Casual Summer Style

July 10th, 2013 by

We figured with Summer at it’s peak.. we would share what our casual Summer style typically consists of… and hello, it’s all handmade, all the time too! If you think you can’t make handmade work in all aspects of your life.. think again.. then follow us! ha Okay, let’s hop to it.. casual Summer style in… 1, 2, 3… a comfy nomad tee to throw on before you head out the door… slip on these styling and sweet leather sandals… and last but not least, add a chic, but oh so cool accessory.. like these grey porcelain stud earrings! It isn’t hard.. you don’t have to search far.. and you can be handmade from your head down to your toes! Do you have a fav fashion handmade designer? Share with us!

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Oh Yes!

July 10th, 2013 by

Ah! Don’t you love adding to your outdoor oasis? We do!

And we found 3 easy ways to.. “do it yourself” and add some comfort/style to your outdoor home!

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Homage

July 3rd, 2013 by

We are paying homage this week.. to our troops. No words can ever say how much we thank you.

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A Jump Start!

July 2nd, 2013 by

We are bound and determined to… stay organized this July! Actually, this whole Summer.. because you guys.. organization is key to productivity! We didn’t mean for that to rhyme.. but it did, and we love it. So for our first helpful bit to you all.. we found 3 kick butt designer desktop calendars you all can use.. free of charge, from some super talented peeps we love! Like… Lou of Happy Serendipity, Oana Befort.. and Jess Lively! Seriously.. we already have one on our background screen.. Can you guess which one?

 

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..drum roll please!

June 25th, 2013 by

Yahoo!

Congrats!

Woo Hoo!

Tracey, you won a free cycle in our next 20 Best Twenty we will be revealing!

We haven’t set the date as to when those new designers will be revealed QUITE yet.. but you will be in it! Yahoo!

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Routine…

June 24th, 2013 by

..sometimes a simple routine.. like a morning walk, can be so inspiring, don’t you think? Nothing like getting the creative juices flowing, clearing the mind, starting off with a fresh slate. We love it. Care to share what your morning routine or inspiration consists of? How do you kick off your week?

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!?!?!?!?!

June 21st, 2013 by

It is here!

It is here!

It is officially here!

..pools

..vacations

..sunshine

..fruity drinks

..bbqs

..friends

..late nights

..warm breezes

..the beach

..gorgeous mountains

..it is here you guys!

What is your favorite part of Summer?

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Yes… Let’s!

June 20th, 2013 by

Does anything sound more magical than an outdoor Summer oasis?

Be it.. on a small city balcony many stories up.. a rural backyard patio.. an urban deck with bustling traffic all around.. or a picture perfect neighborhood where people stop to chat… nothing beats it guys. We wanted to put together a sweet glimpse at a small dream oasis for you… we only have the essentials.. that’s all we have time for and it’s all we really need!

…throw together a multipurpose table stand.. a mini garden full of herbs & veggies.. a gorgeous crocheted rug with a pop of color.. and plates, linens.. and of course beverages.. we think it seems quite complete and perfect.. what do you say?

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Watch Your Toes!

June 17th, 2013 by

Let’s spare your precious feet and share 4 darling handmade toys that are comfy and plush!

Ever meet a Mr. Mustache? He exists.

When your home has a tooth fairy pillow house.. all is right with the world.

How about the most adorable chameleon on the block? He will blend right into your home!

And finally.. a carrot that boasts two lovely surprise bunnies.. seriously, so cute!

Now your feet can thank us.. no more surprises when heading up to bed ;)

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Sent Well, Send Often!

June 13th, 2013 by

Oh my gosh!  We are gushing over our newest DOTD, Sent Well!  They are an awesome online greeting card service, that you must check out.  You pick out your card, tell them what you want it to say and they handwrite your message and send it out for you! How awesome is that?!  Not only is it super convenient, but their cards are sooo fun.  You can even set up a card list account, so you can pick out cards now that need to be sent out later!  If you’d rather write the inscription yourself, don’t worry, they have an option to send your order to yourself first.  Best of all, they choose one charity every month and all proceeds from that card go that month’s charity.  Oh man, do we love a business that gives back!  They feature many card designers, so there is plenty of variety…and a card for everyone!  BUT WAIT…there’s more.. Sent Well has some pretty cool gifts, like that awesome bow tie, to send out to your loves. Take a look around…before you know it you’ll be sending a card to everyone in your contact list!
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Summer Bits We Love

June 11th, 2013 by

So it might not technically be Summer… but you guys, we are ready.

One.. we have a suit that we just l o v e !

Two.. we have that cool jewelry piece (this ring) that we will wear everywhere.

Three.. sandals, duh, we have the coolest & simplest footwear to take us places.

So what do you think? Are your Summer bits a lil something like this too?

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Those Summer Babes!

June 10th, 2013 by

..this week our DIY projects are for those sweet Summer babes that are all done with school for the year!

First Up… is this darling reversible cardboard necklace.. seriously, can we make one too?

On Deck… are these absolutely adorable and brilliant DIY paint chip animal friends.. umm so sweet and clever!

And… rounding out the trio is this “so cool” river raft DIY.. time to set sail in those waters this Summer!

So.. do you agree? Stinkin adorable and you must try them with the kiddos!?

Yeah..

We thought so :)

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Hello Summer!

June 7th, 2013 by

..a darling mason tumbler jar from Parris Chic Boutique.. hello sunsets!

..a stunning color block scarf from our sweet friend at Nora & Jac.. you know, for those beach walks.

..a gorgeous illustration from Kristen Solecki.. makes us just long for the coast!

..a snapshot of the lake.. oh the lake.. from brandMOJO images.. it just takes us back, you know.

..and finally, a beautiful floral clutch from MINC Design.. perfect for any Summer getaway!

Do you love them? Are you off for a lovely weekend?

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Hello Warm Weather!

June 5th, 2013 by

Did you say the warm weather has come to stay?

We sure hope so.. because we did!

(insert cheers, claps, fist pumps and dancing)

Here are 3 warm weather essentials we think… scratch that, we know, you will love.

A gorgeous and light weight color block scarf from Nora & Jac!

A darling retro floral sunglass case from Minc Design.. protect those peepers in style!

And oversized teal floral clutch from Dreaming of Dandelions.. hello girls night out!

Well.. do you love them or what?

Yeah, we thought you would! Tell us your fav below gals!

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Meet Minc!

June 5th, 2013 by

WHY HELLO CUTENESS!  We are drooling over here at the beautiful creations from our newest DOTD, Miyuki Mardon of Minc Designs.  Miyuki lives in Melbourne, Australia and is a trained photographer and graphic designer…self-taught in everything else.  She started out making bags to give as gifts to her friends…umm, can WE be friends?!  Her process involves “hunting” for fabric and findings; often found at op-shops, remnant bins or markets.  As a result all of her pieces are limited edition or one of a kind.  Minc Design accessories are all about color, patterns, texture and fabulous-ness…evoking a fondness of memories.  Go scope out her purses, clutches, sunglass cases, totes, bags, iPod cases, shoulder bags and knitted necklaces…you’ll be sure to find quite a few things that catch your eye.  We’ve already got our wish list chock-full of her goodies!

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