Hello readers! Have you enjoyed reading about Leonardo? What do you think of this man whose curiosity knew no bounds? We know it’s a large book, but hopefully, you’ve been able to find some downtime during your summer to read!This man was an amazing scholar for his time, questioning and achieving so much, even though most of his findings weren’t shared with the world for centuries. Here are some discussion questions for you, plus some other great reading suggestions (Isaacson is a fabulous biographer!). Also, this month’s Leonardo Book Club Artwork was done by Normandie Luscher, one of our current interns! She is beyond talented and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase her work here!
Summer is nearing an end (say it isn’t so!!!) and we’re now looking for interns for our fall semester. And let me tell you, we are going to have a very busy and exciting semester this year. We need hard working, enthusiastic, dedicated and creative interns to join in on the fun for the Fall 2018 semester. We have some VERY fun things on the docket!
If you’re a crafter, creator, designer, or maker of any means, chances are you’ve been to JOANN to fulfill your supply needs. Our local JOANN practically knows us by heart we go there so often! We were lucky enough to partner with Joann to help them reintroduce their new and improved brand. Becca and I (and Baby J!) traveled to New York to “Experience the New JOANN” and teach attendees how to create an Icelandic paper poppy. We joined Naomi of Bakers Royal and Kim from Sweet Red Poppy to bring “Handmade Happiness” to life in multiple forms. It was such an incredible night to be amongst so many talented and passionate makers. These are our people! JOANN is no longer just a fabric store. So make sure you go and explore your nearest location!
Make your own Icelandic Poppies and see all the details of the event!
After having Jasper, I didn’t think I’d want to bother with traveling with an infant but turns out, NOW IS THE TIME to travel with kids! I learned this first hand after a successful first trip to LA in May for a conference I spoke at. I realized that I might as well take advantage of my time with an infant and get some trips in while I can. Especially since I thought that having a baby would impede my natural quench to constantly be moving. Not that it’s a walk in the park (NOPE!) at all, but it’s a bit more freeing than I thought (I’m on the edge of my seat for when he starts walking!). With that in mind, I’m thrilled to partner with Alaska Airlines in the coming months on some exciting excursions including a family trip, a work trip, and an inspiration trip–all with Baby J. First up? My trip to visit my family in Southern California last month.
My sister, Caitlin, is having a baby next month and as you can imagine, I’m SO excited. Baby J is going to have a cousin so close in age and I’m on a mission to give them all the experiences they can together, including one in the womb 😉 Plus, as you know by now, I’m all about celebrations, so I couldn’t help but get my hands on some DIY projects for it (stay tuned for the how-tos and printables!).
Additionally, I was recently given some cute luggage (thanks, Oh Joy!) that have made traveling with so many moving parts MUCH simpler and they needed some adorable luggage tags to go with. Today we’re showing you how to make a cute leather DIY luggage tag that takes about 15 minutes MAX to create. It also comes complete with a printable insert.
Find out how to make you own DIY Luggage Tag below!Read on →
Ever since having Jasper, my eyes have been opened to the magical world of children’s clothing. Everything is cuter when it’s pint-sized! I’m sure many of you with kids are familiar with Gymboree, so you’ll be thrilled to know they are giving their brand a revamp! The clothing styles are modern and fresh while still maintaining the comfort and sensibility kids need. The clothing is so sweet and is sure to make you and your littles smile! We were so inspired by the colorful, fun pieces that we designed a party scene around the new line, complete with an Alexander Girard-inspired Sunshine Piñata!
Take a peek at the collection and download the templates to make your own sunshine piñata!