Studio Progress: Half Painted Wall


Painted half wall at Paper & Stitch studio

I’m no stranger to a good, painted half wall. Whether it’s an actual half wall painted in it’s entirety, like the day glow geo mural upstairs, or painting a tall wall just half way up, for a pop of color that adds an unexpected design element.

So, for my last (and possibly my favorite) painting project in partnership with 3M and their line of ScotchBlue™Pre-Taped Painter’s Plastic, I have a minty fresh painted half wall to share that is giving me all the feels in the studio right now.

As a refresher, here’s what that wall looked like before…

Studio Progress: Half Painted Wall

Not bad, I guess, but definitely could use a little somethin’ somethin’. And now that I’ve figured out what that something is, I’m wondering why it took me so long to slap some paint on the walls downstairs. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest difference.

Read More →

View 0 comments

Breakfast of Champions: 13 Waffle Recipes that Will Convince You to Stop Skipping Breakfast


coconut yogurt waffles

Maybe it’s the colder weather, or perhaps I just really like waffles, but lately, I’ve been day dreaming of big, butter (and syrup) breakfasts every morning. Specifically, those of the waffle variety.

But since I’m nearly always running out the door trying to get into the studio on time, I rounded up some of the craziest (and best looking) waffle recipes I could find instead of actually making some for myself.

Don’t get me wrong…I will TOTALLY be making these guys, but it might have to wait until the weekend rolls around again. If you have the time to get on this early though, there’s no better way to kick off the week.

Read More →

View 7 comments

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend



I just got back from Miami last night after a girls trip. More on IG. So I imagine I’ll be playing catch up on work stuff and convincing myself that it will still be a good weekend despite the fact that I’m no longer floating in a pool with a cocktail in hand. Oh, it’s such a hard life over here. Haha.

Enough about me though, if you’re planning on working on any DIYs this weekend, I have you covered. Here are 6 DIYs to try…

1. giant DIY mood board organizer
2. DIY splatter napkin rings from A Beautiful Mess
3. grid notebook DIY and printable from Homey Oh My
4. fringed linen napkins DIY from Purl Soho
5. Halloween candy bark (two ways)
6. no-carve watercolor pumpkins

Hope you have a happy weekend.

View 4 comments

2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties


2 Minute Party Hack: Tiny Watercolor Candy Cups for Parties

Sometimes things are just better in their mini versions and I feel like that might be the case for these tiny watercolor candy cups I made for Halloween.

They’d be a match for any other time of year too though – no ghosts or pumpkins required. Birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions are all fair game. Or no occasion at all…a holder for loose change, small jewelry, paper clips, etc. But if you choose to use them for candy year round, I definitely won’t blame you.

Here’s how to make your own tiny watercolor candy cups, in a couple of minutes…

Read More →

View 5 comments

A Rope Twist Updo for Curly Hair (in 5 Minutes)


A Rope Twist Updo for Curly Hair (in 5 Minutes)

In the past, I’ve shared everything from double buns to reverse crown braids in the hair tutorial department, but up to now all of our models have had relatively straight hair. This rope twist updo is different though -its for all the curly haired readers out there. Said in my best smooth jazz DJ voice. :) And I’m excited to share it.

It works really well for a casual or fancy occasion, and no one will be the wiser that it only took a few minutes to do. Click through for the step by step instructions on this easy as pie hair tutorial.

Read More →

View 5 comments

7 Savory (and Totally Decadent) Recipes that Will Make you Forget it’s Monday


loaded mediterranean street fries

I’ve been delving into sweets a lot lately with pb&j pancakes, homemade pop tarts, etc, so I thought I would change things up and go the savory route this morning. With 7 savory recipes (that are also totally decadent) that will make you forget all about your love for donuts and milkshakes. Or the fact that it’s Monday. Pick your poison.

I’m switching out cookie sandwiches for street fries. Click through for all 7 recipes.

Read More →

View 11 comments

Our House in Mollie Makes Magazine


Entryway with lots of natural light

I’ve shared little snippets of our home here and there, but I’ve never really shared our place as a whole. Changing that today though, because our little ATL rental was just featured in the newest issue of Mollie Makes magazine (issue 70).

Amelia shot all of the photos and we just kind of spent the day working through the different areas. It was a really fun day, actually, since it’s rare that anyone comes over to the house anymore.

I did have to do some deep cleaning beforehand though – let’s be real. My house is never as clean as it is in the pictures. But for the most part, I kept everything as I normally have it. Not a whole lot of extra styling, etc. I wanted everything to feel natural and true to how it typically is day to day.

Desk inspiration

If you’re able to snag a copy of the mag, you can read through all 5 pages (it goes more into depth about the furniture pieces we have in our home, where I found them, funny little stories about certain items, etc). Either way though, here are some of the photos and outtakes…

Read More →

View 13 comments

Recently on Instagram