Chevron is blowing up all over the design world right now, and I’m loving it. It’s so graphic and quirky. There are also plenty of DIY chevron projects floating around on the internet if you’re looking for a cheaper option.
I have a lamp that definitely needs a face lift. My first mistake was walking into Anthropologie. $250 for a LAMP SHADE? Well, after that, I was on the hunt for a DIY option for my poor, ugly lamp.
I’ve been seeing a trending theme of music sheets being used as a lamp shade cover. Clever… but not enough to spark my interests. Then I found this lamp. With some simple yarn and cloth flowers (which are insanely easy to make… and CHEAP), this lamp looks almost identical one I saw at Anthropologie.
Something to consider, for sure.
I really enjoy finding fun party ideas. I rarely get to put them into action, but I like to pretend that I would. But for you crafty party animals, here are a few fun ideas.
A sequin wall. This is a very inexpensive project that is perfect for a wall decoration or a photobooth background. I think it’s so festive and great, and I’ve heard the people who have tried this out in their home don’t end up wanting to take it down once the festivities are over.
Glow and the dark cotton candy. Now this is awesome. You put cotton candy on a glow stick, and you have a treat that will bring the kid out of anyone.
I think this would be so much fun. You cover each circle on a Twister board with the coordinating paint color, invite people over and tell them to dress in all white, and then pray you don’t slip.
I love this idea for wrapping presents. I bought some vintage spools of yarn not too long ago, and I would love to use this project as an excuse to test them out.
Obviously I’m feeling festive.
Here are a few pieces that I recently bought from an online boutique called Sosie. They have a pretty good selection, and are very reasonably priced.
I love the color of this dress. Mint is a wonderful shade that is seasonless. While it’s perfect for bare legs in the summer, I can pair it with tights and boots in the fall, and it will be just as lovely.
I am in love with chambray shirts. I really love this look sleeveless, and it also allows you to pair it with a cardigan or blazer without the bulky bunch of the denim sleeves underneath. I like the tailoring in the back, as well.
Check out some of their other stuff here.
Hopefully everything fits when it comes in the mail. But I just love getting things in the mail. It’s like sending yourself a present.
Happy Wednesday, everyone.
1. I’m moving to Houston in a matter of weeks. This change is exciting, but has stemmed a lot of anxiety. I have never been one for change. Funny, since I have made some pretty stinkin huge life changing decisions in the last few years. But I guess I know that about myself. If I sit somewhere for too long, I get bored and uncreative. So I have to slap myself upside the face with huge change to keep me on my toes, and continually growing. Sometimes I love myself for doing this. And sometimes I’m my own biggest enemy, and I just want to tell my wandering spirit to kindly shut up, and go away.
2. I am supposed to be packing. But in the midst of all the cleaning, decluttering, and organizing… I have found things I have forgotten about. These little gems have spawned whole crafting projects, redecorating sections of the house, and reading old books and letters for hours on end while sitting between the “maybe” pile and “why did I ever own this?” pile. I’m thankful I’m going to have professional movers, or else my lease might end with me nailing paintings (that I just created on a creative/decluttering whim) to the walls.
3. I have been working out a lot more lately. But “a lot more” has room for interpretation since before “a lot more” was… nothing. But with extra time on my hands this summer, I decided to sign up for a fitness boot camp called Camp Gladiator. Although I have never done a cross fit camp, that is what many people compare it to. All I know is, it kicks my boo-hiney. It’s outdoors with a group of about 10-20 other people. I go a few times a week, and then run on my days off. I can’t remember the last time my body wasn’t soar, but I’ve been really seeing my work being paid off with a visit from my long lost abs. Other than last week, when I thought it was a grand idea to go to the 12pm class at the height of summer’s hellish temperatures (and then proceeded to vomit twice behind a tree, whilst being instructed to finish my sprints and lunges), it’s been a great experience.
4. I dream about getting a dog. No, I literally dream about getting a dog. Most nights I wake up mid-dream about some wonderful pup that will be mine once I move to Houston. Some nights it’s a shnoodle, some nights it’s a golden retriever, but I’m always on the verge of tears in happiness that I have the privilege of owning it. I’m obsessed. I seriously make more dog friends out than I do humans. I’ve come dangerously close to adopting a number of dogs while Clint has been in Africa, but it always ends up with him getting upset that I’ve picked one out without him.
That’s what you get when you go to Africa without me. What?
5. I’m in the market for a new camera. I’m in no rush (surprisingly). I just want to hear around for recommendations and save up for the one that’ll be best for me. Me and my camera are best friends, and we go everywhere together. I find that I almost live life through pictures. As if I didn’t capture the moment, it didn’t happen. There’s just something about the way I connect to a time and place through the familiar weight of my camera in my hands, and the light clicking of the shutter that marks my place in time. I bought my first SLR (Nikon 3000) for a college photography class, and had no idea what that class would creatively spark inside of me. It was my love for photography that ultimately led me to graphic design. And now that I have a big girl job that combines both of my loves (photography and graphic design) , I’m hoping to graduate to a more professional camera. If you camera lovers have any suggestions on a particular body you’ve fallen in love with, please let me know.
Well children, I’m off to some old black and white films on TCM until I fall asleep… and dream about dogs.
Sleep tight readers.
I’m in love with journals. Blank pages get me excited. So, I stole this DIY from one of my favorite blogs, and wanted to share it with you guys. I think they would make wonderful gifts.
Supplies Needed: Journal (ours was provided by Miro), photos you don’t mind cutting up (magazine pages work great too), scissors and glue. 1. Use a small bottle cap to trace circles on your photos and cut them out. 2. Use glue to adhere photos all over the front of your journal. Be sure to leave some circles hanging off the edges. Allow to dry completely and repeat this step on the back cover. 3. Trim circles along the edge of the cover. 4. Use washi tape (ours was provided by Freckled Fawn) to create a cute spine for your journal. Enjoy your new book!