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Hello there! My best friend Bethany is expecting her second baby girl soon and I was so honored to have the privilege of hosting her shower! We got together with some of our favorite girls for a Sunday afternoon full of food, fun, and DIY goodness.

 

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I chose a feminine blush and navy color scheme. I got all my paper goods at Hobby Lobby (they were 50% off!) and most of the items I used to decorate were re-purposed items I already had on hand. The ribbon and onesies did double-duty as they were used later on when we started decorating!

 

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We had a blast playing Don’t Say “Baby”! It’s inexpensive, easy to set up, and your guests will LOVE it! I spent $1 for a pack of 50 clothespins and displayed them in an apothecary jar with framed instructions. The rules are simple, each person starts the game with 4 clothespins. Throughout the shower, if they catch someone saying the word “baby” they get to steal one of their pins. Whoever has collected the most pins by the end of the shower wins the game!

 

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Once the game was underway and everyone had grabbed a snack, we got to work on our onesies! Here’s what you’ll need to set up:

  • White onesies in a variety of sizes
  • Plain headbands
  • Assorted pre-made appliqués
  • Fabric paint
  • Stencils, stamps, and paint brushes
  • Ribbon & trim
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Needle & thread
  • Cardboard
  • Candle

 

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Some of the girls hard at work! Here are a few things we learned in the process:

  • If your guests need a little inspiration, have a Pinterest board ready with examples to help them get started!
  • Slip a piece of cardboard into the onesie before you paint to prevent the color from bleeding through and leave it there until the paint is dry! (I should have seen that one coming!)
  • Don’t use fabric markers, they’re hard to work with and tend to bleed! Stencils & paint work much better.
  • Use darker paint colors, I had navy and blush on hand but the blush was too light and didn’t show up on the fabric!
  • Have your guests tack down their embellishments using the glue gun, then go back and stitch them down with a needle and thread so they won’t come off when washed.
  • Use a candle to singe the cut edges of ribbons to prevent them from unraveling.

 

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And here are some of our finished onesies! Each guest made one and a headband to match. We can’t wait to see baby Saylor in her one-of-kind wardrobe!

April 24, 2016 0 comment
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10  DIY Ways to Add Farmhouse Style Pin

Hello friends! Today I’m super excited to share about two of my favorite things: DIY projects & farmhouse style! Check out these fantastic tutorials for a little inspiration, then maybe take a shot at one or two of them yourself!

DIY Large Chalkboard by Liz Marie Blog

Open Pipe Shelving by Magnolia Market

DIY Yardstick Mirror by Twin Dragonfly Designs

Bird’s Nest Napkin Rings by Uncommon Designs

Farmhouse Window Trim by Love Grows Wild

http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2016/03/the-cheapest-easiest-way-to-shiplap-office-update/

The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Shiplap by Liz Marie Blog

DIY Cotton Wreath by The OklaHomemaker

Making an “Antique” Sign by Miss Mustard Seed

 

Mason Jar Pendant Light by The Summery Umbrella

 

DIY Wooden Display Ladder by Magnolia Market

I hope you’ve enjoy these 10 DIY Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home? What’s your favorite farmhouse DIY? Leave a link in the comments below to share!

April 13, 2016 3 comments
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I love using old books as decor in my home, and I always keep an eye out for them when I hit the thrift stores, but they can be hard to find and I’m not about to shell out $5-$15 for a book at an antique store.

Here’s an easy DIY hack: look for paperback books that are just old enough to have started yellowing. Usually books from the 70’s or 80’s will do the trick. The covers don’t need to be pretty, they just need to have a nice title page. These books are CHEAP, I usually only spend .50 each. 
Once you’ve selected your books, carefully tear off the cover and peel off the spine. Then dress them up a bit with some twine, ribbon, or any other embellishments you like. And voila! You have vintage goodness for a fraction of the price 💗💕

April 12, 2016 0 comment
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