Calling All Illustrators + Graphic Designers

Calling all illustrators + graphic designersY’all this is so exciting! I have a SUPER big project in the works and am need of some graphic designers + illustrators. If either of those skills are in your wheelhouse, and you’re into color and all things fun, keep on reading!

The Project: Sadly, right now, it’s a secret (but just know it’s rad)! I’ll be disclosing specific details to those who are selected via email. Deadlines, however, will be in late May. If all goes well, I hope to have part time work for you after we finish!

Qualifications: Looking for experienced artists who can go bold and bright as well as simple and clean. Work must look great printed and you must already be familiar with Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

How to Apply: Send an email to with ‘Project Help’ as the subject by May 1st. Please include photo samples of your work and a quick note about who you are, including a link to your website if applicable. I will be in touch by May 5th if I think our aesthetics match.

Can’t wait to hear from you!


California Dreaming Playlist

California Dreaming PlaylistAfter tax season, who else needs a spring break?! I am thankfully taking off for LA tomorrow to work on a top secret project! For the past 4 years I’ve made the same trip to tie in with Craftcation. I’ll be speaking again this year, so if you’ll also be there, say hello! Or better yet, let’s drink a cocktail on the beach.

Before I head out, I thought I’d share a dreamy California mix. So even if you won’t be attending the conference this year, you can still get some serious west coast vibes. Pop on over to Spotify to listen or just hit play below!


Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy Friday! Man, after the news this week, the world seems crazier than ever, right? It’s really a bit overwhelming, but I’d found that creating is a wonderful form of therapy. Plus in times of crisis, art is more important than ever. I hope this roundup of links this week will give you the inspiration you need if you’re feeling stuck or if you’re needing motivation to finish any projects you have on your plate!

– The ultimate dining room table roundup.

– Baskets from paper plates— brilliant.

– Make your own pillow cases in 15 minutes!

– Such a fun home tour.

– Next level patio goals.

– A disco ball planter?! Dreams.


Renter Friendly Patio Makeover

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Guys! I am so beyond excited to share my patio makeover with you today! I really didn’t think it was possible to make my concrete apartment space into something beautiful, but now it’s possibly my favorite space that I’ve ever decorated. And y’all, everything I did is completely renter friendly, so you can recreate the look for yourself without worrying about upsetting your landlord. If you want to send me wine as a thank you, just email me for my address, k?

Now, on to the makeover!

Renter friendly patio makeover. Click through for full before and after!Okay, so let’s talk about the before. There were a few issues with my previous space. First, the astroturf and table just didn’t weather well through the winter. Not only that, but they made the space feel super small since it was only a table for two in the corner. So much of my patio was left unused and I rarely found myself using the space because of it.  Continue reading…