Inspired by color


If we’ve met in real life, you know that I love color.  While there is inspiration for color everywhere, I have been spending a lot of my online time at a few spots in particular.  Pinterest. COLOURlovers. we ♥ it.  These three sites, will give you enough color inspiration to last for weeks. I know there is a ton of talk about Pinterest right now.  It’s all true.  Pinterest is [Read More…]

Come Away With Me {Personalized World Map}


Lately I’ve had a fun time with a few home decor projects. Today’s personalized world map was easy to make and I love how it turned out.I found my inspiration over the weekend at Paper Source- a cute little card with some embroidery thread attached.  Lindsey showed me the specialty world map paper that they had and my wheels started turning. This big world map was born. Specialty paper at [Read More…]

Carrot Cake from anna and blue + free printable

Stefanie from anna and blue paperie is here today to share her Old Fashioned Carrot Cake with Maple-Cream Icing. Yum!  Stefanie took her traditional carrot cake recipe and turned them into cupcakes.  She finished them off with an adorable happy birthday topper.  She’s sharing it today as a free printable.  Thank you sweet Stefanie! Ever since my husband and I first dated, I would make his favorite cake for his [Read More…]

All I really need to know I learned from blog conferences….


Remember years ago when the lists came out for “All I really need to know I learned from…..__________(fill in the blank)?”  After returning from Bloggy Boot Camp in San Diego this weekend, I thought I’d share my take: All I really need to know I learned from blog conferences….. Mind your p’s and q’s.One of my mom’s favorite sayings growing up (Hi Mom! Yes, you were right).  Being polite and [Read More…]

Jorge’s Taco Soup: Sunday Share

Image It’s a rainy day here in L.A. Rainy days= perfect soup day. Can’t get much better than grilled cheese + tomato soup.  But here’s a really super simple soup recipe that I love: Jorge’s Taco Soup 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded1 can chicken broth1 c. cooked rice1/2 c. salsaCombine all ingredients and warm. Slice and add in 1 avocadoServe with tortilla chips.  Can add shredded cheddar (or jack/monterey [Read More…]

Quick Cleaning Tips


Image via Poppytalk Although I think I’ve got the craft thing down (sorta), my least favorite part is the aftermath and clean up.   My house looks like a bomb went off more than I care to admit.  I thought about titling my post: Quick Cleaning Tips {for when you are not busy making a mess}.  Might still change it. Image Am I alone on this?  I’m always looking for new [Read More…]

Easy St. Patrick’s Day girl t-shirt


Last week I shared an easy St. Patrick’s Day boy t-shirt. Using the same steps, I created a girls shirt: I used turquoise, pink and only added green for the dots on the i’s.   Just enough green to not get pinched.  :)  Favorite thing about these shirts? So simple and ridiculously quick.  Definitely doable in time for tomorrow.  And still cute! I’ve had an extra busy week with a couple [Read More…]

St. Patrick’s Day Green Meals


If you follow me on Facebook, you know that for Valentine’s Day I made a red and pink breakfast and a red dinner.  My kids told me several times that it was the best Valentine’s Day EVER.    So for St. Patrick’s Day, I will be making some green food and making their day a little more fun.   A little food coloring goes a looong way. Once upon a time, I [Read More…]

Shop Update: Wee Pereas (+ giveaway)

Congrats Crafty Tammie- you win. A while back I introduced you to the adorable shop, Wee Pereas. Beth’s shop recently had a little facelift and I love it even more!! So cute.  Same great products, just a different look and stomping grounds.  I know you will love it too: Greatest thing is that her shop has lots of products for both girls AND boys.The fabrics Beth uses are to die [Read More…]

Sunday Share: Frosted Orange Cookies


My mom used to make orange cookies that I loved.  Mmmmmm….just thinking about them reminds me of when I was little.   They are different from most cookies and perfect for spring.  I ran out of time this week to take a new picture- promise I will do that soon.  For now, don’t judge these yummy cookies on a crummy picture. Frosted Orange Cookies 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup [Read More…]