1. Wow the guests at your next summer barbeque with Oh Joy!’s Fruity Striped Ice Cubes.
2. Love this simple dinner party by Clyde Oak and The Fresh Exchange (via Anthology.)
3. A Cup of Jo’s Donut Cake is perfect for a 3-year-old birthday party.
4. We can’t wait to test out the “recipes” Studio Choo’s New Book.
5. Martha has an awesome idea for turning paper into a Pop Art showpiece.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about easy-to-make gifts for Dads. This one is really funny and can be personalized with photos of your family members. Using a Shrinky Dink Kit, we turned Moses and Roman into miniature pins and keychains. The boys loved making this craft with me and makes a fun little present.
We are heading up to Stinson Beach to enjoy the beginning of summer at a friend’s beach house. I’m so excited, it’s even supposed to get into the 70′s! I went to Target last week to stock up on summer supplies, every time I go there I buy half the store. I’m not even sharing all the rad stuff I bought. I ran out of space on this post. Also, just a heads up: if you are in the market for some sand toys they have the best selection in the store (not the one below, I couldn’t find them online.) I realize by explaining this I’m revealing how I care way too much about sand toys BUT all my sand toy dreams came true at Target. I always do research before I buy anything and look for the most beautiful and best kind to buy. For two years I haven’t found any sand toys I like. They are always weird colors or really cheaply made. The selection at Target was so good I actually had to edit and take sand toys out of my cart. In case anyone cares as much as I do, get thee to Target. Have you found anything good at Target lately?
Beach Toys: As a mom of two little boys these get used at just about every park outing (find the good ones in-store.)
Chambray Skirts: I love these (here/here/here) for summer because they are casual and comfortable. So easy to throw on over a swimsuit.
Heart Sunnies: I bought a pair of these last week. I lose sunglasses like nobody’s business. Best to keep ‘em affordable.
Towels: All of our beach towels had disappeared so we were due for some new ones (here/here/here/here). Such a good selection.
Floppy Sunhat: I literally tried on 20 different hats at different stores and this is the only one that didn’t fall in my face.
Beach Bag: I’ve been wearing lots of basics like chambray lately so the pattern on this bag livens up my outfit.
Sandals: I like sandals I can wear to the beach or out to dinner. These are perfect.
Father’s Day is a few weeks away and we put together few sampler boxes of stuff you could give your dad. This actually came from a project that I gave Paul last year. You’ll need to find a few wooden boxes to fill with goodies (Michael’s has some great options.) Then, pick up a few sampler items. We went around town and got our favorite chocolate chip cookies for one, and for the others picked up our favorite charcuterie and a ton of different kinds of fruit – but anything that doesn’t need to be refrigerated will work. Then, just print out a few labels explaining what everything is, attach them to the boxes, and voila! The perfect surprise for your awesome dad. ps: My Super Hero Box from a few years ago.
Have you guys heard about Creativebug? It is new website where you can learn to take all kinds of craft classes from your favorite crafters. Last week, I took a Creativebug class taught by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky. They walked us through the process of using freezer paper stencils to make Mr. & Mrs. Chair Banners for a wedding. The whole process was really easy and fun. When I purchased the class, it was stored on the site so I could take it on my own time – and as many times as I want! I was really excited to see that some of my other favorite crafters (like Christine Schmidt and Heather Ross) also teach classes on the site. You can purchase each of their classes individually, or set up a monthly subscription and take as many as you want. I picked out some of my favorites below.
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