What to Wear: Leopard Luxe

One of my favorite things is the world is vintage Chanel jewelry… When I wear the couple vintage Chanel pieces that I own, I often find myself planning the entire outfit around the jewelry!  This is just one of those examples – I paired my earrings with a long sleeve leopard dress and burgundy pumps.  Feel free to add the black tights, scarf, and layers of sweaters and coats in colder weather.

Leopard Luxe

Leopard print long sleeve dress (J.Crew) | Gold vintage earrings (Chanel) | Burgundy suede pumps (BCBG)


DIY Colorful Crayon Valentine’s Day Card

Here is a last minute Valentine’s Card that I did for my 2 year old’s preschool class.  Their class ranges in age from 2-6, so I was looking for something appropriate to span that age group!  All you need is a bunch of crayons and some cardstock paper to print the cards on.  I used washi tape, but any tape will do!  Washi tape is a little less sticky, so the crayon wrapping won’t be ripped when the kids take the tape off.

Click this link for the printable that I created:  Colorful Valentine’s Printable.  Open up the file and print onto white cardstock.  Then, cut at the grey lines and tape on your crayons.  Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved ones 🙂



12 Clever DIY Valentine’s Day Treats

As I’ve been scouring blogs and Pinterest for clever, fun, and easy DIY Valentine’s Day cards, I have found a bunch!  So I just wanted to share all of my favorites.  Most of these are aimed towards kid’s classroom ideas, but there are a couple that are great for co-workers and friends (like the succulents & donuts).  So cute, some of these could make great party favors as well!


Oranges via Craftaholics Anonymous | Succulents from See Kate Sew | Perler Beads via Camille Styles| Donuts via Sugar & Charm | Mad Lib cards via Made Vibrant | Racecar via Real Simple | Have a Ball via The Macs | Awesome Applesauce via Delia Creates | Starbursts via BHG | Socks Valentine via Crafting Chicks | EOS lip balm cards via By Dawn Nicole

DIY Worm & Fuzzy Valentine’s Day Cards

3 more days until Valentine’s Day!  I was in a panic the other day because I have exactly 73 Valentine’s Day cards to make, with 3 kids attending preschool/Kindergarten/3rd grade.  But then I found this super cute printable at Project Nursery and it was so easy to get done.  All I needed was a 1.5 inch circle hole punch and some 3×4 inch clear bags.   Lucas loves gummy worms, so this Valentine’s Day card was a definite winner in his book.  Stuffing the bags got a sugary, but we used gloves so it was a pretty easy project and cleanup!



DIY Kid’s Tassel + Bell Necklace

DIY Kids Tassel + Bell Necklace

Here is another kid’s jewelry DIY that Ella and I created together.  This one is a little more advanced than the Colorful Straw + Bead Necklace that I posted previously.  But the materials are still simple and easily accessible!  Ella loved being able to choose her own colors for the embroidery thread and skipped around the house jingling happily afterward.


Here’s what you need:

  • Embroidery floss
  • Silver necklace
  • Bell
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry plier
  • Scissors
  • Fork (optional)

1.  First, make the little tassels out of the embroidery thread.  Use a fork or your fingers to wrap the embroidery floss around several times before tying the top and cutting the ends.

2.  Attach the bell as the centerpiece of your necklace using a jump ring to loop onto the chain.  Or, attach a cluster of bells!

3.  Attach the tassels along the necklace using jump rings to loop onto the chain.

On Ella

9 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

How is your holiday shopping going?  I’ve been avoiding all malls and stores, opting to scour the internet for good deals.  So far, it’s been pretty easy!  Everything has arrived to my door step and all I’ve been doing is wrapping.  I’m been pinning some great wrapping ideas, so I just wanted to share!  Now I can put all my baking twine, clothespins, gold bells, and chalkboard pens to great use.

9 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Chalkboard Wrapping Paper via Going Home to Roost  | Grosgrain Ribbon and Bells via Freckles Chick | Clothespin Gift Toppers via Creature Comforts | Twine Snowflake via Fellow Fellow | Pom Pom & Twig Gift Topper via Rue Coco | Paper Strip Wreaths via A Subtle Revelry | Crepe Paper Holly & Pom Pom Toppers via The House That Lars Built | Winter Scene Photo Toppers via Design Sponge | Foil Baking Cups via Hey Look

What to Wear: Emerald City

I love putting outfits together in the morning when I get dressed, but it’s much easier if I’m inspired by the pieces I have hanging in the closet.  Sometimes it takes some extra inspiration to bring new life to an existing wardrobe or to help you switch up your regular outfit routine!  So I thought that it would be fun to start documenting some of my favorite outfits from my closet, with the hope of helping inspire someone else out there…

Emerald City

Long dark green cardigan (Banana Republic) | Black & white striped knit t-shirt dress (H&M) | Rhinestone statement necklace (J.Crew Factory)


What to Wear: Six Days of Arm Candy

Need some arm candy inspiration?  Here are six days of ideas for layering bracelets!  Depending on my outfit & mood, I love to layer them on.  Some of these I’ve picked up at jewelry shows, a couple are from my Mint & Bloom shop, and the others are J.Crew.

6 Days of Arm Candy

9 DIYs for the Thanksgiving Kid’s Table

Can you believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving?  1 week to go…  As the kids are big enough to sit at a table by themselves, I’ve been looking for some fun Thanksgiving DIY projects to keep them busy on Turkey Day and to make their Thanksgiving dinner experience extra special!  These are nine of my favorites.  Of course, I might be a little biased because two of the nine are from Kiwi Crate.  Our team had a bunch of fun kid testing the Turkey Placecards (poking feathers into clay is a very satisfying craft) and the Turkey Toss Game (what kid doesn’t like knocking stuff down?).  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

9 DIYs for the Thanksgiving Kids Table

Felt Crayon Holders via Skip to My Lou  | Kid’s Table via Amy Atlas | Turkey Placecards via The Celebration Shoppe | Turkey Rice Krispy Treats via Shugary Treats | Paper Bag Turkey via One Charming Party | Placemat Printables via A Girl and a Glue Gun | Thanksgiving Bingo via Crazy Little Projects | Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder via Fiskars | Turkey Toss Game via The Celebration Shoppe