Baby Girl Nursery (On a Budget!)

I’m 39 weeks pregnant and SO READY to meet our daughter! When we found out we were having a little girl, I was shocked, to say the least—and so was the rest of our family given the running streak of 5 grandsons and 0 granddaughters! I’m still not really sure what we’re going to do…

Cars and Trucks Birthday Party on a Budget

Remember that time I had a blog and wrote on it regularly? Yeah, me neither. The struggle to write consistently has been real, but I’m determined to get back on track. And what better way to start than with a mostly picture-driven blog!

Bridal Shower Decor on a Budget

No matter how you slice it, it can be easy for wedding costs to pile up up up — even for those in the bridal party who want to make it a special time. Earlier this month myself and my fellow bridesmaids threw a bridal shower for our friend, and it came together wonderfully! 

“Open When” Letters: A Thoughtful Gift for All Occasions

Gift giving can get stressful and downright annoying sometimes. Don’t get me wrong — I absolutely LOVE giving gifts. I think I get more excited than the ones on the receiving end most of the time. But sometimes, gosh darn it, you just get tired of buying more stuff that will be oohed and aahhed…

“Wild and One” Birthday Pow Wow

It’s been a while since I’ve done a DIY post, so I thought I’d share my most recent project with you — B’s birthday party! After much Pinterest-ing (that’s a word, right? It is now…), I decided on a “Wild and One” theme for our little brave. I saw lots of examples online of some pretty…

DIY: Party Backdrop (For Only $3)

I. Love. Parties. All kinds. Whether for birthdays, baby showers, holidays, or sporting events, I’m always down for a good shindig. And almost as equally, I love decorating for said parties. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the every day mundane and to let routine

DIY: From Old Drawers to Distressed Shelves

I recently learned how to distress items using only Vaseline and NO sanding or scraping. I’ve always hated sanding so when I found this idea, it seemed too good to be true — but after giving it a try, I was hooked! I really loved the finished product on my first project (see below —…

DIY: Balloon Archway

I’ve never done a DIY post before, but as much as I go to Pinterest for DIY ideas and direction, I figured I’d take a whack at posting my most recent DIY exploit – so here it goes! As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on the blog, I previously worked for and now volunteer at Greensboro Pregnancy…