on empowering and loving yourself

(These pictures are from our time in Houston a couple weeks back, on the Kemah Boardwalk. They perfectly sum up my relationship with Gigi) I mentioned to you, a while back, that I am now a board member for an AMAZING community of women, Mom’s Best Network. This week marks the official launch of the …

Mother’s day gift- Emergency Craft Kit

If you’re like me, you need a Mother’s Day Gift…um, before Sunday. Right? So I came up with this little gift that you can put together with ANY kind of box. I found all of these items in one stop at Hobby Lobby, with exception of the washi tape, which is from Target, though they …

chattanooga, tn is for [donut] lovers

Who would have thought that over a year ago, when I did an impromptu dance to Eric playing Chattanooga Choo Choo on the piano…that I would actually one day spend an entire week in Chattanooga, TN. As a San Diegan living in Utah, it really seemed far-fetched. Overall Chattanooga is just a midsize city, but …

Make a pretty paper pinwheel

You’ve seen them EVERYWHERE. And most recently perhaps in my latest video on photo booth styling. I’ve seen them in store windows, professional photo shoots and all over the place! I’ve also seen a few tutorials for them, but this is BY FAR the easiest method. As you may have noticed, in my video some …

How to style a photo booth

I made this video with some amazing hotties a little while back to feature over at You are My Fave. I’m so excited Melanie asked me to help her out while she takes care of her brand new baby! Be sure to hop over and check out Melanie’s blog! But here are a few more …

washi tape cupcake topper

Well hello! I have a quickie DIY for you today. Yet ANOTHER use for the ever-popular washi tape. I’m going to share a secret with you. I’ve NEVER bought washi tape before because I didn’t like how EVERYONE was obsessed with it. Haha, I know, such a teenager. But I finally decided I was being …

Leather Bow Shoe Clips Tutorial

Hello! I’m so SO very excited to share this tutorial with you. It’s easy, inexpensive, and I think they would make an adorable Mother’s Day gift. I love how these simple leather bow shoe clips can instantly add a POW factor to your pumps! I bought my shoe clips online here. I really like the …

the best way to use Instagram on your blog

Because I’ve been Instagramming my road trip like a BANDIT, I thought I’d share a bit of research I’ve been doing on how to share your Instagram feed on you blog. I know I’m not the only blogger who wants include their non-instagramming readers (FRIENDS!) in on the Instagram party! Because it’s not just pictures …