Archives: February 2014

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Always Forever Tunic , Matador Hat c/o Free People / Novella Royale Duster c/o Van De Vort / Talon Bootie c/o Matisse

Photos by JOIELALA

I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt like time was passing by slowly.  In fact, it’s usually the complete opposite.  I often jot down a to-do list at the start of each morning with all things I think I can realistically get done in that day.  And rarely do I ever check all of them off.  But, for reasons only known to me, time has been passing slower than ever.  There is so much I am looking forward to, and so much I’m ready to leave behind.  The days have never felt so long.  I’ll have news to share with you soon, but for now, let’s talk about this duster.

I’ve been following Novella Royale for a few years now and it’s been cool to see her brand grow and her line develop into what it is today.  I couldn’t be more in love with her collection.  Shop it all here.

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ONE – olli oxford black dotti // TWO – lea love dress // THREE – big sister in a box //  FOUR – ez pudewa firefly wishes art print //  FIVE – stars pillow //  SIX – bunny ear hairband //  SEVEN – jess brown handmade rag doll // EIGHT – hansel from basel seamdot crew sock


When I started this blog, I remember mostly posting about inspiration and all the wonderful things I found on the internet.  Over the last year, I noticed I’ve lost that a little bit.  I love discovering unique and beautiful product online, so I thought I’d start fresh with my collection column and bring you all of my current favorite finds….be it a ‘mini’ collection like this one, items for your home, or your own wardrobe.  I’ve never been good at sticking to regular columns here, so we will see how this goes.  But it’s true, it’s one of my absolute favorite posts to create, and it brings me back to this humble blogs beginnings.

And congrats to Hannah, you are the winner of the ShoeMint giveaway!  Email me with your info!


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Spell Playsuit – Van de Vort  //  Katrine bootie c/o ShoeMint

Photos by JOIELALA

shoemint giveaway

I’ve got an awesome giveaway for you guys today.

I just got those new booties from ShoeMint, and I’m obsessed.  I always seem to default to black shoes, but these are the perfect shade of brown leather and are challenging me to mix it up!

ShoeMint is offering one reader a free pair of shoes, of your choice!  If you’re not familiar with ShoeMint, it’s the brainchild of celebrity stylists Rachel Bilson and Nicole Chavez and shoemaker Aldo.  ShoeMint prides itself on it’s style and quality craftsmanship, with prices ranging from $70-$150.  30 new styles are added monthly and they offer free shipping and returns.  It’s a members-only website, but it’s completely free to sign up and there is no obligation to buy.

To enter, sign up for ShoeMint here and just comment below with your favorite pair!  That’s it!  A winner will be chosen this Friday, the 21st.  Good luck!




DIY Cake Pops + V-Day Printables

I am over on 100 Layer Cakelet today sharing the recipe for these Valentines Day Cake Pops.  Come to find out, making a cake pop is way harder than it looks!  Give yourself some time and patience with these…..but I promise the outcome will be well worth it!

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I also designed these free printable tags for you to add to your finished pops, or any Valentine’s Day gift for that matter.  (for personal use only)

You can download them HERE >>>


DIY friendship bracelets

I thought it’d be fun to create a simple DIY that Rylee could gift her friends on Valentines day.  I decided on braided fabric friendship bracelets.

The only supplies you will need are scrap fabric or yarn (in shades of pink / red preferably) and a pair of scissors.

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Cut your fabric and / or string into three strips.  Two strips should be about 3 inches longer than your child’s wrist diameter, and one strip should be about 5 inches longer.  Knot the shorter strips around the longer strip and braid until you reach the end.  Create another knot at the end.


Tie the long fabric ends together to create the bracelet.  Or, if you are feeling crafty, take apart an old necklace or bracelet that you never wear and repurpose the hooks for this bracelet.


Using heavy kraft cardstock, I cut out several 2.5″ x 4″ rectangles.  I used this as my base to wrap the bracelet around.  I added a white doily heart sticker to the top and  hand wrote each child’s name on the bottom.

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