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Mother’s Day Tea Tags

I am back in Portland from my week long trip to San Francisco. Though I was working with Creativebug most of the week and being filmed for my upcoming series on wedding decor, I was able to spend Friday and Saturday enjoying the city, the art and craft stores as well as drinking in the… Read more.


DIY Organic Lip Balm

A while ago I started the process of making my own lip balm. It fits right in with all of my bath and beauty product being natural and organic and I love that it can so easily be handmade. After experimenting with a few variations, I have come up with my personal favorite blend. Of… Read more.


Make a Custom Apron with a Glitter Iron-On Quote

Everything is better with a little glitter, right? So how about some glitter in the kitchen. . . on an apron that is. I had such a great time designing one of my favorite cooking quotes for my apron that I couldn’t stop at one version, but instead you have two to choose from. You… Read more.


Printable Labels for Homemade Ginger Beer + Link to the Yummy Recipe!

When my chef-blogger buddy Melissa from Homemade for Friends, mentioned she was making ginger beer I immediately offered to design a custom set of labels. I love the idea of making homemade soda! Ginger ale is definitely my favorite sodas and this homemade recipe is not only natural but gluten-free! You can find the recipe… Read more.


Sea Salt Face Scrub and Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

I have been working diligently to remove all kinds of different toxins and chemicals from my life. Living in Portland it is easy to eat organic with so many amazing farmer’s markets and natural food stores. Another area that I have begin to change is my bath and body care and especially what I put… Read more.


Easy Chalkboard Coasters to Personalize Your Next Celebration

You all know how I love the chalkboard look, right? Inspired by this and the visual trend of crisp black and white mixed with old world charm I noticed when in Amsterdam this fall, I had an idea for a party look I wanted to create. This project started when I opened my 12-Months of… Read more.


Valentine’s Day Cocoa or Coffee Sleeves

Today is February 13 and this is my 13th Valentine’s Day post this season. Perfect! Today’s little printable, matching the Sweet Vintage Valentine set, is a guest post for the adorable blog Skip to My Lou. So you can pop right over there to get the PDF printable. This is one of my favorite little… Read more.


Make a Gorgeous Rose Arrangement from Grocery Store Flowers

When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.


Video: Make a Paper Love Bird

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to finally share the paper bird tutorial. And it is in video form too!! Since this was my Christmas tree topper as a turtle dove, I planned to share in December, but with the passing of my mother and a busy traveling schedule in January, the birds have now… Read more.


Make a Washi Tape Heart Box for Valentine’s Day

My collection of washi tape is getting quite large these days so I am always on the lookout for fun craft projects that I can share with you here. As pretty as washi tape can be, there is the issue of it not sticking so well to things for the long haul. For this project… Read more.


Make Tissue and Glitter Heart Art

If any of you followed my from my prior blog, you may remember this fun art project. It now lives year-round (not just Valentine’s Day) in my hallway in a collage of my daughter Emily’s art and photos of the two of us. I am sharing it here today for any of you who want… Read more.

Last-Minute DIY Gifts To Make This Weekend

Last-Minute DIY Gifts To Make This Weekend

Hello everyone. I am in Washington with the whole family this weekend to remember my mother and celebrate her life. It is so nice to be together right now. Thank you all for the notes of love and encouragement. I am responding to each and everyone of them (I still have a few to get… Read more.

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Printable Christmas Recipe Cards

To coordinate with your Holiday foodie gift labels that I shared with you yesterday, I am adding this recipe card just like the Fall version but with the winter greens rather than Autumn leaves. These are great to coordinate your favorite Christmas or winter holiday labels or to add to your favorite jar of cookies… Read more.

Christmas Cookie Labels

Printable Christmas Labels for Your Edible Gifts

One of my favorite gift to give for the Holidays is something from my kitchen. Who doesn’t love food? It may be something I make myself, or a gourmet favorite I purchase. Either way, foodie gifts are something everyone can use. For this year’s food gifts I have designed a set of chalkboard style Christmas/Holiday… Read more.

Recipe Cards

Printable Recipe Cards For Your Fall Food Gifts

For those of you who like to share your best recipes, I wanted to create a design to coordinate with the Fall food labels from yesterday’s post. This is a 4×6 card that prints two per page. The text fields are editable when you download the PDF onto your computer and open in Acrobat. You… Read more.


Printable Labels for Your Foodie Fall Gifts

Hello everyone! It is harvest time and what a perfect time of year to give a gift of your homemade food or favorite beverages. To add that personalized touch to your gifted goodies, I have designed a set of chalkboard style, fall food labels for you. These labels are also designed for you to add… Read more.


Christmas Candle Wraps & Matchbox Labels

Another fun project that was printed in Made in Paper magazine Christmas issue. are these printed candle wraps and matchbox covers for the upcoming Holiday season. These make great gifts, for the hostess, the boss or coworker, the person who has everything. . .  and are easy to make using a pillar candle and a… Read more.

DIY Monogrammed Tote Bag

Make A Monogrammed Jumbo Tote Bag

I had such a great time making the monogrammed zipper bags that it got me thinking about using the same technique on a tote bag. I wanted to make a jumbo tote that I could easily fill with my groceries or use for a weekend trip to the coast. After making the burlap feed sacks… Read more.


Three DIY Leather Bracelets

Happy Friday everyone! Yesterday I had a great time creating these leather bracelets as a gift for my daughter (and a few for myself), one with her favorite quote. They turned out great and were so simple to make that today I am  sharing both the tutorial and patterns for the three bracelet variations. I… Read more.

Monogrammed Bags

Make These Cute Monogrammed Zipper Bags!

One of the things I love about being a blogger is that I have an excuse to sew more often. I love working with my sewing machine. Not only are these little zipper bags adorable, they are fun and easy to make. This bag is literally 7 seams! I made them today as in inspiration for… Read more.

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