One of my personal New Year’s resolutions was to practice basic creative fundamentals: drawing, painting, etc. I have totally failed to do so on a regular basis in the past and I think of where I could be if I had (just like the piano. Gah! Why are moms always right when they drill practicing into your brains?!). With our limited time, sometimes “practicing” is just as easy as drawing one thing a day. Just one thing! So, I was thrilled to partner with Creativebug to kick myself into gear where artist Pam Garrison is leading a drawing challenge for the month of March called 31 Things to Draw. Tune in every day for a daily prompt teaching us one thing to draw. To keep ourselves accountable, she encourages us to use the hashtag #CBDrawADay where we can post our drawings. They did a drawing challenge for the month of January and you can see all 21,000 images of people practicing. It’s super inspiring!
I’ll be doing the challenge right alongside you. Find out more about the challenge below!
I was a full-fledged member of the Full House club. I think I can quote every episode by heart. You can imagine I might be somewhat interested in the Full House revival, Fuller House, new on Netflix. Mind you, I’m interested and yet totally frightened what might take place. Will it be just as cheesy? Let’s hope so! Just as didactic? Let’s pray! Please don’t change a single thing about it! And please let Uncle Jesse have a full head of hair still. I hear Michelle will not be making an appearance though (are we surprised?!).
To celebrate, we made some free printable Full House valentines illustrated by Lexi Nilson. We have Uncle Jesse saying “Have mercy!” and “Talk to me”, Michelle with her “You’re in big trouble, mister”, Stephanie’s “Hot dog!” and DJ’s “You’re no nerd bomber”.
See below on how to get the printable Full House valentines! Read on →
And…it’s finally here! After over a month of sneak peeks and project reveals, our Heart, Hands, Eyes, Lips party in collaboration with Joss and Main is up to celebrate our 7 day sale. Take a lookie to see the products we used to create this Galentine’s Day brunch.
Coming up with a party idea for Valentine’s Day based on their products was easy squeezy especially when I saw…
A red lips sofa.
It reminded me of when we visited the Salvador Dali museum in Spain on our honeymoon. One of my favorite rooms in the museum is the Mae West room which features a 3D living room with furniture aligned to form the shape of the famed actress’s face including a wood and satin sofa in the shape of lips. When you stand at the right spot in the room the eyes, lips, mouth, and nose all line up. The man was a kook.
BUT! It provides great inspiration for a surrealist-inspired Galentine’s Day party. Especially one that focuses on all the ways we show our love: through our heart, hands eyes, and lips, of course! Each part of the party reflects it from the eyeball drink stirrers to the shaped cookies.
Check out all the fun details below with links to the tutorials!
We are releasing our Valentine’s Day party next week. I can’t wait for you to see it. But I thought I’d give you another sneak peek of the cookies. We worked with Sweet Jenny Belle to produce the Heart, Hands, Eyes, and Lips and I love how they turned out!
See the other DIYs we did for our Hearts, Hands, Eyes, and Lips party here: