Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More pretty packaging

I am not going to tell who these treats are for (wink wink).

Such a simple way to make a gift look beautiful! More gift wrapping ideas this week so stay tuned! Enjoy the leap day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The top 3 words that I loathe

3. Snack. Don't know why because I enjoy a good one - but snack has always made me cringe.

2. Moist. Such a gross adjective.

1. Panty or panties. Just say underwear.

Oh yeah - and any word that comes out of Rachel Ray's mouth. Such an annoying human.

Come on people - I know you're out there. What word annoys you?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Project Dear Stella #1

Lindsay Straw Galloway is a Surface Pattern and Textile designer (dream job) in NYC who launched her new fabric line Dear Stella late last year! She also happens to be an old high school friend, a facebook friend as well as a fellow pinner on Pinterest! Through the wonderful world of social media, Lindsay and I have reconnected. She was kind enough to send me some of her yummy, vibrant fabrics to play with - and I have been overwhelmed with ideas! The colors make me giddy!

Check out these great designs (there are so many it is hard to choose - here are a few favorites):
Heirloom - Blueberry Flowers

Mimosa - Pop Ditsy

Palladium - Gray Chevron (this is my favorite)

Stained Glass - Pink

I have desperately been looking for the right bedding to brighten up my bedroom. Sometimes I think it can be a curse when you know exactly what you want, because you can then never find it. Over the weekend I used the Palladium Gray Chevron to make some pillows for our bed and they turned out beautiful!

Stay tuned for more projects!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy + Friday

Ez Pudewa - the writer of Creature Comforts is one of my favorite people to follow on pinterest.

Her boards are super inspirational and are the reason I am sometimes on the computer way too long!

Color combos


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pretty packaging

I love giving gifts, but I love wrapping them even more!

How cute is this fun present? 

I wrapped the package in craft paper and then drew lines on the front to mimic garland.

With a heart hole punch and some paint chips I had lying around, I punched out the tiny hearts and glued them onto the craft paper under the lines. Voila a beautiful gift!

Wonder what's inside?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Here we come sunny so cal!

CJ and I are off to visit a few friends this weekend.

I can't wait for my little guy to meet some very special people!

Retro picture from here

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Felt flowers and rice krispies

Some sweet treats I made for my valentine's this year:


Instead of laying out rice krispies in a baking pan - I molded them in heart shaped cookie cutters, wrapped them in a clear baggie and tied on (my favorite) a felt heart!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Glass painted jars

These beauties are all over Pinterest!

Head over here to check out the how to.

Such an easy, great idea to brighten any room!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Meredith K Williams

Before Simple Stripe was born - I blogged over at Wordpress under Meredith K Williams and I just found the link!

To see what I was doing before SS - check it out! So fun!