Month: March 2013

I Used to be Cooler – my new series

(Alison age 10, obviously it’s been all downhill since then…) Am I the only one who has this thought? I have it pretty regularly. I’ll be looking at old pictures, reading old blog posts, sorting through old books I used to read, (I USED TO READ ACTUAL BOOKS?!) And I’ll think, “MAN! I was SOOOOO …

Easy Floral Hairpiece DIY

Ok! So this is officially the last post in my “ADD MORE FUN TO YOUR BUN” series, I’ll do a recap later. But for this gem I decided to take it to my floral master, Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. If you’ll recall I worked with Ashley on the dinner I did for Microsoft for …

Perky Picks: Gold and Spotty

1. Girl Spot Dress from Seed Heritage // 2. Gold Sixlets // 3. Gold Polka Dot Sheet Set from Land of Nod // 4. Metallic Heart Makeup Case Forever21 // 5. Gold Bow Shoe Clips on Etsy // 6. Gold Drop Necklace from H&M I had so much fun a couple weeks ago sharing some …

Music for My King – music by my MAN

EXCITING UPDATE! This album was picked up by Deseret Book and is now called: Voices of Heaven. You can find it here!  Remember a while back, when I was all, “Oh my husband and I both decided to work from home and be poor and peruse our dreams…” and things like that? Well we’ve been …

Green and Gold St. Patrick’s Day Party on Julep

Looking to get festive for St. Patrick’s Day?! I put together an “Eye Candy” post for Minted’s Blog Julep that has some really fun goodies! For the links to the images above and more check it out here! Also! Melissa from Lulu the Baker put together the most fabulous Green and Gold Party Table today! …

Fizzy Sugar Cookie Recipe with Buttercream

Not only are these anemone flower sugar cookies cheerful and gorgeous (yes I’m totally complimenting myself) they are FREAKING THE YUMMIEST COOKIES YOU’VE EVER HAD. No, I’m serious. I don’t even ever eat the sugar cookies I make. Not because they aren’t delicious, just because I’m so over them by the time I finish them …

Obsessed: Yao Cheng Design Watercolors

Yao Cheng Design on Etsy (for prints) // Yao Cheng Design on Society6 (framed prints, pillows, iPhone case) To me, nothing says spring like a beautiful watercolor! I recently came across Yao Cheng Design and I’ve been DIYING over her! I love how she can make watercolor modern, without it being too trendy! She has …

Wall Hooks worth Hooking Up With

Last night I tripped over my purse for THE LAST TIME. It suddenly occurred to me, “If I had a hook for this thing, then I wouldn’t leave it on the floor by the door!” I know, I’m WILDLY observant of my surroundings. I bought some fun oxen head wall hooks a few years back …

The sunglasses serial killer

So, I really like sunglasses. Other than the fact they make you look cooler, one time I read that they save you the wrinkles from squinting in the sun. And even though I never think about wrinkles, wrinkle-prevention, or the general aging process, probably because my mom never dwells on it (moving on), that little …

Pom Pom Hair Clips with Martha

Remember how I’m participating in the fabulous 12 Months of Martha challenge?! Well February FLEW by, but the box was full of the most amazing goodies! There were a lot of awesome punches and paper products, like the ones used to make this adorable bunny silhouette, but of course I was drawn to the yarn …