17 Ways to Organize Your Life for the New Year


17 Ways to Organize Your Life for the New Year: DIY Clothing Rack

Organization is one of those must-dos for me at the beginning of each year. Partially because things get so crazy at the end of each year during the holidays and partially because I just really starting off the year with a clean slate.

So, I rounded up a big list of my fave organizational DIYs to inspire you this month – from clothing racks to hanging organizers, trays, and jewelry stands! Click through for all 17 organizational ideas.

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Everything’s Coming up Roses: How to Make DIY Rose Petal Bath Salts


How to make rose petal bath salts

I hate having flowers go to waste, and after last month’s workshop, I had some extra flowers laying around. So, being that one of the things I’m working on in 2017 is self-care (how is that ALWAYS the first thing to fly out the window when things get busy?!), I removed the petals from the stems, dried them out, and turned them into a spa-inspired DIY.

Now, I’m borderline obsessed with drying out flowers for pretty much everything. That’s a story for another time though, let’s get to the good stuff. Want to make some DIY rose petal bath salts? Here’s what you need to make your own…

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Now Hiring! Get Yourself a New J-O-B, with Me!


Now hiring at Paper & Stitch (in Atlanta)

I mentioned kind of casually in a post last week, that Amelia (who has worked as my right-hand woman for the last year) recently moved to NYC with her boo. Miss you – hope you’re staying warm up there girl! And since there is no way I can steer this ship on my own, I’m hiring!

So, if you’re looking for a fun, creative job in Atlanta, be sure to check out the available positions below…And if you’re not in Atlanta, I want to work with you too – just scroll down to the bottom where it says more jobs! P.S. If you’re not in the market for a job, but know someone who might be a good fit, I’d love for you to pass this along to anyone who you think would be a match.

Here are the details…

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A Green Smoothie Recipe for the New Year


Easy green smoothie recipe

After all of those holiday cookies, heavy meals, and general winter hibernation, I’m definitely feeling like I could use something a bit more healthy in my system for the new year. What about you?

So, I asked Kate Kordsmeier of Root + Revel (who I know personally and is so great with this stuff – Kate just so happens to live in the same building as my studio) to help! And she sent over the perfect green smoothie recipe, which is also vegan!

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6 DIYs To Try This Weekend


6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

Well, this first week back has felt a lot like getting a tooth pulled – you know you have to do it, but does anyone really want to go in and get it done?! Probably not.

The exception to that though has been the announcement I made earlier in the week, which I’m actually really excited about – I’ve gotten so much energy out of reading your supportive responses and suggestions. So thank you SO much for that!

On the bright side of still feeling a bit unprepared to be back to work, I’m trying to be kinder to myself in the new year and realizing it’s okay not to be fully ready for something. So, as much as I’m sure I could read into the ‘deeper meaning’ of why I’m not fully prepped mentally to be back at the studio each day, I’m not going to bother. It doesn’t have to mean anything in particular. I’m probably just bummed that I have to get out of bed at a normal time and leave the house while wearing ‘real people’ clothes. Not exactly something I need to agonize over.

Sooo, short story long, I imagine some of you are feeling the same way I’ve been feeling this week and looking for some kind of inspiration to get things going again. And I figured the simplest way to ease into next week with a positive attitude is with a handful of creative projects to get you (and me) excited about the new year. You with me? If so, here we go…here are 6 (fun) DIYs to try this weekend.

1. hanging leather strap planters from A Beautiful Mess 
2. DIY watercolor stationery
3. marble pitcher project from The Sweetest Occasion
4. honey yogurt fig pops
5. DIY hanging organizer from The Lovely Drawer
6. apple stamp table runner DIY from Design Sponge

P.S. If you’re in the market for a really cool calendar, be sure to enter to win the giant 2017 Stendig calendar that I’m giving away on Instagram. I’ll be choosing a winner over the weekend, so be sure to enter soon.

Hope you have a happy weekend!


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The Procrastinators Guide to 2017 Calendars and Planners + Giveaway of My Fave Calendar


The Procrastinators Guide to 2017 Calendars and Planners

If you’re on top of things in the new year, you’ve already gone through the cool 2017 calendars and planners out there to map out all of your goals, hopes, dreams, and (of course) deadlines. Kudos to you! For everyone else, there’s today’s roundup of 2017 calendars and planners.

It’s okay to procrastinate. You’ll get there eventually. :) Click through for the full procrastinators guide to 2017 calendars and planners. There’s a whole lot of good ones, including my the huge calendar that I use (and get asked about year after year).

P.S. I’m also giving away my all time favorite calendar to one lucky person (it’s #1 on the list and it’s HUGE – 4 feet wide). Want one? Click through to enter.

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