new valentine's day designs

Hey there! I hope your 2015 is off to a great start!

For the past few weeks, I have been busy working on LOTS of new designs for my Zazzle shop. New Valentine's Day designs to be exact! Check out the collection by visiting the links below...

cards | stickers | gift tags & labels | desserts


this month in photos

pretty packaging | new ornaments from Target | Christmas Day, 1986 | checking out the lights on Christmas Eve | hand-painted beads for some DIY necklaces | gifts for my best friends | a yummy (and cute!) snowman cookie | twinkling Christmas tree lights | cupcake decorating with my niece and nephews


the adventures of jack

Tomorrow will be our last day with the Elf on the Shelf, and I know he has something very special planned for my niece and nephews. In fact, a little bird told me that he might be handing out goodie bags filled with candy & trinkets. (Shh... Don't tell!) 

Before we say goodbye to Jack, I thought it would be fun to recap our second year together. He went on quite a few adventures this time around, and also got into plenty of mischief!

delivering presents | Jack arrives with his reindeer friend, Ruby | a new puffer vest | working on a Mad Libs | starring in a dancing elf video (using Office Depot's Elf Yourself app) | trapped under a glass | coloring a self-portrait (via Living Locurto) | rappelling down the fireplace


week in review

This week was all about finishing up a few projects, and getting excited for the holidays. Are you guys ready? I feel like my to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. My mom and I are making Christmas dinner this year, so we have lots of grocery shopping, cooking, and baking ahead of us. On top of that, I still have to help clean the house, finish wrapping presents (Luckily, I only have 5 left!), and get everything ready for the Elf on the Shelf grand finale next week... More on that later!

Looking forward to the weekend, I hope to cross a few things off that to-do list, and enjoy a little holiday movie marathon. Then, on Sunday, we are heading up to Carlsbad for a family get-together. It should be a busy, yet lovely weekend, and I plan on savoring every second of it!

Now, to my favorite finds of the week...

1 This spritz cookie recipe will come in handy next week.

2 Hooray, it's Fri-YAY! :)

3 Looking for ideas for your New Year's celebration? Check out these DIY New Year's resolution party hats from Walk in Love!

4 A gorgeous photograph by Chuck Anderson.

5 I'd love to spend all day in this cozy nook!

6 Head over to Emily Henderson's blog for lots of last-minute holiday inspiration.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. See you next week!


holiday freebies i ♥

'Tis the season for fun and festive freebies! Here are some of my favorites...
  1. candle wraps & matchbox labels | lia griffith
  2. christmas gift tags | oana befort
  3. desktop wallpapers | designlovefest
  4. printable letter to santa | lia griffith
  5. holiday gift tags | julep
  6. holiday gift tags & gift wrap | poppytalk
  7. watercolor gift tags | m stetson design
  8. merry & bright printable art print | a pair of pears