Registering!

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | | 11 comments
Last night fiance and I went to register! I was very excited. We choose the promised land to do our main registering at:


Ohh yeah. I love me some target.

I was actually a little nervous about registering because the boy and I have very different styles (aka, I have one, he doesn't. sorry dear) and I thought it would be a whole lot of arguing. But everything actually worked out fine! And not much arguing at all :)

I let him do the honors of scanning the very first item: a microwave! Very exciting.


And then I scanned the second item...a vacuum cleaner! And then I hogged the gun for the rest of the trip and made the boy hold the list haha.

We decided to purchase our comforter awhile, because the wedding is still awhile away and we weren't sure if this one we liked would still be there when people went to get us gifts. Then we registered for matching sheets and stuff. Plus we had some "couple" money from our engagement for us to spend. I was very excited for our first "this is for our life together" purchase. 

This is the bedding we got:

Pretty, eh?? We're going to go with a silver/navy theme in the bedroom.

Here are some of the other goodies we put on the list:
 The most expensive item by far was the $250 Kitchen Aid mixer. Fiance thought it was frivolous. I told him every girl dreams of one day owning her own Kitchen Aid mixer. Plus, if he ever wanted homemade baked goods this was a must. I'm not a hand mixer kinda gal.
 I also registered for a sewing machine!! Yay!! Now I just need to learn how to sew something besides pillows....

Look at this beauuuutiful shower curtain we found. Love. It's going to make me want to shower every day. Well, I do already. But....still....ok. nvm. 

Our main registry is at target but we're also going to have an amazon wish list for some random things. A little unconventional I guess for wedding registries, but we don't care. We love amazon. Plus, they have that new button so now you can add things to your amazon list from anywhere on the web! Currently I have this super cute apron on there:


And this patchwork squirrel kit from etsy. Maybe I should take that off. Especially since the instructions are in Japanese. dagnabit.


Your Whims Wednesday #13 {And Features}

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | | 12 comments
It's time for another party!!!

Before we get started...did you see my giveaway with Luxe Boulevard? Low entries still! Go get some pretty accessories for free!! Enter here 

 Now...let's see some of the projects that I loved from last week!

Shabby Roses Pillow from Shannon Sews

 Ballard - Inspired Triptych Landscape by Pickup Some Creativity

Chevron Dresser from Simple Home Life

Shutter Wall from Johnny in a Dress

Shirt Skirt from Blue Babes Create

Floral Clutch by Simply Homeade



 Thanks to all who linked up! Grab a button if you were featured (here or on facebook/twitter).

Featured on My Girlish Whims

Now... onto this weeks party!

I show off my girlish whims weekly on my blog, and now I want to see yours with Your Whims Wednesday

Guidlines:
1. Link up as many projects as you would like: as long as it is one of your girly ways, you can link it! I'd love to see crafts, recipes, style posts, etc. Anything and everything feminine :)
2.Please add my button (code below) to either your blog post or somewhere on your blog. 
3. Take a quick moment to comment on at least one other entry. We we all love comments!! 
4.I'd love if you would follow me as well :)



Your Whims Wednesday





Giveaway: Stephanie from Luxe Boulevard

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I have a great giveaway for you gals this week!


  Stephanie from Luxe Boulevard is sponsoring this week's giveaway. Stephanie is a long-time, very sweet follower of My Girlish Whims, and I'm so happy to have her here to host!


Stephanie is the lovely lady behind the blog Luxe Boulevard where she shares her passion for creating, love of all things vintage, and writing (she's actually written her own novel! learn more about it here)

Today Stephanie will be giving away $20 gift card to her etsy shop.


Here are some of the goodies in her shop:




Everything is very pretty and girly - just my style :)

Stephanie is even offering all of my lovely winners a coupon! Get 15% anything off the shop with coupon code MYWHIMS15

Now...here's how you can win the gift card!

REQUIRED:
-Be a follower of Luxe Boulevard

Additional:
-Follow My Girlish Whims
-Like Luxe Boulevard on facebook
-Heart Luxe Boulevard on etsy
-Follow Luxe Boulevard on twitter

Please leave a separate comment for each entry (and make sure you are commenting on the right post!) Giveaway will be open until Monday, July 4th at 10:00PM. Good luck!!

Save the Dates Version 2

Monday, June 27, 2011 | | 15 comments
I little bit ago I posted here about a save the date idea. You guys gave me tons of great feedback so I tried to use what you told me and came up with another idea I want feedback on!


The font is a little fuzzy and there is a random green thing in the corner because I just took a screen shot of this while I was working in picnik.  But besides that, what do you think?? Better than the last one?


The new version uses our wedding colors, so it fits in better with the wedding theme. I'm thinking I'm going to get them printed on postcards with vista print (I can get 100 free, only paying shipping. HELLO DEAL)

Let me know what you think! Thanks ladies!!

Dollar Store 1920s Inspired Headband

Sunday, June 26, 2011 | | 26 comments
You may remember me mentioning in this post that I was attending a murder mystery dinner this weekend. It was 1920s/godfather themed, and I was so excited for it.  While researching what to do with my costume, I saw I totally could make my own 1920s styled headband. So I did: for three bucks! Thank you dollar store. Here's the final product:


So cute! Totally made my costume. Especially cause my dang fishnets kept falling down all night. But let's save that story for awkward and awesome Thursdays, shall we? ANYWAY. Here's how to make one!

Supplies:
-stretchy headbands
-black feathers
-rhinestone accent
-felt or ribbon 
-hot glue 
-scissors

Steps:

Step 1: Gather feathers. I used black feathers already attached to a cheap headband. I'm glad it was cheap cause those babies pulled right off!

Step 2: Prepare your rhinestone accent. Mine came attached to a hair band, so I just cut off the elastic part.

Step 3: Hot glue the rhinestone accent on top of the feathers


Step 4: Hot glue the elastic headband onto the feathers, and use felt or ribbon to cover it up. I would normally use felt, but I made this on vacation so I didn't have any on hand. Grosgrain ribbon worked fine, and I just burned the edges so it wouldn't fray.


And voila! All done! Easy peasy. Your very own 3 dollar 1920s style headband.



I'll be sharing this with all the link parties in my header including Today's Creative Blog and Christina's Adventures


Sponsor Love: Meagan from Fairly Fabulous

Friday, June 24, 2011 | | 2 comments
Today I'd like to introduce you all to Meagan from Fairly Fabulous!


This stylish momma of two is the lovely owner of the Fairly Fabulous blog


One of my favorite things about Meagan's blog is all the cute fashion posts she does. Check out some of these gorg combinations:


Meagan is also a crafty momma who enjoys painting, crafting, sewing, creating, and decorating!!

My favorite project of hers is this adorable mobile she made for a friend:



Isn't that owl SO CUTE???

She actually sells all her cute creations in her Fairly Fabulous etsy shop


These adorable owls are only $6 each. It just so happens I have a pregnant sister with plans for an owl-themed nursery.  I think I know where I will be getting my gifts for her shower...


She also makes the most adorable Little Mister shirts:

Babies + ties = LOVE. I would snuggle up with that little mister in a heart beat :)

Meagan is my very first official sponsor of my blog (bless her heart). I'd love for you to take a visit to her etsy or blog and say hi and that I sent you! 

PS: Be on the look out for a giveaway with Meagan sometime soon!
PSS: Interest in becoming a sponsor of My Girlish Whims as well? My intro rates are VERY LOW! Check out my advertising page for more details

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