Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

MY bachelorette recap

Oh, yeah, I'm getting married... TODAY!  Don't worry, I'm writing this post ahead of time and scheduling it to post.  I doubt I'll have much computer time on my WEDDING DAY!  OMG!

I did want to share a pic from my lovely bachelorette night...

Apparently the actual Bachelorette recently had a finale, and I just read about Kim Kardashian crashing her fiance's bachelor party on her bachelorette night, but real people like me have bachelorette parties, too.

The night was a lot of fun, complete with balloons, sashes, bubbles, fake bling, and a TIARA!  Which I loved.  All of my female relatives who are in town came out, and my bridesmaids and some friends.  We went to dinner at a classy "Asian fusion" place in NE Portland, then the older generation left and my bridesmaids and I went out to a couple of bars.  I don't really drink or go out much but we had a super good time just being silly and walking around clearly for the special occasion.

All the guests wore black and I wore this pale peachy-pink confection that I made and will be blogging about soon--and I got to wear some fabulous nude platform peeptoe heels that I haven't worn before.  I didn't bring a camera, but my mom was quick to post a few pics on Facebook.  So, I don't have documentation of the Dollar Tree tiara on my head, but here I am with three of my lovely bridesmaids:

It was so great to be surrounded by friends and family right before the wedding, having a fun, girly night out.  The weekend is pretty busy--Thursday bachelor/bachelorette night (my fiance went canoeing with groomsmen and my dad and uncles!), Friday errands and rehearsal dinner, Saturday wedding setup and wedding, Sunday family brunch.  I'm SO excited.

That means today... YAY, wedding!!!


  1. Congratulations! Hope your day was magical!!

  2. Congratulations! Best wishes to you and your almost-husband. I look forward to seeing pictures of how it all came together.

  3. Hope your day goes great!! Enjoy it!

  4. Your dress looks so pretty, i look forward to seeing and reading more about it soon I hope!

  5. Have a great day!!! And best of wishes, too!

  6. Hope you have a great day!

  7. Congratulations, its a lovely day.

  8. All the best, Suzanna. I hope you have an amazing day.

  9. Yay wedding day! Thank you for thinking of us on such a special day. Can't wait to hear more! xo

  10. Congratulations and it looks like you will have a fabulous day!

  11. congratulations. I am sure you will have a great wedding day

  12. congratulations. your work is amazing. May god bless both of you.

  13. Congratulations! Can't wait to see all the dresses together in one photo! You deserve a fab day after all the hard work.




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