DIY vintage prints wall art & Fancy Pants giveaway

Today’s project actually came about because I fell in love with a scrapbook paper&elements line called Park Bench from Fancy Pants Designs. I loved the colors and patterns and knew they’d look perfect in my somewhat revamped downstairs. I thought of just framing a selection of papers on the wall, but that seemed a bit […]

pretty office & craft supplies organization

I was chatting with a new friend the other day who mentioned she had seen my blog and now she wants to come see my house, since it must be awesome. I was flattered by her comment, but I giggled a bit because my house is by no means awesome. Sure, I like my kitchen […]

huge DIY photo wall bulletin board {instagram wall}


Any other members of the “I have so many blank walls in my home I can’t even begin to think how to decorate any of them” support group out there? Show of hands? I think it’s easy to assume from blogs that every person in the world has a beautifully decorated home, full of gallery […]

easy DIY folded paper cookie & treat gift box tutorial


Because I’m always looking for a good excuse to make cookies, I’ve been trying to give more of my baked goods away lately. But I’m a terrible grocery shopper {I don’t think I’ve ever gone to the store and actually purchased everything on my list } and I always forget to buy paper plates, so […]

free template downloads and instructions for treat packaging

If you’ve checked in lately, you’ve already seen the pretty treat packaging I’ve designed because I wanted a special way to package up individual servings of treats for giving away. Today I’m sharing free printable templates for each of the packages, as well as a sheet of tags with fun “sweet” sayings on them. Each […]

repeating hexagon wall art

Right now the walls in my kitchen and living room are completely blank. I painted them a few months ago and haven’t figured out exactly what’s going up yet. I have lots of photographs up throughout the house, so I’ve been looking for a different sort of wall decoration – but of course I don’t […]

scrapbook: Win a copy of the July/August issue of Creating Keepsakes!

It’s time for another Creating Keepsakes giveaway! We just had one a few weeks ago, last time for the Living the Dream class over at Big Picture Classes. The winner has been contacted already, so sorry if you didn’t win – but we just keep giving stuff away, so keep checking back. Today we’re giving […]

scrapbook: start to finish (in an hour!)

First off, I’m guest blogging over at the Creating Keepsakes blog today, talking about using pinterest as a color scheme inspiration source. CK is “scrapbooking around the house” this week during the lead-up to National Scrapbooking Day, and today’s room is the living room. I used images of gorgeous livings rooms on pinterest to create […]