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!
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!
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?
Are you ready for this!?
Time to make your own Summer oasis guys!
All you need is some simple furniture..
Some gorgeous twinkle lights..
And some comfy, cozy decor.. Ah!
Oh.. the drink, that is for after all your hard work
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!
..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?
It is here!
It is here!
It is officially here!
..it is here you guys!
What is your favorite part of Summer?
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?
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
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?
..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!?
We thought so
..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?
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!
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!