Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wedding DIY Creations

With summer upon us and my wedding anniversary tomorrow, I thought it would be fitting to post some of the DIY creations I put together. Growing up in Florida, I always dreamed of getting married on the beach. With a beach wedding comes fun DIY crafts. I had tons of help and couldn't have done it alone. Take a look and let me know what you think!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My best friend, Rebekah, was my roommate at the time and helped me with all things jewelry. She made my necklace, earrings and even shoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              With the ceremony on the beach, I wanted to make it easy to walk on the sand. After scouring Pinterest I found plenty of pictures of these bottomless shoes. Look how pretty all our feet are!

Next comes the dress, belt, and garter. The belt was made by Rebekah's mom, an amazing seamstress and then was sewed onto the dress to give it a splash of color and bling. It also represented my something blue. The garter was made by my husband's grandma from some old lace and a flower. The garter represented my something old.

Can't forget the cake! The cake was baked and designed by a local bakery. They did an amazing job with our beach theme. My husband and I decided to make the cake topper ourselves. He molded the topper with clay and I painted it. The red jet-ski is where he proposed and we wanted to include our dog in a life ring next to us.

For the reception, I wanted to continue with the beach theme. For the name placements, I wrote everyone's name and table number on a shell and set them in a tray filled with sand. Every couple needs a few extra dollars for the honeymoon. So I found a mason jar wrapped in twine and added a small chalkboard with "Honeymoon Fund" written on it.

For the ceremony, we decided not to do individual programs but rather post it as the guests entered. We included the bridal party and schedule of events. During the reception, we had a buffet cocktail hour and dinner. I wanted to keep it simple and classy so wrote the menu on chalkboards.

We had a great venue that pretty much provided everything else from centerpieces to table cloths. We didn't need any extra lighting or decor as the room spoke for itself. To see our venue, check out my post here: Save the Date (Wedding Location).

Do you have an upcoming wedding that you are planning to DIY?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Have you ever tried to make cookies but ended up eating the cookie dough instead? I know that happened to me all the time even though "they" say it isn't safe. Well, I found a great recipe that allows you to eat the cookie dough completely safe. 

Caution: Do not try to cook the dough as it will not actually cook. It will just burn but why cook them when all you want is the dough anyway :)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (Can substitute for other flavor, if preferred)

  1. Mix all the ingredients
  2. Enjoy!