WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Wedding Day Signage

Wedding signage is one of the easiest ways to decorate, and make your ceremony or reception more personal! You can add your favorite quotes or sayings about love, maybe an inside joke between you and your family, or a description of your love story for all to read. Signs also direct your guests on where to sit, what to do, and what is going on. Here are some of my favorite inspiration images for wedding signage.

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If you’re looking for signs for your upcoming wedding, here are some great Etsy shops to check out.

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COUNTRY BLISS DESIGNS

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MXO WOODWORKING

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SUNFLA

 

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Darby Smart

Wow, it has been way too long since I have posted on this lovely site. I miss it! Between work, home, my new work out program (operation wedding body!) and planning our wedding I have been really overwhelmed lately! Usually I use this blog as my outlet for creativity and a way to escape from the hectic parts of life, but recently I have been looking to the gym for that comfort. Great for my physical and mental health, but I miss writing and posting on here so much! I have learned though to never beat myself up because a girl can have it all, she just might not be able to have it all, all at once! With that being said, I am excited to share my new favorite obsession, Darby Smart! We have all heard of those great delivery companies where you can get yourself or give someone special a box full of clothing or cosmetics, or even a subscription where they receive a monthly gift of new samples to try, hello Birchbox how I want you. Well Darby Smart is actually a place where you can send DIY projects to that special DIY person in your life! Each kit contains all that you will need to create a special DIY project that looks exactly like something you would see on Pinterest!

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Here are some of my favorite DIY sets from Darby Smart.

DIY Lip Balm Kit from Darby Smart. Includes everything you will need to make 12 pots of homemade lip balm! I mean where was this when I was a kid, I mean heck I want to do that now!

DIY Lip Balm Kit from Darby Smart. Includes everything you will need to make 12 pots of homemade lip balm! I mean where was this when I was a kid, I mean heck I want to do that now!

Wood Burning Starter Kit. This is the coaster set, but there is also a starter kit to make a recipe box or a set of custom grill tools! LOVE. See these are all the things you see on Pinterest that you wish you new how to do, and this little kit delivers it right to your door!

Wood Burning Starter Kit. This is the coaster set, but there is also a starter kit to make a recipe box or a set of custom grill tools! LOVE. See these are all the things you see on Pinterest that you wish you new how to do, and this little kit delivers it right to your door!

Adults Only! A DIY kit to make your own Gin! I love this! I mean what a fun stocking stuffer, hostess gift, or just a fun date night with your gin loving man!

Adults Only! A DIY kit to make your own Gin! I love this! I mean what a fun stocking stuffer, hostess gift, or just a fun date night with your gin loving man!

David is not a Gin man, so this would be our romantic date night "The Perfect Pickler" featuring its own pickling cookbook! LOVE. For only $20. All of these kits are so reasonably priced its insane!

David is not a Gin man, so this would be our romantic date night “The Perfect Pickler” featuring its own pickling cookbook! LOVE. For only $20. All of these kits are so reasonably priced its insane!

To get your monthly subscription for a mystery DIY kit every month click here!

To get your monthly subscription for a mystery DIY kit every month click here!

This site has so much more! You can shop for craft supplies or artisan goods created by the same people who come up with these brilliant DIY ideas! Check out their blog, Make It Smart, for more great ideas or their Showroom to see all the pictures of DIY-ers like yourself using these kits! Happy Monday everyone, and DIY on!

HOLIDAY: A Wine Lover’s Valentine’s Day

I think after ALL of my wine posts you all know that I am a lover of all things wine. I think it is most appropriate on the day of love to celebrate the things you love! I love a great glass of red wine with Italian food, I love a cold glass of Pino Grigio on a hot Texas day, and I love getting new wine glasses! Now if this sound familiar, here are a few of my favorite things to pick up for the wine lover in your life.

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1 BOXFORABOTTLE WINE BOX | 2 CLUB W MEMBERSHIP | 3 KATE SPADE COASTERS  | 4 WEST ELM GOLD RIMMED WINE GLASSES | 5 RABBIT WINE BOTTLE OPENER

And don’t forget to check out one of my post popular posts to get all of your WINE AND CHEESE PAIRINGS for your wine lovers Valentine’s Day!

