Fall Wreath

YEAH PEOPLE IT’S FALL

Image

So that means it is time for fall stuff. I already decorated a couple weeks ago, I just couldn’t wait.

So today we are making a lovely fall wreath to hang on your front door.

Supplies:
Image
1 hay wreath (hay is very Fall feeling, and it is $3 so yay)
1 30 yard ribbon in Orange
1 ‘rope piece’ of leaves
1 burlap sunflower
1 burlap pumpkin
3 twigs with balls on the end
1 glue gun and TONS of glue sticks

First, wrap your wreath with the ribbon.
Start on the back by putting a good sized spot of glue and attach ribbon.
Image

Continue to wrap ribbon around the wreath. Every other wrap, I put more hot glue on the back.

Image

And here is what your wreath will look like after the ribbon (and yes, I almost used all 30 yards).
I love this look for many reasons. You can still see the hay through the ribbon, and yet there are pieces that are dark and leave spots of dark orange visible after you put the rest of the pieces on. Of course if you do not want any hay showing, just wrap the wreath again with the ribbon and this should solve the problem quite nicely.

Next, I took the leaves and wrapped them in the same manor as the ribbon. I am sorry, I do not have any other pictures of step by step. They seemed to have run off of my camera. Once you wrap the leaves around, flip over the wreath and cut off the ones that are facing backwards. This not only cleans up your wreath a little, it also gives you extra leaves that you don’t to buy to decorate with :). Next, eyeball where you would like your pumpkin, sunflower, and sticks. And glue.

Image

Image

When my friend saw  my wreath she said, “Oh so you decided to go out and buy a wreath instead of making it?” Uh.. yeah sure I did ;).

Wreath TIP: Do NOT be afraid to use a LOT of hot glue. More glue means it will stick better, and ultimately last longer.

We also went and bought out first mini pumpkins of the season and I picked up a cute owl Halloween decoration

IMG_2505IMG_2552

Dream Car

It’s about time I tell you about my car….

I GOT A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE!
(insert cheering and clapping and confetti) 

Image

 

I know you might be thinking, “Really, THIS is her dream car?” and it’s true… it is. I have always, always, always wanted one. I can’t ever remember wanting any other car than a Volkswagen Beetle. My parents even owned an old one that we use to drive around in. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will say it is the one car that I have always called ‘mine’.

It really is a fairy tale as to how I got it. We went up to Wichita just to visit some family and friends and to look at the dealership just to see inside a new Beetle. Well, one event lead to another (like 0% interest, and they gave me $3000 for my other car) and I drove home in a new Beetle!

      And although I really wanted a lime green one, the 2013s don’t come in lime green (bummer, I know) my (YES MINE ALL MINE) Beetle is toffee colored, with leather interior. It is push button started, has a touchscreen stereo, and couldn’t be more perfect.

Image

 

Image

 

Image

Image

 

 

DIY Stamp and DIY Wrapping Paper!

Hello lovelies! Today you are getting not one, but TWO DIYs in one post. What a lucky day for you!
Today, I will be showing you how to make your own stamp, and how to make your own wrapping paper.

How To Make Your Own Stamp;

Image

Supplies Needed:

  • wood pieces (found at Hobby Lobby, two for $1.79)
  • Puffy shirt paint
  • pencil

Step 1: draw your own design onto the wood piece. For best results, try not to make a design that has small, detailed pieces. When you add the puffy paint, it will be thicker and can make your design a big blop.
Step 2: Trace over your pencil lines with the paint. Let it dry thoroughly. If you do not let it dry completely, when you go to stamp you could smooth in your wet paint and have a messy stamp on your hands.
Step 3: Stamp your new stamp in some ink or paint and stamp away!

ImageImage

Now for the wrapping paper….

You will need your new hand-made stamp, and some parcel paper. I bought a roll of brown paper on Amazon for about $7. You can get multiple colors like black, white and brown. Or for small gifts, you can use just a normal 8 by 11 piece and stamp that!

Step 1: Wrap your present with just the plain paper to measure out how much wrapping you will be using.
Step 2: Roll out, and stamp away! Let paint/ink dry and you can wrap your present.

