fridays are my fave

April 18, 2014

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1. What a rain of 8 million flower petals looks like
2. I’m floored by the possibilities of removable wallpaper (patterns used to be so limited)
3. Happy wrapping that reminds me of watermelon
4. Please note, this necklace has officially made the birthday wish list
5. Time to throw a party just to use this color palette

Plus!
- Fave gram
- Fave pin
- Best of the week!
- Easter printables (to distract the kids from the candy this weekend)
- These craft packs are a trifecta of thoughtful, clever, and cute

a grassy easter backdrop is my fave

April 17, 2014

easy easter decorating

If you’re looking for an easy way to decorate for this weekend’s festivities, look no further than a turf rug. Sure when used for it’s original purpose it looks like a bad mini golf course but hang it up on the wall and add some paper flowers and you’ve got yourself a springy backdrop worthy of your brunch spread. See the full tutorial right here on Julep.

an easter picnic is my fave

April 16, 2014

boxed lunches for easter

I’m sharing these picnic lunches with parents in mind. The parents who will spend their weekend stuffing eggs and playing Easter Bunny. The parents who will realize at one point that all they’ve eaten is sugar snuck from those eggs and they need something with a little more substance. And then they’ll be handed one of these lunches while their kids are pushing over other kids in the name of jelly beans and they’ll just avert their eyes because it will be just that delicious.

boxed lunches for easter

boxed lunches for easter

boxed lunches for easter

I had Molly create the menu because she’s a food genius. You’ll be all set to picnic with:

- a baguette with prosciutto, brie, and jam
- an arugala salad with sliced radishes, hardboiled egg, and sesame dressing (2 parts tahini, 1 part honey, 1 part sesame oil, 1-2 parts soy sauce)
- fresh carrots and hummus
- macaroon egg nests (simply bake with a divot in the center and then finished with melted chocolate and egg shaped candy)

boxed lunches for easter

boxed lunches for easter

Of course you’ll want to give this delectable lunch the packaging it deserves. Lucky for you, I teamed up with Avery and had Kirsten design a menu to include in the box and a label to top it with. All you have to do is print (they’re all set to fit Avery templates so you don’t even have to cut – yay for perforated edges!).

- let’s picnic tag download (fits Avery Printable Tags 22802)
- menu download (fits Avery Postcards 3263)

boxed lunches for easter

Let’s picnic!

menu and photos: Molly of the gorgeous (and witty) blog, My Name is Yeh
tag and menu design: Kirsten Bingham

Avery is a yamf sponsor, but I would love their products even if they weren’t. If you decide to have a different menu or want to write something different on the tag, use Avery Design & Print Online (which is free) to customize your own designs.

a confetti decorated package is my fave

April 15, 2014

package decorated with confetti

Last week I was sending a birthday present to my sister and decided the package needed a face lift to:
A. distract from the fact that it was late
B. make the present seem more exciting
C. make the postman smile

This is what I pulled together in a few minutes.

PicMonkey Collage

All I did was take a piece of contact paper, cut it to fit the top of the box, poured some confetti on the sticky side (pressing it down a bit and leaving a thin border around the edge), then stuck it to the box lid.

package decorated with confetti

I secured everything with packaging tape and added a label to send. Party box!

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And for a little added surprise, I spelled out a little message on the inside of the lid with these stickers. I didn’t even include a note, I knew she would know it was from me.

package decorated with confetti

a grad party (in four steps) is my fave

April 14, 2014

Graduation season is upon us. Here’s an easy celebration plan for the accomplished student in your life.

graduation party invitations

Send this glimmering grad invitation from Tiny Prints.

diy photo booth

Set up a photo booth for yearbook worthy snaps. Mimic the design from the back of the invitation by pinning or taping up crepe paper rolls (I used double sided paper in coral and magenta and this gold paper). Then take an empty frame (IKEA is a good source for one) and hang it from the ceiling with fishing wire and hooks. Set up a camera on a tripod and you’re good to go. Teenagers love photos of themselves so you’ll have no problem getting them to participate.

diy photo booth

diy photo booth

diy photo booth

graduation party ideas

Serve ice cream floats. Have a range of flavors to choose from – no cooking or baking required. Win!

party favor ideas

Share a stacked sweet treat (you can get clear boxes here).

And done.

Thanks to Amy Ehmann for assistance with this post.

Tiny Prints is a yamf sponsor. See the full line of graduation announcements and invitations right here.

lynne millar is my fave

April 9, 2014

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lynne millar paintings

Stephanie tipped me off to the beautiful paintings of Lynne Millar. After looking at her shop it was an immediate purchase (which is unlike me except in the party section of Target) and there is absolutely no buyer’s remorse. It’s even more beautiful in person and isn’t the handwritten quote she included with the painting frame worthy? They’re both going in the nursery for baby girl. Admittedly, it’s nice to have a place for more feminine pieces.

bunny tees are my fave

April 8, 2014

diy bunny tee

I have a hard time finding graphic tees for kids that aren’t cheesy, character, or spendy. So this is my first attempt at creating my own, a bunny tee for Easter. You can get the download and full how-to over on Mini Style Blog.

diy kid's tee

design: Kirsten Bingham

inside out is my fave

April 7, 2014

Inside Out Magazine
Inside Out Magazine

I’m a huge fan of print magazines. As a treat I go to the book store and grab a stack to pore through (usually accompanied by a box of Jr Mints). Inside Out is always on top of the stack so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be the featured crafter in this month’s issue. It’s definitely one of those moments that makes me stop and think, “wait, how the heck did I get here?! I’m just a small fry blogger.” I think it’s going in a gold plated frame.

I’m also their guest on Pinterest and Instagram this week. Join me!

a coconut nest cake is my fave

April 4, 2014

easter dessert
Not a fan of desserts that look good but taste like cardboard? I’ve got you covered. A coconut cake with cream cheese frosting, topped with chocolate eggs. Display worthy, calorie worthy. Get the details right here on Julep.

This week’s:
- Fave pin
- Fave gram
- Fave party
- Fave diy
- Fave find

an easter egg garland is my fave

April 3, 2014

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I see all these tutorials for beautifully dyed eggs and have high hopes every year then start the process and get distracted by a cookie and the eggs end up all being the color of sludge. So I’ve resorted to the paper variety this year. Easy, no spill, paper egg decorations without the overcooked yolk. Available for you to print and cut too. High fives all around.
easter garland
easter garland

Easter garland download

design: Kirsten Bingham


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