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Last Minute DIY Halloween Mask

If you still haven't organized your Halloween costume and you're feeling crafty, check out Steve  Wintercroft's UK website. You can purchase (for around USD $10) and download a template for a cool low poly mask that you can print out…

DIY Painted Pumpkins and other Halloween spookiness

I'm painting instead of carving this Halloween. Pearlized paint from my local craft supplies shop, transformed these grocery store pumpkins into magical fairy tale creations. It was an easy job which I did over the course of an evening to…

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…

Tara

Tara Hirshberg is a name you're going to hear a lot. She is a jewelry designer who has made the leap from the art world where she ran her own gallery and still acts as a consultant curating private collections.…

taking inspiration

The last few weeks have been filled with inspiring messages for me. A girlfriend called with tickets to hear astronaut Captain Mark Kelly and his beautiful wife Congresswoman Gabby Giffords speak. This extraordinary couple, who have each achieved so much…

aaron sorkin on writing

 I love The Newsroom and every Aaron Sorkin TV show and movie I've ever seen: The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Social Network, to name a few. He is a writer's screen-writer, never relying on special…