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Valentine’s Bridal Shower

What a better month to throw a bridal shower than February? The month of love, all things hearts, and champagne! And even if you’re not throwing a bridal shower in the month of February you can still make love your theme! Here are some of my favorite inspiration images for a Valentine’s bridal shower brunch!

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HOLIDAY: Favorite Valentine’s Day Printables

I think Valentine’s day is an amazing day to show your sweetheart how much you care! I also love any excuse to send out cards and print out some good printables to show my friends and family around me how I much I love them too! Printables are a great way to easily decorate for any holiday! They also transform any small treat in to a personalized gift! Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s day printables from around the web for any one of the special people in your life!

SWEET VINTAGE VALENTINES LABELS | LISA GRIFFITH

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FUNNY VALENTINES DAY CARDS | LANDEE SEE LANDEE DO
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FREE PRINTABLE MADLIBS VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS | MADE VIBRANT

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ALL OF ME LOVES ALL OF YOU HAND LETTERED PRINT | DAWN NICOLE

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FREE PRINTABLE TAGS | TOM KAT STUDIOS

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VALENTINES DAY COUPON BOOK | CAPTURING JOY WITH KRISTEN DUKE

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SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Just Breathe

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 Just Breathe. Simple advise, hard to follow. I have recently started back up with my Bikram Yoga practice (mission wedding body is under way) and I did not realize how much I missed yoga until I began practicing again. If you have never done or heard of Bikram yoga,  you do the same 26 postures every class in a room heated to 104 degrees. Physical activity in that hot of a room can make your heart race, and they will tell you in class the only way to control your heart rate is to control your breath. I am beginning to realize that so much can be controlled by controlling your breath. In physical exercise controlling your breathing helps you work harder and last longer, and this is obvious through my yoga example. But I have realized that when you control your breathing your thoughts are clearer, your emotions more stable, and your thoughts more rational. In yoga, I am able to cheer myself on and think positively during a posture. Outside of the studio, if I am angry, upset, or feeling overwhelmed all I need to do is control my breathing, and the rest follows. My heart rate slows down, I am able to clearly communicate how I am feeling, and nine times out of ten the situation is resolved quickly. Of course breathing doesn’t solve everything, but it an amazing lesson I have learned from yoga that has helped every aspect of my life. Like so many people, I suffer from a little bit of anxiety, whether it is a social situation or stressing about work on a Sunday night. I have realized that focusing on my breathing reduces my anxiety and allows me to put in to perspective even the most stressful situation. I am able to just breathe, and let go of the negative thoughts and anxious feelings I usually carry around. This week I have challenged myself to just breathe, let the struggles of the week come my way, because I know everything will be all right.

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Cake Stands

Now a days a bride can really drive herself crazy obsessing over every detail of her wedding. My good friend at work (who is just obsessed about details and making things look great- and just happened to have gotten married recently) told me when I started planning my wedding that its okay to stress about the details but there will come a point where you have done all that you can, and that is the time where you need to give yourself a break. Well I have decided that I have up until the month of May to obsess over details, and after that I am going to take a chill pill and let the details go. But, until then I am going to obsess until my hearts content. On my mind this week is the cake stand (I told you these details are ridiculous- and the obsession is real!) Now can you remember the cake stand from the last wedding you were at? No? I didn’t think so. But is that stopping me? No. You didn’t think so. Some of you might even be reading this thinking, are there options for cake stands? Uh yes. And my friend, there are A LOT! Here are some of my favorite cake stand inspirations. They are all a little different, so enjoy!

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If you're having multiple cakes this is just adorable!

If you’re having multiple cakes this is just adorable!

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A little pop of color is amazing on this stand!

A little pop of color is amazing on this stand!

I love this cake tray!

I love this cake tray!

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This is too adorable I couldn’t NOT share! I love these customized cake stands by Jeanette Zeis and her Etsy Shop: JeanetteZeis She offers a variety of colors! I think this is adorable! She offers them in a variety of colors and two sizes (8″ or 10″ rounds)

 

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