March 10, 2015
The weather here in Florida went from crisp and cool to hot and humid over night. Florida really likes to skip over spring time and go straight into summer. While many of you are still snowed in, I’m getting ready for the near 90 temperatures we’ll be having this week. One thing we both can probably agree on, is that spring weather cannot come soon enough!
Here are a few of my favorite floral items so you can add some spring pattern to your wardrobe.
1. Boden Swishy dress | 2. Modcloth gold posy earrings | 3. Francesca’s Irma bracelet | 4. Lacy green Swedish Hasbeens | 5. Modcloth mint posy bag
March 9, 2015
Now that spring feels like it’s officially come to Florida, I want to add as many bright, floral things to our home as I possibly can. My go-to spring color palette is usually mint, coral and gold but I decided to swap that palette for a more modern mix of colors. I’ve adored the new Kate Spade Saturday collection for West Elm since I launched (I mean have you seen this arm chair?) so I thought it would be fun to create a set of placemats that are inspired by the collection.
I starred with a set of ready-made round woven placemats and added a mix of muted pink, grayish blue, white, yellow and black paint. The best part about this project is that you don’t need to be an artist. A large paint brush makes it super easy to create loose brush strokes that almost resemble flowers. So perfect for spring!
Time: 30 minutes + drying time
Supplies: straw placemats / craft paint / large paint brush
Step 1: Starting with the lightest color, paint large brush strokes in a floral-like pattern around the placemat. Alternate colors until you’re happy with the results. Super simple!
white dinnerware / gold flatware
Get ready for spring time and check out my other spring inspired projects.
March 7, 2015
I tend to prefer greens over blues but I’m loving this pop of cobalt blue when pair with blush pink and a yellowish split pea color. Anyone else think they need one of those chairs in their home?
Kate Spade Saturday for West Elm
March 6, 2015
Yay, it’s (almost )the weekend! My weekend will be full of Meet + Make prep and cleaning up my office because things get a bit crazy around here before every workshop. I mean, there are craft supplies EVERYWHERE. I’ll also be spending time at the barn, riding my horse and enjoying the warm weather. Florida weather is funny. It went from one of the coldest weeks of the year straight into the upper 80s. Forget spring, it feels like summer here!
If you’re looking for something fun to DIY this week, here are my favorites from this week.
1. This room makeover is full of amazing details. The DIY side table and gold grid wall are my fave.
2. Can you believe these wall frames are made from Ikea cork trivets?
3. I adore these pastel and gold painted pots.
4. If these giant paper flowers don’t make you want spring to come asap, I don’t know what will!
I’m also loving:
I’m also excited about this new DIY book.
Chambray and scallops. This skirt and this top need to be in closet.
Waffled cheesecake. YES, PLEASE.
Put a jewel on it.
Bracelets for all your besties.
March 5, 2015
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.