• I took these photos on a beautiful Spring day near Smith Rock in Central Oregon. I really love the blue and pink together and how some flowers blurred more than others. You can now download this for your desktop, ipad, or phone background. I hope you find joy in looking at these pretties as much as I do.


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  • My new wonderful assistant came across this DIY where you can dye eggs very easily with silk, water and vinegar and we both thought it was such a neat idea! The best part is unwrapping the fabric to see how they all came out. Its pretty fun and quite simple.

    You will need:
    • 100% silk fabric
    • Lightcolored Cotton fabric
    • String
    • White eggs
    • Vinegar
    • Pot for boiling
    Step 1: Cut 9"x9" silk fabric to cover egg and use string or twist ties to hold it in place. Make sure they are tightly tied on but be gentle enough to not break the egg. (I broke two!) Spritz water on egg to help the fabric stick to it. Make sure you use the more pigmented side of the silk.

    Step 2: Wrap eggs with cotton fabric 9"x9" and use string to tie it on.

    Step 3: Add water in pot and place eggs in gently. Add 1/4 cup of vinegar. Bring to a boil and then put timer on for 20 minutes.

    Step 4: Place eggs gently in a colander and let cool.

    Step 5: Unwrap fabric from eggs and discover how beautiful they came out!

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  • I recently came across Jenna Park's story on Steller on how to dye eggs using natural colors and was instantly inspired to make my own! I ended up using blackberries for bluish purple, beets for reddish pink, and turmeric for yellow. I originally wanted to make green with spinach but it didn't quite work out. I read that you need to use frozen spinach and baking powder to make it work. I ended up using turmeric instead.

    You will need:
    • White Eggs
    • 2 Cups Blackberries
    • 2 Beets
    • 1/4 Cup Turmeric
    • Plastic Cups
    • White Vinegar
    • Spoon
    • Napkins
    Step 1: Peel and grade two beets
    Step 2: Blend the blackberries

    Step 3: Add the two graded beets to 4 cups boiling water, add 1/4 cup turmeric to 4 cups boiling water, and add 2 cups blackberries to 4 cups boiling water.
    Step 4: Boil for 15 minutes

    Step 5: Boil eggs for 12 minutes and then let them cool before adding them to dye
    Step 6: Add 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar to plastic cups

    Step 7: Add strained beets, blackberries, and turmeric to the plastic cups
    Step 8: Add eggs to cups
    Step 9: Let the eggs sit in cups overnight

    Step 10: In the morning dry your eggs off with a paper towel and now you have some pretty naturally dyed eggs!

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  • I have wanted to make boot cuffs for awhile now and I thought for the spirit of St Patricks Day I would make one with a clover on it! If you have a basic understanding of sewing by hand than this will be really easy for you to make. 

    You will need:
    • Scissors
    • Buttons (I chose ones with one hole in the back)
    • Green Felt 
    • Green Thread
    • Needle
    • Old Sweater
    • Sharpie 
    Step 1: Try on the arm part of the sweater over your pants to make sure they fit properly and mark where you want to cut them.
    Step 2: Cut off the desired length. If you live in a colder place you may want more fabric.

    Step 3: Use a sharpie if you aren't comfortable just cutting out a clover and draw four hearts. Place the felt against the cuff to get an idea of how big you want your clover to be. I made mine around 1".
    Step 4: Hand sew your buttons on the clovers. I did mine this way so if I want to unthread the clover it is easier to do.

    Step 5: Make sure you place a clover for the left side and the right side. I wanted to keep the seem of the cuff centered on the back of my leg when they are on.
    Step 6: Sew your clover on to the cuff.

    When your done you should have something like this!  I think these came out super cute. Cant wait to wear them! :)

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  • St Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays and so I wanted to make something special for the house. I have been admiring the little hearts on canvas look for Valentines Day and so I wanted to make a St. Patty's Day version. The green goes better in my home than red or pinks. :)

    This project is a bit time consuming but a lot of fun to make and pretty easy for the most part.

    You will need:
    • 12"x12" Canvas
    • Heart Craft Punch
    • Magazine Scraps (preferably with green)
    • Hot Glue Gun
    • Scissors
    • Ruler
    • Pencil
    Step 1: Cut out your hearts! You will need 100 qty.
    Step 2: Lay your hearts on the canvas and scatter them around to mix it up.
    Step 3: Measure 2" in on all sides and lightly pencil it in on the canvas.

    Step 4: Arrange your hearts the way you would like them to look.

    Step 5: Mark lightly with your pencil  approx 1-1/2" in between each clover.
    Step 6: Hot glue a small drop on the back of the heart and place them on the canvas. I suggest doing the outer border first. You will be able to eye the spacing better this way.

    Once you have glued on all the four leaf clovers/hearts it should look something like this! I really like the way this came out. I think I may leave this up in the guest room all year long. :)

    I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did. I would love to see pictures if you do decide to make this. Have fun!

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  • For my first DIY on the blog I wanted to start with something I am already familiar with. I used to make these a lot with vintage wallpaper and taught myself how to make them through trial and error. I used them for gifts and people really seemed to like them. They are great to stick in your purse when you need to jot something down.

    I like this project because you can really get creative with different paper and colored ribbon. I got the paper from Michaels for this project but you can use anything you want like newspaper, sheet music, wallpaper etc.

    You will need:
    • Pretty Paper cut to 7" x 3"
    • 6 Sheets of White Office Paper cut to 6-3/4" x 2-7/8"
    • Adhesive ribbon cut to 7" 
    • Scissors
    • Stapler
    • Ruler
    • Pencil
    Step 1: Cut your paper and ribbon to sizes mentioned above.

    Step 2: Fold your paper in half
    Step 3: Place the white paper inside the pretty paper
    Step 4: Staple the top near the fold on the left and the right

    Step 5: Attach the adhesive ribbon on the back side of the jotter 3/4" in
    Step 6: Continue to wrap the ribbon around the jotter and voila you have a cute little jotter! :)

    Hope you like this DIY! Its super easy to make and great for presents. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments. Have fun!

    All photos by me. :)
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  • I have been meaning to get a new mouse pad so I decided to make one! I've seen some really cool ones around the internet and I love the look of cork and vinyl/pleather with a little bit of art on it. I decided I wanted to go with navy blue and paint little stars. I also love the look of constellations so I ended up doing a Leo one. Feel free to get creative with yours!

    You will need:
    • 1/2 yard of smooth vinyl/pleather
    • 12"x12" cork board
    • scissors
    • Spray Adhesive
    • Silver Pen
    • Sharpie
    • A Large bowl under 12" or something round to trace on the cork
    Step 1: Place your round object on top of the cork and draw a circle with a sharpie
    Step 2: Cut out your circle

    Step 3: Spray adhesive on the cork and then place it on the backside of the vinyl
    Step 4: Cut out the vinyl around the cork

    Step 5: Sketch some constellations on a scratch piece of paper before drawing onto your vinyl
    Step 6: Draw stars onto your vinyl and you're done!

    I would love to see yours if you decide to make one. :)

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