Monthly Archives: January 2015

DIY Wedding Bouquet

I have been looking up videos and reading up on doing your own wedding flowers and it always looks so doable and easy to me. Even so, I know I had to actually try it out and see how it turns out in reality.

I finally paid a visit to a flower shop. The selection there could have been better and have more variety, but I picked up what I thought would work together and would go with the colors I have in mind.

This is what I left with: some eucalyptus leaves, wax flowers, hydrangeas, & roses.

This is what I ended up with:


It isn’t exactly what I want for my bouquet, but I’m pretty happy with it. I might give it another try with different flowers and I also found out I do not like the smell of wax flowers so I probably won’t be using it as a filler next time.


Mexican Chicken Chowder

This was a super easy, delicious, & comforting meal. I followed a recipe from againstallgrain’s cookbook which you can find here.

I made a few changes. I bought an unseasoned rotisserie chicken and just added it to the pot once veggies were done. I also used kale instead of spinach.

DIY Glitter Mason Jars

I have been saving a lot of jars for the past year or so because I knew they were going to be used in my wedding.

I started glittering some of them this past weekend! So fun!

I used painters tape that I cut a scalloped design on to tape around the jars. Mod podge was used to adhere fine glitter onto the jars. Tada! I’m still deciding if I should/want to put on a waterproof sealer on top of the glitter as flowers/water will be filling these beautiful jars.