Ahhhhh, yeah! Our passes are no longer blocked out for weekends! I'm so excited we can go to Disneyland again. Luckily, we were so busy during the summer that time flew by rather quickly. It feels like I was just complaining about it last week! I'm such a baby. ;)
What I am really looking forward to is checking out the new Peter Pan ride. I have made an effort to not watch the YouTube videos so I could get the full experience first hand. This mug is inspired by the oh-so adorable lost boys. They really don't get much credit, and I have no idea why! They are such fun sidekicks, especially because of their "wardrobe". Little rascals but still good-hearted kids.
Let's test out your Disney knowledge: Can you name all six lost boys pictured on the mug? Comment your answers below!
Tomorrow is National Relaxation Day and we plan on celebrating hardcore. DO NOT DISTURB! Haha! Time to take a chill pill and take a nap! It was a pretty rough week with little Lou (when is teething over??!) so I am totally ready to do absolutely nothing. No work is allowed this weekend, mainly because I get way too distracted by it. I want to finish the book I borrowed from my sister, like, two years ago.
This S'mores Day banner kicked off the week with a bang!
Go shopping for your favorite book lover via these Etsy shops.
Throw your next beach party with these printable cards.
Can I buy, like, 70 yards of this fabric and construct my whole wardrobe?
I teamed up with nine other amazing IGers for a loop giveaway to give one lucky follower a GoPro bundle. See all the fun that happens on Instagram?!
Just for Fun
This shirt reminds me of Disney's Hercules, so naturally I have to get it.
I can't get enough of cute magnet DIYs, especially when it involves pineapples!
BC x Bando shoes??? YAAASSSSS, Queen!
How gorgeous is this watermelon centerpiece?
Make your own sleeping mask for National Relaxation Day. Right now. RELAX, DAMMIT!
Next week brings two new blog series I'm excited about, plus #LemonadeDay!
I hinted about a DIY project for this holiday on my Instagram account.
Any guesses what it might be?
"Balloon House" is my most popular fabric in my Spoonflower shop. I can't say for sure, but it's probably safe to say it is because the pattern can be great for nurseries that are going for a Disney Pixar "Up" theme. Did you know the design is available as wallpaper and gift wrap too? I can't wait for the next baby shower so I can wrap diapers with it!
I have never been one for constructing pants, so I admit that overalls were a bit ambitious. With all the imperfections of this project, I am even more determined to conquer boys clothes! There are so many patterns I want to try, and of course, practice will make perfect. Maybe not "perfect", but at least wearable! Not that these aren't wearable, but I can't stand my crooked stitches (it makes me want to punch walls!). Oh, and I'm a bit out of practice with button holes. They have always been my nemesis. Button holes and sewing machine bobbins...they're so mean. ;)
With all that said, I still think they look pretty darn cute. Lou better appreciate the three-four hour sessions I spend on his pants!
Have you created awesome projects with this Cozy Reverie fabric?
Share it on Instagram so I can see!
A couple of weeks ago, I came across this regram by Modcloth, which originated from another one of my favorite IGers, Keikolynn. I feel like this image encompassed a major theme this summer: Swimming and flamingos, with a laid-back, vintage feel. It is all kinds of rad and gives me major style envy.
You can still shop for the summer over at Modcloth! Here's the flamingo floatie and heart sunglasses. Here's a similar red swimsuit and I'd rock it with this headband.
How do you plan to keep summer alive?
Happy National S'mores Day! Let's add some major happiness on this glorious Monday by celebrating this ooey-gooey, sugary treat!
I love how the day lands during the summer. Even though the Brodster is already back in school, we will definitely be having some s'mores as an afternoon snack. Last summer, we tried a few different types (check them out here), and this year, I want to try out a Twix and a KitKat version. For more ideas on how to celebrate this holiday, check out my Pinterest finds! There are so many yummy recipes out there, so why not decorate for the occasion? Cue up the S'mores garland!
Super easy garland! It is based on my 2014 pattern design "Give Me S'more". Print out my template (click here to download) and cut out the shapes. I used two print outs here, but you could print as many as you need, depending on the desired length. Tape the backs to your string of choice and hang. Be sure to share your projects on Instagram with the hashtag #CozyReverieStyle!
You can also shop the "Get Me S'more" Collection here!
The fabric is always available at Spoonflower too. :)
It has been a family-time few days this week, which has been a nice change of pace. I guess we're trying to squeeze in a little more summer fun before school really kicks in. Next week, it's back to work! The big project is working on the winter collection with my wonderful sponsors. Exciting stuff, people! Just a heads up, to alleviate a bit of the tasks around this place, you may not see me on Facebook all that often anymore. Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin' or sign up for my weekly newsletter. That way you won't miss a thing!
The Society 6 shop is still having its laptop sleeve sale. This is PERFECT for back-to-school. Get $5 off + free shipping before August 9 @ midnight PST!
We celebrated Watermelon Day. Next year, I plan on making it Watermelon week.
Sticker Fun! Celebrate the August holidays with this printable.
Brighten someone's mailbox with these diamond postcards!
With Garage Sale Day being this Saturday, make your day successful with these big tags!
Just for Fun
Try out these four DIY tutorials from the Michaels Makers Summit!
These fruity pencil pouches are perfect for back-to-school.
National S'mores Day is on Monday! Celebrate with these fun recipes and projects.
Ever wanted to make your own jewelry? Now is the time to try!
Have you been yearning for flamingo glasses? ME TOO!
We've got a busy weekend, including a Sand Art Workshop that I am really excited about! Maybe we can squeeze in that beach trip I've been promising myself too. Haha!
Summertime = yard sale time! In fact, this Saturday is known as "Garage Sale Day" so obviously this is a thing.
A few weekends ago, the Watkinezes had their annual sale. We try to only do this once a year because it requires so much work. However, this year felt like one of our more successful ones! I would like to think that these printable tags had something to do with that. :)
Having big tags like this pulls practically anyone into your sale. When you see a sign that says 50 cents for a shirt, doesn't that make you want to browse around for every more items? I know that makes me dive right in!
I also think we tend to forget that a lot of yard sale shoppers don't like bargaining or haggling. Even asking for a price can get annoying, especially if the hosts are busy with other guests. Having items tagged eases their shopping experience tremendously, which means they'll stick around for more and most likely spend more. All they would have to do is grab the item and go to check out. Win-win for both you and your guest!
I created five different print-outs for the sale: 25 cent tags, 50 cent tags, 75 cent tags, dollar tags, and blank tags (for bigger price points). Print as many as you need!
Here are a few quick tips for your yard sale pricing:
1. Use 25 cent increments. This makes payment and giving change back much easier.
2. Price to sell. Unless you're selling for multiple dates, you want to get rid of as much as you can. My rule: Nothing comes back in the house!
3. Tag your items before the date. Don't wait to tag everything the morning of. You'll be so busy setting up and helping guests. It's an unnecessary stress that you can avoid if you do it a few days before.
I hope these tags help you out. Be sure to let me know how it goes! Happy Selling!
Hi! I'm Amy
I draw, make, and occasionally tell a story.