Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I'm excited to share a project with you today that I've posted on Design for Mankind. It's a canvas decorated with some items I was inspired by from my toolbox. Who would have thought washers and hex nuts could turn into wall art? Head on over to this weeks MakeKind column to see the full tutorial.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


photo from alt summit blog

It's no secret that I love Alt Summit and the other outlets Alt Summit is offering like their blog & channel to help like-minded bloggers and social media mavens gain helpful tips on how to grow their readership, create a better designed facebook page, build their photography skills, etc.  I regularly read the Altitude Summit Blog plainly because it's chock full of incredible content. Each post has been helpful to me, a newbie, in this blogging world. THANK YOU ALT SUMMIT! For blogging inspiration and business advice check out the new Alt blog.

My favorite post as of late is 8 Tips for Great Blogging by Ciera. Beyond just sharing bullet pointed tips, she dug deeper into each point and gave valuable and usable advice on how to be a better blogger. For instance, being personal was one of her tips and that's something I struggle with. I love creating content for my readers, but how do I infuse my personality and story behind the blog without it seeming like a stretch? She said to write the way you speak. How simple, yet necessary for me to hear! She gave other great tips like networking on and offline, creating a space worth following and more. 

Check out her post and more on the Altitude Summit Blog and let me know what you learn!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


shown above is have a ball is THE place to find the most amazing accessories to add a bit of whimsy to your wardrobe. From hair clips to shoe pom poms and everything in between, has so many options when you're needing just the perfect item to top off an outfit. And TODAY is debuting their newest black label collection! A few of my favorites below.

shown above on the left is the cake eater and on the right is over dressed

shown above on the left is florabunda and on the right is tiger lilly

Check it out the entire collection here and go snag yourself some amazingness! And then come back here and tell me which is your favorite piece in the new collection and tell me where you'd want to wear your!

*images used with permission from

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Did you guys see the contest on Design Sponge in partnership with Scotch Blue Painter's Tape last month? With so many amazing entries, I was so surprised and excited when I found out I was a finalist! You can see the first round of projects here and the rest here. Anyway, today I'm over on the Ampersand blog sharing the full tutorial of this project for this month's Getting Crafty column. Go see for yourself how you can make a custom painted clipboard.

* the ranunculus photograph within the above photograph is by jessica nichols.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Today I'm over on Design for Mankind, sharing how to make your very own tic tac toe board from items you most likely have around the house! Head on over to MakeKind to see what it's all about.