Eggs are inherently feminine, right? They are a direct manifestation of a female creature walking around, just doing her female thing. Easter, back in its day, was pretty feminine too. Originally a celebration of the spring equinox, it's a day that used to be set aside in reverence of the Sumerian goddess of love and fertility, Ishtar. You know what else is pretty womanly? Me! The author of this post! With all of these elements combined (plus a dash of energy from the influx of female empowerment that I'm feeling everywhere around me), I decided to decorate my Easter eggs in pink and symbols of power. Girl power.
As a baker, crafter and all-around mess-maker, having a multitude of cleaners on hand at all times is a must. After a while, my cabinets became packed with various cleaners that I just didn't need, so I sought out a way to narrow them down, and better yet, I did it by making my own all-purpose cleaner using items around the house that will clean just about anything.
Getting back into healthy eating and exercise can be HARD...but not impossible. The reality is: these need to be habits and lifestyle changes if you're going to make progress. Setting goals is never a bad thing, but you want to make sure they become routines so you don't lose steam. So! Here are 5 simple tips that can make getting out of bed and working out less daunting, plus a free printable to help make goal-setting simple.
You can download it for free
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and gone are the elementary school days when you wrote a secret note on those Batman valentines! Whether you are ultra-prepared or scrambling for gifts on February 14th, we've rounded up some of the prettiest printables around and they've all got a brush-lettered flair! There's sure to be one that suits your fancy!
It's almost Valentine's Day! I love this holiday because: A. love is a lovely thing, B. exchanging cards or little gifts is always fun, and C. chocolate! What's not to enjoy? You know what else I'm totally loving right now? Enamel pins (hello 90s fashion - it's nice to see you again!). If you're looking for a cute gift to give to your friends, coworkers, or gal-pals, these faux enamel pins are quick and easy to make.
We've made it to 2017! With the new year upon us, I'm feeling all sorts of resolve to stay organized in stylish ways. Up first? A printable calendar for each month of the year! I've rounded up 12 of my faves that are 100% free and 100% gorgeous!
Happy New Year! What better way to kickstart 2017 than focusing ahead on positive and encouraging words that anyone can live by? I'm not big on resolutions (even though I still make them year after year), because I feel I usually end up just setting myself up for failure. So instead, I'm focusing on new ways of looking at the day to day.
These ten quotes will be sure to start any day on the right foot and remind you to just smile and enjoy this new year, one day at a time. Best part is, you can download these free printables to place anywhere you need some extra motivation.
Can you believe it's almost New Year's Eve? If there was ever a new year to celebrate, it's got to be this one. 2016 was rough all around (R.I.P to like, everyone), and while I'm not sure what 2017 has to bring, I know I'm ready to say "Bye, Felicia" to the past 365 days. Which means it's time to party. So break out the champagne, put on your dancing shoes, and try out these charming temporary tattoos. They make amazing New Year's party favors!
With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas not far behind, I thought it'd be a good time to start thinking about all those desserts that will be leftover in the wake of the festivities. Because at this time of year there always seems to be too much food, despite my best efforts to eat everything in sight!
These pie boxes are perfect for handing out the extra pieces after the party's over; and best of all, they're so easy to make that you could put them together while the turkey's roasting. Click through for the full tutorial...
How To: Make Your Own Stylishly Spooky Decorations with Vintage Halloween Printables
Vintage prints of animals and specimens definitely have a Halloween vibe so I decided, for my decor this year, to do a simple DIY using free vintage prints I found online. This post has the instructions on how to do this simple DIY project and a roundup of some sweet vintage Halloween prints for you to download and use.
We're rounding out our MCM week on Curbly with a booklet of twenty-four iconic modern design silhouettes, along with the vector files we used to make them! We chose our favorite designs by Eames, Nelson, Saarinen, and the best of the mid-century designers. Read on to see how to download the files - for free.
To download out MCM Icons:
I can't even begin tell you how much I want to go to Palm Springs one day. It's got everything I could ever want in a getaway - oodles of sunshine, poolside cocktails, canyons and hiking trails to explore - what's not to love?
And although it might be awhile before I get there (it's a long way away from where I am here in Australia), that doesn't stop me dreaming about all things related to summer holidays. Which is exactly how these desktop wallpapers came to be!
When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to mind is the refreshing fruit that's in season at this time of year. Which isn't surprising I guess. After all they have so much going for them - they're simply scrumptious, they're fab in a summer cocktail, and they're so brightly coloured that they make great party motifs too!
I was at the airport the other day waiting for my bag to come out of the carousel and after what seemed like ages, I finally spied my little black suitcase. Just as I was going to grab it, someone else picked it up.
My first thought was a territorial 'get your hands off my bag!' (don't worry, I didn't say it out loud. And really, why I was being so protective of my dirty laundry is beyond me).
My second thought (after I'd hurriedly retrieved my bag) was a silent admission that my black wheeled case looked just like every other black wheeled case circling around that carousel.
I think we can all agree that Father's Day wouldn't be Father's Day without us sneaking in a good dad joke or two. After all, we can't let our dads have all the 'pun' now can we? (haha, see what I did there?).