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October 2014 Calendar Wallpapers

September 29, 2014

Love having a calendar on my desktop. Download this free wallpaper for your computer, phone or tablet.

It’s almost October and now that it’s officially fall it’s time to add a little fall to your devices. I received so many great ideas on my Facebook page for this month’s wallpaper but I loved that so many people suggested I illustrate white pumpkins. So here you go! A little white pumpkin patch with mums scattered throughout for your desktop… and your tablet and your phone!Dress up your desktop for fall with this adorable white pumpkin wallpaper. Also available for tablets and phones, including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.Download this month’s wallpaper for all your devices:

Computer | Computer with calendar | Computer with quote
Retina display | Retina display with calendar | Retina display with quote
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone with quote | iPhone home screen wallpaper
iPhone 6/6 Plus | iPhone 6/6 Plus with calendar | iPhone6/6 Plus  with quote | iPhone 6/6 Plus home screen wallpaper
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad with quote | iPad home screen wallpaper

Please note that the iPhone and iPad wallpapers are created to fit the screen without perspective zoom. When you set your wallpaper, simply turn perspective zoom off to view the entire design.

Loving this free white pumpkin wallpaper. It makes me so excited for fall!Love this adorable white pumpkin wallpaper! Perfect for all my devices for fall.

Love free wallpapers? Check out all my past wallpaper designs here.

Links to Love

September 26, 2014

Welcome fall with one of these autumn inspired DIY projects for your home. Click through for links to each project tutorial.

Now that it’s officially fall, I’ve had not one but two pumpkin spice lattes, I think fall DIY-ing can begin (although it’s still stormy and hot here in Florida). If you’re looking for a fun way to add some fall to your home, try one of these DIY projects this weekend.

1. These gold pumpkin place card holders would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Bonus: they would make great food signs for your Thanksgiving spread too.

2. This festive folded leaf garland is a simple wall to add some fall color to any room in your home.

3. This painted retro diamond focal wall, in the most perfect fall palette, is an inexpensive way to add color to your wall. If you get tired of it all you have to do is paint over it.

I’m also loving:

This subtle diamond pattern in the bathroom. The nail polish crate is genius too.

This colorful and quirky home tour.

This interview with Joy Cho on the Lively Show (if you haven’t subscribed to this podcast—you should! The interviews are so insightful).

I’ll be speaking at Blog Fete tomorrow! If you’re attending, I can’t wait to meet you!

Monogram Cork Board Wall Tiles & Target Giveaway

September 25, 2014

What's a better way to make your home unique than with a monogram! Learn how to create this DIY monogram cork board.

So it may not quite be wedding season yet, but if you’re engaged, it’s wedding registry season! And if you’re like Kevin and I, Target will become your go to place for everything home. Target’s Wedding registry is packed with tons of must-have items that you’ll definitely want to add to your registry… and tons of items that you didn’t even think you needed (like a Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum—I love ours)!

One of the things that was important to us when we completed our wedding registry was choosing items that we loved and that were us. Some of my favorite items in our home are really simple things that I customized with a little DIY. Because when everyone else can have the same thing it’s fun to make your home as unique as you and your spouse. Rather than have a traditional linen closet, we opted for open shelving loaded with baskets. I painted old business with chalkboard paint and attached them to the baskets to create labels for each one. Now we both never have to wonder what goes where or where the extra toilet paper is because it’s so clearly marked. So simple, yet so functional. I just love projects like that!

Another fun (and functional) project is to customize cork tiles into a monogram board.

Supplies:
The Board Dudes Cork Board Tiles
- Printed monogram letter template
- Tape
- Utility or craft knife
- Cutting mat (if you don’t have one you can also use a sheet of thick cardboard to cut on)
- Strong double-sided tape or all-purpose glue

Print out a larger block letter and use it as a template to create your own cork monogram.

Step 1: Use a word processing program to create a template of your monogram letter. Since the titles are 12″ x 12″ you will need to print your letter on multiple sheets of paper and piece them together using tape.

Use cork titles to create a monogram cork board. Love this idea for my entry way table.

Step 2: Tape the monogram letter to one sheet of cork. Then use your craft or utility knife to cut out the letter. Repeat this step with another sheet of cork.

This DIY cork monogram is perfect for displaying photos, reminders, or other special items in your home.

Step 3: Use strong double-sided tape or all-purpose glue to adhere both layers together. If using glue, allow it to dry completely it’s ready to be used! You can place the letter on a desktop or use the adhesive mounting squares that come with the tiles to display it on the wall.

Want to customize it a bit more? Use some craft paint to paint the cork tiles after you’ve created your monogram.Getting married soon? Here are some great registry items with awesome ideas on how to customize them!

Target is full of tons and tons of great items (which you totally already knew) and many of them are the perfect starting point for great DIY projects. Here are a few of my favorite registry finds and some tips on how to make them perfectly you.

1. Jenga. Make game night at your house everyone’s favorite night. Use craft paint to paint the wood blocks in your signature colors (or even your seasonal favorites).
2. Threshold Acacia Rectangle Platter. Use gold mylar tape or gold contact paper to dress it up. The best part is that if you get tired of the design you can just peel it up!
3. Threshold Ceramic Napkin Holder. Use on a desk to hold papers or by the foyer to hold mail. Dress it up with a couple coats of spray paint.
4. The Board Dudes Cork Board Tiles. Perfect for adding your new initial to your home.
5. Pyrex 10-Piece Storage Set. Add chalkboard labels to the front of each container so you always know what’s inside.
6. Threshold Storage Bin. Use painter’s tape and craft paint to create a geometric pattern on the front of these bins. Or use a stencil to label their contents.

Love Target? Enter to win a $25 eGiftCard so you can give one of these DIYs a try and make your home as unique as you are! To enter, either leave a comment sharing your favorite DIY home organizing project or tip, or follow me on Twitter, or like the Sarah Hearts Facebook page—or do all three and get three entries! Be sure to leave your email in the widget below and let me know which entries you did.

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This post was created in partnership with Target. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog happen!

{The awesome black geometric heart shown on the board is actually a removable tattoo! Get the details on how they were made on Oleander + Palm}

Favorite iPhone 6 Cases

September 24, 2014

If you upgraded to an iPhone 6 or 6 plus check out these adorable cases. I'm loving the bright florals, dots, and stripes.

I guess I’m kinda an early adopter when it comes to Apple products. I mean, when it comes to computers, I’ve only owned Macs. In fact, I didn’t use a pc until my first semester in college. I was in a computer lab and I had to lean over to the guy next to me and ask, “Excuse me, can you show me how to turn this thing on?” I bet he thought I had been living in a cave.

So when the iPhone 6 and 6 plus was announced, Kevin and I pre-ordered them. And when he picked me up from the airport on Friday, he had the little white box waiting in the car.

Though I think Apple products are gorgeous on their own, I’m a klutz and I take my phone everywhere with me (including horseback riding) so I really think I should get a case for it. Whenever new iPhones are announced, it usually takes case manufactures some time to get on board, but I was pleasantly surprised with all the good options available for the 6 (and some are also available for the 6 plus if you truly are an early adopter).

1. Nordstrom crochet floral clear case | 2. Rifle pink floral case | 3. Nordstrom heart stripe case| 4. Spigen shimmery gold case | 5. Kate Spade gold and white stripe (similar for the 6 Plus) | 6. Maxboost rose and champagne gold case | 7.  Rifle turquoise floral case (similar for the 6 Plus) | 8. Kate Spade black and cream dot case | 9. Spigen mint and clear case