Here are all the costumes my sister and I have done together.
FRANKENSTEIN + BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN*
-Hair: Slick back your hair into a low bun. Use a toothbrush with hair spray to get down all the flyaways.
-Makeup: We used this green face paint, but it peeled a little bit too much. I would get the same kind as the white pain below instead. Do thick black eyeliner, eyeliner stitches and black lipstick.
-Outfit: We just got a black blazer from Salvation Army. Then wear a black t-shirt, black jeans and chunky black boots. So easy!
I love planning parties to commemorate the start of a new season (see a Fall Dinner Party here and a Midsummer get together here). This year I put together a fally brunch for some girlfriends! I wanted my color palette/theme to be autumnal, but also have a girly vibe as well. I chose to stickContinue reading “Fall Brunch for the Girls”
For the first leg of our National Park road trip, we spent a few days at Glacier National Park. It was definitely my favorite! Just driving in the park is almost enough – everywhere you look are crazy mountain views, waterfalls and animals. You are literally driving on the side of a mountain the wholeContinue reading “Three Days in Glacier National Park”
Here are some tips on hosting a fall dinner party in an affordable way.
We did ours outside because there was more space and it felt more free. Decide where you’re hosting and how many guests you want to serve. We had 8 including the hosts. I feel like this is the perfect amount – it feels full, but you’re not making 100 pounds of food.
We wanted a menu that was fall-ish obviously, but it had to also be easy to cook while hosting and accommodate different dietary restrictions.
We wanted to go on a COVID safe vacation and there’s no where more social distanced than the Upper Peninsula. We’ve been a few times and wanted to do something new so we went all the way to the peak – Copper Harbor. I love being in the UP because it’s so calm with waterContinue reading “5 Summer Days in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”
Every year our group of 10 friends goes up north together. 2020’s choice was Boyne City! A nice centrally located city. We stayed in an Airbnb that was walk-able to downtown.
Summer calls for ice cream and ice cream calls for a party! Below is how I planned a full on ice cream themed bash for friends. (My ice cream obsession includes two cone tattoos and lots of ice cream themed home decor.)
Obviously, the most important thing at this party. I set up a station where people could make their own sundaes! I asked each guest to bring their favorite topping. I got a bunch of basic ice cream types (chocolate base, vanilla base, mint base, etc.) and the put all the toppings out in cute bowls. Make sure you have a good mix of hard toppings (sprinkles, oreos, candy) and liquid (hot fudge, chocolate syrup, caramel).
For my sister’s 16th birthday, we did a “choose your own adventure” day! We picked her up at noon and she had no idea what to expect. We got small 1-6 balloons and Sweet Sixteen headbands to decorate the car.
No summer is complete without a girls night or trip to Traverse City. We stayed in a VRBO in Capri Apartments which was a nice central location for everything we wanted to do.
It didn’t feel quite right to be full on red, white and blue this year. I decided to do a tropical theme and integrated some stars for tradition.
I tried to stick to turquoise/green, pink, white and silver/gold decor. I hung up star and tropical garlands. And found a cute pink flamingo.