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VALENTINE DIY

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I have you covered with the most darling kids DIY Valentine and free printable! My kids loved putting these together last year and have requested them once again for this year. A very easy and inexpensive project, but the perfect touch of homemade goodness that makes everyone feel very loved...

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A few free gifts just for you because I think you're awesome

After all this time? I am still so genuinely, you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me, goofy smiling, awkwardly accepting the fact that people are even interested in the things I put out there. Silly? Maybe. Honest? You betcha. I still picture myself as that girl showing up to the party wondering if she’ll have anyone to dance with. And the […]

February 12, 2018

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News & Events

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Last Minute Shopper

Maybe it’s because I still feel a bit of the hangover from the Christmas and New Year season. Or maybe it’s a touch of the winter blues. Whatever it is, each year I feel like I am so behind when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It sneaks up on me every time and I am […]

February 9, 2018

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Holidays

The Best Commercial Ads from Superbowl 52

Perhaps it’s the line of work I am in, but I am addicted to film. And marketing. The use of cinematography and finding just the right piece of music or the most artistic way to cut to the next frame. It gets me every time. And I love media for the ideas it can give […]

February 5, 2018

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Business Talk

My January Book Review of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

As one of my goals in 2018, I promised that I would take more time to fill my creative cup. One of those ways that I know makes such a difference is reading. And I definitely wasn’t doing it enough. And my weakness are self-help books. For some reason, each time I finish one I […]

February 1, 2018

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Business Talk

My Current Playlist In The Studio

My music tastes have a very wide range, but I find myself most connected to anything with an acoustic influence. And with so much currently going on in the studio between design projects and big launches, I am soaking in as much calm vibes as I can while also keeping me feeling inspired. I wanted […]

January 18, 2018

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Business Talk

January Mood Board All The Winter Vibes

The January mood board. All things winter whites and greys topped off with shades of mauve and plum. Catch the full and “pin-able” board just below to save for future inspiration. Hope you enjoy!   image credit: feathers / woods / city / ballerinas / marble / house / ruffles / owl / florals

January 17, 2018

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Design

A Father Daughter Dance

The past three years she has begged me not to make her go. Because no sporty, laid back tomboy wants to don a dress when it’s not even Sunday to go dance with her father in front of the whole school. Normally, and because she and I are a lot alike, I would totally get […]

January 16, 2018

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Life & Family

Laundry Organization and System with Kids

If you are a parent you know how crazy the laundry game can get. When we found out last January that there would soon be another little human joining our pack, I knew I had to implement an easy system in order to get this area of life organized and running systematically a little more […]

January 15, 2018

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Organization

Postpartum Month Three A peek into the journey

How has it already been three months?! All of my other fellow postpartum mamas and especially the first-time friends out there, embrace each and every moment that you can. Soak it in. Revel in it. I tuck my soon-to-be 12 year old into bed some nights and tear up at the reminder that he used […]

January 12, 2018

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Motherhood

My Latest Finds and Obsessions for January

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the year so far! I took the month of December off from sharing my latest finds and obsessions because, hello! All things Christmas and shopping were in full swing for all of us and buying things for myself just wasn’t my focus. I hope nobody missed […]

January 11, 2018

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Style

ShowIt 5 Website Design for Katina Patriquin Photography

Katina is one of those creatives that oozes uniqueness. She embraces everything that life offers and dances to the beat of her own drum. I have loved getting to know her over the years and call her a friend and even more honored that she trusts me with her business branding. This is the third […]

January 10, 2018

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Design

Kara Layne & Co. Studio Makeover Part One

There’s nothing quite like having a space as a creative that not only oozes inspiration, but just makes you excited to get down and dirty and get the work done. Right? I am craving that for myself. While we are still living that rental life, it won’t be as “complete” as I picture it to […]

January 9, 2018

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Decor & Design

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