Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | DIY Wedding Card Box

Happy hump day loves! I mentioned earlier this week that I had worked on my wedding card box over the weekend. I'm glad that this was yet another thing that I was able to check off my list and it didn't take as long as I thought nor was it too difficult.

I went to my local Michael's and picked up the supplies I needed. I wanted to do a round shaped box, so I got a set of 3 paper mache boxes

I then proceeded to measure and cut the necessary holes. I definitely recommend making sure you cut the holes big enough for a decent size card to fall all the way through. Just keep in mind to keep a little bit to have the stacking box glue properly to the bottom. Hopefully that makes sense, but here's a picture of what the inside of the box looks like.

It doesn't need to be a perfect circle, nobody will be able to see it from the inside. Once you've got the holes made, make sure to make a slit on the top for the cards to drop through, try and keep it centered and a bit wide. This is really the only cut I was super careful about because it'll be visible, so just cut slowly using a sharp utility knife.

Once I had that all done, it was time to spray paint. I bought spray paint because it's an easier way to get this project done and it dries uber quick. Make sure you are spray painting in a well ventilated area and I recommend wearing gloves. I set up some tarp and newspapers on my porch to get this done with. Follow the instructions on the can, the kind I got was Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Enamel in True Blue.

The first coat I did was very sheer, I waited about 2 minutes to re-spray and did 2 more coats afterwards. I think that was a perfect amount because all of it got pretty covered.

I let it dry for about 30 minutes (it says dry time is 10 minutes or less, but I waited longer anyway). After it's all dry, you still want to wait about an hour before really handling it so I did that. Afterwards I began gluing the boxes on top of each other. Between the 2nd and third boxes (on the bottom), I not only glued them together, but reinforced it with staples. I was not able to do the same with the top box to the 2nd box, but with enough glue it stuck together well. P.s. I just used a glue gun and it worked perfect.

I then started decorating the box with stuff I picked up from Michael's. You have complete creative control, go with the theme of your wedding, colors, etc. I got a pearl bead trim with some light pink flowers. I then finished it off with our initials. I put everything on with a glue gun and waited for it to dry.

Did you do a card box for your wedding, did you make it yourself or buy a premade one?


Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Target Wish List

Happy Tuesday! I was so so proud of myself that I really curbed my spending in April. No I didn't completely stop it, but some of it was wedding related and thus was necessary. I should say I didn't have any pointless spending which is what I do when I roll into Target on a random day and just go crazy. I'm so proud to say that I didn't even step foot inside a Target in April...who am I?! 

Needless to say, I need to get my butt to my happy place because I miss it and they have so many cute things. I've done so good that I deserve a few things from there this month. 




I know all of these items will be put to good use this coming summer so chances are I will be getting all these ;)! What are some of your favorite Target finds as of late?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Weekending | It's Gonna Be May

Happy Monday lovies! Although it's now May, Chicago weather proved to us that it doesn't care what the calendar was a brisk 40 degrees and rainy/stormy all weekend. To say I'm ready for some more permanent warmth is sooo an understatement! 

This weekend was fairly chill around these parts, I did work on and complete my wedding card box (more on that Wednesday!) Besides that a lot of Hallmark movies and some family pizza time! 

On Friday, my manager had told me and the other girls that our hospital wanted to use our picture taken at the 1 year celebration of our clinic to be on the annual employee giving campaign. We were definitely honored, but a little intimidated since we are going to be all around the hospital (that's over 2,500 employees!!) Guess I'll be work famous before I leave in a few months lol. Below is the picture that was chosen.

Saturday my parents were working away all day in the garage, cleaning up and getting things organized so by the end of the night my mom didn't want to cook so my dad said let's head to our favorite new pizza place. It was so yummy and much needed!

Sunday was spent working on the card box and watching Hallmark movies before ending the night with The Lone Survivor, I had been wanting to watch this movie for so long now and finally came around to watching it. Such a touching and emotional movie, so proud to be living in the greatest country in the world where we have some amazing people fighting for our freedom!!

Today is going to be slightly somber after work, one of our favorite patients passed away on Friday suddenly and when his wife called over to us I was heart-broken, such a sweet soul that heaven just gained. My coworkers and I are all heading to his funeral service after work today to pay our respects to him and his family. If y'all could pray for his family during this incredibly tough time, it would be much appreciated!

Here's to hoping that those May flowers come very very soon, linking up with Biana!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Faves | Last of April

Happy Friday friends! This week luckily went by fairly quickly and it's the freakin' weekend!

favorite song

...and because I said freakin' weekend, of course R. Kelly's best song ever came to mind. Here's a little throwback for your Friday to start off your weekend right!

favorite workout

Amanda pinned this on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to start this for the month of May! I know my workout partner/sister will love this too since she claims to be working on her "pancake booty".

favorite summer looks


Can you tell I'm super into the comfy and casual look for the Spring/Summer?!

funnies (Queen Bey version)

All hail Queen Bey, lol! But for real, who else was totally loving on her new album, so fierce and seriously such great songs that I've been listening to on repeat, thank god iTunes made it available for download :)!

