Weekend Why Nots?

Ever since I stumbled upon One Fine Day’s colorful blog, I realized I should add a little color to my life! I decided to start a new (monthly) series on the blog featuring anything that inspires my weekend. I am calling it “Weekend Why Nots?” and I hope you enjoy it!

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Background Photo: Gary Pepper Vintage | Vibrant Floppy Hat: American Apparel

Sandals: Tory Burch Tanner Flat Sandal

Journal: Sugar Paper Polka Dot Journal, Kraft

Wine Holder: Kate Spade

Nail Polish: Essie | dj play that song & sunday funday

Weekender Bag: Deux Lux Felix Weekender (sold out)

So why not add a little something fun to your weekend?



Use What You Have Popsicles!

I am back with a quick “Use What You Have” post on popsicles! It is roughly 90 degrees all week (with 60% humidity) in south Alabama so I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be a very hot summer. Storing some popsicles in the freezer is never a bad idea, especially when you can use what your already have! Mine only took a few hours to freeze, so you could even make them in the morning and serve by lunchtime.

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Citrus Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

Green Machine Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

Blueberry Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

Breakfast Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

The best popsicle molds I have found are the World Market’s Popsicle Maker Trays!

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{Sold as a set of two online, but individually in stores}

I used what I had and made a few different popsicle flavors! This was the fun part!

Citrus Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

Green Machine Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

Breakfast Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

Blueberry Popsicle | weekendingblog.com

These were beyond easy and so delicious! Citrus and Green Machine were so refreshing while the Breakfast and Blueberry pops tasted just like ice cream! Please share any great recipes as I will definitely be making many more pops this summer!

Only 3 days until the weekend,


Girl’s Day Off Manicure Party

What is better than some much needed girl time? Nothing. Well maybe girl time with some champagne, cake balls, and a manicure party! Most of the time, manicure parties are created for 10 year olds, which is so stinkin’ cute! But sometimes us “adults” don’t want to sit at a nail salon all day when we can be enjoying ourselves with friends at home (not to mention saves a few dollars). So here is an easy and fabulous “Girl’s Day Off Manicure Party”!

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The Paper Inspiration:


The Manicure Items:


Clean towel & a bowl of bath salts (just add water for scented hand wash)


Q-Tips, cotton balls & a small bowl of polish remover


An assortment of your favorite nail polishes (courtesy of Essie)

The Set-up:


Balloons hung upside down on ribbon & Rifle Paper Company’s Botanticals Garland (I LOVE this thing)





Corresponding Martha Stewart Glitter to compliment polish colors

The Favor:


A linen pouch filled with cotton balls, a great polish & an envelope of bath salts




Yummy Treats:



Oh how fun! The best part: I didn’t leave my house to buy a thing (I would have for the favors, of course)! I didn’t even want to get the balloons blown up with helium, so I hung them on ribbon! Add lunch and you can make a whole day out of it! This theme is too cute for birthdays or bridal parties. Email me if you would like the [free] printable “to do list”!


Rifle Paper Co. Botanicals Garland

Essie Nail Polish

Martha Stewart Glitter Set

Happy Friday,


Nautical Baby Boy Shower

Lately, baby showers are my favorite of projects! One friend asked me to make a banner for a nautical themed baby shower she was hosting and it got me looking for some creative inspiration. Although I am just a beginner with Adobe Illustrator, I absolutely love it! Teaching myself has been really fun, as well as really frustrating. I just added this fun, printable invitation to my Etsy Shop!






How cute? I love this theme way too much! A nautical baby shower is great because most baby showers have almost all adult guests. A helpful tip: keeping the theme baby & adult friendly really helps with the planning! I absolutely love kraft paper and it goes great with navy, red and white. Kraft paper is typically affordable as well.

The best part? Fun party details! I had a few items on hand (surprise, surprise!) to give you inspiration for this themed party.







The straw “flags” were beyond easy… just check out my last post on DIY Mini Party Flags! I used an anchor stamp from Paper Source to stamp on the kraft paper tags and a little of my beloved washi tape to spruce up the envelopes! This has me inspired for the 4th of July… I think I may just need to add a little sparkle:)

Happy Friday,