Design + Projects / Thursday, 28 Apr 2016

New packaging for Lars

thanks a bunch lars cards amidst blooms

You know when you discover a shop or product and you think “Finally! Something I no longer have to search for!” and you tuck it away in your magical trove of places you love? That’s how I feel about MOO. I’ve heard about MOO and always been impressed when I receive a business card from MOO, but now having had the full experience, I’m a convert. And not because they’re paying me to say this. I’d shout them from the rooftops regardless.

If you are unfamiliar, is an online print shop that specializes in well-designed products like business cards, postcards, stickers, etc. They even do gold foil and letterpress. Sigh. All the paper is so lovely to feel which for this paper lover, is a MUST!
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paper flowers + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016

Mother’s day floral cake topper

Mother's Day cake topper flower-garden-cake-topper

I get my love of flowers from my mama. I grew up with her teaching me how to identify each of the various types, dressing in all floral dresses (product of the 80s I suppose :) and watching The Secret Garden on repeat. Just last week when she was up here visiting, we went nursery hopping and she helped me pick out flowers for my new flower planters (and watching The Secret Garden again, of course).

This Mother’s Day, I partnered up with Hallmark Signature to select a card that reminded me of my mother. I just had to go with a bright and colorful floral number, clearly. We were so inspired by the shapes, dimensions and colors that we thought we had to add it to our celebratory festivities. Such an extraordinary mom called for no ordinary card and no ordinary cake. We made her this flower garden inspired cake topper to coordinate with the pretty embellishments of the card. Get the template and instructions below!

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Life / Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016

Making dreams come true

Random Acts on BYUtv

A few months ago I got a call to participate on the new BYUtv show, Random Acts. The premise was this: you’ll be involved with helping Shelby, whose debilitating sickness took a turn for the worse a few years ago and forced her to give up her music scholarship, make her dreams come true by surprising her with playing with the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Chills up and down my body. 

Yes! Yes! Yes!

In fact, the whole show is the opposite of Punk’d: pranks with good things, random acts of kindness as the title indicates. Yes, I’m all about this. The show premiered last night and it was so fun to see it all come together.   Read on →

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Design + Products + Shops / Monday, 25 Apr 2016

12 Mother’s Day gifts

Best Mother's Day gifts

Have you thought about Mother’s Day yet? I find it so difficult to gift my mother, who I’ve now had for a LONG time, a new gift every year. You too? BUT, I find that you can never go wrong with floral related gifts. It’s impossible! Here are some of my favorites this year.

  1. John Derian botanical trays
  2. Flowers Coloring Book
  3. Hunter Royal Rainboot 
  4. Scandinavian Floral Cup and Saucer
  5. Mer-Sea & Co. Body Wash
  6. Prosecca Rose Maison Candle 
  7. Hello Lucky Sweet Mama Greeting Card
  8. A Celebration of Motherhood
  9. Pretty floral gardening gloves from Terrain
  10. Thank Goodness for Moms Tea Towel 
  11. Anemone Garden Art print
  12. Q&A a Day for Moms: A 5-year Journal
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Projects / Thursday, 21 Apr 2016

DIY Block Print Tulip Napkin

block print tulip napkins

by Corrie Beth Hogg of Apple of my DIY 

Spring is here and I couldn’t be happier! Weekly weekend trips to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has me giddy with spring fever! I am particularly smitten with their tulip gardens, big swaths of color in every hue of the rainbow. In honor of those gardens and my love for the season, I decided to make some fun lino cut block print tulip napkins! If you’ve never made a block print before, this is an easy place to start. The shapes are simple to cut out and there is no set pattern that you need to stick to. Dress up your table with a classic nod to spring, using the incomparable stupendous tulip! Read on to learn how. Read on →

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