Sunday, April 20, 2014

Brooke's Bachelorette Bash!

Brooke & I ended up being roommates freshman year at BYU in the dorms (totally random pairing too!) It turned out to be the best thing ever, seeing as we became (and have stayed) awesome friends, and here we are 5 years later and I get to throw her a bachelorette party! 
So obviously it had to be pretty epic.

I pulled all my best stuff from the parties I've hosted or co-hosted over the years and combined with hilarious guests and perfectly risque advice/gifts, I think it ended up being quite a success.
For the refreshments there were various types of breads and butters, along with a couple salads, coconut cupcakes and lemon bars! It was de-li-cious. 

We laughed and chatted for over 2 hours and I had a blast meeting new friends. Such a fun night. 

I'm headed to Brooke's wedding down in Arizona in less than a month and I can't wait! Hooray for wedding season!

 The Bride-to-be!

Prizes for one of the games!

Hahaha. I just think these two pictures sum our relationship up perfectly:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Spring Wedding: Emily + Taysom

JP and I attended the kick-off to the 2014 wedding season last night! Haha, but really.
The newly-weds Emily and Taysom Hill had the funnest reception and were the most stunning couple. 
It was out at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course and the weather was perfect (which is always a wild card in Utah in the spring -- there's an equal chance that it rains, snows, or is sunny and warm haha).

Friday, April 11, 2014

Making It Official!

Even though I technically graduated in December... (and BYU already sent me my diploma in the mail haha) I'm going to be "walking" at the end of this month at the graduation ceremony!
Because I'm sort of all about celebrating milestones/traditions etc. 
I am going to walk with my sister-in-law's college, which is Visual Arts, instead of mine (the School of Education) so JP only has to go to one ceremony, and I get to walk with one of my best friends, it's sort of a win-win!

So just this week I sent out graduation announcements! 
I designed and made them myself and I have to say I am pretty happy with how they turned out!
It's kind of fun, this whole visual-arts business ;)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Paris vs New York

Since I've been all graduated since December and homework isn't consuming all my free time... I don't know what to do with myself when JP has to write papers all night or read massive case studies. 
So I've been decorating and re-decorating our apartment haha 
It seems a little silly I know, considering we're moving in a few months, but I figured I could try out some new ideas here, and if I like them then carry them over into our new space! 
(Wherever that ends up being... Keep your fingers crossed for us please! Apartment/duplex/basement shopping is hard.)

My newest project consisted of a total re-vamp of our picture wall, and I am quite a fan of how it turned out, mostly because it revolves around two of my favorite places:

Paris vs New York

Designed by a french-based graphic designer, these prints depict juxtapositional images side-by-side that capture the similar yet varied cultural phenomenons of the two cities.  
I am absolutely in love with them!

Total disclaimer -- the lighting in my apartment is terrible, so these pictures definitely don't do the project justice, please bear with me.

Old picture wall:

 New picture wall!

some of my favorite prints:
(although if we're being honest they're all my favorite so... It was really hard to pick just a few to photograph)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

More Stuff in Jars!!

Yep, you guessed it:

Another bridal shower. 

And instead of coming up with a brand new idea, we decided to go with a tried-and-true crowd pleaser:

Refreshments in jars.

Haha. But seriously. 

This time we put all the desserts in the jars, and there were four types to choose from: 

>>> Lemon Cheesecake (with homemade lemon curd! mmmm)
>>> Toffee Chocolate Cake drizzled with caramel
>>> Key Lime Mousse with Graham Cracker Crust
>>> Banana Pudding layered with Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies

Oh and how could I forget! 
An extremely talented lady named Kenzie made the most amazing bow garland I have ever seen!! 
It was stunning, I'm obsessed with it, and it definitely upped the shower's decor quite a bit haha.