I don't watermark all of my images because I'm lazy, especially when it comes to product items. Sometimes I use them for images shared on Instagram. I've been a part of discussions on whether or not it's worth watermarking images. I don't think it's necessary for me because I am not selling digital downloads, photography, or stationery designs. There's a reason why many card makers post a photo of their card in their shop over posting the image file, it's... Read more →

When I was contacted by the folks at Graham & Brown about featuring their wallpaper on my blog, my first thought was "I rent an apartment, I can't wallpaper my walls." However Graham & Brown wallpaper is so practical, you don't need to use it to just cover your walls. They have an example of how to use their wallpaper to decorate a table. I can image they would make pretty cool table runners too. With Halloween coming, they have... Read more →

The highest the temperature will be today is 31 degrees but that doesn't mean Spring can't still be on your mind. I just looked through the new Spring issue of Sweet Paul Magazine and it made me smile. Look at the pretties! You can view it online for free or pre-order a hard copy. There's so many things I want to try out! Starting with some cross-stitch, it's been a long while since I broke out the hoop.... It could... Read more →

Wedding season is almost upon us and understandably, those preparing to get married have a lot on their plate to plan, sometimes it's the small details that might get neglected. I received a copy of the new adorable book from Etsy power seller Morgann Hill of Braggingbags that can help with this dilema. Morgann's latest creation is Rustic Chic Wedding: 55 Projects for Crafting Your Own Wedding Style, where she shares her wedding expertise at providing that special handmade touch... Read more →

Upcycle! Six Fun-tastic Repurposing Ideas

I am so thrilled for today's guest post! This is one of those gems of a guest contributions I talked about. I think you will love the ideas that Jennifer Lutz from Christmas Tree Market has to share today. Get your Pin It button ready! Jennifer Lutz is the home décor expert at www.christmastreemarket.com. Jennifer loves writing about DIY and repurposing projects. She recently published this post about her home décor plans for 2014 here: Home Decor Projects for 2014.... Read more →

I'm happy to share with you today the latest from Ashley from the pretty, pretty blog She Makes a Home. A new online magazine you can check out for free to get some Holiday creative inspiration! I asked Ashley what made her come about creating her own holiday magazine.... Snowed In started in 2012 when I noticed that the holiday magazine I wanted to read did not exist. I wanted to see a magazine that features not just handmade gift... Read more →

What is October without pumpkins? Sweet Paul Magazine sent out in their latest email some pumpkin decorating ideas that is tricked, blinged, and super cool! Click images for details. I'm thinking these would be less messy than your traditional pumpkin carving, maybe with the exception of the Idyllic Pumpkin Scene. Do you have pumpkins decorating around the house this time of year? Read more →

Happy Monday everyone! Today is a guest post from Kristy from St Louis Folk Victorian sharing some fun ideas to decorate your home for Halloween. Upon learning that we had a shared interest in all things spooky, I jumped at the chance to participate in Marilyn’s October Blog-Bash. Hi, I'm Kristy from St Louis Folk Victorian, and if you visit my house on any given day, any given season, you will find little bits of spooky-goodness scattered throughout. It’s not... Read more →

When I was asked if I would be interested in receiving a review copy of Tarina Tarantino's new book, I was SO excited! I have admired Tarantino's work for a long time and is an inspiration to me when it comes to taking chances with mixing colors together and throwing a little kitsch into your work. LOVE HER! The Sparkle Factory: The Design and Craft of Tarina's Fashion Jewelry and Accessories is a gem in itself! Her book is very... Read more →