Aug
27

Trending: Embroidery

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Black Geometric Art Deco Hand Embroidered Pendant //
Embroidered Totem Chiffon Pleated Dress // Fruit Embroidered DIY Coasters

Embroidery is one of those trends that ebbs and flows, but never truly goes away in entirety. I think that has more to do with the style than the technique, because it can be everything from intricate and Victorian in nature to geometric and modern. We’e all seen it play out this summer on light and airy sundresses, so I’m interested in seeing how (and if) it translates to fall’s fashions!

 

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DIY Embroidered Postcards // DIY Hand Embroidered Peter Pan Collar //
Geometric Gem Brooch Set

 

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Personalized Wedding Keepsake // Little White Lies Embroidered Shift Dress //
Embroidered Sing Dress

Aug
19

A Fresh Start

You know that scene in You’ve Got Mail where Tom Hank’s character tells Meg Ryan’s that if he knew her address he would send her a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils? That’s exactly how the beginning of the school year makes me feel, even though I’m no longer a student and don’t have kids. There’s just something in the air that to me signifies a fresh start, maybe even more than New Year’s does. I still troll the school supplies section as soon as it hits the big box stores, but I hold myself to one purchase. Usually a new notebook.

 

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ROW 1: Copper Foil and Grey Notebook // Flying Birds Notebook // Ombre Grid Notebooks x3    ROW 2: Foiled Grid Book // State Fair Journal    ROW 3: Yummy Composition Book // Japanese Grid Book // One Day Notebook

 

Aug
11

Crepes 10 Ways

Crepes are pancake’s skinnier sister, though we don’t discriminate. Where pancakes can be heavy in your mis-section, crepes are light. Pancakes are best paired with sweet toppings, whereas crepes can be stuffed or topped with sweet or savory. They’re just a fantastic palette for whatever delicious things you have on hand to pair with them. (And that’s not even taking into account the varied flavors you can create for the crepes themselves.) Here are ten takes on crepes to get your mouth watering!

 

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Jul
23

Summertime Hellos

Summer snail mail is some of my favorite to send and receive. Maybe it brings back memories of simpler times, when email and cell phones weren’t commonplace and summers were spent at camp. My mom would send me a card with a letter every. single. day. (She’s the best.) And I still have every one to this day. (In a box alongside my color war flags and camp crafts, obvs.) I think I need to read them over again sometime soon, and maybe send off a few of these summertime hellos to surprise some friends!

 

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ROW 1: Bobbies – Note to Self: The Print Shop // Handsome Marble A2 Stationery – Paper Source // Happy Camper – Red Cap Cards    ROW 2: Volcanoes Notecards – Marie Delafon // Letterpress Scorpio Star Sign Card – Hammerpress // Golden Rule Thank You Cards – Pei Design    ROW 3: Blueberry Print Everyday Card – Hooray Today // Heart Card – Karolin Schnoor    ROW 4: Amigo Postcard – Lilco Letterpress // Water Melon – Muchoucas Design // Be Steadfast – Survival Letterpress    ROW 5: Home in the Woods – Red Cap Cards // Hello Letterpress Card Set – Allison Cornu // Wrapped Bundle of Three – The Hungry Workshop

 

Jul
16

12 July DIYs

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Jul
11

Summer Staple: Ice Cream Sandwiches

After a week of ice cream, lemonade, popsicles, and potato salad we’re wrapping up our week of summer staples with one of the most portable of treats – ice cream sandwiches! And we’re going far beyond the traditional chocolate with vanilla ice cream that we all grew up with smeared on our hands and faces.

 

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Jul
10

Summer Staple: Potato Salad

Few things beat a fresh bowl of potato salad, especially when served with baked beans and something hot off the grill. (Drool.) I love that it’s one of those dishes that can be incredibly versatile as well. One day I’ll share my Grandma’s recipe which is famous among hundreds, but for now these nine will have to do! (Other summer staples: ice cream, lemonade, and popsicles)

 

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Jul
09

Summer Staple: Popsicles

So far we’ve covered ice cream and lemonade in our week of summer staple recipes. Today we’re talking about a treat that’s somehow both traditional and trendy all at once – the popsicle! I have very vivid memories of spending hot days at my great aunt’s pool, coming inside to cool down and argue with my cousins over who got a banana popsicle and who got a chocolate one from the bulk bag she bought at the grocery store. All I know is it’s a good thing some of these flavors weren’t an option back then, or there would have been some hair pulling! We’ve included a few boozy options for the adults below, so take note.

 

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Jul
08

Summer Staple: Lemonade

Day two of summer staples has us singing the praises of lemonade in its myriad of forms. With fruit, with herbs, or just made the traditional way plain and simple. There are few things more quintessentially summer than sitting outside, wiping sweat from your brow, and sipping on a glass of sweet-tart goodness. (Monday: Ice Cream)

 

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Jul
07

Summer Staple: Ice Cream

In summers past I’ve chosen one treat and focused on it in a mega post. (See: 108 Ways to Scream for Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet + More and Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt + Sorbet – Oh My!) This year I’ve decided on a different tactic in order to cover more ground. Every day this week we’ll be posting a roundup of a food that’s nothing less than a summertime staple. We’re starting off the week with the most obvious classic – ICE CREAM!

 

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