CHRISTMAS CRAFTS | Gold Leaf + Twine + Tags = Easy Holiday Place Settings That Shimmer! | By Kindred

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS | Gold Leaf + Twine + Tags = Easy Holiday Place Settings That Shimmer! | By Kindred

Happy Holidays lovelies! It’s been so long since I’ve been back here to write a DIY and am excited to share this pretty place setting for all your upcoming holiday parties!  Easy, fresh, and a little bit of shine… what every table needs! 

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DIY + GIRL TALK | Easy Gold Leafing DIY, and the Only 3 Bridal Shower Activities You Need For a Great Party!

DIY + GIRL TALK | Easy Gold Leafing DIY, and the Only 3 Bridal Shower Activities You Need For a Great Party!

Me again.  Happy Friday evening, peeps.. One fun thing I like to do from time to time is not drink enough water all day and then see how my work suffers.  This game I don’t recommend trying at home. However I do have some games for you today that I think you should definitely try [...]

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Things I Can’t Live Without This Summer! PLUS: How To Make a Cool Rustic Leather-Laced Boutonnière | DIY

Things I Can’t Live Without This Summer! PLUS: How To Make a Cool Rustic Leather-Laced Boutonnière | DIY

This summer, I can’t go without a few things.  Whether I like it or not. Let’s just jump right into this… This summer, I can’t go without: 

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CRAFTING + DIY ON A BUDGET | Ombre Flora Heart Box by Kindred

CRAFTING + DIY ON A BUDGET | Ombre Flora Heart Box by Kindred

Sup guys?  Alison here, hey :)  I’m crazy in love with the ombre (cannot bring myself to spell it ombré, sorry) project Kindred has for us today.  Many reasons, too many to list here.  But I’ll try:

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PARTY + GLITTER = FUN | DIY Party Favor + Place Card + Necklace… In One! Plus: A Note About ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette,’ Which Premiered Last Night. Plus Bambino.

PARTY + GLITTER = FUN | DIY Party Favor + Place Card + Necklace… In One! Plus: A Note About ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette,’ Which Premiered Last Night. Plus Bambino.

At the risk of sounding famous (because I’m not) I once hung out in an airport with Dave Matthews.  He approached me. Let me set the stage: I’m de-boarding a plane.  The face I see when I’m having sex with my college boyfriend is walking towards me.  Initially the beauty of this moment is lost on [...]

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The Knotty Bride Is On BuzzFeed!

The Knotty Bride Is On BuzzFeed!

via Buzzfeed The Knotty Bride is on Buzzfeed you guys.  Is this real life? We’ve been keeping this a secret for what feels like the length of a full term pregnancy at this point (not to downplay IRL pregnancy where you have an IRL baby in you; trust me on that).  So it’s so rad finally [...]

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COOLEST EASTER DIYs | Zombie Eggs, Gold Leaf Eggs, Chalkboard Pen Eggs, Geometric Eggs… | Please Enjoy This Series of Easter-Themed DIY Projects That Don’t Suck.

COOLEST EASTER DIYs | Zombie Eggs, Gold Leaf Eggs, Chalkboard Pen Eggs, Geometric Eggs… | Please Enjoy This Series of Easter-Themed DIY Projects That Don’t Suck.

It’s that time of the year again! LET’S MAKE S**T OUT OF EGGS. First a Bambino update tho.. 

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DIY ON A BUDGET: Tiny Pretty Herb Bouquet Centerpieces! | A Tutorial By Renee Hong

DIY ON A BUDGET: Tiny Pretty Herb Bouquet Centerpieces! | A Tutorial By Renee Hong

I love having fresh greens around.  But, as we all know, having fresh flowers around the house gets pretty pricey pretty fast.  Herbs, however, are only about $1-$2 a sprig (or free if you grow them yourself!) and can make just as much of an impact.  An herb arrangement makes for super practical home decor/centerpieces [...]

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MAKE IT | Letter-Stamped Charms! For Valentine’s Day, or Your Wedding! | A DIY by Renee Hong

MAKE IT | Letter-Stamped Charms! For Valentine’s Day, or Your Wedding! | A DIY by Renee Hong

There are certain things in life we do not question and instead accept as fact.  It’s your basic “if p, then q.”  An unwritten guarantee of an outcome.  For example: If you are getting your partner anything other than sex for Valentine’s Day, then the love is gone. See how cut and dry that is?  Things that make [...]

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[MAKE THIS] DIY Pretty Gold Striped Disposable Camera | By Renee Hong, DIY Master

[MAKE THIS] DIY Pretty Gold Striped Disposable Camera | By Renee Hong, DIY Master

Our resident DIY Master of ‘making everything so pretty that I leave for a Michaels Craft Store immediately after putting up each of her posts’ is back.  If you’re new here, her name is Renee Hong… and you’re in for a treat.  She brought with her the raddest disposable camera idea I’ve ever seen. I think [...]

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DIY + UNIQUE PROPOSAL + PUPPY | White & Gold Fringed Party Poms by Renee, A Day in the Life of Bambino, & A Must-See Stop Motion Proposal Video!

DIY + UNIQUE PROPOSAL + PUPPY | White & Gold Fringed Party Poms by Renee, A Day in the Life of Bambino, & A Must-See Stop Motion Proposal Video!

I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but it’s the holiday season.  And everyone knows that the holiday season is made up of three main things besides the thing where you have to sort through the office politics of who gets to take Christmas eve/Christmas day off, and that’s: generous gift-giving, the opportunity to [...]

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DIY | If You Love Pretty Holiday Packaging, You Will Want to Check This Out.

DIY | If You Love Pretty Holiday Packaging, You Will Want to Check This Out.

