Don’t Miss Out- Subscribe to My New Site!

20 Feb

To all of you fabulous followers: If you want to see more fantastic party inspirations like the one below, please go on over to lindseymevents.com/blog and subscribe to me via email! Nuts & Bolts and Do Me A Favor Blog will no longer be posting and If you want to stay up to date with all my DIY, event decor and other projects, please subscribe to me via email. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the other ways to follow me via Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and my Facebook Page!  Thank you for your continued support!

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Attention All Followers!

1 Aug

To all of you fabulous recent followers: If you want to see more fantastic party inspirations like the one below, please go on over to domeafavorblog.com and subscribe to me via email! Nuts & Bolts will no longer be posting and If you want to stay up to date with all my DIY decor and other projects, please subscribe. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the other ways to follow me via my Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin and my Facebook Page!  Thank you for your continued support!

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XOXO,

Lindsey

Sorry For Any Confusion!

11 Jul

My lovely followers,

I know a few of you expressed concern over not being able to follow my new blog, Do Me A Favor. Unfortunately, since I moved to WordPress.org you will no be able to follow my blog in the same manner you used to. However, the wonderful people at WordPress will be transferring those of you that subscribe to my blog via email to my new site! This means, that my email subscribers will continue to receive email notifications of new posts as they did before, but my WordPress.com followers will only see new posts in their Reader. If you would like (and I would love) you can subscribe to my new blog via email so you can be in the loop on all my new posts.

In addition to subscribing, I strongly encourage you to like my Facebook page as that will also have up to date information. Thank you for your support so we can both continue to follow and inspire one another!

Thank you!

 

 

Changes!

11 Jul

I know I’ve been a little behind in my posts this past week, but for good reason! I just wrapped up my first fully planned wedding in Upstate New York this past week. In addition to the wedding, I also (with the help of my amazingly talented friend Steph Devino) finished my new blog!

Now, if you’d like to see some photos from the wedding you’re going to have to click on my new blog below. While you’re checking out the new layout please follow my new site because in one week Nuts & Bolts will be no more. Have no fear, I will be bringing you the same great posts under the new name Do Me A Favor!

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I encourage your to follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and like my Facebook page for up-to-date information on all my current posts and events. Thank you for all of your support and comments that made this new blog possible. I hope that you’ll continue to follow me on this new journey!

3 Must-Have Sales

1 Jul

Lord knows I do my fair share of online shopping, but if I’m going to be tempted I’d rather be tempted by an irresistible online SALE! Here are three fantastic online sales and three fantastic products to go along with them.

1.CB2: Lucinda Stacking Chair

Screen Shot 2013-06-30 at 11.10.08 PM Enjoy 40% off select outdoor furniture now through July 4th at CB2. My favorite outdoor product is their Lucinda stacking chair, sold in both white and orange. Not only are these chairs sleek, modern and versatile, but they are stackable, which makes them easy to store. I’m such a fan of these chairs that I’d use them outdoors during the warm months and indoors as extra seating during Fall and Winter.

2. Wedding Paper Divas: With Evening Sparkle Wedding Invitation Screen Shot 2013-06-30 at 11.19.27 PMThis amazing stationery meca has up to 20% off wedding invites now through July 2nd! 15% off $149 and 20% off $249 using code wed20june. Words cannot describe how much I love this Gatsby inspired invitation. I’m not even engaged, but I’d find someone to marry me now if it meant being able to send this sparkly invite out to my guests. If you like the look of this, head to the website immediately to see the back!

3. J.Crew Factory: 3″ Scalloped Eyelet ShortScreen Shot 2013-06-30 at 11.27.34 PM50% off EVERYTHING J. Crew Factory in stores and online now through July 7th! J. Crew Factory is always a safe bet. The clothes are well made and with J.Crew’s classic style, it’s impossible not to find something you like. I’m a big fan of these navy blue scalloped eyelet shorts. Paired with a nautical  tucked in tee-shirt, they are preppy with a 1940’s twist.

25 Jun

This 4th of July I will be throwing a very non-red, white & blue rustic rehearsal day BBQ for my bride in upstate New York. However, if I were home to celebrate Independence day I would be doing so in a very non-traditional way. The 4th of July is definitely one of those holidays that can be tacky and overdone, but here are a few items to help create a classy, yet understated July 4th.

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Blue & white stripped tablecloth via Style Me Pretty

Nautical napkin rings via Martha Stewart Living

Gold star paper straws via Etsy

Lemon tabletop decor via Marie Claire

Golden Stripe highball glasses via C. Wonder

21 Jun

Earlier this week I debuted my repurposed shabby chic tablescape utilizing items from around my apartment. Turning picture frames into unique centerpieces may look simple, but there’s more to it than you think. Here are some tips and steps to follow in order to create a tablescape that is truly eye-catching.

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1. Depending on the size and length of your table, begin with an odd number of frames. I had a small circular table so three frames fit perfectly.

2. Variety is important so play with size, shape and color.

3. You want your frames to look mismatched, but coordinated at the same time so try to establish one main color. I went with gold.

4. Add some texture to your frames by framing some fabric. Not only will this add a color to your tablescape, but if you’re using a solid colored tablecloth like I did, the fabric helps to incorporate a pattern.

IMG_6257IMG_62715. In order to create a three-dimensional look, layer your frames on top of one another.

6. Add any votives, candle holders or vases to complete your look.

IMG_6278IMG_6292 By using picture frames that you already own, not only are you saving money  but you’re creating a custom centerpiece that is unique to you and your personal style. repurposed-shabby-chic-table

20 Jun

In my shopping cart 6.

1. Juicy Couture Eyelet Dress

2. C. Wonder This Little Pig Cheese Board & Spreader

3. Sonoma Earrings in Navy

4. Alex and Ani Initial Charm Bracelet 

5. CB2 Stripe Woven Black & white Outdoor Pouf

18 Jun

Recently I’ve been inspired not by a fabulous vase seen in a magazine, but rather by items I already have in my home. I own so many beautiful things, why not put them to good use? This tablescape in particular is definitely one of my favorites. I used three frames from my gallery wall as the centerpiece of this repurposed shabby chic inspired table.

Repurposed shabby chic tableThe largest frame acts as an anchor for the smaller gold ones. By framing a pink scarf I’m able to bring in a pop of color on my ivory canvas. Tall clear glass candleholders add height and ambience while mismatched plates set the shabby chic tone.

Frame tablescape 1I utilized my large bracelet collection by using them as unique napkin rings. I was able to bring in some turquoise with the bracelets to play off those quintessential pink and turquoise shabby chic colors.

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I cannot wait to use this idea for a large-scale event someday. By reusing three picture frames, an old scarf and some sparkly bracelets I was able to transform some old products into something new.

Avocado & Egg on Toast

14 Jun

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Now I know that avocado and eggs on toast is the new in thing to be eating for breakfast, but I swear that I discovered this simple, but delicious recipe back in 2012. After a swanky NYC brunch at Whitehall where I was served a similar dish, I was inspired to whip up my own version.

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As I’ve said in the past, I consider myself more of an “assembler” than a cook so this breakfast recipe is right up my alley. There are several ways you can do this, but all you really need is some delicious fresh bread, avocado, eggs and olive oil.

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Cook up your egg however you’d like (this recipe also tastes great with a poached egg).

Mash up at least ½ an avocado and drizzle it with some olive oil.

Cut a nice thick piece of your bread and toast it.

Spread your avocado mash onto the bread and place your egg on top and serve!

You can also try putting chili flakes on your avocado mash to give it a little kick. I personally like to use a good amount of ground black pepper and some sea salt.

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