Crafts + DIY + Projects / Thursday, 12 Sep 2019

DIY Screen Printing at home

How to screenprint at homeWho else has been amazed by all of the fabulous fabrics that have been floating around as of late? We have always had an affinity for some well-patterned textiles, but it’s a love that can, at times, get quashed by our least favorite thing: cost. Thanks to a constant mentality of “I won’t buy it, I can make it” (which has gotten us both out of and into quite a lot of trouble) we set out to learn how we could create the fabric of our dreams, for a fraction of the cost. And of course, we had to make sure that we could do it from the comfort of our home.

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Life + Style / Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019

Why I only wear dresses and where I buy them

A couple of years ago I wrote a post called “How to identify your style” and wrote all about the mood boards I created for myself that help me keep my style narrowed and focused. Since then I’ve been pregnant and had a baby and weigh about 25-30 pounds more (I think? I never weigh myself. I have no idea. All I know is that my old stuff doesn’t fit), and I’ve continued to think about why I dress the way I do and it’s been pretty consistent.

You see, I wear nearly exclusively, dresses. At this point, I don’t own pants (unless you count the sweatpants that I wore for the three months after having Jasper–thank you Winter Water Factory!). Here’s my theory–dresses are time saving and easy and glorious. Why? Glad you asked. Let’s go. Read on →

Design / Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019

In the mood for: Anne of Green Gables

Based on your interest and definitely ours, we’re going to start sharing more interior design posts with you. Think mood boards, shop the looks, home tours, tips, round ups, renovation projects, the whole she-bang. Interior design is my background and you have responded really well to our renovations and before/after posts from One Room Challenge and my home posts so it only makes sense! We’re starting with a new column called In the Mood For, where we will be sharing some curated mood boards of famous characters and people that we love. There are few people we love more than Anne Shirely, aka: Anne with an E so thus, here’s how we envision her life.

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collaborations + Design + furniture + Interiors / Monday, 9 Sep 2019

Back-To-School: Designing Multifunctional Small Spaces before and after

Back-to-school has us thinking about the infamous “dorm room.”  Such a small space with generic and mismatched furniture. Decorating your first “space” is a coming-of-age ritual: looking for inspiration for bedding, wall art, plants, etc…  However, keeping a small space functional and cute can always be a little tricky. This got us thinking about Mary’s small space guest room (about 86 sq. ft.). We teamed up with DHP furniture once again (you can see previous posts here!) to create a multifunctional room that’s perfect for students and young professionals alike with the help of some of our favorite pieces.  With names like “Brittany” and “Jasper” (a happy coincidence!) we couldn’t help BUT snatch them up for our Back-to-School inspired room. Check out the before and after of Mary’s new space!
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Artist Interview / Thursday, 5 Sep 2019

Artist interview: Anna Alicia

Anna Alicia is the artist behind our most recent pattern feature the DIY Pom Pom Bag. We fell in love with her book, Bags, upon receiving it in the mail. Annas non-traditional road to accessory design began by receiving her degree in Art History at the University of Kent and an MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins. Her degrees play a large role in inspiring her work along with childhood travels and the everyday bustle of working and living in London. From wall hangings to ceramics Annd designs with a focus on contemporary design & ethical materials. We know youre going to love her as much as we do! Read on to get to know her more!

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