Buy or DIY: Wall Hangings

Has anyone else been enamored with woven and tassel wall hangings? (No, just me? whatever).

Like seriously my Pinterest is flooded with them. At Texas Style Council Camp last year we had this as a DIY activity. Let’s talk about time consuming. Granted, most things in life worth doing are. I still want to try my hand at making my own, but luckily there are quite a few on Etsy and I’ve bought one from the Dallas Flea before.

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So whatcha think? Are you into the trend? Would you buy or diy?

Buy or DIY: Wall Hangings

Crafting Dates

There are few things better than waking up on a Saturday morning and enjoying a little crafting with your friends. This weekend Traci and I hosted a succulent planting party (complete with iced coffee and mimosas).

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Here are a few tips for hosting a fun planting party:

  • Stock up on fun containers – anything goes! Check the dollar section of Target, etc
  • Make sure to share knowledge of how to best plant succulents (if the pot doesn’t drain, you’ll need rocks in it to avoid root rot)
  • I like doing this as a BYOB, but provide basic coffee and some snacks

I love all the planters we created (also nothing beats the blues about not having summer off like having a happy plant at your desk). What’s your ideal crafting date?

Crafting Dates

Great Weekends

Sometimes you just have really, really good weekends. The kind of weekends that make you remember how awesome life can be in the most simple ways!

It was one of those weekends. And like all good weekends, it started with nail art.

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nail art


I went to Central Market and couldn’t help snagging some flowers.


I saw this on Pinterest and had to give it a whirl. I call it cookieception (a cookie inside a cookie). Just bake halfway through plop a a circus cookie on top, finish baking and voila!



Naturally, I did some DIYs. I love the pom ring and tassel key chain. Oh and still trying to perfect DIY midi rings. They are all love children of my I’m-not-paying-for-that-I-can-make-it attitude that often comes on in boutiques and Anthro…

pom ring

tassle key ring

midi ring diy

But I did cave at the huge Anthropologie sale section and bought these flats. Whoops….


I also watched Mean Girls twice and went to Spiral Diner with a friend. So all in all, a GREAT weekend. What did you do?


Great Weekends

It’s almost December

It has been too LONG since I have posted. Sometimes you just get busy living.

Last month, Casey and I visited our friend Alex in the L.A. area. It was amazing to see her – I missed that little nugget so much!


I also took a calligraphy class recently- it was amazing! I definitely plan on taking the advanced class soon.


I’ve also begun my Christmas wrapping – I love adding small bottle brush trees with some super thick baker’s twine.

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It’s almost December

Gold Confetti Vase

ALL GOLD EVERYTHING! Or at least that’s how I have felt lately. I’ve had this plain jane vase sitting around for a while and luck would have it, I just bought new gold paint.

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Martha is the queen of crafty. I’ve yet to be disappointed by her products.
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Well there you have it. It’s a perfect addition moving into fall and Christmas time!
Gold Confetti Vase