lately…

sugar cookies

Though you could probably say this about many (or most!) seasons of my life, things have been particularly crazy lately. Around the start of the year, my husband and I sat down to examine, prioritize and ruthlessly eliminate in order to give our life a little breathing room. For now, that means that Shiny Happy […]

a handmade holiday- DIY neighbor gifts

handmade holiday DIY neighbor gifts

One last day of Handmade Holiday goodness, friends! Hasn’t it been fantastic? Be sure to go check out DIY hot chocolate sticks by See Vanessa Craft… …these sweet tidings of joy jars by Frog Prince Paperie… …and these DIY snowman kits by Confetti Sunshine. Thanks for joining us for A Handmade Holiday!

a handmade holiday- DIY party decorations

a handmade holiday- DIY party decor ideas

Even after all of the Handmade Holiday goodness these last two days, we are only halfway through! Today’s DIY party decorations are both fabulous, and DIY-able. Head over to check out ornament party favors by love the day… …and then this DIY Christmas light garland by Paging Supermom… …and these DIY ornament party drinks by […]

DIY washi tape christmas ornament

a handmade holiday- DIY ornaments

We’re so thrilled to be sharing a DIY Christmas Ornament as part of A Handmade Holiday’s party hop today! I consider myself to be a minimalist, generally speaking. However, I cannot seem to whittle my Christmas ornament collection (and keep adding to it!). This year, a little washi-tape Christmas tree was an absolutely necessary addition […]

a handmade holiday- DIY gift wrap & holiday banners

DIY happy holidays banner- A Handmade Holiday Party Hop

Remember earlier this year when we collaborated with a crazy-talented group of bloggers on the Star Gazing Party? Well, we’re back with another party hop, this time centered around the theme of Handmade Holidays. Today, five fabulously talented bloggers are sharing DIY gift wrap, buntings, garlands and banners. Be sure to go check out- …this […]

DIY gold cake stand

DIY gold cake stand

I have a bit of a metallic spray paint fetish lately- I just can’t stop spray painting things gold (and copper, and silver). When I saw this cake stand in the 90% off section at Hobby Lobby (making it a whole $3), I knew just what to do. Three (maybe four?) light coats of gold […]

a bouquet of fall-ish wooden spoons

how to make patterned wooden spoons

These patterned wooden spoons, all decked out in fabulous reds, oranges, yellows and golds, add a little special nod to fall when paired with a yummy treat (any of these pumpkin treats would do!). TO MAKE- Gather red, yellow, orange and gold washi tape. Lay a line of washi tape across the bottom of the […]

hot air balloon birthday party

hot air balloon party decor ideas

This Up, Up and Away hot air balloon birthday party for our two year old buddy, Hazel, was fun to put together and even more fun to attend (as the mama of two of the party guests, I can attest to this first hand). Hazel’s mama, Liz, and I are a match made in party […]

up, up and away hot air balloon party

hot air balloon birthday party invite

Remember the darling Miss Hazel (of bicycle party fame)? Well, she recently turned two and had a seriously cute hot air balloon party. Here’s a sneak peak before the weekend- can’t wait to share more details next week!

girly dinosaur party

neon pink and gold dinosaur party

One of my all-time favorite parties- this neon pink and gold girly dinosaur bash- is up at One Charming Party. There are also dinosaur party decor ideas… …a gold triceratops bust tutorial… …and a menu for an entire storebought treat table. Come on by and check it out!