• It's been so warm here in Oregon and so I wanted to change my iphone background to something more summery and refreshing. I couldn't find an ocean wallpaper background that I liked so I decided to make one. Here are some images you can download to make your computer, phone, or tablet pretty! I hope you enjoy them. :)



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  • Spring Paper Flower Garland from Lia Griffith

    Faux Brass Drawer Fronts from Sugar & Cloth

    Dip Dyed Photo Backdrop from Style Me Pretty Living

    DIY Bike Basket from francois et moi

    DIY Kraft Gift Boxes from The Pink Wings

    Ginkgo Leaf Earrings from Wellnesting

    Hope you find one or more of these DIY's useful to try. I wish I had more time to do them all. Have a great weekend!

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  • Since it is the lovely time of Spring I thought it would be nice to create a pretty floral crown. This is such a great project because you can use your own creativity and choose your favorite flowers to wear. Plus wearing your new flower crown will make you want to go to a Renaissance Fair or a Music Festival. :)

    I picked up a small bouquet of flowers for $3.99 from Trader Joe's and a few supplies from Michael's.

    You will need:
    • Stem Wire
    • Floral Tape
    • Wire Cutter
    • Green Wire
    • Flowers
    Step 1: Pick up two pieces of your stem wire and measure around your head and then twist it where you want it. You can twist it together at the end to make a better fit once the flowers are on it. 
    Step 2: Trim your flowers and get rid of any leaves you don't want to use.

    Step 3: Play around with your flowers to get a direction on how you want it to come out.
    Step 4: Gather your flowers in small bunches and use floral tape to wrap them together.

    Step 5: Use the green wire to wrap your bunches together.
    Step 6: Wrap over the wire with floral tape.

    Continue step 5 and 6 until you have used up all your bunches and you should get something like this!



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  • 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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