Ice Cream Social & Gummy Bears

To me, this was the perfect day and set up for a back-to-school ice-cream social. Our kids are spoiled having these awesome moms who put together such a fun and delicious event. I wanted to thank them but not with the usual flowers or wine. And I wanted to actually make something, a DIY gift.…

The New Playroom

In honor of Earth Day, I'm sharing an article on sustainable design that was written for tada! shop (my second home). Megan's work is pretty amazing, and I think you'll love her passion and creativity. Read on, take notes and enjoy! We're living in the digital age. And as much as we are dazzled by painting and drawing…

Last-Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

I was shopping, very late in the game, only to find that our local Paper Source was sold out of the Valentine's Day card kit that my daughter requested. Time was ticking so I decided to create our own cards... but what? I love finding treasure in small packages, and used that as my inspiration. After…

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Children

Valentine’s Day gifts for children don’t strictly have to be flowers and chocolates, especially not when there’s a special little one to whom you’d like to give a gift. Tell your little one you love them in a new way—in French—with the Je T’aime Letter Cushion from Atsuyo et Akiko ($78). These Footless Capri Tights…

Miniature Maleficent

Every year we visit the same school tree lot, walk down pine-scented aisles, and get a gorgeous deep green douglas fir that is always just a couple of inches too tall for our living room. We love big trees. This year, we’ve mixed it up and added a petite purplelicious beauty, just 4’, to our tree-love mix…