DIY Mason Jar Solar Lamp

IMG_1083.JPGOver Memorial Day Weekend my husband and I spent some time revamping our deck and if y’all know me well enough by now then you know that I don’t revamp a space without throwing in a little personal touch in the form of a little tender-loving DIY. This weekend’s DIY were some Mason Jar Solar Lamps.

The idea started with Creative Cain Cabin’s DIY Solar Lamps. I of course took the idea and put my own spin on it. The project didn’t cost very much, I got six outdoor lights out of the deal, and they add a beautiful light to our new outdoor oasis. Continue reading

Weekly Rustlings


Hey y’all, Happy Unofficial Start of Summer, aka Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you all have founds ways to enjoy the outdoors, a place to put your feet up and relax, but most of all a way to show your gratitude and appreciation for the men and women that serve our country and protect our freedom (the reason for the season).

This time of year is when I start planning out all of the great ways to have fun in Raleigh over the next few months. Some of my favorite things are movies, concerts, and often times free. Here are a couple of ways to fill your time this summer in and about Raleigh:

  1. PNC Downtown Movie Series [FREE]
  2. Midtown Beach Music Series [FREE]
  3. WakeMed Movies by Moonlight [FREE for kids under 12, $5 for others]
  4. Raleigh Road Outdoor Theater [$7 Adults, $5 Kids]

What will you be doing this summer? xoxo ‘n lols, crystal

Pick 6: Summertime Sangria Recipes


In my opinion, sangria is the perfect summertime drink. I love how versatile it is and pretty much anyone can make their own version. A great foundation for a signature cocktail! Since this weekend is Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, I thought I’d share my six picks for summer sangrias!

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