Happy Weekend (+ Happy National Taco Day!)

Taco Piñata DIY
The taco piñata workshop is happening tomorrow for National Taco Day! If you’re the last minute type, you can snag one of the last few spots here! We’ll be piñata-ing, paleta-ing and gift bag-ing the morning away! Afterwards, I fully intend to celebrate with some real tacos too. Then I’ll be jumping full force back into some #studiodiyincostume action. Due to the fact that I’ve been planning a wedding, this workshop and some other secret-y fun things… costumes are a bit late this year, but they’re coming!

{Inspire} Links to Love

I loved LOVED reading about the process behind Joy’s line for Target.
I could go for some leopard loafers.
A day in the life at my favorite paper store! (And 10 tips from Audrey for opening one!)
Baking on the brain.
This emoji backpack cracks me up!
Either Jeff and I need to have kids immediately, or I’m putting this on the wedding registry.

{Create} DIY Projects & Recipes

Yes to everything happening here. And here. (In other news: I think Jeff and I bought every pumpkin thing Trader Joe’s sells last week.)
Vanilla bean sweet potato waffles need to happen.
Hehe! Graffiti artist costume for your little one.
Eyeball cakes!

Fall Wedding Invitations (+ Free Printable Envelope Liner!)

Fall Wedding Invitations + Free Printable Envelope Liner

For those of you that are like, “Wait… what happened to the Studio DIY ‘Summer never ends!’ mentality!?” Never fear! My Halloween costumes will bring you right back there. But after kicking off fall yesterday, I wanted to talk a bit about another very special wedding! Last weekend, Lauren got married in Chicago! I’ve said all along that I don’t know how I would have gotten (almost!) through this process without Lauren doing it too, and it’s been really fun to see how different our weddings are. Funny enough, I love hers just as much as mine! Lauren went with an all greenery theme. Outside of dahlias and garden roses in the bouquets, all the decor was inspired by magnolia leaves and olive leaf, with a few touches of black and white. It was GORGEOUS! I mean, girl’s got good taste. That’s why I keep her around. Garlands down the table, copper tassels behind the ceremony. Oh, I loved it. When Lauren asked for some invitation ideas, I was pretty excited to pair her up with Minted and bring in Kate to design a custom envelope liner! I’m even sharing the liner printable here today so all you fall brides out there can incorporate it into your design too! This is a great way to use the foliage themes of fall without the traditional orange and red color palette!

Fall Wedding Invitations + Free Printable Envelope Liner

To download the free printable envelope liner, CLICK HERE!

The pattern will print as a full 8.5×11″ sheet so you can size it to your specific envelope. I recommend tracing the envelope onto scrap paper then cutting off a 1/4″-1/2″ on each side and the top to make a liner template!

Lauren likes simple and clean design, so the Just Lovely invitation was perfect! Minted let’s you choose custom colors (green in this case), as well as pick your silhouette. Once she decided on the invitation and color, I sent over a photo of the foliage Lauren was using to Kate… and she perfectly matched the Minted green and the magnolia and olive leaves for a liner! I don’t know about you guys, but I am all about envelope liners. It’s kind of like when jackets have great lining on the inside. It’s not the first detail you notice… but it’s often the most memorable! Lauren chose to do a postcard style RSVP and on the backside there was a space for each guest to write a little note to the couple. My note? An emoji dancing sticker. I have a way with words, I tell ya… 😉

Fall Wedding Invitations + Free Printable Envelope Liner
Fall Wedding Invitations + Free Printable Envelope Liner
Invitations by Minted / Envelope Liner by Striped Cat Studio / All Photos by Studio DIY

I have one more zomg amazing detail from Lauren and Mike’s wedding that Minted helped out with to share soon.. which will include a little peek at the crazy awesome garlands they picked for the reception tables! Stay tuned!

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Let’s Eat! | Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies

Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies

Happy October! As we enter into real fall, I thought it was high time we made recipes a regular part of Studio DIY! I’ve done a lot of fun food projects here, but not a ton of recipes, and I’ve really been wanting to try my hand at styling food a la Studio DIY’s vibe. So, I teamed up with the crazy talented Brittany Wood. She created the recipe, I brought the props and then we had fun turning fall on it’s colorful head! These vanilla-cardamom pear hand pies were also, most importantly, delicious! Keep scrollin’ for the recipe!

Pear Hand Pies
Pear Hand Pies