string of flowers

string of flowers

  It's not really that surprising that I've made yet another garland, is it? This one is full of color and screams spring. Just what we need. So remember my turquoise ladder? I initially made it for my Christmas advent calendar, but knew I would use it all year long. It was so happy to have this springy flower garland draped across it.   To start, you'll need some fun springy paper. I would recommend using … [Read more...]

music monday: it’s raining beatles!

The Beatles Love

  I love music. As I've previously mentioned. My absolute favorite band is The Beatles. I mean, seriously, is there anything like em?     Thanks to my wonderful friend Rea, Curtis and I were able to see Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles on saturday night in Salt Lake. And it was amazing! I have seen quite a few Beatles tribute bands, but none compares to Rain. They went through all the different eras and styles of … [Read more...]

peep show!

indiana peep

  Every year The Washington Post has a Peeps Diorama Contest. If you haven't ever seen Peep dioramas you seriously need to get on their website and look at them. They are hilarious! They have pictures from all the past Peep diorama entries and once you start looking at them you just can't get enough. As mentioned in a previous post, I spent last week visiting Alison and we had our own peep diorama contest. It was girls vs. boys and so … [Read more...]

paper chandelier

paper chandelier

  Hello to you all. I spent last week visiting Alison and as a result of all the ridiculous amounts of fun we had, not to mention some pretty late nights, I'm suffering from the biggest fun hangover of my life. But I regret nothing!! It was so fantastic! The fact that our husbands are also best friends boosts the fun factor exponentially. We were all having so much fun that we stayed an extra day. If we had stayed another day it … [Read more...]

plant propagation 101

philodendron cutting

  prop·a·ga·tion 1. multiplication or increase. 2. the process of spreading to a larger area or greater number. Or as I like to call it, getting more plants from the ones you already have. I love house plants. I have over sixty of them. Yep, six zero. Today I've got an easy tutorial on how to propagate plants. It doesn't matter if you have a green thumb or not, this couldn't be easier.   This is a philodendron. A … [Read more...]

diy book lamp

book lamp

  I got this idea from Pinterest and have been wanting to make it for months. Well, I finally got it made and p.s. I'm in love! Have you ever seen such a fantastic lamp!?!   I had a really fun time making this lamp. I've made quite a few lamps in my day, but none quite like this. I started with a pile of books I picked up from the local thrift store. I also had a lamp kit and a threaded rod.   I put … [Read more...]

i {heart} garlands


    Happy Friday everyone! And happy March! Hopefully we can start getting some spring weather....sometime. This snow has got to go. I know I've said this before, but I love garlands. Love. Love. Love! Garlands seem to be my go-to for everything. Parties. Holidays. Everyday decorating. Gifts. You name it. My first thought is always, "What kind of garland can I make?" Here's the latest from my garland … [Read more...]