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…

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…

A Kids Table They’ll Remember (Part 2)

If you haven’t seen Part 1 yet, an overview of the childrens’ activity table I created for my wedding reception, feel free to read it here! In Part 2, I explain how I made the Lollipop Centerpiece for the Kids Table. Lollipop Centerpiece Supplies Decorative Metal Bucket or Basket Foam Ball Two 80 ct Pack…

A Kids Table They’ll Remember (Part 1)

About a third of the people attending my wedding were kids! Since my reception was a low-key luncheon (no music or dancing), I was a little nervous that the kids in attendance would either be bored out of their minds or find ways to get into trouble at the restaurant. As a result, I decided…

Envelope Liners Made Easy

My save the date cards, invitations and thank you cards all had envelope liners. They are a simple yet elegant touch and as I learned super easy to do yourself. Supplies Envelopes (mine were white envelopes that measured 5 3/4 in wide by 4 and 3/8 in tall) Envelope Liners – You can purchases these…

DIY Bridal Emergency Kit

What’s unique about today’s post is that instead of sharing a DIY project I made, I’m sharing one that was made for me. It’s a gift that I was surprised to receive but excited to talk about! As someone who is always forgetting something and tends to be a klutz, I could definitely get use…

Cake Decorating Made Easy

Over the weekend, my sister turned the big 3-0! Instead of making her a usual cake, I decided to make a two-layer number cake with brownie and candy flower decorations. My extended family seemed super impressed with the candy flowers, but as I explained to them and will now share with you, they are incredibly…

More Personalization for Pets

A couple months ago, I first experimented with using stencils to create personalized items for my pets, i.e. a custom wooden toy box for my dog, Sandy (which you can read about here). Recently, I purchased a wire and wood basket at Michaels Craft Store to better organize cans of food and containers of treats…