Oh My, DIY Bow Tie: 2 Ways to DIY Bow Ties (Long and Skinny or Short and Velvet)

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Oh My, DIY Bow Tie: 2 Ways to DIY Bow Ties (Long and Skinny or Short and Velvet)

I used to have a couple of ties that I could make into a bow or knot for collared shirts to make them look a little more special. The ones I had actually came with the shirts, but I would switch them out, etc. Until at some point, I had lost them all. Those tiny little accessories tend to be the first thing that my dresser eats up, never to return to me.

So, I figured I would make my own since they’re so straight forward. You really only need some long strips of fabric and a sewing machine. How hard can it be, right?

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So Fresh and So Clean, Clean: 7 Tips for a Fresh Start in the New Year

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7 tips for a fresh start in the new year

I had planned to kick off the new year with a little P&S retreat, but with working on a new hire and general January stuff, I decided to keep things simple and have a day of planning, organizing, and prepping for the new year instead. It was actually perfect because the studio really needed a refresh and my mind needed it too. So, win-win!

And today I’m sharing a peek into that day, along with 7 tips for a fresh start in the new year, in partnership with Seven Daughters. There’s some cleaning, organizing, some self care – Stephanie (who runs social media around here) and I did it all!

Click through for all 7 tips (and a few outtakes just for fun).

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17 Ways to Organize Your Life for the New Year

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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

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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!

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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

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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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