Party Ideas

4th July - Giant Jenga

DIY Giant Jenga + Carrying Case

My sister Kim and brother-in-law Shawn LOVE to have people over to BBQ and hang out. So when thinking about a birthday present for Shawn, I thought a Giant Jenga set…wait, a TEXAS Longhorns Giant Jenga set could be really awesome and perfect for their summer BBQ season! I did some research and found this […] Read more…

Pinterest Perfect Wedding

An Evening to Remember! – How to DIY a Pinterest-Perfect Wedding

For those of us who search Pinterest for wedding inspiration, look no further! I can’t even begin to say how excited I am to be sharing this gorgeous wedding of a friend of mine that I’ve known since I was 3 years old!  The Esparza Family will always hold a special place in my heart […] Read more…


Celebrating Baby Hakeem

Last night I had such a great time celebrating my sweet friend (and soon-to-be mom) Caroline and her “little pumpkin” coming into the world (ETA Dec 30th!)!  Caroline’s sister, Emily, threw a fantastic fall-themed baby shower complete with spiced autumn sangria, savory homemade tomato basil soup, and very thoughtful pumpkin-infused decorations. Side note: Emily ALWAYS throws the […] Read more…

Burlap & Lace ~ Castle Wedding Inspiration

When Two become One ~ Burlap & Lace

Shawn and I got married on Saturday, August 31, 2013.  It was such a magical night and everything went off without a glitch.  We DIY’d all of our wedding decorations to include refinishing whiskey barrels for the ceremony, painting chalkboard signs, and I made all of paper goods (i.e. dinner menu, ceremony guide, and name […] Read more…

Train Birthday Party

Jax 1st Birthday ~ Train Party!

Jax LOVES Choo-Choo trains, so it only made sense to have a fun Train Party for his 1st birthday! He didn’t care if the train was Thomas or Chuggington at this point, so trains in general were all the rage! Setting the stage! A black duct tape Train Track greeted the guests up to the front of […] Read more…

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