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Printable Chalkboard Gift Tags for Any Occasion

It is always nice to have a stash of cute gift tags on hand to dress up a gift. Here is a set of six that you can download and print onto card stock and use for any occasion. I designed this set using the charming chalkboard look to add a sweet message with a… Read more.


We are Loving: Sunny Yellow

I decided on sunny yellow for the theme of today’s board simply because it’s been raining cats and dogs here in Portland and I felt like we needed some brightness in our lives today!  Plus it ties in perfectly with the lovely Bohemian Spring Wedding Invitation on Elli which I just love. So here are… Read more.

Napkin Garland

DIY Paper Napkin Flower Garland + Tutorial

Cocktail napkins, ribbon and those cheerio looking reinforcement labels are all you will need to make this delicate blooming garland. This little tutorial is a quick yet gorgeous way to decorate for  a bridal shower, baby shower or wedding reception. Though I used the white cocktail napkins that we had here at our studio, you… Read more.

Chalk Painted Furniture

DIY Chalk Paint Furniture

Happy Friday! Today I want to show you a quick and easy way to make a “needs a little love” piece of furniture look fabulous. My friends who spend time at my loft know that I have a thing for painted furniture. This thing happened about two years ago when I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk… Read more.


Favorite Trend: Funky Fresh Florals

Everything is coming up roses (tulips, daises, lilies and more!) this spring. One of the more cheerful trends of the season, florals can be funky and fun as well as sweet and feminine. Style icon Alexa Chung mixes flower prints with leather for a fun and flirty look. You can add a dash of floral… Read more.


Printable Woodland Friends Bookmarks

Maybe because it is warming up outside my thoughts are drifting towards all things nature. My thoughts transitioned into doodles and out popped these six woodland friends, all ready to mark the pages of a good book or magazine. I designed these bookmarks with kids in mind but then these little spring buddies are great… Read more.


We are Loving : Rustic Charm

I love the idea of a rustic barn wedding…. so intimate and relaxed and full of charm. It looks like this trend will continue this year, not only in wedding but also in home and fashion. So here is my rustic round-up! 1. Antler Lamp from Nebraska Furniture  2. Horseshoe Necklace by Keep it Close … Read more.

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Hand Painted Rug

Painting a Chevron Rug Video Tutorial

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share today’s post. Not only is it a home decor project (my favorite kind), but we shot a video tutorial as well. Yes, a video! To give you a little background this project has been on my “post hot list” for a few months now. I painted the… Read more.

Bear Hugs Tag

Happy Valentines Day! Plus Mini Bows and Bear Hugs

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We have had too much fun with posts featuring hearts, red roses, glitter. . . and are looking forward to more love themed posts next year. Even though as an adult, Valentine’s Day is about amorous love, I like the grade school tradition of sharing sentiments with all of one’s classmates. So today… Read more.

Favorite Trend: Sinuous Shapes and Exotic Pattern

Favorite Trend: Sinuous Shapes and Exotic Pattern

Just in time to celebrate the Year of the Snake, exotic serpentine shapes, patterns, and prints are winding their way into everything from home decor to jewelry to fashion. We’re so inspired by the natural geometry and striking patterns of snakeskin, especially replicated in textiles, wallpapers, and fabrics. Snake-inspired jewelry has also proven to be… Read more.