Monday, July 24, 2017

Our New Shed

Well, we accomplished something on our annual to do list. The shed is  now complete. We purchased a plan from iCreate Plans.  Rob really liked the plans they provided and made minor changes to adjust the shed to his needs. The size of the shed is 12 by 16. We highly recommend their plans on this site. This plan was actually for a modern studio, but Rob liked the window set up and we needed light since it does not have electric in it...yet.

Then we had to go through the permitting process, and that took a lot longer than anticipated. That backed our project up several months.

Rob began working the second weekend in April, and worked pretty much whenever he had a chance between then and the weekend before Memorial Day.  Here are the before and after pictures of the process.  We are not going to share the step by step process as that is the point of using the plans that you pay a small fee on  We did use Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray for the outside, and barn paint from Lowe's for the trim. We also used smaller windows then recommended to reduce someone from breaking in if that ever came up. It sits pretty far from our house, and we did not want to risk it. We also did several different locking systems on it to keep it very secure.

Overall, Rob was very happy on how it turned out. It got the big items out of our garage, and now he has the room to do projects with this tool collection. Next up is a play house and a loft bed for our daughter. Here is hoping that works!  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Blush and Gold Bridal Shower

I  had the opportunity to throw a bridal shower a few weeks ago for a beautiful bride. She said her colors were basically gold and pink. That is easy enough to find lots of items to go with matching her colors. I loved shopping for unique items, and putting them all together. I love to throw a party, and especially for someone as grateful as this bride. When you bring a smile to the face of the guest of honor, and they truly appreciate the effort you put into truly is worth all the effort.

I made this simple sign on a wooden sign from Hobby Lobby. I painted it and added lettering I cut out on my machine in adhesive vinyl paper. Then I ordered the plastic pink pots from Amazon for around $1 a piece, and purchased the flowers for approximately $1 each at Lowe's the day before. The flower and the soil fit perfectly, and I did not need any additional soil. This made for a very budget friendly favor for guests.
 The LOVE balloon was from Amazon and the delicious cake was done by Abigail's Absolute Sweets in Westminster, MD. She made an incredible vanilla with raspberry filling with a peony on top.  It was delicious, and I highly recommend her. 
 These beautiful peonies were from my friend Jes, and she owns a nursery and fresh cut flower business called Clear Ridge Nursery in Union Bridge, MD. She was amazing and saved these beautiful stems just for this shower. The sequined table runner in rose gold was from Amazon. I basically bought all my supplies via Amazon as it was easier for my work schedule. 

 The bubbly bar was set up on the sofa table with a Mr. and Mrs. sign from the Target Dollar Spot.  I saw the idea for glitter ice cubes one day, and knew that this was the perfect time to use it.  I bought glitter at Michaels the cheapest I could find and used the largest ice cube trays from Wal-Mart I could locate. Everyone loved the ice cubes. They were not that horrible to clean up after as I had anticipated while making them.  

 Here is the wine with the glitter ice cubes surrounding the bottles. So pretty!!

The entry way welcomed everyone with an initial from Hobby Lobby and some balloons the kiddos picked out from Party City.  And of course the beautiful peonies.  The Hello Love is also from Hobby Lobby too!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed the snippets from the party.  It was a lot of fun to put together.