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Easy Burp Cloths 2.0

Easy Burp Cloths 2.0

I found some pre-made cloth diapers in these irresistible colors. So I decided to customize them to make them just a little more magical. Most of the burp cloths I have been making are homemade. I just love the shape and size of these flannel lined ones, and they are...

DIY Wedding: Paper Flowers

DIY Wedding: Paper Flowers

So I have had lots of requests to see wedding pictures. As you know, it takes a little time before we get those back from our AWESOME photographer and friend, no... family member - Paolo. But here are some of the DIY highlights. More to come! [gallery link="file"]...

Gold Confetti Polka Dot Wall

Gold Confetti Polka Dot Wall

I wanted to have a fun statement wall in our nursery, but I didn't want to go through the pain and suffering of painting. So I decided on creating a Kate Spade inspired confetti wall. The whole project took about an hour, but the results are spectacular. You will...

Boutique Burp Cloths – free pattern

Boutique Burp Cloths – free pattern

Ever since we found out that we are having a girl, I have been hooked on making these adorable little burp cloths. Super soft and absorbent on one side and just as cute as can be on the other. To make 8 burp cloths you will need 1 1/4 yard cotton flannel 1 yard of...

Simple Stories

Simple Stories

Hey friends! I am honored to the May Guest Designer for Simple Stories! To celebrate I will be sharing some fun giveaways, freebies, and pages from my snap album all week. So be sure to come by often!  Be sure to check out the Simple Stories blog for my guest post...

Project Life: Quick Print

Project Life: Quick Print

I have had quite a few people ask me about printing photos at home for Project Life. I am all about automation and getting things done quickly. So this is not exactly the most "professional" method, but its a good way to get lots of prints done quickly. Before we...

Project Life: Playing with Scale

Project Life: Playing with Scale

My project life pages are a direct reflection of my mood. And with all the happy things going on in my life right now, my mood has been squishy in love. So much so, that after a long weekend together I could not wait to get into the studio to create these pages. One...

Burlap Bunting

Burlap Bunting

To pull together my dining room, I created a bunting out of the same polka dot burlap fabric that I use as a table runner. Making the bunting was super easy. Start by simply cutting the burlap into strips. To make life easy I just cut them the width of my cutting...

Valentines Day Deco

Valentines Day Deco

Valentines Day has always been a little bitter sweet. I love that I have an excuse (not that I needed one) for all pink and girly decorations. But this year I am just a little extra spirited now that I am engaged! And getting married shortly after Valentines Day. This...

Christmas Wrap Theme 2013

Christmas Wrap Theme 2013

I am a gift wrapping addict. I truly LOVE wrapping gifts. And every year I create a theme for our holiday wrap. Now I am not shy to admit that I can, at times, be a little over the top. We have gotten to the point that I wrap ALL the Christmas gifts that go under the...

DIY Rosettes and Poms measurement guide

DIY Rosettes and Poms measurement guide

I looked high and low and could NOT find measurements for large rosettes and poms! So after some playing around I came up with this. These should come in handy when making larger rosettes and poms of various sizes. ROSETTES Large 28"x56" Medium 15"x30" Small 6"x12"...

Engagement Party Decor

Engagement Party Decor

For Matt and my engagement party, I made this fun banner that expressed how much I love "us". Each little piece has subtle significance for us.   I wanted use materials I already had in my stash. (after all we have a wedding to pay for!) And thats what I did! I...

Project Life Drop Out

Project Life Drop Out

My name is Ana and I am a "Project Life" drop out. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the whole idea of project life. But I lack both the discipline and attention span to stick to a weekly project. That said, I LOVE the way these books look and in the spirit of project life I...

DIY Personalized Frames

DIY Personalized Frames

Picture frames are an easy way to show off family photos. As long as we have lived in this house, I have had this wall of boring. An obscure wall that sits in the hall between the living room and family room. Visible by both rooms, strangely angled, and just boring....

Aphrodite: Update and Progress Report

Aphrodite: Update and Progress Report

My quest in "Becoming Aphrodite" - Spartan Training has been challenging to say the least. The works have been pretty brutal. However, they have also given me a great sense of satisfaction. I am so fortunate to have such amazing trainers coaches really who are there...

Easter Inspiration – Holiday Houses

Easter Inspiration – Holiday Houses

When I made this little project I was inspired by the Holiday houses you often see cropping up around Christmas. I made this particular line of houses a couple years ago... and still love it. This set I did last year, its smaller than the first but I love the little...