Sarah Hearts

Just Be Cool Printable Art

March 5, 2015

Just be cool, ok? Love this free typographic printable! It would look so great in a black or white frame for instant home or office decor.

Just be cool. Ok?

Such a good reminder to keep calm though the storms (and through crazy works weeks). Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery has made this her word (or phrase) of the year and asked me to create a fun printable piece. So now you can just be cool too. Head over to her blog to download the print. All you need to do is frame it or use some washi tape to display it in your home or office.

Download the Just Be Cool printable here.

Sarah Hearts Orlando: Se7enbites

March 4, 2015

Sarah shares her must visit breakfast spot in Orlando! Next time you're visiting Disney you need to make the drive towards downtown and visit this sweet and savory bakeshop.

If you follow me on Instagram you probably have noticed that I love food. A lot.

And you’ve probably noticed that I have several local spots that I adore. So when many of you said you wanted to see me start a new series that spotlights my favorite places in and around central Florida I knew the first stop on my list had to be Se7enbites. I mean breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?

Love this mural by Horsebites on the outside of Se7enbites, a sweet a savory bakeshop in Orlando, Florida.

Se7enbites is a sweet and savory bakeshop owned by Chef Trina (pictured below) located in the Milk District of Orlando. For those of you only familiar with the area around Orlando theme parks, this is a neighborhood located a few miles east of downtown Orlando that gets it’s name from the T G Lee Dairy that’s nearby. They serve breakfast and lunch though I often will stop by and have breakfast for lunch. I can’t remember exactly how I stumbled upon this gem but soon after they opened Kevin and I began coming here a lot—like once a week!

This menu is to die for! If you're ever in Orlando you must stop in Se7enbites. Everything is so delicious!


Sarah shares her favorite breakfast spot in Orlando — Se7enbites, a sweet and savory bakeshop owned by Chef Trina.

Everything on the menu is amazing but breakfast is my fave. I am a little biased because breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, besides dessert, but they have that area covered too. Their breakfast staples are southern inspired (think house made biscuits and cheese grits) but I highly recommend ordering one of the daily specials. Kevin’s favorite special is the bacon waffle with vanilla bean syrup which has bacon baked into a thick waffle. My favorite is the European, a veggie frittata served with prosciutto, toast with fig jam and balsamic glazed greens.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Savory breakfast bread pudding covered in house made hollandaise sauce. To die for!

My favorite breakfast item that’s always on the menu its the breakfast bread pudding. It’s a savory bread pudding that’s loaded with veggies and topped with the most delicious hollandaise sauce.

Craving something sweet? Next time you're in Orlando check out Se7enbites. They serve breakfast, lunch, and have tons of sweet treats like this salted chocolate tart.

I have the biggest sweet tooth (I mean, have you seen my Pinterest board?) and I always order something sweet to go. I adore the lavender vanilla short bread but I had to try this gilded salted chocolate tart. And I also had to give the mini lemon poppy seed bundt cake a taste.

Next time you're visiting Disney World, get away from the touristy spots and check out Se7enbites. Blogger Sarah Hearts tells you why it's worth the trip!

This salted chocolate tart and lemon poppy seed bunt cake look so delicious! Perfect for a dessert bar at a shower or wedding.

Here’s the Southern. A huge heaping of cheese grits on top of a biscuit with pimento cheese, a baked egg, and bacon.

If you’re looking for a new breakfast spot or just craving something sweet, definitely check out Se7enbites. I might see you there! And if you’re visiting Orlando while visiting the parks, definitely hop in the car and check out Se7enbites and a little more of Orlando—there is so much more here than the mouse!

Next time you're visiting Orlando checkout Se7enbites, a sweet and savory bakeshop. The Southern is one of their most popular dishes: a biscuit topped with a baked egg, bacon, pimento cheese, and cheese grits. Cheat day worthy!

