Weekend Trippin: Quick Trip to New Mexico + White Sands

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White Sands, New Mexico

Over the weekend, we drove from El Paso, Texas to Alamogordo, New Mexico and then onto White Sands National Monument to celebrate Ash and Jared’s (Sugar & Cloth) wedding. It was a super short trip, so I didn’t get to do a ton of exploring, BUT I still have a decent amount of photos to show for it, considering.

BTW – this is our official February trip for the 12 trips in 12 months project. Have you ever been to New Mexico?

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

This morning, Jeff and I woke up bright and early because…its moving day! We got the keys to our new apartment and will start moving stuff over today… And then the movers come tomorrow to move the big stuff. I’m nervous, excited, and sad all at once. So, its a bit of a mixed bag of emotions today.

But feeling ALL of the feelings isn’t going to stop me from putting together some weekend DIYs to try. Priorities, right?!

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Full Circle: The Definitive Guide to Circle Bags

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Full Circle: The Definitive Guide to Circle Bags

The circle bags trend! Is it just me, or have you also been seeing circle bags popping up everywhere lately? I mean…EVERYWHERE. It seems like every brand on the planet has their own version, which means a range of styles, colors, price points, etc.

And since its kind of a must-have bag shape at the moment, I figured I might as well spend a solid five hours putting together a list of the coolest circle bags I could find. Kidding – it only a couple of hours. I’ve had a bunch of these bookmarked for months.

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Apples to Apples: Apple Coleslaw Recipe (2 Ways)

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A sweet and crunchy apple coleslaw recipe (two ways)

I’m a big fan of apples these days – specifically sliced apples with peanut butter, which I’ve been eating as a snack almost everyday at the studio.

In an effort to branch out of my typically snack though, I teamed up with Opal Apples, those golden color non-browning apples at the grocery store, to share another snack option that is giving my pb a run for it’s money. It’s apple coleslaw! You can eat it alone or add it to sandwiches (like my favorite BBQ chicken sliders). Click through for the recipes.

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Behind the Scenes: Sneak Peek + Animal Geek

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Organized chaos, with colorful prints, planters, and patterned boxes.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve had my hands in everything from bath salts to yarn weavings, traveled to South Carolina, California, and Texas, decided to move out of the only home we lived in since moving to ATL, and even started a new column that I’ve been meaning to for like ever.

Yet with all of those things going down, I haven’t shared a single behind the scenes photo since the new year hit. Oh, the humanity. 🙂 It’s not for lack of photos though. OH! There are photos! So, I’m going to unleash them in rapid fire today to get caught up and share some of the bts stuff that’s been going on lately.

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

Greetings from New Mexico! Well, technically, I’m on a plane rn, headed to El Paso, but then we’re driving straight to New Mexico. And I’m so pumped to spend the weekend celebrating with our dear friends, Ashley and Jared, for their wedding. Follow my NM adventures on Instagram.

Anyway, that’s what I’m up to for the next few days. What about you? If you have time for some DIYs, I’ve got you covered. Here we go…

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Bead It, Just Bead It: A (Beaded) Monogram Place Setting DIY for Dinner Parties

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Try this unique place setting DIY with some wire and painted pastel beads.

I think enough time has finally passed from the craziness of Thanksgiving and Christmas (yes, I needed multiple months to recover apparently) to share some entertaining and hosting ideas again, starting with this one for a DIY beaded monogram place setting because why the hell not. Amiright?

It’s true that place settings at small(ish) dinner parties are by all accounts pointless BUT they are a nice touch for guests and something like this will make them feel special. So I say, roll with it. You in? Let’s do this…

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