I received my May POPSUGAR Must Have Box just a couple of days ago and I thought I would do an unboxing ♥ I am absolutely in love and completely pleased with this box. I mean really? Did you see what was inside?! A beauty blender!? OH EM GEE! That just really blows my mind! haha Any who, check out the video on YouTube. POPSUGAR is having a giveaway so you don’t want to miss that!
As I’ve mentioned in a couple posts back, Tom and I are moving downstate, and that is next week! Oh my goodness! Before I was like, “Can we move now!?” And now that it’s in a couple of days, I’m a little panic-y because there’s still so much to pack. I still am not even done packing my office/closet, let alone the rest of the house, lol.
Procrastinator much!? YES!
This weekend though, we’re really gonna do some packing and hopefully have about 80% of it done. Any who, Tom was actually gone for a week for he went downstate to help work on our house. The house isn’t completely finished yet but it’s pretty darn close :) Here’s a before and after photo.
I still can not believe that Tom bought this house. I was honestly expecting just getting an apartment for our first year, but then we found this house and well… as much as I did want it, I didn’t want to get my hopes up on getting an actual house. Little did I know! I’m really thankful. Just thinking about it… really, it makes me cry.
To those who don’t know me personally, I grew up in the Philippines, in a really small house -a one bedroom house. When I was 9 years old, my parents took my sister, brother and I to the U.S. to have a better life. We lived in a two bedroom apartment at first and then after a year my parents got us a big house.
That was the first time I ever had my very own bedroom.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is, to have this be mine and Tom’s very first home together is just so mind boggling. I’m so thankful to have him in my life. Seriously, sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve him. He’s just so nice… the nicest guy I know and is always giving me the best of everything. Same goes for his dad, who’s always so helpful. I’m just really lucky… no, BLESSED (yup, that’s the correct word). Thank you god for blessing me with such amazing people in my life. I can’t wait to start the new chapter of my life with Tom in our dream home! I love him so much -seriously, he IS the perfect guy. What more could I ask for?
Hi loves! Today I wanted to share with you all what I made for my girls. At first, I wanted to just send them a card but then I thought, no… that’s lame. So I searched online on “how to ask your bridesmaids” and found these “boxes.” Oh my goodness! Cutest things ever!!! So I wanted to do something creative for my girls and for it to show how much they mean to me. So after weeks of planning this out (for I just wanted things to be perfect) and weeks of waiting for gifts to arrive, it is FINALLY done!
The first thing I did was purchased the boxes from Joann for ONLY $3.74 each (ON SALE!) Plus they were having a $1 shipping so it was a steal! After so much research, this was perfect. I tried those file/memory boxes and just thought they look kind of cheap. Though I really liked the lunch box looking boxes (I believe I saw some online at Joann or WalMart) but these cigar boxes were cheap enough :) and looks better hehe.
I painted the outside with two coats of White Vintage acrylic paint and one coat on the inside. Then took this template, traced it with a pencil and painted the inside of the lid with this light golden color. I then sharpee-d “be my maid?” inside the bracket. And let me tell you, that took me a long time for I just wanted it to be perfect.
Then it was time for the contents. This I thought was the SUPER fun part! I just wanted to fill the box with EVERYTHANGGG! lol But I contained myself. First off, I lined the bottom with pink tissue paper -you know me, something just HAS to be pink in there ;)
So this is what the box looks like when you first open it. ♥ Completely adorbs! lol I used a doily (super cheap from WalMart, baking section) and wrote each of the girls name on them.
I wanted to be up front with my girls and for them to know what to expect for the wedding. So I printed these out.
I used a 12inx12in Textured Cardstock paper in Snow White (WalMart), then cut them into 4×12′s (Print size, 4×6). I loved the “tiered” look so that’s what I did here. I used my scallop scissors to add a more feminine touch to it instead of leaving it just a straight edge. Cute right!?
All the “wedding info” are put together with a little ribbon tied into a bow. I also printed off some pictures -wedding inspirations and new & old pictures of me and my girls ♥
Lastly, with the help of Dogeared, I was able to give each girl an amazing present, a beautiful necklace, as a reminder of how grateful I am to have them in my life. Each piece is amazingly gorgeous and just perfect!
So I am very very happy and pleased with how everything came out. And even though it was really time consuming and a bit more costly than I thought, it is worth it -for my girls deserve only the best ♥ I totally can not wait for them to get their box and crossing my fingers that they love it just as much as I do ♥
For spring and summer, I have been seeing a LOT of prints and pastel colors. I’m usually a girl that leans more towards neutral colors but I’m really loving this ♥ Below are some pieces that I found on this great website (really similar to Asos). They have a ton of different styles and brands. I’m in love!
Lilac jegging by Adriano Goldschmied $235.00, Denim pastel jegging by Vero Moda ON SALE for $29.95, Hawaiian flower skinny Serena jean by Mavi Jeans $98.00, Faded flower tapestry skinny jean by Twik $138.00
Polynesian fringe bandeau bikini Two-piece set by Twik $38.00, Beaded triangle bikini Two-piece set by Twik ON SALE for $19.99, Jeweled medallion bandeau bikini Two-piece set by Twik ON SALE for $29.95, Reversible draped patchwork triangle bikini Two-piece set by Maaji $120.00
I’m really astonished at how affordable the swimsuit sets are! That’s amazing! So definitely check them out guys and tell me what you think :) If you know of another great site, feel free to let me know in the comments below. xoxo