I’m so excited for Halloween weekend! I’ve got my pumpkins painted and treats ready to go. I didn’t have time for a DIY Halloween pumpkin this year but here’s a round up of my favorite coastal pumpkins from around the blog-o’sphere.
If you’re looking for a place to have a seaside wedding, the scenery at this English venue doesn’t get any better! Wait till you see the beach shacks, they are absolutely adorable. Not to mention the perfect backdrop for a coastal wedding. This quaint seaside town, Whitstable really helps set the tone, take a peek:
via want that wedding
I’m in love with this couple’s romantic nautical wedding. The first half on the beach and the second half by boat is such a great idea! Why only have a beach wedding OR a nautical wedding when you can have both?! It also doesn’t hurt if your husband just happens to have an anchor tattoo that goes along with the theme of your wedding. Because how often does that happen?? Check it out >
how amazing does her dress look?!
beautiful sea views
love this instead of a guest book!
anchor wedding favors
via Want That Wedding
- Turquoise Ring – bring her one of her favorite stones, something she can always wear
- Tinted Lipstick – this moisturizer lipstick has just a hint of color, perfect for the mom on the go!
- Beach Bag – this fun bag is perfect for all the things mom needs to carry
- Personalized Stationary – personalize her gift so she knows it’s just for her
- Sea Shell Display Box – let her show off her favorite shell collection
- Handmade Wall Art – handmade and special, I love this wall art’s beachy vibe!
- Sea Glass Wind Chime – how sweet is this?! Every time she hears it, she’ll think of you
- Greeting Card – don’t forget to tell mom how much you love her
- Seahorse Bracelet – perfect for the beach-loving mom!
- Initial Keychain – another personalized gift and this one’s great for a small budget
- Anchor Candle Holders – these come in a set so they can be scattered around the home
- Pearl Stud Earrings – pearls are a classic mother’s day gift!
- Makeup Bag – This is something she’ll use everyday
- Sea Glass Print – this would go perfect with the sea glass wind chime
- Seahorse Wine Glasses – made from recycled glass, great for the eco-friendly mom
- Cline Viognier Wine – this has been my go-to wine this year! Don’t let the twist off cap fool you, this bad boy came rated in at 91 points
- Perfume Gift Set – pick up her favorite scent in a gift set. Bonus, it already comes beautifully wrapped!
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This DIY for my Coastal Easter Eggs is incredible easy and uses only a few materials. It can be a little bit messy but I think that’s how most egg dying events go down. I’ll show you all my tips and tricks for making this process as easy and effortless as possible. As well as a quick and easy fix if you mess up any of your Easter eggs!
- Eggs – the amount is up to you. I made sure to have a few extra on hand.
- Vinegar – I used white vinegar
- Paper Towels
- Egg Dying Kit – I bought one similar to this one at a local craft shop for about $4.
If you don’t want to use an egg dying kit, I’ve included the other materials you’ll need below:
You’ll want to start by placing your dye tablet in the glass with 1 tbsp of vinegar. Allow it to sit for 5 – 10 minutes until it’s fully dissolved. (see below)
While your dye is dissolving take your crayon and begin drawing on your eggs. *Quick tip* Go over each line of your design 5 – 6 times. This will ensure your design really comes through the dye. Once your dye has dissolved add 1 cup of room temperature water to the glass. The instructions on my kit said 1/2 cup but I found that I didn’t want my dye as strong so I added more water. Place your first egg in.
I left my eggs in for about 3 – 4 minutes. When you take your eggs out put them some place to dry. If you don’t have a kit, I suggest using the egg crate.
You may notice (see above) that some of your designs didn’t come out very clear. I have a really easy solution for this, one that you most likely have hanging around the house. A Tide To-Go pen! After letting your eggs dry for about 10 – 15 minutes, you can go over your designs with the Tide pen and then quickly dab with a paper towel. I recommend being very gentle with the Tide pen on the egg because you don’t want to much liquid to come out. You can see my before/after below:
Once your eggs have dried and you’ve fixed any mistakes, you’re ready to display them! Overall this is a pretty easy way to get that coastal look for your Easter holiday. One last tip – avoid any designs that are more intricate, i.e. a lighthouse or a nautical flag. I tried a more detailed sailboat and even with the Tide pen there was no saving it (but that’s what the extra eggs are for!) and you can always turn it around to use it as a blank colorful egg.
If you love all things shiplap, dutch doors, and stripes then this nautical beach house is for you! I’ve expressed my love of dutch doors before in this Coastal Home post, and just like my love of tiny houses, my love for dutch doors is never ending. I think my love for this style door comes from the fact that you really need to live somewhere warm and sunny if you plan on getting any real use out of it. Also if I’ve never told you how much I love shiplap, let me take a minute… or two. Being the nautical lover that I am, I gravitate towards stripes. I feel like shiplap is the stripe lover’s architectural equivalent. The bonus of shiplap, if you happen to love stripes too, is that it’s a sort of neutral stripe. Therefore, you can layer other stripes (think pillows and fabrics) on top of stripes (aka shiplap). It’s an abundance of stripes, and I’m loving it!
Dutch door love!
a little closeup of the entry way – notice the rope-like mirror, this is a theme throughout the house
In love with these rope mirrors and lobster wallpaper!!
This simple set up makes my heart swoon
I love the coastal blue walls and shiplap ceiling
My new life’s mission is to find myself some anchor sheets stat!
If you love coastal living rooms as much as I do, this would be a very easy one to recreate. There’s only a few key elements but they make magic when they come together!
via Change & Co.