Friday

Five On Friday

It's time for another edition of Five on Friday and I do hope you'll join along! I am taking a break for the 4th but you may definitely still link up your five below!

Remember, all you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add our logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools below. Easy, and a great way to find new blogs and be found. :)

Free hand-lettered flag printable for the Fourth of July!

TGIF y'all, and hope you will join in on Five on Friday this week! Cheers to the weekend!

Thursday

Diaper Wreath DIY

For the baby sprinkle I posted about yesterday, I had a lot of fun putting together the sweet strawberry diaper wreath! It really was simple to make, and once you have the diapers, the other wreath "ingredients" are very inexpensive. The wreath is a nice way to greet guests at the door for a baby shower, and hey -- it's diapers -- what mom-to-be wouldn't be excited about leaving a shower with a few extra diapers on hand?

Pretty and practical!

Here's how you can make one using diapers, tulle ribbon, and a wreath form.


For the materials, you will want:

+ Diapers (I used size 2, and I chose this sweet strawberry print)
+ Tulle Ribbon
+ Wreath Form - got mine from Michaels with 40% off coupon

(If you are an online shopper, I included some easy shopping links at the bottom of the post)


Any size or type of diaper will work, but I just love the prints on the Honest Company brand, PLUS the mom that we were "sprinkling" uses their diapers with her son. 


Step 1:
Start off by affixing a diaper to each corner (if using a square wreath form, like me). If you are using a round form, you can just start anywhere. I chose to scoot each corner piece up so that the four corners stood the highest. You will not need to do this if you have a round wreath form. 

You will want to open the diaper and "sandwich" it around the form, then tie a piece of tulle ribbon around it to keep it secure.




Step 2:
After doing each corner, start filling in the rest of the wreath, securing each sandwiched diaper on the form with the tulle ribbon. 




Keep working your way around and adjust the diapers as necessary. Fluff out the tulle knots.

Step 3:
Hang your wreath, step back, and admire the fact that this is really the simplest DIY tutorial you've ever knocked out.




Such a pretty little wreath!

Here are my other favorite combinations of diaper patterns with tulle ribbon colors. All of these can be purchased through Amazon (my favorite) and the links are below.

 ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Wreath Forms and Hangers:

I'd love to see some of your creations if you give this diaper wreath a try! Please link up your blog post below if you have photos to share. 


Wednesday

A Sweet Sprinkle

Sunday at 3, we hosted a baby sprinkle for a special girlfriend who will soon be welcoming her second baby, a little girl.

It was a great afternoon filled with light bites, sparkling rose, and a lot of "oohing" and "aahing" over the sweetest baby girl clothes and accessories you've seen. 


I made the square diaper wreath for the door using the cute strawberry-print diapers from The Honest Company (found here).




The elephant cake came from Suarez Bakery. We loved how it turned out!






We had a book in the foyer for everyone to sign for the sweet baby with little notes letting her know how loved she is. 


  

We let the mama-to-be cut the cake, and then we all went to open gifts. In lieu of cards, we all brought a girly book for the mama since her current bookshelves for her little boy consist of trucks, trucks, trucks!
 





 We loved showering that sweet little miss and can't wait to meet her soon!


Tuesday

Jewels In The Mail

I first heard about Rocksbox on another blog and was immediately intrigued. 

Here's how it works:

+ You take a fun style survey and add items you like to your wishlist.
+ Rocksbox stylists hand-select three items for you and send you a cute box to your home.
+ You wear the items as long and as much as you'd like.
+ Ship the items back (for free) and get three new items ... unlimited times.

The sweet stylists at Rocksbox have offered you all a code to enter at checkout to try a month for zip, zero, nada! Just enter code ALIZADVENTURESXOXO for your free month of unlimited jewelry rental so you can give it a shot and see if you love it like I do.

Here are the items I was sent and how I've worn them.


Perry Street Alexis Necklace - Margaret Elizabeth Moonstone Earrings - Jules Smith Cuff

The Jules Smith Textured Open Cuff was probably my favorite item. I love wearing gold, and it was really cute paired with a yellow dress for a day in the office. Plus, the cuff is open at back which makes it fit my narrow wrist easily.



One of my favorite gemstone cuts is the cushion-cut style. These Margaret Elizabeth Mini Cushion Cut Drops in Moonstone are the prettiest, milky-iridescent hue. They are set in gold and are super lightweight. I paired them with a gold top and some white jeans. 


Statement necklaces are awesome, but you can definitely have too many. That is why I love renting them! This is the Perry Street Alexis necklace, and I love the mint tones with my ivory textured shell.


You can constantly add or remove items from your wishlist to help your stylist pick items just for you. Here is a little sneak peek of my current wishlist:





They also have lots of the Kendra Scott styles that are so popular. Here are some of the Kendra Scott earrings I have on my wishlist:



Rocksbox is $19/month for unlimited swaps back and forth with pre-paid shipping each way. Each box averages around $200 in retail value. 

As a member, you also get a $10/month credit toward the cost of any item you fall in love with and decide not to send back. Don't forget to enter code ALIZADVENTURESXOXO for a free month.

Have you used Rocksbox before? If you give the free month trial a shot, I'd love to hear what pieces you end up receiving!

Monday

Monday: Three Happy Things

Three happy things this Monday for you:

// 1 // 
We had a busy but wonderful weekend. Friday night we had some neighbors over for some adult beverages while the kids played in the baby pool and with the water table. Saturday I took Camille to the mall for a bit where she got to experience two of her favorite things: big water fountains (mesmerizing to her) and the new pirate-themed outdoor playground. That night we had a babysitter while we celebrated a few birthdays at Craft Growler Shop. Then, Sunday we had a special lady's first birthday to celebrate, and I ended the day by co-hosting a baby "sprinkle" for a girlfriend. We were lights out last night by 9:30 -- exhausted!



// 2 //
Who is excited about the short week? I am looking forward to some nice family time during the long Independence Day weekend!

Love this printable! Home of the Free Because of the Brave

// 3 //
Congratulations to the winner of the CoraLee weekender giveaway ... PolkaDottaPlace! Please email me so I can put you in contact with Courtney. :) You are going to love this bag! Which design are you going to choose?

Liked CoraLee on facebook!

Coral Reef Weekender Bag
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