June 23, 2011

Days In Between, no. 1

Confession: my memory sucks. So I want to start posting a few more lifestyle posts that can remind me of the wonderful moments in life that happen on the normal days, or as I like to call them, the days in between.


Jeff and I were driving around with the windows down running errands yesterday. We listened to the wind as it whipped our hair in our faces and as the sun wrapped around us like a blanket. I looked down at my hand in his and just thought to myself "Remember this moment, Heather." In that moment, I was reminded why I said YES when he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. It's these days in between.

*Jeff has a wicked fever in these photos and he still managed a smile, he tolerates me ;)

June 21, 2011

DIY: Pinwheels

So our wedding theme is Summer Love ;) I want to bring in a lot of summer time elements, and what's more summertime than colorful pinwheels? I looked up some DIY instructions on how to do this, but I found that my way is a lot quicker and easier because I took away some steps! So let's get started.

1) Pretty scrapbook paper (12x12)
2) Scissors
3) Straight pins
4) Wooden Dowel Rods
5) Ribbon (optional)
6) Glue stick (maybe)
7) Wire cutters
8) Tape

Step by Step.
1) Cut your paper into four even pieces. You should get four 6x6 squares. If your paper is double sided, step one is complete. If your paper is printed on one side but white on the other, just glue two pieces together, pretty sides out. Now you are ready for step two.

2) On other DIY sites, they tell you to do all this measuring and marking. To be honest, this step can be completely skipped and you'll save a lot of time. Take your scissors and start at each corned and cut diagnolly. You'll want to leave a square inch UNCUT in the middle. It should like like this:

3) Take your push pin and stick it in one of the four corners like so...

Go around your pinwheel and put the pin through every other corner like this:

4) Stick the pin through the middle of the pinwheel like this:

5) Add some ribbons to the back of the pinwheel.

6) Stick the pin through the dowel. Be careful not to poke yourself. Sometimes the dowel will split a little, but the pinwheel will cover it, so don't worry! Use wire cutters to trim the tip off the needle in back and use a piece of tape to hold in place.

And now you have a pretty pinwheel.

One of my bridesmaids and I made 24 of these beauties yesterday in a little over an hour. Not too shabby for first timers. Now they will just make my living room look happy until the wedding day. These are going to line the aisle as we walk down, I can't wait. Less than two months now <3

June 15, 2011

Bridal Shower.

I'll save my apologies and excuses for my lack of posting for my next post, which I promise will be soon. This post is all about our bridal shower which was better than I could have ever imagined! My mom threw me a tea party themed shower that had the most beautiful centerpieces. Rachael (my maid of honor) and I made all of the cupcakes , we had a week full of baking and bonding. So without boring you all to bits with my talking too much, here are some photos of the shower...
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I had a room full of about 80 people who all came to support and celebrate my marriage to Jeff. It was such a heart warming experience. We were showered in gifts, smiles, hugs and so much love. Thank you to everyone that helped with and came to the shower, we are both so so so grateful. I am honestly so blessed and my heart is still smiling. <3

P.S. My dress is from Modcloth, I thought it was perfect for a tea party. :)

May 08, 2011

Olive you Mom!

Yep, I thought of that title all by myself because I wore olive green on mother's day. ;) I also thought my olive green cardigan matched so well with the bruises on my arms from having blood drawn nine days ago. But that's another story. I have to just say I am SO grateful for my momma, especially during the wedding planning process. Let me tell you, she definitely comes in handy and I couldn't do this without her. She's the absolute best and I just love her!
We had a really lovely Sunday. Breakfast with Jeff's family where I stuffed my face with pecan pancakes. We went for a stroll in the cemetery to visit my grandmother that we sadly lost almost seven years ago. Then we had dinner with my family, played frisbee and adored the little ones playing in the yard. All in all, today was pretty perfect. Happy Mother's Day to all you momma's out there!
Funny side note, I had a few people tell me that next year they would be wishing me a happy mother's day. Sorry to disappoint, but this girl has plans to travel Europe next summer, no babies allowed! Have a great week eveyone! xo

F21 dress and sunglasses, Charlotte Russe cardigan, Thrifted shoes

May 04, 2011

Life needs a remote.

Phew! What a whirlwind life has been lately, I'm still trying to catch my breath. The wedding is creeping up on us and is now less than four months away. How in the world does that even happen?! I swear, life seriously needs to come with a remote so I can hit pause, get lots done, take a nap and then hit resume. Oh and don't even get me started on the weather here. I'm ready for picnic weather and this thing they call spring just isn't cutting it so far. But alas, sunshine beat out the clouds today and here we are.

So I'm not entirely sure about this outfit yet. This dress has been sitting in my closet since last summer because I haven't got the slightest clue on how to style it. I've also been wanting to wear this sweater (and my favorite boots) before the heat wave kicks in, so presto chango, you've got yourself an outfit.
may4-02may4-04may4-03A few updates on the what to expect on the poor ol' neglected Simply Sunstar. I have a few things in the works and I can't wait to share them. I will be starting a new monthly feature, I have a project in the works that everyone can participate in AND I have a giveaway coming up soon. I promise, this little brain of mine has been working overtime on these long, rainy days.

I hope you are all having better luck with the weather and enjoying your Spring (or Autumn)! Oh and by the way, I absolutely LOVE talking with you all, so please never hesitate to shoot me an email or say hi on twitter, it just makes my day. Let's be friends! :)

H&M dress, sunnies and cardigan, Kolh's boots, Target socks, F21 belt

April 25, 2011

iPhone Photos: Spring Break

It's been really rainy and stormy all week (so no outfit photos), and I've been a lazy girl! I did manage to get out a few times. I drove 2 hours to visit one of my best friends and it was amazing getting to catch up with her and fill her in on all of the wedding updates!
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1. A rainy drive home.
2. We tested out cupcakes and decided on 4 flavors. A cheese cake filled vanilla cupcake with strawberry topping, a cinnamon banana cupcake with whipped caramel frosting, a white chocolate cupcake with white chocolate frosting and a chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter fudge filling and whipped chocolate frosting. These cupcakes are amazing!
3. I tried s'mores french toast, absolutely delicious.
4. Enjoying a yummy margarita, dinner with Jeff.
5. New sunglasses from H&M, my new favorite pair!
6. Getting ready to go out, had such a fun night bar hopping in Detroit with Jeff and friends. Went to a jazz club!
7. My beautiful boy Cal, I love him to bits!
8. My friend Emily's doggy Sam, he's a cuddle bug.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, I'm still recovering from a major food coma. I can't stop eating! xo

April 15, 2011

Neutral Roses.

Hello friends, I hope I'm finding you all in happy spirits, it is Friday after all! We've been having warm(ish), sunny days with a whole lot of wind lately. I guess I should advise you all to put your sunnies on because my pale legs are seeing the light of day once again.
So I can't even begin to explain how amazing these shoes are, it's like walking on clouds. The cork bottoms give such an airy feel and they are so comfy. I'm so happy I invested in these beauties. What have been your favorite buys this season?
I'm so excited Spring is here, it means I can get away with wearing all the floral prints I want! I can't wait for some pretty flowers to start popping up, I'm ready for a change of scenery. I am currently in the process of a major spring/closet cleaning and I will be adding a few more things to my blog shop so I'll keep you posted on that. I hope you all have a truly amazing weekend, any fun plans? xo

Blowfish heels, F21 dress and belt, American Eagle cardigan, Target purse