encyclopedia of an ordinary life is my fave

February 28, 2013

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

As part of my faves box I included the book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. It’s not a new book, in fact I think I’ve written about it before, but I’ve been leafing through it since I pulled it off the shelf and busting a gut on nearly every single page. It’s like reading through your funny friend’s twitter stream except with a bit more heft and you feel smarter doing it since it’s a book and you can review it on Good Reads afterwards.

I like rediscovering something awesome.

all images are excerpts from Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrations by Jeffrey Middleton

scented heart sachets are my fave

February 26, 2013

Today’s post is from Alana Davis of Humunuku Shoppe.

you are my fave: scented heart sachets

These are sweet little hearts to throw in clothes drawers and linen closets to keep everything smelling nice.

you are my fave: scented heart sachets

To make your own you’ll need:
– fabric (cotton, fleece or felt work well)
– scissors
– needle and thread
– scented filler

you are my fave: scented heart sachets

1. Cut out two heart (or any) shape from your favorite fabric. I used soft fleece here.
2. Pin the right sides together and sew around edges, leaving an inch or two un sewn.
3. Clip corners or around curves of fabric (only in the seam allowances – do not cut through sewing).
4. Turn heart shape right side out.
5. Fill heart with scented sachet pouch. Good fillers can be pre bought, dried flower petals or lavender.
6. Turn the open end (un sewn section) inside the pouch and stitch by hand or with a machine.

Done and smelling oh so fresh.

you are my fave: scented heart sachets

See a lot more pretty from Alana by visiting Humunuku Shoppe

a pegboard sign is my fave

February 25, 2013

you are my fave: peg board sign

you are my fave: peg board sign

Inspired by the Lite Brite of my childhood, I created this colorful pegboard sign. The best part is that the message can easily be changed for any occasion like your birthday or national soft pretzel day, which are two in the same really. Click here for the full tutorial on Julep. It didn’t photograph as well as I would have liked but it’s swell in person.

Here’s some more reading for your Monday that you’re sure to love:
20 of my fave baby gifts
10 interior blogs you should be reading
Make cool things with contact paper
– You’ll want to purchase and display each one of these affordable art pieces
The most universal material for party crafts (and how to use it!)
Best diy projects of last week

faves in a box are my fave (giveaway!)

February 22, 2013

This week I’m posting five different in-a-boxes and each one will be available for you to win. Today’s box features a logo designed by Kirsten Bingham of January Jones Prints and is a random mix of some of my favorite items.

you are my fave: faves in a box

you are my fave: faves in a box

you are my fave: faves in a box

you are my fave: faves in a box

In addition to the items you see in the box layout, the winner will also get to choose one of the tots sized floral paintings from Lulie Wallace (pictured in the third photo down).

To be eligible to win all you need to do before Sunday, February 24th is:
– Comment on this post complimenting me on what a great job I’ve done for 5 years (or a simple “pick me!” will suffice)
– For additional entries: like YAMF on Facebook, tweet a link to this post using the hashtag #youaremyfaveturns5, pin one of the photos directly from the post, and/or check out my feed on instagram to re-gram a photo of the box

Winner will be chosen randomly and then contacted by me via email.

Thanks for all your support this week friends. Happy five years yamf!

items: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, white cake stand from West Elm, hand painted clutch from Proud Mary, happy notes from Tokketok, patterned socks from Gap, Old Navy and Target, pom pom flowers from Bando, Essie nail polish, Clinique Lip Colour Balm, instant Polaroid camera w/ pack of film

sunshine in a box is my fave (giveaway!)

February 21, 2013

This week I’m posting five different in-a-boxes and each one will be available for you to win. Today’s box features a logo designed by Melanie Burk of Fifth & Hazel and Caravan Shoppe and is packed exclusively in the sunny shade of yellow to help fight off the winter blues.

you are my fave: sunshine in a box

you are my fave: sunshine in a box

you are my fave: sunshine in a box

you are my fave: sunshine in a box

To be eligible to win all you need to do before Saturday, February 23rd is:
– Comment on this post telling me a faux pas you made and liked (or a simple “pick me!” will suffice)
– For additional entries: like YAMF on Facebook, tweet a link to this post using the hashtag #youaremyfaveturns5, pin one of the photos directly from the post, and/or check out my feed on instagram to re-gram a photo of the box

Winner will be chosen randomly and then contacted by me via email.

Whether you’ve been a reader for five years or five minutes, thanks!

sources: polka dot wallet, memo pad, polka dot plates from Target (no longer available), wooden camera from Twig, faux pas I made and liked notebook, stoneware berry basket, hello sunshine print from Rifle Paper Co, Chocolove toffee & almonds


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