Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Life has been super crazy lately!!  Super super crazy AND busy.  But sometimes you just need to take a moment. And this week it was all :) 
Having a little lake fun with these cuties was perfect.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014


I LOoooooove Minted and have for years.  They amaze me every time with their unique and gorgeous designs, from their holiday cards to their art prints.  Minted's new Holiday cards are now available, and I am already so excited.  Although Christmas is a few months away I am already planning out our Christmas cards (gotta be on top of it, which is not my usual way of doing things ha) Here are a few of my favorites from their new Christmas card line, seriously though I can NOT choose just ONE.... Help me pick! ha ha
They also have a whole new line of foil pressed cards that are gorgeous!  I love me some gold foil. And don't forget the gifts people :)  Minted also has AWESOME personalized gifts.  And what means more than something that is personally made just for you?  Check out their gift shop
I'm so excited to have teamed up with Minted to kick off their Holiday cards and gifts with an awesome giveaway. Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below.   Giveaway ends Sep 22nd at midnight.  There are also lots of ways to get some extra entry love!  Good luck!! xo

(Here is a quick instruction on how to enter:  Some people got confused, if you have never used rafflecopter I would be confused too.  To enter the giveaway you will see a place below that says "log in through facebook" or your email.  This is so there is a way for me to contact the winner.  Don't worry there will be no random emails or anything.  Once you log in below you will see the ways you can enter, hope this helps)  

Friday, September 12, 2014


Ok you guys...SO, I made these costumes two years ago, but I have had some requests for a DIY. 
It is still early September but when you are making Halloween costumes, especially for the whole family, the more time the better!
 Although I didn't take step by step pictures as I went, I did pull them from the costume box and have attempted (ha ha notice that word) to explain how I made them.  

Read the tutorials after the jump

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


You guys, I bought my first cactus!!  It actually is incredibly hard to find an adorable cactus.  If anyone has any recommendations of good places to buy some awesome cacti, please share. 
Well this new friend needed a sweet pot SO I got out some left over IKEA fabric and bought a $1.99 pot (from IKEA) and got to work.  This DIY is so simple and I am loving how it turned out.  

Read the simple tutorial after the jump

Friday, September 5, 2014


I have been seeing so many adorable DIY stamp ideas.  I know this whole "make your own stamps/ stamped wrapping paper" idea has been around for awhile but I still love it so!  I mean you guys, those cactus stamps??  I am in love.  

The cutest, most creative little geometric stamped animals from fellow fellow.

Loving these stamped wrapping paper ideas from both cotton and flax & confetti sunshine

Washi tape stamps?  So awesome for mailing letters, and lasts a lot longer too ;)

Rolling pin stamps from diyreal...simple, fast and I love the look!

And favorite are those adorable cactus stamps!  I want I want!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Does September mean that colorful fruit is obsolete?  Should I be making pumpkins instead of watermelons?  I am kind of caught in the middle right now of looking forward to fall but still craving some summer.  So, since I didn't get a chance to do any back to school goodness, this will be it... and then I will have to give into that fall itch ;)  I mean hello, I was at target yesterday and the Halloween stuff is already on the shelves!
So yes, this is a fruity and colorful back to school/ office DIY, but I still think its ok!
Hang these in your office, dorm or wherever.  They are just too delicious not to display!

Tutorial after the jump

Monday, September 1, 2014


In California I don't feel fallish as soon as everyone else, probably because it is 85 degrees most days up until november.  But since I am up in Washington right now, watching the rain and feeling cozy, some fall inspiration sounds just about right.  
Here is a little blog hop of some fall projects to get you excited for the coming months.   I like this blog hop because we don't have to share new projects, just some old favorites.
100 fall project ideas

 Reaching back into the archives was a little hard for me, because I haven't been blogging for very long.  So, since I don't have a bunch of old fall posts to choose from, I threw in a couple newer ones that can carry into fall!

Check out these other awesome bloggers and their past fall projects!  

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