When designing my daughter Emily’s new house, it was important for us to find base pieces that can be used in multiple ways as her space and needs change. When we saw this Room Essentials nesting table at Target, we knew it was a winner. You may remember seeing our final look in this post where… Read more.
This week is a week of new beginnings for me! I have always dreamed of having a creative business where I can join with a group of like minded and make things happen. Well, after 17 months of working solo (and very long hours), I am delighted that two talented ladies have joined me in… Read more.
Now that you have your pantry newly styled with your Farmhouse Pantry Labels it is time to update your herb and spice labels too. Just for you, here are two sets (chalkboard and kraft paper) of herb and spice jar labels to match the pantry labels from last weeks post. For my jars, I decided… Read more.
The truth is, I am craving the thought of living in a vintage 1920′s farmhouse and for the last few months just can’t get it out of my head. As a lifelong city girl, I jokingly call myself the accidental farm girl, meaning, I would have never guessed my interest heading back the direction of… Read more.
Here we are in mid-January, some of us still recovering from the impact that these holidays can make on our bank accounts. I have joined 9 other bloggers in giving you 10 ideas on how to save money and for one of you to win a $250 gift card from Amazon! I love these heartful… Read more.
Happy New Year everyone! Where did this year go? It was so packed with projects, memories and a few challenges thrown in. As many of you know, I started this blog in late March. It has been the best nine months of my life when it comes to feeling excited to get up everyday and… Read more.
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.