Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Help Bernie win a custom made pet bed!! ENDED

Hello Friends that are reading this! I know, I've been a little hiatus lately. But I'm here to ask you for your help, err Bernie is...

And you may also still check out my friends website J'Adore Custom Pet Beds, she has some adorable pet beds! :)

yorkie, silky terrier, pet bed, pinterest contest, dog bed

HELP BERNIE WIN A CUSTOM MADE PET BED from J'Adore Custom Pet Beds! All you have to do is repin his entry above on pinterest, and the dog with the most repins by 12/24/13 wins a custom dog bed of his/her choice (well owners choice :) ). And bonus, you may repin 1 time per day, so please all of your pins & repins are appreciated! Bernie is currently in 2nd place, and he would seriously love a new bed. You see, he sleeps just about anywhere where he can get snuggled up, and that includes our bed...such a bed hog I tell you! :)

And while you're at it, check out my friends site, J'Adore Custom Pet Beds. She has some beautiful beds that she's made in the past for her clients. Don't you think?!

The dog with the most pins on 12/15/13 will win a custom made dog bed, which will be announced on Christmas morning. Happy Pinning, friends!! Bernie really does thank you all! :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Lauren's Bachelorette Weekend

Well Lauren & Josh have now been married for almost a month (Sept 24th will be a month to be exact), and I'm just now getting around to showing off her Bachelorette Weekend!! Let me just start with I believe our check liver lights came on on our way home Sunday! LOL! We had a BLAST!!

Invitation front (with obvious personal information missing)
Invitation back (with obvious personal information missing)

Friday night we got all dressed up after we all arrived at the hotel, and headed out to the Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry/Kassadee Pope concert. We took the hotel shuttle there, and headed in for some fun!

Bachelorette Party Weekend night #1:
Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, & Kassadee Pope
Top: The Bride, Most of our group (too many names!)
Center: this was our whole gang that went to the concert Friday night! Cowgirl boots & all!
Bottom: Rascal Flatts, & me & The Bride

The concert was an absolute blast!! We missed Kassadee Pope play, but The Band Perry was amazing, and Rascal Flatts were great! The Band Perry seriously ROCKED IT!! After the concert we walked back to the hotel, ate a little pizza, and passed out.

Saturday, we all ate breakfast together, and then we separated into groups and went shopping. My friend Jess & I went to the mall, and shopped until we dropped! Came back to the hotel, and we all started pregaming by the pool, having fun! It was time to get ready for the actual Bachelorette Party, which was held up in Lauren's suite. We ate pizza, bread sticks, and wings, drank beers, had her open up gifts, gave the guests their party favors and then we headed out to the hotel shuttle so we could hit the town! We had group shirts made for all that came "Help Us Tank Her Before She Drops The Anchor", and Lauren's said "Tank Me I'm The Bride"! They were so fun!

Top: getting some sun & having some cold ones!
Bottom: The Bride & banner I made, Bachelorette Party Motto
Side: all 3 are The Bride opening gifts
The first bar we went to, we had a free bottle of wine waiting for us, it was at Oeno Wine Bar. It was a neat place, had live music outside, but it wasn't the place for us to hang out the rest of the night. So we walked down to River City brewery, had a couple of micro brews, and waited in line to get up stairs to Loft 150 where there was a live band playing. It was fun for awhile, but it was time to move on. Then we found Pump House, and that's where we stayed for the remaining of the night! We had so much fun dancing, and laughing...just what we needed!!

Top: Brea & Megan, Kaylee & Kylee, Jessica & I
Center: our group of girls at Oeno Wine Bar
Bottom: Lindsey Lauren & Tera, Us girls on the shuttle to downtown

So many memories were made, it was such a fun weekend to celebrate our good friend Lauren!!!

