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Hello Weekend!

I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things after traveling for 2 weeks and boy is it hard! Everyone says you need a vacation after your vacation and they are right. Work doesn’t look as appealing as exploring a new city each day. After having a slow week I was able to completely clear out my inbox so you gotta celebrate the small victories, right?

This weekend I’ll be busy riding, checking out Unique LA and hopefully squeezing in a bike ride too. And then maybe next week I’ll for real get back to work ;).

What fun things do you have planned for the weekend?

My favorite links from the week

Blueberry happy hour.
You can print on ceramic things?!?
Could of used this in London.
And these cute luggage tags.
Perfect for school lunch boxes. These are fun too.
Obsessed with this mood board.

P.S.

Did you catch this week’s video?

DIY Printable Rainbow Sticker Sheets

Free printable back to school stickers! Print them on @avery white, clear or metallic sticker paper to customize all your supplies.

Today I’m excited to share these fun (and totally free) printable stickers with you! I created them with the intention of dressing up school supplies but they are so fun you might just want to stick them on everything. All you need to do is download the free printable sticker sheet I designed and print them out on your favorite Avery sticker paper.

The White Sticker Project Paper, shown in the photo above, makes the brightest stickers but I just love printing on other materials too. The Glossy Clear Sticker Project Paper makes translucent stickers that are fun when placed on transparent things like clear pencil pouches. You could also stick them on a clear vinyl backpack!

Download the free printable stickers here

 

Free printable back to school stickers! Print them on @avery white, clear or metallic sticker paper to customize all your supplies.

Printable Back to School Stickers

Supplies

Download the free printable stickers

White Sticker Project Paper
Glossy Clear Sticker Project Paper
Silver Sticker Project Paper
Inkjet printer, I have this one and it’s great!
Scissors

Directions

  1. Download the free printable sticker sheet and print it out on your favorite Avery sticker paper.
  2. Use scissors or an electronic cutting machine to cut out the stickers. Stick them on all your school supplies to add some personality to notebooks, pencil cases and more.

Free printable back to school stickers! Print them on @avery white, clear or metallic sticker paper to customize all your supplies.

Printing Tips

The metallic and white sticker papers are for use in ink jet printers only. Please don’t put them in a laser printer as they could melt and jam your printer. However the glossy sticker paper works with both inkjet and laser printers.

When printing your own stickers, I recommend changing the print settings to the highest quality available. This will result in solid, bright colored stickers without streaks across the images.

Free printable back to school stickers! Print them on @avery white, clear or metallic sticker paper to customize all your supplies.

If you upload the sticker designs to your MyAvery account, you can easily reprint them from anywhere! Just be sure to save the design to your account before exiting.

Free printable back to school stickers! Print them on @avery white, clear or metallic sticker paper to customize all your supplies.

If you love making your own stickers, I highly recommend getting an electronic cutting machine such as a Silhouette  Cameo or Circut Explore. I used my Silhouette’s print and cut feature to cut out my stickers. It takes a little bit of prep work to create cut lines around all your sticker shapes but then it does all the work and cuts out the stickers in minutes!

Free printable back to school stickers! Print them on @avery white, clear or metallic sticker paper to customize all your supplies.

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This post was created in partnership with Avery.

DIY Colorful Decorated Lunch Bag

My love for school supplies doesn’t just stop at cute backpacks—I think a fun lunch bag is a must too. Today I’m sharing an easy way to personalize a lunch bag or soft lunch box using just a few supplies. Next time your coworker reaches for your lunch there won’t be any confusion whose bag is whose because yours will stand out!

Watch the video below to see how to personalize your own lunch bag and see what I always pack in mine. Hint: it’s my favorite snap pea crisps.

 

DIY Colorful Decorated Lunch Bag

Supplies

Lunch bag
Gold iron-on letter patches
Heat transfer vinyl, in your favorite colors
Mini iron*
Scissors

* If you don’t have a mini iron, you can also use a regular home iron, just be sure to cover the vinyl and letter patches with a scrap of fabric or an old t-shirt first to not melt the fabric.

