August 11, 2014
Even though I’m not heading back to school this fall (though I kinda wish I was—I loved college), I still like “window shopping” for school supplies and dorm decor. Maybe it’s because I love stationery and home decor so much! If I were moving into a dorm room this fall, here are a few of my favorite essentials that are both stylish and functional. Perfect for making a stark dorm room feel a bit more homey.
1. Land of Nod modern clip lamp | 2. Splendid Supply Co. personalized notebook | 3. Plum & Bow Olivia bedding | 4. The Container Store Oskar storage boxes | 5. Poppin orange desk set | 6. Kohl’s polka dot shower caddy | 7. Keurig Mini Plus
Looking for more dorm decor ideas? Head over to my dorm page for some inspiration.
August 8, 2014
Today I’m grocery shopping, house cleaning, and quiche making in preparation for the baby shower brunch I’m hosting tomorrow for a dear friend. I’ll be sure to share photos with you (and some free printables of all the banners I made) in the coming weeks.
This week there were so many great projects across the web, but here a few of favorites I just had to share.
1. This gold glitter countertop by Making Nice in the Midwest is just so fabulous. Now how do I convince the Mr. that we need a sparkly tabletop?
2. Love color blocking? How about making a batch of color blocked rice treats this weekend! The Sweet Escape shows you how.
3. Who doesn’t love a great free printable? This You + Me downloadable 18″x24″ print by Oleander + Palm would be the perfect way to start a gallery wall.
I’m also loving:
This gray and white kitchen makeover over on Love Taza.
This hanging bundt cake pan planters by Sugar & Cloth.
These adorable free icons by Little White Whale. I mean, there’s a marshmallow skewer icon!
This gold scalloped tray DIY by Delineate Your Dwelling for Domestic Superhero.
August 7, 2014
It’s rainy season here in Florida which means there’s a daily downpour nearly every day around 3 p.m. Lately the storms have been way longer and more frequent so I’ve needed to carry an umbrella with me just about every where I go. After my tiny teal travel umbrella flipped inside out a couple of times I decided it was time for an umbrella update. I’ve always loved the look of bubble umbrellas so I got one and customized it with a little gold adhesive vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. Because everything looks better with a bit of gold on it, right?
Since I’ve been scallop crazy lately (remember the storage jars and the pencil pouches?) I decided to add a gold scallop trim to a clear bubble umbrella I purchased on Amazon. I just love how it made an already cute bubble umbrella into an oh-so-adorable umbrella!
Thanks to Silhouette for providing the gold adhesive vinyl to complete this project. And a big thanks to you for supporting the brands that keep my DIYs going!
Need some Silhouette project inspiration? Check out all the other things I’ve made using my Silhouette here.
August 6, 2014
Over the past year or so I’ve been noticing that more and more restaurants are serving their food on baking sheets. And every time I’m eating at one of those restaurants I always mention to Kevin that I think we should get some to use as food trays. So after spotting them here for less than $3 each I decided to order a bunch! Plus Webstaurant offer bulk discounts so why not get a dozen (or two or three).
The eighth sheet pan size is around 6″ x 10″ and is perfect for serving a burger and fries, appetizers and small bites, or even desserts. And if you’re wanting a bit more room, you can use quarter sheet pans too. Just put a sheet of parchment paper down and you have super easy clean up.
They’ve also come in handy to actually use as baking sheets when I’ve wanted to cook just a single portion. I really love kitchen items that do double duty. These little trays are now in heavy rotation in our home and I just can’t wait to use them at our next dinner party.