DIYs we love

DIY Advent Calendar

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and I’m sharing a last minute advent calendar DIY inspired by this tutorial I spotted on Pinterest a few days ago. I know it’s a little late but I honestly didn’t get around to making this myself until yesterday afternoon . . . getting things done at the 11th hour seems to be my new norm these days.

DIY Crystal Studded Straw Bag

This crystal studded straw bucket bag is perfect way to upcycle the abundant amount of straw bags and baskets that I can’t seem to stop collecting during the summer months. Adding large crystals to the bag instantly adds glamour and transforms it into a winter appropriate accessory. Here, I’m simply using an inexpensive mini straw belly basket but of course, any small straw bag or basket will do . . .

Gift Guide 2018: For The Tots

Shopping for kids is the most fun. This year, I always try to be mindful about the number of toys and types of toys we buy for our children. Quality over quantity. Although this year,…

DIY Advent Calendar

Happy December 1st! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and I’m sharing a last minute advent calendar DIY inspired by this tutorial I spotted on Pinterest a few days ago. I know it’s a…

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DIY Gingerbread Gift Tags

If you’ve got some time in the next few days, and haven’t finished wrapping all your gifts yet, may I suggest trying a fun tutorial for gingerbread gift tags? I had so much fun making these – Quincy even helped me roll out the dough and cut out the shapes with cookie cutters!

Vanessa Barragao

Remember my latch hook weaving tutorial? Well, take that and times it by a thousand and you’ll find yourself oohing and aahing over the work of Portuguese textile artist Vanessa Barragao. Inspired by the ocean and the…

DIY Cross Stitch Embroidery

Monogramming, linen and embroidery . . . these are just a few of my favorite things. When Tricia Rose, founder of Marin based European linen company Rough Linen, recently showed me her impressive collection of…

Holly Jolley

Chilian artist Holly Jolley’s illustrated portraits make me happy and jolly. Look closely or you’ll miss the details, like the cat wearing a beret, the beautiful patterns drawn on the clothing and animals, the sweet…

4 Girlbosses Breaking Barriers

I recently read a shocking statistic in Forbes magazine that only 17% of startups in the US have a female founder. And 3% of all venture capital is going to female-led companies. Honestly? WTF. This…

The Maryn

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