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DIY Bridesmaids Box

I have officially been engaged since last November and I hadn’t OFFICIALLY asked all my bridesmaids to be in my wedding yet!

I knew I wanted to do something very personalized. I decided to go with a DIY Bridesmaids Box full of goodies for them to use for a long time to come. Here is what I put together for my four girls. Our colors are mint + peach + gold – so I knew I wanted to keep that theme going with the boxes I created.

Some of my favorite items:

Monogrammed Tote Bag

Monogrammed Tote Bag

Bridesmaids Hair ties

Bridesmaids Hair ties

Monogrammed Tumbler

Monogrammed Tumbler

Bridesmaids Card & Envelope

Bridesmaids Card & Envelope

I wanted to lay out all the details about our wedding, so the girls would know everything up front. I laid out my info in Word.

I wanted to let them know what the “role” of bridesmaid meant to me. It doesn’t mean someone who plans a shower, a bachelorette party, or someone that tags along to every wedding-related appointment for the next year. Truly, I don’t want any of those things! Their role is to know that I love them, how much I’ve appreciated their presence in my life, and that I couldn’t imagine the biggest day of my life without them next to me every step of the way. In short: wear a great dress, wipe away my tears (because that will happen) and have an amazing time!

I had so much fun putting these boxes together for my girls! I plan on taking every chance that I have to do something fun and craft every step of the way for this wedding and clearly, asking my girls was no exception! I wanted the details of the box to be personalized, so the monogram tote and tumbler was perfect!

I have to admit these boxes took awhile to assemble & create. Between decorating the glitter champagne bottles to picking out paint chip samples, they were definitely time-consuming. But they are well worth the time! The look on their faces when I gave them the boxes made it worth it, for sure.

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DIY: New Nurse Survival Kit

This past weekend was a busy one. A graduation and a baby gender reveal party. My fiance and I split up so we could be present at both. I wanted to do something extra special for his sister graduation since I wasn’t able to attend. I love gift baskets – and thought it would be a fitting event to create a new nurse survival kit.

Some great things to add to your nurse survival kit:

Nurse Theme Socks
Nurse Theme Socks
 Nurse Mug
Nurse Mug
Fancy Stethoscope
Fancy Stethoscope

Heart Beat Necklace

Heart Beat Necklace

With the basket we got (listed below) we added some filler on the bottom so the items would stand up at various heights. This makes it easier to see all the items in the basket.

Products:

Basket

Funny Bone Pens

Stethoscope

Gum (3 pack)

Hairties

EOS Hand Lotion (3 pack)

EOS Chapstick (Trio Limited Edition)

Mini Sewing Kit

Snacks (various kinds)

“Keep Calm and Nurse On” Notebook

“Help is Here” Wine

Hand Sanitizer

Bottle of Aspirin

Fruit Infused Water Bottle

Coffee Mug – On-The-Go

First Aid Kit

Prescription Drug Mug

Not all of the products listed need to be used, but it will give you some good thoughts of what to include. These are just some ideas to get those creative juices flowin’.

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Crafts Eat & Drink Lifestyle

Easter Holiday Decor & Tablescape

Phew, Easter weekend has come and gone like a whirlwind. Since moving into our new house in December, a lot of our family still hadn’t had a chance to come and take a peek. We so kindly offered to have it at our place, and I’m so glad we did. I’m still struggling over here, and its only Tuesday. Perhaps Grandma’s Deviled Eggs resulted in a food coma? Very likely.

Anyone that knows me well, knows how I love to craft. I’m definitely a kid at heart. These Cheeto Carrots were just the ticket. Disguising Cheetos as a vegetable? You got it.

To make 20 bags you will need –

2 family size bags of Cheetos,

20 Disposable Decorating Bags,

& 3 yards of Green Ribbon.

What party isn’t complete with fresh blooms? These carnations not only added color, but also gave me a good excuse to break out my Ikea Vase

How was your Easter? If you were crafty or in the mood to bake up a storm – let me know what you created!