Week 8 … Continued

New Orleans was a treat! It was my 2nd time going (see last years here). This year instead of boozing and stuffing my face (well I did all that too), I was able actually SEE the wonderful city. This year I stayed at the Omni Royal. AWESOME hotel and right in the French Quarter. My casino actually does a ton of business with Creole Cuisine and all I can say is you have never tried southern food until you have eaten at any Creole Cuisine restaurant. My favorite? Royal House! Order the artichoke dip – you’re welcome, thank me later. 20140401-225110.jpg



I asked the locals – where do you go for some good indie arts and crafts? I headed to the Frenchman Market and picked up some re-strung guitar jewelry at the market. Definitely a few selfie-worthy Instagram photos there. I also supported some local photographers who still use the old negative and solution camera for some gorgeous photos of Hurricane Isaac that recently hit New Orleans.20140401-225127.jpg




What’s a visit to NOLA without going to Cafe Du Monde – twice? Yes, I am ashamed at myself. The wait was super fast and well worth it!20140401-225159.jpg


20140401-225222.jpgI used pretty much leftovers from Office Hours by Studio Calico and Sugar Rush. Have you been to NOLA? What places did you HAVE to go see?


Project Life: Week 8

Yes I have been project lifing still! I just realized I have never posted them! This wonderful week was filled with the awesome Studio Calico Sugar Rish kit …. seriously a HUGE favorite of mine. And how even cooler is it has a Kellie Winnell add-on stamp.


A huge week 8 highlight was the chopping of my hair!!





Day 1 of New Orleans!



New Orleans was a blast – be prepared for the next couple of spreads to be all about NOLA during Mardi Gras!

New Shop items!

More pretty things for your planner! I just want to say how so very grateful I am for every single purchase and blog reader who follows me. I never thought that there was so many people in the world who loved pretty accessories for their planners as much as I did! Let’s go over a few new shop items!


It’s getting harder and harder to get Hambly Overlays – like VERY hard! Sadly, they are being extinct slowly but surely. They will someday just be gone – and its so sad because they are beautiful! However, I was able to find THREE other manufacturers who do make something similar. Above are three new designs that I just adore. They aren’t the same thick quality as the HO but they are just as adorable. And they were designed by the ever so talented Allison Kreft – who we know was also affiliated with HO. In addition, her paperclips are also in the store. I was able to purchase them in bulk, so split up into a set of 5 for $2.25!20140403-165518.jpg

Also in the store, are the awesome 7mm We R Memory Keepers washi. They are also the same size as the pastel washi in the store here. They are so perfect for the planners since its the same size as a highlighter. 20140403-165537.jpg

I love bookmark clips. These are perfect because they are flat and metal! These came straight from Tokyo, so they take a little longer to come in. More will be in the shop soon! 20140403-165628.jpg

And of course, more overlays/dashboards! I am expecting more gold HO ones in soon – imagine the peacock one in gold! Yes – coming soon! Of course the clouds was a huge success in the my shop, I was able to find a secondary alternative. Its a “doodle” version – basically as if someone drew it on! Hearts, banners, stars! Oh My!20140403-165657.jpg

I love Project Life. And what else I love are the dividers. They are a bit larger than your usual planner ones, so I trimmed them down for you and punched the holes right in. What’s also cool is I cut slit in the holes so you can easily pop them in without opening your rings!20140403-165718.jpgAnd of course, if you have been following my Facebook feed – YES, I am seriously in the works of creating a monthly subscription box of adorable goodies. The item will include 10-12 pieces priced starting at $19.99. Both international and domestic – and both planner sizes – personal and A5 (future sizes to come). It will include washi tape, pens, clips, stickers, mark-its, dashboards, etc. It will also include the option for add-ons. So leave a comment below if this is something you will be interested in and I will be starting a newsletter soon for it.

And once again, thank you thank you thank you – for ALL of your support.


Chic Tags and Maya Road Blog Hop


Hey Everyone!! Are you checking out the Chic Tags and Maya Road collabo on the CT Blog? Well, they are giving away the entire Happy Place collection here. I decided to use the Maya Road chipboard words and heart confetti to embellish the OUTSIDE of the sleeves instead of inside. 20140327-223354.jpg


The collection I used from Chic Tags were the Birthday Cake collection.




How about some flowers to pretty it up!





To see the rest of the projects using Maya Road and Chic Tags, start here for Maya Road and here for Chic Tags!

Simple Stories! Studio Calico! Amy Tangerine Plus One SALE

Just added some new products from CHA Winter at 20% off – also don’t forget all US orders ship at a low flat rate of $6! International shipping has been fixed as well! Check out the sale here. Sale is over once supplies are gone.


  • Washi pens will be shipping from Japan on March 25. There will be 2 different pens. One is the standard pen currently in shop with a medium-fine point nib and a broad nib. The other is a fine nib and broad nib (this one I feel is more comfortable to write with, especially on the 1 mm wash tapes.)
  • A new order of the chevron and stripe washi have been filled, should be in by next week. I also will be selling it in a 12-count bundle that include all colors and makes it easier to order, plus its discounted when ordered whole! That will be here in the shop.
  • Did you see the tons of cute kawaii stickers and post-it flags, etc I posted on Instagram. Since its coming from Asia, it is expected here by April 15 at the SUPER latest. Make sure you follow the stores Facebook page for up-to-date info on when stock is in!
  • I will be stocking the store with cute Maggie Holmes and Studio Calico sticky notes … immmm, cute!!! More Amy Tan Plus One washi, American Craft pink mini attacher, and roller stamps have all been ordered and will be shipped from AC Warehouse within a week.
  • I have 4 more new dashboard designs coming soon: teal party banners, pink hearts, white clouds, and white stars. This will also be here next week.

In the meantime, check the shop out! There’s an awesome Dog Sn@p and DIY Boutique Bundle going on now where you get a Sn@p album 50% off when you purchase a bundle (coupon code “snapbundle”)! What an awesome starter kit for a new Project Lifer?? Next week, a Cat Bundle will be in the store as well.

Thanks again everyone! These sales will be helping Deuce get his puppy vaccinations!! <3