oh my goodness, first of all I can't believe it has been almost 3 months since I have posted on my sweet little blog I was so excited about starting almost a year ago!! Its supposed to be a blog about all the fun things I get to do in my "spare time." I haven't had a ton of down time in the last 3 months but I have definitely been doing a lot of fun stuff in my spare time! I'm going to do quick recap of highlights for ya...
Went to the Troy University (go Trojans) vs. Tennessee game
Went to an Alabama game in Tuscaloosa.
Celebrated the beautiful life of my husband's sweet grandfather who went to be with Jesus in November and spent some great time with my brother-in-laws and they're awesome wives.
Put up our tree!
Had a fabulous girl's craft night (what I crafted coming soon… hopefully)
Put up our outside decorations (can't take ANY credit here this was all the Hubs!)
Had our end of the semester small group party with awesome church friends!
Hosted our annual neighborhood Christmas party
Went to NYC with my husband for our Christmas presents to each other.
Helped host a progressive dinner with some of my favorite people
Went back to Alabama to spend Christmas with my family.
My sister came to spend some time with us in TN and we played in the snow!
Rented a cabin with my brothers and sisters.
and last but not least hosted a Bridal shower for this special cousin and one of my longest friends.
Thats where I'm going to spend the last little bit of this post, sharing some of the details from her burlap themed wedding shower.
We got these adorable ring cupcakes made from Publix bakery! They do such a great job and their cake is amazing!
Of course we used mason jars to drink out of… if you're doing a burlap themed shower they're a must!
Here's the full table. My sister helped make the desserts. She made the carmel turtles all by herself <impressed> If you're wondering (or just noticed) the blank frame in the back, we actually put a picture of the bride and groom-to-be in there. I just didn't have it yet. I just used a frame I had and placed a sheet of scrapbook paper in it for the background… easypeasy!
I used these cute little chalkboard clip labels to let all the guest know what was being served (I'm sure they could have figured it out for themselves but they're so cute don't you think?) I ordered them awhile back from a great site called pick your plum. They have daily deals with some really unique stuff.
Here's a (kind of blurry) picture of the handmade invitations. I used scrapbook paper, a big mason jar stamp, my home printer, and some glitter glue to make these simple southern invites!
I found this perfect little burlap mini-scrapbook at Michael's and had to get it for the shower. I ended up making it a memory book for Magen to use at several of her wedding showers. Its kind of like a guestbook and scrapbook all in one.
Used the trusty beverage dispensers to serve punch and water. I used the stamp I used to make the invites to continue the "Southern" theme.
Used this DIY chalkboard tin to display the couple's initials and hold forks rolled in napkins tied with twine. Simple and cute!
For table decorations I used doilies from Michael's to sit milk glass vases that I have collected from yard sales, antique stores, and some were a gift from my grandmother.
We got a simple daisy bouquet from the grocery store the day of and used them in several spots to add a pretty touch. So inexpensive but super pretty!
I'm so thankful I am in my sweet cousin's wedding and I had so much fun hosting this shower for her to let her know how much she means to me! I hope these ideas inspire you to host a cute, budget friendly shower for someone you care about too!!!
Thanks for letting me catch up and for reading my little blog even though I have been on blog-vaca for awhile!
One last thing!! My friend Emily (who actually encouraged me to get back blogging) started her very own awesome blog! Check her out here > http://mrscraftyadams.blogspot.com/ I am so looking forward to all the great things to come there. You should follow her too!!