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Treasury Time {It's Valentines's day darling!}

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I had so much fun curating this celebratory themed Valentine’s day Etsy treasury… It makes me want to put up pretty Valentine’s day decor, have a few friends over, and drink pink cocktails! Cheers! Take a look at all the fantastic finds right here!

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Featured above from the top {1  2  3  4  6  7  8}

Super Secret Job Revealed!

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Remember that super secret project we were working on a few weeks ago, well I am so excited to finally be able to share the results. Our very own intern turned full time designer Sarah had the opportunity to attend The Ellen Show a few weeks ago. Together with Czar Press we hand crafted this very special gift for Ellen and Portia and here are the gorgeous results!!

Sarah hand made these fabulous matchbook style boxes, and the stationery was hand letterpress printed with a subtle edge painted detail.

Craft Camp for grown ups!

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I just thought I would share with you what is on my mind recently. I am trying to figure out how I can get to The Makerie next year. For those of you not familiar, it’s basically like my dream come true. A 2 day craft retreat where you choose your workshops, enjoy meals with your craft mates, complete with yoga and hiking! I mean seriously who wants to go with me? How can we make this happen!?

I love the way the Ali describes how The Makerie came to be. Here is an excerpt “…this journey began in pre-school where we were given endless opportunities to explore our creativity. Every child was an artist and I fell in love with making things by hand…The heart of the Makerie is to honor the creative spirit in all of us. When creativity becomes part of your life, you look at the world in new ways, you become more playful, and the possibilities seem endless. For me, I have always been a dreamer and hold the utmost admiration for people who follow their dreams…”

The workshops include food styling and food photography workshops by the brilliant Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille, crochet magic taught by Jenny Doh, and shoot your product taught by Alessandra Cave. There are tons more workshops too…go check them out. Then come back and tell me, who’s going with me!?

Mom Monday {latest loves}

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I just had to share my latest loves with all you moms today! Happy mom monday!

How gorgeous are these plush beauties!? By the amazingly talented EvaJuliet.

The most precious crowns and head-pieces for the little ones I have ever seen! By crowned embellishments. Swoon!!

My mother sent me this gorgeous maternity collection, Hatch Collection. I mean seriously did you know maternity clothes could be so chic!? Leave it to my mother to discover it. Upon further research I saw that the adorable Joy of Oh Joy writes for their blog! Go check it out!

Handmade Project inspirations

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I am currently working on a very special branding project. Here just a few inspirations I have collected.

images from the top via {black and white photo; pretty dresses; newborn ruffle lace wrap; seashell princess}

via {sequin bonnet; jewelry display; doily dolls; gorgeous green room}

via {life-size dolls by Jess Brown spotted here; diy Yarn letters; green owl + dress; owl door knob hanger}

Can’t wait to share this project with you guys!! So close to my heart.

Cozy Cozy Cozy

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If you can’t tell from this post I am really looking forward to taking a few days off next week, curling up by the fire with a cozy blanket, a hot mug of cocoa, my baby girl and watching the snow fall outside! Ooh doesn’t that sound like heaven!?

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{1} via Wink {2} via Pinterest {3} snowfall print from Poppytalk {4} desire to inspire via Pinterest {5} lavender hot chocolate from a la mode journals via Pinterest

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{6} the epitome of what I want to do for the holidays! from Dress Design Decor via Pinterest {7} pretty knit tights via Pinterest {8} blanket lust from Sunday in Bed via Pinterest

Stay Cozy! xoxo

DIY Project {sparkle ornaments}

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I recently needed a last minute ornament for an ornament exchange I attended, so I whipped up one of these at midnight the night before the party! It was so well received I figured I would share with you how to make one yourself. It is so easy, and the results are quite sparkle fabulous!

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You will need: 1.a shot glass or  a bottle with a small opening  2.glue (preferrably Gem-Tac)  3.Small rhinestones (preferably swarvoski crystals)  4.toothpicks  5.ornaments that need some extra sparkle  Another tip that really helps you pick up the tiny little stones is if you put a small amount of glue on the end of a toothpick and allow it to dry completely. Then you can use the end with the dried glue to pick up the stones! It works great!

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Step 1- Place your ornament on the opening of a shot glass or bottle, hook side down.  Step 2- Take the tiniest amount of glue on the end of a clean toothpick and make small tiny dots all the way around the ornament in alternating lines (this does not need to be exact so not to worry)  Step 3- Take your toothpick with the dried glue and pick up the stones one at a time. Very lightly press one into each dot of glue. Allow to dry and voila!

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If you want to take this one step further, adorn each with a fun colored ribbon. Don’t be afraid to play with different colors and shapes of ornaments. Go dig up some old ornaments in your attic and give them a makeover. These make great handmade gifts! Good luck! Send me any pictures if you decide to make some! xoxo

Paloma's Nest Love

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I recently ordered something from Paloma’s Nest (I want everything on her site, its hard to restrain myself). I worked with Caroline to create a custom bowl for a dear friend of mine as a wedding present. The bride and groom used imagery of feathers and hibiscus throughout their ceremony and reception in memory of close relatives that had passed away. We used these special images along with their names and wedding date to adorn this gorgeous bowl. Thank you Caroline!! So in love with it, and the happy couple was blown away.

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I was also completely smitten with the packaging. I mean that little wooden thank you star!? LOVE!! Now I just need to get some custom ornaments, a garland…

Mom Monday {hip baby gift guide}

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To continue with the gift guides I have put together some gifts for the hip baby in your life!

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{1} first and one of my favorites are baby legs. as you can see Piper really likes hers!  {2} pretty much anything from Blabla kids is amazing. I really wanting the rattles for Piper though. {3} Dwell Studio is making the most gorgeous wooden puzzles. Like this owl and tree one! So fabulous.  {4} Dwell Studio‘s new baby clothes are so adorable, this one even matches Piper’s crib sheets so of course its on the list!  {5} I am finding that Piper is way more into soft teething toys then those cold plastic ones, so this fabric book is perfect! {6} and lastly how gorgeous and what a chic gift would these rattles be? I have never seen anything like them before! LOVE! happy gifting! xoxo

My Baby Shower {handmade gifts}

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Over the next few days I will be sharing some of my favorite details from my baby shower. Today I wanted to show you some of the gorgeous handmade gifts I received and am loving!

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This gift was given to me by our very own Jane, who graciously allowed Emily and the grandmas-to be to host the shower at her gorgeous  home. This gift was wrapped by the fabulous ladies at The Favour, who specialize in favors and specialized gifts. They are such a great resource for bridal shower favors, wedding favors etc. My favorite part is their unique and whimsical take on wrapping. They certainly showed their talents on this gift by creating an entire Alice in Wonderland scene atop of the present!! I was so excited I only unwrapped it part way and am keeping it wrapped until its time to use the gift!

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I was so excited to receive a Molly Jay owl piece. If you haven’t seen her work yet you really MUST check out her etsy site. It’s packed full of unique and original paintings and mixed media pieces. I am so loving all things owl and this will go perfect in the nursery. Oh and did I mention Molly is an insanely talented musician!? Check out her music. She is one of my favorites.

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Finally there are these insanely amazing toadstools that Emily and her mother, Wendy, made for me. They are absolutely perfect for the nursery. How Alice in Wonderland are these?! Yes Emily definitely knows me pretty well. Stay tuned for more details from my baby shower coming up!