Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DIY Halloween Craft Idea

I'm not much of a seasonal decorator. I find that although we moved into a house, we just don't have the space {and honestly, the funds} to change up our decor based on the holiday or season... however, that doesn't mean that I don't like to spruce things up a bit if I can find easy-DIY tutorials for craft projects that are either cheap enough to toss when the season/holiday ends... or it's small enough and easy to store.

I came across these three simple BOO-tastic DIY projects via Better Homes and Gardens and thought I would share with you all, just in case your mentality is like mine when it comes to seasonal decorating.

This craft is quite easy, only needing a foam cone, black and pink {or any color of your choice} silk flowers, and a piece of cardboard for the brim.  For full instructions, head over to Better Homes and Gardens.

Another super easy DIY craft.  You'll need a couple of picture frames, black card stock, the free printables found on Better Homes and Gardens, a printer and some sharp scissors.

This one might be the easiest of the three.  Pick up some standard pillar candles and hot glue beads, pearls, rhinestones or beans into the shapes of the letters, then stack on candlesticks of varying heights. Voila - you've got yourself some BOO-rific candles!

Do you have some fun DIY fall or Halloween projects that you do each year?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

5 Fall Soup Recipes

I know, I know - it has seriously been AGES since I've blogged anything.  Let me give you a brief rundown of what's been going on in my life {and I mean brief... who wants to read about my life when there's parties, recipes, fall design and many other more fun things to capacitate your brain with?!}.  So, the day after Labor Day I started a new full-time job with an advertising/marketing agency that's based her in Minneapolis {previously I was working for the fuel industry doing market analysis and data input}.  With this new job, my regular hours have changed and I'm still getting adjusted with all of this extra training that's consuming my brain!  But don't you worry - fall and winter are coming and I'm more than ready to jump back on the blogging-train... as well as get all the ducks in a row to fully get Cammi Lee Events up and running.  I'm hoping to launch my new blog and web site before the end of the year... and roll out a new brand, too!  I've got a couple of 2012 weddings on the books.  So that's an update!

So... on to the good stuff!  The official start of fall was last Friday, and besides yesterday and today, the weather has been less than stellar!  And when the weather gets chilly... I like to make soup!  So here are my top 5 soups to try for fall {side note: I haven't tried all of these recipes... but they're on my radar!}  Click on the name of the soup below the photo to get the recipe!

Chicken Tortilla Soup via

Baked Potato Soup via Foodies @ Home

Bobby's Lasagna Soup via Paula Deen

Slow Cooker Chili via

Chicken Noodle Soup via In the Kitchen with Kath

So there you have it - we have the classic fall/winter recipes like chili and chicken noodle, but then I've thrown in a couple of others that I'm dying to try {especially that chicken tortilla... mmmm!}

What are you favorite fall/winnter soup recipes?  I always love adding a new recipe to the box! :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Sweet Summer Love

Today's Wedding Wednesday post comes from the talented lauren b photography, whose work you may remember from a couple of weeks ago with the Merry'd Session.  

When Laurie sent over this wedding, we were instantly in love with all the little details that came together for a perfect summer wedding.  We love the choice of flowers, the colors, the ice cream bar, the outdoor ceremony, the decor - it just all meshed well for an awesome wedding full of gorgeous summerness!

The couple, Matt and Brier, began dating in high school and continued their relationship through their college careers at different universities.  Their wedding was held in Wisconsin at the Mystical Rose Gardens, on a hot and sunny Saturday afternoon.  The bright summer colors and DIY decor (mostly by the brides mother) totally tied together this gorgeous outdoor wedding.


Wasn't this one of the cutest summer weddings you've seen?  We adore all the DIY details and bright colors used throughout the space!  Just beautiful!

If you're in need of a photographer for your upcoming wedding or event, or just interested in viewing more of lauren b photography's work, head over to their blog or Facebook page!

Thanks, Laurie, for sharing this awesome wedding with us!