It’s the holiday season, and what does that mean?  Inexplicably, gifts.  Lots of them- like multiple gifts.  But you have to give them, too.. so.  Meh. Jk.  BEST SEASON OF THE YEAR.  Your argument is invalid. The catch: you have to *wrap* the gifts.  And if you’re not an expert crafter, or you’re All Guys, you [...]

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GIRL TALK: The Single Most Essential Behavior to a Lasting Relationship. Do You Do It? PLUS: A DIY Rustic Vintage Teacup Wedding by Honey Honey, & LOL News Fit to Blog.

GIRL TALK: The Single Most Essential Behavior to a Lasting Relationship. Do You Do It? PLUS: A DIY Rustic Vintage Teacup Wedding by Honey Honey, & LOL News Fit to Blog.

OMFGYOUGUYSTHISWEDDING.  <== no seriously this time. But first, I have a little story for you

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RUSTIC GOLDEN DIY | Once You See This Stylish New Seating Chart Idea, You’re Gonna Want It At Your Party.

RUSTIC GOLDEN DIY | Once You See This Stylish New Seating Chart Idea, You’re Gonna Want It At Your Party.

So like, you are totally voting today, right? Won’t be bugging you about it, just want to say this one thing: even if your voting lines are crazy long, DO NOT HESITATE to stay in line for your turn.  Your employer is required to forgive your absence.  <== yayYUH! Alrighty.  Great news, you guys–

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ON KIDS AT WEDDINGS: I Went to a Wedding That Got Ruined by a Baby. Plus: DIY Monogram Secret Message Puzzle by Renee!

ON KIDS AT WEDDINGS: I Went to a Wedding That Got Ruined by a Baby. Plus: DIY Monogram Secret Message Puzzle by Renee!

Happy Monday, lovers.  Today I have a story I’ve been meaning to share with you.  

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SUCCULENT DIY + MR ROGERS | Modern Golden Succulent Vases by Renee + My Shameful Sunday Night.

SUCCULENT DIY +  MR ROGERS | Modern Golden Succulent Vases by Renee + My Shameful Sunday Night.

You guys, I watched the Real Housewives of New Jersey finale Sunday night and OMG, I cannot.  OMFG what was that.  Did you watch it (admit it so we can talk!)?  I didn’t know if I was supposed to be judging a pageant or jerking off to some new type of highly satisfying porn.  Is Women [...]

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GOLDEN THREESOME | The Cream Recap Peek, DIY Gold Leaf Lettering + a Golden Surprise for Readers! + Alison Mocks the Ryan Gosling Coloring Book, Because of Course

GOLDEN THREESOME | The Cream Recap Peek, DIY Gold Leaf Lettering + a Golden Surprise for Readers! + Alison Mocks the Ryan Gosling Coloring Book, Because of Course

(Sorry for the absence midweek, much needed brain-detox needed to happen.  Turns out event preparation and home buying are F**KING EXHAUSTING.) Aright so that’s right, Friday party people.  I just led off with a threesome reference.  And I’m not f**kin around. …aside from the fact that the post has little to do with three people [...]

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DIY + PERSONAL (BABY) | Evidence That I, Alison, Start All the Trends + A Gorgeous DIY Headpiece by Renee!

DIY + PERSONAL (BABY) | Evidence That I, Alison, Start All the Trends + A Gorgeous DIY Headpiece by Renee!

Happy Thursday afternoon, human beings!  This post is a little different today.  Mostly different in terms of it having a baby picture of me in it.  So not “different cool;” more like “different weird,” and “different completely off-topic.”  So umm yeah.  That.  But there is a purpose! Fortunately, the cooler news is that I have [...]

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[DIYS FOR THE DISCERNING PROCRASTINATOR] You have my permission to wait until the last minute to do this. | By DIY Bloggista Renee

[DIYS FOR THE DISCERNING PROCRASTINATOR] You have my permission to wait until the last minute to do this. | By DIY Bloggista Renee

Oh hey you guys, Alison here.  Happy Thursday afternoon :)  So how’s it hangin’? (<== see what I did there) I know everybody’s thinking it, and yes, there was probably a better-suited song lyric somewhere out there for that intro picture, but screw it.  We’re here now, and there’s no need to reminisce about what [...]

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OMG LOVE | DIY Personalized Wooden Ring Bearer Box with a Vintage Finish! | By DIY Bloggista Renee

OMG LOVE | DIY Personalized Wooden Ring Bearer Box with a Vintage Finish! | By DIY Bloggista Renee

Happy Tuesday, sweet babies!  How goes it?  I’m pretty excited about today,

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3 DIY Projects Using Crafter’s Clay Letters | Table Setting, Cake Topper, Pretty Tags | By DIY Bloggista Allison!

3 DIY Projects Using Crafter’s Clay Letters | Table Setting, Cake Topper, Pretty Tags | By DIY Bloggista Allison!

Hey everybody, it’s me, Alison.  Happy Friday!  Ok SO!  First point of business is that there’s a GIVEAWAY, next week, right here.  So obviously be here if you like cool free stuff that’s very on trend or whatever.   Brand new second point of business added more recently: since I’m in the business of responding [...]

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MAKE IT: DIY Fringed Party Noisemakers in Silver, Mint, White, Pink | By DIY Bloggista Renee!

MAKE IT: DIY Fringed Party Noisemakers in Silver, Mint, White, Pink | By DIY Bloggista Renee!

Happy Monday afternoon, faces!  I’ve been so excited to show you guys this project our DIY contributor Renee Hong sent along last week for the blogadoosh.  Are you guys loving Renee’s projects as much as I am?  Because no joke, each time she shoots over a new project I’m covered in smile.  It gets, like, ALL [...]

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