Sorry I’ve been MIA longer than usual. This week has been extra unusually special. I started a new job and turned 29 on the same day. How about that. It’s been a great week, but this one is gonna be just as full since it will be my first full week of work in over a month. Here’s hoping I’ll be seeing you around in the blogosphere sooner rather than later!
The weather has been amazing the past two days. It really makes you wanna start planting some pretties and yummies to breathe a little life and color into the home.
This plant pot cover is soooo easy, it’s ridiculous.
This cute plant pot starter, but this one is a little more kid friendly that I plan on doing with my little Elise soon. She’s finally at an age where she adores getting her hands dirty.
On another note, this is such a cute and easy way to display prints in your home. This is a great idea for renters or for people who have the tendency to redecorate frequently (like me!)
Hope you’re having a great week! These projects are making me excited to get my hands in the dirt during the weekend! Got a few projects you’re excited to get started on?
Please, please just watch this video about how to be awesome from The Allison Show. Right now.
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A few things I made, read or discovered this week:
This week was, of course, all about that big lovely dovey Valentines Day. I was supposed to have a craft party on the eve of valentines, but the weather in these parts have been wild, crazy and snowy, so it was sadly cancelled. But I did get to make a valentines day party photo booth backdrop that I was absurdly proud of.
Tried out this mini love messages project this week. It was really lovely in theory but really had a problem at the end.
My party decor shop (Celebrate!) is now live on Etsy! There isn’t much on there yet but just excited that its coming together.
Another shop that went live this week was frolick and whimsy, my mother’s knitted clothing shop for the kiddos.
I’m a huge fan of simple projects, but maybe I can break out of my routine and challenge myself a bit with this lovely crepe paper flower.
It’s a little early to start thinking about plants and gardening, but I love this project to make a DIY cement plant post!
These watercolor paper flowers are gorgeous.
I loved watching this amazing video that is all about some geometrical heart love.
The little things, y'all. It's all about the little things you do.
And this little project to make some sweet wine glass shades so that you can set the mood for your special someone, is exactly the kind of little thing you can do to make any evening a little more special.
What are your Valentine’s plans this week? I’m definitely into sharing the love with all the special someones in my life during this sweet, mushy time of the year. 🙂
This week has been a fantastic one for me. I made an important decision and have followed up by taking control of my career. This was followed by lots of planning, coffee, ice cream parties with the little one and focus. I also got to participate in something special and sweet this week that fills my heart with love.
Here’s a few of the highlights & discoveries of my week:
Wrap Your Lovey Dovey Gifts in this Beautiful Free Printable Heart Paper
I’m hosting a Vday Craft Party! This will be the first of a series of monthly seasonally-themed craft parties I’ll be hosting. This is one of the first steps in my business plan for The How-To Shop.
The way the weather has been the past few weeks finding ways to battle colds are more important than ever right now.
I love the simplicity of this Valentines Day craft project.
Have a fabulous weekend!
If you know anything about me, you know that I want to open a coworking space and studio for creatives in the city I live in Asheville, NC.
I’ve been “kicking” around the idea of doing a kickstarter campaign. I wanted to see how successful other similar campaigns were so I did a quick search and found some great inspiration (and positive results!).
Makeshift Society is a really awesome coworking space in San Francisco and now Brooklyn that is so inspiring to the vision I have for the one I’d like to open in Asheville.