Beach Bridal Shower Gift

**I started this post three or four years ago and never finished it. Hahahahaha. So here you are.. Four years later.

One of my good friends is getting married! She is going to California for a week for her honeymoon, so I wanted my bridal shower gift to be something outside of the box. Aside from the normal dishes, decor, etc. When she told me what she was doing for the honeymoon, I had the perfect gift idea! I thought to myself, “What would I need if I were going to the beach?” And from there my gifts stemmed.

Items that came to mind were: towels, sunscreen, swim suit cover, drinks. So that’s what I got them! I found the gift bag first and it was colorful. I am weird and I like things to match, so I used the colors on the bag to find the right items. I went with pink for her and orange for him. I got Candice a pink beach towel, a pink Mason jar tumbler, a pink swim suit cover, and pink juice packets. I got the same thing for Colton, except orange.. And no swim suit cover haha!

I knew I wanted the swim suit cover to say “Bride” on it, so I began searching. I found one that was really cute, ordered it, but it still hadn’t even shipped by the day of the shower! AAAAHHHH! So I cancelled that order and found another one that was cheaper and cuter from MaggiePenDesigns on Etsy. She responded to my questions quickly and made it the same day I ordered and shipped it the very next. So I still didn’t have it in time for the shower {that’s why it’s not in the pictures}, but I just wrote her a little “IOU” on the card! She was so happy when it came. She said she really wanted one and she loved the one that I got her. Maggie even had it all wrapped up, so I didn’t have to do anything.


{If you click the picture, it will take you right to the listing. You’re welcome.}

Other things you could use:

*Beach bag – put everything inside of it, instead of a gift bag
*Flip flops

She loved the gift. I love giving thoughtful and personalized gifts.

What do you love to give?



Grey and Purple Bathroom Inspiration

My bathroom has been the hardest room for me. I just didn’t know how I wanted to do it. There are lots of cute bathrooms on Pinterest – a few that caught my eye, but none that I absolutely loved! So I started looking for a shower curtain that I loved and then I would decorate around that. The one that I chose is one that I’ve seen floating around and I have always loved it, so I knew it was the right choice. And I got it for a smokin’ deal! I ordered it immediately.

I present to you… Sinatra Silver shower curtain!

So after much thought, I decided I will do a peacock color scheme in there! I think it will look great… If I could just find some decorations and things to match! I was originally wanting to do this color scheme in my living room, but I thought the red would be better since I had red in the kitchen.


6c77d59302789332d6a364336a893917I love the half-and-half colored walls! And that purple color is fabulous! And that old tub!!!!


Loving those pretty turquoise towels against the purple wall.

4bb4d156dbd77743aff7196c70271813I thought this purple tile was pretty fun!


I love peek-a-boo drawers! And the jewel drawer pulls!


There is no direct link to this, but I think they just did a gloss to the stencil part of it. Love that!!

c96c4532a0282953aa864aa073989a64 (1)Up next is my Jourdan’s Jewels/craft room!
Be sure to check out my kitchen, living roombedroom and Karsyn’s baseball bedroom inspiration posts!



Today’s prompt is “What would you do if you could do anything and have a “get out of jail free” card?

That’s kind of a tough one. I want to say something dramatic, like rob a bank or something – minus all of the “Get on the ground” with guns pointed at everyone type of thing. I’d like to have a bunch of money and just be able to buy whatever the hell I wanted. Money is my BIGGEST stressor right now. Everything always works out, but up until the point of it working out, I stress. Which is pretty much every day of the month. But it’s whatever. 

I’d just want to walk in, say “Hey, I have this get out of jail free card, so you should give me all the money you have.” I might even share some of it with them! I’d be the nicest “robber” they’d ever have to deal with. 

So, I guess that’s all for tonight. I can’t think of anything else good. And I really need to go to sleep. I’ve slept through my alarm for the last two days, so I need to wake up early tomorrow. Boooo. I just want to sleep in.

Nighty night!


Did you miss me?

Did you notice that I didn’t post at all last week? Not one single word. I thought about it, but I didn’t. I’ve been so busy with school and Jourdan’s Jewels and to top it all off, Karsyn got a major fever on Tuesday and I didn’t get it to break until Friday afternoon. It was not a fun week!

Anyway, I am back and I hope to do better!

Wish me luck! (: