vibrant and bright in California {home tour}

I love perusing and studying beautiful homes…and I love sharing them with you all! Today’s California home is bright, light and fun. If you aren’t familiar with Kristy Wicks and her lovely style, you’ll want to head over to her blog and plan on spending a bit of time over there:) 

These images are from last Spring, she’s since updated her home and you can find those images on her blog as well!

home tour 1

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home tour 8

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all images via kristy wicks


diy paper fortune cookies {a tutorial}

paper crafts

Looking for a fun paper craft? An easy Valentine’s Day treat? These fortune cookies are a simple, versatile, and fun paper crafting project! I created them using some of my favorite adult coloring book pages, but you can use scrapbook paper or wrapping paper for a fun twist!

paper crafts


Step 1: Use a lid or glass to trace circles onto your paper. Cut out. The larger your circles, the larger your paper fortune “cookies” will be.

paper fortune cookies

diy fortune cookies

Step 2: Fold your circle in half, but do not crease it. Insert your paper fortune inside your cookie. Hold your folded circle with your left hand. With your right hand, put your thumb on one end of the cookie and your middle finger on the other. Use your index finger to gently press the middle of the cookie inward to get that fortune cookie shape.

paper fortunes

paper fortune cookie

Like the fortunes I used? Feel free to download your own paper fortunes here! Print on 8×10 or 8.5×11 paper and trim.

fortune cookie fortunes

paper fortune cookies

Thanks for reading!


freebie friday {churchill quote}

churchill printable art

“I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” -Winston Churchill

This inspirational Churchill quote is available as a free printable! Perfect for an office or teenager’s bedroom. Just download, print and frame for instant and meaningful art! Happy Friday!