Sabrina & Gavin

My best friend of 26 years recently had a surprise destination engagement. Surrounded by icebergs and beauty, Gavin proposed to his high school sweetheart in the heart of Iceland. Knowing Sabrina would like to show off the engagement video to her friends and family, Gavin contacted me to do a surprise engagement party back at home.

It was a spur of the moment plan, which made the party even more special. Every aspect of the party was a DIY and with the help of a few friends, it was a success!

You can see pictures and more details on the Wedding Chicks’ blog! 


C  O  N  G  R  A  T  U  L  A  T  I  O  N  S     S  A  B  R  I  N  A     &     G  A  V  I  N

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DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

What. A. Mouthful! These delicious little morsels of fresh strawberries and a layer of hardened chocolate are always a staple for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasions! But with a fun, extra step, these little desserts are twice as cute! Everything you’ll need to know on how to make these gems are shown in the video!



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A Lovely Encouragement

Doesn’t everyone love to receive a package or even a hand written letter? Well I know I do! I enjoy holding a piece of paper or package that someone has carefully put together for me!

That is when I decided to make my World, my own pen pal.


Creating these little packages of love for complete strangers has been a challenge and a blessing. It is hard to hand write a letter for someone you do not know, so I try making my letter reflect a struggle that I have experience before. For example: loving people in your community, worrying about the little things, or enjoying the little moments in life.



With every package made, I throw in something new. It could be a small bracelet, little erasers, packets of confetti, and even some money for a cup of coffee/tea. But within every package there will always be a handwritten note, encouraging handmade quotes, and a few balloons. I would love to start including more and more things within the packages and hopefully it will grow in the near future!


Depending on the environment of where I place the encouragements, I try to tie in the theme within the package. For example: If I place the encouragements in Disneyland, I include coins to make a penny press and a couple of pennies to throw in the fountain to make a wish! That way the packages seem more personable.


I encourage any one who is inspired by spreading love and joy to try encouraging the individuals around you! I always include a hashtag #alovelyencouragement for people who find the packages to post a picture so I know it was received! I’ll publish a post soon on those who did post a picture of their findings and tagged me!


Only the curious will notice a small package waiting for someone, & only the courageous will pick it up!


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