Life / Monday, 6 May 2019

Keeping close with Portal from Facebook

When you have a little one, living away from family can be so lame. You want your children to get to know their grandparents, but you can’t be making epic long road trips all the time because #shortattentionspans and #sleepschedules and such and it gets pricey booking flights so often. My parents are in Southern California so it’s not too bad, but there are those moments where you just need your mom around. You know what I mean? For this reason, I was stoked to partner with the new Portal from Facebook this Mother’s Day.

I haven’t spent a Mother’s Day with my mom in MANY years, but after trying out the new Portal from Facebook, we definitely won’t feel so far away this year. Here’s why! Read on →

Design + Life / Thursday, 2 May 2019

How to Mix Patterns

How to Mix Patterns with Lenox Global TapestrySomething about spring makes everything bright, doesn’t it?  The rising temperatures don’t just change the weather but also my need for bright color and pattern! And I’m talking multiple patterns, GIVE ME ALL OF THEM.  We’ve outlined some great tips for mixing patterns to keep in mind when you also want ALL the patterns.

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Design + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 1 May 2019

One Room Challenge week 5 — How to work with contractors

It’s WEEK 5, and even in its unfinished state, the room doesn’t look a thing like it did when we began!  The new windows are transformative (see WEEK 4).  And the new cabinets have somehow made the kitchen bigger (see WEEK 1 and WEEK 3).  With the final coat of paint checked off the list, we are ready to install the counter and backsplash, the kitchen sink and faucet, and all the hardware.   Read on →

Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

May desktop calendar download

May desktop 2019 calendar

We’re still hard core in the “April Flowers…” mode and really hoping that this new desktop calendar from Monica does the trick. May flowers, where are you?! This desktop calendar for May is really hitting the spot! Learn how to download it below! May desktop 2019 calendar

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DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Paper Face Boxes with Astrobrights and giveaway!

Rainbow box

We’ve been working with Astrobrights paper for 4 years now (it all started with our popular paper plants project!) and we are thrilled to continue our partnership by celebrating their 50th birthday in May! We’re kicking off a month-long celebration where every day a new artist will share a project in one of Astrobrights’ iconic colors. Lucky us gets to do ALL THE COLORS of the rainbow. As if we could choose just one!

I’ve had this idea floating in my head for a number of months and an important birthday seemed like the perfect time to make it happen. I like to drop off little goodies to friends every month and I knew I wanted a favor box that was full of personality and yet super simple. Enter, face boxes. How pleasantly surprising would it be to see a smiley face sitting on your doorstep?! And then a smiley face in every single shade of the rainbow? There is nothing cuter.

Let’s get making!

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