Posts Categorized: Life

Design + Life + wallpapers / Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

I have big dreams for my future garden. You probably know of my strong affinity for flowers. I love to smell them, pick them, buy them, make them, send them, look at them, and even watch them: Secret Garden and Anne of Green Gables are two of my all-time favorite films. Now I haven’t always had the greenest thumb, nor the space to cultivate my dream garden, but I have plans! The April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar by Monica Lynch is the perfect illustration of what I want my garden to look like! And a tree full of pink blossoms? Sign me up!

April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

Download the May 2018 Wallpaper Calendar for your desktop and phone!

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collaborations + giveaway + Life / Monday, 30 Apr 2018

Craft the Rainbow Giveaway!

Craft the Rainbow Giveaway

Craft the Rainbow is out in the wild! It’s crazy to think that after years of planning, creating, styling, writing, editing, and proofing, it’s finally here! Creating a book is A LOT OF WORK, but extremely satisfying in the end. In honor of its release, we wanted to share our love of color with you through a giveaway! We giving away 10 rainbow-packed prizes with some of our favorite brands, including a copy of Craft the Rainbow! The participating brands are Hello Maypole, Carte Fini Crepe Paper, Nena & Co., Meri Meri Party, Knot & Bow, Brother P-touch Embellish, Fiskars, Cricut, and Fiesta Dinnerware. Quite the lineup, I’m a right!

Read on to hear about the exact prizes you’ll win and how to enter the Craft the Rainbow Giveaway!

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Design + Home + Life + Projects / Thursday, 26 Apr 2018

Colored my Kitchen to help me Cook

As you might know by now, I rarely step foot in a kitchen. I really don’t have much to do there. Cook? As if! But I LOVE all things kitchen design. The hardware, the cabinetry, the accessories, oh my! In my dreams I’m designing a line of kitchenware–items I’ll never use but gaze at for their beauty. I love adding beautiful tea towels, an adorable butter dish, potted plants (see above). I figure if it’s beautiful I might somehow trick myself into wanting to spend more time there. So far, no dice.

Additionally, aside from my lack of culinary skills, the kitchen isn’t my favorite room in my house. It’s tucked around the side of my house and doesn’t receive much light. It’s always felt a bit stale in color and energy in comparison to the rest of the more lived-in spaces. Though we rent our walk-out basement apartment, our landlords are the best and they have always said we can do whatever we want to the space, but, it IS a rental after all, and we always thought it would be a more temporary housing solution so we haven’t invested much into it.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to partner with BEHR®Paint once again (remember Baby’s nursery or our studio mural?) and participate in their upcoming Color Clinic event, the same event we participated in last year, by adding some color love to our kitchen. YES PLEASE, I said. This kitchen of mine could certainly use some help so I might as well experience first it to help you know what to do for your own kitchen makeover. As I’ve come to learn, paint makes such a world of difference! Read on →

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Life + Projects / Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018

Craft the Rainbow blog tour

The day has come! Craft the Rainbow is officially out in bookstores and online book sellers across the world! Ye haw!

I’ve been incessantly shouting it from the rooftops and I’m sure you’re probably thinking, “Brittany, tone it down, we got it”, but, you see folks, we’re just getting started with the colorful celebrations. We didn’t work our rainbow-craftin’ heinies off for nothing! So I’m going to send it out into the universe: I’d love to see it on tons of best-seller lists! There, I said it. If we’re honest, I’ve never actually seen a craft book on any best-selling list in general book categories, but why not start now, huh?! Could it happen? I don’t know! But I’d love to find out We are currently the #1 best-seller on Amazon’s Paper Craft list so I guess we’re off to a good start.

We’re kicking off the release with a 10 day online blog tour with some of our favorite friends from around the web. They’ll be sharing some tutorial features, remakes of craft projects from the book, sneak peeks of the book, and other exclusive content. Hop on over to see what they are all up to! The list is as follows:

Poppytalk  |  Today, Tuesday, April 24th
Paper and Stitch  |  Wednesday, April 25th
Design Mom  |  Thursday, April 26th
Oh Joy  |  Friday, April 27th
Oh Happy Day  |  Tuesday, May 1st
Hailey Devine of Something Devine  |  Wednesday, May 2nd
Studio DIY  |  Thursday, May 3rd
Camille Styles  |  Monday, May 7th
Sugar and Cloth  |  Tuesday, May 8th
A Beautiful Mess

So go ahead and show them some love!

You can buy

Where to purchase

You can order Craft the Rainbow from wherever books are sold:

ABRAMS
Amazon
B&N
IndieBound
BAM
Powell’s
Indigo

I’ll be sharing my own anecdotes of the book in the coming days, but if you’re interested in hearing more about it, hop on over to Facebook and Instagram where I share even more! Stay tuned!

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baby + Life + Projects + sewing / Monday, 16 Apr 2018

DIY Crib Skirt and Mattress Giveaway

DIY Crib Skirt

As one might expect at this point, I’m still getting the hang of this whole “Mom” thing. Every day is a learning day and it’s quite the wild ride! After doing my fair share of baby book reading, I’m constantly paranoid that Baby J might suffocate in his crib, stop breathing, or insert any other fear that gets ingrained in a new mother’s brain. DHP (remember their rad futon and bedding?!)  approached me about their Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Crib and Toddler Mattress I couldn’t have been happier! This mattress is perfect for a worrying mama: Hypoallergenic, Thermo-bonded core so the babe gets plenty of support and water-resistant outer cover for easy clean-ups! What more could you want?! DIY Crib Skirt

This mattress really is top of the line and it won the 2017 Women’s Choice Award as Amerca’s Most Recommended Brand for Crib & Toddler Mattress. Since I am now determined to get Jasper sleeping in his crib with his new mattress I decided to go all in and complete the look with a DIY Crib Skirt. I wanted a traditional gathered look and had Becca, our resident seamstress, whip one up. And since baby mattresses are pretty standard (at least in North America), you can easily make one yourself with these same dimensions. It’s simple enough for a novice sewer.

Find out how to win a Safety 1st Mattress of your own and sew your own DIY Crib Skirt! Read on →

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