Click here to check out the Bachelorette Party Banner I made.
Click here to see the Dollar Store Bachelorette Party Favors we put together.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bachelorette Party Banner {Cheers Bitches}

I created another fun party banner using my Cricut, and I have to say this is probably one of the funnest ones I've created! I got the idea from etsy, but I didn't feel like paying so much for something so simple. I knew I could create it for a fraction of the cost!

bachelorette party banner, girls night out banner

I bought the sparkly teal scrapbook paper at hobby lobby, then I typed out the letters on CDS, and then cut the letters out with my cricut. I had some bright pink curling ribbon that I taped the letters to. It was a very quick, easy, and cheap project!! And the Bride kept the letters and has them hanging in their garage!

Click here to see the Dollar Store Bachelorette Party Favors we made.
Click here to see the Bachelorette Party photo's.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

{Dollar Store} Bachelorette Party Favors

What's a fun Bachelorette Party without some really fun favors?! We just had to come up with something to thank everyone for traveling to Wichita to help celebrate Lauren's Bachelorette Party!

bachelorette party, favors, dollar store favors

We purchased $1 beer mugs at the Dollar Tree, along with packs of gum, Tylenol packs, and lip gloss. The MOH works at the liquor store, so she also was able to get a bunch of the travel liquors for pretty cheap. I printed up a little saying, cut out a tag shape with my cricut, and then traced the sayings and cut them out. I made a hole punch, and then adorned them with little blingy ring embellishments I found in the scrapbooking aisle.

blingy favor tags, bachelorette party
Raising Hell Before The Wedding Bells!

Each favor cost about $5.25 total, including the little tag that I made and tied on to the cups. Everyone loved them, and it was a little something they could use throughout the night! PERFECT!

bachelorette party, favors, dollar store favors

Here was our inspiration we found on Pinterest! What do you think?!

Source: Pinterest

Click here to see the Bachelorette Party banner I created.
Click here to see the actual Bachelorette Party photo's.

Linking up too...
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lauren's Bridal Shower {tropical flair}

Lauren's Bridal Shower was held last month at our friends pool, so it was a no brainer the theme would be "Tropical". You can read here about our inspiration.

The shower went smoothly, but the weather was terrible. It was so windy and hot, that we weren't really able to do much decorating. The backyard is already like a oasis, so it didn't need much more sprucing up, even though we were planning on it.

The Bride (middle) with her bridesmaids (minus 1).

Food & Drinks: We had Grilled Ham & Pineapple Kabobs, Finger Sandwiches, Meat Roll-ups, Chips, Fruit Kebabs & dip, Veggie Tray, Punch, Mimosa's, and Sangria's. We also had water for those that didn't/couldn't drink alcohol. The maid of honor made yummy cupcakes, that sadly I didn't get a photo of. They were adorable!
The food. However, I didn't get a photo before we started...oops!
Gifts: Lauren received so many nice gifts, she made out like a bandit! Us bridesmaids got her Mr. & Mrs. beach towels, and stuff from her registry. The towels are perfect for them, because they practically live at the lake and pool in the summer time. They will also be great for them to take on their honeymoon! I purchased the towels at Wal-Mart for $13 each, and then had them embroidered for an additional $7 each. Pretty inexpensive for a personalized gift.

her guests watching as she opens gifts
mr & mrs personalized beach towels
gifts from her bridesmaids! check out those cute personalized beach towels!
Decorations: As I stated above we weren't really able to decorate that much. We put fun colored table cloths on the tables, I made a "She said Yes" bridal shower banner, and I made little printable's for the drink dispensers. We also had a little sunscreen station set up just in case someone felt the need to use it. I created a little chalkboard out of tile from Home Depot for the menu, and also used our large chalkboard to direct the guests out to the pool. Everything was very simple!

she said yes banner
She Said Yes bridal shower banner

It's always 5 o'clock somewhere, right?!
diy tile chalkboard

Favors: We put together little goodie bags for the guests filled with a lei, paper fan, and a hair clip flower. We ordered the fans & clips from Oriental Trading, and picked up the lei's from a local party shop. It was something fun to get everyone in the tropical mood!

