Gingersnap Men

I’m not sure how the tradition of making cookies at Christmas time came about, but I’m not complaining about it. Cookies happen to be my favorite desserts to make, and probably my favorite dessert to eat. Something I’ve never really been fond of, though, is gingerbread. Continue reading “Gingersnap Men”

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Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial

Growing up with a baby sister 13 years younger than you, you get used to her living a completely separate life. When I was getting ready for prom, she was coloring at the kitchen table. When I was graduating from college, she was finishing up a science project about the planets. And then all of a sudden, she’s visiting me in Houston showing me how to apply eye-shadow and inspiring my fashion choices. Enter: this adorable overall dress. Continue reading “Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial”

DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper

When it comes to making pillow cases, I’d say I’m the queen. I have a stash of almost every color pillow case in the rainbow so that I can change them out whenever I feel like it. My go-to method for making pillow cases had always been the pocket method that I shared a couple years back, but recently I wanted to try out adding a zipper instead to give the pillow a sleek look on both sides. As it turns out – it’s almost just as easy! Continue reading “DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper”

The Easy Way to Make a Waterfall Veil (any length!)

Photography by Brandon O’Neal: http://brandononealphotography.com/

With another slew of weddings coming up this month, I thought it was high time I got around to publishing my DIY veil post! Three of my friends got married in the Spring and all asked if I could make their veils. This was such an honor for me to see them in something I made, and it was even better that this saved them money and took almost no time or effort! Continue reading “The Easy Way to Make a Waterfall Veil (any length!)”

Creating a Cohesive Decorating Color Palette

Living Room Color Inspiration taken from a Painting from Desire to Inspire

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”

DIY Camo Print Athleisure Set with Exposed Hems

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”

DIY Paper Bag Waist Shorts

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”