photos by Jared Smith
I’m all about holidays, but to be totally honest, I don’t actually decorate too much for any of them just because it can be a large undertaking for such a short amount of time. Instead, I really love the idea of creating small elements with a holiday flair that you can use time and time again, but still make the space yours. To give you an idea of how to create a modern, gender neutral atmosphere for some upcoming get togethers, Brittni and I teamed up with Fossil to share our take on a simple Easter gathering & DIY leather chargers (as just one of the many handmade elements!) alongside some of our Houston friends.
In lieu of traditional Easter items, we opted to add in little nods here and there with ombre egg macarons, unexpected dip dyed egg colors as table accents, simple DIY bunny tail drink stirrers, and gummy fried eggs as party favors. In case Easter isn’t your thing, we have plenty of other ideas for your too, with spiked grapefruit lemonade cocktails, DIY leather chargers, DIY grid print runner, and LOTS of other goodies, cause you know, we always have to have more than one DIY around here!
photos by Aelish Wilmot & Smilebooth images
The studio launch party has officially come and gone, but it was one heck of a good time! We wanted to do something this time around that would let us celebrate with lots of people as opposed to the five hour nap/coma that I took after getting the last studio in gear. We’re not quite ready to share the full reveal with you on the new studio, but we’re almost there!
For now, I will keep you entertained with a poptail recipe, favor bags, photo ops, and macaron ice cram sandwiches… oh, and a giveaway!
photos by Jared Smith
Since I’m not quite at the stage of having kids just yet, I stick with my fur kids. Thomas and I go way back to my college days when I rescued him from the middle of a four lane road and he was just big enough to fit in the palm of my hand. I bottled fed him,made my dad extremely angry for having a pet in our college rental house, got super attached, and now here we are almost seven years later, with another birthday just around the corner.
He’s spoiled as all get out and refuses to eat any other wet food besides Fancy Feast gravy lover’s and broths (I stopped trying to even trick him into a different kind at least three years ago), so when Fancy Feast approached me about partnering to promote their Ways To Wow campaign featuring the new chicken flavors, I did what any cat parent would do… I tried to see if I could snag a free lifetime supply, of course! Just kidding. I actually just tried to stick a birthday candle in a bowl of Fancy Feast Broths with chicken for a photo-op.
Sadly that didn’t work out, so I went with the next best thing you can put a candle with: DIY animal ear cake toppers. They’re like a step up from a DIY party hat, my friends, except this time everyone at the party will want one…
You know me, I’m all about a good budget friendly home decor project, and these DIY gilded marble hexagon serving boards are seriously budget friendly compared to their name brand cousins. I found these gems and couldn’t decide what to do with them because I wanted to just make marble hexagon everything, but for now I’m settling with simple serve-ware to help you prep for your upcoming dinner parties and Spring soirees. You are going to have those soon, right? Someone please invite me, I’m super over dusk at 5pm!
Now back on track, these literally take all of five seconds to make, and you can skip the gilded edges and just them unaltered marble, or go bold with pops of color. Totally up to you, but either way, the tiles themselves cost less than $4, so you’ll be winning regardless! I think they’re so cute as dessert plates, but they’d double as great place cards for guests to keep as party favors, too!