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{Live} Bye For Now + Raspberry Milk & Love Coasters

February 8, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

If you can believe it – I can’t – I’m off on holiday WITHOUT the kids.  I’m going on about the 20th breakdown for the week, missing them so utterly madly, even though I’m still here.  But, it’s a well-needed rest and an opportunity that won’t come around for many years more, so here I […]

{Celebrate} Cocktail-Themed Bachelorette Party

January 23, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

Yes, I know as a 36 year old mother of two, I am too old to be planning a Cocktail – more precisely, Shot – Themed Bachelorette Party, but sometimes, you have to learn the hard way.  And trust me, we all did.  Especially the Bachelorette, who cancelled the Sunday morning brunch due to … […]

{Craft} Our New Gallery Wall

January 5, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

For years, I have been obsessed with living in a grand New York apartment with a wall full of beautifully colorful frames like Ingrid Bergman’s in the film Indiscreet (one of my favorites): Source: google.com via Corley on Pinterest I’ve given up that dream, but still have an itch to create some kind of frame-decorated wall. Like this heart-shaped gallery […]

{Craft} Homemade For The Holidays | Sequin Frames & Ornaments And A Sparkly Treasure Box #Elmer’s Holiday #GlueNGlitter Giveaway

December 15, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

Well, we’re continuing on our homemade kick this holiday season with a Sequin Picture Frame, some Sequin Ornaments,and a Sparkly Treasure Box!   Sequin Picture Frame You know I love glitter and sequins are just glitter amplified, so I LOVE sequins!  This gift was so simple to make and my favorite because of the bright colors. I used […]

{Craft} Paper Tissue Flower Tutorial

December 9, 2011 in All Posts, DIY

Apparently, Klout was right when they said they believe I am influential in “Mary Poppins,” because here I am just giving you the tutorial on how to make the paper tissue flowers I first promised to be “coming soon” 3 months ago and later promised to be coming asap 3 weeks ago.  Apologies for my “easily made, easily […]

{Celebrate} Homemade For The Holidays | Fifteen Easy Ornament Ideas

December 2, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Toddler Activities

This holiday season we’re focusing more on being together with family and friends than on the commercial aspect of the month, which is our usual tradition.  A lot of the gifts we’re giving are homemade and as fun to put together as they are to bestow on our loved ones.  Every year we normally buy exquisite […]

{Craft} Woodland Tree Mirror Wall Decal & Giveaway #Elmer’s #GlueNGlitter #Looks4Less

December 1, 2011 in All Posts, DIY, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

One of the coolest, most defining features of our house – the Douglas Fir paneling in the 100+ year old part of our house – is also the bane of my decorating existence.  The aesthetically hip, cabin-like walls are a great conversation point and make our home unique, but it means that I can’t put […]

{Craft} Easiest Autumn Harvest Wreath Ever

November 24, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

This is the easiest homemade wreath ever.  No glue.  No sew.  Just wrap and tuck.  Definitely a welcome craft after the tedious Baby Girl Welcome Wreath (although it’s no where near as pretty). Step 1 Wrap ribbon around your wreath. Step 2 Tie to secure. Step 3 Stick on a scarecrow. Step 4 Add leaves or […]

{Craft} Baby Girl Yarn Wreath

November 22, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

I finally made my first yarn wreath! I used shimmery hot pink yarn around the entire wreath and accessorized with pink heart and polka dot ribbon, 12-month old t-shirts, pacifiers, a pacifier clip, cut out cardstock letters and cute pink ballet slippers.  A few tips for my fellow first-timers: Do not wrap a straw wreath […]

{Celebrate} DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge | Rustic Thanksgiving Table

November 20, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

When I was selected to participate in DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge, I was absolutely thrilled because this Thanksgiving is extra special for us.  Hubby’s parents, who have never experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving, are coming to the States for the holiday and we’ve been busy trying to plan out an authentic meal and setting […]