Palm Leaf Soap DIY

Happy Friday friends!!! Man, this week has flown by! Probably because I spent half of it on a mini getaway in Carpinteria (yay!) I need to remind myself to do more of those. Just a couple of days to sit in the sun and get lost in a book.

Anyways, I’ve been dying to share these little guys with you. I got the idea from A Beautiful Mess – so this is totally not original – but I’ve been making soap for years so I thought I would test it out and tell you guys how it went. Because sometimes, those Pinterest worthy DIY’s are not for the faint of heart and don’t always turn out… or are a complete disasters. So here is my full report!

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Mastering the Wedding Registry

You may not be planning a wedding this year… yet somehow you are finding yourself scouring the internet on all the dos and don’ts for being a wedding guest.¬†You’ve been invited to 5 different weddings this year – all at different venues, some are using an online rsvp system, some require you to mail in your meal choice. Some are on the beach, some are at a fancy hotel. Some are at a warehouse in the middle of the city and you’re not sure if you want to leave your car with valet at all… and don’t get us started on the dress code for all of these events!

Photo via: Zola

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Kombucha Margaritas

If you know me at all, you know I love myself a cocktail. What I love more, is creating new cocktails! I’m always dreaming up something different. Sometimes they are a total flop – but sometimes they are deeelish!

Now, switching gears to my hubby. He loves cocktails just as much as the next guy, but he loves kombucha. Love loves. He even makes his own! Which is actually a crazy cool process. It’s like we have a science project growing in our fridge haha. Anyways, the other day while I was literally melting away because it was so hot, and I wanted to make some popsicles to cool down. The problem was, I didn’t really have anything around the house to make them with. Except a bottle of my husband’s kombucha!

Now, in case you read popsicles and cocktails and you’re already jumping up to make something alcoholic frozen – it should be noted that alcohol won’t completely freeze. At least not the way a normal juice/yogurt/whatever popsicle will. That’s not all bad, but just something to consider. I enjoy making cocktails and then using a non alcoholic popsicle as a spoon/mixer if you will.

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Lauren & Scott Destination Wedding

I am so stinkin’ excited to share this wedding with you all!!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen… I would like to formally (haha formal as in, an actual blog post) introduce you all to my very first (well, out of the country) destination wedding!!!! Lauren contacted me so long ago about planning her wedding somewhere in Mexico. That was literally how it started. “I want to get married in Mexico, but no clue where.” We worked endlessly to first of all, find a venue that fit what she was looking for, for her and her guests… once we tackled that obstacle, we jumped into planning the details. Now, I just want to throw out there, that finding a wedding venue is probably the hardest part on a bride’s to do list. When you’re looking for a venue in another country – that is a WHOLE other beast. I’m so grateful to have had a bride like Lauren, who knew what she wanted and knew she needed help from a planner – but totally recognized that this was also MY first time planning a wedding in Mexico. She was so gracious and patient while I figured some stuff out and dealing with finding and vetting vendors I’ve never worked with before. Cannot thank her enough for that! In the end, it was such an incredible experience and I learned SO much. Turns out, I LOVE planning destination weddings haha. Be sure to scroll through and see all the gorgeous images ¬†from their incredible wedding WEEK in Playa del Carmen and links to all our amazing vendors who absolutely nailed it!

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Free Photobooth Printables

Photobooths have become a staple for most wedding receptions. They are a great way to provide entertainment for guests. A place for them to go and have fun, while taking a break from the dancefloor. They also make a great favor for your guests. A sometimes hilarious momento of the night.

Download Masquerade Props

Thanks to Shutterfly, we are offering free photobooth prop printables for your next photobooth! These are great if you are going more of the DIY route with your photobooth. You can buy props now almost anywhere, but sometimes that can get pricey. Especially if you’re looking to get a lot. And then after the wedding, what are you supposed to do with them? Exactly, save the money friends!

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