Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I saw these baskets at IKEA and knew I had to have them, but that I needed to spice them up a little.  (I am really into IKEA hacking lately, ha ha, if you can't tell). 
 Oh what good a little embroidery thread can do!  I loved how these baskets turned out and they are perfect for just about anything.  Storage, home decor, or maybe even a cute way to give a gift, and, you can personalize it using any color.  Another perk? They don't take long to make. Read all about it after the jump.  

Monday, July 28, 2014


HAPPY MONDAY!  It's been a crazy and fun week.  Mostly because I plan way too much to do.  But  I love it and it's summer so I should seize the day, right?  Anyways...
I have been really really digging all this cactus love lately.  These prikely plants have always been my favorite.  Here are a few fun cactus inspired treats, DIY's, art and things I just want to buy.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014


For the last 3 years we have gone strawberry picking with our good friends and it just gets better each year.  I love eating strawberries warm from the sun, watching Rowe eat to his heart content and then pick and fill up his little container.  Denny wasn't too into the picking ha ha, and it was HOT, so he wasn't too excited about hanging in the sun, but once we sat in the shade he was a happy baby.  
I sure do love traditions.

Monday, July 21, 2014


This is 100% my opinion, BUT... I am sort of a wrapping paper freak (is that too strong of a word?) Well, maybe more of an aficionado (there we go, that sounds much fancier).  I just love good quality wrapping paper with gorgeous unique designs and these stores have just that.

1.  Paper Source-  Ok this is my go to, all-time favorite store.  Their wrapping paper is so perfect for any occasion. 

2.  1973- Their wrapping paper is just plain FUN!  The colors and designs are so exciting and colorful... I want ever single one.

3.  World Market- Not only is their wrapping paper wonderful but they have awesome gift accessories.

4.  Snow and Graham-  Their paper is just lovely.  (oh and their holiday paper...AMAZING!)

5.  Smudge Ink-  Their selection is small but what they do have is so adorable.  I especially love the whale wrapping.

6.  The Container Store- I am semi obsessed with this store for just its organizing options alone, but their gift wrap is awesome!  

7.  Luxe Paperie-  Such luxurious paper (hence the name). 

8.  TJ Maxx or Home Goods-  If you're into cute paper that is cheap, then these are your stores.  They seriously have such awesome gift wrap for such a good price.

9.  Target-  What can't you find here that isn't great?  I mean seriously.  I love their spritz brand, especially their brown craft paper gift wrap.

10.  Dollar stores or Dollar sections-  This can be hit or miss but always give these a once over.  I love finding some cute wrapping for a $1.  

I would love to hear of any other great places!  If anyone knows any...share share!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Free free free... I love Free.  I love gift tags like these, not only because they are so dang cute, BUT, if you have some old boring wrapping paper, or box, these will spice things up right away!  No one wants an spice-less birthday gift... no one. 

ice cream gift tags - Eat Drink Chic
to and From Gift tags - little paper dog
mint geo gift tags - baby social
happy birthday Hang tags - lula louise 
birthday gift tags - every tuesday

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I have been wanting to make something with tassels and when I saw this blanket at IKEA it all just clicked!  I found some neon pink yarn and I knew they would be a match made in heaven.  This blanket cost me $11, it's a perfect size, soft, and oh so adorable!  I might use it as a throw, or just a fun blanket to lay on at the park.... what do you think?

Read the tutorial after the jump

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


After I made these, I have been looking for my next wood project.  Here are a few painted wood DIYs I found that are just gorgeous.  The only problem is deciding which one to try...

Wood box via Brit + Co.
Gilded Bowls via Julep
Dip Dyed Candlesticks via Almost makes perfect
Hexagon Coasters via Jade and Fern
Geometric Photo Holders via The Crafted Life
Hombre Wood Vases via Design Love Fest

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