My husband and I got married August 2014 and we had decided together that we didn’t want to waste our money on ONE (very important, but none the less, still one day) when we had our whole lives to spend together. Couples roughly spend around $30,000 on their wedding and to me, this is completely outrageous! Do you know what I could buy with $30,000??? My husband and I didn’t get married until we were 27, with two kids and knowing where we wanted our money to go, we did what we could to save costs and still have beautiful memories. We spent less than $5,000 on our entire wedding and it was fabulous! I am going to tell you how we did it and hopefully this will help you save some cha-ching for more important things (like a car, education for your kids, a down payment on a house bla bla bla you know … adult things) Continue reading “My Guide to a $5,000 or Less Wedding”
It’s almost that time of year…..the time where all I do is talk/think and pin about Halloween, where everyone around me either finds my enthusiasm about the holiday really annoying & weird or adorable & fun. I just can’t help being excited for the holiday!! Who doesn’t love bringing out their dark side to create creepy and wicked things…..so it’s just me then? Lol Anyways, for all you weirdos (like myself) who are looking for a kid-friendly/less disgusting apothecary jar option, you’ve come to the right place!
Have you ever thought those apothecary jars look amazingly creepy and just really cool to incorporate for your Halloween decor? Have you ever read up on what kinds of things go into them?! Have you ever thought, “Gross, what if my crazy toddler touches one of those and breaks it onto the floor – what kinda mess would I be cleaning up and what kind of smell would go with it?” Continue reading “Food Free & Kid Friendly Apothecary Halloween Jars”
Raise your hand if you can afford to shop at Pottery Barn ✋🏻 …. ya me neither! My husband just started getting into building furniture for our house, as a part-time hobby during the summer, since he gets this time off, so I’ve been loading him up with project after project to keep him busy and to get our money’s worth from all the power tools he’s purchased. We found these plans over on Ana White, but they originally came from More Like Home. We did a little bit of modification with the drawers and made it with two instead of six. I wanted to put blankets and throw pillows inside, so 6 little drawers didn’t make sense for us.
You can find the plans here … More Like Home: Rhyan Coffee Table
Here are some photos of ours
My pup thinks he owns the couch Continue reading “Pottery Barn Inspired Coffee Table – DIY”
Who doesn’t love CUPCAKES? Kids sure do and what’s better than eating all the cupcakes…decorating them! This was a fun birthday and every kid really enjoyed it (I think I say that about every birthday haha but I’m not gonna lie, they all rock!) Be warned though, there is a lot of prepping for this birthday party.
Here’s the events we did for this one…
Let’s start off by saying, I DO NOT like Chili and neither do my kids. Maybe it’s the dryness/thickness or even the chili spice, but either way, we are not the biggest fan of standard run of the mill Chili. BUT this recipe is different and everyone (including my one daughter who hates pineapple and my half Asian step daughter) LOVES it! It is so moist and full of flavor and well, sweet (which I am sure you got from the title).
For the most part, this is a pretty simple recipe….you just take everything and toss it into a roasting pan and cook. The only pain is cooking the beef and bacon before adding to the pan. My mom adapted the recipe from a lady at work and then gave it to me, so here it is!
If your kids don’t like this, than you might want to bring them to the doctor and get them checked ;-D Lol jk
Apparently a lot of couples do not allow or want kids at their weddings, which is fine for some, but if you’re like my husband and I, we got married a little later in life and had kids of our own already, plus friends with children.
If you plan on having kids at your reception, it’s probably a good idea to have something to keep them quiet during speeches etc. Here’s a fun printable for you to put on your kids table to keep them occupied. This took me a little while to design, but it kept the kids busy for a lot of the time. I’ll help you out and let you download the one I made, to make your life easier 😉
I would recommend printing Page 1-4 double-sided on a thicker cardstock (white) and print the Front and Back Page on one side. Or print each page separate and then the kids can draw pictures on the blank pages. Fold each page in half and cover all pages with the Front & Back page. You can then hole punch the book and string it with rope, twine or anything else to fit the theme of your wedding. I put one (for each child) on the table, with a pencil and a pack of crayons.
You can download this book below ….
Well, here’s hoping this helps quiet your wedding down just a tad! Good luck!
If your girls are anything like mine, they LOVE accessories such as headbands! I was tired of having all of their headbands shoved into a drawer, so I searched Pinterest and Etsy for some ideas and decided to make myself a headband holder.
I will show YOU how to make it step by step! Here’s a list of the items that you’ll need…
- A Roll of Paper Towel (with paper towel still on it) or a Larger Sized Tube
- Foam (only if you’re using a larger sized tube instead of paper towel)
- Pillow Case or Fabric
- Wood Pedestal (About $3.00 in the wood section of your local craft store)
- Paint and Paint Brush
- Hot Glue + Glue Gun
- Needle and Thread
- 2-4 Elastics
- Cardboard (Enough for two circles about the same size as your holder)
- Decoration (Flowers, Jewels, Feather Boa – Top of Holder)
I used a larger sized tube and foam for mine, but that’s only because I got the tubes free from work, but a roll of paper towel would work just as good.