Tuesday, November 25, 2014

So, I'm going to take a mini break from all the holiday shanigans to discuss this
This birthday in a box is PERFECT for sending in the mail to loved ones, friends & family..
I put this little box together a month ago when I was working with Cindy, Gilit .. we were submitting our "Start Each Day Like It's Your Birthday" themed mini party submission for alt summit,
we weren't chosen but working with them was so fun!

So here's how I put together this birthday box... the photo breaks down the supplies,
Links are listed below to be directly linked to that particular product but have fun with it,
make it your own, mix and switch things up! These would also be fun as a guest party favor box,
place once at each place setting and have your guest take them home!

Here's how to make a birthday party in a box:

Mini Glitter Flags, Mini Jar of Sprinkles, Scallop Cupcake Liners, Paper Straws, Kraft Paper Box, Hooray Washi Tape, Bags of Confetti, YAY Glitter Topper, Mini Party Hat, Color Block Utensils , 
DIY Animal Toppers Spray and attach to a skewer (see photo)

Happy Future Birthday!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you all a happy holiday, celebrating with loved ones,
I'm so thankful for so many incredible blessings in my life, how truly blessed i am,
I could make a list a mile long, and go on-and-on but the thing I'm most grateful for it,
my family, I'm so thankful for parents who support me, encourage me, love me, and always
push me to be better, and do better. I am so incredibly thankful for their unconditional love,
So thankful for siblings to guide me and are always there for me and
come running when I most need it, I've been so blessed with them.

I'm also thankful for my sweet husband who, continues to impress & surprise me everyday,
despite circumstances in his life, he has grown into such an amazing man, with a heart the size of Texas, I kid you not, his love for serving others is incredible, he's constantly teaching me
small humble life lessons, I am grateful for the man he's turned into, who would have
thought that 8 years ago ours lives would be like this, such a blessing.

I'm so grateful for so many other things in my life..
I'm sharing this fall/thanksgiving over at Mom's Best with Kate Aspen
A special shout out to Kate Aspen for their gorgeous decorations they supplied,
be sure to check out both Mom's Best & Kate Aspen!

Happy Thanksgiving!

DIY Thankful Banner + Round Robin

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Today I'm honored to be featured in a round robin craft 
with an amazing group of talent bloggers, We're sharing our favorite fall craft
over at Mom's Best, well technicaly I'm share two crafts, a Thankful jar + this banner.
This banner is perfect for a fire place, or above your thanksgiving table scape 

Here's how to make this fun adore banner + the printable. Click here for the printable here & here.

On the backside of your printable, use your pencil and create a lead background, this will transfer unto you're banner, one you've created a lead background, flip the paper over and place it onto the kraft paper banner, than trace. The lead will transfer to the kraft paper.

 You can see in this photo the lead transfer background. Just make sure when you're transfering to press hard.
Now go over the lead pencil marks with a black marker, if there are any lead marks erase them.

Hang and enjoy you're "Give Thanks" banner & enjoy!

Be sure to check out all these great crafts from these super talented ladies:
 Maggie Holmes from www.maggieholmesdesign.com
Jenny Collier from www.jennycollier.com


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Finishing up some last minute DIY's before this fall shoot,
One of my favorites, DIY "thankful" mugs, I love these, so simple but
Make a dinner feels personalized! You can read my Cheers Mug Tutorial over here
Same idea, just different wording, this year I'll be serving yummy cider with
our dinner, so these mugs are a must, I'll also have chilled sparkling cider.
In the must adorable metallic gold pumpkin glasses from Kate Aspen


Monday, November 10, 2014

Guess what? I just love this time of year, seriously.
Spending time with family, and decorating for Christmas.
But before I do that, I have a little fun inspired thanksgiving box.
+ working on a fun fall shoot with Kate Aspen, but seriously their selection,
for any party or event are amazing,  here's a DIY thanksgiving box
that is perfect friends, family, or in this case, guests to take home
for thanksgiving on thanksgiving day.

You can read how to DIY this box over at Mom's Best

Happy DIY'ing & thanksgiving prepping!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Guys, I'm so like-holiday-ed-out, I'm not sure if I should stop and celebrate thankgiving
Just to clean it up the next day just to decorate for christmas or just skip it entirely,
Seriously I'm a little torn..but feeling slightly overwhelmed, could time just stop.
Actually that's all I'm asking for for Christmas, too much?

Anyways I'm so grateful to be busy, and to fit 12:00 am projects into my sleeping time.
I've done a little organizing, I officially have an organized "events" tab.
Check, check, check it out. I even linked all the photo posts to it,
So it's SO worth you're time. (wink, wink)

Also, if you're looking for a new Young Women's New Beginnings Theme for (this year 2015),
I promise I'm working hard on getting it scheduled. I just have to meet with my counselors for their approval... We wont be having ours until February but in the meantime I've started a pinterest board with our theme PLUS ideas & i'll be sharing posts with DIY decorations I'll be putting together.
So in basic terms, stay tuned, it's all coming, slowly but coming.
You can find the adventure theme ideas here with the kit.

So go check out the new events tab for all goodies + the hi-res photos!