Directions

  1. Use scissors to cut the heat transfer vinyl into small shapes such as triangles, hearts, dots, or rectangles. Meanwhile, plug in the mini iron and let it heat up.
  2. Arrange the gold letter patches on the front of the lunch bag. Use the iron to press the letters and adhere them to the bag.
  3. Arrange the vinyl pieces with the shiny, plastic side up on the front side of the lunch bag. One at a time, use the mini iron to adhere each shape onto the bag by pressing the hot iron firmly along the top of the shape. Allow it  to cool for 30 seconds and then carefully remove the plastic backing. Repeat this with the other shapes.
  4. Complete the look by clipping a cute keychain on the zipper, pack your lunch and your favorite Harvest Snaps and you’re ready to go!

Learn how to personalize your lunch bag with just a few supplies! Click through to watch the video tutorial.

More ways to personalize

There’s a myriad of ways you can customize your bag. You can use scissors to cut the heat transfer vinyl into small rectangles to make confetti like shapes or you can cut small hearts and add some love a little love.

If you’re not into monograms, you can always simply spell out your entire name using the gold letter patches. Arrange them to spell out “HEY” or “OMG,” or add a cheeky statement like the word “LUNCH.” The possibilities are endless!

Learn how to personalize your lunch bag with just a few supplies! Click through to watch the video tutorial.

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This video was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps

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August 2017 Travel Calendar Wallpaper

Say yes to new adventures! Download this free travel inspired wallpaper for your phone, computer and tablet today.

Say yes to new adventures!

It seems like everyone is travel this month (myself included) so I thought it would be appropriate to create a travel inspired wallpaper. This month’s design features an illustration of a flat lay of popular travel items, including many of my go-to items like an RFID blocking travel (complete with a sim card holder) and a classic striped shirt.

Whether you’re soaring the skies or just have a serious case of wanderlust, I hope you enjoy this month’s wallpaper as much I do.

Say yes to new adventures! Download this free August 2017 travel inspired wallpaper for your phone, computer and tablet today.

The earbuds that inspired the wallpaper

After totally misplacing my earbuds (I’m afraid I left them on a recent flight!) I replaced them with these pretty rose gold + white Vasa BLÅ earbuds by Sudio. If you want a pair of your own wireless, in-ear earbuds with gorgeous rose gold accents, Sudio is offering 15% off to all Sarah Hearts readers.

Enter the code SARAHHEARTS at checkout to receive the discount!

Say yes to new adventures! Download this free travel inspired wallpaper for your phone, computer and tablet today.

DOWNLOAD THE august WALLPAPER

Desktop | Desktop with calendar | Desktop with quote
Laptop | Laptop with calendar | Laptop with quote
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone with quote | iPhone home screen
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad with quote | iPad home screen
Apple Watch

Say yes to new adventures! Download this free travel inspired wallpaper for your phone, computer and tablet today.

Say yes to new adventures! Download this free travel inspired wallpaper for your phone, computer and tablet today.

Design and illustration by Sarah Khandjian | downloads for personal consumer use only

MORE WALLPAPERS available!

If you’re having major wanderlust, check out some of the other whimsical wallpapers I’ve created. For all of you designers out there, you can purchase my travel flat lay vector illustrations over on my Creative Market shop. They are fully editable too so you can tweak the colors and scale to fit whatever project you’re working on.

 Other Favorite Travel Items

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Links to Love

Create a DIY gin and tonic station at your next part. Style a bar cart with your favorite gin, cordials, and garnishes!

Photo from my birthday party this month of the DIY gin & tonic station

Cherrio!

I’m running around like a crazy lady this weekend wrapping up deadlines, packing, and making sure both Daisy (the hound) and Justin (the horse) are all set before we jump on a redeye flight to London. We’re heading back to the UK for the third time to visit friends, explore, and get some inspiration. And we’re spending the day in NYC both coming and going and even though it’s a going to be pretty warm there and raining in England I’m determined to pack for (nearly) 2 weeks in a carry-on!

This week I’m loving

Did you know you can make your own cooling lotion?
Summer wines under $10.
Open photo frames—so cool!
What’s cuter than teeny tiny planters?
Just got this dress (horse lovers take note).
Obsessed with these wall shelves.

P.S.

Did you catch this week’s seasoned watermelon video? I’m going to be taking a couple weeks off from the blog while I travel but I’ll be back here on the 14th with lots of fun back to school DIYs and recipes. In the meantime, you can follow along on our adventure via Instagram, where I’ll be sharing a lot on my story.

The new August wallpaper will be up on Monday and I absolutely adore and I hope you do to!

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