DIY Bunny Banner

Happy Saturday! It’s all about the bunting on the blog today. I love bunting’s so much that I have a drawer full of holiday buntings and banners easily accessible in my office. The trendy look is such a great way to dress up your mantel, your entryway mirror/table, or your front door! While I love supporting and buying from my own local boutiques and/or online stores on Etsy, sometimes I like to make my own. So, today I’m showing you the easiest and cheapest DIY Easter Bunny Banner! The trick is buying a basic bunting and then dressing it up with your favorite embellishments.

Items Needed

  • Basic burlap bunny banner (mine is from Michaels but Target or other craft stores often carry holiday themed banners)
  • Pastel ribbon (I choose a mint and polka dot pink on clearance)
  • Pom pom’s in your color scheme (I had these on hand, but Amazon carries them as do most craft stores)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

DIY Bunny Banner

Step 1 Cut your fabric strips.

DIY Bunny Banner

DIY Bunny Banner

You can clean up the frayed edges after cutting the strips. My strips were about an inch wide and 26 inches in length, making the strands hang around 13 inches long after being tied to the banner.

Step 2 Tie your strips to the ends of the banner.

DIY Bunny Banner

I wanted to show you how the banner looked before the pom pom’s were glued on! It’s cute as is, but you can see below by just adding the pom pom’s it makes the bunting even cuter! At this point you can trim your ribbon shorter too, but I liked them a little longer. And how adorable is my little helper! Love my little man!

Step 3 Glue your pom pom’s to each bunny tail.

DIY Bunny Banner

I shot all my own images for this post so it was a bit hard to capture myself gluing the pompom’s on the bunny tale while simultaneously holding the camera, lol! But I think y’all understand this simple step.

Step 4 Hang your final product.

DIY Bunny Banner

This cost me a total of $10 to make! How cute would this be to gift whoever hosts your family for Easter this year?! With all my extra ribbon and pom pom’s all I need is to buy an extra banner from Michaels! How do you decorate for Easter? Are you a banner/bunting fan?

Spring Staples with GAP

Happy Tuesday y’all! It’s officially spring (YAY!) but it still feels like winter in the Bay Area! It’s currently raining and cold outside but I’m not complaining! Okay (eh um) maybe a little…only because I’m sooo ready for sunshine and bike rides. With the weather changing it’s a great time to add a few spring pieces to the family wardrobe! GAP is having 40% off today using code – TODAY. So I did a quick roundup with a few of my favorites for the family! One of the items I bought (I know I’ll wear it constantly) was the grey tie waste shirt, and I love the Panama hats from GAP  because they hold up well and are super affordable! My favorite kid pick is a toss-up between the donut pajamas (btw I want to eat a donut now) and those boho-tassel sandals! So adorable! I only wish the donut pajamas came in my size so I could match my mini’s! Happy shopping.

Weekend Wear

Weekend WearHappy Saturday y’all! Lazy mornings, donuts and milk, bike rides, soccer games, BBQ parties…these are a few of my favorite weekend things. We love the weekends for plenty of reasons but one of my favorite reasons is being able to sleep in and cuddle with my little loves. It’s usually between 6-7am when I hear their little feet running towards our bedroom and they quickly climb into my arms to fall back asleep.  It’s seriously the best part of my day, and I’ve sadly realized it’s starting to stop with my eldest. My daughter found her love of reading and while I’m thrilled with her passion for reading, she has begun to skip morning cuddle time to read instead! I know I should be so proud, but if you’re a Mom or Dad, you know losing the morning cuddle time is heartbreaking! Thankfully she still comes in bed some mornings but the reality is.. she is growing up so fast! My 4-year old still comes in bed every morning. He wraps his little body around mine and when he finally wakes up the first thing he says to me is “Mommy, I love you”. It’s the sweetest start to my day.

Since weekends are jam-packed with kid activities, I love easy Weekend Wear, and this off the should sweatshirt is so soft and comfy. Paired with distressed jeans and comfortable booties it’s perfect for running around town. I also throw it on with black leggings and a beanie or baseball hat, it’s super versatile and cute! This is the true mom look. Simple Weekend Wear, easy hair, and no makeup! Grab my Weekend sweatshirt (on sale) here for only $16.

Weekend Wear

Weekend Wear

Weekend Wear

Weekend Wear

DIY – Wine Bottles

I love an easy DIY project, and it’s a great opportunity to get crafty with my kids! Glass bottles make a fabulous DIY project. If you were to walk in my pantry you would find a storage container full of glass jars. I repurpose many kinds but love jelly jars, pickle jars, and of course wine bottles! At first, I bought pink and gold glitter spray paint for our Valentine’s Day bottles but then changed my mind. These days, white has quickly become my favorite color in home decor! I love the clean and fresh look of white, so I changed up our spray paint to white (not pictured below). With so many amazing and crafty DIY wine bottle projects on Pinterest I wanted to inspire readers with something that was simple to create and could be reused for any holiday using Target‘s dollar bin. Y’all know I’m a huge fan of the dollar bin! Adding some style and cute holiday decor can be done without a hefty price tag. Oh, and another reason I love this DIY, it’s sooo easy. Here we go..

DIY Wine Bottles

Items needed:

  • Wine or Pellegrino bottles
  • Spray paint (color of your choice)
  • Target dollar bin decorations. I’m using a kid’s pom pom necklace, a small tassel bunting, and some Valentine gold stickers. All $1! We also picked out wood letters to spray paint gold or pink but didn’t end up using these ones. However, if you like the idea then simply spray paint the letters and shapes and tape them on instead of gluing.

Step 1. Make sure the bottle labels are peeled and bottles are clean. Next spray paint your bottles.

DIY Wine Bottles

2. Allow your bottles to dry for a few hours. Then decorate! Using the peel and stick dollar bin options it’s that easy to decorate. After Valentine’s Day is over we will peel these decorations off and use the bottles for St. Patty’s, Easter (I already have the cutest felt bunnies to use), and other holidays.

DIY Wine Bottles

DIY Wine Bottles

DIY Wine Bottles

I just love the pom pom necklaces used as decorations. I simply tied each necklace in a bow on the back!

DIY Wine Bottles

DIY Wine Bottles

Wishing y’all a wonderful weekend full of LOVE!

Blush Sweater

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Happy February 1st everyone! It’s officially the month of LOVE! This weekend we’ve got a fun Valentine’s Day DIY project that anyone can do, so stay tuned. Although I’ve been gravitating towards gray, black, leather, and denim all winter…I do love wearing pastels during these months because it always feels fresh and bright. Paired with duck boots (or really any boot) and a cute beanie you can easily include these colors in your winter wardrobe. If you still love the blush trend like me check out my cozy knit. The sweater fits loose and slouchy and has a cute lace-up detail on the back. I like that it’s not too bulky and at $19 you can’t go wrong! You can shop the rest of my look below, including my favorite winter beanie! I think I own this brand in 6 shades because they are so affordable, wash well, and go with everything!

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Half of my pictures from fashion shoots look like this last picture above. I’m sorta in between movements and a bit awkward, so I had to share the reality of shooting as a blogger! It’s pretty funny really, but it’s more about the fashion than me! I’ve been thinking a post full of my funny outtakes might make y’all laugh, especially the ones with my kids!  xx