DIY

To say I’ve been MIA around here is an understatement.  There are moments in this past week where I’ve literally felt like a chicken running around with my head cut off…totally gory visual, but you get the point.

Things have been crazy, but crazy in the best way possible!  Thanksgiving brought sweet time with old friends and time spent with family.  I was then able to serve my last Soirée Event Designs client of 2013 in planning a reception to celebrate their new marriage.  If you follow on Instagram, you would have seen the unique reception entertainment…my mind is still blown.

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 4.53.24 PMFollowing that was the move of Bella Bridesmaid to it’s newest location in the Shops at Park Place in Leawood.

IMG_9621 Then we’ve got an awesome grand RE-opening party, tons of Christmas shopping, decorating the house, a quick-turn-around calligraphy job and client meetings to round out the list of what has been filling my time.Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 4.55.27 PM

Still in the works this month are some fun DIYs to amp up the holiday spirit in your home as well as a great giveaway just in time to celebrate Christmas…so stay tuned friends and bare with me as we make it through this hectic time of year! And try not to stress out too much, okay?  Jesus was born and that’s reason to celebrate.

-M.R.S.

 

Some of you might remember a blog post I wrote while back on the entryway and how it needed a big facelift. I’ve almost completed this little area by adding a painting and a chalkboard (I’ll show you that soon!). Today I want to share with you another project that added some color and life to this bland space….a bench built by BRS!
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If I haven’t mentioned already, my husband is all sorts of crazy with his creative talent and craftsmanship.  I shared with him the other day that sometimes when he explains an idea to me I think to myself “That is going to be a big flop.” or “This is going to turn out ugly.” …because I’m a really nice and encouraging wife like that. 😉  And without fail, EVERY SINGLE TIME he is able to blow me away with his finished product and they turn out better than I could have planned myself.

To start on this project, I shared some inspiration images with BRS like this and this.  He took some drawings out to the shop and worked his magic!  I went to our local craft store and picked out some fabric and foam to top the bench.
IMG_4378IMG_4379The thing I love about how it was built?  I have the ability to completely change the look of it by switching out the fabric.  This gives the piece a lot of longevity as we think about moving homes or moving the bench to different rooms.  I decided to start of with a bright, bold print as this space was all neutrals and needed a little pep in it’s color palette.

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We added these baskets for shoes, gloves, hats etc. If I could have shown you the before picture of this space, you would have seen an absolute mess of shoes and junk!  Now we’ve got organization!benchIMG_4593

I’m so thankful to have BRS’ creative talents right under my roof. He has done several awesome projects around our home and in the homes of our friends and family.  Have something in mind and live in our area?  You can check out more of his work here or shoot me a message through my contact form and I can put you in touch! (Shameless plug from a proud wife.  Can’t help it!)

-M.R.S.

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This Week I:

Cheered on the Chiefs (despite the loss) with friends and family!

-Started to get in the holiday spirit by lighting new candles and day dreaming fun holiday DIYs to ring in the season!

-Helped sweet friend Cassandra as an extra set of hands on a very heart warming styled shoot at Van Noy Mansion.

-Took back my morning routine…reminded myself that often you have to say NO to say YES to the things that matter.

-Hammered out some details and timelines for a client’s upcoming wedding reception.

-Hung out with some great KC Blogger ladies at Foo’s where we learned great photography tips and tricks from Jenny Wheat.

This weekend we look forward to celebrating my brother-in-law’s birthday! We will also have the opportunity to do a little shopping for our family’s adopted family for the holiday.  What plans are on tap for your weekend?  Will you start to prep for that holiday meal? If so, share your tips and tricks with me below!

-M.R.S.