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…

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…

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…