Sep 05

Favorite Things Party

Last week I had a group of girlfriends over for a “Favorite Things Party”; I got the idea off of Pinterest (my newest obsession). Each participant brought 5 of their favorite things, and then after a random name draw each girl leaves with 5 different things that the other partipants brought. This was such a fun party! The menu included: slow-cooked macaroni and cheese, caprese skewers, cilantro peanut slaw, peanut butter cookies, & raspberries with chocolate chips in the middle. YUM!

via A Whisk and a Prayer

via mel’s kitchen cafe

via Kalyn’s Kitchen

via Little Cakes

It was such a fun night! I served French 75s, which were delicious and potent.

Here is some of the loot that was given out during the party:

Hell or High Watermelon beer brewed by 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco

Dark Kiss lotion by Bath & Body Works

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

A mini Moleskine journal and Micron 05 pen 

Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt Seasoning & Norpro Ultimate Slotted Spatula 

Not pictured: my awesome photographer friend Tara Brown gave out some of her favorite prints, and other friends brought bulbs taken right out of her garden, Japanese bath salts straight from Japan, and a recipe for shirred eggs with two ramekin dishes.

I gave out a kit containing a blank canvas, some Martha Stewart multi-surface paint, glitter and paintbrush. We really did have SO much fun- I think this might end up being in the annual party rotation. :)


Aug 07

Nautical Mixed Media on Canvas

Stripes, rope & birds… oh my!

Take a peak at my mixed-media nautical art. I painted a canvas red, some book pages white (leaving a few words on each strip), and then taped the pages and some rope ribbon onto the red canvas. The words that are left on the book strips say:

“telling me he loved me”, “you are so beautiful”, “vacations to the sea”, “by the shore”, “far away”, and “excitement”.


I also made a little bird charm out of shrink plastic…

This has been a rather crafty weekend :)



Aug 06

DIY Earring Holder

Today I made trip to the thrift store and picked up some old picture frames. I’ve spotted a few tutorials on how to make your own jewelry holder out of an old photo frame and decided to give it a try.

I scored all of these photo frames for $25! Below is the frame I chose to use for this project. I removed the glass, flower and backing from the frame.


Here are the supplies I used for this project: photo frame, spray paint, wire and  a package of screw eyes.


The frame was already gold, but I wanted it to be shinier so I spray painted it with metallic paint.

I then screwed in the screw eyes and attached the wire at both ends. That was it! Below is my finished product. Pretty and functional, don’t you think?


Aug 05

T-shirt Scarves

Check out these awesome scarves made from chopped up old t-shirts!

via Pinterest

You can find the tutorial on how to make one of your own here at


Aug 04

DIY Mini Bunting Stamp

I recently discovered Pinterest and it is AWESOME! I could literally spend hours sorting though all of the photos & idea inspirations. Check out this pin from CUTandPASTE: a great idea for creating your own mini bunting stamp…

See the full post here.


Jul 26

Map envelopes

Check out these envelopes made from a book of old maps…

via inkwhimsy on etsy


Jul 25

Nautical Obession

I have been obsessed with all things nautical for months. I almost DIED when I spotted this new bedding line from Thomas Paul

I mean, GET OUT OF TOWN with those pillow cases.

(via Design Sponge)


Jul 21

Altered Globes

Globes seem to be popping up in interior design everywhere you look. Check out these crafty globes by ImagineNation (clever name!). You can purchase them on their website here, or why not grab some paint and modge podge and create some of your own?

I think I love the “Where the Wild Things Are” globe best!


Jul 18

Up-cycled Art

I love craft projects that make use of found objects and up-cycled materials. Check out these sculptures made out of old TP rolls! Don’t their faces remind you of a very old man?

Sculptures by Junior Jacquet via


Jul 17

Etsy <3

I’m so in love with these watercolour paintings from Cate Parr at silverridgestudio.

There are so many to choose from- I can’t pick a favorite! Which one do you like best?