With the end of May comes the beginning of June… and my birthday! Yay! This year will be extra special because one of my best friends is getting married two days before my birthday! Since we’re so focused on weddings around here it was a blast to work on a special wedding series for the blog. Six weeks of fun freebies and wedding goodness… now that’s my kind of fun.
May was our second wedding anniversary and we’re finally taking the photos I planned a year ago… wish me luck! We actually celebrated our anniversary a few days late because I was in Chicago for the actual day. Mom and I went to the Share-a-sale Think Tank in Chicago to learn a little bit more about blogging and meet amazing people. Take a peek at all the fun…
It was an absolute blast!
I can’t wait for next year! In the meantime let’s take a look at all the fun posts we looked at in May!
Your favorite 5 posts from May 2016:
( or at least the 5 you clicked on most! )
Painting your home can be extremely frustrating… there’s just so many little steps! First there’s picking a color, picking a sheen, figuring out how much paint you’ll need, then picking a paint… and then after all that you actually have to paint the wall! You’d think that with all the time and effort that goes into picking a paint color you’d have that paint name and sheen imprinted on your brain forever.
Five years from now when your kiddos throw a baseball through the kitchen wall and you have to touch up the paint job you won’t remember which color you picked let alone which paint you chose
Anthropologie makes the cutest pom pom’s… I love their wreaths, garland, just about anything with their adorable wood tufted pom poms! Of course they’re way too pricey for me so I’ve been dying to DIY my own version for months now!
Well y’all I’m finally doing it… and I’m sharing the easy tutorial with you!
Last week I was chatting with a friend about decorating (you know… ’cause I’m obsessed!) and somehow the conversation turned to lamps. How to find cute ones, why they cost so dang much… the whole darn shebang. We’re in the market for new lamps for our bedroom at the moment… we have 2 beautiful mercury glass lamps that I love but they’re too delicate!
When working on a makeover people often turn to paint… I mean it’s easy to pick the perfect color for any room! Plus paint tends to be the most cost effective part of any room transformation!
But what do you do when painting the walls isn’t an option?
Alright besties I have to let you behind the curtain for a second… can I tell you a secret? My sweet little yorkie baby has a potty problem.
She’s getting better but sometimes her little eight pound body just can’t hold it! We’re putting in a doggy door that should help with the problem but in the meantime we need a little bit of damage control on the carpet situation!
Of course with a potty problem I’ve tried every carpet cleaning solution on the market… and none of them seem to hold up to my little angel! So I’m running my very own experiment… I’ve pulled two carpet cleaning solutions off Pinterest and I’m going to see which one works the best!
Last week I found an amazing antique blue suitcase on the side of the road and even though he protested I sent the hubby after it… because who doesn’t love a free suitcase?
Obviously the ladies at our Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party think so! I love seeing your projects every single week but this week might have been my absolute favorite… so many fantastic projects!
My favorite 5 posts!
Picking your Perfect Wedding Stationary (+ Free Printable Stationary Set!)
As a newlywed I know that one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding is picking out your stationary… it impacts the entire tone of the wedding! From your invites to the program your stationary crosses over every aspect of the big day.
I don’t know about y’all but I absolutely love stationary… I was the little girl who poured over a new diary and was super excited to buy new school supplies at the beginning of every year! Yup I was the weird kid… you know how Hermionie smells new parchment when she smells the love potion? I always related to that! So it was no surprise when I became a graphic designer… now instead of browsing for new stationary I get to design it!
Easy String Art with the Thrift Store Swap!
Welcome to week 2 of the Thrift Store Swap… also known as the second item! Hopefully you’ve already seen the amazing wreaths that were transformed in week 1 but if not feel free to take a peek! I’m pretty impressed if I do say so myself!
If you haven’t checked out a swap before here are the basics: 14 crafty bloggers commit to buying and re-purposing 2 thrift store items for under $10!Our fearless leader (Lyn at MidMichiganMom) thought up the entire blog hob and although it sounds easy… there’s a catch!
How to Put Together Your Perfect (FREE) Wedding Binder (+42 Free Wedding Printables)
It wasn’t too long ago that I planned my own wedding… May 17th 2014! Which means it’s almost time for my very own second wedding anniversary! So in honor of my own anniversary and planning Ashley’s very special day I’ve broken out the wedding binder.
Yup I was that kind of bride!
When you have the whole world to plan it pays to be organized! So here’s a look into my very own binder… and don’t forget to download your very own FREE wedding binder! I’ve put together 42 FREE printables to make planning your special day just a tad bit easier… just scroll down to grab your own copy!
What I Love most about my Home is who I share it with (Free Printables… 4 Awesome Colors!)
Last week I went on a little trip to Chicago for a super fun blog conference… I love to write and traveling is definitely a fun perk! Since it was close to Mother’s Day Mom went to Chicago with me for a fun little girls weekend… so of course we went shopping.
While we were there Mom spotted the cutest little jewelry dish with the phrase “What I love most about my home is who I share it with.” Isn’t that adorable? I absolutely love it! Of course I don’t need another adorable jewelry dish but I can always use another adorable printable! (See what I did there?)
How to Put Together a Mood Board for YOUR Perfect Wedding (+ three FREE Templates)
As a graphic designer I absolutely love putting together a good mood board… it’s so much fun to go through all the pretty pictures! Picking the perfect combination of colors, textures and fabrics and accessories is like shopping with an unlimited budget! Which is like a dream come true if you’re a budget savvy gal like me!
Of course I can’t even imagine an unlimited budget so a mood board helps to keep my style on track as I shop discount stores and get my DIY on! I’ve included 3 free templates so you can make your own mood boards!
7 Homemade Gifts for Father’s Day
Everyone knows that Dad is the big star on Father’s day, I mean his name is literally in the title! What we don’t know? What to get Dad instead of a store bought World’s Best Dad coffee mug or another tie to add to his collection!
Instead let’s give Dad something he’ll truly cherish… memories! Here are 7 Homemade Gifts for Father’s Day you can make with your Dad this year. It’s a Father’s Day present he’ll never forget!