The DIY Bride

It is with great excitement that I am introducing a series of posts about wedding-related crafts. While I have been absent from WordPress for the last 6 weeks, I have been trying new things in the craft room and perfecting details on an assortment of DIY wedding projects that I used for my own wedding…

Birthday Cupcake Tractor

You may remember from last year that I made a 6-0 cake for my dad for his birthday decorated with candy melt cars (A Cake to Love Whether You Are 6 or 60) Of course, I had to find a way to one-up myself. So this year, after seeing some cool inspo on Pinterest, I…

DIY Vanilla Sugar Hand Scrub

A few months ago I started selling Color Street and when I invited people over my house for my “launch party,” it was important to me that everyone left with useful knowledge as well as something tangible, even if they chose not to purchase a set of nail strips. So, I looked on Pinterest for…

Learning to Sew at JoAnn’s

A couple years ago, I purchased a Singer sewing machine for a great price during a Black Friday sale. However, when I hadn’t even as much as opened the box a month later, I decided to return the machine. I told myself I would buy another sewing machine once I learn how to use one….

DIY Halloween: Emoji Costume

It’s October! That means it is time to plan Halloween costumes if you haven’t already. This Emoji Halloween costume is one of my all-time favorites for a few reasons. First, it is both easy to make and inexpensive. Plus, it is suitable for all ages. Kids can wear it to school for their Halloween parade…

A Cake to Love Whether You Are 6 or 60

This past weekend my sister, my mom and I surprised my dad for his 60th birthday. After calling him and reporting a fake plumbing emergency, my dad and neighbor (who was in on the surprise) rushed over to my house to find 30 of his closets friends and family yelling surprise. One of the first…

My First Paint Nite

For a few years now, I have seen on Facebook and various other social media platforms photos of friends, coworkers and acquaintances standing in a large group holding their newly finished canvases and smiling cheesy for the camera. Paint and sip locations have popped up all around my suburban home so much so that on…

Buttercream Rossettes Cake Decorating Class

For my mom’s birthday this year, I decided to treat her to a cake decorating class. My mom, the avid cook and baker, loves learning new skills to try in the kitchen. I found a great deal on Groupon for a class at Carlo’s Bakery in NJ and even got an additional $10 cash back…

A Kids Table They’ll Remember (Part 3)

In case you did not see Part 1 and Part 2, this series covers the Kids Table I created for my wedding reception. In the age of cell phones and iPads I was honestly astonished by how much use the Kids Table got! The kids and parents truly enjoyed it! In Part 1 I reviewed…

My First Time Baking Vegan

I love to bake and often make cookies or cupcakes to celebrate the birthdays of my friends, family, and coworkers. For the first time this past week, I tried a new cupcake and icing recipe, which eliminated dairy, to accommodate a coworker’s dietary restrictions. I was not only surprised by the taste of the final…

5 Satisfying Staycation Ideas

Just because you don’t have any travel plans for a long weekend or period of time off doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Here are 5 satisfying staycation ideas for your next day out of the office! Complete a Lingering Project We all have that project that we started and always said we’d get around…