Display Your Social Feeds With Tint

I often share links and photos through my social media accounts, and I wanted to find a way to easily incorporate those feeds into this blog. The solution turned out to be so simple, and it didn't even require me to touch my site code. That was a major plus for me since I feel like I'm drowning every time I have to look at code - also, I usually end up breaking something in the process. I found … [Read more...]

Gold Leafed Canvas

Artwork brings such life and interest to a room, but unfortunately our current budget doesn't leave much room for starting a collection of my own. So until we reach that point, I've decided to tap into my "inner artist" to add some interest to our walls. I've had some old canvases for awhile, but haven't had the courage to try my hand at painting yet (am I the only one completely intimidated by … [Read more...]

Foster Your Creativity

    I've been thinking quite a bit about creativity lately. For example, what makes one person more creative than another? Are we each predisposed to a certain level of creativity or is it something that we are each capable of fostering and growing within ourselves? Sure, some people may be more naturally creative, but that doesn't mean we don't all have the ability to dream up … [Read more...]

Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You.

I really love this print from Sugar Paper. It's such a sweet, simple message, and it encourages me to find the joy in each moment. Sometimes I need that reminder on Monday mornings! :) Here are a few links I enjoyed this week: Giving yourself permission to screw up may actually help you become more successful. Boost inspiration gave us a collection of useful free Photoshop files for … [Read more...]

Emerald Green

via Anya Hindmarch Just in case you've been living under a rock, Emerald Green is Pantone's color of the year this year. Somehow I feel like that's a major win for me since it's my birth stone - all those tacky birth stone necklaces I got as a kid are suddenly so "this year" I'm not sure how Pantone can just claim authority to choose the color of our year, but they certainly do … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help You Search Pinterest Like a Pro

Have you noticed that Pinterest's search feature is seriously lacking? I usually have  a hard time finding what I'm looking for when I try to search Pinterest. Now to be fair, this isn't all on Pinterest - it actually has much more to do with our habits (or lack thereof) as users. For example, have you noticed how many images are floating around on Pinterest with little to no … [Read more...]

A Lazy Weekend

My schedule has been completely packed for the last few months, but finally this weekend things slowed down a bit and I had a chance to enjoy some serious relaxation. My Sunday looked a bit like this: Great Book + Cozy Socks + Cute Mug + Tea A lazy weekend also meant I had some time for web browsing. Here are a few links I loved: Amy Cuddy shares how your body language shapes who you … [Read more...]

One Second Everyday

image via . It's so easy to get caught up in the stress and busyness of life. If you're anything like me, the days just start melding together, and it takes a conscious effort to find time to appreciate the little things and celebrate progress. Often, I become so focused on the future that I allow the present to pass right by. . I've never been big on making new year's resolutions, but in 2013 … [Read more...]

Geometric Paper Ball Ornaments

I spotted these DIY christmas balls from Snug on Pinterest a while ago. I love their version, but they're a little too big for our tiny tree this year, so I decided to make some of my own. This is a really simple project - all you'll need is some chip board or thick paper (or you can reuse and old cereal box like I did), an exacto knife, ruler, white glue, string, and some paint. I made … [Read more...]

Afterglow and Web Wandering

Winter has barely begun and I'm already in need of some serious sun and relaxation! I don't think I'm cut out for these Chicago winters anymore. I finally downloaded the Afterglow app, and I love it! It gives so much more control over the filters and edits than other photo editing apps do. Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess recently did an interview with the apps creator, Simon Filip. It's a … [Read more...]