DIY: Waxed Paper Dot Garland

In the ballroom that we rented, our backs will be against this BEAUTIFUL wall of windows (with a balcony).  Our guests will be able to go out on the balcony to watch the sunset while we take pictures and yada yada.

But because we want the natural light, we’re going to keep the windows open!  No draping for us.  However, we’ll still need some sort of backdrop for our headtable–otherwise, the flash on the glass (at night) won’t look too nice.

I’ve been brainstorming for some ideas (to save money, I’m hoping to make it myself) and I just stumbled upon this DIY tutorial for a Waxed Paper Dot Garland by Green Wedding Shoes (one of my favorite rustic wedding blogs)!   GWS originally pitches this as an awesome dessert table decoration or a photobooth backdrop, but I think it could also work as our head-table backdrop if I made it big enough.  I think it could work as a simple altar backdrop too!

It looks simple enough to make and I rather like the texture.  If I made this, I’d use shades of green (mostly pastel, but a few dark and bright ones for pop!) with shades of beige/white.  Wah, idk about using the old iron and crock-pot–I have but I don’t want to destroy them to make this… Goodwill it is?  (I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket)


Thanks, Green Wedding Shoes, for the cute idea!



2-Ingredient (Healthy) Cookies

When I first saw this, I was a bit skeptical.  Cookies.  Healthy.  These two words don’t normally go together in my vocabularly…..but when I read through The Burlap Bag’s recipe for 2-ingredient cookies, it was like the sun came up and you can’t imagine how happy I was.  COOKIES that could be….not that bad for you?  That’s right up my alley!

 The Burlap Bag

2-ingredients.  Banana. Oats.  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees.  DONE!   Quick, Easy, and Genius.  No added sugar or weird ingredients here.  I can’t believe I never tried to do this before!  The Burlap Bag added optional mix-ins to theirs–walnuts and a light sprinkle of  some chocolate chips.  I think I’d stick with those too.  If I wanted to veer this recipe into more traditional cookie territory, I think I might sub the walnuts with chopped mac nuts. OOH and I’ll sub white chocolate chips too.  I think we’re on to something beautiful here.

Please click through on any of the images to see the Burlap Bag’s easy-peasy recipe and their list of recommended mix-ins.  (PS I have been on their site for the past 30 minutes–so many neat tricks, DIY, and recipes!   I should make myself a batch of…4 ingredient cookies as a snack–I’m going to learn how to DIY a spice shaker)

The Burlap Bag
The Burlap Bag
The Burlap Bag

April 2013 Giveaway

April is one of those months that draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag for me.  Gosh, I wish there was a holiday in here somewhere.

So to brighten up one lucky person’s life, I’m going to be doing my first giveaway!  *insert crowd cheering sound effect here*

Here is what you’ll win.

Lip Products, yay!

Lip Products, yay!

1. Model & Co Lip Gloss in Berry Pink

2. NYC Lip Gloss in Nude New York City

3. Two (2) sample packets of Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

4. Lulu Organics Hair Powder – Lavender & Clary Sage

Ah!  I forgot to include them in the picture, but I’ll throw in 2 packets of the Dickonson’s Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes.  One of my friends is totally crazy about all things Witch Hazel but idk if I share her enthusiasm.  You can decide which side you’re on, haha.

So here are the rules!
– Contest will run from today, Apr 22  and will end on Wed Apr 24 at 4PM HST.
– Winner will be picked randomly and be announced on Fri Apr 25
– I’ll notify the winner by e-mail also to get your address
– Contest is only open to those in the 50 States of the US of A.  (Sorry international readers!)

Good Luck!

Ah bummer.

Darn, I was over clicky and I messed my form up. Oh well.

But anyway, since the cats out of the bag, I’ll be doing my first giveaway next Monday! Stay tuned until then. 🙂

P.S. My thoughts are with everyone in Boston. 😦