Finally! It was time to break out the wedding china. My husband, Pj and I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time. I was thrilled to have my family and Pj’s family over for a huge feast. Plus, hosting Thanksgiving meant that I got to decorate! Continue reading
Running out of time before “Love Day”? Here are a couple ideas for some cute, DIY, last minute Valentine’s Gifts.
Matching a small gift with a cleverly worded homemade card is the perfect gift that will really bring on the kisses: Guys can be so hard to buy for. If your man is a fisherman, match some fishing lures with a homemade card that says “I’m hooked on you.” A quick, inexpensive gift that your hunny will Continue reading
Any girl knows that compiling wedding day attire is not an easy feat. Here’s my winter wedding attire from head to red shoes!
My “something old”
My Mom’s lace wedding dress and a vintage pin from my Grandma. Both were added to my bouquet Continue reading
Halloween is just around the corner! I have always created homemade costumes because they are cheap, one-of-a kind and you never know what inspiration you will find at the local thrift store. Here are some of my creations through the years:
Deal or No Deal
We thought of this and made this costume ten minutes before we left for a halloween party. OK, so covering my husband with toilet paper and calling him an ASS WIPE is not the most creative but it got a lot of laughs. If you do this halloween costume idea, make sure you have a sign that says what you are.
Coffee Table costume
Hence, why I was a coffee table for Halloween. I hot glued a pill case, plastic tea cup, old remote control, picture frame (with old lady picture which i printed out from online) and, of course, reader’s digest … $6 total. Score!
Tourist and Duff Man
Last year I was Duff Man from one of my favorite TV shows, The Simpsons. Pj was a tourist. I bought American window decals at the dollar store and pasted them on PJ’s shirt. The flags and fanny pack and camera we had lying around the house.
I wrote “Duff” in marker on some paper, cut and taped on my Phillies hat, empty soda cans, and my tank top. I bought the tights, white gloves (.99) and the underwear at Kmart. The cape was one of my bridesmaid’s shawls and I safety pinned a ribbon to it so I could tie it around my neck. I glue gunned the empty cans to an old belt. Luckily my friend had white go-go boots although I only needed one since I broke my foot. ha! Pictured with Heidi Montag and an 80’s chick!
Quite possibly the fastest DYI couples Halloween costume…A Corndog! Everything was purchased from Kmart, ACME and Michael’s Craft Store a few hours before our halloween party. At Michaels, I bought a cheap, bright yellow t-shirt for the corn costume, black felt sheets for the dog’s ears and white and brown sticky felt sheets for the spots. I bought corn kernels and frozen corndogs at ACME and the pants at Kmart.
To make the costumes: I drew a corn on the yellow t-shirt with a Sharpie marker. I went crazy with the glue gun and poured glue all over the corn drawing. Then, literally dumped corn kernels on the hot glue. I ran outside and cut some corn husks from our outdoor fall display…I tucked those in the elastic of my husband’s pants. For my costume, I cut out the ears and spots from the felt. Tucked the ears into my pigtail rubber bands then, stuck the dots and spots all over my outfit. A little black liquid eye liner on my nose and DONE! A unique, cute Halloween couples costume!
Stay tuned for this year’s homemade costume….
You know how they say we have a “creative” side of the brain and a “logical” side of the brain? Well, my creative side is for sure, the most dominant.
Whether I am re-painting a piece of furniture, cooking, designing a logo or creating a website, I love being creative! So, I’m going to try-out this blog thing and share my ideas, creations, mistakes and helpful tips. I hope my blog inspires you to pick up a paint brush, spatula or computer mouse, and create!