DIY Valentine’s Day Arrangements

Today’s video tutorial shows you how to create two Valentine themed arrangements! One with real roses and an edible version with chocolate rose buds. These “boxed” style rose arrangements are gaining huge popularity on Instagram and can run you anywhere from $50$1,500 or more! The little DIY below will cost you about $20!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Above: me, modeling the roses arrangement seen in the video!

Supplies used are listed below:

Boxes, floral tape, floral foam, red cellophane bags, cake pop sticks, double side tape, metallic tape here and here, roses from Private Selection, download printable label HERE.

What do you think? Will you be DIY-ing your own boxed roses arrangement for someone special this Valentine’s Day?

XOXO

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Romantic NYE Trunk Picnic

New Year’s Eve for us always ends up being really amazing or really awful! One year we were in Berlin and I seriously remember like 10 minutes of the entire night, while another time we accidentally fell asleep in our pajamas, in our apartment (even though all our friends were only 2 blocks away waiting on us to arrive at our favorite bar!) and missed everything. For this NYE I wanted something romantic and low key that would still feel like a celebration! The only thing that threatened to ruin my “trunk picnic” plan was the immanent rain! Thankfully there was only the lightest of misting here in Nashville on NYE and we were able to enjoy our champagne toast at midnight ❤️

Romantic NYE Trunk Picnic

I decorated the trunk of my Jeep Latitude with a faux fur rug, disco ball, tinsel strands, a vintage picnic basket, roses, poppers, strawberries, champagne and macarons! I had everything set up so that the tailgate could open and close with everything inside! Watch the video below to see! (There was a LOT of scotch tape involved!) 

While trying to find an alternate route to my office one day I discovered the perfect spot to watch fireworks over Nashville! We had a beautiful cityscape view on NYE, just long enough to catch the midnight barrage of fireworks before the fog set in.

Romantic NYE Trunk Picnic

Romantic NYE Trunk Picnic

Romantic NYE Trunk Picnic

Romantic NYE Trunk Picnic

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Romantic NYE Trunk Picnic

Even though this was the simplest NYE date ever I think it’s by far my favorite! Back in 2010 we did NYE in Nashville on Broadway, and I have to say, I don’t plan on doing that again! I love the idea of dressing to the nines and sipping champagne in your own living room, or at a quiet spot overlooking the brightly lit city, with those few special people who make life worth living. NYE is a time for reflection, celebration and thankfulness. It doesn’t have to be spent in Times Square, or attending Gorgeous at the Ritz, to feel like it was a successful one!

What’s the best NYE you ever had and what made it special?

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DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

I have a vision in my mind of what the perfect party hat looks like but have never found one in real life! My perfect party hat has sequins and tinsel galore and sits, perched on my head, at the perfect jaunty angle without budging! Watch the tutorial below and find out how I created my dream party hat and how you can DIY your own!

Supplies used:

hairband | tinsel | sequin paper

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

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20 New Year’s Eve Essentials From Amazon Prime!

Amazon definitely gets the “best website of 2016” award from me because it has become invaluable in my daily life! I’ve cut down my trips to every shop I can think of thanks to Amazon! I buy 90% of everything online and probably 70% of that is from Amazon.

While choosing my NYE party theme I decided to try Amazon first just to see what I might find. Not surprisingly, most of what I needed was available through Amazon Prime with 2-day shipping! Which means I can order Monday or Tuesday and have it in plenty of time for this weekend!

20 New Years Eve Essentials You Can Order and Get This Week!

Since I had such success with my party planning on Amazon I had to share my finds with y’all! It’s not too late to create your perfect NYE party in time for this weekend!

Glitter pumps $99, Sequin Cocktail dress $56, Faux Fur Stole $17, Photo Booth Props (55+ pcs) $15, Paper Straw Toppers $13, Hanging Paper Poms $18, Paper Straws $5, Metallic Mylar Photo Backdrop $7, Gold Foil Paper Fans $15, Paper Tassel Garland $10, Triangle Paper Banner $8, Gold Balloons (100 pcs) $15, Happy New Year Balloon Banner $10, Champagne Balloon set $8, Gold Paper Crowns (6 pcs) $5, Star Swizzle Sticks (12 pcs) $7.50, Multi-Piece Party Pack $28, Wall Decor Cut-Outs (24 pcs) $9, LED Mini Battery Lights $12, Wine Bottle Labels $8, Gold Mylar Squawkers $4

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