Winter Inspiration Pinterest Board


What better way to get through the winter in Chicago, than to find things that inspire you.

I recently put together a Pinterest board to continue to inspire me this winter. Its basically just a bunch of pretty things that I like looking at, not really sure what the theme is just yet! But that’s the beauty of Pinterest, you can start pinning things to a board and see where it leads you. After a while, the board starts to curate itself, its really fun!

Let me know what you think, and feel free to check out the rest of my Pinterest page!


Baby Shower DIY

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower for my dear friend, Tori. She is about to have her first little nugget and I couldn’t be more excited for her!

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” was the theme and everything was based on world travel! Part of my hosting duties was to create a take-home favor for everyone in attendance. After combining ideas I saw on Pinterest, I came up with the idea of making cute little bags of seeds for guests to take home and plant! I’m super happy with the way they turned out!

Here’s a brief step by step guide to how I made them, in case you need to make something like this on your own!:

1. I found some very on-theme printed burlap and cut them in 3″ x 6″ strips, large enough to fold in half and fit the seed packets inside. Then, I sewed the sides up (inside out) using a zig-zag stitch.

sewing machine

inside out

2. Next, I unfolded all the bags, put the seeds inside, and sewed up the top using a large needle and some cording.

seeds 2


inside bag


3. For the final touch, I researched where each seed originated from and hand printed a tag to attach to the bags. I wanted each bag to look like a treasure from a foreign country.


4. Tori’s mom found these awesome vintage trunks to decorate the shower. It was the perfect place to display the favors!

treasure chest

It was such a fun day celebrating the arrival of Baby Owen! I wish Tori and her hubby, Roger, all the best 🙂