New Home Mood Board

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If you’re an avid reader, you’ll know that we are now first time homeowners! We are unbelievably excited for this new journey. That being said, it’s an adorable little starter home bungalow that has so much potential. I have completely redesigned the whole home in my mind and I wanted to show you a little inspiration of what I’m thinking. I’m planning on bringing you guys along with me during the remodeling journey so be sure to let me know down in the comments if that is something you’d like to see! I’m excited to transform this quaint little house into a gorgeous bungalow that we can enjoy for years to come!

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Wedding Wednesday – The Nails

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Happy hump day everybody! Today I wanted to talk to you about the gorgeous set of nails I had done for the big day. I tried a new nail salon and ended up really enjoying my experience there. They did a great job with my nails and spent extra time/effort to make sure they were perfect. Whether they do that to all their clients or just because I mentioned I was getting married, who knows. They don’t have a website and aren’t active on social media, otherwise I would link them, so I really only went off of the reviews they had online. Which I’m glad everything worked out for the best!

Of course, I brought them a picture I had found on Pinterest hoping that the look was achievable. I’d say they did a pretty good job! I originally was just going to go for the traditional French tip but I needed that glam effect! So, instead of just a flesh colored base, I went with a rose gold/copper glitter base. I had them blend it into the white so it appeared to fade into one another. I really like how they turned out. I thought they complimented the colors in my dress well and didn’t overpower the sparkle of the ring. Perfection!

*All pictures were taken by Capture Life Portraits. Stay tuned to see more!

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Wedding Wednesday – Piece of Cake!

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For those who don’t know, I got married this last weekend and that’s why I may have been a little absent this past week or so. I’m getting back into the swing of things and I thought there wouldn’t be anything better to kick it off again than a super sweet post. (See what I did there?)

One of the many highlights of the day for everyone, was the cake. I’ve never had so many people rave about something in my entire life! Of course the cake was amazing; but, I’m not a big cake person so the only bite I had was the obligatory husband shoving it in my face bite. I’m obviously in love with the look of the cake, as was everyone, but everyone said it tasted as good as it looked! I mean, you can’t really go wrong with almond flavored anything. Right?

I ordered the cake from a small bakery called The Sweetest Thing. She does amazing work and I’ve had many of her goodies before so I can attest to her delicious cookies and cupcakes. She hand painted this cake and attached edible gold leaf accents to match my inspiration picture exactly! We all know Pinterest is full of many wonderful ideas, a lot of which are far-fetched and often unattainable. She is a dream maker! I’m absolutely in love with how it turned out!

She does such fabulous work and is so easy going. I definitely recommend The Sweetest Thing to everyone! I know who will be doing all my baking from now on! Be sure to check out her Facebook page for some more work she has done. She has some really innovative ideas for Thanksgiving goodies she would love to make this season. Two thumbs up, I highly recommend her!

*All pictures were taken by Capture Life Portraits. Stay tuned to see more!

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DIY Rustic Wood Headboard

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I have never had a headboard prior to this custom one I made (with the help of the fiancé and some power tools). I have always wanted a headboard but could never find one I liked. Then one day it hit me. Duh! Just make my own! It wasn’t a hard process by any means but I am a perfectionist. I may have taken a few extra nonessential steps along the way to ensure we made the exact headboard I was envisioning. For those of you who have been around here since the beginning, you may remember my very first blog post. It was a DIY jewelry holder that was very similar to the piece I wanted to show you today!

Here is what you’ll need :

  1. 2×6 pieces of wood (amount depends on your design)
  2. A large piece of plywood
  3. DIY aged wood stain
  4. Nail gun w/ nails
  5. Saw
  6. Sandpaper or a sander
  7. Drill
  8. Bolts w/ washers
  9. Stain (if preferred)

The Process :

  1. First, I started out with a scaled rendering of how I wanted the pieces laid out. Once I tweaked the design to my liking, I labeled all of the measurements
  2. Cut down your 2×6 boards to your specified dimensions
  3. Cut your plywood backing to the overall size of your headboard
  4. Once you have your pieces cut, attach them to the plywood by using a nail gun (we found this to be the easiest)
  5. Once all of your front facing pieces are attached, attach the two vertical pieces that will attach to your bedframe (we took special care that we knew exactly where these posts would line up with the frame
  6. Give your headboard a good sanding (remember you will have your head close or on this many nights)
  7. Apply your DIY stain/store bought stain (we used both to give the headboard a more gray appearance)
  8. Line the headboard up with your bedframe and drill holes where you will need to attach the bolts
  9. Attach the bolts and secure the headboard to the wall if necessary (depending on the height)

This DIY was a little lengthier and hands on than the jewelry holder but it is so worth it. If you have all the tools on hand, like I did, then this headboard will cost you close to nothing. It could be even cheaper if you have the wood on hand. (For reference, I made my headboard queen sized.) This DIY cost me about $100 for a gorgeous custom headboard that people normally pay hundreds, even thousands, for. I’m so happy with how it turned out! I think it looks amazing. It’s better than store bought because I got to take the time to make it exactly how I wanted, from design to the finish. I love it. Let me know if you would like to see other DIY’s soon and I can definitely arrange that. Have a great day!

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