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Pineapple Flower Vase

I love Summer birthdays even though mine is in March.  I love pool parties, popsicles, BBQs, and water gun fights.  I go all out for my friends and families’ birthdays when they are in the Summer because it’s so much more fun to celebrate outdoors with fun props.  I made these for my aunt’s birthday […]

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Flower Ice Cubes

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while it’s usually a day to celebrate with your significant other, I’m a single gal this year who plans to celebrate with her girlfriends.  I have to say that even when I’m in a relationship, I’m not into Valentine’s Day because it just seems so cheesy.  I […]

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The Sweetest Gift

The holidays can be an overwhelming time.  Our calendars get filled up with family obligations and holiday parties.  There are year-end deadlines and there just never seems to be enough time.  Since I have a lot of people in my life who I want to buy gifts for but I don’t have the funds to […]

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Pretty Pumpkins

What do you do on a rainy Saturday?  DIY projects of course!  I am in full blown Halloween and Fall mode.  My sister and I went apple and pumpkin picking two weekends ago and with our apples I’ve been making yummy apple recipes like this one.  This past Saturday was rainy and depressing and even […]

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Grocery Store Flowers

I love grocery store flowers because they’re cheap, convenient, and when I realize that I need flowers and the florist is closed, the grocery store is my go-to.  When I need to buy flowers, I always buy grocery store flowers and make them fancier by arranging them my own way.  It’s so easy to make […]

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DIY Nautical Knot Necklace

The inspiration from this necklace came from when I was taking a weekend sailing course over the Fall.  Oh yes, fun fact, I’m a certified ASA Sailor.  A part of the training was learning how to tie sailing knots and what struck me was how functional yet beautiful they were.  I decided that one day, I would turn it into […]

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DIY Cocktail Bar

Decorate with holiday decor like evergreen branches and trees (see here). It’s good to have citrus like lemons, limes and oranges so guests can add it to their drinks. Chill your liquor especially vodka and tequila. Simple syrup is the perfect thing to make drinks sweet (see here). Red wine is always a good idea. […]

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Easy Holiday Napkins

When I think of Christmas, I think of a cozy house, a roaring fire, snow covered evergreen trees, twinkling lights, and warm sweaters.  The thought just makes me giddy inside and I can’t help but be happy.  I wanted to create a beautiful table setting for Christmas dinner but one that’s not overly fancy and […]

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Host a Dinner Party

I’ve hosted my share of dinner parties both large ones like Thanksgiving and smaller ones with two girlfriends.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the list of things you need to do but I’ve come up with a few tips to make it easier so that you can actually enjoy the dinner with your guests. […]

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No Carve Pumpkins

I have a confession to make.  My enthusiasm for Halloween was at an all time low this year.  Halloween for the last two years was a bust.  Last year, we had hurricane Sandy and the year before there was a huge snow storm.  Our Halloween festivities were canceled after much effort and planning.  My boyfriend […]

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Beach Bonfires

My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to have a beach bonfire.  I love it because it reminds me of the time in my life when I lived in San Diego.  The best part about these bonfires is that it’s a free activity to do with friends and family.  We hosted our first […]

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DIY Floral Crown

There’s nothing wrong with injecting some fantasy into your life right?  I’ve been seeing floral crowns on Instagram and Pinterest and was immediately in awe of how beautiful they were.  Floral crowns can turn any ordinary look into a fairy tale.  Because I secretly want to be a flower child, I wanted to make a […]