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St Patrick’s Day Party

18 Mar

We were in charge of throwing the St Patrick’s Day Party at our office this past Friday. 150 employees and a limited budget, so we had to get creative.

Guess How Many - St Patrick's DayTo drum up some excitement during the week, we created a “Guess How Many” game with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The items included rolos, skittles separated by color and placed in the color of a rainbow, and marshmallows. This jar was placed on the front desk and each employee got one guess. Whoever guessed the closest won the jar!

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We had live music by a very talented son of an employee.Cornhold and Cabbage sign {St Patrick's Day Cornhole Game}C&C

We had our first annual cornhole tournament which we named “CORNHOLE AND CABBAGE.” It was great to have an activity for everyone to do and people really got into it. There were 4 rounds and towards the end everyone was crowded around cheering for their coworkers.St Patrick's Day Prizes {Kisses, Skittles, St Patrick's Day themed scratch off ticket, flag, and green gift card} We had prizes for the top 3 winners of the cornhole tournament and also prizes for the best St. Patrick’s Day outfit. The prizes were green cups purchased from the dollar store filled with kisses, skittles, a St Patty’s Day themed scratch of ticket, an Irish flag, and a gift card. The gift cards were either for Publix and Starbucks because they are both green.DSCN3407

A decoration which we then gave as a prize.

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Photobooth 1  Photobooth 2

The photobooth was a lot of fun! Some props were purchased like the boa and glasses and then we made the sticks using free printables from here. The customizable “Photobooth” sign was also a free printable found here. We pinned a St Patrick’s Day themed table-cloth to the wall and had an instant DIY photobooth.

We had a few snacks like chips and guacamole {going with the green theme} and cupcakes and cookies with green and white icing and shamrock sprinkles. The beverages included wine and of course GREEN BEER!

Green Beer

The party was a huge hit and didn’t break the bank. The decorations were simple, but balloons and streamers go a long way. The point of the party was to get the employees together and the cornhole game was a great activity that got everyone involved.

Hope you all had a very happy St Patrick’s Day!

xo, Kim and Kelly

Wine-ing and Design-ing

14 Mar

We love painting and we love crafts. It’s nice to be creative once in a while especially when it’s something new and different. So when my friend Erika invited me for a night of Wine and Design I was so excited and immediately responded YES! I had heard so much about places like this and was not going to pass up the chance to have a fun girls night and be creative at the same time.

As soon as we walked into the studio, we were greeted by friendly faces and colorful walls filled with canvases from past classes and artists work.

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We poured our wine, got our aprons on, and found a work station. We had a class of about 15 plus an instructor which made for a fun time!

This is the blank canvas that you start with.

Blank canvas

The instructor goes step by step to bring the painting together, but it was really cool to see how even though everyone was painting the same picture, they all looked different; different colors, shapes, and sizes depending on that specific person’s creativity.

In progress..

Background

Flower and vase

After some wine, some laughs, and lots of paint.. our masterpieces were complete!

Complete Paintings

Erika and Kim Painting

It was so much fun and this will most definitely be something that we do again.

Xo Kim and Kelly

Engagement Basket

5 Feb

One of our friends got engaged recently and her fiancé was sweet enough to ask all of her best friends to go to Jacksonville to surprise her and celebrate with them on the night of the engagement {take notes boys..}. We of course wanted to bring a present to say congratulations and decided on a cute and practical engagement basket. We have made plenty of baskets in the past for bridal showers, but never one for an engagement. It was a little difficult at first because we immediately thought of items that started with her soon-to-be initial and items that said “mrs” {like these Kate Spade earrings} but decided against them all because that doesn’t really go with an engagement. We then switched our focus to the ring and what’s essential for wedding planning.
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1. Bridal magazine – the Knot
2. Bridal magazine – Martha Stewart
3. Bottle of champagne {to celebrate}
4. Diamond ring bottle stop
5. The Knot Book of Wedding Lists {aka wedding bible}
6. Engagement card
7. Nail polish {to make sure her nails are always looking perfect as she shows off her new rock–we chose the Essie Bridal Collection because we’re big into details. Check the names of the colors below}
8. Ring holder
9. Jewelry cleaner {to keep the ring sparkling}
10.A picture frame {for their favorite engagement picture}
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We then crafted a “Congrats” banner, purchased a basket from Michael’s, and added some pretty tissue paper.
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Xo Kim and Kelly

Scarf Holder Tutorial

22 Oct

Scarves. We’re obsessed. There are so many different patterns, colors, lengths, and fabrics. They can be the perfect accessory to your outfit or a practical staple to have in your wardrobe in those cool fall and winter months.

When our scarf drawers started overflowing recently, we knew something had to be done. We are firm believers in the rule that if you can’t see it, you won’t wear it; so we chose to put our scarves on display so we could easily see what we have and have access to them. While making this scarf holder, we rediscovered some great pieces we forgot we had and made lots of room in our drawers {for more scarves, of course!}

This quick, easy project, inspired by Pinterest, takes about two minutes and costs under two bucks!

Whatcha need: any extra hanger lying around your house and a pack of shower curtain rings {we got ours at Walmart for $1.66!}

1. Attach shower curtain rings to the bottom part of the hanger.

2. Fold scarves longways and put one halfway through each ring.

3. Step back and admire all your pretty scarves!

xo, Kim and Kelly