week in review

Are you guys ready for the weekend, or what? I know I am! Between attending my friend's wedding, visiting Legoland, and working on new designs for the current Minted challenge, I must say that it's been quite a busy, yet enjoyable week around here. Probably one of the best weeks I've had in awhile!

As we head into the weekend, though, I'm hoping to spend some time relaxing, baking, and (finally!) tackling those chores I've been procrastinating on!

1 A painted pineapple pattern by Miji Lee.

2 This garden party is so pretty and sweet!

3 Wouldn't these grilled salmon kebabs be perfect for a backyard barbecue?!

4 Love this apartment tour... especially the styled vignettes and gallery wall!

5 Dreaming of a trip back to La Casa del Zorro, in Borrego Springs. I went there a few times as a kid, and I long for the day when I can return. Sigh!

6 Dress up a simple paper mache letter with this fun DIY project!

Have a great weekend!


mix & match

Row upon row of neon gradients.

slosh samples #2 by louise zhang & printable gradient papers from mr. printables


kids & baby collection

During the past month or so, I've been slowly adding new designs to my Kids & Baby collection on Zazzle. It's still a work-in-progress as I hope to post more items soon. But, in the meantime, I couldn't resist giving you a peek at what I've been working on so far... Below are some of my favorite birth announcements and party invitations from the collection!

Check out the entire Kids & Baby collection here!


coconut recipes

Pineapple may be the "in" fruit this summer, but my current favorite happens to be coconut. Not only do I love that refreshing scent, but I also enjoy the subtle sweetness and crunchy texture it adds to a variety of dishes.

  1. strawberry coconut smoothie, the recipe critic
  2. coconut bread, taste and tell
  3. chocolate coconut bars, inspired by charm
  4. easy coconut shrimp, sally's baking addiction


week in review

Hello, friends. Long time no see!

I was hoping to check in and share a post or two this week, but between being busy with design work and then coming down with a nasty cold, I just never got around to it. On the bright side, I am feeling somewhat better today, and looking forward to a restful weekend ahead.

Here are some of the things I loved this week... Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

1 I gotta try this peach and nectarine crisp!

2 I'm loving my new and improved Minted storefront. (Thanks Minted, it looks great!)

3 These colorful, chunky bangles by The Good Machinery are perfect for summer.

4 Head over to designlovefest for your chance to win a leather tote, envelope wallet, and keychain from Make Smith Leather Co.

5 Leah Alexandra's gorgeous studio.

6 How cute are these printable s'mores cubes?!