Pin-teresting Pin Board DIY

Monday, August 25, 2014

I mentioned earlier that the hubs and I moved into a new pad. One of my FAVORITE spots in this place is my crafting nook! You see, our attic bedroom has this little space in between the two closets with a little window. I’m working on crafting a number of items before I’ll reveal my nook, but today I wanted to share one of my craft projects – a real life pin board to pin my future projects!

I purchased a $9.99 cork board from Target with the plan to DIY it into something a bit more fancy.

This is SO simple. I covered the pin board with a fabric - I chose a metallic dot burlap so that the future pins wouldn't be so noticeable. You could also totally buy regular burlap and add metallic paint dots, but I wasn't messing with placing those dots on in a row! 

My solution for keeping the fabric in place was my solution for everything...GLUE GUN. 

Then, I placed gold thumb tacks the about two inches away from each other to create a studded boarder.

Ta da!SO EASY, right!?

After researching some DIY tricks on the internets, I decided upon a fabric board with stud/pin trim.

This DIY was SUPER easy and cost about $25 total – and I have 200+ extra thumb tacks and some fabric.

Stay tuned for more craft nook DIYs! 
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Flat Out Looking Forward to Fall

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flats used to have a bad image. They were almost a sign of defeat against heels. Well things are a changing. Flats are more in fashion on the runways and the options have become more chic. Here are some of my favs for fall.

  1. Valentino
  2. Chloe
  3. Tory Burch
  4. J. Crew
  5. Kate Spade
  6. J. Crew Factory

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Monday, August 11, 2014

OMG you guys. It’s totally one of my FAVORITE times of the year…


I LOVE a good planner. While the hubs and I have a shared Google calendar, I still love writing down those important dates in a planner.

I broke a five year tradition of a Lilly Pulitzer planner and went with Kate Spade for 2015. The Kate Spade planner had the one thing I love – a month view followed by week to week view – but minus the additional 12 months upfront that the Lilly offered. One less bonus? No stickers with the Kate. I’m 33. I can make it without the stickers!

Given my obsession with planners, here are some options if you are in the market for a new calendar! Note that most of the 2015 planners start with August 2014 – hence why it’s planner season!

  1. Lilly Pulitzer 
  2. Minted
  3. Emily Ley
  4. Kate Spade
  5. Erin Condren
  6. Paper Source

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