Mini Resolutions – 30 Day Commitments for Year-Long Success

Happy New Year, everyone! This year, instead of a huge year-long hope-of-a-resolution, try an experiment with me! I am making 12 Mini Resolutions. Mini Resolutions are 30-day commitments to small changes you’ve wanted to make in your life.  I think it’s going to be a great way to be successful and implement some great shifts in how I READ MORE

12 Inspiring Icelandic Sweater Patterns

I recently returned from Iceland, where I was unbelievably inspired by gorgeous Icelandic sweater patterns, or Lopapeysa. The Lopapeysas are charactaerized by beautifully patterned yokes done in a charming mixture of colors. The wool the Icelandic use, lopi, is made from Icelandic sheep and contains both wind hairs and fleece. Lopi is remarkable in that it is not spun, so READ MORE

If I Had More Hours: 9 Handmade Ornaments

I love the idea a tree full of handmade ornaments. Somehow, by the time I get around to wanting to make handmade ornaments, I’m too bogged down in my to-dos for the holidays to find the time. I am officially adding “make handmade ornaments” to my calendar in October. Still, I don’t think it’s too late! READ MORE

Fall Wreaths – To DIY or Buy

Fall wreaths? Yes! Those dead begonias in my front gate planter are hitting the garbage heap this weekend. My family is returning to the back-to-school rhythm and loving the fall swing of things. All of a sudden, turning leaves, football Sundays, pots of soup, mugs of hot chocolate and impending Halloween insanity is upon us. READ MORE

If I Had More Hours . . . Pretty Pumpkins

You had me at “no carve!” Well, I don’t hide the fact around here that Halloween isn’t my favorite of holidays, but I love me a good pretty pumpkin, don’t you?  Not to mention, I’m always at the 11th hour around here, and these all seem very in-an-hour doable. Now, if I only had more READ MORE

If I Had More Hours . . . Party DIY

1) Gumball Drink Stirrers by Studio DIY2) You’re A Gem Free Printable by Lovely Indeed3) Fringe Letter Garland by Hank & Hunt 4) Glittered Cake Stand and Settings by Sugar + Cloth I have been busy researching details for my blog redesign. My head is absolutely spinning. What do you want in your header? your READ MORE

If I Had More Hours . . . DIY to Try

1) Free Printable Floral Tags by Creature Comforts2) Crochet Baby Espadrilles by Two Sisters Patterns3) Stamped Book Covers by Fellow Fellow4) Smocked Baby Romper by Delia Creates In this current world of visual bombardment and information overload, I literally feel that my world is raining beautiful things I want to make. This plethora of inspiring READ MORE

Make a Mother Happy Any Day!

1) Floral Wood Bangle by Dessy Stoeva ($19)2) Locally Picked Bouquet as photographed by Sarah Beauregard Kittens & Pitbulls (Free)3) Summer Quilt by Camille Roskelley, Simplify ($8.95)4) Free Printable Mother’s Day Stationary by The Alison Show (Free) So many sweet Mama gifts are popping up all over, aren’t they? It’s hard not to get caught READ MORE