What a busy week this has been. I was working hard to finish at least one room for another home tour and I am close, but did not quite get there. I am off to San Francisco today for a writer’s conference so I needed to grab one of my “oldie but goodie” tutorials to… Read more.
One of my favorite organization tools is the good old fashioned clipboard. I like to have each project on a separate board so that I can easily switch gears without having to hunt through a stack of papers. When I designed my office space, I planned a wall that would easily display all of my… Read more.
Is it Monday already? I have been busy all weekend making brand new paper flowers for my upcoming book. You can see a sneak peek on my instagram. A few hot glue gun burns later. . . I have finished my first deadline. Between working on these fun blooms, I have began shifting my home… Read more.
You may remember seeing this framed chalkboard show up as a prop in posts from time to time. I made it over a year ago using a thrift store frame that I painted teal and filling the space with a chalkboard paint covered piece of foam board. At the time I used the foam board… Read more.
Yes, today is Wednesday which means it is “home tour day”. I am having to push that off for a few more days since I had a pirate shipwreck in my house this weekend and the clean-up crew (me) is still at work. If you missed it, you can see the Pirate Party in this… Read more.
Confession time. I am addicted to washi tape. Not only are the pretty colors and patterns a pull for me, but it is also the fun projects I see that are waiting to be created with this pretty tape that have pushed me into the state of obsession. I am very lucky to have Collage,… Read more.
Thank you worldlabel.com for asking me to design this set of freezer and canning labels. I am now quite excited to try my hand at canning for the first time, even though it is my families tradition. I designed these labels in the so-very-popular vintage chalkboard theme, all coordinating with the pantry labels and spice… Read more.
Happy Monday! I created this tutorial for the grocery bag basket over a year ago for another blog and since it is still one of my favorites I would like to share it here as well. I am still using my little baskets for photo props and to collect cards and paper clips on my… Read more.
What is more dull that the plain off-yellow manila file folders? Yet oddly I am excited to add these folders to my office design. I was given the challenge by WorldLabel.com to come up with a stylish label system that takes the standard folder up a notch or two. First, I found these great looking… Read more.
Today is practical Friday as I am sharing another little something that I put together to help streamline my new kitchen. If any of you have seen the Portlandia episode about the multiple trash bins. . . you know how obsessed this town is with its trash. This has become clear in the last few… Read more.
With the vintage chalkboard herb and spice jar labels being a big hit, my friends over at worldlabel.com generously invited me to share the coordinating pantry labels with their blog readers in addition to you all here. I worked to make a full kit with a broad range of items for this vintage chalkboard pantry… Read more.
In getting my new house organized and decorated, I found it the perfect time to update my herb and spice jars with this vintage chalkboard style design. I stocked up on these simple glass spice jars with a stainless steel lid that I found at World Market as they are a perfect fit for 9… Read more.
I have this thing for pretty matchboxes. Even the simplest things deserve something pretty to wear, right? When I had my flower & gift shop many years ago, I would stay stocked with matchboxes printed with lovely messages or encased in metal covers. So why not DIY and print some pretty box covers onto label… Read more.
A few months ago, when designing the entryway in my loft, I decided to include a message board to introduce guests to my shoe-free home. I had picked up an overly ornate gold and linen frame at a second hand store for next to nothing and found a piece of foam board easy to fit… Read more.