quick & easy DIYs to do over holiday break

Hey all, and happy hump day!

Here’s a fun challenge I’ve been working on this week: Figuring out what DIYs I can tackle during my upcoming week off of work. I’m super overdue for a few little home improvements (leaky bathroom faucet your days are numbered!) and some crafting. As per usual have lots of ideas earmarked, including these five.


1. happy cushion how-to c/o Tabitha Emma 2. fancy fringe keychain as seen in a hip handmade holiday 3. jane snead vintage cross stitch kit 4. chunky knit infinity scarf 5. closet spruce-up inspired by this post on oh joy!

Do you have any DIYs on your post-holiday to-do list? If so, lemme hear about ’em!



recently thrifted: sweet cross-stitches & glasses with roses ‘n ribbons

Man, I am such a sucker for the sentimental. Take, for example, these two framed cross-stitched beauties.

The top one I found for $14 a few months ago at this amazing vintage shop in Elk River. I was really impressed with the size and condition and knew it would fit perfectly in my pink bedroom above my grandma’s jewelry table. The one on the bottom I scored via trade last weekend from Bourbon & Lace. I spotted it right away and wanted it, but held off until Sunday afternoon to reserve it as mine. I’m so glad I did, because I love it and think the two look rad together. (Thanks to my sweethearted boyfriend for hanging them up for me!)

I also came across this pretty set of glasses this week at the Salvation Army on Nicollet. There were six in the set, but I noticed one was cracked at the register and had to toss it. I love the cutesy ribbons & roses pattern and the gold trim. They were .99 cents a piece.

Well, I’m off to catch up on some housework/bill paying and then take Finnie on a quick walk. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!