Friday, March 7, 2014
Hello there, friends! I'm really looking forward to this weekend because it looks like we might finally get some good weather this weekend. Is that happening where you live too?
And oh boy, do I have a great roundup of favorite links this week. I'd like to think there's something for everyone this week. Hope you enjoy 'em!
1 | Oh how I love a pretty nursery! I can't wait to design one one day, but for now, I'm just taking notes :). Katie Bower has baby boy #3 due in less than a week, so I don't know how she managed to pull off finishing #2's nursery this week, but it's adorable.
2 | Have y'all seen the latest Cadillac commercial? I find myself torn between loving it because it's ridiculous and describes American workoholism so humorously, but hating it at the same time because what they're saying is true. Our Freaking Budget describes my feelings about the commercial perfectly in their post this week (you can see the commercial over there too).
3 | Ever wanted to turn your hand-drawn art into digital art? Jones Design Company has a great tutorial and a super cute freebie print!
4 | The Nester always impresses me, and this week she talked about turning a hopeless room into something beautiful without getting overwhelmed or going bankrupt. Read it. You'll be encouraged if you're stuck in a decorating funk.
5 | Well shoot. After seeing Sherry's adorable hand-stitched quilt she made for her soon-to-be-born baby boy, I want to make one of these myself. New baby gift idea?
6 | Yum! How good does this skinny parmesan spinach dip look? And yes, I did say skinny!
7 | Ok, one more nursery (promise I don't have any news to share! ;) ). I love the globes that Carrie added to her little man's room. They're the perfect addition to that corner.
8 | How stinkin' cute is this paper mache alphabet art? I think it would be cute hanging in a playroom or kid's room.
That's it folks! Hope y'all have wonderful and relaxing weekends!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
In case you're new around here, once a month wraps up, I always like to take a quick look back and highlight some of my favorite projects. It's nice to see where I've been up to, and it also makes it easy for y'all to catch up on any posts you may have missed.
Let's take a look back at February!
I had fun experimenting with and repurposing plastic spoons to create this Valentine's Day heart garland. If there's a next time, I think I'll actually buy plastic spoons in the appropriate colors to avoid the mess of having to paint plastic (or buy some spray paint made for plastic). Hand painting was fine for this project, but if it needed to be durable or "chip-proof" at all, this certainly wouldn't have been the right paint!
I flexed my typography muscles and created some DC-shaped art for the city I love and will be leaving all too soon! If you love DC too, you can buy one of the prints from my Etsy shop.
Speaking of leaving DC, I detailed our next adventure in this state of the blog address. We're headed to Philadelphia this summer! Hello cheesesteaks and American history!
Y'all seemed to dig this round up of photography tips I pulled together in February, so I'll keep my eye out for more of those for a future post. I'm always eager to learn more and improve my skills, and apparently y'all are too!
I love the little West Elm-inspired makeover I gave my bedside table for the Be Bold Challenge. I'm so glad I took a risk on making the little wood tiles - they turned out even better than I imagined!
And finally, I showed off one of my tricks for keeping my office organized and my workflow efficient: magazine files! These little things are really hard workers in my tiny office area.
That wraps up February's favorite posts! I'll be back tomorrow with my favorite links from around the web this week!