Filled with love: lessons from my classy grandma

This is a photo of me, Gigi, my grandma and the doll she painstakingly made for Gigi for Christmas 2 years ago by machine knitting it. My Grandma Dolores was one classy lady. She was effortlessly chic and cool to her core. She passed away this week, and I’ve been reflecting on her life and …

Quick Valentine: Cupid’s Sticky Arrow

So there I am, rummaging around Instagram, and I come across the MOST adorable little vignette! Those pom-poms! Those ARROWS! I DIED. So naturally I did what any normal human would do, I asked for the girl’s email and started chatting her up! Turns out Erika, or @trippleedub on the gram, is thinking about starting …

Sweet Lil’ Donut Freezer Paper Stencil T-shirt

Well it wouldn’t be a holiday unless I made Gigi’s cousin’s some matching t-shirts!!! So last night I got my butt in gear and got to freezer paper stenciling! Her two cuzzies on my side of the family (the Faulkner side) are both Valentine’s babies! Both born a few days (and a year apart) before …

Julep round-up: Valentine’s Party Ideas

Check out these and other party ideas right here! I’ve really been enjoying the party round-ups I’ve been doing for Minted’s blog Julep! This week I featured some fun party ideas for V-day. And if you’re looking for even more Valentine’s day fun and DIY’s I suggest this fabulous link party by Studio DIY. Have …

Toddler Valentines: Noodle Necklace

Ginger and I have been REALLY into painting lately. Probably because it’s so cold, I’m super pregnant, and I don’t like getting out of my sweat pants. When we ARE at the craft store (which is basically the only place I go) occasionally I will let her pick out some acrylic paints. Especially if they …

my Spring fashion wish list for Gigi

1. Lila Dress / 2. Pink Girl Tights / 3. Kids Mary Janes / 4. Orange Dress / 5. Russian Rose Leggings / 6. Leather boots with stars This is a post all about how we lost our job and I no longer have money for any of these adorable items, but also how I’m …

Milk and Donuts Valentine’s party

Contrary to popular belief, I am totally trying to simplify things in my life! No, I swear. So when I was thinking of some fun ways to celebrate my favorite holiday, my top priority was keeping it simple! So instead of baking my own treats, and throwing a huge themed party, I decided to gussy …

Flouncy No-Sew Fun Bun Bow Tutorial

I love nothing more than a big, messy, fun bun. The longer and dirtier my hair gets, the better and bigger bun I can make. And more bun = more fun. Then I started noticing that all the teenagers were putting these adorable bows in the bottom of their buns. So naturally, I had to …

12 Months of Martha

(to see what I ended up making go here!) I mentioned on Instagram that I was asked to participate in a little ditty called, “12 Months of Martha.” Basically this just means I’m super important and Martha has hand chosen me as her next protege. I’ll be moving to New York as soon as the …