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DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs

1 Mar

Easter is around the corner and I thought this year it would be really fun to include some homemade Easter egg bath bombs in my kids Easter baskets.  If you have a tween or teen girl, you know how much they love bath bombs.  I recently learned how easy (and somewhat inexpensive) they are to make at home.  Besides Easter, you could make these for any occasion.  Birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, etc.  I think these would make great bridal shower favors.  You could use our personalized favor tags & bags to make it an adorable take home favor!

My daughter Emily and I made these over the weekend and we had a lot of fun doing this together.  It was messy, so keep a vacuum nearby!  Here is the recipe we used from diyprojectsforteens.com:

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. essential oil
  • 3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
  • food coloring (any color you want)
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • jar
  • bath bomb mold

Step One

Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk.

Step Two

In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils, fragrances and colors are added. This is an important step! Make sure to pick out lots of fragrance oils to try out here, as you can make many fabulous combinations for bath time.

Step Three

Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, one small spoon at a time.

Step Four

When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out.

We packed plastic Easter Eggs and clear ornament molds I found at a craft store.

My daughter Emily proud of her Bath Bomb creation!  You can combine different colors and scents if you’d like to make more colorful combinations. 

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Jennifer

Wedding Inspiration: New Orleans

15 Feb

With Mardi Gras around the corner, it seemed fitting to have a New Orleans themed wedding board!  Whether you love Mardi Gras, New Orleans or just the idea of a fun party, this inspiration board is for you.  You can be bold with your color palette and most anything goes.

How fun would it be to have tables strewn with colorful beads?  And to have a variety of masks your guests could use at a photo booth?  You can even have a King Cake to really keep with the theme!

Check out our inspiration picks for your New Orleans themed wedding:

Fleur de lis invitations, Purple damask photo save the date cards, Traditional fleur de lis napkins, Mardi Gras die cut invitations, The Big Easy border note cards collection, Design your own personalized plastic plates, Create your own twisted handled bags, Fleur de lis letterpress flat note cards, Fleur de lis wood block rubber stamp and Personalized clear plastic small wine glasses.

Other Image Sources:

Band Procession: http://www.brit.co/new-orleans-wedding-ideas/?crlt.pid=camp.XqlsyKUiw0Ak

Beignets: http://www.brit.co/new-orleans-wedding-ideas/?crlt.pid=camp.XqlsyKUiw0Ak

Street Sign Centerpiece: http://coreyann.com/blog/brides-talk/brides-talk-%E2%80%A2-cassie

Wedding Guests in Masks: http://www.stylemepretty.com/vault/gallery/23021

Bride: http://www.stylemepretty.com/vault/gallery/23021

Suitcase With Beads: https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-photos/real-weddings/new-orleans-historic-hotel-wedding/i/15c39d8a196b38f4-ee27f7de7e7664e6?view=end

King Cake: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/southern-weddings-magazine-10862917/navy-gold-louisiana-wedding-by-greer-gattuso-4716746630

Bride and Groom: http://arielrenaephoto.com/new-orleans-french-quarter-wedding-crystal-will/

Why Order Save the Date Cards?

17 Jan

Wedding Ring

Did you or any of your friends get engaged this holiday season?  According to new data released by the social media site Elite Daily,  Christmas Eve is the most popular day to get engaged, followed by Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Facebook compiled data from more than 2.5 million users in an effort to uncover some of the patterns — if any — associated with modern engagements.  They also found that one-third of people get engaged between November and December, and the average age of newly engaged couples is 24.

So if the big question was popped, and if she said “yes!” then the next step is figuring out the perfect date and location for the wedding.  And, of course, it’s the right time to put together the guest list so you know that the possible locations you are considering will accommodate the number of guests comfortably.

Save the Date Cards

Maybe you are already in this process, determining where and when to plan that dream wedding.  If so, you might consider Save the Date cards.  These are cards that are sent to wedding guests well in advance.  They can be sent out normally 6-9 months before the event, and in advance of the invitation.  Sometimes the cards just have text on them and sometimes they have a photo of the bride and groom.  That’s just preference as both are wonderful options.

Why should you send out Save the Date cards? They are perfect to use if you have a lot of out-of-town guests, as they need time to plan their travel.  If you are planning the big day on a holiday weekend, such as 4th of July, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, then a Save the Date is strongly recommended so your guests will actually “save the date” and not make other plans.

Why plan so far ahead?  Airline tickets are normally less expensive the earlier they are purchased so your guests will have time and details available to book travel if needed.  Also, if you can reserve a hotel ballroom and asking for a special rate for accommodations for your guests, then they will also be able to reserve a hotel room(s) in advance. On your Save the Date cards, if you have created a wedding website, you can list the address so your guests can find these details.

Save the Date cards are not, in any way, a substitute for a formal wedding invitation.  Normally on the save the dates, you would simply provide the wedding date, city of the wedding, and state that invitations will follow.  You would order one Save the Date per couple or family so that guest list is important to know at this point!

If you did create a wedding website, you are ahead of the curve. That’s a great place to, in addition to listing hotel information, list registry details, pictures of the bride and groom, provide tips of what to do when you’re in town, state whether the wedding is casual, semi-formal, black tie preferred, or black tie required, and other specifics.  If you don’t have that information available yet, no worries.  You can list that on accommodation cards when you send out the invitations 3-4 months before the wedding.

Happy wedding planning!

Best wishes,

Renee