I was more than EXCITED when I was asked to make some sugar cookies for the new Spring 2016 Collection at Kendra Scott!! I mean duh… her jewelry is GORGEOUS!! I am friend with the manager at our Quarry location and she sent me pictures of the inspiration and we chatted about what was important to capture. It was totally nerve racking! The line is “designed to inspire creativity” and I was asked to let the inspiration show through to the cookies! I think I did just that! I felt like a true artist and kept thinking to myself “let it be free.” I hope y’all love them as much as I do! ❤
This new line is absolutely stunning! Make sure to stop by the Quarry location or the LaCantera location today!
You can also shop the new collection from the comfort of your home! KendraScott.com
SO, this Saturday my besties baby girl turns ONE!! I am totally obsessed with little girls and all things girly! We have been planning on doing a Smash Cake Photo Shesh for over a month now. Today it happened and all it turned out amazing!! I absolutely love this trend, I actually did this when my oldest turned ONE…. about 8 years ago! ❤
I have a Canon DSLR camera that I totally have no idea how to use and I have no “eye” for picture taking. My bestie was the “photographer” today and I think she did great! We did all the pictures at my house since the weather put a TOTAL damper on our outdoor plans(we were totally bummed about that). We took advantage of Pinterest to help us decide on our Plan B.
What we did……She bought about 20 balloons (12 inflated with helium and 8 we blew up). We duct taped them to the floor at different heights and then used the ones we blew up to cover the tape. We hung a banner she found at Hobby Lobby, threw down a rug she already owned and Volia! I was totally planning on making her a smash cake, but ran out of time. Here is an awesome life hack! I bought the cake at HEB for like $8 and scraped of the frosting and decorated it myself! I recently got one of those awesome Silhouette Cameo cutting machines, so I whipped out the “one” topper in no time. We are so happy with the way EVERYTHING turned out! 🙂
What do y’all think?? Is my bestie a future Photographer in the making?!
I hope she stops growing so fast, this year flew by! ❤ ❤ ❤
Are you busting your butt to get your house ready for family next week?! I am!! Holy Smokes this year went by super fast.
We bought our house almost a year ago and it’s taken a while to find and buy decorations. I try to be frugal when it comes to these kind of things because I love changing things up! Hopefully these shelves will not go out of style quickly and we can use them year after year!
It is super gratifying to say “We made that!” ❤
What we bought, all from Home Depot:
4 – Black Iron Pipe Floor Flange 1/2 inch
4 – Black Steel Nipple Piping 8 in X 1/2 inch
4 – Black Iron Cap 1/2 inch
1- 1 in. X 8 in X 8 ft. board. CHECK for straightness of board!!
Sand Paper 100-120 grit
Wood Stain of your choice. (I wanted to match wood I already had in my house so I chose this color “Carrington”)
Heavy Duty Wall Anchors
What we spent: around $65 (kinda costly due to iron piping)
Measure how long you’d like your shelf(s) to be. I originally planned to make 3 all centered on the wall. Then being ME I changed my mind.
Cut wood the length you would like.
Sand and distress wood to your liking…. we beat it up with some heavy tools to add dents and then I used a chisel to add more character. The wood will have hard corners unless you sand them down. We used 100 grit to get rounded, smooth edges.
Stain the wood. We used old shop rags and did 1 even, thin coat and then a medium coat after letting dry for a couple hours. We propped them up on old paint cans to minimize any transfer.
Let dry, after a day or two I added some extra stain ONLY on the edges of the wood. I got this idea from look at the “industrial” furniture I already own.
Install piping with wall anchors. I suggest having a helping hand and a level. I found it helpful that we could just screw in the pipe into the floor flange.
Place your shelves on top of piping.
DECORATE! I even framed a picture I took while on vacation this year in Rosemary Beach, FL. (cheap alternative to real art) 😉