If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I take the Olympic Games very seriously. I’m not much of a sports watcher at other times of the year but when the Olympics come on, the spirit of the games takes over and I’m hooked. Sometimes, I even watch curling (to be fair, it’s the only sport that gives me hope I could be a competing athlete someday).
For you fellow fans, I offer you these Olympic party invitations ready for you to print, fill-in, score, and fold for your viewing parties. Be warned, only invite true fans or you might get some talkers during a very important triple axel.
design: Kirsten Bingham
1. The happiest cushion in all the land
2. A cheery cake topper for every occasion
3. Geometric stamp sets (via Design Love Fest)
4. A floral, polka dot mix (via This Little Street)
5. The right way to mix pillows
- Is it weird that the thickness of paper makes me happy?
- Will people think I’m a clown?
Only time will tell.
January is seriously the pits. So I decided that this week’s posts will be colorful and peppy, like these favor bag toppers. Use them for a party or pop them in the mail to a friend who you’ve been meaning to thank.
Get the printable and instructions right here on Julep.
Today’s post is from my real life best friend and all around creative gal, Kelly of Cloudy Day Gray. You could easily adapt this project to spell out any message. I think a happy birthday one is in order.
Let’s celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year by creating and displaying something that reminds us to dare to dream big. And to teach our kids the importance of listening to that inner voice that tells us that treating all people equally, no matter what, is the right thing to do.
Supplies: Wire, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, yarn, scissors, and this template.
Process: Shape the wire into the thought bubble and words following the template. Make sure to leave extra wire at the ends to attach to bubble. Wrap the words in yarn and attach to the thought bubble. Then, twist another piece of wire around the thought bubble to hide the connection points of the words and to provide a bit more rigidity. Finally, wrap the thought bubble in yarn, hang, and enjoy!
Time: The entire project took me about five hours from start to finish. It was not difficult, in fact, wrapping the yarn was very relaxing. Now, go make your own!
See more from Kelly on Cloudy Day Gray
I’m so happy to announce that our family of three will be expanding to four in July! I honestly didn’t know when or if this would happen for us so I’m feeling overwhelmingly blessed and grateful to become a mother to another little one.
My favorite Christmas gift I gave Ryan this year was a Pinhole Press photo book of our travels to Europe. I’m so glad I didn’t sit on the photos forever and the sweet moments of our trip, like Beck’s first steps, are published.
I have a bad habit of never organizing the mounds of photos we have so when I get a book made, I feel accomplished. My goal this year is to get the photos of Beck under control and print several more books. Have a similar goal? Good news! Pinhole Press is offering yamf readers 15% off photo books through Feb. 1st (great Valentine’s Day gift!) with the code: youaremyfavebook. Let’s resolve that mess together folks.
Winter is my arch nemesis (pep talks are needed and welcome). Here are a few fave finds that have helped perk things up a bit lately.
1. Big monthly planner (pen and paper are still my organization tool of choice)
2. A sweet family photo shoot at home (via Design For Minikind)
3. Yellow window frames
4. The Seven Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About (I’m guilty of talking about all of them)
5. A dreamy thin framed chair (I would purchase if I didn’t think it would be smeared with peanut butter)
6. A resolution to spend more time with cake
Okay weekend, let’s do this.
And by family I mostly mean Beck.
At the end of October we had Nicole take another round of family photos for us. It probably seems like a regular occurrence for us but it’s just something I find important, documenting our family. Especially since the only photos I have of Beck and I together are pretty much his first day in the hospital and maybe his birthday. It’s also something that I’m not going to regret, except when my other kids make me feel guilty for not having nearly as many photos of them.
Oh, and I guess a happy new year is in order. Happiest of years to you.
All photos: Nicole Coleman of Petit Soul
I thought it was fitting to end this year of blogging with a celebratory box.
New Year’s Eve is often a dud of a holiday for me but if I received a box stuffed with all the goods needed for a party, I think my attitude would change. It would also make a great invitation or some very happy mail so you can celebrate with friends that don’t live near.
To make your very own, download the label and highlights and resolutions card right here. Then confetti fill to your heart’s content.
And with that, I say farewell until the new year. Have the happiest of holiday seasons and eat some cheese ball for me.