DIY Bridal

DIY Wedding Napkins!

Monday, January, 30th, 2017 at 6:37 pm by Heather Murphy

I think most of us love the idea of doing some sort of DIY at your own wedding. Of course the idea of DIY is to save money, but it will not save time. I have a simple little DIY craft that anyone can do as long as you have access to a sewing machine (and we all know someone who has a sewing machine!) What you’ll need: Fabric: if you are making 100 10×10 [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe

Friday, February, 12th, 2016 at 12:09 pm by Michael Murphy

Valentine’s Day Aebleskiver recipe from Hitched In GJ. Enjoy!

Grand Valley Wedding Favors

Tuesday, April, 14th, 2015 at 5:07 pm by Heather Murphy

I am an avid fan of gardening and canning! It’s my favorite time of the year, and with spring here and things blooming I have been itching to can something. As you may know, we are not supposed to plant our gardens until after Mother’s Day in the Grand Valley so what was I to do? We have a bunch of Lilac Bushes growing in our yard and they smell SO good, so I did [Read More...]

Newlywed Recipe

Saturday, February, 21st, 2015 at 12:37 pm by Heather Murphy

OMG Chicken 4 Chicken Breasts 1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt or Sour Cream 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese Italian Bread Crumbs Combine Sour Cream or Yogurt and the Parmesan Cheese. Spread over chicken breast in baking dish, sprinkle Italian Bread Crumbs on top. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with rice or baked potato!

Clean that Bling!

Sunday, February, 8th, 2015 at 1:45 am by Heather Murphy

Keep your beloved ring as blingy as the day he gave it to you with this jewelry cleaning recipe.  The ingredients are things you probably already have! What you’ll need: Small bowl 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 teaspoon dish detergent 1 cup hot water Aluminum foil Paper towel Old toothbrush Directions: Gather your ingredients. The salt, baking soda, and aluminum foil create a chemical exchange called an ion transfer, which naturally cleans [Read More...]


Sunday, January, 18th, 2015 at 6:56 pm by Heather Murphy

There are several reasons why you should have a professional do your make up on the day of your wedding: 1. They are professionals, one look at you and they’ll know how to bring out your best features. 2. They know how to work with lighting. You are going to want to look picture perfect for all the photography going on. 3. It’s nice to have all of your bridesmaids and MOBs looking their best [Read More...]

Spiced Peach Butter Wedding Favors

Sunday, September, 21st, 2014 at 3:50 pm by Heather Murphy

Today is a perfect day for canning! It’s raining, cool and feels like fall! Here is our favorite recipe for Spiced Peach Butter from Ball. 4 to 4 1/2 Pounds Palisade Peaches 4 Cups of Sugar 1 tsp Ginger 1 tsp Nutmeg 1 tsp Cinnamon To Prepare Pulp: Wash and blanch peaches. Put peaches in cold water. Peel, pit and slice peaches. Combine peaches and 1/2 cup water in a large sauce-pot. Simmer until peaches [Read More...]

Wedding Favors: Tips & Ideas

Thursday, September, 11th, 2014 at 2:35 pm by Heather Murphy

In other cultures and countries Wedding Favors are/were used to present status of the couple or to wish good fortune to guests. We typically use them as an extra “Thank You” for attending the wedding. Even in the US, Wedding Favors are not as common as you may think but it has been a growing trend and most couples at least consider the idea during their planning and budgeting. Ideally, you don’t want to spend [Read More...]

Winter Wedding Date & Planning Tips!

Wednesday, September, 10th, 2014 at 7:10 pm by Heather Murphy

So what’s in the meaning of a Wedding date? Some brides and grooms have no meaning and then others it is all about the date! Like the upcoming date, 12/13/14. That date is easy to remember, Right!?! And it is also fun to have a wedding date that you can theme some ideas around! Here are some examples to have fun with!  Winter Wedding (date is DECEMBER) Having a winter wedding is very romantic! Plus [Read More...]

Seating chart DIY

Saturday, August, 16th, 2014 at 11:14 pm by Michael Murphy

What a great idea for a seating chart! Gotta love the rustic repurposing of this old window.

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