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Sidewalk Wisdom

Walking my doggy around the block in my new/old neighborhood led me to this beautiful series of chalk messages this week. What a fantastic gift for those of us walking up the hill from the beach, right at the steepest…

Setting A Deadline

It's so easy to put things off. Take my last two weeks. I haven't posted here, even though I fully intended to. I even had posts photographed and written. I had some great excuses — I moved house among other…

Not inspired, unnerved

I like to post something inspiring on a Wednesday. The middle of the week is when I need a little uplifting, but I’m guessing we’re all just doing our best to get through each day after the seeing the horrific…

DIY Marbled Cards

I tried marbelizing paper once. It was a delicate, messy, drippy experience. This is not that. It's quick and satisfying, okay it's a bit messy, but it's so much easier. The step by step instructions are here. The two main…

DIY Modern Fall Wreath

I have been re-using these simple square craft-store wire frames for almost a year now (see previous wreaths here: Spring, Holiday, succulent). They have been a great little investment! For my Fall wreaths, I used thin green florists' wire (which…

DIY Black & White hand painted cards

Black and white has been big in interior design for the past year or so. These one-of-a-kind greeting cards play off this modern, cool trend. They're striking, easy to create, and gorgeous to receive. I had some card stock left…