If you're currently planning your wedding, or hell - any glamorous event it's far too easy to max out your budget and FAST. Before you rack up a massive bill (that becomes a second house payment), read THIS.
Did you know that traditional 'save the dates' cards can easily cost around $2.50 a piece?! (And that's on the low end). This may not sound like much, but a soon to be bride could easily spend upwards of over $500 + on save the dates alone (not including real invitations). If you're like me and can't bare the thought of spending that kind of dough on paper... this post is for you. I wanted to share a few DIY ideas & tips that will help you deliver max style without burning through your entire wedding budget. Save the dates aren't 100% necessary in this day and age (whaddup social media) but are a nice way to get your family and friends as excited as you are! Plus - you know your crazy aunt is DYING to put that thing on her fridge. Let's do Karen a favor, and make this happen.
Milk Glass. Whether you knew it's 'official' name or not, you've probably seen these pretty vases and dishware in magazines, on instagram/pinterest or even your local antique shop. From the wise words of Wikipedia - "Milk glass is an opaque or translucent, milk white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white that led to its popular name." If you're looking for something other than traditional glass vases/dishware you've come to the right place.
Maybe it's the holiday spirit in the air, or the fact that there is about four feet of snow on the ground (okay that's an exaggeration, however it's cold AF), but I find myself OBSESSED with the all things emerald lately. Though I am not going this route for my own special day, I can't help but OOGLE at the idea of such an elegant, bold and unique color choice. Something about an emerald, gold and ivory wedding exudes a classic, vintage feel that I am drawn to.
After spending a couple of days in AZ, it felt amazing coming home to some cold, crisp Montana air. Don't get me wrong, 70+ degrees for 72 hours was down right refreshing, but with the holiday season right around the corner I can't help want to drown myself in any all things Winter/Christmas/Glitter.
Well, in true grown up glitter fashion I am writing (maybe for the second time this year) about gold home decor. Now, not every piece you add to your space needs to be dripping in glitter (but bonus points if it does...), however adding a smattering of gold touches can really increase the visual value of your home. There are a few things to remember when choosing your gold elements... For example, more is not necessarily more. If you have wall to wall gold everything you're gonna look like the king from Emperor's New Groove... or Pitball. Tone in down, by incorporating gold into artwork, throw pillows, picture frames, knick-knacks, etc.
It's November 3rd, so naturally I have only one thing on my mind... C H R I S T M A S (insert shrieks). Lately, I've been running on a dangerous combination of caramel americanos (absolutely obsessed with a new little spot close to my house, Dog & Bicycle Cafe) and built up Christmas spirit. To quench my current holiday thirst, I thought I would share some SERIOUSLY gorgeous farmhouse christmas ideas. There is a strong possibility that my unhealthy addiction to 'Fixer Upper' has drawn me to farmhouse decor, but I am totally drawn to all things cozy + simple this year.
So you just moved into a new place. You're completely stoked - it has all the things you've been looking for. Natural light (for days), wood floors, massive deck, vaulted ceilings and an updated, modern kitchen. (Is that crown molding?!) You go girl.
You've brought in all your furniture and rearranged it nearly 100 times until it reeks of perfect feng shui. Pictures slowly go up on the walls, and damn - that new throw blanket is giving you LYFE. ...Then you see a MAJOR problem, and your heart stops.
Fall, autumn, indian summer, harvest time, solstice... whatever you want to call it, IS HERE. (Side note - I definitely googled synonyms for Fall just to come up with a list of more than.. two). Lately, I have been focusing on simple, classic, and trendy decor pieces for this season. Don't get me wrong, glitter is basically surging through my veins as we speak - but I've opted for a more toned down vibe this year.
If you live in an apartment complex like me, finding decorative color is about as difficult as taming a unicorn or spotting an oasis in the middle of the dessert. Highly unlikely, and more often than not - too good to be true. Most of us renters are typically surrounded by four white (or if you're lucky) grey walls. Don't get me wrong, I love our little apartment. However, what I don't love is the inability to splatter every.single.wall in luxurious color. My fix for this affliction? Hang shit up everywhere. Now, don't get sloppy with your decorations. More is not always... More. Embrace the season and bring elements from the outdoors, IN - with simple projects like a DIY wreath.