Image

Image

After I wrapped the presents, I added some baker twine and a hand made card!
I chose to make the daisy stamp for a friend’s wrapping paper, because that was her wedding flower. It was very cute, and fit right in because she had a country wedding, complete with bails of hay and burlap sacks.

I hope you make some lovely stamps and cute wrapping paper!

A Day at the Renaissance Fair

I mean, who doesn’t love the Renaissance period? And if you don’t, then who doesn’t like seeing people dress up, joust, fight dragons, and eat giant turkey legs?

The festival ( www.kcrenfest.com ) is held in Kansas City and lasts from the end of August to the middle of October. Every weekend they have a new theme and different events going on. The weekend we went was Pirate’s Ale Fest!

So my husband and I took two of our best pals and went a couple of weekends ago. It was a blast! Here’s some pictures from our day in the Renaissance period.

Image

Image

The fair was like a giant maze. The streets ran together in a big whirl, and it was very hard to figure out where you were going! However every store was so cute, and there was definitely a lot of thought put into this. I was very impressed!

Image

My husband as a princess ❤

Image

My friend and I bought matching princess crowns (since we are real life princesses, and the fact that we had a princess tea to go to later that day).

Image

Image

Image

For all you coffee lovers out there

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

My friend and I finished out the day at the Princess tea. We were served tea, given tons of delicious tea snacks, were told fairy tales by the fairies, and got to meet the queen (pictured above). It was a lot of fun, and I hope that if you ever get the chance to go, you take it! Everyone is in full character and never breaks for a moment.

Thanks for letting me share my pictures! Hope you have a wonderful monday!

Xoxox, Jenna

Is it Fall yet?

I can’t believe it! All I hear is talk about how “summer is over” and “fall will soon be upon us”. Like, what!??? I am use to at least 2 more solid months of summer!
I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the season changes. I mean this year I get to watch the leaves change color and fall to the ground. I get to have an actual season change, and then I get to see it snow. It will be an interesting change for sure.

However I’m not letting it stop me from buying decorations! This is the first time my husband and I will be living in our own home together since we got married a year and a half ago. And you bet I’m buying decorations and going a little over board (okay, maybe a lot).

Here’s a look at some of the stuff I’ve gotten!:

IMG_2314

IMG_2311

IMG_2313

The first picture is of two adorable wooden leaves that I bought at Hobby Lobby
Second picture is of the table cloth I bought at Michael’s.
And the third is of the cute harvest pillow I bought at Michael’s.

The best part?! It was all 40-60% off! Fall is looking better and better.

However there is this issue of fall clothes shopping….

Herb Planters

ImageOne of the things I love most about Kansas is the fact that I get to have my own garden!

See, in Arizona most of everything just dies. I mean the only place we have grass is at the park (and I’m sure they pay a fortune to water it with the 120 degree weather). So I’ve really loved having a garden. I love flowers and things like that. However, my older brother (who lives in California and has his own garden) started to rub off on me. His garden consists of all things you can eat, while mine is full of pretty flowers and bushes.

So I decided to plant some herbs! And I hope to rub off on you too, so you plant some as well! I planted basil, thyme, parsley, and cilantro. Now you might be thinking ,”I don’t even use those herbs”. But would you use them more if you had them lying around and they were free? Probably.

Image

To make the planters, I just painted the top and bottom different colors. I used a paint pen to write the different names of the herbs on the outside. And they’re super cute!

They definitely spice up the kitchen with the bright colors. I’m in love, and I can’t wait to season my food with my own herbs!

Hello Lovelies!

I am so sorry I have been absent these last couple of weeks. We were busy!

List of some evens that have been happening:

  • I turned 20! SO happy belated birthday to me! It was a nice day, filled with an hour massage, winning $40 off of a scratcher, a nice dinner and movie with some friends, and two heaping scoops of lemon custard and cookies and cream ice cream to finish of the night.
  • My husband  and I went on a few trips to explore the state. I’m loving Kansas more and more!
  • I’ve been training for my first 5k! (another post about that coming later)
  • And the big one….. I may or may not have gotten my dream car yesterday (EEEEKKKKKKK!!!!!! another post to follow about this one too) P.S. this is the first social site to know about it so yippee!!