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Happy Blogaversary to Me!

| Giveaways, Inspiration

Today is a very special day for me – one year ago today I launched Oh, What Love out of a passion for all things wedding. it’s also my 3 year anniversary with my love.

Since it’s such a wonderful day and I want to thank you all for your support and love over the last year, I’m doing a fun little giveaway!

*I’m  giving away a $25 gift card to one of my favorite stores – your choice! Choose from Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters. *

All you have to do to enter is make sure you like Oh, What Love Studios on Facebook and leave a comment on the wall. So simple! 

Head on over there now!

Enter now through next Wednesday for your chance to win!

Thanks again for all of your love over the past year, I wouldn’t be here without you dearies!

xo, Mariah

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And the Winner Is…

| Giveaways

 

Thanks to everyone who entered the one sydney road giveaway (and wished me a happy birthday!).

BUT, there can only be one winner, and that winner – randomly chosen -is…

Liz! 

Thanks again to everyone who entered and stay tuned, I’ll be doing more giveaways soon!

 

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A Fun Filled Week + A Giveaway!

| Giveaways, Inspiration, Life

I have been looking forward to this week for a while now because 4 SUPER fun things are happening:

1. Tomorrow is my birthday (26 already?! Where does time go?)
2. Our bfs are in town from Denver
3. Friday is my last day working in the corporate world
4. We’re traveling to Sandusky, Ohio for the weekend to get our roller coaster fix.

So many fun things. And I like fun things, so I’m adding a giveaway in there too! 

I’m the design intern for one sydney road (did you know that?) and her pop up shop this month and next is Boardwalk inspired, which is totally perfect for my upcoming trip to Cedar Point.

 

I’m giving away an adorable nautical necklace by Brooklyn Rehab OR a vintage Brownie Kodak camera from Style Scout Co.your choice.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Like One Sydney Road on Facebook
2. Visit her shop – go there now!
3. Come back and leave a comment on this post telling me your fave item from her Boardwalk shop.

Winner will be announced on July 16th – good luck!

 

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Love/List: Great Design

| Giveaways, Inspiration, Love/List

First of all – We’re on HGTV.com today doing a giveaway! Such an amazing day for me and my lovely biz parter Katrina – we are beyond beside ourselves with this feature. Make sure you head over there and check it out! Here’s the link.

Onto today’s Love/List.

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with geometric shapes, teal and peach and mixed media design. Here are a few of my faves from around the web!

 

These are so fun, right?

Okay, so here’s that link to HGTV.com again : blog.hgtv.com/design – hop on over and enter to win!

Have a great weekend!

Links: Top: Nina Tara Design, Pugly Pixel,  Society 6  Middle: Heath Killen, Rock En Siene  Bottom: Things to Save

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Introducing the Create + Connect Project!

| Creative Entrepreneurs, DIY, Giveaways, Inspiration, Life

Hello lovelies!

I’ve been hinting at a special project lately, and today is the day I’m debuting it to the world!

I’ve been working on something called the Create + Connect Project for the last 4 months with my lovely friend Katrina who is a social media strategist.  The Create + Connect Project is an 8 week, interactive online course that helps creative entrepreneurs like photographers, crafters, jewelers + designers turn their passion into a profit. We want to help people earn money doing what they love to do.

We’ve pitched to the BIGGEST design bloggers and have some amazing people/brands on board, including HGTV!

Amazing, right? Who knew this would be so big?

On Friday, the Create + Connect Project will be featured on HGTV.com’s Design Happens blog, and we’ll be kicking off the launch with a scholarship giveaway. The contest will run from April 27th through May 11th, and we will work with HGTV to choose a winner.

Registration opens May 11th, and we’ll have 3 weeks full of awesome content giveaways and a special surprise at the end of May. The program starts on June 6th!

In the Create + Connect Project we’ll be covering Branding + Finding Your Perfect Customer, How to Build a WordPress Website, Blogging and How to Generate Ideas for Blog Posts, How to Leverage Twitter to Make Money, How to Create an Irresistible Facebook Page + How to Build a Community of Raving Fans.

We’ll also be doing live website reviews, WordPress Q+A, a Live Call on the Precautions to Take with Pinterest and SO MUCH MORE! We have tons of stuff still in the works, and we can’t wait to debut it all!

So keep your eyes on the HGTV Design Happens blog on Friday + I’ll keep you updated on all the fun stuff going on with the project!

If you want to get on the list to get all the free content + more info, click here to go over the createandconnectproject.com and sign up.

I’m so excited for this new adventure!

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Happy Leap Day + A Giveaway Winner!

| Giveaways, Inspiration

Hello there lovelies and happy Leap Day!

This day is so much fun because it’s one day that we did not have last year, and we won’t have it again for 4 more years. What are you going to do with your extra day?

I want to thank everyone who entered to win the DIY Wedding book giveaway, I appreciate all of your comments so much!

BUT, there can only be one winner and that winner is:

Rochelle Shively! 

