She bids you a Happy Halloween with last minute party ideas

Happy Halloween! I hope you’re donning a costume, or at the very least you’ve smeared some fake blood on your shirt. I’ve painted my nails a pumpkin orange, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. But I’m really tempted to run out and grab a super scary costume. I have this new dream of becoming …

Cutest Kid’s stuff ever

I tend not to post on fashion-y things and make general declarations about what is “cool” or “in style.” But I really support buying handmade whenever possible, and I was really excited to discover that one of my favorite Etsy sellers, Thief & Bandit, just extended their offering of kid’s goods and opened Thief & …

Holiday Gift Swap!

 (pattern here) I think this is THE MOST fun and genius idea: Susan, over at Freshly Picked and Kersey from Ardor, have put together a Holiday Gift  Swap! So this is how it works, you make 5 handmade items, and then 5 different people will send you an item! You can give them as gifts, …

She’s limping.

Did I neglect to mention that I ran a 12 person 200 mile race this past weekend? I did. Didn’t I? Well it was only because I was in total denial that it was going to happen. But happen it did. Eric and I ran the Las Vegas Ragnar relay race with some awesome peeps …

Metallic Piggy Bank DIY

I was slumming it (read LOVING it) at The Dollar Tree the other day when I ran into these little guys: Hello boys! They are tiny ceramic piggy banks. One is a lion and I’m pretty sure that other one is a zebra, but I’m gonna pretend he’s a pony. I have a pretty strict …

More tiny T’s for Tiny Cousins

The Tiny T tutorial lives on! I made both of these shirts for Gigi and her cousin Jo using my own Tiny T tutorial. (Yes, I practice what I preach.) You can find the Tiny T Tutorial here! FYI I’ve made the pattern easier to download and I’m in the process of expanding the sizes. …

HUGE announcement and “You are a Gem” winner.

First and foremost, thank you so much to all of you who participated in my give away! It’s really nice to give away something and have you all say such nice things. I’m happy to announce that the winner is Kaycee! Kaycee please send me an email with your address and I’ll get these suckers …

DIY Glam Witch Crash

Look who just made a smashing entrance on my porch! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m totally into spookifying my house this year. And better late than never, right? I’ve been working on this little lady, for a week or two now. Not because she took that long to make, but because I get sidetracked easily. …

You are a Gem / Free Printable Stationary

I love stationary that serves many purposes. As you may or may not know I did an internship with Hallmark Cards many years ago. Ah, it all makes so much sense now doesn’t it? Anyway, as I was there, I learned about the importance of making messages universal. I tried to apply this lesson as …

Awesome Jewelry Giveaway

(picture stolen from here) My homegirl (yeah, I said it) Heather, over at The Coterie Blog is doing a giveaway for a $20 gift card to the amazing etsy shop Made by Jewls. Aren’t those striped ones the PERFECT touch of festive? And look at these little suckers: Go enter the giveaway here! I have …