For the last two years, I have thrown a Pretty Planner Party for a group of friends that enjoy crafting and planning in their planner as much as I do.
We get together and enjoy good & wholesome association, we share washi tape, stickers, coloring pencils, tips and tricks, etc.
Typically I hold the party at a public place but this year I was fortunate enough to host the party at someone’s home which gave me a chance to decorate and plan a menu. I bought the majority of my decorations at The Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only Store and I highly recommend these two stores if you are ever planning any type of party.
Here are a few pictures I took:
This was my third year hosting the Pretty Planner Party and I feel like this was the best year so far.
I’m very grateful for the turnout and everyone who brought a dish and supplies to share!
– R. Vargas
Spring is right around the corner and soon flowers will be blooming!
Tulips are perennials, meaning they return year after year when planted into the ground but if you are not able to plant them in the ground and still would like to grow them, this is a perfect tutorial for you.
All you need is a vase, decorative gems or pebbles, water and of course tulip bulbs.
Place a few gems or pebbles in your glass vase and set a few aside. Next take your bulbs and position them so that the pointy end is facing up.
Take the rest of your gems or pebbles and align them around the bulbs to help set them in place.
Take 1/2 a cup of water and pour into your vase until the water reaches right under the bottom of the bulbs. Try and keep the bulbs as dry as possible while pouring the water in the vase.
Place in a sunny location indoors and after a few days, you will notice the stem start to sprout and the bottom of the bulb will take root into the water. The roots will look like thin white strings so if you start to see this after a few days, your tulip is growing!
I will update pictures over the next few weeks but this easy tutorial will help you to get started!
– R. Vargas
Hello everyone! What goals do you have in mind for this new year?
This year I am working on my creativity and taking it to the next level so for the first post of the year I will be sharing this #DIY Bridal Shower Gift I thought of.
Of course you do not have to use this as a bridal shower gift but since a sweet friend of mine recently got married, I thought this would be the perfect gift for her as a new wife.
During the Summer I went to Target and found this Recipe box marked down for Clearance and I have been saving it for this special project.
Included in this Recipe box were four colored tabs and twelve recipe cards that I divided up.
If you have been a loyal follower of my blog or Instagram, you may have noticed that I cook and bake quite often. Most recipes consist of family recipes and others are simple Pinterest experiments.
For this project, I only used family recipes that could simplify things for a new wife.
I categorized the four tabs into:
On the front of the card I wrote the title, notes, prep time, total time, and the ingredients and on the back I wrote out the directions. (I used a few of my mothers favorite recipes and made sure I gave her credit.)
I decided to not fill in every blank recipe card so that my friend could write down her own recipes and keep them all together. I did fill in at least one card for each category to get her started.
I hope she likes her gift and that her marriage is blessed with years of happiness and unconditional love.
Did you like this quick and simple gift? Comment below and let me know!
Fall has been upon us and while I’ve been crafting and decorating at home since September, I decided to share a few of my outdoor decor ideas.
I had a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch I went to in October and saved it for a planter idea I had in mind.
Along with my pumpkin, I had pansies and a small carving set.
I simply carved the top of my pumpkin and removed the seeds and scraped the walls.
Before I removed my pansies from the planter, I measured it with the lining of my carved pumpkin to make sure it would fit.
I transplanted my pansies in the pumpkin and threw in a few small scarecrows for décor.
How do you decorate for the fall?
– R. Vargas
At the request of one of my loyal followers Bobbie of Mrs.Simplicityblog, I decided to share this quick and easy #DIY Housewarming Gift idea that I made for a dear friend of mine.
Everything displayed can be found at your local IKEA.
Nothing out of the ordinary or very expensive. Anyone can put together this simple yet sweet gift. You can add in as much as you’d like and customize the items.
Once I tucked everything inside the oven mit and positioned it the way I wanted, voilà!
You could even tie a ribbon around it for just a little more decor but I personally love the simplicity.
What did you think of this gift? Is it something you would like to receive? Comment below and let me know!
If you know me personally, you know that I love succulents.
Many people think they are really hard to maintain or that they always end up dying but with a little TLC the plants can grow and thrive for years to come.
I took it upon myself to post this quick tutorial of how I care for and transplant my succulents and cactus.
I gather my plants, pots, soil, Miracle Grow Succulent Plant Food, and even some colored pebbles for decor.
I fill in the bottom with soil so that the plants can be leveled then I place the plants in the pot. (You may need to use tweezers or gloves so that you do not stick yourself if you are transplanting cactus.)
Once they are positioned in the pot, I place more soil on top and on the sides.
Once my plants are potted, I give them each two shots of Miracle Grow Succulent Plant Food and then water them.
Be sure to give them enough sunlight and water and feed them every week. Not everyday but every week to help them grow and last a long time.
– R. Vargas
Since I have started dating, I have been trying to make everyday occasions just a little bit more memorable.
While I was on Pinterest I came across a pin that led me to The Dating Divas blog. I noticed all the cute crafts and Date Night ideas they had so I figured I would make my own basket too and surprise my boyfriend.
I printed the printables ahead of time to plan out my set up.
Once I figured out what I wanted to keep and what I didn’t need, I went to my local dollar store for candy and I even found boxed candy like they sell at theaters. I also found a red platter to hold the Concessions.
I didn’t spend a fortune on the candy and I went to Central Market for bottled Dr. Pepper so I could place the Soda Pop labels on them. (Dr. Pepper is Javier’s favorite beverage.)
I mentioned to Javier a few weeks before that we should have a movie night and of course he agreed.
I set up my small basket and handed him the Ticket that Admits Two.
I think it’s safe to say he enjoyed it and even though we were just getting together to watch movies, the printables made it that much more cuter.
Thanks to The Dating Divas, you can find those same printables here.