good things {free printable}


Happy Thursday, Lovelies! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite quotes, in a gorgeous blue/green watercolor colorway! Just download here, print, and frame for art that’s both beautiful and motivational! Enjoy!


fall paper leaf wreath {a tutorial}

paper wreath

Wreaths! They’re one of my favorite things to craft. In fact, my wreath archives are almost worthy of a blog of their own. This particular wreath is a Fall-festive version of my ever popular leaves and lace felt wreath, which was inspired by these ombre wreaths.  In addition to felt, I’ve also created a version of this wreath using duct tape! But today, it’s paper’s turn in the spotlight…

fall wreath


cardstock (I used 5 sheets of 12×12)
hot glue
wreath form

I used Fall-colored cardstock with a slightly raised dot pattern. I added the kraft/gold dot piece for a bit of shine. Obviously, you could do this with any variety of colors, and coordinate your wreath with any color scheme or holiday!

paper wreath

Step 1: Take your cardstock, and cut into 2″ wide strips. Take those strips and cut each strip into rectangles slightly less than 2.5″ long (I took each strip and cut into 5 rectangles). Cut each cardstock piece into a leaf shape.

fall paper wreath

Step 2: Using hot glue, attach a row of leaves onto the wreath form. Add a second row, overlapping the first.

leaf wreath

Continue around the wreath form…

paper wreath fall

…and you’re done!

This came together rather quickly (about an hour or so), and I love thinking about all the different color/pattern variations you could use for this (I can’t wait to create a blue ombre one for the Summer!)

wreath tutorial


9 creative holiday hostess gifts that will get you invited back {my first eBay guide!}

It’s November, all! The time of year when the weather starts to get cooler, the holidays begin to creep into people’s consciousness, and weekends start filling up with festive activities, office parties, and get-togethers with friends and family. And while a bottle of wine is usually a safe choice for a hostess gift, why not go slightly outside-the-box this year and get your hostess with the mostess a gift he/she will truly love?

hostess gifts

I had the opportunity to work with eBay this year and put together my very first eBay Guide! If you haven’t experienced an eBay Guide yet, let me fill you in. eBay Guides are great ways to get inspired, learn something new, and be introduced to great eBay products along the way.

tea towels

In my eBay Guide, I share my top picks for creative, fun and functional hostess gifts that will definitely earn you an invite back. I share favorite finds, at all price points, that are sure to impress and show your appreciation for your fantastic host/hostess.

hanging succulent planter

monogram pillow cover

So head over, check out my eBay Guide, and, tell me–what is the BEST hostess gift you’ve ever received? I’d love to know!

For more fun holiday ideas and guides check out!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.