We’re nearing the end of winter and I’m ready to welcome the season of gardening, planting, and flowers! I might be jumping the gun a bit, but is anyone else over the frigid temps and grey skies? Easter is much earlier this year as well, so all the more reason to jump on it. Typically, Easter means the arrival of all sorts of sugary sweets. Chocolate eggs and jelly beans galore. So here is your healthier alternative: Citrus Carrot Favors are made of three different varieties of citrus fruits to build this sweet carrot! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for sugar, but we thought we’d create a more refreshing alternative to mix things up. Bring these Citrus Carrot Favors to the office, the classroom, or to your neighbors as a seasonal treat! Chances are they’ll appreciate the sentiment and the juicy fruit!
Mark your calendars! Easter is April 1st this year. It’s much earlier than usual which means we all need to stock up on Cadbury Eggs ASAP. Jelly beans and chocolate eggs aside, I love Easter! To me, it marks the official start of Spring, I’m just hoping the weather doesn’t miss the memo. This year we’re decorating with this Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath! We skipped the dying for this project to eliminate the mess and allow the wreath to keep for years to come. Naturally dyed eggs have such pretty texture. We tried to recreate that look with paper. We textured a rainbow of crepe papers using bleach and paint to achieve the desired effect. With the addition of some paper leaf boughs, this is a step above your average Easter wreath! Brighten up your dreary winter days with this Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath and a handful of jelly beans 😉
Get step-by-step instructions and photos to help you make your own Rainbow Easter Egg Wreath!
Did you catch my announcement of the arrival of Jasper Bradshaw? He arrived two weeks ago and we couldn’t be more over the moon. He’s a total dream boat. He sleeps and eats well. We’re just working on things like “how to like being outside”. You know, the usual.
I’ve been spending some serious time in his nursery (check out the tour here), as many new moms do, and I feel so lucky to have such a beautiful space for such a beautiful little soul. The glider from Serena and Lily arrived last week and as soon as it was delivered, I sat down and and never got up. In fact, I’m here right now. It’s absolutely perfect. Thank you to all my Instagram friends who helped me settle on the fabric–it was a tough decision! Ultimately I went with “storm”, which was perfect for the rest of the color palette of the room. I added in one of their orange Avery throw, made of the softest alpaca, as well as their Astoria pillow cover, which complements the orange tree corner so well. My dear friend Merrilee, made him one of her famous bunny dolls, which I won’t let him touch until he’s a grown adult. I knew I wanted to bring in a bit more color into the space and when I stumbled on this DIY floor pouf, I thought it would be a great way to bring in the rest of the color palette of the room since it was leaning heavy on the blues. We made our own version of a rainbow floor pouf by adding in the palette from my original inspiration board (see here). Plus, the rainbow theme adds in another dose of whimsy, which I thought it needed because the room was becoming a little too serious.
This pincushion inspired DIY Rainbow Floor Pouf works as an ottoman, a chair, a footrest, or even a coffee table substitute. You can customize the color palette to fit your space. The total cost of this project is between $50-$100 depending on the fabric, so I found it to be much cheaper than options I was finding elsewhere.
Starting in January, you probably noticed the grocery store shelves were starting to fill up with red and pink candy galore! Here you are, fresh off the new year’s resolutions, being taunted by endless Valentine’s Day candy. What’s a girl to do? 😉 Let’s talk about the many Chocolate Box options you’re presented with. How does one decide?! So many brands, so many options. Sure they look pretty in their heart-shaped boxes, but chances are you’ll only like a third of the options. I’d rather have peanut butter cups! Or chocolate covered cinnamon bears! Or Chocolate covered salted caramels!
I have the solution. Create a personalized chocolate box for your Valentine this year by filling a box with their favorite sweets! This eliminates the question of which chocolates your Valentine will like the best. To give your chocolate box the finishing touch, tie it up with a personalized love message! We used the P-touch Embellish to create custom love notes on the lovely satin ribbon to wrap up the chocolate boxes. By personalizing the ribbon with a love note, the ribbon becomes the card!
See how to make your own Personalized Chocolate Box after the jump!
You’ve probably gathered that I’m not too into sports. However, you probably didn’t know that I played tennis in high school! Yep, I can swing a racket with the best of them! Playing sports aside, when it comes to spectacles at the caliber of the Olympics, I’m all in! The opening ceremonies are always incredible with all the fireworks, dancing, and amazing displays. So this year I want to invite a bunch of friends over to watch the show! If you want to go big, check out our Olympic Paper Chain Party!
But I’m very into crowns. In ancient Greece, crowns made of wild olive tree branches were awarded to the victors of the Olympics. In Rome, they were symbols of martial victory. This Printable Olympic Olive Branch Crown is an easy way to tap into the spirit of the Olympics. Plus, everyone’s a winner!