Monday, November 21, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree - Pot Stand!

My Ballard Design Inspired Tree Stand!

So I saw this tree stand in my Ballard Design catalog and just HAD to have it!

Only one slight problem...IT'S $99!!!

As I usually do, I e-mailed my mom telling showing her this awesome find and asking for her to keep an eye out for something a little LESS expensive.

About a week later I received a phone call: "I found a pot in the neighbor's garbage, I think it might work for your tree project. It's on the porch if you want to take a look at it." - Haha my mom's the best...not many people can say that their mother goes trash picking for them! :P


She needed a little fixin' up but it wasn't anything a little caulk couldn't fix.

Caulk - Already Owned

Pot - FREE

Spray Paint - $4.99 + 40% off = $2.99!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Engagement Photos

I cannot begin to to tell you how AMAZING Rawsii is!

We couldn't be happier with our photos, and our entire experience!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


When I was younger I DREAMED of having my own house
...a playhouse that is!

Michael decided he'd make my dreams come true (but for our nieces!)

I will post information on how he built it later this week :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Throught The Years

Wedding Table Numbers:

Wedding crafting has been a BLAST for me thus far! I have searched and searched numerous websites fishings for all kinds of ideas. There are so many cute ideas for table numbers, but when I saw this project I simply fell in love with it!

All You Need:
* Photos of you and your fiance from ages 1-however many tables you will have.

* Cardstock - I used 111 lb cardstock and glued 2 sheets together since they're only textured on one side.

* Photo corners

* Glossy photo paper - I printed them on my computer at home.

* Glue dots

* Paper cutter

I cut my cardstock 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 so that I was able to make 1 table # per sheet.

Using Microsoft Publisher I was able to create a 5x5 box , place my photo in it and decorate with the appropriate design and number.

I still need to put Michael's photos on the backsides. But I think this is a great conversation piece for our tables and a nice way to make it personal!

Because I had the photo paper, computer ink, and paper cutter

This project only cost .51 per table number!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

For The Little Ones!

Will You Be Our...

It's amazing what a $1 can turn into! The $1 store is my favorite place lately.

I thought this would be a fun way to ask the little one's

if they'd be a part of our big day :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My "Something Blue"

These shoes were my inspirations...they are $90 at Zappos but that's more than I was looking to spend and ALL the reviews said how uncomfortable they were that 95% of people returned them.

With a little TLC & Bling these shoes are ready for my big day!

I found these shoes at Target for only $17!
They were perfect other than they were a little dull!

I followed this bloggers DIY tutorial to make the Flowers for the sides of the shoes.
They were very easy and fun to make!

Props to my wonderful fiance for taking the time to put each and every crystal in it's place! I just don't have the patience for projects like that.

$17 for the shoes
$2 for the fabric
$3 fabric glue
$8 for the crystals
TOTAL: $30