bright, modern summer fiesta

summer fiesta party hop

Today’s DIYs for the summer fiesta Party Hop are fantastic! I love how this fiesta came together and am so excited to see the DIYs for all of the projects. The DIY Taco Invitation by Not Just a Mommy is the perfect way to set the stage for some serious fiesta-ing. And I am over [...]

a modern fiesta- party hop!

summer fiesta party hop

Between our love for salsa and mojitos, a summer fiesta is pretty much the perfect way to celebrate in our books. Then add in a collaboration with ten other talented bloggers and a Summer Fiesta becomes even more fabulous-filled with fringe, festive touches, and thoughtful details. The bright, modern vibe is especially fantastic. Balloon Time was [...]

moving overseas!

moving to saipan

Hello friends! I have been meaning to write this post for, well, for the last few weeks, but attempting to cross all of the must-do items of my list each day has just about swallowed me up. As you probably gathered from the post title, we are moving! Overseas! To Saipan, more specifically, a little [...]

DIY pom pom garland

how to make a pom pom garland

I get questions about how I made the pom pom garland from the Sprinkle Party all the time. It isn’t tricky to put together, but I thought I’d put together a quick step by step to answer all of the questions. To make one, make a pile of pom poms (you guys know how I [...]

DIY glittered clothespins


One of my favorite projects in my sewing room is the glittered clothespins (strung on a line, currently holding up my favorite ever calendar). They are EASY to make- just paint the clothespins gold, sprinkle with glitter, let dry and top with clear glossy spray paint- and they look fantastic! Also, they just seem to [...]

sewing spaces- craft room redo complete!

studio space reveal- sewing room/craft room

I’ve been working on putting my craft room/sewing room together since the first of the year (with a February break to go visit Jord and crew)… …and I finished it up just in time to share as part of the 2 little hooligans “Sewing Spaces” series. I’m loving the chance to peek into some of [...]

DIY bunny rabbit softies

DIY bunny softies

One of the highlights of my niece Josie’s ‘snow bunny’ party was the array of bunny rabbit softies that dotted the decor. These bunnies would make great Easter basket treasures and were fairly simple to put together (the most labor intensive part was embroidering the faces), so I thought I’d share the DIY process. I [...]

freezer cooking- an honest review and a few tips

freezer crockpot cooking- an honest review and my best tips

It has been almost two years since I first tried out freezer crockpot cooking. And I will be honest- while revolutionary (not having to figure out dinner from scratch every night is seriously the best), there has been a decent amount of trial and error in learning how to make this work best for our [...]

how to make a covered bulletin board

how to make a covered bulletin board

I’ve been finishing up my office these last few weeks and was so excited to add inspiration boards. Even better, since I used fabric and bulletin boards that I had on hand, I made these for free! First I wrapped the boards in fabric, securing each side in place with push pins on the back [...]

home sewn- reversible geometric cloth napkins

reversible cloth napkin tutorial for HomeSewn (by kojodesigns)

Have you all been following the Home Sewn series at Living with Punks? There are all sorts of great sewing projects for your home- and we’re so excited to be next up on the tour! The impetus of this little project is the same motivation of many of my projects- an unsuccessful search. I have [...]