Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I've been workin' like a dog.

A few months ago, my office moved to a different part of the building that I work in. We have been short handed and super busy, but I finally found some time to decorate my space. I wanted it to remind me of what matters in life, so when I get overwhelmed or stressed, I could look at it for positive vibes.

All of the pictures I had printed were via my Pinterest and Instagram.

I found this Lucky Bamboo plant at Produce Junction for $3 and the pictures frames at Goodwill for $0.50 each.

I purchased this inspirational notepad/mousepad from Target on sale.

I bought these colorful organizers in the $1 section at Target-- what a steal!

Here is my space! How do you decorate your space, whether at work, school, or home? I want to see! Please leave pictures or comments below how you have turned your space into your happy place!

c'est la vie,
Samantha Jole

Thursday, August 15, 2013

just married (semi) DIY

This summer, one of my oldest friend's Kelly got married. I was in a store called Paper Source in Philadelphia on Walnut Street when I saw a "Just Married" sign that you could make. It was perfect and so easy to make!

 1. Tools you need
        a. Paper Source "Just Married" kit
        b. Scissors
        c. Magnet w/e adhesive

 2. The kit came with a beautiful white ribbon so that you could string the banner together. I wanted to make the letters for the Bride & Groom's car, so I a roll of magnet with the adhesive on the back (I am not sure of the proper term if there is one) and put a few pieces of the black circle/flower looking base piece.

3. Next, you peel off the stickers provided in the pack and smooth them onto the black base.

Here is the finished product!

This store was really awesome to walk around in and I strongly encourage you to check it out online!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Goodbye, old sport.

I have been super busy this summer. It is really flying by! I cannot believe that it is the middle of August! With that said, I have been lagging on the things I have been up to, so I will be doing a series of posts about my summer.

In the beginning of the summer, one of my best friends Jordyn and her soul mate Gena had a going away party. The two love birds moved to Arizona due to an AMAZING opportunity Gena landed which also lead Jordyn to a wonderful new career path. The two decided to have a Great Gatsby themed party at their friend's studio.

Jordyn and I Sailor Moon style.

The love birds, Gena and Jordyn.

Bobby, Jordyn's gracious friend that hosted the party and made those awesome hair pieces!

Here are some behind the scene shots:


We miss you Jordyn & Gena! Good luck to you both and all your endeavors!