I could honestly dream up polymer clay DIY ideas every week for the rest of my life. I, Teri, love this stuff and can’t get enough of just how versatile it is as a material. Even better is that this tutorial doesn’t involve rolling or moulding, so it literally couldn’t be simpler unless a very kind person did it for you instead (ha!). These DIY mini mountain photo holders are a super cute way to display your own snaps, creations, or the sweet momentos you pick up on your merry way. Not to mention they’re perfect for the upcoming holidays!
Have a few dotted along a shelf or one by your bed to create an interesting way of showing off your paper goods, especially those that aren’t quite big enough for your walls but love regardless…
Not that I’ve ever written a behind the scenes lately post that didn’t start out with an explanation of how crazy things have been, but after a last-minute, whirlwind trip New York last week, and a weekend filled with the catching up, cold medicine, and prepping to go out of town again next week, it’s seriously been a doozy. See what I mean? Even my sentences are trying to run away from me.
We have a big video shoot going on today, which I’m equal parts terrified and excited for. It’s been a lot of coordinating details, but I love the satisfaction of having cool videos when the project is over. I have sort of been keeping up with Snapchat (and have found it kind of fun!), so be sure to follow along there for some down and dirty (okay, maybe dirty isn’t a good adjective for Snapchat) behind the scenes action too!
This weekend is my brother’s birthday, so we’re going to be taking a little break to celebrate him, and then we’re off to Boston next week for a fun chocolatier adventure with Lindt chocolates (we’re going to be working with them for all of 2016!), and for the Wayfair Conference I’ll be speaking at next Friday. If you’re hoping to snag a last minute ticket, I’ll be giving away a pair to a lucky follower over on Instagram today, so keep an eye out!
In the meantime, here are some scenes from last week…
When you’re younger, the end of summer means you have school to look forward to. Ok, well maybe not the school part, but at least the new supplies part (Scented markers and gel pens anyone?!). However, as an adult, there’s not a whole lot to look forward to after Labor Day and, well that just doesn’t seem fair. So I, Alyssa, decided to change that with this adult take on a kid classic, the good ole’ Peanut Butter & Jelly.
I may in fact have been the only child who didn’t like PB&Js growing up, but I’m more than making up for that with this boozy peanut butter and jelly tart. I say the kids can keep their new school supplies and PB&Js….us adults now have this decadent tart to look forward to!
photos by Ling Wang
If a colorful wardrobe is something you pride yourself on, then this Halloween costume idea will be easy breezy for you to recreate! Plus, if you were even remotely in touch with your friends from art school, you’d know that it doesn’t get much more hipster for Halloween than a DIY pantone color combo couples costume (try and say that three times really quick!).
This also has to be one of my favorite costume ideas that we came up with, and the beauty of it is you still have cute outfits to wear around when the season is over, because the Pantone labels are removable (winning!)…
photos by Ling Wang
First off, can we just openly laugh about how Jared looks like the missing member from N’Sync, and I look like I walked right off of a plastic Halloween costume bag from the nearest costume store? You win some, you lose some, right?! All in all, this Pushing Daisies couples costume idea is something you can definitely recreate with what’s in your closet — if you’re a hipster of course. Which apparently I am a little bit, but mostly I’m referring to Jared’s ensemble, which minus the apron.. and the random pie.. he would wear on a normal day.
Technically I’m not quite cool enough for my dress, because I’m friending up with Cheeky Vintage and was able to snag the perfect LRD (little red dress) from them for this outfit!