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Favorite 4th of July DIYs

Happy 4th of July weekend!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of your favorite summer time activities. If you’re hosting (or going to) a 4th of July party on Monday, be sure to check out these fun and festive DIYs. All you need to add is the bbq and some fireworks!

  1. Festive gin jello shots, say what?!
  2. Sparkly star cake topper made with one of my favorite ingredients.
  3. The perfect garland for a 4th of July party.
  4. I think my bike needs some patriotic balloons!

I’m also loving…

Two of my favorite shops are having a huge sale (it’s Boden and LOFT).

P.S.

It’s the first of the month—have you updated your wallpaper?

July 2016 Birthday Cake Calendar Wallpaper

Update your computer, phone or tablet with this free birthday cake wallpaper!

Next month I’ll be celebrating my 30th birthday! While you might not have a July birthday, here’s a fun wallpaper that I think you’ll enjoy. This month’s free wallpaper features a cute little birthday cake to help celebrate the everyday. Because every day should start with some cake, am I right?

Download the free wallpaper for all your devices. I even added a new size just for the Apple Watch!

Update your computer, phone or tablet with this free birthday cake wallpaper! It features a handy July 2016 calendar.

DOWNLOAD THIS MONTH’S WALLPAPER

Computer | Computer with calendar | Computer with quote
Retina computer | Retina computer with calendar | Retina computer with quote
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone with quote | iPhone home screen
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad with quote | iPad home screen
Apple WatchCelebrate the everyday with this free inspiring birthday cake wallpaper by @sarahhearts. Available for computers, phones, and tablets.

Celebrate the everyday with this free inspiring birthday cake wallpaper by @sarahhearts. Available for computers, phones, and tablets.

Design and illustration by Sarah Khandjian

Want more free wallpapers? Check out every one I’ve created over the years over on the wallpaper page.

Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas

Homemade mini heart pizzas are so easy to make! Perfect for valentines, pizza lovers, or occasion! (Click through for recipe video)

Pizza is one of my favorite crazy-easy comfort foods to make at home. It takes minimal time and effort, not to mention few dishes, and is often so much tastier than takeout. I gave our regular easy dinner a quick update to make these fun mini heart shaped pizzas.

All you need are two heart shaped cookie cutters to make pizza night oh so much cuter. These mini pizzas are great for a date night in or just to brighten someone’s day. Because who would just love a heart shaped pizza? It’s a kid friendly recipe too so your kiddos can join in on the cooking.

Watch the video below to see just how easy they are to make!

 

Homemade mini heart pizzas are so easy to make! Perfect for valentines, pizza lovers, or occasion! (Click through for recipe video)

Mini Heart Pizzas

Ingredients

pizza dough (I used Trader Joe’s frozen organic pizza crust)
sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese
pepperoni
flour, for dusting your work surface

Supplies

4″ heart cookie cutter
1″ heart cookie cutter
pizza stone

Homemade mini heart pizzas are so easy to make! Perfect for valentines, pizza lovers, or occasion! (Click through for recipe video)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Remove the pizza dough from the freezer let it sit out for 30 minutes to come to room temperature.
  2. Use a 1″ heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the pepperonis. I found it easiest to flip the cookie cutter upside down and press the pepperoni into the cutter.
  3. Sprinkle your countertop or cutting board with a little flour. Place the room temperature pizza dough on top and use the 4″ heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the dough. I was able to get 5 mini pizzas out of 1 pre-rolled pizza crust.
  4. Place about 1 tablespoon of sauce in the middle of each crust. Use a spoon to spread it around the entire surface and top with cheese and heart shaped pepperonis.
  5. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until the crust is crisp and the cheese is just beginning to brown. Allow it to cool for a minute and enjoy!

Homemade mini heart pizzas are so easy to make! Perfect for valentines, pizza lovers, or occasion! (Click through for recipe video)

Homemade mini heart pizzas are so easy to make! Perfect for valentines, pizza lovers, or occasion! (Click through for recipe video)

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Here are 4 simple, colorful projects to try this weekend including super cute printable stationery!

Happy Friday!

Summer is definitely here! The week kicked off with a heat wave and thankfully is ending a lot cooler than when it started. Even though I’m not a fan of the heat, it does mean it’s now officially sun dress season. I’ve decided that’s going to be my go-to summer uniform.

This week I’m loving…

  1. These colorful candy bowls.
  2. These sling beach chairs.
  3. This pom pom tassel beach bag (I think it would make a great summer purse too).
  4. These printable rainbow stationery sheets.

P.S.

Boden is having a big summer sale that starts Sunday.
This dress is so perfect for summer.
Did you catch this weeks video?
Check out my Etsy shop!

20 Favorite Swimsuits

20 great swimsuits for all body types and budgets. Includes picks for colorful bikinis and flattering one-pieces.

Having always lived in coastal state, I tend to stockpile swimsuits. Any other Florida or California ladies do they same?

Every season, I always seem to find one I like better and better. I mean this season, there are so many cute ones with scallops. How can I resit? Here are my twenty favorite swimsuits this season. I decided on the black one piece scalloped suit (item 1 below) to add to my ever growing collection of swimwear.

Which swimsuit would you pick?

10 cute and colorful bikini swimsuits for all styles and body types

If you prefer bikinis here are some cute and colorful ones! Many are available in a variety of sizes and some even have tops that are available in bra sizes so you get the perfect fit.

  1. Boden vintage cup size bikini top with mix and match bikini bottoms
  2. Athlete paradise cove bralette bikini top with matching high waisted bottoms
  3. Boden scallop bikini top with matching scallop bikini bottoms
  4. Modcloth Liberty of London wildflower top with matching high waisted bottoms
  5. H & M dot plus size top with matching bikini bottoms
  6. Retro flower high waisted bikini set
  7. Bandeau scalloped bikini set
  8. Anthropologie flora v-wire top with ruched bottoms
  9. Modcloth Daytona bikini top with  matching bottoms
  10. Topshop contrast longline bikini top and bottoms

10 great fun and flattering one-piece swimsuits that you'll love to wear this summer

If you’re looking for a new one piece swimsuit, here are some of my favorite finds!

  1. Scalloped trim bow bandeau one piece swimsuit
  2. Boden chic swimsuit
  3. Target Merona halter swim dress
  4. J.Crew underwire push-up one-piece
  5. J. Crew deep-v wrap one-piece
  6. Modcloth flamingo one-piece
  7. Boden scallop swimsuit
  8. Modcloth high neck halter swimsuit
  9. Modcloth emerald flare swim dress
  10. Boden ruffle bandeau swimsuit

Get ready for summer! Here’s everything you need to make it a DIY summer!