Photography by Amalie Orrange Photography

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DIY Gold Scalloped Cork Boards

March 3, 2015

Transform store bought cork boards into something with a bit more glam by adding scalloped edges and painting them white. (Click through for template)

Gold scallops are back and now they’ve found another place in my office! After making the scalloped storage jars and the scalloped edge napkins you may have thought that I couldn’t possibly put scallops anywhere but think again—I added gold scalloped edges to cork boards to make them look a bit less pre-fab and way more fab.

Office sweet office! Make your office a bit more personal by creating these DIY scalloped edge cork boards.

Time: 1 hour (including time to allow the paint to dry)
Supplies: 14″ square cork boards scalloped SVG file (cut 4 for each board) / gold adhesive vinyl / white paint / paint brush

Download the printable PDF template to cut the edges by hand (print on 11″ x 17″ paper)

Love the scallop edges of these DIY cork boards. Such a cute way to add some charm to your office.

Start with plain store bought cork boards and paint them white. While the paint is drying, use your Silhouette Cameo to cut out 4 gold vinyl scalloped edges per board using the SVG template. If you don’t have a cutting machine you can totally cut them out by hand, it just may take some time. Once the paint is completely dry mount the cork board on the wall and carefully apply the gold vinyl to the wall. The template is designed so the vinyl overlaps in the corners and makes them perfectly round.

How cute is this scalloped cork board? All you need is some gold vinyl and paint to make store bought cork boards more chic!

See what else I’ve made with vinyl on my Silhouette page.

DIY Fabric Headband

March 2, 2015

Use your favorite knit fabric scraps to make these adorable fabric headbands. (Click through for tutorial)

I’ve been wanting to try making my own DIY version of my favorite headband for quite some time and I finally got around to it. After three attempts and lots of tweaking I came up with a method I like and measurements that fit. If you’re not an experienced seamstress don’t worry, I’m not either and this project comes together really quickly and quite painlessly. Your stitches and seams don’t have to be perfectly aligned (um, have you seen mine yet?) which makes this my favorite kind of pattern. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps that you love. I made mine using scraps from my DIY maxi skirt.

Love the colors in this fabric! This tutorial shows you how to use knit fabric scraps to make a cute headband.

Time: 20 minutes
- polyester knit fabric, cut to 5.5″ x 19.5″ and 2″ x 4″
- thread
- scissors
- needle
- sewing machine

Step 1: fold the fabric in half length wise and sew together leaving a 1 inch gap.

Step 1: Fold the larger piece of fabric in half lengthwise with the right sides together. Sew the long edge together leaving a 1″ – 1.5″ gap towards one end. This is so you’ll be able to turn it right side out later.

Step 2: bring the right sides together.

Step 2: Bring the right sides together by holding the fabric tube at one end and bringing the other short in through. It should be half the length as before because the fabric is tucked inside.

Step 3: sew the right sides together to close the loop.

Step 3: Sew the right sides together using a straight stitch. This is the hardest part of the whole project. Just go slow and if it’s not perfect that’s ok, you will cover up this seam when you gather the headband together.

Step 4: fold the center piece of fabric around the middle seam and sew the end closed.

Step 4: Turn the headband right side out. Sew as close to the open seam as possible to close the hole. Take the 2″ x 4″ piece of fabric and fold the both the left and right long edges in so it’s 1″ x 4″. With the folded edges up, wrap this piece around the center seam of the headband. Use a zig zag stitch to sew the loop closed (like shown in the photo above).

Make colorful headbands out of your favorite knit fabric! Click through for a step-by-step tutorial.

Step 5: Turn the center piece that you just sewed right side out. Position it so the seam is on the inside of the headband and the loop is completely covering the seam where the headband is joined. Use a needle and thread to hand sew the loop into place and you’re done!

Any type of stretch knit fabric will work for this project but I highly recommend using a polyester knit. It makes the headband less bulky and has much better stretch than cotton knits.

Check out my other sewing projects for more DIY inspiration!