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a hello spring banner is my fave

March 20, 2014 // 9 Comments

diy hello spring banner

I’m so happy spring is here, I made a banner to welcome it.

To make your own you’ll need:
– 1/4 yard floral fabric (I knew I would need the perfect floral fabric to execute this project, so I relied on
Bing Image Search and found this dainty daisies pattern from Joel Dewberry. Bingo!)
– 1/4 yard felt
– hot glue gun
Cricut Iron-on Lite
– iron
– wooden dowel
– twine
hello spring download

Step one: Cut floral fabric to desired size. Use hot glue to back with felt. Trim edges.

Step two: Print hello spring download and use razor blade to cut the text out of the iron-on material (I used the Cricut Explore to do the hard work for me). Follow package instructions to iron-on to your fabric.

Step three: Fold about an inch of the fabric on the top over and adhere to the back of the banner with hot glue, leaving a space open for the dowel to slide through. Slide the dowel through and knot twine onto the ends to hang. Hello spring.

diy hello spring banner

diy hello spring banner

I mentioned that ever since Meet Make Do I have made a conscious effort to use Bing for my search needs (I’ve made it the default search function for my phone and computer) and and it’s paying off. Not only because it helped me with the creation of this project, but because of Bing Rewards .

bing rewards

Basically I’m rewarded be for my Internet searches (even the embarrassing ones). Every time I search using Bing, I get points that can be redeemed for useful items like Amazon giftcards. I search so frequently, I was quickly able to earn enough points to purchase the iron-on material needed for this banner. Win!

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sunny yellow fab finds are my fave

June 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

Maybe it’s because it’s summer or maybe it’s just the plain cheeriness of the color but I’ve been finding myself drawn to all things yellow lately. In fact, I would say it has now bumped green out of my #1 favorite color spot. So as I was browsing for some yellow chairs for our house the other day, I was delighted to find that you could search by color at one of my favorite curated online shops, Fab. In fact, I may have found a little more than chairs that I want to purchase in the happy summer shade.


sources: molded fiberglass chair in sunshineslice necklaceyellow trayshoes in goldenrodgeometric napkins, flavored marshmallowsball lampscitrus printmini cake stand

If you haven’t already, sign up for Fab to start shopping their colorful deals.

a yellow party is my fave (guest post from kelly)

May 4, 2012 // 8 Comments

I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from party supply shopping enabler, Kelly of Studio DIY.

In case you haven’t heard, yellow is my favorite color of all time and single-color parties are some of my favorites to shop for. What’s a girl to do but create an all yellow party supply shopping guide!? Get ready for a healthy dose of lemon + sunshine, with a hefty dash of gingham. First a little dose of inspiration –
Photo Credits: Lemon Photo by A Creative Mint via Decor8, Gingham Bowtie by The Belle and The Beau

Now, go shop your pretty yellow socks off!

yellow gingham cake bunting from Vintage Green Limited
yellow gingham gable boxes from Jilly Bean Kids
fringe placecards from Potter & Butler
yellow gift tags from Knot and Bow
yellow gingham clothespins from The Papered Crown
yellow baker’s twine from The Twinery
fringe tissue garland from Caramelos
lemon candy sticks from Candy Warehouse
yellow party kit from Target
Sparkling Lemon IZZE from Beverages Direct
yellow gingham bow tie from En Pointe

I’ve asked it before and I’ll ask it again, why is there no holiday that celebrates the color yellow? Who’s with me in creating our own!?

See more awesome from Kelly on Studio DIY

mustard yellow + dusty pink is my fave

September 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

Picnik collage
My dear friend mustard yellow recently introduced me to dusty pink and we hit it off right away. We’re now planning a girl’s night out for the latest Twilight movie. Just kidding, I hate Twilight. Sorry you guys, you’ll have to go elsewhere for your shirtless Rob Pattinson pics.

sources: Simplesong calendar, Cannelle Vanille, Wayne Pate, JCrew jardin skirt, JCrew sash skirt

a yellow balloon is my fave

January 4, 2011 // 0 Comments


I want this print, large scale, on my wall, stat.

photo from Max Wanger

A case for mustard yellow is my fave

November 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Picnik collage
dancing dots cardigan via Liz, two tone tote, flower pin, day by day coat

I don’t know why I feel the need to defend mustard yellow. It’s not like it’s my show pony at the state fair. I just don’t feel like I have you all convinced. So the above images are my case for why you need to join the mustard yellow is cool club.

Aren’t those cracked brown buttons on the coat fantastic? It reminds me of one my dad’s old cardigans.

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