Linking up with Amanda for Friday faves!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Would You Rather | Beauty Edition

Happy Friday Eve my lovies! When I saw this beauty tag on Cara's blog, I knew I wanted to participate because who doesn't like playing games :)!

1. Wear only one eyeshadow color or only one lip color for the rest of your life?
Definitely only one eyeshadow color because I can pick a neutral that works for everything, but being stuck with one lip color is torture.

2. Live without makeup or without nail polish?
Without nail polish hands down, I would be lost and sickly looking without makeup.

3. Have dark nails or bright nails year round?
Dark nails, I feel they are more neutral and could go with a range of looks.

4. Give up makeup brushes or mascara?
Makeup brushes. I hardly use any anymore considering you can basically do everything with a beauty blender/sponge. 

5. Leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
Man, this is tough....probably overdone blush because at least it looks finished, an obvious foundation line is just sloppy.

6. Have no eyebrows or sharpie drawn ones?
Goodness neither acceptable?! If I had to choose, probably sharpie drawn because hopefully I can figure out a way to use some brow powder and make it look better.

7. Go out with messy hair/nice makeup or nice hair/no makeup?
Easy...messy hair/nice makeup! Usually in the mornings I spend too much time on perfecting my makeup that my hair usually gets zero attention, if it's combed and the frizz is battled, I'm good to go!

8. Have a bad haircut or bad hair color?
I guess a bad hair color because that can be fixed much quicker than a bad haircut.

9. Be able to buy only drugstore makeup or only high end makeup?
High end makeup...seeing as how Sephora is my happy place, I could survive on high end products, my wallet may not though!

10. Spend $1,000 on clothes or makeup? 
Another easy one, makeup! I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to clothes, definitely not a fashionista and I feel like $1,000 on makeup can stretch further than clothes.


Now it's your turn, go ahead and answer these yourself! If you do a post let me know :)! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | Signature Drinks

Happy Wedding Wednesday loves!

Today I wanted to talk about the signature drinks that A and I decided on having at our wedding reception! I wasn't planning on having this originally, but after going to the comedy club last week and re-discovering my favorite drink, we knew we wanted to. 

Of course I wanted some cute signage for the (3) bars we have so I turned to Etsy and searched for the perfect design and shop. I finally settled with shopMKcreative and I'm so glad I did. I loved the colors, design and overall look of the sign, plus she was super quick with the turnaround...not to mention the super affordable price! Instead of paying an arm and a leg for a sign to be printed and shipped to me times 3..I went with the digital print route.

I'm so happy that I got to work in a little Queen Bey in my drink name ;)! Did you guys have signature drinks? Were they individual or a couple's drink?

(I did not get compensated in any way for this post, I really did love the work the Etsy shop did and I paid for the product in full.)


Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Man Behind The Blog

So just recently, I confessed to A that I'm a blogger...I figured I needed to tell him before I moved down there and had him become my personal assistant to all things blog related lol. His reaction was basically as expected...

Me: Soo...I have a blog
A: Oh ok, cool

That was that, he asked when he would be able to see it and I told him maybe never, he was alright with that lol. I did want to do a little getting to know A post after seeing P!nky's post about how well she knew her husband.

I took her questions and basically quizzed A, although I knew the answers to almost all of the questions it was fun to get him involved...without further adieu.

(tsk tsk...always on his phone)

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what's on? ESPN or CNN, probably switching between the two.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Salad?! He never would be caught dead ordering a salad.

3. What's one food he doesn't like? Pineapple surprisingly enough, although he'll drink the juice.

4. You go out to eat and have a drink; what does he order? Jack and Coke, which is his signature drink at the wedding.

5. What is his nickname for you? Babes...I know we're gross lol.

6. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Soccer or football cards.

7. What would he eat every day if he could? Chicken fried rice.

8. What is his favorite cereal? Honey bunches of oats.

9. What would he never wear? Women's clothes, lol...but really probably a necklace.

10. What is his favorite sports team(s)? Soccer- Manchester United/ Football- Houston Texans/ Baseball- Houston Astros/ Basketball- Houston Rockets...obviously he's a Houston fan lol.

11. Who is his best friend? Me obvi, but besides me probably his cousin.

12. What do you do that bothers him? I can become a bit hyper for his liking, also my cursing..he's not a fan.

13. What is his heritage? 100% Indian.

14. You bake him a cake for his birthday, what kind of cake? Chocolate.

15. Did he play sports in high school? Yes, soccer.

16. What could he spend hours doing? Watching sports, literally hours...

17. What is one unique talent he has? Gambling. Lol really he is pretty good at it, Vegas is his playground!


Hope you had fun getting to know A some more!