baby + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019

DIY mushroom playmat

Have you seen the adorable stuffed playmats in the shape of leaves or plants? I’m so in love with them! I was wanting to make one for Jasper long ago, but that ship sailed. There’s no way he can be contained to a little space like that these days. I couldn’t get it out of my mind so we brainstormed one that has a large touch and came up with a mushroom. Isn’t it so cute? It will be perfect for Next Baby (not an announcement!). Our photographer, Jane, had her adorable 4 month old cousin, Sam come over to test drive it and I think it’s safe to say he approved.

What do you think?! Ha! Such a sweetie pie. Learn how to make it below!

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Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019

July Bookclub Artwork and giveaway!

Are you as enamored with Joyful by Ingrid Fettell Lee as I am?! I’m LOVING IT! Her explorations into the theme of what brings you joy has been one that I’ve been thinking about for awhile and it’s wonderful to see the why and how behind the ideas. Her  thoughts about color and the wonderful effects it can have on your well being, if done right, were exactly what I’ve been thinking about for awhile (remember my post about neutral colors? You’re in for even more fun discoveries. Just read it! I promise you!

I reached out to artist, Alli Stocco, of Of Things Real and Imagined, to add her artistic touch by creating a poster and bookmark inspired by Joyful. The quote she chose was one by Mae West as quoted in the book: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” when talking about the concept of abundance. You’ll learn more about her in an upcoming interview.

You can print off the poster and bookmark below! And learn how you can enter to win a copy of Craft the Rainbow and Joyful!

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DIY + Projects + Style / Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

DIY clay hair clips

Have you tried out the huge hair clip trend? We are ALL over it! It’s about time hair gets a little bling! There are so many good ones out there, but we had a specific palette and design in mind and we had to try it out. Turns out, they go with everything! It’s easy and cheap and you can make whatever you’d like. We tried ours out with clay and it was the perfect medium for doing so.

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Design + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

Brittany’s Master Bedroom Makeover with Spoonflower

I am SO relieved to reveal our master bedroom FINALLY! I’ve been talking about doing something to it, well, ever since we moved in. But I have this thing where if I can’t do it right, then I don’t want to do it at all. Do you suffer from the same disease? Needless to say, when Spoonflower asked if I wanted to partner on their new bedding launch, I didn’t even bat an eye. Yes please! 

We partnered with them earlier this year on some new pillows for my living room and some custom fabric to make a lampshade (see here) so I was already familiar with their great quality and options. And, because I had already done a lot of research on artists and fabrics, I knew exactly where to look. Their marketplace can be overwhelming because of the sheer amount of designers and products, so I spent a good deal of time making collections for each room. That was the easy part. Narrowing down the favorites list was the tricky part. You know the feeling, right? You can take the design so many different directions so you don’t know where to start???

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DIY + paper flowers + Projects / Monday, 22 Jul 2019

DIY Paper foxglove

This spring I planted a some foxgloves in my entry pots by my front door and though they’ve currently gone the way of the dodo bird, I’m just as much a fan as ever. The height they can reach is extraordinary, not to mention their exquisite colors and watercolor quality. It’s this watercolor quality that made us want to dig in and try it out with paper. Didn’t they turn out lovely. Wish I could keep them outside in my pots, but these beauts will never move from my office where they currently sit!

Learn how to make these paper foxgloves below! 

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