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

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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!  {Continue reading…}

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

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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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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 and are a great quick fix if you’re needing to add a little more green to your display!

What you’ll need:  {Continue reading…}

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[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 you are going to LOVE this.  Gone are the mundane, company branded cameras of yesteryear uglifying your reception tables and making guests throw up their dinners in disgust.  Here to stay?  ==> Golden stripes on EVERYTHING!!!!!!!  I truly can’t get enough.

Hit it, Renee…  {Continue reading…}

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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!

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:

  1. generous gift-giving,
  2. the opportunity to spend time with extended family whether or not you’re interested in that, and
  3. soundless intercourse in upstairs childhood bedrooms on the DL.  Some might call this disgusting but it is technically *fetish-adjacent* and not a full-fledged fetish, and therefore within the realm of acceptable human sexual desire.  So you’re safe.

But we’ll focus on #1 for today (sorry, I know #3′s the coolest one, but {Continue reading…}

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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 are just totally intimidated by the whole process; especially these days.  Don’t worry, I am too.  Fortunately, there are people who can help you:  {Continue reading…}

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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– {Continue reading…}

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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!

Happy Monday, lovers.  Today I have a story I’ve been meaning to share with you.   {Continue reading…}

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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 Annoyingly Yelling a genre of pornography?  If it isn’t then I have NFI what I ate my dinner to between 10 and 11pm.  I really think it was pornography because I was super into it while I was watching it but now that it’s over I feel ashamed/like I want to take it all back.  I’m sorry.  I’m so sorry.

Let’s shift gears and leave that back there, never to speak of it again as long as we live.  The following video went viral recently and if my heart were a caterpillar, this video reached inside of my chest tore out my still-beating heart and allowed it to blossom into a highly emotional butterfly, killing me.  So now my heart is a butterfly with PMS, WATCH OUT.   {Continue reading…}

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DIY + PERSONAL | Metallic Tassel Party Envelopes By Renee, My Life In Instagram Pics, My New Favorite Jacket, + a Note On Bleeding Every Month.

Addendum: 

We have a gas leak in the area.  Con Ed has been jackhammering day and night, literally 24 hours a day.  The smell is so strong we’ve had to keep our windows shut since last night, and there is visible gas all over the street.  The paramedic who parks his ambulance under our window every day is currently enjoying a cigarette a few yards from the drill site.  

So if you don’t hear from me, you’ll know what happened. UPDATE: We iz alive! :)

Resume regularly scheduled talking:

Happy Friday, faces!

The other day I told Honey it was time for me to write a really straightforward, grossly honest post here on the blog, listing out every single mother effing thing that makes Shark Week (<–menstruation, if you’re new here) kind of a drag.

He said, “Ok, cool.  Just let me know the publish date so that I can be sure to AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE.”

It isn’t today, Honey.  Full post is scheduled for next week.  Everyone else…. girrrrd yourrrr loiiinnnnnns.  Oo and if you have any of your own that you’d like me to include in the list, feel free to share them below.  And indicate if you want it to be anonymous, be offering it anonymously. :) {Continue reading…}

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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

(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 having sex.  Actually, interesting fact: reading this blog post is going to be waaaaay more rewarding and much less physically demanding, as compared to mushing three bodies together and hoping to be the person with the smallest workload.  So what I’m saying is the overall experience of this blog post is much more likely than a threesome to live up to the hype you’ve dreamed up in your head about it.

We should start over.  Let’s start over.    {Continue reading…}

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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 a brand new DIY for your face’s eyes from the talented Renee Hong again, and it’s just as awesome as ever.  She has a way of making me thankful that there are people who work hard to pursue careers that actually make them happy.  Is that something you’re doing?  I’d love to hear more stories of dream-pursuit, if you’ve got ‘em.  I get off on this kind of thing.  Ok, now let’s get this baby nonsense out of the way…

I found this picture of me on a visit home recently.  It’s from when I was just a sweet whittle behbehkins, with little to no signs of what is now a crippling tendency towards perfectionism.  As you can see quite clearly, here:   {Continue reading…}

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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

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 was, and what could have been.

Onwards!  One of TKB’s fabulous and fresh-faced DIY contributors, Renee Hong, is back… so cover your eyes if you’re allergic to awesome.  She’s really MacGyver’ing it up today, sharing a brand new DIY that even the kind of person who, if trying out for ABC’s The Bachelor, would answer *Most DIY projects* on Question 4 of the casting questionnaire, “How would you describe your deepest fear (so that we can put you on a date engaged in it under the scrutinizing eye of the public)?”  So there’s that.

Oh, hey Bam I didn’t see you there.   {Continue reading…}

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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, {Continue reading…}

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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 OVER my face.  Two-napkin job.    {Continue reading…}

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DIY WIN: Glam Hair Bow + Headband, Glitter Optional… By DIY Bloggista Renee!

 

Happy Thursday afternoon, friends!  So… THIS happened today:

I was minding my own business doing some work earlier, and {Continue reading…}

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