DIY WOODEN BEAD GARLAND 

Keep your Christmas simple with this naked tree.  This is an easy DIY craft which is fun for all ages!  Click on image for tutorial. 

SIMPLE ADVENT CALENDAR

This year I am embracing a simple Christmas - naked tree, lush greenery and simple decor.  I found this cute DIY advent calendar on The Merry Thought blog and decided to try it out myself.  Click on image for instructions. Happy Holidays! xo 

FALL FAVORITES

I am so happy that it's the weekend and can't believe that it's almost fall! Since I have recently adopted the capsule wardrobe, I am trying switch things up with my accessories.  Here are my top picks for fall... 

GOOD THINGS COME IN FIVE

Choosing a new pair of frames is not an easy task.  Each year I think about upgrading my glasses but it seems like I can never make up my mind.  Recently I decided to give Warby Parker's Home Try On program a whirl.  The concept is simple. Pick out 5 frames (they ship for free!). Try them on within 5 days. Take photos (lots of them if you want) from the comfort of your own home.  Wear them around the house or out on the town. Ask friends, family, co-workers, or random people on the street what they think. You can even post the pictures on Instagram for additional feedback using #WARBYHOMETRYON. Finally, decide on your favorite pair and order them. Here were my picks... 

Upper Left: BENSON                             Upper Right: BROOKS                    Lower Left: WELTY                                 Lower Right: CHAMBERLAIN

Sunglasses: DOWNING                                                                                         Accessories by Stella & Dot                                                                            DÉJÀ VU STONE STUDS - TURQUOISE                                                     ZUNI LAYERING NECKLACE                                                               SIGNATURE ENGRAVABLE BAR NECKLACE

GARDEN THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER

I had the pleasure of helping to plan a garden themed bridal shower for one of my oldest friends this spring.  The shower was held on the eve of the wedding and each guest was able to create their bouquet or corsage!  

Calla Lily Tea Sandwiches made with garlic and herbs cheese, cream cheese, white bread, Paprika, Carrots, and Green Onion. Recipe courtesy of Southern Lady Magazine

Mini terra cota pots were filled with hummus and baby carrots with parsley "sprouts." 

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Tea sandwiches were cut into bit sized hearts and featured a "best day ever" topper.

Floral straws with Let Love Grow drink tags displayed in a spray painted Mason Jar. 

Each guest received a personalized gardening apron. Canvas aprons were purchased from Create for Less and names were cut out with my Cricut Explore. 

The bride's mother spent the last year curating this amazing garden! Flowers were cut from the surrounding grounds and used to make the bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and centerpieces for the wedding. 

The bride's beautiful bouquet.  Love the artichoke!! 

Hello Darlings. I'm Shawna Jones, the tutu wearing, hot pink loving creator of Baubles & Belle. I believe in disco balls, unicorns and fairy tales. My sidekick is Ellie (a.k.a. Belle), an adorable long haired Chihuahua. She won't post many blogs, but will keep me company as I share my passion for event planning, DIY-ing, tresses and trends.