To DiY, or not to DiY

I have this love-hate relationship with DiY projects.  I love how simple and inexpensive they can be to do yourself and I love how many resources there are these days to give inspiration and how-to’s.  Then, I hate (maybe not that strongly) when I spend time taking on these projects and they come out looking like I did it myself instead of the alternative, like I bought it.

This internal struggle (it’s really not that dramatic) is why most of the walls in our new house are still blank.  Part of me knows I should not fill them all at once because our tastes in decor are still changing with every HGTV show we watch.  The other part, however, just feels stuck trying to sift through all the ideas and deciding which are really worth the trouble and in which we should just invest.

In comes Pinterest.



I have browsed and browsed for wall inspiration- be it pictures, canvases, structures, detailing, etc.  Some of my finds I can tackle on my own, others have led me to excellent vendors online that I would be happy to support.

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FPM collage

Check out my pinterest {linked to the images} for more details of the projects if you’re interested.  Also, the bottom scripture canvases are from French Press Mornings, a blogger I began following recently.  She has an etsy shop and as you can see, her work is beautiful (and influenced by Rifle Paper Co, and I think it’s clear that I have a love affair with them already).  It’s going to be difficult to decide which I’d like to display since I can’t buy them all- but she also does Encouraging Wednesdays- when she provides a free 4×6 download of the featured print and 40% off that print in her shop for the week.  WIN WIN.

Any Pinterest DiY projects on your to-do list?  I’d love to hear about some of your successful or failed projects.  Share below!

xoxo, heather


Good as Gold

There have been so many fashion trends this season.  I feel like, for the most part, they have been relatively risky.  No longer can you both embrace a trend and remain in your comfort zone.  Am I the only one who feels this way?  With that said, I have loved about 93% of what I’ve seen.

From the new neutral: leopard, to faux fur, to leather galore, to print-mixing, to plaid for days, to layers upon layers, to stacked jewels, to GOLD.  Did I miss any?  I’m sure I did!  But what I think makes me the happiest about all these is it only requires one subtle change, one “piece of flare” added to any outfit to jazz it up.

Then again, there are those of us who choose to go overboard sometimes; but once you are freed from your comfort zone, it really is difficult to go back.

So that brings me back to my original point: one of my favorite trends.  Gold.  GOLD. Gold. Is there anything flashier?  I submit not.  And it’s everywhere these days.  I’ve put together some of my favorite options which have been hard to ignore when I am supposed to be elfing for everyone else.  Even better: it’s not just limited to your wardrobe.

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Maybe I went a little crazy with the accessories- what can I say?  They are that little something to brighten up any outfit and are typically less expensive.  I’m thinking there should be a lot of glitz and sparkle in your NYE outfit this year!

Do you feel like you’re on gold overload?  Nah, I didn’t think so 😉 Anything I left out that you are loving about this trend?  Please share!

xoxo, heather

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