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Life / Friday, 17 Jun 2016

This week

Rainbow Man in Santa Fe

Thank you to everyone who voted for my birthday trip destination. I listened! And you had so many good tips. Thank you! If you follow along on Instagram or Snapchat you are well aware of where I ended up…Santa Fe!

Santa Fe hadn’t really been on my radar until the last year or so when I heard amazing things from my friend, Meta,  who regularly visits because her husband is an artist whose work is shown there. And she wasn’t kidding. Santa Fe is it’s own world of magic. SO many art galleries, SO many artists who have created their own worlds. Georgia O’Keefe, Alexander Girard, Tinkertown, MEOW WOLF! Gah! You guys! If you have any ounce of artistic loving, you’re in for a treat. We didn’t have the best food experience but some of the recommended places were closed for the week. Here’s a tip: if you like chilis, you’re in for a treat. If you don’t (like me or my sister), you’re outta luck.

I took my sister on the trip because we share the same birthday trip and she’s always loved the idea of going to Santa Fe. Perhaps because of Newsies? We are that generation. And yes, we sang the song the whole entire time. We attempted to watch it, but as our birthdays indicated, we are another year older, and fell asleep promptly.

I’ll be sharing more tips on Santa Fe soon! But in the mean time, here are some fun links for the weekend:

Anna Wintour and Amy Schumer switch jobs for a day 
If you’re in SLC, there are some rad summer workshops going on at Ink Run Press (like next week’s marbling class!)
Love this fruit salad mobile DIY
Only a couple of more days to shop from my Brickyard Buffalo sale
Congrats to Merrilee on her new doll shop. They are exquisite! You gotta get one!
LOVE this new monthly curated collection of art prints at Sycamore Street Press with guest editor Meta Coleman!
Dreams coming true!
A few of you have asked about this dress I was wearing in the poppy video. This is it!
A dreamy swimsuit! 

Happy weekend! 

Life / Friday, 20 May 2016

This week

Braid workshop, entrepreneurial series for women in Provo, UT

Hello friends! I’m a bit behind on life because of my Portland trip last week SO it’s a race against the clock getting some fun projects up for Monday and Tuesday. They are going to be good! Stay tuned!

Last night I had the opportunity to speak at Braid Workshop, a new series of workshops for women entrepreneurs here in Provo. This city rocks! They anticipate needs and get it done. A special shout out to Allison Lew, the brains behind the series. She’s worked so hard to get it up and running. I’ll be doing a recap on last night’s workshop on “How to turn your creative passion into a business” soon along with some more tips about the topic. What would you like to see from it? Any questions I can answer in particular?

Best of the web this week:

Loved seeing the pictures from Ace and Jig’s India travels. I’m a big fan of this beautiful clothing company and LOVED seeing the behind the scenes.
A friend just sent over this video of Colombian band, Monsieur Perine because she thought I would love the singer’s style. She nailed it. I’m in love with everything about her and the band.
Just discovered the work of Rainbow Kimono and wow! I’ll be talking more about it soon!
This is beautiful.
Looking for a creative/crafty job in San Francisco?
Mary-Kate and Ashely open up their first store in NYC! 
This is my new favorite dress. I wore it for a week straight. Sadly, I’m not exaggerating.
Love this new collaboration with Sugar and Cloth
What a beautiful picnic!
Loving this new line of cards

Photo by Tonya Vistaunet

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 →

Life / Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016

A personal update

Heart shaped cactusI was hoping to share a rad stop motion baby announcement with you next week, but in a sudden twist of plans, I’m sad to report that I was pregnant for 11 weeks and yesterday the baby decided it wasn’t the right time to make its appearance just yet. 🙁

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Projects / Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016

Painted paper trays

the-house-that-lars-built-painted-trays

Last week I featured our trip to Salvation Mountain over the holiday break. I was super inspired by colors and patterns of Leonard Knight’s painted mountain, which is covered with stripes and flowers and trees, everything my #CraftTheRainbow heart could desire. It felt like an explosion of everything going on inside my brain.

Like I mentioned last week in my State of the Blog Address, one of my goals that I’m choosing to focus on this year is keeping to my own inspiration, versus the floods of inspiration that come immediately from Pinterest or Instagram so I decided to put paint to paper after our trip. My sister had painted some plain papier mache trays out at my parent’s house and I quickly claimed them and applied some patterns and colors as inspired by Salvation Mountain (that’s what sisters are for, right?!). Because another goal of mine is to be more organized (like the rest of the world for the first month of the year) I’m using these trays for paperwork and such. I’ll let you know how it goes.Salvation MountainPainted paper trays

Learn how to make the painted paper trays below! Read on →