Tuesday, April 8, 2014


It's hard to put into words exactly what I'm feeling as I turn 30 today....Grateful for the blessings, thankful for the growth in hard times, humbled, and most of all, loved. I can't wait to spend another decade learning, refining, loving, making, dreaming, deepening, and living every minute of this beautiful life.

I think we spend a lot of time in our 20's figuring ourselves out and maybe even trying to prove something to the world. I'm feeling most of that fade away and I just want to focus on who I love, what I love, and becoming a better version of myself. I'm incredibly humbled by what I've been given and long to just be worthy of all of the blessings in my life, and to be a blessing to someone else.

Thank you for sharing this day with me! So grateful for you.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Air Plant Teacher Gifts

It's that time of year again-time to show teacher's a little appreciation. Flowers and plants always make nice gifts, so we set out to our favorite flower shop the other day in search of the perfect thing. I stumbled upon the air plant section and fell in love! I'm sure you know about these wonders by now, but they only require indirect sunlight (hello dark classroom) and light misting once a week. Plus, without the need of potting soil, you can put these guys just about anywhere.

We chose to put ours in tiny terracotta pots, and they turned out so cute that I wish I would've bought extra for myself! These would also make amazing party or wedding favors. Other ideas for vessels would be tiny spice jars, shells, tins, and small terrariums.

I whipped up a little tag that we printed on to full sheet labels, cut out, and wrapped around wooden sticks as a flag (you could also use toothpicks, popsicle sticks, or cake pop sticks). We wrote thank you on the back and the girls signed their names.

You can download our tag here and use it for any plant gift you have up your sleeve!

Monday, March 31, 2014

DIY Printable Springtime Masks

Remember our fun printable bunny masks from last year? We decided to make them again this year, but thought Mr. Bunny might want a little friend too!

Find the templates for this simple springtime craft over at playful learning today...

Happy paper crafting!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Mail 04: Take Care

The transition from winter to spring can be taxing. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have to wait a while for the actual, real arrival of spring. A beautiful, sunny day will pop up occasionally to give us hope, but then it's back to rain and gloom for a days at a time.

I put together a little care package of a few of my go-to products for this time of year and sent it off to the happy mail winner last week.

For cracked hands: Aveda Hand Relief
For chapped lips: Smith's Rosebud Salve
For a little pick me up on windy days: Ticket Kitchen Hot Chocolate on a stick
For extra pampering: Aura Cacia Peppermint essential oil. I love to put a few drops of this on the shower floor before turning on the water! It can also be added to the bath, homemade cleaning products, and mixed with a carrier oil and used on the skin.

Are the signs of spring popping up where you are?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Whip Up Wednesday: Cheery Gift Tags for Spring

Raise your hand if you're ready for spring! Things are still cold here, but trees are blooming anyway. Despite Seattle's best attempt otherwise, I am all about jumping into spring and leaving winter behind as quick as I can. It's in that hopeful spirit that I offer these sweet little gift tags.

Attach them to treats, gifts, or my favorite-potted plants, and spread the spring cheer!

Download springy gift tags here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Inpsiration

Because character, habits, and actions all begin with a single thought.....

Happy Monday, hope it's a good one!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Whip Up Wednesday: Galaxy Inspired Napkins

We don't always use formal dinner napkins when guests come over, but I do love to have some on hand for times when we're feeling fancy. I've fallen in love with the concept of hand dyed/hand painted of fabric lately (especially from here!). Mix that in with a strong desire for happy, springy colors and you get these galaxy inspired, hand painted napkins.

These beauties pair nicely with a crisp, modern table scape, and are so subtle and pretty in real life! I had some linen left over from a project, and wanted to make at least six of these, so I made them in a smaller, cocktail-ish size, but the same technique I used can be applied to a larger cotton napkin as well.

Want to make a few of your own? Find all of the details after the jump...

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