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August 2015

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Bachelorette Take Two

August 26, 2015

As I said earlier in the month, I have two good friends who are getting married in September and I am in BOTH weddings. It has been crazy and we still have a couple weeks to go before it settles down. So this past weekend was bachelorette #2! We rallied all the girls together and drove up to my parent’s lakehouse for a relaxed weekend by the water. We started the weekend off right with a lingerie party and margaritas! As you can see from the photo above- it takes a village to put on lingerie. Just FYI.

We spent most of Saturday in the water, which was so nice. My tan has been getting gooood. We struggled a bit in the floats, but it all turned out okay. One of our neighbors scared half the girls out of the water by telling them he saw an alligator in the morning. WELL, ALLIGATORS ARE SCARED OF HUMANS OKAY? No need to fret.
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We went out to dinner to pretty much the only restaurant available with margaritas. There was a rowdy group of older women at the table next to us and we ended up befriending them. They were celebrating their 55th sleepover! How cute is that? They got our bride multiple shots and we ended up getting a pretty great photo with them. There was also a penis cake because you know… bachelorette parties…

xoxo

Books

My Entire TBR.

August 18, 2015

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Guys, I have 58 books that I have not read. 58 books! If you average about 15$ per book that makes $870 worth! THAT IS INSANE. But okay a good portion of these books were way less than 15$, I don’t even know where I came up with that figure. But still crazy, am I right?

My genres are all over the place, as well. Self help books, fiction, YA, romance, classics. What are you even doing, Abbey? I don’t know, world.

If you’re interested in what is on my TBR, it’s your lucky day. I have made you a video. Let me entertain you with my giant TBR.

DIY

DIY Bridal Sash

August 10, 2015

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I am in TWO weddings in September, and am trying to embrace the busy times that come with being a bridesmaid in two weddings back-to-back. What a happy time!

Since I’m unemployed, I decided to take a slightly cheaper (and much, much cuter) alternative to buying the typical bachelorette sash. I made one! This was SO easy, and only slightly frustrating. Trial & error, people. That’s what I’m here for. I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought thick burlap ribbon ($7), lace trim ($15.00 but I used my 40% off coupon!), and some fabric flowers ($1.99). Not too shabby and I only used 1/4 of the burlap ribbon which will tide me over in Christmas time (YES).

So, this was a very easy (slightly time-consuming) DIY. I cut the burlap ribbon at about 33 inches (make sure to put it on and see if it’s the right length) and then hot glued the ends so that it wasn’t rough. From there I started to hot glue the lace trim. Very straight forward, but took me a good half hour. My glue gun is also the worst, so if yours is on top of things it’ll go a lot quicker.

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I originally thought it would be a good idea to paint on the burlap- but it did NOT work. If you do embark on painting I highly suggest using a stencil because that’s the only way I can see it maybe working. I tried free-hand and it was just a disaster zone. I had to go and sit in the other room to get fresh ideas. I also attempted some gold paint that had a smaller applicator which was better, but still looked like a seven year old did it. In the end I figured out I could hot glue scrapbook sticker letters to the burlap and it would look adorable. Everything was okay.

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I made a quick video to show the process! Enjoy your DIYing!