Over the years of reading about home decorating, interior design, and browsing through thousands of home photos on Pinterest, there have been many color palettes that I have been drawn to. Pink and mustard, baby blue and coral, black and white with splashes of green, you name it. The one thing they have all had in common is that they built the color palette around one colorful item in the room. Whether it’s a bohemian rug with pink and blue medallions or an oil painting of a city scene with red and yellow buildings, you can take the colors from a piece that already has all of them represented to make it feel cohesive. Continue reading “Creating a Cohesive Decorating Color Palette”
As a Chicago native, I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would end up owning anything camo print. But as trends come and go, camouflage is here and I’m kind of digging it! In order to ease into the trend I decided to make the most adorable little athleisure set to wear around the house. Continue reading “DIY Camo Print Athleisure Set with Exposed Hems”
Kids might be going back to school suggesting that summer might almost be over, but that doesn’t mean the heat is going anywhere fast. Shorts are one of those items you have to have in August in Houston, whether you like them or not. I always seem to have a hard time finding some that fit just right, so I created this customer pattern for the cutest paper bag waist shorts! Continue reading “DIY Paper Bag Waist Shorts”
If there’s anything you’re used to seeing around here, it’s home decorating changes. No matter what, I’m always getting inspired to mix up the color scheme, add elements for different seasons, or even just rearrange furniture for the heck of it.
This Summer I got really inspired to add more color into my space. I read that the best way to decorate is to look at your wardrobe and see what colors you gravitate toward. As it turns out for me, that is a lot of white, gray, pink, green, and blue. I had the white, gray, and pink down, but adding green and blue was something new for me in my little bachelorette pad. Continue reading “Easy DIY Geometric Artwork”
Happy (late) Summer!! It’s been a light month for posting for me since my brother got married and I was preoccupied cutting squares of fabric to cover little jam jars as favors, but I managed to sneak in a really adorable new sewing project! This button front midi skirt is my new favorite wardrobe staple. Continue reading “White Button Front Midi Skirt Sewing Tutorial”
In my 15+ years of sewing, my ambitions started high (i.e. making a gown with very cheap fabric), steeply dropped (i.e. making many, many tube skirts), and tapered off at easy-medium level projects. I’ve made my fair share of jersey swing dresses, tee shirt dresses, a couple of peplum hem shirts, and generally anything with a forgiving fabric and silhouette. There comes a time, though, when I looked into my closet and found that I really didn’t need any more basic pieces. Continue reading “Lace Drop Hem Dress with Princess Seams Sewing Tutorial”
Over Easter I was so lucky to have my family come to stay with me. Every time I see my them it takes me back to all of the memories I have baking with them in the kitchen. Starting back as a child standing on a chair peering over the bowl of the Kitchen Aid mixer, and more recently rolling out pie crust with my Dad and my sister as she teaches me how to make a proper lattice weave. Did I mention she is 14? I need to enlist her on the blog more often! Continue reading “Small Batch Carrot Cake Recipe”