City Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop in San Francisco

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City Guide: Where to eat, drink, and shop in San FranciscoSan Francisco will forever be one of my favorite cities. I was living there at the time when I decided to take this blog full time (which OMG was over four years ago now). It also helped me understand the true possibility of decorating with pink, which pro tip here, you can never have enough. For those reasons alone it will always have a special place in my heart. Revisiting it on the book tour definitely rekindled my love for my former home. Ryan and I got to explore the city in a car this time (thanks Enterprise for making that happen), and see some of my favorite spots which lead me thinking… it’s about time that I share my favorite places with you! I’m sure a lot has changed since I lived there, so if you have any other reccomendations let me know so I can add them to my list for my next visit. But for now, here are my favorite places to eat, drink, shop, and see in San Francisco!  Continue reading…

Hello Color Book Tour Recap!

Hello Color Book TourMan I hope you guys love photos because today I’m finally sharing all the snaps from the Hello Color book tour! For five weeks this summer (during July – August) Ryan and I had the privilege of driving across the country together to meet and craft with some of you. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to be able to hangout with some of you face to face and to celebrate this accomplishment. Sometimes working by yourself feels like you’re just pushing content into a void, but this trip was the nicest reminder of why it is I do what I do. It was a summer of adventure and color and one I’ll never forget, so thank you!  Continue reading…

Labor Day Giveaway!

Happy happy Friday friends! Not only is this weekend great because of the extra day off, but I’ve also teamed up with Tattly for a fun giveaway! If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I have a love for using temporary tattoos in my projects. Well over on Tattly’s Instagram right now, they’re giving away two copies of my book along with a set of rad temporary tattoos so you can get crafting asap! The tattoos were designed by Helen Dealtry, who also designed the tattoos I used in the book for the wooden hanger makeover project and let me tell you, they’re absolutely beautiful.

DIY Wooden Hanger MakeoverSo go enter and then enjoy that last bit of summer because holy shit it’s about to be fall!


*Giveaway open to US residents only. You and a friend will win. Winner chosen Tuesday September 4th.

Friday Links

Friday LinksHappy Friday friends! I am back from the book tour, a little recharged, and ready to get back into the swing of things! All my attention is now on decorating our new space (we ended up being in the car for more days than we were in the apartment before we left), and I can’t wait to share the projects I’ve been working on! Mood boards, DIYS, and room reveals will be coming at you soon. For now, I hope you’re enjoying the last bits of summer before fall comes. Whether you’re heading to the beach this weekend, or staying cool in the ac, here are some links you won’t want to miss:

– A yellow shower?! I’m in love!

– I’m nervous these cookies are going to make be gain 40 pounds, because how will I ever stop eating them?

– Thinking it’s time to invest in a scarf or two after this tutorial.

My book is on sale for $17! Grab it while you can!

– Might need to make this wall hanging for our bedroom.

– This DIY raffia embroidered bag is at the top of my want to try list!


PS My friend Sharon launched a rad podcast called Transforming Retail that focused on the changing landscape of retail and ecommerce. I was the guest for episode three– check it out!