mini Chalkboard (Add to Wreath)

Really, simply & truly amazing craft MUST have for the buck!
My local fabric store sells a yard for only ……DRUMROLL *4.99!!!

I’ve been burlap obsessed for ever! There’s SO much to make out of a simple yard
and it really goes a long way for multiple craft idea’s for every occasion.

Here's a great tutorial on a simple burlap flower.
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and a million fun idea's you can tackle with your yard of burlaps..
A Few Of My Recent
FAVORITE Burlap Pins
Via A Little Crafting ~ Burlap Banner

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Heart Bags ~ I Adore Them!
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Thanks so much for indulging in my fun item shared here today.
Hope to get to know all about yours as well.
Thank you JEN for having me as always..
Wishing you all an amazing day &
a wonderfully heart filled FEB!
Who doesn't love burlap?! And looks like the trend is expanding to printed versions and ribbon!  So when I went to get some I couldn't pass up the chevron!

Oh the fun that will be had with that! So I splurged a little and got what was left on a bolt which was almost 1/2 a yard of the regular burlap and then got a full yard of the chevron! 

Have you entered yet?
So far there's Sauve Mousse (and I added some Shine Spray!), 16 pieces of fun felt, fab Maybelline Mascara and now burlap! 

Happy Love Day!