Monday, October 9, 2017

DIY clay macaron photo holder


These DIY clay macaron photo holders are a fun way to display photos (or in the above case, postcards) that add a pop of color to your display. Although fair warning- it may lead to you going out to get actual macarons.  

Sunday, September 24, 2017

DIY flower wall



H refers to this project as the "art installation" in our apartment. While I feel it's a stretch to call it such, it is a bit of something I've never done before. I've seen flower walls on Instagram with what I presume to be real, fresh flowers and dried flowers. While using either of the two for a flower wall makes for beautiful decor, the idea of staining the walls of our rental apartment quickly nipped that idea in the bud (pun intended). Instead, I created this DIY flower wall in our guest/study room using artificial flowers and washi tape. The result was better than I had hoped, and I'm so glad I finally got around to getting rid of atleast some of the negative space in that room.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

DIY sequined card


Taking a break from the calligraphied and florally inspired handmade cards to bring you this DIY sequined and stamped card that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday. While calligraphied cards are elegant and beautiful, they to take a bit of time and preparation. Chances are you'll mess up a few times and have to start over (I recommend practicing on separate paper first to warm up- I've wasted way too many cards), you need to prepare the ink, the nib and pen, find a card where the ink won't feather or bleed through, and the list goes on. This DIY sequined and stamped card is less messy, quicker, doesn't require practice (or talent, unless you count gluing and stamping as talents), and probably slightly cheaper. 

Continue reading the rest of the post to find out how to make this quick and cute card!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

morning glory muffins


I love carbohydrates, so it comes as no surprise that I love having muffins for breakfast. They're a great breakfast to grab and walk out the door with, and these morning glory muffins are slightly healthier than other muffin alternatives (hi, double chocolate chip muffins). The recipe calls for a half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flower mix, oat bran, and shredded carrots- healthier ingredients than what I usually put in my muffins. The coconut, applesauce, raisins, and walnuts create a delicious flavor that isn't overly sweet.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

what i'm feeling for: fall 2017

When I made my first "What I'm Feeling For" post back in Fall 2014, I didn't realize it would end up being one of my most popular posts on the blog. Though I can't say I'm still quite sure why it was such a popular post, I wanted to continue posting in this series (although the Fall 2014 post was my first and last for a while). Three years later and without further ado, here's a look at what I'm feeling for the upcoming season.