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10 Best :: DIY Valentines

Valentine’s Day never fails to make me think of my Uncle Tommy. As an always smiling fourth grader, he marched in to his classroom on February 14 and boldly handed my now Aunt Rose his entire box of cards…the ones that were meant for the whole class. Theirs is a story with a sweet beginning and… read more


DIY :: Printable Floral Valentines

Jenn here, back with with one of my favorite projects of the year: our free printable valentines! You’ll win hearts at the office and at home with this year’s hand-lettered graphic cards. Simply download one (or all three) of our templates below and send to a standard office printer. For best results, carefully fold the… read more


DIY :: Dressed Up Solo Cup

I’ve been known to host the occasional blow-out at my place, and since I don’t have nearly enough glassware to accommodate 30+ guests (nor the time to make runs to the rental company!), I frequently opt to use single-use recyclable cups. Typically I love the clean look of regular clear plastic ware, but when I… read more


DIY :: Pigskin Beer Menu Card

Even if you’re not a Broncos or Seahawks fan, chances are you’re not going to let The Super Bowl pass you by without celebrating the big game. I’m a fan of just about any excuse to get together and party with friends, so you can bet that come next Sunday, I’ll be eyes-glued to a… read more


DIY :: Wax Paper Snowflake Lanterns

Remember the waxed paper snowflake lanterns that donned the table at our snowed-in dinner party? Lots of you went out to your local West Elm stores last month to learn how to make your own, but for those of you who weren’t able to, we promised to share the step-by-step tutorial here! With Christmas in… read more


Transformed :: Beaded Pendant

As the holidays pick up, most of us are itching to get our homes in tip-top condition before the onslaught of parties and out-of-town visitors. Claire here, with a fun DIY that’ll put a final, unique touch on any room that isn’t quite right yet. When it comes to interiors, Chelsea and I share a love for simplicity,… read more


Little Things :: Including Them

For me, one of the most precious sounds is hearing my little people hone in on what they’re thankful for — really digging deep into that place where they realize that they have lots to be grateful for, even in their most “dire” of circumstances (like, not getting to have three cookies after dinner, or… read more


The Thanksgiving Table :: Hank & Hunt

The third and final craft maven to grace our Thanksgiving DIY mini-series is none other than Jenny Batt of Hank & Hunt. If you think this is your first introduction to Jenny’s talents, think again — this crafty mama is the genius behind some of the most loved DIYs in the blogosphere (see for yourself!),… read more


Transformed :: A Gilded-Edge Desk

Things have been changing over at my little abode: my dear roommate, Chanel, recently moved out, leaving my second bedroom empty and full of possibility. I’ve decided to transform the space into a much-needed home office, and I’ve got my work cutout for me! First thing’s first: a desk that’s simple, inexpensive, and has a… read more


The Thanksgiving Table :: Mer Mag

Up next in our star-studded Thanksgiving DIY series is Merrilee Liddiard, author of Mer Mag and  crafty mom to three of the cutest kids I’ve ever seen. She put together this precious project that’s just as easy as it is adorable… without further ado, take it away Merrilee! My kids love having fun, festive entertainment at the… read more