DIY Place Cards for Practically Pennies

This week Alex and I hosted a supper club at our house! It was such a sweet time of meaningful convos, laughs that make your stomach hurt, and food that was for the most part delicious (see more on these whoops below). 

The part I was most excited about were the place cards. They were nothing super inventive or at all original, but they were easy, cheap, and black & gold #mylovelanguage. I bought a black white and gold neck pillow for a trip I am going on, and as I stood in a room filled with black, white & gold, my sweet roommate smiled a little smirk and said “looks just like you”. Ain’t she sweet to notice. 

We found the black & gold tags in the dollar section at Target – 8 for a dollar… can’t beat that! Not to mention it came with a black & white ribbon… it was meant to be. And then the mini pumpkins were $.69 at Trader Joe’s. Place cards for a total of $.82 is a win in my book. 

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Two lessons learned: – mozzerella does not melt and make queso- it will be in a block when you try and scoop it. – make sure you add sugar to your fruit dip! 

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DIY Feather Art

I know absolutely nothing about art. I shamefully admit that I walked through the Vatican with no knowledge in how to appreciate some of the most famous art in the world… instead we tried to find the best statues to imitate. Shameful I know. But when looking for something to fill a frame, I knew I didn’t want a picture. I also, know that my painting skills are limited and stick figures are only cute when a child draws them. So naturally I saw the pack of unused white feathers as my next victim. I might as well deem 2014 the year of the gold dipped feather. photo 1

 

Yall, my sister is the best person to shop with. She has an eye for deals and design. She could seriously have her on HGTV show and I would map out my week just so I could plan to watch in amazement. I would like to say I have learned a thing or two… but all I have learned is that I will never spot the fancy finds like she does! 

While shopping with her a few weeks ago, I found okay lets be honest, she found a target frame for like $3 at the Goodwill (insert fist pump here!). She knew I would love it…she good like that. 

So here it is, gold spray painted feather in my Goodwill frame = poor white girl art. Holla! I love it and was the last simple touch that my bedside needed, but I love it even more because part of it is my sister. When I look at it I don’t think “wow I love my feather”. I get to think about how cool and thrifty my sister is and pray that she rubs off on me some more. 

PS. When taking pictures of your spray painted art… take the glass out. It will save 30 minutes of wasted effort of avoiding glares on the glass. This might have been obvious to most, but we all know I make things harder than they have to be.

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PS. see that bedside drawer? Tutorial coming soon on how Alex (and her entire family) and I made a real life Pinterest win (cause lets be honest… they don’t always turn into wins). 

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Peace Out No 1: Paint

Coming in August, I get the joy of living in a house with a group of girls that I can’t wait to live with! This house has had several girls come through it that I love. I actually came to it my sophomore year of college and if you would have told me then that I would live in it one day, I would have laughed (mainly cause that meant I would have to move to NC…well, that part is done!). 

More coming soon on the The Peace House and the girls I will be living with, but for now… I am thrilled to get to make some updates to this place as we make it home. 

Peace Out to the Peace House No. 1: Paint (shocker… we chose grey. It might be my favorite color)

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First step: done. Now to get the old furniture out and ours in. Hurry quick August. 

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Ball Jar Beauties

My love for mason jars started young as I watched my Granny make her homemade fig jelly. The tradition has been passed down through the family and my dad makes my favorite strawberry preserves and mayhaw jelly. For the longest time I only thought that mason jars were used to bottle up sweet family recipes. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I started discovering and appreciating all the ways these little jars can hold the daily (hourly) glass of sweet tea, decor for a party, lanterns, and more. Here are the latest finds that I am lovin and can’t wait to do for the next shower, party, or Sunday afternoon. Enjoy.

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Can I get your digits?

Although the 2010 SNL skit was hilarious- this post is dedicated to those table number digits and not well used “can I get your digits, can I?” line. One of my favorite parts of a wedding design is the center of a table. I think that the center of the table can sum up the design and style of a bride. Whether it is rustic, romantic, or modern- the table should reflect the whole party. The perfect touch to any seated dinner is a well designed table number. Below are the little fancies that have caught my eye recently! Although, I would rather not have a seated dinner wedding- I might be willing to just to have some of these!

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{DIY: Shutter Coat Rack}

Recently got a little inspiration from pinterest to make this nifty coat rack. I spotted this shutter on Folly Beach, New Years Eve. Thankfully my bes frand was brave enough to hop out and grab it for this little shutter was bound for greatness. Supplies: mod podge, sponge brush, 4 wooden knobs (Walmart or Lowes), tissues paper (Michaels), & screwdriver. Easy little project!

To buy this little guy, he is for sale in my etsy shop. Check it out here!