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Monogram Mania

It may not come as a surprise that I love personalization. I mean, I’m never one to turn down the option to customize something. Anything! That’s why I’m crushing hard on Mark & Graham‘s latest collection, which includes sleek and structured bucket bags, chic leather tassel key chains, gorgeous stationary sets and and handsome board games – each of which is available for monogramming in a wide range of typography. And as much as I adore personalization by way of monogramming, it shouldn’t always be restricted to one’s initials. Play around with three letter words or acronyms for that fun and unexpected twist . . . or hey, just skip the monogramming all together. I won’t judge. Head over to Mark & Graham to check out the full list of all my current must-haves!

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Yuliya

Canadian artist Yuliya‘s watercolors evoke such a feeling of familiarity and warmness, that I can’t help but get lost in each one. I love the somewhat distorted perspective and the complexity in an otherwise simple subject matter.

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DIY Pom Pom Basket

Soon after Lauren and I started HonestlyWTF five years ago, we discovered the ultimate DIY tool: the Clover Pom Pom Maker. And our lives have never been the same ever since. No really – in all honesty, it’s been a mood enhancer, an ice breaker, and the cause for thousands and thousands of pom poms created as of 2010. But after all these years, I’m surprised I’ve never experimented with making pom poms with anything other than yarn and more recently, wool roving. It wasn’t until I spotted this adorable pom pom basket, at Anthropologie, that I was inspired to recreate it using raffia pom poms. Raffia can be slippery, bulky and difficult to work with – but I developed a few tricks that will help you through the process. So . . . follow along!

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You’ll need:

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