DIY Paper Heart Ornaments


Valentine's Day is around the corner, and today I'm guest posting over at DIY Candy with a fun paper heart ornament how-to. Click through for the full tutorial!

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My Top Picks from the Ultimate DIY Bundle

Ultimate DIY Bundle

I shared briefly about the Ultimate DIY Bundle in my recent post about how I find creative inspiration, but today I wanted to tell you more about my favorite picks. I purchased the bundle myself and have been loving reading through it. Here are my must-haves:

7 Ways to Find Creative Inspiration


I began my creative journey writing and illustrating my own storybooks as a little girl, and continued on to overly dramatic poetry as a teenager. I loved making my own dollhouse furniture and accessories, and as I got older my bedroom was my biggest canvas, collaged from wall to wall with my favorite images torn from teenage magazines.

I also dabbled in handcrafting as a child, an embroidery kit here or there, and knew the basics of using a sewing machine. But it wasn't until I became a stay-at-home mom that I really upped my crafting game (and started this blog!). I taught myself how to crochet, knit, and even got reacquainted with the sewing machine, and I hoarded scraps and recyclables like nobody's business. Since then I've become a bit of a Jill-of-all-trades when it comes to crafting, but I especially love creative reuse.

My crafting skills have evolved over the years, but my sources of inspiration have remained pretty constant. Here are 7 ways I find creative inspiration--hopefully they can help you too!

New Chicks

New chicks

We began keeping chickens two years ago, and although we still have a few of the original ten, we usually buy a handful more each year to have enough eggs for our large family. 
New chicks

New chicks

New chicks

New chicks

New chicks

Ours have already passed the cute and fluffy ball stage and have moved on to looking like little dinosaurs stretching out their necks. We're keeping them inside in a makeshift mini-coop with a heat lamp for now. The weather's still a little cool for them and we haven't introduced them to the big hens yet. Muffin our cat is incredibly curious and even sits on top of their tub in the evenings (it's one of the warmest spots in the house). We definitely have to keep our eye on her while they're little, but she's a big scaredy cat around the full-grown hens. We picked out two types of Ameraucaunas, and will hopefully have some beautiful blue eggs to enjoy come summer! 
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Upcycled Tea Towel Tote


I have a weakness for vintage textiles, especially the bold designs on tea towels. The only problem is I buy them and don't do anything with them! So, in an effort to utilize my stash, I'm sharing how to make an upcycled tea towel tote over at DIY Candy this week. Click over for the full how-to! 

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