October 31, 2014


Have a super-creepy, scary, fun, and safe Halloween! If you need some last-minute ideas and inspiration for tonight, here you go.

October 29, 2014

DIY Halloween: Lightning Strikes Costume

This week I had the pleasure of having one of my nearest and dearest old friends (and just all around favorite people) join me in an episode of HGTV Handmade. My sweet girl, Casey Wilson, is a special guest this week, where we show you how to make a Lightning Strikes Halloween costume. Will and I went as this last year, and it appears in the opening credits of Casey's hilarious and brilliant new show, Marry Me. Check out the video here, and watch Marry Me Tuesday nights at 9pm on NBC to laugh your tuckus off!

October 23, 2014

DIY Halloween: Glow-In-The-Dark Skeleton

A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of working with the incredibly rad dudes over at Matador for a DIY Halloween video with Visa that aired today on MACC. The final result is so much fun, and I will cherish the images of an illuminated Strudel Skeleton forevs. I really love my job.

Photography, video, and editing by Scott Sporleder
Major assistance from, and a HUGE thank you to, Will Cole. (For real)

October 20, 2014

DIY Halloween: Frightening Fascinator

Combine fashion and fear with this DIY Halloween Frightening Fascinator. Super simple and very customizable, use my template below or just eyeball that mug.

October 16, 2014

DIY E.T. Dog Costume

I have no words to describe the love I have for this week's DIY Halloween costume video, starring the incomparable, Gracie Strudel.

October 3, 2014


+ THESE are my top 5 favorite finds for early fall.

+ THIS could be a game-changer.

+ THAT book is my travel companion next week.

THESE rare vintage photos of Blondie are epic.

+ Map our your month with THIS.

+ I am counting down to the premiere of THIS.

I will be in L.A. again next week for a really fun and super-exciting (more details to come) HGTV shoot. Stay tuned to HGTV Handmade for the very first Halloween videos to start coming your way, and keep in touch via Instagram to see behind-the-scenes funsies. 

October 2, 2014


A little loveliness to brighten your Thursday brought to you by a dill moment from a fall bouquet from my local garden shop, GRDN

September 29, 2014

EP 38 /// Modern Mountain Decals

In today's episode of HGTV Handmade I share a modern mountain decal tutorial with you and provide a template for you to make your own. Check out the video here!

Download the photo and save it to your computer. Open it up in photoshop and make it the size you want. Print it out on card stock paper and cut out the mountain. If you want a larger decal, you can always print it out on 2 pages and tape the together like I did for a decal that measures 13.5" along the bottom. 

September 26, 2014


THIS jaunt with Catherine Baba is everything. Just everything. Via Paper Mag.

+ I can not wait to see THIS film. The book is one of my all-time favorites and the film looks right on par with it. Also by Strayed; THIS + THIS.

THIS is a fascinating look into a devastating time.

THAT coat is everything I need for fall/winter.

THESE quotes by 25 Famous Women on Not Having Children is really interesting and important. As a woman who does not have children yet, I often find that people project less of a value onto my life because of that. I am fulfilled and happy and content without, and agree that the value of a female's femininity need not be measured by what or what has not lived in her womb. Thoughts?

September 23, 2014

EP 37 /// Copper & Suede Wall Display

Last week's DIY on Handmade is a favorite of mine, in which we let the simple industrial modern supplies do most of the work. A clean and crisp aesthetic that serves a utilitarian purpose? I'm IN.