Sometimes there are times in your life when you just need a little boost. Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut? A funk? A mental block? A moody blip that you just don’t want to get out of? Well, news flash: You’re not alone! And sometimes, a simple card and a few kind words from a friend are just the answer! Better yet? These honeycomb pop up cards are absolutely adorable and will sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Remember pop up books from when you were a kid? It was like an unexpected bonus for reading! Same deal here. The cards are cute on their own but add a mini honeycomb and we can’t get enough! Print off the cards, stick on some honeycombs, and go make someone’s day!
I love celebrating America on 4th (tomorrow!), but I also love celebrating all things French for Bastille Day, July 14th. Bastille Day celebrates the turning point in the French Revolution. Celebrated with massive firework displays, a parade down the Champs Elysees, and lots of music and dancing. Since we are quite a ways a way from France, I thought I’d bring a bit of Paris to the states!
We created a printable Paris crown and invitation so you can hold your own Bastille Day celebrations! We’re thinking a picnic where the fare includes a Charcuterie platter with the yummiest breads, cheese, and fruit. And pastries and macarons galore, of course! Maybe play a little croquet before lighting some sparklers! Bastille day or not, there is always an occasion to celebrate Paris. Print off the Paris Crown and invitations and get a jump start on your Bastille Day celebrations! Oui Oui!
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If you follow along on Instastories, you will have heard about a few crazy experiences that have happened in the past couple of months that have really jolted my perspective on a) my personal safety and the safety of my family and b) the number of crazy kooks in the world. There are much more than I realized! I wouldn’t say that I’ve lost faith in humanity, but I’m much more aware of the reality of poor behavior and how we need to be prepared for it.
Last month someone broke into my car stealing my purse containing my wallet, lots of cash, and causing $600 of damage to the car. About a week later someone broke into our studio by pushing in our doors and breaking the door frame in. Weirdly, they didn’t steal anything. These two experiences, along with stolen car parts (really!), and you can imagine that it’s been a truly mystifying, frazzled month!
Kwikset approached us, right on cue, and asked if we would like to partner with them to install some new doorknobs. It was meant to be! We were interested in a smart lock that would allow us to use a special code to enter our building. We got Kwikset SmartCode 915 Touchscreen Smart Locks, both for my own home and here at the studio, and we’ve handed our special codes to our set of seasonal interns as well as those who are there more permanently. That way we can switch out the codes every semester and not have to worry about keys being lost/stolen or being handed out.
Do you have any plans for the 4th of July? We’re prepping for a team pie party (stay tuned for the full details!). We’re already anticipating the leftovers so we decided to send everyone home with a cute pie box favor. We did a version for Thanksgiving but the summer months need their own! You have a choice between a fourth of July phrase or just a summer phrase. You choose! Read on →
Is there anything better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day? Cold cream dripping down your hand as you try to lick up all the goodness before it melts away. Mmmm. Personally, I’m a mint chocolate chip fan, but Oreo, cake batter, and peppermint are all close seconds. I try not to discriminate. To make your ice cream experience even better this summer, we’ve created some printable ice cream cone wrappers inspired by our favorite Mara Hoffman patterns (see below)! These are perfect for any gathering where ice cream is involved. I think I might even need to plan an entire party around the ice cream cones themselves! Create an ice cream bar with the cones wrapped in their printable wrappers, supply a million toppings and ice cream flavors, and let the guests go to town! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Continue for the free printable ice cream cone wrappers