Scenes from my Week

Instagram art installation {a few of my Instagram photos made it into Impressed’s art installation!}

At the risk of sounding like EVERYONE ELSE on the planet, how in God’s name is it already (almost) November?! This means I’ve been officially self-employed for an entire month! Mind boggling. Truly. It’s been a wonderful, beautiful whirlwind of a month, and I am so incredibly thankful for all of the opportunities that have come my way thus far. Before I launched my business, I had an entire marketing strategy in place, and to date I haven’t had a chance to implement any of it! So far, every single {potential} client that has come through my door has been through this here blog, and for that I am incredibly grateful. So thank you all for sticking around for so long. And  a word to all you young aspiring interior designers and entrepreneurs? Start a blog! It’s a magical little thing.

Happy, happy, Halloween friends! And have a beeeee-a-utiful weekend. 

Tea for two {tea for two at Kitten & The Bear (best ever)}

Loose leaf teas {loose leaf tea, on display}

Mini white pumpkins {mini white pumpkins en masse}

Spooky Halloween treats {spooky goodies at West Elm‘s holiday preview} 

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Buffalo Wing Popcorn

Buffalo wing popcorn recipe

Buffalo wing popcorn. It’s a thing. A beautiful, beautiful thing. And when I created the popcorn bar for my future sister-in-law’s baby shower last weekend, I knew that said beautiful thing needed to be a major player in its construction. It’s REALLY easy to make, and instantly elevates your boring ol’ salt and butter go-to to the next highest level. It’s subtly sweet, it’s a little spicy, and it’s all sorts of delicious. 

ps: more popcorn “recipes” right here!

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Homemade Popcorn Bar

Party idea: a popcorn bar!

Last weekend, Justin’s mom hosted a really sweet baby shower for his little sister (hashtag I’m going to be an aunt!!) And though his mom handled every last detail like the rockstar she is, I wanted to contribute in a small way. Enter: the popcorn bar. Inexpensive (seriously, the whole thing maybe cost me $30 for 30 people, including the ingredients), terribly cute, and a massive crowd pleaser. Truly. I cannot tell you how big of a hit this was!

Grab the steps to create your own popcorn bar for your next party!

I’d be lying if I told you it was quick and easy (read: it was not). But I like to make my life difficult and decided to make all of the popcorn myself, on top of creating that fancy little do-dad of a popcorn bar sign. It wasn’t hard by any means, just time consuming. But I don’t mind, because although it took me like three hours to cut around all those curly edges, I know I’ll get good use out of it (read: popcorn bars at every event I host from here on out!) 

Party idea: a popcorn bar

And if you don’t want to torture yourself by making batch after batch of popcorn, may I suggest simply picking up a collection at the grocery store? Next time I would probably buy the salted butter, the kettle corn and perhaps a caramel corn pre-made, and then whip up two (in lieu of five) others.  

The popcorn bar 
A few tips, if you’re looking to create your own popcorn bar for your next party: head to your local party store or craft store and pick up a bunch of the striped popcorn boxes. They come in a million different colours, and cost no more than a dollar for 5. Oh, and most party stores sell mini plastic scoops for like 50 cents each! Grab a handful of those too and place them in each vessel.

Next, grab vessels, vases, punch bowls, and anything else you have on hand. Try to keep it all consistent (ie: all glass, all porcelaine etc…), and try to vary the shapes, sizes and heights. Grab some sticky labels, write each popcorn variety on each label in your prettiest penmanship, and stick em on! 

And though this silly little sign took a lot of time and patience, it really was worth it as it totally took the whole shebang to the next level. The piece de resistance, if you will. Here’s how you do it….

DIY popcorn bar sign (a free printable!)

 materials
A sharp exacto knife
Scissors
(2) wooden dowels (I picked mine up at Michael’s!)
(1) thin piece of wood (I picked mine up at Michael’s!)
Hot glue
The popcorn bar printable (download it here!)
Thick cardstock (100 lb.)

instructions

No. 1 – Print out the free popcorn bar printable on thick cardstock (you may need to adjust your printer’s settings so that you don’t get a paper jam). 

No. 2 – Using your exacto knife and scissors, carefully cut around the outline. Be patient, and replace your exacto blades often so that you get a nice clean cut!

No. 3 – Using a hot glue gun, glue the dowels to your wooden base and let dry completely. 

No. 4 – Hot glue the popcorn bar sign to the dowels and enjoy!

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