Nov
20

2015 Calendars: Part 3

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Imaginary Travels 2015 Calendar by Kirsten Sims // 2015 Calendar by SNUG.TOYBLOCKS // 2015 Calendar by Leah Duncan // Standing 2015 Desk Calendar by Ditto Ditto

 

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Jaunty Animals 2015 Calendar by Hello Small World // The National Parks 2015 Calendar by Sarah Vaughan // MMXV Gold Foil 2015 Calendar by Chelsey Dyer // Frankie Calendar 2015 by Frankie Press

 

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Kukkuu 2015 Wall Calendar by Marimekko // Mark’s 2015 Notebook Calendar by Omoi Zakka Shop // 2015 Calendar by Jeanetta Gonzales // Modern Calligraphy 2015 Calendar by Bloom Letterpress

Part 1 // Part 2

Nov
13

2015 Calendars: Part 2

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2015 Ferme Calendar by Ferme a Papier // 2015 Minimalist Wall Calendar by ReStyle Graphic // 2015 Hand-Lettered Wall Calendar by Stationery Bakery // Flower Laser Cut Desk Calendar by Avie Designs

 

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2015 Colors Wall Calendar by Dozi // Woodland Creatures 2015 Calendar by Carol Farrell // 2015 Fortune Cookie Calendar by Messy Bed Studio // 2015 Buildings of New York Calendar by mmmMAR

 

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2015 Prisms Calendar by Julia Kostreva // 2015 Calendar by Kristina Krogh // Pickles 2015 Calendar by Darling Clementine // Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2015 Calendar

Nov
10

12 November DIYs

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Nov
06

2015 Calendars: Part 1

I can hardly believe that it’s time to start thinking about 2015 and where I’ll keep track of my year. Wasn’t it just 1998? (Yeah, I’m dating myself here for sure.) Every week from now through the holidays we’ll be sharing a dozen calendars worthy of marking your days and keeping your life in order. Stayed tuned for a separate post series on planners, too!

 

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2015 Gift Wrap Calendar by Linda & Harriett // 2015 Honey Bee Wall Calendar by Rifle Paper Co. //
Universal Spirit 2015 Wall Calendar by Reverend Michael Alan // Cities by Rooftop 2015 Calendar
by Idlewild Co.

 

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2015 Monarch Flip Desk Calendar by Rifle Paper Co. // 2015 Letterpress Calendar by Linda & Harriett // Stir/Shake 2015 Calendar by red cruiser // Gold Foil 2015 Calendar by Leif Shop

 

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2015 Zodiac Calendar by Chelsey Dyer // 2015 XL Wall Calendar by 1 Canoe 2 //
2015 Energy Wreath Calendar by Katie Vernon // Kaleidoscope Flowers 2015 Calendar by Idlewild Co.

Nov
05

8 Leather Totes

Aside from chunky sweaters and scarves, not much screams AUTUMN! to me quite like a new leather bag. In this case, a tote. It’s time to swap out that light and airy canvas one from spring and summer for something a little more substantial for the colder months that are on their way.

 

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ROW 1: Dark Brown Leather Tote Bag // Large Black Leather Tote // Simple Leather Tote    ROW 2: The Monte Cristo Convertible Leather Tote // Leather Tote    ROW 3: Vintage The Bridge Leather Tote Bag // Light Brown Leather Tote Bag // Benecio Camel Tote

Oct
22

Zucchini Noodles 10 Ways

Since my diabetes diagnosis in May, zucchini noodles have been a saving grace. I don’t eat much meat, so pasta creations were a bi-weekly occurrence in my kitchen. And I hear you, I too was skeptical about squash replacing my precious carbs but quickly found out it’s way more about the texture and shape than the actual thing. I also quickly found out that using a mandolin to shave down the zucchini into pasta-like strands is preferable to my initial method of using a vegetable peeler, which created something a little bit too wide. And no, you will not hear me ever refer to them as zoodles.

 

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Oct
16

11 Mugs

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The time of year that demands steamy beverages and mugs you can wrap your hands around for warmth is knocking at the door! Most of us probably have a go-to favorite mug for such occasions, but if you’re like me there’s always an excuse to make room for another.

