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5 Delicious DIYs

Once a month, I get to sit with a bunch of women and men, many who are friends, and play - we draw, we paint, we sculpt. It's such a cool  break from our everyday lives. We take the lessons…

New look!

Welcome to my new look blog. I've been thinking about how I wanted to update "Trace" since the beginning of summer, but it took me a while to pin down how I wanted it to change, and how to go…

DIY succulent garden

A modern succulent garden can be a quick affordable DIY. I love the lines of this bowl for our mini indoor/outdoor garden. Even though it doesn't look it, it's a melamine bowl from Target. (more…)

DIY indoor orchid garden

Beautiful containers filled with multiple orchids can run into the hundreds of dollars but they look amazing. This arrangement was put together for a fraction of the cost of one created by a florist and took hardly any time to…

6 easy DIY projects to get your place cozy for Fall

Clipboard Chic There's something about the cooler weather that makes you feel a bit more crafty than usual. Here are some links to the coolest DIY projects this Fall. A lot of them will only take a few minutes, others…

DIY handmade greeting cards

Thank you notes are one of the nicest things to receive. Many successful people swear by them, including the great Barbara Walters. I go through stages where I'm really good about writing thank you notes and then I trail off.…

DIY gift tote

When a friend has helped me out I've sometimes put together a basket of goodies to say thanks, or I've found one already wrapped and ready to go. This week a lovely family really stepped up when I needed them…

DIY – how to distress your denim skirt

I love my denim skirt. I must have owned it for a decade. It's a Gap skirt and it's seen me through a lot! It could do with an update though. If you remember, we distressed an old pair of…