Browsing Pinterest has been a wonderful resource when coming up with ideas and connecting with blogs that with D.I.Y. wedding crafts. Although I don’t claim to be one of those girls who dreamed of being the princess picturesque center of attention at her own wedding I would be lying if I told you I didn’t share in the absolute excitement I get when looking over potential ideas for my wedding. Without further hesitation here are a few images I ran across while exploring the never-ending search subject of ‘Weddings’ on Pinterest.

Alter lights and drapes Doily lanterns and pearls Down the Isle Outdoor setup Painted Bottles and flowers Tea Pot and tier centerpiece

If you would like to see what other wonders I came across click the link for my Pin board

Have Fun,

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This past October 2013 I said yes to the man of my dreams. Now we are deep in planning for the event that will solidify the rest of our lives together. I don’t believe on going into debt or spending large amounts of money to have a Disney princess wedding. So in true crafted fashion we are excited to be planning a shabby chic DIY kind of wedding. Don’t get me wrong we will use vendors for things like a wedding cake and professional photos, but there are some areas of this wedding that me and my arsenal of helpers can take on ourselves.

So let me know if you would like to see some DIY wedding additions as I get back into the swing of blogging and planning a wedding all at once.

Thank you for stopping by, and any support you have given this blog in the last couple years I’ve been blessed to keep up with it.

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Lately, Chris and I have been looking for new ways to spend quality time with one another, and creating bucket lists for future more expensive trips. It dawned on me that I should make a box with several date ideas stuffed inside like I’ve seen on my favorite website Pinterest. Making a box like this helps to keep things fun and interesting, and there is never a limit to how many ideas you place inside.

Here’s What I used:

  • Empty Container
  • Travel magazine/s
  • Scissors
  • Sponge Paint brush
  • Mod Podge Glue
  • Flash Cards to write date ideas on
  • Not pictured: Black Paint, Paint brush, and adhesive glitter letters

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I started by cutting pictures of fun date ideas out of the travel magazines I had lying around. These pictures helped me with coming up with, and writing down date ideas on the blank flash cards as you see pictured above in the first two photos.

Cutting

Arranging the photos around my box in the order I wanted them glued down was my next step. Creating an abstract layout created a more fun and energetic look to the box. The picture of the raised camping tent really sent inspiration for future summer camping trips. Maybe even a backyard set up, Hmm.

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Once the pictures were set and covered with Mod Podge it was time to let it dry. Great time for a tea break. What kind of tea do you enjoy? I love teavana and good ol’ Lipton original. It’s the perfect time of season to warm the body with some relaxing tea blends.

Tea Time

As a last-minute thought I painted the bottom and top flaps of the box black to cover the original design. I also added the glittery letters to name the box. This craft will sit on our floating shelf in the living room as a conversation piece for guests, but more importantly for easy access for those days when we’re feeling spontaneous.

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Looks like we’re off to the batting cages. If you like this idea please share your recreations with me at beyonditspupose@yahoo.com, and I’ll feature a link back to your own website. Click here for my inspiration for doing this craft. Thanks for stopping by my little creative nook.

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While helping my sister figure out what she could craft out of her old guitar case since she had already crafted a cute coffee table from the guitar (pictures coming soon) I came across this great idea for a wall hung bookshelf. This was the perfect solution to my sister’s craft dilemma.

Guitar Case Bookshelf

If you like this idea as much as me and my sister do you can click here for the source. Click here for a bonus project. I promise it’s worth it.

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Budget tips on how to decorate my home on a tight budget are always appreciated while paying off these crazy student loans. Of course finding new and exciting DIY projects is a plus for me, like the Moss project pictured above. I think I found the perfect bedroom decor set up for our home too.

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Who doesn’t like to eat? These Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Bakes look delicious enough for everyone on their summer time diet to break some eating rules.

One of the best gifts I have received is a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens and HGTV magazine. So I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing some of the highlights of each magazine as they come in then you, at home, can make a decision whether or not it’s worth picking up at the store.

So let me know how you like these posts. Would you like me to keep posting these features? Like always, Thank you for stopping by and supporting this website. You are much appreciated.

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A trip to the thrift store led me to find some perfectly good shower curtain rings, which then got me to thinking about one of the latest organization DIY I keep seeing popping up on my Pinterest feed. I thought to myself, “self, you sure do have a lot of scarfs cluttering up your dresser top. Maybe it’s time to give this a go.”

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I must say that I really think this is a clever idea. My scarves fit really well in my closet now, and my bedroom looks a lot more tidy.

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I’m still amazed how clever people are when it comes to organization, and decor around the house. I just love being able to utilize things for other reasons that would otherwise be discarded. I think this will look better once I have color coordinated them with each other and the room.

Let me know if you have used this organization idea, and how you jazzed it up to fit your style. What other organization ideas should I try around my house? Thanks for stopping by.

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IntroIf you’re an avid thrifter or garage-sale-hopper then you know the importance of having a buddy with you to make your shopping trip more successful. If you’re thinking of taking your first trip to the thrift store than a highly recommend getting a thrift buddy. Your thrift buddy should be someone who knows you well and someone you know equally as well, respect their opinion, work well with, and is as enthusiastic as you are about finding deals. For me my thrift buddy is my mom. If you’re lucky enough to have your own mother as your buddy then you know what an asset you have. My mother is never afraid to tell me the truth about something, but in a way that makes me listen, she keeps me on track, and gets just as excited when we strike thrifting gold. I’d like to think I offer her the same qualities.

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ThirdandTeamWorkWhen my mom and I are out looking for clothing items we utilize each other by separating to cover more ground, offering each other our opinions to make wise decisions, and utilizing overall teamwork to make the process as easy-going as possible.

Who is your thrift buddy and how do you two help each other out? What other ways does your thrift buddy help you out?

Thank you for stopping by, and happy thrifting to you.

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