ROW 1: Limited Edition Winter Landscape Mug by Paper & Clay Studio // Mint Ceramic Mug by Biscuit Cuit // Handmade Porcelain Cup by Yulia Tsukerman    ROW 2: Ceramic Mug with Blue Circle by Yulia Tsukerman // Mug with Hooves by Bar Ceramics    ROW 3: Porcelain Doll Head Cup with Saucer by ENDEsign // Bryce Porcelain Espresso Mug by Red Raven Studios // Blackstone Tumbler by Waupecony River Studio
ROW 4: Reverse High Five Mug by Self Press Studio // 3D Nose Espresso Cup with Saucer by Kinsksa Shop // Copenhagen Mug in Mint + 22K Gold by Paper & Clay Studio

 

Oct
15

Countdown to Halloween

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, not Christmas – autumn, October, and Halloween. October 31st has long been a big deal in my family, from great aunts and uncles creating haunted houses in their basements to massive trick or treating, it’s given me some of my best memories. This year feels a bit out of whack since I’m still trying to get my house together post move and figuring out where the movers put everything (and yes, where I put everything while unpacking). I have pumpkins and mums decorating my front porch and a few favorite spooky pieces indoors, but the majority is in the basement. I’m hoping to dig a few more decorations out before hundreds of trick or treaters descend on my neighborhood (from the realtor’s lips to my ears) the night of the 31st. But if you’re more together than I am here are twenty-two of Halloween best ideas for you to tackle!

 

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ROW 1: Pop-Up Table Runner // Black and White Anatomical Printables // DIY Ghostly Mirror Images
ROW 2: Printable Trick or Treat Color Block Labels + Box Template // Straw Spider Web Wreath
ROW 3: DIY Halloween Invitations // DIY Halloween Silhouette Pitcher // Black Cocktail Rimming Sugar
ROW 4: Paper Star Lantern with Spider Web Cutouts // Set of 5 Halloween Cards // DIY Printable Trick-or-Treat Bag Labels

 

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ROW 1: Skeleton Hand Card // DIY Monster Candy Box // Gooey Monster Eye Cookies    ROW 2: Printable Halloween Party Invitations // Haunted Doll House    ROW 3: Vanilla Bean Skull Cake // Poison Toffee Apples // Printable Vintage Halloween Banner    ROW 4: Skull-Shaped Japanese Sugar //  // DIY Skull Planter

Sep
22

Lasagna 10 Ways

Until recently I never realized just how versatile lasagna can be. Of course the usual trifecta of pasta sheets, tomato sauce, and cheese is a sure win, but what about the myriad of fillings and forms – other than in a baking dish  – for you to get creative and choose from? Warm and gooey foods were made for cooler months… you see where I’m going with this right? Take a peek at lasagna ten ways, and then tell us about your favorite way to serve it at home.

 

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Sep
09

Road Snacks

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Hi! Kate here, from Cookie and Kate. I offer fresh, vegetarian recipes on my blog. I had the pleasure of getting to know Kelly when I was new to blogging and living in Oklahoma. My dog, Cookie, and I moved up to Kansas City a couple of years ago. Since Kelly is in the process of moving back to Pennsylvania, she asked me to share a few travel-friendly snacks. Safe travels, Kelly!

 

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Almond Honey Granola: This is my go-to granola recipe. It’s a great, wholesome snack for the road. You can eat it as is or stop for some yogurt and turn it into breakfast.

 

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Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Salad: This simple bean salad is packed with flavor. Store it in a spill-proof container and don’t forget your fork! It should last at room temperature for a few hours, but pack it in a cooler if you intend to wait any longer before eating. 

 

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Apricot Almond Bars: These knock-off Larabars are easy to make in a food processor and feature one of my favorite flavor combinations. They keep hunger pangs at bay in between meals. 

 

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Banana Coconut Muffins: These tasty muffins are more wholesome than most. They’re made with whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened with honey. Pro tip: Don’t leave your dog in the car with an open bag of muffins.