16 Kitchen Items that Every Cool Girl Needs

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With our recent move, I’ve been spending more and more time in the kitchen. Mostly because its completely open to the living room and dining area, so it’s just more fun to be in there than before. As fun as doing the dishes can be, I guess.

But I realized, with all the extra time I’ve been spending in there, I could use some cooler kitchen stuff. So I put together my picks for the coolest kitchen items I could find, complete with a pink marble serving board, a copper paper towel holder, and more.

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Studio Update + Entryway Mini Makeover

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Entryway makeover at Paper & Stitch studios

For better or worse, one thing I can say without a doubt about the studio is that it’s constantly changing. One day, there will be a three-legged chair resting casually in the kitchen. And the next day, I’ll be moving the workspace tables around on my back (yes, I actually do this but it’s easier than it sounds) because they’re too far away from the window light. It’s always something.

It took me a while, but that ever-changing process is one that I’ve finally come to terms with. It will never truly be done. So the constant state of flux is my new normal – balancing between shoots and the general day to day. And I’m rolling with it for this newest studio update / (semi awkward) entryway makeover thingy. Let’s do it. Before photos after the jump.

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You’re Such a Hack: A DIY Art Hack (Two Ways) in 5 Minutes Without Even Picking Up a Paint Brush

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DIY Art Hack in 5 Minutes

In case you haven’t noticed around here, I’m kind of obsessed with DIY artwork and alternative wall art ideas. Can’t let that studio art degree go to waste, now can I?!

And because I also LOVE quick and easy projects that make a big impact, I’m sharing two DIY ways to create unique artwork in 5 minutes, without even picking up a paint brush.

Curious how I created these framed pieces in just a couple of minutes?

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

This week has felt insanely long for a million reasons, the biggest of which has been especially tough. But the weekend is here and that always seems to help. So, my fingers are crossed for it all being uphill from here.

What are you up to this weekend? Anything DIY related? If so, be sure to check out this week’s links for 6 DIYs you might want to try…

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Rug Thug: 17 Rugs that Will Make the Room

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Rug Thug: 17 Rugs that Will Make the Room

A new rug is at the top of my list right now for must-haves rn. And I’ve found SO many that I really, really love BUT can’t seem to pull the trigger on any of them for our new place.

SO, I’m window shopping today with 22 rugs that will totally make the room. Maybe you can help me narrow it down from here?! 🙂

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Moving Time: 7 Tips for Packing, Moving, and Unpacking Again Without Losing Your Mind

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7 Tips for Packing, Moving, and Unpacking Again Without Losing Your Mind

Jeff and I have moved 8 times in the last 12 years. And I don’t know if that makes us completely crazy, spontaneous, or a little of both? But I’m pretty sure all those moves have made us some kind of experts on the subject.

AND since we just moved into our new place over the weekend, it’s still fresh in my mind. So I put together a checklist of things I’ve learned along the way. Tales from beyond the (moving) boxes…and land of incessant packing, driving carfuls of stuff from A to B, and unpacking at a new place without losing your shit. 🙂

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