a care package is my fave

September 1, 2015

Jamie of CRAFT and I teamed up as part of coLAb with Alt Summit to take one project, the care package, and show you how to create it in two different ways. So today I present the ultimate care package for the college freshman (snacks should be added liberally).

care package
care package for college student
anatomy of a care package
care package ideas

sources: key tag, heart stickers, flair pack, Damn Good Advice, paper clips, work hard print, flora agenda, pencil pouch from Target, push pins, grid blanket (in last photo)

Now go take a look at Jamie’s sunny interpretation of the care package on her blog, CRAFT.

a first day of school placemat is my fave

August 25, 2015

first day of school party

Want to make the send off to school a little more cheery? Download one of these placemats to surprise your kids at breakfast. Then kick them out the door and enjoy a leisurely trip to Target.

first day of school printable

Already celebrated the first day of school? Just Sharpie over first. You gotta do what you gotta do.

designed by Kirsten Bingham

before and afters are my fave

August 6, 2015

My sister-in-law has a great house with a common problem, the finishes are dated. The oak cabinets in the kitchen were especially bothersome to her but since they were in good condition, she didn’t want to replace them. Enter three gallons of paint from Sherwin Williams , that’s all this before and after took.

The before:
kitchen makeover
kitchen makeover
kitchen makeover

The after:
painting kitchen cabinets
how to paint kitchen cabinets
how to paint kitchen cabinets
painting kitchen cabinets
painting kitchen cabinets

Does this not want to make you paint everything you own? I kind of can’t believe the only difference in these photos is paint and daylight.

I do have to give credit to my sister-in-law for sanding, priming and painting two coats like a boss (with five kids). Painting can be time consuming but in this case, an inexpensive change with mega impact.

All paint used was Sherwin Williams Proclassic which my sister-in-law described as going on, “like butter.”

margo’s first birthday is my fave

July 29, 2015

Our round faced little girl turned one. We celebrated with a small, backyard ice cream party (with leftover soft pretzels) and made a tin can cake for her to pick the frosting off of. Simple, but just right for a one-year-old.
ice cream party invitation
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first birthday party

Besides Margo, the confetti balloons I bought from The Sugar Confetti Shop were my favorite part. One popped the other day and it was a delightful shower of confetti, that I promptly scooped up and saved of course.

Happy first birthday sweet girl.

invitation designed by Kirsten Bingham

sources: confetti balloons, striped spoons, triangle cups, triangle party hat, ice cream cups, ice cream bubbles

a pretzel party is my fave

July 21, 2015

I present to you, the universal party theme. Works for birthdays, wedding showers (tying the knot), Bar Mitzvahs, kids, adults, summer, winter – you name it.

soft pretzel party
soft pretzel party
soft pretzel party

Soft pretzels, I salute you.

See more details right here on Julep.

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