Friday, August 9, 2013

Awesome Giveaway Hosted By NightChayde!

    I have a fun giveaway for you today! NightChayde is hosting a package full of goodies and you don't want to miss out on this! One lucky winner will be picked so make sure you enter now! You can also see the giveaway  Here.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Diy Party Decor

So today I wanted to share with you a few of the details of our son's first birthday and maybe it will inspire you not to spend a ton of $$ on your next party or event. Anyone that knows me, knows that I have a love for all things DIY and party planning/decorating is another passion of mine. So every now and then I get to plan something fun and get my craft on! This day was so special for us as parents watching our amazing little gift grow and reach such a huge milestone of turning the big ONE! I started planning and crafting for this day just a few weeks prior to his party and it all came together so nicely and reflected his personality to a T! Anyway here are a few shots and some tips. Sorry there isn't any tutorials but feel free to ask any questions!

I decided to go with a musical theme since he loves it so much!
Deciding on the color scheme was the hard part, once that was decided I knew what I was going to do.
So black and white was the primary colors and the accents were blue.

I bought these balloons at Walmart for $1 a bag and had them filled with helium for $.25 at Dollar General! 

I bought a lot of things from the Dollar Tree and re purposed things from the thrift store. The blue runner is a plastic tablecloth folded in half.

These Diy drums were made from old cans I wrapped in poster board and embellished with ribbon and I punched stars out of black poster board with a star punch and glued them on the sides. 

This photo banner cost virtually nothing because I just did a clipart search for chevron and then stretched it in Microsoft word and printed it out. I just glued the photos on top and ran a piece of twine thru holes that I punched in the top. Easy peasy.

The theme continued outside on to the carport (My parents house)
and I set this up to resemble a baby grand piano. I cut a black plastic tablecloth in half (From dollar tree) and then made the keyboards from poster board. 

My sisters added a little whimsy with party streamers atatched to a few of the carport posts.

Plates and napkins came from the dollar store too! I love polka-dots and I figured, why not throw a fun little print in the mix?

Again, I searched google for musical notes and printed out on paper, and cut out the shapes to add a little more detail to the theme. 
I found the guitar for $1.50 at Goodwill. How perfect was that for the theme?!

I created this number "one" with just a cereal box! Learn how HERE!

I made the cupcakes from a couple of boxes of Funfettie cake mix and icing. Under $5 for 30 cupcakes. Can't beat that! 
The cupcake toppers were created by printing out "W's" and gluing them on top of chevron squares that I also printed using my computer and then gluing a tooth pick on the back. I mixed in some stars on a few toppers to break it up a little.

I realized I din't get a very good shot of the cupcake stands I made from two old records I bought at Goodwill for $1.50! I glued a glass to the center for the stand part. It went perfect with the musical theme!
The pretend speaker I also found at Goodwill for under $2! 
This may be getting old but I also used my computer to print out a blue and white chevron design as matting for his "One day old to One year old" pictures. I used some frames I already had on hand so this was basicly a free project as well.
So that's it! I hope you enjoyed it and maybe got a little inspiration to save a little dough on your next party! I try to think outside the box and challenge myself to see just how inexpensive I can create something. Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

White, Black And Neon

Hi guys! I hope ya'll had a great weekend! We actually accomplished a lot of things on our to-do list and it feels great! I tackled a stenciled wall in our dining room that was more time consuming than I initially thought it would be but it turned out great and now I'm glad I went for it! I'll be posting the reveal soon so stay tuned! So, I decided to combine a few of my favorite things in this outfit because, well, why not? Black, white, neon and of course the maxi skirt. (Okay, I'm a broken record with these things.) I rarely wear white because of how dangerous it can be with a fourteen month old running around ready to paint the world with his dirty hands, but every now and then I will risk it. As long as I have the Tide-To-Go pen cocked and ready... Do you wear white much? 

Top: thrifted
Skirt: converted from a thrifted dress.
Necklace: Rue21
Watch: Target

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Giveaway Coming Soon!

Hey guys i'm so excited to be apart of my very first giveaway hosted by my friend and fellow blogger Cayli from Night Chayde. It's coming up really soon so go on over and check out her blog {and her ah-mazing red hair} she is so cute and such a sweet lady you will love her! Stay tuned for the official announcement so you can sign up!

Sucked In By The Maxi Factor

We all have seen the high low trend.(a.k.a Mullet skirt in my book) I've always thought it was pretty cool but never really found anything I really liked on me until I found this camel printed maxi high low! It's super soft and flowey. Ok, so maybe it took me awhile and this trend is probably on it's way out but I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing it anyway. What do you think? Do you like the high low  trend?

Top: thrifted
Skirt: thrifted
Sandals: Claire's
Crossbody purse: Thrifted
Necklace: Ebay

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chambray and Prints

So I recently found a pair of the most comfortable pants I have ever worn and you are going to either love them or hate them. :) They're a mixture between PJ's and Harem pants. Who know's.. But I have worn them several times with a variety of shirt styles and I'm still not tired of them. 
My other favorite thing at the moment is chambray because of the versatility of it, Just my style. What is your favorite trend right now?

Top: Rue21
Pants: Target
Sandals: Target
Sunnies: Versona
Backpack: Target

Have a happy rest of the week my loves! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

DIY Soap tray

I'm always into cute displays that are functional, so when I saw an idea on Pinterest I knew I wanted to make something similar to house the soap dispenser and a cute ring holder. I used some things I already had on hand but are really easy to find at Goodwill or Dollar Tree.
                                                                Two candle stick holders
                                                              (I found mine at dollar tree)
                                                                      Glass adhesive
                                                                       Tray or plate
                                                   (This one was about $1 at a thrift store)
Glue the top ends of the candlestick holder together where the candles would originally go and allow to dry overnight.

Glue to the tray, allow to dry and your'e done!

I added a cute little thrifted tea cup to hold my rings while I wash dishes, make cookies or for whatever reason I would remove them.
Total: $3.29. 
Hey, I'm totally into that number!