Monday, April 21, 2014

Wedding Wonders: DIY Centerpieces

DIY Centerpieces
 
 
Hello everyone! I wanted to share a little bit of my current DIY adventures. With a venue in place it is now time for me to start thinking about centerpieces. We plan on having a rustic wedding (& one that's on a budget). Let me tell you, I am so happy for the invention of Pinterest! haha I have been finding some of the greatest ideas for simple centerpieces that are super cute and easy to make. Check out two pieces I have made in the last few days. Which one would you pick?

 
Mason jar + paint + sandpaper

glass vase + hot glue + rope


Friday, April 18, 2014

Three Twigs Designs {Review}


About Kim, the owner of Three Twigs Designs:

Hi, I have a wonderful husband that works really hard, so I can be a stay at home mom. I love crafting. My passion is vintage windows and old barn boards. My husband and sons bring home the boards, and I cut and sand each board myself. I take the time to handcraft, hand paint each item in my little store. I love the look of reclaimed rustic d├ęcor!!

 
Love the craftsmanship in her pieces!



What I reviewed:

Table Numbers 

I received a set of table numbers, perfect for a rustic wedding. Each piece is handmade personally by Kim. What I loved about these table numbers was the fact that you could really make it your own. It is not like buying a product from the store. With these you can choose the color of burlap and the color of the numbers printed on each heart. I choose the traditional look but you can go for a bright and colorful if you want! I can't wait to use these at my own wedding. I will be placing them in Mason jar flower arrangements. Each side of the heart has the number printed on it, making it easy to find a table for your guests.

 



Add a special touch to your special day with these handmade unique table numbers. Your choice of white or natural burlap. Your choice of color for the numbers. Jute and raffia bow accent. They will be perfect to stand in a flower arrangement. Hearts are approx. 3" x 3". Table number is printed on both sides. The hearts are adhered to 12" wooden sticks, ready to go!

Wedding Twine Jute Cake Serving Set
 
 
The second item I reviewed was the cake serving set with twine and raffia. These really stood out to me because they are just so charming. I wanted a serving set that was simply yet unique. The set goes perfectly with the table and incorporates well with many other aspects of my early June wedding. 

Again, Kim makes all items herself and will work with you to make each piece your own. You can again lace, initials, the possibilities are endless!


Stainless Steel Serving Set
Handles are done in jute with raffia bow
 

Looking to have a rustic wedding? Then look no further than Three Twigs Designs for some handmade items to make your wedding your own. Her store is filled with pieces that are charming, romantic, and rustic. Thank you again Kim for letting me share your wonderful shop with my readers! :)


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Friday, April 4, 2014

ChicTweak.com {Review}




About Chic Tweak:


Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Chic Tweak has quickly become THE go-to online scarf destination for fashion enthusiasts around the world.

 With over 25 designers featured, we aim to curate the best and latest in fashion-forward accessories. Whether you are looking to buy an everyday scarf or a unique statement piece, Chic Tweak offers a variety of styles in a range of prices.

 Named after the reasoning that accessories have the ability to “tweak your style,” Chic Tweak provides its customers with luxurious, high quality, and timeless pieces guaranteed to last wear after wear.

 Start tweaking your style today with Chic Tweak!



Spring is here and what better to brighten up an outfit than with a new scarf! To me scarves are like shoes...you can never have too many. I have several for every season. I am so happy to find this company Chic Tweak. They sell all kinds of beautiful scarves and accessories for every kind kind of stylist a!


What I Reviewed:
For my review, I chose the Bindya NH Floral scarf. The scarf is made of 100% Vilscose and is very light and airy. It is truly the perfect spring print. The floral is vibrant purples, greens and creams/white. On the ends of this scarf are delicate eyelash fringe.



I love this piece because I can wear this scarf as something for work or play, casual to formal. The dimensions of this is 40" x 80" and can be wore several different ways. The price is $165 but is made of high quality and will be a staple to any spring/summer closet.

Chic Tweak has a scarf for everybody!

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Chewy.com: Old Mother Hubbard Treats {Review}




I have partnered again with Chewy.com to share a new treat by Old Mother Hubbard


About Old Mother Hubbard:
Old Mother Hubbard Baking Company began baking in Gloucester, MA over 80 years ago. Our classic recipe was originally developed as a wholesome snack for fisherman while out at sea. One day, a sailor threw a biscuit to his dog who happily gobbled it up. The rest, as they say, is history.

Old Mother Hubbard continues to build on this tradition today baking a wide variety of naturally delicious snacks for dogs. We start with, all-natural ingredients including: chicken, cheddar cheese, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes and oatmeal. We then slowly oven-bake every snack to preserve the natural flavors in all the varieties dogs love to catch, chew and eat.

What Bella Reviewed:

 
Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies Soft Bakes with Peanut Butter & Carob Moist Baked Dog Treats

Fresh from Old Mother Hubbard's pet bakery come Gourmet Goodies - a line of unique, artisanal gourmet baked treats. It’s a great day for a treat from the Gourmet Goodies collection! With plenty of artisanal textures and tastes to choose from, your dog will discover a new, delicious flavor in each mouthwatering morsel! You can smell the slow-baked goodness of each ingredient in these tender cookies. How does your dog say yum?While I love the fact that these are all natural and made in the USA (two thumbs up!) these treats weren't what I expected. The company states they are soft bakes with a moist center. When I opened the bag and picked up the treat they were very hard on the inside and outside. It took some effort to break the treats in pieces to make to eat-able for my small dog. Bella didn't seem too crazy about the treats, she didn't act excited like when she receives a freeze dried treat or Greenie.

Again while I love that these are all natural, I probably won't purchase these again.

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Chewy.com: Old Mother Hubbard Treats {Review}

I have partnered again with Chewy.com to share a new treat by Old Mother Hubbard
About Old Mother Hubbard:
Old Mother Hubbard Baking Company began baking in Gloucester, MA over 80 years ago. Our classic recipe was originally developed as a wholesome snack for fisherman while out at sea. One day, a sailor threw a biscuit to his dog who happily gobbled it up. The rest, as they say, is history.

Old Mother Hubbard continues to build on this tradition today baking a wide variety of naturally delicious snacks for dogs. We start with, all-natural ingredients including: chicken, cheddar cheese, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes and oatmeal. We then slowly oven-bake every snack to preserve the natural flavors in all the varieties dogs love to catch, chew and eat.
What Bella Reviewed:

 
Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies Soft Bakes with Peanut Butter & Carob Moist Baked Dog Treats

Fresh from Old Mother Hubbard's pet bakery come Gourmet Goodies - a line of unique, artisanal gourmet baked treats. It’s a great day for a treat from the Gourmet Goodies collection! With plenty of artisanal textures and tastes to choose from, your dog will discover a new, delicious flavor in each mouthwatering morsel! You can smell the slow-baked goodness of each ingredient in these tender cookies. How does your dog say yum?While I love the fact that these are all natural and made in the USA (two thumbs up!) these treats weren't what I expected. The company states they are soft bakes with a moist center. When I opened the bag and picked up the treat they were very hard on the inside and outside. It took some effort to break the treats in pieces to make to eat-able for my small dog. Bella didn't seem too crazy about the treats, she didn't act excited like when she receives a freeze dried treat or Greenie.

Again while I love that these are all natural, I probably won't purchase these again.

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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.