12 Days of DIY Christmas: Six

Christmas Origami (Doves, Stars, Trees and lots more) from Origami-Fun!

Need more craft ideas? Try: My Pinterest Christmas Joy Board.


12 Days of DIY Christmas: Eight

Perforated Table Top Christmas Trees from Curbly

Need more craft ideas? Try: My Pinterest Christmas Joy Board.


12 Days of DIY Christmas: Twelve

It's the most wonderful time of the year! This year for my annual twelve, I am featuring twelve tutorials for Christmas related projects. Happy crafting!

DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt from A Painted Nest

See past Christmas gift ideas here.

Need more craft ideas? Try: My Pinterest Christmas Joy BoardEverything Etsy and Creative Juice.

Friday Find: Omni Throw

Omni Throw, Z Gallerie, $59.95


Inspiration: 2014 - The Year of Orchid

Pantone announced last week that Radiant Orchid(18-3224) will be the color of the year for 2014:


Pantone describes that Radiant Orchid "blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health."

Flickr Roundup:


Book Releases: December 2013

Releasing this month:




Tenth Avenue North peforming Worn:

And I know that you can give me rest 
So I cry out with all that I have left


Friday Find: Baroque Dinnerware

Baroque Dinnerware, Anthropologie, $12-$24

Book Releases: November 2013

Releasing this month:


Radioactive on the Piano

William Joseph performing Radioactive (Imagine Dragons cover):


Fare Thee Well

Fare Three Well (Dink's Song) performed by Marcus Mumford & Oscar Isaac:


Book Releases: October 2013

Releasing this month:


God Moves in a Mysterious Way

Beautiful version rendition of an old hymn, God Moves in a Mysterious Way, by Jeremy Casella:


Friday Find: Mallorca Oval Platters

Mallorca Oval Platters (from the Paola Navone Collection), Crate & Barrel, $19.95 - $34.95


Friday Find: Soy VegePure Candle in Ambiance

Soy VegePure Travel Tin Candle 
in Ambiance (Orange & Lemongrass), Aroma Naturals, $6

This allergy-friendly candle, made of soy & vegetable oil wax, smells ah-mazing!