Monday, June 30, 2014

DIY: Rustic Bible Verse Flower Planters

With my first wedding anniversary fast approaching I thought I would start to do a few posts with all of the amazing pictures I have from that wonderful day!

These flower planters with 1 Corinthians 13 on them are quite lovable... and they were a complete family DIY project. My mom, my sister, and myself all painted the wood signs and my dad built the planters and attached the signs!

Before I say anymore I should mention that all of these amazing wedding pictures were taken by my wonderful photographer Sara Thiry of Wonderful Life Photography in Hayward, WI. Aren't they beautiful!?

I always knew that I wanted to incorporate these verses somewhere at my wedding. When we decided to get married out in the woods at my parent's house, the plan became to "scatter" the verse along the trail that led back to the ceremony site. 
Using pretty flower planters is how we did it!

Here they all are from the beginning of the trail to the end.

These scattered all along the edge of the woods from side to side.

They were one of the very first wedding projects we started working on, because we could paint inside during the long, cold winter.

Our wedding colors were plum, green, and white - I chose green specifically so that we could incorporate a lot of plants. I love plants!

We had the old, weathered wood for the signs next to a fire pit, ready to burn. Good thing we didn't burn it before we realized we needed them for this project!

My mom white washed the planters, which I think helped the signs to stand out more.

And there ya have it! Love never fails.

And here I am with my love at the beginning of the trail as we were walking back to the front yard area for the reception. You can kind of see in this picture what the spacing of the planters was like on the trail. 

I hope to share more of my favorite day later on!


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Outdoor Table Makeover

I'm sharing one of my creative mother's most recent projects today.

My parents had an outdoor patio table with a glass top, but the top shattered in a storm because the umbrella was left in it. Instead of throwing away the metal base, my mom came up with the idea to cover the top with wood boards (because my dad has a lot of that kind of stuff laying around). :)

So dad cut and attached the wood to the base. 

Then, instead of staining the wood, my mom got some mini paint samples in light blues, greens, and grays and did a sort of "white wash" technique by watering them down.

After that she sealed it to help protect it from the rain and glorious Wisconsin winter weather. 

I think it turned out pretty darn cute, don't you!? Way to go mom!

Before I went to take the pictures of the table it had rained, so I was bringing a towel outside to dry it off.

My mom comes out with me and lifts up one end of the table to let all the water run off before we use the towel on it. Then she looks at me with a little smirk...

"Would you have thought to do that on your own?"
I was like, ""
Mom goes, "Huh? No?? Well stick with me kid - you'll be a star."

Hahahaha! She's just so lovable!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Going on a Camping Trip {and reasons why you should go too!}

Camping is one of those things where people either love it, or they hate it. I think it all depends on what they grew up doing with their family.

I grew up going camping. Camping trips were considered mini vacations, and we would often go with my closest cousin's family, so there was much excitement about it!

Recently I had been dying to go camping for the first time this summer. Then, I discovered the "outdoors" section on Pinterest, which made it that much worse! I started a new board called I'm a Happy Camper! and have been pinning pictures of cute vintage campers like crazy! You should definitely check out how cute they are.

Then, this last weekend I finally got to go and satisfy a bit of my outdoor craving. I wasn't in a cute vintage caravan...just a tent, but it was still so fun.

We were camping on the Holcombe Flowage and our campsite even had it's own dock!

I am ready to go back out again!

I've thought of a list of reasons why camping is so lovable to me and why it's such a good idea to go.

Hope all those wonderful things inspire you to go camping this summer!!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Words to Live By...

I wasn't sure what I could post about this week (it's kinda hard when I don't have a house that I can decorate and show you pictures of!!). Anyways, I decided to create my own pictures with some of my favorite scriptures. You really can't go wrong with God's words. They are so beautiful, true, and comforting.


What are some other great verses? Tell me your favorites! I love reading comments!!

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

DIY: Simple Door Hanger

Simple may have been an overstatement. I'm pretty confident that a 4-year-old could do this. I mostly just wanted to share my G's new home.

Up until now it has spent its time sitting on top of our desk, leaning up against the wall. We just never got around to hanging it because I couldn't find it a good home on the walls.

Then, this idea hit me! Like I said, so simple! But now my "G" has a new home and my door looks happier!

My husband and I got this G a few years back at Hobby Lobby (before I was even Mrs. Godfrey!).
Recently I went back to Hobby Lobby to get the burlap ribbon...chopped a chunk off and tied it, then looped it on.



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