DIY Pretzel Pillow

DIY Pretzel Pillow

Did you KNOW National Pretzel Day is this Sunday, April 26th!? I sure hope so. In addition to snagging some free pretzels, I highly encourage you to make this pretzel PILLOW! ‘Cause everyone needs a pretzel pillow, ladies and gents. Yes, it does involve a little sewing but it’s the perfect beginner sewing project becase it is SO easy. Stitch, twist and salt! Ba-BAM! Let’s do this.

DIY Pretzel Pillow

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Can’t Crop This Class: Our Instagram Workshop is Now Online!


When Jeff and I announced our Los Angeles Instagram workshop, Can’t Crop This, we were overwhelmed by how many of you (non-SoCal folks!) requested an online version. Well, ask and you shall receive! We are SO excited to announce that the class is now ONLINE! We’ve been working behind the scenes to film and create a comprehensive Instagram course so we can share the tips, tricks and strategies that have made Instagram the most powerful tool for both our businesses. And today, it’s live and at a one day only discounted rate! HOORAY! Here’s the lowdown….

What does the class include?

We’ll share concrete tips, strategies, tools, and resources to help you compose and edit your photos, build your community, refine your brand and monetize the platform. Implementing these strategies has allowed us to organically and exponentially grow our reach and our income.

The course includes five in-depth videos and a downloadable outline + resource guide to help you follow along. The course is broken into five key sections:

No. 1 Introduction to Kelly, Jeff and the Can’t Crop This Class
No. 2 Editing + Composition
No. 3 Building Community
No. 4 Branding Yourself
No. 5 Leveraging + Monetization

Upon purchasing the course, you will be emailed access to the video and PDF content to watch at your leisure.

Who is this class for?

This class is for anyone looking to learn the ins and outs of building a defined and recognizable profile on Instagram. The material is applicable to social media directors, small business owners, photographers, designers, bloggers, or any individuals looking to build a personal brand.

Today ONLY! You can get the class at a discounted rate of $75 until 11:59am PST Wednesday April 22nd. We’ll be running additional specials throughout the week before the class moves to its regular sale price on Monday. But! Today will be the best deal! You know, early bird get’s the worm (and all that jazz). 😉 Click the link below for more details on how to join the class!

Click HERE to purchase the Can’t Crop This Class!

Thank you SO much for all your excitement and support about this class. We are beyond excited to share our experience with Instagram, and to help you grow it to the most valuable platform it can be!

A Mother’s Day Giveaway with Artifact Uprising!

Artifact Uprising Mother's Day Giveaway

Bonus to getting married? You know exactly what to get your mom (and mom-in-law!) for basically every special occasion the following year. I don’t know about you guys, but all our moms asked about was when are they going to see photos from our big day!? Now that we have them back, we knew wedding photos would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift so we teamed up with Artifact Uprising to print a few of our favorites for them. They turned out so beautifully, we don’t want to give them up! Ha! Pretty excited that Artifact Uprising will also be giving away a $250 gift card to one lucky duck winner today so you can indulge your moms undying love for photos of her kids and grandkids too!

Artifact Uprising Mother's Day GiveawayArtifact Uprising Mother's Day Giveaway

We selected their signature prints with wood cleats because we loved that it was all-in-one, no frame hunting necessary! Plus, they’re just gorgeous and  the allow you to swap out photos as you so choose! Perfect for making sure all Mom’s kids and grandkids get equal face time on the gallery wall. The process was so easy for creating our prints. Just upload, drag + drop!

Artifact Uprising Mother's Day Giveaway Artifact Uprising Mother's Day Giveaway

Wedding Photos by Katie Stoops / Above Photos by Jeff Mindell

And now for this awesome giveaway! To enter to win a $250 gift card from Artifact Uprising, simply enter your email address in the form below! The giveaway ends on April 28th and the winner will be contacted via email and announced here. Hooray!

This post was created in partnership with Artifact Uprising. All content and opinions are that of my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep the Studio DIY party going! Read more about my editorial policies here.

DIY Gold Horseshoe Balloons

DIY Gold Horseshoe Balloons

It’s almost Derby time, folks! I would love to go to the Kentucky Derby someday… solely for the hats! But for those of you who might not be attending, but rather throwing a party of your own in it’s honor, I’ve gotten some schnazy gold horseshoe balloons for you! I got pretty fancy with gold leaf on these babies and you can find the full tutorial over on Balloon Time’s (new! amazing!) site. Check it out!

DIY Gold Horseshoe Balloons
DIY Gold Horseshoe Balloons

Photos by Mary Costa
(On Me: Tutu / Top (No longer available in Mint), Similar Here / Hat / Scarf is Vintage / Shoes are Kate Spade Saturday)

That gold leaf technique would be pretty fantastic numbers, letters or other shapes too! But for now, let’s all get our Derby party on!