DIY Projects

DIY Crochet Backpack Flair

DIY Crochet Backpack Flair

I know a lot of you have already gone back to school (or already sent the kids back!) but where I grew up, the Tuesday after Labor Day was always the big first day. And in honor of THAT, I’m closing out back to school season with one last DIY…. crochet backpack flair!!! Yes, you […]

Throwback! | Dunkaroos Ice Cream

Throwback! | Dunkaroos Ice Cream

Another new series!!!!!! O.M.G. I’m excited about this one. You got a little hint way back when we did this Insta survey, and today we’re starting a new series called Throwback! (Or, #studiodiythrowback on Instagram!) After our adventures in sand art and tie dye, we’ve had a blast re-living our 90s childhood and rediscovering allllll […]

DIY Technicolor Dog Leash

DIY Technicolor Dog Leash

I told ya there was gonna be more doggy DIYs!!!! LOOK AT THAT FACE! We decided Emmett needed a dog leash, ehm, a technicolor dog leash!!!!! And you gotta see what we used to do it! It was like 90s birthday party/summer camp all over again. Check it out!!!! Tweet

A Summer Dreamsicle Party!

A Summer Dreamsicle Party!

I would like to officially announce my protest against the end of summer. And I would like to announce it with POPSICLES! Dreamsicles, really. A summer dreamsicle party. Move on over Shakespeare, this midnight summer’s dream(sicle) has ARRIVED! We partnered with Truvia® Sweetener to put together some really fun ideas for SIX (!) creamsicle recipes, […]

DIY Glittery Graphic Pencil Cases

DIY Glittery Graphic Pencil Cases

One of my big personal goals for 2015 was to be able to give back. Giving back was a huge part of my upbringing and Jeff and I have been working on making it a #1 priority in our marriage. I was so SO excited to be introduced to Yoobi when they reached out to […]

DIY Rock Candy (+ A Giveaway!)

DIY Rock Candy (+ A Giveaway!)

I have wanted to try making rock candy FOR-EVER. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to make it? I hated science in school, but that’s probably because it didn’t involve candy like this little experiment did. Lucky for me (Us, you!) the resident candy and technicolor QUEEN, Natasha of Violet Tinder, had reached out just […]

The Ultimate Guide to Birthday Candles

The Ultimate Guide to Birthday Candles

Do you guys need some birthday candles? I think maybe we can help….. HA! This shoot will be forever remembered as that time I bought ALL THE CANDLES. But, it’s research and I like to be thorough. I’ve been coming across so many fun, awesome ones that I wanted to do a big ol’ guide […]

DIY Temporary Colombré Hair

DIY Temporary Colombré Hair

I. Am. Obsessed. Rainbow hair!!!!!! We’ve all seen the colored hair trend, the ombré hair trend and more recently the SAND ART (!) hair trend (I’ve got some sand art projects up my sleeve, by the way!) and now we have… the “Colombré Hair” trend!! BA-BAM! Basically, you take the ombre style and rainbow-tize it, […]

DIY Retro Swim Frapp(uccinos)

DIY Retro Swim Frapp(uccinos)

There’s a story, of a Vanilla Bean lady. And GIRLFRIEND needed a little sunshine! Starbucks asked me to personify one of their Frappuccinos and I felt it was my duty to give Ms. Vanilla Bean a little retro sunbathin’ makeover! Ok, I mostly just wanted a flower swim cap for myself. But WE ARE ALL […]

Sprinkle Party Printables

Sprinkle Party Printables

I’m really stinkin’ stoked to announce a fun partnership I’m doing with HP today! On July 18th, HP is launching an exclusive model of the HP Pavilion 17″ on HSN’s Today’s Special segment and I’m headed to HSN’s HQ in Florida to join in on the fun! I’ll be covering the behind the scenes of […]

How To Make Bright Natural Food Coloring

How To Make Bright Natural Food Coloring

Now, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m never going to be a health food blogger. I talk a lot about sugar and sprinkles and food coloring (oh my!) and I’m cool with that. I’m a party gal after all! BUT have you ever noticed that sometimes frostings that have been dyed SUPER bright colors […]

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

Lipstick 101: Two Ways To Make Your Lipstick Last

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis and, frankly, I don’t plan on changing that any time soon. BUT! At the start of 2015, I made a pact with myself to change a few things about my daily routine, including wearing real clothes to […]

DIY Firework Sunglasses

DIY Firework Sunglasses

Truth be told: I’m secretly afraid of fireworks. I mean, I think they’re SO super pretty but I simultaneously want to run screaming in the other direction because they’re SO DARN LOUD! Anyone else? Bueller? These fireworks glasses however, these I can get behind! These fun frames are perfect for photo booths and July 4th […]

Pool Party Petit Fours

Pool Party Petit Fours

Pool party season is UPON US! Hallelujah. Break out the pool floats, bust out the beach balls and whip up some… petit fours? Yep. I know these French little treats are typically thought of for tea time (Pinkies up!) but you know how I like to turn things on their head! So, we made some […]

DIY Foodie Friendship Necklaces (+ A Giveaway!)

DIY Foodie Friendship Necklaces (+ A Giveaway!)

Remember when I shared these itty bitty food earrings I bought from Inedible Jewelry!? Well, it turned out that the ladies behind my fave tiny food jewelry business ALSO wrote a BOOK, The Polymer Clay Cookbook, teaching you how to make their clay creations!! I knew I had to get my hands on it and […]

A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody: How To Throw A Mini Party!

A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody: How To Throw A Mini Party!

Honey, I shrunk the party! I am BEYOND excited to be teaming up with Starbucks for some crazy fun posts starting.. NOW. Because, in case you didn’t know… I live for mini-sized everything. So when Starbucks asked me to do a little somethin’ somethin’ inspired by their new mini Frappuccino, I was all, “You mean, […]

DIY Pink Umbrella Donuts (+ A Gray Malin Giveaway!)

DIY Pink Umbrella Donuts (+ A Gray Malin Giveaway!)

I’m so excited to be teaming up with one of my favorite photographers, Gray Malin, today for an AMAZING giveaway! Gray and I both share a deep love for color and for living outside the box, so this little partnership was a match made in heaven. Picking my favorite print was like trying to pick […]

DIY Trinket Dishes

DIY Trinket Dishes

A few weekends back, I hosted a fun little Mother’s Day event at Anthropologie! We made these cute little trinket dishes and I wanted to share the tutorial today because I just LOVE how they turned out! Wanna know what they’re made out of? MODEL MAGIC! You know, that awesome, not-messy clay you played with […]

DIY Taco Letter Holder

DIY Taco Letter Holder

When we were playing around with materials for our Anthropologie event, Samantha (Our operations manager!), folded one of the trinket dish samples into a taco shape and was all “We should make something with this.” And I was all.. “We need to make a taco letter holder.” And here we are today, with the best […]

#ButFirstCacti: A Cactus Inspired Brunch

#ButFirstCacti: A Cactus Inspired Brunch

When one of your closest friends comes to town, and she also happens to love a good party… a big ol’ bash is in order! Ashley from Sugar & Cloth swung by LA last week for a work trip and we teamed up with Lowe’s to throw a schnazy Wednesday brunch for some of our […]