Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Little Love on Tuesdays

Thank goodness for DIY wedding projects because they sure make a wedding budget reachable! Towards the end of planning the money stack seems much shorter! Thats why making additions to the wedding decor yourself really saves so much money! I purchased wooden numbers and black spray paint and made our numbers!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yup, that's right! Those kitchen cabinets are painted!
Our little big weekend project is complete! We have been debating on how we are going to re-do our kitchen! Of course we purchased this house because we didn't have to re-do anything...but my husband married a "home improvement" fanatic! We have been debating on having someone re- stain the cabinets, or replace the cabinets, or doing them ourselves. We of course chose the "DIY" option. Our first step to our kitchen flip was to get rid of those maple cabinets! We purchased the "cabinet transformations" kit for $120 and started painting! Now we  need to splurge on...floors, counters, appliances etc.
Our "maple" Cabinets
So Called..."Upgraded Fixtures"

Adding Moulding

Painting Progress
Floors in Progress
New Fixtures
Counters in Progress

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Little Love on Tuesdays

 Since this little blog started as a scrapbooking adventure for my wedding, I have decided to actually follow through and share a little about my wedding on Tuesdays! Today of Course being the first one!

My wedding was one big DIY wedding day! From my veil and hairpiece, to the decor and even the dessert buffet! Today I will start with the seating arrangements! I purchased 3 corkboards, tacs,  frame holders, a couple of white lanterns, rhinestones and both black and cream cardstock. And came up with this entry for our dinning area. Each card of course had the name and table number!  I made a sign, "Please Find your Seat" and placed it on the table to help direct the guests! Next Tuesday I will show you my DIY table numbers!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bathroom Before & After

One work free weekend  my husband and I decided  it would be the perfect time to re-do our downstairs powder room! We headed to Lowe's and got our supplies and we he started working! We replaced the wood floors with stone, placed stone and decorative pieces up the wall and replaced the shiny silver fixtures with bronze colored fixtures! It still needs decor but the bones of the room are com

Friday, May 20, 2011

Some Hallway Decor

I am so excited for the new addition to our Master! I found a DIY tutorial on http://meohmymama.blogspot.com/ and made some wood stained art! I wanted it to be something meaningful so I used the lyrics to Amazed by Lonestar because I walked down the aisle to it on our wedding day! I came home from work the other day and my wonderful husband had placed it so beautifully in our hallway!

Hallway Before

Hallway After

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday To My Big Brother


Deep Conversations
Sisterly Love
Amazing appetizers by SIL

Dessert Platter
 The evening started off with a little wine & appetizers, courtesy of my amazing sister-in-law, next was gift opening (my brother is possibly the hardest person to purchase a gift for on this planet), then we headed to Morton's Steakhouse and headed back for a night on the town, which included a little dancing of course!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Showered in Pink

Back in March I traveled to Massachusetts to attend Jasmine's Bridal Shower! We have been the best of friends since the beginning of our time! We were born 6 months apart and have been side by side each step of our lives (sometimes in spirit since we live on the opposite sides of the country)! Whether we are living 3,000 miles away or living in the same house we are always there to support each other! This could be why I choose her as my bridesmaid and why she choose me as hers! Her shower was put on my Aunts and it was just magical! For more of her wedding fun, check her out @ http://jasmineandsean.blogspot.com/


Bride Banner

The Set up

The blushing Bride


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Master Bedroom

Our Master bedroom is one of our many works in progress. We are inching away at each space in our home! Since purchasing our home we have painted this room, "oatmeal", hung some curtains, and painted our bathroom vanity. I have yet to add any color or too much decor, but I hope to soon!
Mirror Above Bed- BB&B, Duvet Z-gallerie

X-mas gift from hubby

Our silver curtains from BB&B

Purchased our hanging plants for the deck

Painted with Rust-oleum Cabinet Transformations

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wedding Guest Book & DIY

My favorite part of planning our wedding was finding DIY projects and asking the creative people I know to help! Since my Aunt is the worlds best scrapbooker, I sent her an idea for a guest book, gave her a couple of pictures, and next thing I know she brings this beauty to my guest book table! I knew I wanted something that I could eventually display in our home, and that is exactly what I got!


"L" & "O"

"O" & "V"

"V" & "E"