Rochelle, I’ll email you in a bit to get all of your details.

Best of luck to all of you brides planning your weddings, and stay tuned for tomorrow – I’m offering a HUGE discount off of my wedding consulting and styling services for a super limited time.

Have a happy Leap Day!

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DIY Project: Centerpiece Container from An Old Book

| DIY, Giveaways, Inspiration, Real Weddings, Wedding Ideas

Today I’m sharing a really fun DIY project with you – A centerpiece container made from an old book!

For Christmas my sister gave me the book The Repurposed Library and I finally decided to do one of the projects from it for another blog I contribute to (The Machine Shed Everyday Moments Blog).

This would be a really cute addition to your tablescape at your wedding or can be used around the house to keep office supplies or kitchen utensils in.

Here’s the tutorial.

You Will Need: 
– A Hardcover Book (about 1.5 in. deep, 9.5 in. tall)

– Wood Shims (found at any hardware store)

– A Craft Knife or Box Cutter

– Cutting Mat

– Ruler

– White Glue

– Glue Gun

 

Step One: Remove the Pages

Using your craft knife, carefully slice the paper in the front and back covers along the spine to remove the pages. Once you have the paper on either side cut, you may have to pull a little bit to get the block of pages out, but they should come out still in tact. Save the pages – I have a really fun project that you can use them for coming soon! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Two: Cut The Shims to  Size

Next, measure the length, width and depth of the book. Then, mark the lengths of the book on your shims. If you used a book that was 1.5 inches deep, then the shim should be the perfect width and you’ll only have to cut length-wise.

You’ll need to cut :

– One shim for the bottom of the book

– Two shims for the sides of the book (one will go along the spine to give it stability)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Three: Cover the Wood

Next, you are going to cover the cut shims with pages from the book. You’ll only need to cover the 2 shims that will show, so don’t worry about covering the shim that will go in the binding for stability.

You may need 2 pages from the book to cover the longer piece. Cover the paper with white glue and spread it around so there are no bumpy areas. Fold the paper around the shims until the wood is completely covered.

I used a piece of tape on the backside of the shim to hold the glued page in place.

Step Four: Glue Wood in Place

With your glue gun, glue the piece of wood reserved for the spine of the book in place.

Then apply a line of glue along the bottom edge of the book. Add the shim that fits along the bottom of the book and hold in place for 20 seconds.

Then do the same along the long side of the book. Add a line of hot glue along the inside edge of the wood to make sure everything is secure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Five: Glue Book Shut

Then, run the hot glue gun along the top edges of the bottom and side pieces of wood. Make sure you add a little bit of glue on the bottom of the shim on the spine where it meets the shim on the bottom panel.

Close the book, hold in place for 2o seconds and you’re done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Final Product:

 

So cute, right?

Let me know if you make it, and if you do, head on over to the Oh, What Love Facebook page and post your pics!

Also, did you see that I posted a giveaway? Find out more here.

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My Fave DIY Wedding Book – A Leap Day Giveaway

| DIY, Giveaways, Inspiration, Wedding Ideas

Hello lovlies!

In honor of Leap Day this year, I wanted to do a giveaway!

SO, from now until February 29th, you can enter to win the book that I used the most (a new copy of course) during my wedding planning.

The book is called the DIY Wedding and its loaded with great tips on what you should do yourself, what you should splurge on and different ways to do a DIY wedding.

All you have to do to enter is to post a comment on any blog post posted between today and next Wednesday (the 29th) and you’ll automatically be entered. 

I can’t wait to give this book away! It helped my so much in my wedding planning, and I want it to help you too.

One winner will be randomly chosen on Leap Day. 

Good Luck!

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An Anthropologie Inspired DIY Guide

| DIY, Giveaways, Inspiration

Love Anthropologie and DIY projects?

Then you definitely don’t want to miss this – I’ve created an Anthropologie Inspired DIY guide and its totally FREE for you!

In this guide you’ll find:

• 3 tutorials on how to recreate some gorgeous Anthropologie window displays

• Tips on how to decorate your home with Anthropologie’s style

• A few ways to design an Anthropologie inspired wedding day

Here’s a sneak peek of the guide:

How do you get the guide?

All you have to do is click the link below and enter your email address. Then I’ll send the link to the download to you! Pretty simple, right?


Once you get your copy, let me know what you think!

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Downloadable: Anthro Inspired Desktop Wallpaper

| DIY, Giveaways, Life

Lovelies – I was getting really board with my computer background and couldn’t decide what I wanted to change it to for the new year.

So I created my own design and decided I would share it with you as well. It’s the same look as my Anthropologie Inspired DIY Guide (which you can still pick up!) and I’m in love with the colors… definitely something I can stare at all day while I’m sitting at my desk.

Download it here. 

Once you download it, go into your computer’s settings and set it as your screensaver or wallpaper. You might have to play with the settings a bit, I know on my iMac I had to tile the image so it didn’t have color blocks on either side.

Hope you love it!

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