Alright my friends. It's time for another entry on the many uses of mason jars. If you missed the last one, you can view it here. As previously discussed, I LOVE mason jars. Not just because they are cute and remind me of simpler times, but because you can do so many things with them. For instance, using them to create hanging lanterns for a fraction of the price you'd pay for ones at Pottery Barn.
The weather is warmer and that means it's time to take life outside! A good way to add a little charm and glow to your next soiree is by making these easy DIY lanterns and hanging them all along your outdoor space. I loved this idea so much that I even used it at my wedding, hanging the lanterns from shepherd hooks to create a path to the reception site.
If you can't find a group of mason jars, you can also use small vases (check out the Dollar Tree). Just make sure they have a lip on them to hold the wire. I was going to write out a tutorial, but then I found one already done for me here. And since I'm busy getting ready for Jon's parent's to come in town, I think that will do :)
As far as materials go, here is all you need:
Mason jars or vases
Sand or crystal filler (optional)
Before you know it, you could have a glowing backyard just like this!
via Martha Stewart
And for all of you lucky enough to have a pool....
After more than a year of debate, I've finally decided on and ordered us a new coffee table! As mentioned here , there were several styles I was considering. However, in the end the tufted ottoman came out on top. Not only was it versatile, so it can be used for years to come, but it also will be good for when we have kiddos down the road. I can't tell you how many people I know who have had to either remove their coffee tables for the safety of their kids' noggins or have had to add those tacky corner protectors. I did not want to invest in a new piece only to have to stow it away down the road. So this seemed to be the perfect solution. And thanks to my Joss & Main membership, it turned out to be the perfect price too. I was all set to order a tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs. I had already received a swatch sample of the fabric I selected and everything. But a few days later, I got a notification from Joss & Main of a sale event called The Tufted C
It's only been 6 months now, but better late than never, right? Auden turned one on November 11th and we celebrated at our home with close family and friends. The theme of the party was pumpkins and pearls. Pun'kin is one of the nicknames I called her when she was little and pearls bring a girly flair and tied into our reveal party when we found out we were having a girl so it seemed perfect. I had so much fun creating her invitation and all of the party printables. And for a little extra adornment, the invites were tied with jute twine and placed in scalloped envelope. Invites available for purchase here . Here's the sweet birthday girl in her homemade hat. I love how the bow on top turned out :) Her birthday stats poster is now available here . The smash cake table with our go-to milk jars (Starbuck frappuccino glasses) with paper straws. The tree slab plate they are sitting on was also used at our wedding. The smash cake was a $10 cake from Public and
Last month I helped throw my best friend (we met in 9th grade speech class :)) Lauren's baby shower for her soon-to-arrive baby boy, Gunner. The shower had a "Southern gentleman" theme complete with bow ties, silhouettes and gingham print. Personal touches and family items were used throughout, including baby Gunner's dad's bow ties :) Gunner's daddy's "going home" outfit greeted guests at the sign in table, along with a framed "Southern gentleman in the making" print. A variety of centerpieces graced the tables with groupings of baby mementos, flowers and photos. An antique baby basket helped house the gifts. The drink menu consisted of milk, apple juice (one of Lauren's cravings), fruit-infused water and coffee. The menu was made of a variety of brunch goodies including fruit, doughnuts, muffins, shrimp and grits, breakfast casserole and a waffle bar. And of course no shower is comp