Sunday, November 17, 2013

simple table number DIY

I constantly collect supplies and craft-type objects, because in my head, I have tons of projects. I'd love to paint, glue, build, refurbish, assemble - but the sad truth is that I just have a ton of random supplies. I hoard jars and stickers, keep broken items that should be tossed. I can't help it, I'm a crafter at heart, even though most of my ideas never make it out of my head.
I do however, have a really simple project - that I did to make table numbers. 

All you need is some mason jars (I got mine at Christmas Tree Shop), some foam numbers (Oriental Trading), and gold spray paint! 
I sprayed the rim of the jar for an extra pop of color. 
If you have more than 10 tables, you'll need a ton of the number 1, for more than 20, extra 2s as well, etc. Take a tally of how many of each number you will need before you get started. 

After spraying the foam numbers and allowing to dry, just place the numbers on the jars at the same height on each. 
I put a candle inside my jars, but flowers or colored candy would look cute for a small party! 

By keeping the numbers on the sticker sheet when you paint, the edges of the numbers will not be painted. This didn't bother me, but if you want a super clean look, you can carefully peel the background away from the numbers before painting. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Good Advice

not sure how i stumbled onto this gem, but it speaks to far more than just a 25 year old. although, 25 is a really good place to start to understand this advice. 
my favorite part::
Always make time for your parents. They might live for another 67 years…but they probably won’t. Enjoy the time you spend with them. Don’t try to rush off the phone when they are telling you about their week. Enjoy getting to know them as their adult child and realize that they still have a lot to teach you. 
In fact, make time for everyone in your life. You have a lot of people in your life who you love and who love you, be grateful. Don’t ever become one of those people who just gets too “busy.” Make time for the walk in the park, the cup of coffee, the glass of wine, the phone conversation. Make time.   

whats the best advice you have given or received?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

weekend away: Montauk

The Sands Motel - Montauk
Dress - ASOS, Bag - Nine West, Sandals - Sam Edelman, Belt - borrowed
I've always loved the beach - and luckily, living in Brooklyn, we aren't too far from some pretty good ones. This past weekend we went to Montauk, at The End of Long Island for two nights.
It wasn't the first time I've been there, and I hope to go back every summer.

be sure to bring a cooler and beach chairs - this isn't some cushy resort destination. this is real deal beach town USA.

If you're heading out, I have some suggestions ..
Dinner: South Edison (date/small group w good bar), Harvest on Fort Pond (family style, go at sunset, make a res 1 week out), Ruschmeyer's (good food and good late night scene), Surf Lodge (live music, good food, busy day parties), 
Also: Red Hook Lobster Pound, Bird on a Roof, Anthony's Pancake House, The Hideaway

for more suggestions, the ever-trusted gentlemen of Immaculate Infatuation:

red hook lobster MTK
surf lodge MTK

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


i tried to make a beautiful post with links and pictures

and then i hit the reload or backspace or something, and all was deleted. that was frustrating. 2 am on a Tuesday night writing a college paper for a class you hate and it disappears frustrating.

im moving on - and will try again!

da mo 910 Daily motivation (25 photos)

lesson learned - hit SAVE

Thursday, July 11, 2013

the start of something

id like to say the start of something special, but lets just see what happens

with so much going on, id like to try and show delicious food that i eat and adventures in my own kitchen, places i visit and love to remember, clothes that insprire me to try a little harder .. 
and whatever else crosses my path