Happy Earth Day! As you can see from my recent posts, I do love a pretty brunch! This sweet butterfly brunch is one that I put together when I lived in my downtown loft. Bringing in the lush green and colorful butterflies into the industrial environment was such a hit with my guests. As you… Read more.
This is such a pretty time of year here in Portland. The trees are bursting with blooms in pinks, whites and yellows. To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, I wanted to add a pretty blooming branch to my dinner table and make something I can use again and again in many different ways. For this project… Read more.
Today’s post is in celebration of this blog’s 1st year anniversary! Whoot Whoot! It has been the best year, and the busiest year of my work life. So let us take a moment of pause the busy blogger schedule to eat cake! This fun eat cake party banner was a suggestion of a reader who… Read more.
Spring is coming very soon which means it is time for some new spring inspired gift tags. Right? I loved the mix of pastel pinks with the kraft paper gift tags I designed for Valentine’s day and decided to try a similar palette with these gorgeous vintage rose illustrations. Most of these are very feminine… Read more.
Welcome to my new series, Food Lover Friday! To launch this series I teamed up with my new friend Melissa from Homemade for Friends. As a chef from New York, she has started a wonderful new blog full of food gifts that celebrate the yumminess of homemade. Earlier this week Melissa sent me her recipe… Read more.
Last year I posted a printable matchbox label with inspiring words and an editable monogram. Remember these? I have had so many requests for a personalized version for wedding favors and events that I added that option to my Etsy shop. The most requested for wedding favors are the words “a perfect match” and bride… Read more.
This white tissue garland is a spin-off of the very popular cocktail napkin poinsettia I shared this last Christmas season. This is an even simpler version that when attached to ribbon to create a garland makes a gorgeous backdrop. I can see this garland used for bridal showers, baby showers or a photo backdrop for… Read more.
I am going to share a fun little paper flower project today. This mini rose wreath is made from just 6 roses that have been attached to a 5 inch foam disc that I purchased at the dollar store. You can easily punch a hole in the center of the disk with a glass cup… Read more.
Here is a fun paper project that is not only simple to make but looks elegant and lovely when finished. This is a great DIY project for wedding reception decor or to decorate any elegant party. I can even see this spiral rose branch used in styling a little girls room or to decorate your… Read more.
Last year one of my designer friends introduced me to this adorable DIY gift bag. It was a version of this bag (to wrap the over sized rubber duck) that got me into round 2 of the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper contest which gave me the opportunity to win. This is now my wrapping… Read more.
Today I am going to show you how to make the paper mums that I used for the mixed bouquet in yesterday’s post. These mums are so simple and colorful that you can make several dozen to use throughout the summer and fall for your party decoration, gift toppers or for wedding flowers. In the… Read more.
Did your kids come home with a summer reading list? Do you have a stack of books you would like to enjoy on the warm summer evenings? Then this is the printable for you! My little woodland friends love books and can be printed as a personalized bookmark. You may remember these little cuties from… Read more.
Still loving the look of the chalkboard style, I am adding this new design to the collection. These printable table numbers can be used for a wedding reception or any party, year round. I loved mixing them with the chalkboard terra cotta pots from this tutorial. You can add any message onto the rim of… Read more.
Happy Friday! Today I am going to share a quick little tutorial on how to make these adorable pom poms from simple baker’s twine and a fork. There are so many fun colors available in the baker’s twine and mine collection is from The Twinery‘s online shop. Using a simple dining fork or even a… Read more.
For those of you who came here last night to download your gift tags and wrap and found a big blue page. . . many apologies. Having the site down is a blogger’s biggest nightmare, but once I realized there was a problem (thanks to you who wrote me an alert note), we were able… Read more.
For this gift wrap and gift tag set I am combining some of my favorite textures and background like the faux bois wood grain and ribbed kraft paper with bright summer colors, fresh florals, ikat and chevron patters. . . all the goodies that make a playful mix and match. The gift wrap is designed… Read more.
Did everyone have a wonderful Easter? My loft was bursting with family Sunday morning. My sister and I made a tasty breakfast while our four teens hunted for 125 filled Easter eggs. I think we may have had as much fun filling and hiding as they did finding the eggs. To continue with the sweet… Read more.
Yesterday, I was having brunch with a friend as we were bouncing around thoughts of what creative ideas to share here on my new blog. She tossed me the idea of inspiring people to personalize and enliven their work spaces, especially for those who work in corporate jobs spending 8 plus hours in a bland… Read more.