I have been anxious to try some materials other than paper with my new Cricut Explore machine. You may remember a few project of my past project using their glitter iron-on that I love, (aprons and canvas bags) but today I went straight for the leather. That’s right. . . leather! Using the geometric gem… Read more.
Here is a fun little printable for you! Tiny note cards and envelopes are the perfect way to share your love and appreciation or you can print and bundle these in a set to give as a gift. Just download the PDF below, print onto a white paper, trim and fold your envelopes that are… Read more.
A few weeks ago I received a package from Martha Stewart Crafts with a brand new border paper punch for me to try out for our 12 Months of Martha project that is available on HSN and in Michaels stores on September 7. How fun is this? The punch has the ability to cut both… Read more.
I happened to have it on my project list to do a simple, last-minute Father’s Day project. When Michaels invited me to join 29 other crafty bloggers in their Michaels Makers group I knew exactly the project I would make. As Michaels Makers, we are given a monthly challenge (you know how I love challenges)… Read more.
Welcome to summer! I am thinking that with the upcoming summer outings, beach trips and sleepovers, a cute tote is the perfect thing for just about anyone. For these four totes, Lindsay and I designed different looks that we then cut with my Cricut Explore from glitter iron-on and added to plain white cotton tote… Read more.
Ahhhh, spaaaa. My house smells so good right now and I wish I could add a little scratch-and-sniff to this post and share it with you all. I am posting twice today because I really want to get these printable labels to you before the weekend! Mother’s Day is a week and a few days… Read more.
We are continuing the spa theme today with this recipe for a DIY scrub that will help prepare your skin ready for your pretty summer dresses. The base of epsom or sea salt not only exfoliates your skin but has the added benefit of absorbing toxins. One note about my reason for choosing salt over… Read more.
There is nothing more luxurious than homemade bath and body products that are so fresh, natural and organic. This grapefruit and lavender body butter is delicious! I had a hard time not wanting to scoop it right into my mouth. . . though I am sure it feels and smells better than it actually tastes…. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.