Last month I had the pleasure of hosting my first workshop in my studio! It’s always been a dream of mine to gather women together to craft and bond and learn from each other. Every one has such an amazing story to share and we are all on this journey together, so why not grow together! And I’ve always thought life is just better when we do it together. So drawing community together through workshops was something I have been brewing for sometime. It just gets crazy to fit it all in with a toddler, weddings and events that are already booked, and pregnancy! But luckily with all the holidays coming up, I was able to host one that was sure to get us in the festive spirit! And what better way to test out my first workshop, than on my church’s Moms Group.
This past weekend I hosted a dinner party that doubled as a “Sip ‘N See” for my best friend Melissa. For those who don’t know what a “Sip ‘N See” is, it’s a little post baby shower. So you can SEE the baby while SIPPIN’ on some champagne to celebrate the momma and babe! My friend Melissa just had her third daughter, Lucia Rey and she is absolutely perfect!
I am so excited to share with you the first birthday party that I threw for my son! I feel like this is the party that every mom dreams of the day their firstborn enters into the world. I’m not going to lie…I went above and beyond while trying to do a lot of DIY and trying to stay within a budget (after all, I’m throwing a party for a one year old who won’t even remember or appreciate this AND we’re not made of money). I did months of planning and crafting and figuring out how to cut costs but not sacrifice the style and look of the party. All in all, this was exhausting friends! I think for my next kid’s first birthday party, I might just get Little Caesar’s take out pizza and slap on a movie and just call it a day! But I really am so excited to share with you all the crafts that I did and if this helps you in your party planning than that makes what I did worth it even more! Hope you have as much fun looking at these pictures as we did at the party!!
This handmade teepee was a pride and joy of a creation of me and my husband. I love that he was able to put all those tools in his garage into good use and built this magnificent 10 foot teepee. To buy a dowel this thick at Home Depot was $10 a piece and to build this teepee would have cost us well over $80 so he thought of taking some 4 x 6s and cutting this into the width he wanted and took his round router bit to make it round all around. And of course I had to top it off with a floral garland that lasted a week!!
Last week I had the priveldge of being of apart of The Lofty Wedding Collection Spring Fling Event. It was so much fun to meet a ton of amazing people in the wedding industry as well as future brides! You may ask, what is the Lofty Wedding Collection, well friends, I’m here to tell you it’s your one stop shop for your wedding needs! The Lofty Wedding Collection is made of Garrett Richardson Photography, Posh Paperie, Anthology Films, and Elle Bridal Boutique owned by Krystel Tien from Couture Events. So you see, everything that you need is all there and then, you’ve got ME! FLORALS! Done! You’re set!
Check out some of the crowns that I’ve made for the sweet ladies who attended the event!
What’s not fun about a sparkly, glitzy, glam bottle of champagne? It makes a perfect hostess gift, present, and decor! And the best part…it takes only 10 minutes (if that!).
What you need:
-bottle of champagne of choice or sparkling cider
-2 different kinds of glitter (I used a white iridescent and silver)
-3M adhesive spray
-spray paint (I chose white to match the white iridescent glitter)
1.spray paint the bottle. Let dry.
2. spray the bottom third of the bottle with the adhesive spray with one of the chosen glitter (in my case, I used silver as the base).
3. Mix a little bit of the 2 glitter colors together to create the ombre effect.
4. Spray the middle portion of the bottle with adhesive spray and sprinkle the mixed glitter on.
5. Spray the top portion of the bottle and drizzle the other glitter but not covering where the opening of the bottle would be.
6. Finally spray the entire bottle with finishing spray so the glitter doesn’t get everywhere!
7. Voila! Done! And a boring bottle turned into something fabulous!!
Christmas is right around the corner! Can you believe it?? How has another year gone by so quickly? For me, this year was full of….well….EVERYTHING! I was pregnant and now I have a kid?! Wait what? How did this happen? Haha…don’t worry, I know how it happened, you don’t have to tell me about the birds and the bees…yah de da da la… but anyways…that baby that I just told you I had…well…he’s 8 months old already! And as you can probably guess, this Christmas is even more special!
But let me tell you…having a kid sure cuts into your DIY and crafting time along with your DIY/crafting budget! So I’ve had some friends who have been askin
g me to do and share some DIY things/tips that I’ve done and although some may not necessarily involve flowers all the time, but it will involve budget friendly-time efficient projects (cuz let’s be honest, we don’t have all the time and money in the world to be working on little crafts whether we are moms or not).
So I present to you, my first DIY share on this blog! And inspired by the season…the Christmas Wreath.