Monogram gift ideas

By |November 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Monogram gift ideas

1/cheeseboard  2/bracelet  3/glass   4/ clutch

Maybe it’s cause I recently got married, but I’m having a serious monogram moment. I love how a monogram can personalize even the most simple gifts. Here are a few of my favorite monogram gift ideas from around the web for those difficult to shop for friends! Happy shopping :)



A teeny tiny ikea hack

By |September 8th, 2015|crafts, decorating, DIY, Uncategorized|

Sometimes a super small thing can make a big impact. In this case it was a 3 dollar piece of plastic from IKEA. If you have a dog then you will completely get it, if not you may think I’m crazy. BUT this leash hanger has streamlined our lives much beyond it’s small price tag! Lets’ just say that if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard my husband yell “hey babe where’s the leash?!” I would have many many dollars. You see, dog leashes are like socks and bobby pins, they have a mystical way of disappearing, and it’s never your fault. SO when I saw this adorable hook at IKEA I had to get it. Problem was the colors were a little “out there”. Hot pink doesn’t quite match my entry decor. So I did my usual thing- spray painted that sucker gold. And voila! A SUPER simple SUPER inexpensive and SUPER awesome IKEA hack!

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Yep, it’s still the little things!

love and candy,


How to add a little flair to your thank you notes

By |August 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Sometimes writing thank you notes can be tough- especially when you are writing hundreds of them! It’s easy to fall in the trap of “ thank you for such and such gift, Ireally like it and will use it a lot, the end”. Thank you’s are important to me so I do my best to take a little extra time to make them personal. It’s not always just the thought that counts, sometimes it’s the message!

For our wedding thank you cards I wanted to do something special to show our friends and family just how thankful we really are for their love, support and generosity. We started by using one of our favorite wedding photos and creating a thank you card from it in Photoshop. But photo thank you cards are nothing unusual these days, I wanted to do something more. I remembered how one of my cousins years back had sent photobooth photos with her thank you cards. It was so fun to receive actual printed photos in the mail and to re-live the wedding through them. I didn’t have a photo booth at my wedding, but I did have a ton of  photos of friends and family taken by our photographer. I went through our professional photos and uploaded a bunch of pics of friends and family to a photo website. I ordered 4 x 6 prints so I could include them with our thank you notes.

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I found some semi-opaque kraft paper bags to package them in so they wouldn’t just be flying around loose in the envelope. After organizing the photos by recipient I put them in the bags and sealed each one with a sticker. I have so many stickers laying around (thanks to years of collecting) and this was a perfect opportunity to put them to good use! The good thing about the opaque bags is that you can see who the photos are of even when they are sealed so you don’t have to label them.

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Hopefully the photos and thank you note will brighten someone’s day and let people know just how thankful we are for them.

love and candy,