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recycle your old sweater – DIY

I didn't wear this short sleeve, cowl neck sweater at all last winter (please excuse the glow-in-the-dark jewelry, it was Halloween!). Instead of tossing it, I'm transforming it into three different, fashion-forward accessories, a short infinity scarf, boot toppers, and…

DIY hostess gifts – links

DIY polka dot napkins These unique host(ess) gifts are inspired and can be whipped up fairly easily. What a thoughtful way to say thank you for a party or a shared meal this holiday season.  (more…)

creative block busters – links

I'm feeling a little low on inspiration today. That happens every now and again, so I thought I'd share some inspiring and practical links with you.   (Please click on each photo for it's source) * 7 Ways To Boost Your…

links – DIY kraft paper ideas

Succulent Party Favors/Table Place Names I love brown kraft paper. I keep a roll handy for wrapping gifts and was covering a present for my Dad this week when I started thinking about other creative ways to use it. It's…

DIY window panel table linens (no sew)

I have a lot of trouble finding table cloths and runners that I find even vaguely attractive. They are generally ugly and expensive! My secret find has been these window panels from here. They are around $20 each, so it's…

DIY chevron stripe cork board

I was inspired by those clever jewelry storage solutions collected here, last week. First, I did the clean-out. I dumped all of my bangles, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in one place and wiped out the drawer, trays, and Ikea jewelry…

flower style

I love these white mini hydrangeas and I've found that my local supermarket sells good quality, long lasting flowers (roses from there last weeks!) at very reasonable prices, but I don't like giving posies, in their rubber bands and supermarket…

Cool DIY’s – links

1. DIY zen garden 2. DIY glam fringe necklace 3. DIY colorful home4. DIY new life for your old jeans 5. DIY wine cork pendants6. DIY creative & cool chandeliers

hand-made thank you cards

I spent my weekend celebrating Bastille Day (also my birthday!) and wanted to thank my friends and family for the thoughtful gifts, the old-fashioned way. I love beautiful cards and stationery so I set myself the challenge of creating something…