All posts by kandjhappydays

DIY Save the Dates

I really wanted to make my own save the dates. I wanted them to be simple, yet reflect a touch of my own creativity. 

This is what I came up with, pre-full assembly:  I just designed the layout on Microsoft Word. I downloaded various fonts and bought laurel images to tie eveything together. Pictures were easily developed from Costco. 

Paper Flower Photo Backdrop

I love those white paper flower backdrops you are bound to come across when you look up wedding ideas. I just knew I had to incorporate them in my wedding somehow and decided to make a big wall of them for the backdrop of our photo area.

I’ve been cutting and glueing a few together. 

My plan is to glue these flowers onto 3 pieces of drywall and assemble together at our venue. 

I will be sharing an update once I start putting this together! 

No Need For Buns!

Protein style burgers are one of the easiest and most frequent dinners we have. They are so easy to whip up and what you can add to it is endless. I usually just buy frozen grassfed beef patties for the protein in this dish.

This is an example of the endless possibilities of what you can do with some frozen patties!

On top of some mixed greens with tomatoes and an egg with sweet potatoes and bacon wrapped asparagus. The star of this was the Argentinian chimichurri sauce on top!

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.

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.

Easy Salmon

It’s winter break for me now and it feels fantastic!

Being on vacation and the holidays is not an excuse to eat crappy food, only some times…we gotta indulge and satisfy our cravings sometimes!

Tonight was an easy dinner with salmon coated with kerrygold butter and Flavorgod everything spicy seasoning, stir fry kale with garlic, & roasted potatoes seasoned with flavorgod garlic lovers seasoning.