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. 

September 12, 2014


This summer came and went with only a mere few days spent relaxing and not working. Will and I have been trying to get away for a little down time together in a lovely Airbnb house in Woodstock with my kind of amenities (re: HEATED POOL) but kept having to put it off. In an attempt to not miss the season altogether, we are heading up to Woodstock on Monday to spend a week away from it all with the dog and bathing suits in tow. We will do a lot of swimming, hiking, exploring, lounging, reading, and UNplugging. It is so important to take a break once in awhile so you can return refreshed and ready for more. I'll be fully unplugged next week, so will miss you, but will return on the 23rd recharged. Until then, here's a little this and that.

+ THIS turned out just as I wanted it. Simple and weird.

+ Jenna Lyons is everything as are CUFFS + popped collars forevs, so thanks girl for showing us how to do it right in THIS video. Via R29

+ THIS homage to the stylings of Miss Kimmy Gibbler via Of A Kind is giving me what I need.

+ THAT is a dish I can get down with.

+ THIS is the sexiest outlet I've ever seen. And the only sexy outlet I've ever seen.

+ Still coveting THESE, can't lie. Catbird forevs.

+ I am still incredibly and genuinely bummed over THIS. If you are too, I highly recommend THIS.

September 11, 2014


+ Copper piping from Tony's Hardware. It's NO Crest Hardware, she types through tears of regret.

+ Industrial nails + S-hooks from Dry Goods

+ Suede twine from The Bead Box

+ Air plants from Grdn

+ Clay from Artists & Craftsman

+ Suede scrap from a larger scrap purchased at a neighborhood yard sale (they are EPIC in these parts).

More Supplies: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

September 10, 2014

Currently Reading...

If you've ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of a deeply intimate therapy session, but only during the good parts, this book will fascinate you. Stephen Grosz is an analyst who shares some of the most interesting moments of his sessions with his patients, and partners them with thought-provoking insight that lingers long after the 50 minutes are up.

// More Currently Reading //

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September 9, 2014

Episode 36 /// Abstract Art Tablerunner

Check out this week's new DIY on HGTV Handmade, an Abstract Art Tablerunner.