Gender Reveal Party!

Gender Reveal Party

Hi readers!! Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted! It’s for a good reason though…I’m pregnant! Due April 22, 2016 and can’t wait to be a mom! I was super nauseous the first trimester and didn’t feel like doing anything so I just kind of let the blog posting slip (sorry about that). Anyway, I’m now 17 weeks & 3 days and into the second trimester so I’ve been feeling a lot better! Last night we had a gender reveal party with our families so I thought it would be a good time to make a post about that. I had a ton of fun planning and decorating! It was nice to put my creative thinking cap on ūüôā Check out all the fun pictures and to find out what we’re having! (more…)

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DIY Washi Tape Tea Light Tutorial

DIY Washi Tape Tea Lights. Great for Weddings, Parties, & Decorations! See the tutorial on ProjectAbode.com

We are coming up on the last couple DIY wedding projects that I have to share with you. This post will show you how to dress up your Tea Lights for your Wedding or a Party or wherever you are using Tea Lights! It’s very simple to do, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and just adds an extra detail that makes your decorations shine! I happened to have one extra light left over so I can show you what I did up close. Did I mention that you get to play with Washi Tape?! I love Washi Tape, it’s fun to say and¬†use ūüėõ Anyway, here we go… I broke this simple project down into a couple of steps (although totally unnecessary because it’s so easy) just so I could share where I got my materials and write a few tips under each step.¬† (more…)

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How to make a Chalkboard Wall

How-to make a Chalkboard Wall | ProjectAbode.com

Hello readers! I’m excited to¬†reveal pictures of¬†my new chalkboard wall and share with you how my project went, what materials I used, and step by step photos! I hope this post inspires you to create your own chalkboard wall. It¬†creates a bold¬†statement and is super fun!

I originally was just going to make the wall that our pantry door is on the chalkboard wall which would have been a very small section, but installing our new Nest thermostat kind of made the decision for me to paint one wall into the dining room as well! The previous owners didn’t leave any¬†paint for the dining room so we couldn’t cover up the white spot that was left behind from our old thermostat. Therefore, I thought it would be a great idea to just carry the chalkboard wall into the dining room for an accent wall! We will probably eventually paint the other 3 walls in this room as there are some dings and dirty spots that won’t come off but I am loving the large chalkboard wall especially because you see it immediately when you walk into our home. I can’t wait to spend some time drawing on it! ūüôā (more…)

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Too Cute Tuesday: Rocky Outside

Dog Laying Outside on Couch | ProjectAbode.com

Happy Tuesday!¬†Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! Shout out to all the moms‚Äď pet moms included ūüôā¬†We hosted our first family dinner¬†for Mother’s Day and it was a nice day to be outside. We set up all our new outdoor furniture for the party and Rocky immediately jumped up on the couch and sat there for hours. What a hard life Rocky has… haha. Hope you enjoy the cute pictures on Too Cute Tuesday! (more…)

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DIY Hanging Wedding Escort Cards

DIY Hanging Wedding Escort Cards | ProjectAbode.com

Did everyone see my previous post about¬†our wedding¬†being¬†published on The Knot?! If you didn’t, check out the post here to get¬†the link ūüôā¬†¬†To continue my wedding series I will be doing a tutorial for how I created my hanging wedding escort cards! The Christmas before our wedding I asked for a bunch of Silhouette supplies. We had a coupon so I really went to town on ordering a bunch of stuff. One of the things I wanted was the Silhouette Advent Calendar. I kept seeing really cute decorations that people made with the advent calendar that can be used year round so¬†that was one of the things I ordered. It looks like they don’t have them anymore on their website but I found one on Amazon.com. When my advent calendar arrived mine didn’t come with the clips it was supposed to so we called Silhouette to ask for new clips and they ended up sending me an entire new advent calendar. Now I had two! This wasn’t my original intention but now that I had two I thought these would be the perfect solution to hang¬†escort cards from for our wedding! (more…)

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DIY Wedding Photo Booth Guest Book

DIY Wedding Photo Booth Guest Book | ProjectAbode.com

To continue my wedding series, this DIY¬†post will be featuring my Photo Booth Guest Book!¬†It was a must to have a Photo Booth at my wedding. We knew the guests coming to our wedding¬†weren’t big on¬†dancing (and we aren’t either) so I thought it would be fun to have some other kind of entertainment that guests could do. It was a huge hit! People were in the booth all night. The Photo Booth was also acting as our wedding¬†favor. I made a keepsake envelope that guests could put their Photo Booth printouts in. There will be a post on that coming up soon!

Since we were having a Photo Booth that printed out 2 copies of each picture I thought it would be a good idea to have guests keep one and then put one in an album along with a message for us. This became our Guest Book so people didn’t have to write¬†in two different books. Our Photo Booth happened to print out 4×6″ pictures instead of one long strip like a typical Photo Booth would. If yours print at 4×6″¬†then you can get the same look as my Guest Book!

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Tiered Wedding Card Box

Chevron Tiered Wedding Card Box | ProjectAbode.com

Welcome to my first DIY wedding post!¬†This post will be about how I made my beautiful tiered wedding card box! It was a great place for guests to put cards and a wonderful statement piece at our wedding as it was one of the first things you saw when you walked into the reception! Since I made this card box before I started my blog I do not have my own step-by-step tutorial with pictures. Here is a link to the¬†tutorial that I followed on Crafts Unleashed¬†to make it. I will list some changes that I made from the Crafts Unleashed tutorial and some tips I have for you. For simplicities sake I will mostly refer to Crafts Unleashed as “CU”.
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