week in review

It's been awhile since my last "Week in Review" post, so I thought it would be the perfect time to check in with a little update. For the past few weeks, I have been busy working on holiday cards for Minted. One design has already launched, but I promise to share the entire collection here just as soon as the others become available. Also, I am trying to finish my Zazzle holiday collection. My tentative deadline is October 1st, so hopefully I can complete it by then... Fingers crossed!

As always, here are some of my favorite finds from this past week:

1 Fun DIY projects to help you get into the fall spirit. (See a few more here!)

2 Summer to fall fashion inspiration from Anthropologie.

3 I must try this apple pie biscuit recipe from Joy the Baker!

4 This hand-drawn and hand-painted wedding invitation by Kartoe.

5 A peek inside Pinterest headquarters... Check out that Lego wall!

6 These lovely porcelain bowls from The Awesome Project.

Have a great weekend, friends!


instagram-inspired projects

With all of the photos I took this summer, I'm inspired to try some of these cool projects. A few of them would even make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season... Just a thought!
  1. diy photo display, little inspiration
  2. printable instagram gift tags, going home to roost
  3. diy instagram magnets, see kate sew
  4. instagram heart display, a beautiful mess
  5. diy wooden polaroid gift set, sugar & cloth
  6. diy reversible coasters, free people blog
  7. instagram photo book, dear lizzy
  8. diy instagram note cards, say yes
Oh, and don't forget these diy playing cards from a recent "Week in Review" post!


favorite phone cases

My phone case broke the other day, so I've been scouring the internet for a new one. With so many lovely designs to choose from, narrowing it down will be no easy task!

These are my favorites, so far...
  1. rain 3, garima dhawan
  2. leopard pattern, garance doré
  3. rocketwoman, britt bass turner
  4. floral print, asos
  5. bows, leah reena goren
  6. mint floral, rifle paper co.


this month in photos

one bookcase, styled (one more to go!) | the gorgeous view from the OB Pier | enjoying a Padres game with my family | an afternoon at Balboa Park | a hot air balloon flyover | getting ready to photograph this and this | so proud of my niece!! | the colorful path at the Spanish Village Art Center | a sight for sore eyes on a hot summer day


back to school printables

Start the school year off right with these adorable (and free!) printables from around the web!
  1. lunch bag labels, studio diy
  2. gift wrap & tags, mini-eco
  3. printable alphabet poster, mr printables
  4. lunch box notes, living locurto