Lately I’ve been trying to move my living room outside to my balcony as much as possible. With the weather being absolutely stunning in Houston this Spring, I’ve been totally inspired to make my outdoor space as inviting as possible so that I’m enticed to spend more time out there. Color and comfort have been my two main focuses, and these new DIY palm printed outdoor pillows are absolutely perfect to capture both of those goals! Continue reading “DIY Palm Printed Outdoor Pillow”
In this week’s episode of what DIY can Julia stretch out over an entire week, we have this DIY ombré painted cake. If you follow me on Instagram stories, you know that I started this cake on a Monday and did not complete it until Friday. Every step was videoed and explained, and I think I drove all of my followers crazy waiting for the cake to be finally finished. Don’t give up on me yet – this DIY isn’t really that hard!!! Continue reading “DIY Ombre Painted Cake”
Lately it feels like balloons have made a comeback. Like, they were very cool when I was six and everyone got to bring a latex balloon home from a birthday party. After a long hiatus, it seems like balloons have become trendy. I’m pretty much obsessed with the balloon installations from Geronimo Balloons, and one of my fave DIY blogs, Sugar and Cloth, is always using them in shoots. They’re synonymous with celebrating, so why not embrace it? Continue reading “DIY Crepe Paper Vine Balloons”
If you didn’t catch it in some of my Instagram stories, my good friends Megan and Ben got engaged! Seeing as I’ll take any opportunity to throw a party, I offered to get an engagement party together for them right away. Continue reading “How to Throw a Casual Engagement Party”
What is it about pom poms that make everything look so darn cute? Mini pom poms? Game over. So adorable!
For as long as I can remember, I have loved candles. Adding a soft glow to your living room on a cold night or creating a sparkling atmosphere out on a patio with candles can really improve the ambiance – especially when they are scented! My favorite scents are the natural smelling ones like herbs, citrus fruits, and light floral aromas. There are so many candles out there in stores, but I can be really picky when it comes to the scents, meaning I have to spend a whole lot more money on them.
You know when you see something in the stores and you’re like, how in the world can they charge that price for that item? Sometimes it’s really high quality materials. OK. Sometimes it’s handmade and part of the proceeds go to help children go to school in a war torn country. OK. This time, I’m not buying it.