24-Carrot Money Lei

We had a 24-Carrot Magic themed party for our little sister’s 24th birthday. We were gonna get a carrot cake, but she mentioned craving cheesecake, so it became a Cheesy 24-Carrot party. [...]

Easy Money Graduation Lei

My work BFF invited me to her daughter’s high school graduation next week. I can’t make it, but I’ll be sending the graduate a little gift – an Easy Money Graduation Lei. It’s [...]

How To Duo Without Steel

In January, Steel applied for a supervisor position at his current job. I was very excited and hopeful for him, but I knew that if he were to land the gig, it would mean no more grubsmashing or [...]

Minion Party Favors

Last year, we did a Frozen themed birthday party for my nieces’ birthday.  I was in charge of putting together the party favors and the Olaf piñata.  Everything turned out great. This year, [...]

DIY Tile Photo Coasters

My Dad had boxes of extra tiles at his house that he was going to toss. Naturally, I hoarded them. I figured I can use them for art projects; seemed so wasteful to just trash them! Well, [...]

Photo Booth Props

This DIY project is an oldie but goodie.  I made my first set of photo props for the fabulous Ly wedding held at The W Hotel in San Francisco.  The lovebirds rented a photo booth, so I decided to [...]

4th of July Nails

Happy 4th of July, and here’s another set of patriotic nails for you!  Similar to my Memorial Day nails, I am using the colors of our grand old flag. I failed at my first attempt of doing [...]

Memorial Day Nails

Memorial Day – a day to remember our nation’s fallen heroes who served to protect our country and our freedom.  We should salute, honor and THANK them everyday for their sacrifice. To [...]

Mother’s Day Nails

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!  I hope your day is filled with as much love and joy as you deserve.  And to the one that I love and cherish most of all, I miss [...]

Earth Day River Rocks

Happy Earth Day!  Hug a tree.  I know I will! To celebrate Mother Nature and all her beauty, I decided to paint some river rocks to place along the neighborhood trail for walkers to discover.  I [...]

Burlap Birthday Banner

A coworker-friend of mine is currently planning her daughter’s first birthday party.  The theme is going to be vintage Cinderella.  How cute is that?! I love everything vintage, and since I [...]

Easter Nails

Easter is this Sunday!  What are your plans for the day?  My Dad invited me to attend church with him Sunday morning, followed by a feast and Easter egg hunt at his house for my twin nieces and [...]

DIY Olaf Piñata

Do you want to build a snowman piñata? My twin nieces recently had a Frozen themed party for their 7th birthday, and this Olaf piñata was handmade with care just for them!  I could’ve [...]

Mini Meatball Sliders

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and while everyone else is likely preparing for the big game, I’m here blogging about a dish you should serve at your party – mini meatball sliders! I [...]

Plantable Save the Dates

I heart my bae. We tied the knot 06.29.13 – an eco-friendly backyard wedding with about 220 guests. Yes, I said backyard wedding, so yes, there were lots and lots of DIY projects! My first [...]

Gender Reveal Pins

The Condors.  These are my girls.  We go way back.  There are four of us; we all went to junior high together and have remained close friends for over 20 years.  I’d take a bullet for these [...]

Holiday Decoration Organization Tips

Nothing gives me the holiday blues more than having to take down my Christmas decorations. Sure, I’m going to miss the twinkling lights and smell from the Christmas tree, but what really [...]

Paper Towel Roll Gift Box

I love being able to reuse things that people would normally consider trash. Call me a hoarder, but I really do get a thrill out of this.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not a dig-in-your-trash [...]

Monkey Advent Calendar

Happy Holidays! The days have been flying by! Did your online shopping just go from Standard shipping to Express shipping and finally to the dreaded Next-Day shipping? An advent calendar will [...]