Spring Monogram Loafers

monogram smoking loafers

I made it back from Las Vegas late last night and now I’ve got spring on the brain.  Although it wasn’t characteristically warm there, it was a hell of a lot warmer than in Ohio and it gave me a taste of the spring weather to come, which was a total tease.

I have been seeing a lot of really cool & chic monogrammed loafers (or slippers, whatever you call them) around recently, from the iconic Stubbs and Wootton to the chic parisian brand Chatelles. I had this image of the Chatelles in my mind one day when I happened across some plain loafers at Old Navy. I picked them up and got to brainstorming about how I was going to get some letters on them.  [Read more…]


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Rose Gold Leather Mousepad DIY

rose gold leather mousepad

Happy hump day friends!  How is the work week going?  Mine has been fairly busy.  I’ve decided to take a last minute trip to Las Vegas this weekend to de-thaw myself after what has been the coldest week on record in Ohio. Matt was headed there for work anyway, so I am just tagging along.  I have a video to shoot while I’m there, so I am hoping to find some fun locales for a few shots.

Around here, I’m still making a few changes to settle into my office. I love the rough, farmhouse look of the table, but realized that when I use my mouse, it’s a little bit of a bumpy ride.  I haven’t used a mousepad in years since they moved to lasers, so I kind of laughed to myself when I realized that I needed one.

I knew that I had enough on hand to create a pretty rose gold leather mousepad. Originally, I was just thinking that a piece of leather would do just fine, but it was a little to light to lay flat and kept shifting around, so I made a few updates and was surprised how easily it came together with a few simple steps [Read more…]

Easiest DIY Wall Hanging

diy woven wall hanging

I really struggled with a name for this post.  Easy DIY wall hanging is exactly what it is, but it’s a little less of a DIY than it is just a straight-up ‘hack’.  But we’ve talked about my distaste for the word hack, so easy DIY wall hanging it is.  Let’s move on.

Do you guys have those things that you buy all the time regardless of whether or not you have a place in your home for it? For me, it’s rugs.  I love cool rugs, but my home really doesn’t have enough wood floors to justify my constant purchase of them. I usually stick to buying 2′ x 3′ varieties and just swapping them in and out of the bathroom and kitchen. That is, until this week.   [Read more…]

Geometric Gold Foil Tumbler DIY

gold foil tumblers

It felt good to flex my crafty muscles this weekend.  Not only did I made this geometric foil gem, but I also made a fair amount of pretty party goods for my sister-in-law’s baby shower. I even re-covered a stool that I’d bought over a year ago.  After the holidays, redesigning this site, being out of town for a week, then tearing my entire office apart, I’ve just finally gotten back in the swing of things and it feels so nice.

I like using juice glasses for small flower arrangements.  Since I usually have about 3-4 arrangements scattered through the house at any given point, I was using our entire set of juice glasses and realized that I might just need to go pick up a few one-dollar glasses instead of leaving us to drink all beverages out of mugs or champagne flutes.


The little stacked and shifted triangles make a really cool pattern for the glass as well.  It’s plain enough for regular use and cool enough not to bore me. Plus, using dishwasher-safe decoupage means that the design will last a while.  Ready to see the step by step?  [Read more…]

Hand Stitched Très Chic Message Gloves

hand stitched message gloves

This week has been full of my plans and quandaries surrounding our upcoming trip to Europe and I wanted to add just a little bit of Parisian-inspired flair to my wardrobe to stave off the aching excitement.  Now, I highly doubt that an actual Parisienne would ever wear something that said Très Chic (especially after reading How to be Parisian), but here in Ohio, it’s probably considered understated.



Regardless, I think they turned out Très cute and they only cost about $5. Here is how I made them.  [Read more…]