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DIY || Rose Quartz Ring

Consider this little project our ode to spring, the colors of the year, and super simple DIYs that anyone can do!  It’s so easy and yet I never think to make my own jewelry, so I’m really glad Maritza is stopping by today to show us how to get started as a beginner.  If you want to up the ante on this project, consider swapping out the glue for metal wire and playing with the band materials.  There are literally endless options for this one so have fun and give yourself the freedom to be creative.  Take it away, Maritza! When …

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What To Read Now || Winter

While whatever semblance of winter Los Angeles may have had this year is most definitely gone (and I’m not complaining), Aaron’s recent travels through Milwaukee, Detroit, and Toronto can attest that winter is still alive and well in some places.  This post was originally scheduled for friday, but then we thought it our civic duty to give you enough time to prime these literary gems in case you happen to find yourself snuggling up inside this weekend.  Our resident book guru and writer, Gail Werner, is back today with six books …

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Happy Weekend + Fave Links

I know it’s only Thursday, but tomorrow begins a three day weekend in Palm Springs for me, so it’s hard not to just stare at my computer and dream of this colorful view!  (I didn’t take Monday off, so let’s call it even!)  The past couple of weeks have been jam-packed and fun-filled, but have left me really looking forward this weekend, checking out Modernism Week, relaxing by the pool, and getting to spend some quality time on a big that’s in the works.  It’s been awhile since I shared some of my …

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DIY // Envelope Liners

Sarah, here! Last month’s paper menus were such a hit that I thought we would continue in our dinner party soiree theme.  After all, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate over these next few months– Easter! Mother’s Day!  Graduation!  Have you ever received one of those cute invites to your best friend’s dinner party that was enclosed in an envelope with one of those fun designed liners?  It makes the invitation appear extra special and leaves me extra excited to attend, which is exactly why I’m going to show …

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