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Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

I’ve been reading Sarah and Sally Clarkson’s The Lifegiving Home and it’s rocking my world in all of the best ways. I think had I of started the book earlier this year when things were a little rocky in my world, I would have found it to be frustrating (life felt as far away as […]

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How to Make Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

How to Make Homemade Melt and Pour Soap

Long before I was a wedding planner or a mama, I was an avid crafter. I have such fond memories of being little and sitting at my parent’s wicker coffee table with ‘art’ supplies from my dad’s then home office. The ends of the coffee table were meant to hold magazines but if I put […]

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All Natural Homemade Make Up Removers

All Natural Homemade Make Up Removers

If you read this post last week you’ll know I’m on a current quest to live my life in the most well rounded and healthy way possible. While the quest started off with a massive overhaul to my diet, a quick dive into Phoebe Lapine’s The Wellness Project opened my eyes to so many other […]

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How To Make Fresh Flower Hair Combs

How To Make Fresh Flower Hair Combs

I’m a pretty low maintenance person. My hair is usually up in a pony tail, I wear limited make up, and leggings and a t-shirt are a staple uniform for me. Now I certainly love feminine details like a fresh application of make up, a statement accessory when needed, and more fancy types of clothes […]

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Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade Bath Bombs

I still remember the first time I walked into my college dorm room in 2004. The cramped room (my freshmen class was one of the biggest in school history meaning dorm rooms for four people were now filled with five) wasn’t what surprised me most. What I was most shocked to find was a stand […]

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The Process Behind Largescale Floral Design

The Process Behind Largescale Floral Design

Part of the Hey Gorgeous Events floral style is lush, textural, and a bit on the unexpected side. I’ve always love my densely packed arrangements and love to mix different textures together when I design. In 2012 when I first started toying with the idea of adding floral design to my services, I took a […]

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12 Gorgeous Ways to Wrap Your Gifts

12 Gorgeous Ways to Wrap Your Gifts

One of my favorite holiday tasks is wrapping gifts and seeing the excitement on each recipient’s face as they receive their carefully wrapped parcel. Every year I try to stock up on the most beautiful wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, trinkets, and adornments I can find to use when Christmas time rolls around. This year is […]

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Pretty Picnic Ideas

Pretty Picnic Ideas

Maybe it’s because I’m a new mama or maybe it’s because I’m officially in my thirties now (I swear something changed!) but I’m finding a lot of joy in the simple things these days. Can you believe I have never gone on a picnic? I was talking with my wonderful friend and also new mom, […]

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One Vase, Four Ways {West Elm + Hey Gorgeous}

One Vase, Four Ways {West Elm + Hey Gorgeous}

Happy Wednesday, friends! Tonight is the grand opening party for the new West Elm store here in Grand Rapids and I’m thrilled and honored to be the host. There will be drinks, bites, music and the best deal of all, 10% off any purchases made during the party. It’s going to be a wonderful evening […]

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Painted-Dipped Centerpiece Vases

Painted-Dipped Centerpiece Vases

Happy Wednesday, everyone. I’m so thrilled to share this homemade painted-dipped centerpiece project with you! Pretty cute if I do say so myself. I originally wanted to DIY painted-dipped terra cotta planters with succulents in them but then I found that someone beat me to it. So this DIY was clearly the next best thing, […]

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Homemade Cocoa Mix Favors

Homemade Cocoa Mix Favors

I have to say I love me some Christmas time, guys. As much as I hate the cold, the busyness at the malls once November hits, and the “ohmygoditsallover” that seems to hit me at midnight on December 25th, I live for the holidays and the sweet traditions that mean so much to me. The […]

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