Friday, May 24, 2013

Quit Your Day Job, and Go Camping!

I completed my last day at the day job(hoorah! I love meeting goals). We now have the keys to the new house, and spent 2 nights deep cleaning, and learning the ticks and tricks of the house. We also compiled a list of things that we will need ASAP. We had electricity but no refrigerator, so it felt somewhat like camping. Turns out the couple of nights that we planned to go 'camping' would be the worst weather we have seen in a long time. Think hurricane.. It was much colder than it has been, so we went through a good amount of wood already while trying to get the house heated up for the first time. Thankfully the weather will be getting nice here soon(I hope). We found out there is quail that roam the property, Also met a neighbor. He seems like a genuine guy(YAY!)!
Things are going good so far. We just have a big shopping list right now. Christmas, and Birthday's are covered for a while. We will just buy each other tools, and equipment till the end of time. :P

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland Photo Backdrop

The Supplies Include:
12x18 Sheets of Colored Tissue Paper of your choice 
Scotch Tape
& Hemp Twine.

Step 1: Lay out 1 sheet of tissue paper.
 Step 2: Fold the tissue paper in half. 
Step 3: Fold the tissue paper every 2 1/2 inches or so.

Folded up, The tissue paper should look like the photo below. 
Step 4: Start slicing half inch slices into all of the layers. Make sure that the loose end of the tissue paper is the side that you are cutting. Leave about an inch on the top uncut.

 Once all of the slices are made.. 
Step 5: Unfold it.

Now open it up completely. 
Step 6: Start rolling one side inwards from the center.

Once completely rolled up ..
Step 7: Twist the center where you had rolled only in the center. 
Step 8: Twist and turn only the rolled center into a loop.

Step 9: Tape both ends together leaving an open loop. This is how you will string the garland.
All DONE! Now string that puppy up, and have a good time!

As for the "Just Married" Banner. I printed that off of the blog Elli (link- Here).  If you or anyone you know are getting married soon... Elli is quite the source of amazing FREEBIES!

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Sister's Beach Wedding Reception

I have 6 work days left till I launch Dream State as a full time project! While working full time, and running the shop with whatever free time I can find- I put together a beach wedding reception for my sister who as you know ran away to Vegas to get married last month. I put together all of the decorations, photobooth, coordinated the dinner, cupcakes, cake, and champagne. I was also the designated photographer. As you may have guessed, I have been one busy bee! Have a look at the festivities!