Gorgeous new mag from Nonpareil

Check it out for some beautiful DIY projects and inspirational photos!  I love seeing the fun and unique ideas at Nonpareil Mag.  They have such wonderful sense of style and color schemes!

© Nonpareil Mag


Paper Choice Thursday – Cherry Blossom Season

What a pretty time of year when magnolias and cherry blossom trees are in season!  Here’s a round up of pretty blossom papers to start out the day!

© Paper Mojo

© Kate's Paperie

© The Paper Studio

© Paper Source

Pretty Monogram Fonts

Loving the Barocca Monograms font from Tart Workshop!

Barocca Monograms

also by Tart Workshop and equally as cute is the Darling Monogram font

Darling Monograms

& a few monograms from MyFonts:

MFC Peony Monogram

MFC Manior Monogram

& a monogram font available at FontBros

Lace Monograms

Works In Progress

Here’s a little teaser preview of some ideas I’ve been working on!

© Owl and Bunny

© Owl and Bunny


Here’s a few images of the First Communion cards we finished up a few weeks ago!  Printed on a beautiful ultra-white 120 lb paper.

© Owl and Bunny

© Owl and Bunny

& the pretty metallic sheen envelope!

© Owl and Bunny

How does your garden grow?

We’ve been slowing working on the outside of our house and DJ almost finished putting up the stone wall & removed the sad bushes in front of the house – here’s some pix of our progress!

Early Spring

Early Spring

& here’s the wall being put in (what a difference the spring sun makes!)


& After!



Next up – the other side of the house… thinking of putting in a weeping cherry tree (a small kind though, so it doesn’t overtake the space.)


Bonus – here’s some of our garden pix for Spring

Spring - Raspberry

Spring - Strawberry

Spring - these will be carrots!

Hope your spring gardening has been going well!

DIY Trunk Show

Hello crafty Chicago ppls – looking for something to do this weekend?  Check out the Chicago Craft Mafia’s The Do It Your Own D*mn Self Show this Saturday in Logan Square!  According to the site: the show is “not an opportunity to buy finished products, but to buy previously purchased craft supplies for cheap.”

You’ll find supplies for art, beading, book binding, card making, collage, knitting, jewelry making, photography, & more!  Plus some biz side stuff like display equipment, envelopes, etc.

Logan Square Chicago – 2312 N. Milwaukee (near the California Blue line stop)

This Saturday, April 17  from 12pm to 4pm
Bonus: Free admission!