Sunday, March 31, 2013


 this year i volunteered my self to host easter
I think I only ended up calling my mom & sister a billion times
 asking questions, like how do I pick out a ham,
what do I do if I don't have enough food,

but needless to say it was a success!
I was so glad to have everyone over in our new house.
 we literally JUST finished the bathroom remodel
saturday night before easter dinner so luckily our guests had a bathroom
phew, i was getting a little worried.

anyways i used the limes as a cute place setting 
& than the guests cut them up & then they added them to their drink.
 I made this recipe here raspberry limeade. 
the raspberry limeade was delish.

& I made a fresh fruit salad for every place setting.
cake, these bunny tails  for the cake stand, raspberry lemon cake,
mini strawberry fruit pizzas, potatoes & ham.
overall it was delicious.

oh, & that's the $5 table cloth from TJ Maxx
that I turned into a table runner in the pictures.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ah, finally a better photo of the fire place.
We were able to build this fire place ALL for $50.
Super awesome, right?

 I just showed my dad a picture of the mantle on the left
 & he built me one almost identical, just based off the picture.

o,  i wanted to put tile around the fire place
like on the photo on the left but my space is pretty limited
and we were afraid it would get too wide.
we just bought 1 sheet of MDF from Menards $35
& this stuff my dad calls "ship lap" $15
its really just primed tongue & groove planked 6" wide wood.
& than I painted the fire place with Pittsburgh Paints Delicate White.
it's so white that they added more white to the already white paint.
crazy huh? told you i have a white fetish.
 we're using the same white for our trim & it's on our doors.
semi-gloss finish-it makes it easier to wipe off & clean. 

o, ps. please don't mind that we still don't have base board.

 i'm currently loving all these accessories for under $60.
I'm thinking I may need to add a couple of these to my mantle.
& of course there all white. 

here's the links below.
1.faux fan coral
2.ceramic horse head
3.horse figurine 
4.honeycomb vase

one last before & after.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

happy 1/2 year to my hubby. 
most of tonight will be celebrated by cake & snuggling. 

& yes, i do still love him. 

& a recap of those amazing wedding photos.
thanks to the wonderful Jennie (Jennie Davis Photography).
check her out. she's the best. 

& my cousin coming all the way from alaska
how lucky am I to have two talented photographers?!


 how awesome is this chalkboard sign that my uncle made?!
he used an old window & we displayed it outside the reception.

our reception was perfect in every way.
the environment perfect & the dessert was delicious.
we did a ice-cream bar & a dessert bar with lots of desserts. 
the little boxes on the table were "thank you's"
little jars filled with sprinkles.


okay enough boring you with wedding photos.
but i do love this man & i'm so happy to spend forever with him.