Now we are preparing for the bachelorette weekend that is taking place Aug 9th-11th! I'm so excited, I can't wait!! Here is a peek at the invitations that I designed for it:



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

{She said Yes} Bridal Shower Banner

engagement banner, shower banner, photo prop

I created another banner...yep, I might have a slight obsession with making banners! :) This one was for my friend Lauren's Bridal Shower that we had last month. We did a tropical flair (inspiration post here, and actual shower post here), so I used my cricut to cut out the flower shapes in 2 different sizes. And on the patterned paper I also cut the letters out in the middle of it so the plain paper would show through. Can anyone catch my boo-boo? Ok, well don't pay too much attention to the direction the stripes are going...oops! I just noticed that myself. I then glued them together, and taped them to some fishing line. You can always use fun ribbon, but I forgot to pick some up, so I just used what I had on hand. Again, these are so inexpensive to make, and so easy to put together!

bridal shower photo prop, tropical bridal shower
UGH .... the darn wind that day was terrible.

As you can guess, I'm creating one for the Bachelorette Party that is coming up in a couple of weeks!! I told you I might be obsessed!! :)

Here are a couple other banners I've done in the past:

1st birthday photo prop, 1st birthday banner
Scalloped Birthday Banner for Maycee

purple & silver bridal shower, bridal shower photo prop, bridal shower banner
Miss to Mrs bridal shower banner I created for Aimee. Click here to see the rest of her shower!

purple & silver bridal shower, bridal shower photo prop, bridal shower banner
Actual post for the Miss to Mrs banner I created for Aimee!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Personalized Chevron Sign {from hobby lobby}

Hobby Lobby had this blank chevron sign in their Spring section that I purchased this last Spring, and I finally did something with it. I added our friends last name to it, and gave it to her as a "Thank You" for hosting the fun Saturday pool parties for all of us! It goes perfect in their backyard, which is a retreat all in itself. She LOVED it!! This project was very inexpensive, less than $1 for the amount of vinyl I used (purchased from Expressions Vinyl), and the sign was maybe $5. I of course used my Cricut to cut the vinyl out, and used my Cherry Limeade cartridge.

You can see here that I did something similar to this Christmas sign I personalized for my mother in-law 2 Christmas's ago.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lauren's Bridal Shower Inspiration: Tropical Flair

One of my really good friends is getting married this August, and she asked me to be one of her bridesmaids. Of course, how could I not stand up for her! This Saturday is her Bridal Shower, and we are doing it at the pool. Knock on wood for beautiful weather, even though we do need the rain! Lauren is loves anything that has to do with water, the beach, and tropical, so having her Bridal Shower at the pool was a no-brainer...with a Tropical Flair of course! :) We've had a lot of fun planning her shower, now it's time to do the finishing touches. Today I wanted to share with you the inspiration for her shower. Some of which we'll be doing, and some are just fun idea's. Take a look and scroll on through...I'll eventually be blogging about her shower, so stay tuned!

Please note: These are not my images. I wasn't compensated to blog about these ideas or products, I just wanted to share some fun inspiration. Links to the photo's are below collages.

LtoR: Luau Bridal Shower Printable via LolliPopInk Etsy Shop
Tropical Hibiscus Bridal Shower Printable via doubleudesign

Food, Drinks, & Dessert:
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs via Pinterest (sorry, the link on pinterest doesn't work)

LtoR: DIY Faux Red Coral via The V Spot
Starfish Bridal Shower Banner via Dream Party Paperie Etsy Shop
LtoR: Pool Party Decor via Pinterest (sorry, the link on pinterest doesn't work)
Tropical Mason Jars via Little Free Radical
Paper Umbrella Wreath via Family Chic
LtoR: Tulle Pom Pom Cookie Toppers via Kara's Party Ideas
Pool Party Bridal Shower via Stefan Sisters
Luau Labels for Water Bottles via Nob Hill