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Make Your Own May Day Basket + Printable Tags

May Day is just around the corner and although it’s not celebrated widely today, it’s a really lovely part of America‚Äôs European heritage and one that I like to recognize each year. May Day, celebrated on May 1st can be traced back to Rome and their annual Festival of Flora. This celebration of the summer… Read more.


Printable Teacher Appreciation Thank You Cards

It’s not long until Teacher Appreciation Day on May 5th. It’s an opportunity to treat the educators in our lives – or our children’s lives! Here at Lia Griffith HQ it’s an opportunity for us to make, make, make and we always have fun coming up with fresh, new ideas for the Teachers. I have… Read more.

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A Pretty Stenciled Tea and Coffee Tray

The great thing about stenciling is that you don’t have to be an artist to use them and they achieve great results. They are easy to use with the right techniques and are perfect for adding pattern and color to literally any surface. We added this cute lattice design to our teal painted wooden tray… Read more.

Agave Margarita

Food Lover Friday: Agave Margarita Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

I am a big fan of the margarita and have spent years trying to find the perfect recipe. To be perfect paleo is a must which means 100% agave tequila. This margarita recipe is light, fresh, and summery – perfect for the ladies, perfect for summer brunches and perfect to make at home. It uses… Read more.

Papel Picado DIY

DIY Papel Picado Banner for Cinco de Mayo

One celebration we absolutely love here in Portland is the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo (May 5th). Traditionally a celebration of victory after the Battle Of Puebla in the late 1800’s, today Cinco de Mayo is more about celebrating Mexican culture and traditions. Here in Portland the entire waterfront area is awash with color as… Read more.

Father's Day crafts

DIY Father’s Day Treasure Box

Father’s Day is coming up on June 21st here in the USA and in Europe and we have put together this super sweet DIY Father’s Day project for you and the kids to make at home. Family life is hectic and busy and stopping to savor the love can be hard sometimes. This box of… Read more.

Party recycling station

Recycle Bin Labels for Earth Day and Everyday

Yesterday I unveiled our new water, tea and coffee station at the back of the home office between the kitchen and the back deck. Part of the redesign was to organize our recycling and trash to work harder for us. These stackable containers from Ikea make a great recycle bin and are perfect for small space… Read more.


Home Tour: Office Coffee and Water Station

Welcome to my next home tour! My home has always been my office and as my team has slowly grown we have had fun adjusting existing spaces to fit our needs – tea and coffee being one of those very important daily needs! This space has always run the risk of being a walk through… Read more.

DIY Gift Card Holder and Envelope – Creativebug Video Tutorial

DIY Gift Card Holder and Envelope – Creativebug Video Tutorial

I designed this DIY gift card holder and envelope with my nieces and nephews in mind. I love to treat them on their birthday but started to find it difficult to know what they liked as they approached their teenage years. I took to sending gift cards as a way of treating them without becoming… Read more.

DIY Teacher gifts for kids

Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Round Up!

May 5th is National Teacher Appreciation day which gives us the perfect opportunity to say thanks to those people who teach, support and nurture our children through their education. I may be biased but I don’t think there is any better way to say thanks than to make something at home with the kiddos. Today I have… Read more.

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