Category Archives: holiday

  Valentines crafting for you!

Happy Friday Craft Day CLE! Do you have lots of fun sweetheart plans for the weekend? Hanging with your best gal pals or enjoying a nice dinner out with someone special? I think a lot of people are celebrating the Valentines Day holiday this weekend…why not kick off happy hearts day this weekend and celebrate the entire week…sorta like we do for Christmas.

Remember when you were little and you would make Valentines for your classmates? We would drop our creations into little classroom mailboxes each individually decorated by the entire class. I love to give little notes and cards to my friends and loved ones for Valentines…I thought maybe you’d like to make some too.


  Coffee love

Morning friends! Loving the sunshine today, how it makes the snow covered earth extra sparkly, so pretty.

As I was getting dressed this morning I realized that to me February means dusting off all of my red and pink apparel and accessories and giving them extra love during the happy heart month. I usually start by adding small splashes of the select colors (today red high heels) and end on the 14th with full on big hearts, red, pink and every sparkly accessory possible. I have no idea why I do this..but I guess it get’s me through these winter fashion blahs and is sorta a fun challenge unto itself. Do you do weird things like this?

Anyhow, I wanted to share this adorable little promo I picked up from Starbucks on Sunday morning. From 2/6 to 2/14 and after 2pm, Buy one Latte, Mocha or hot cocoa and get one free for your special someone. Sounds like it’s time to invite your bestie, your mom or your beau out for a warm winter drink…but make sure they are wearing something red and pink…all the cool kids are doing it. :)

  Great gift ideas!

Hey all you shoppers. I spent my cyber Monday couch surfing Etsy for fun Ohio and Cleveland themed gifts. Came up with a few fun things to share…happy holiday shopping!

Don’t you just LOVE this graphic Made in Cleveland print by Print and Tonic? I am in love with the gold metallic ink and the graphic pattern. This new print will be mine…and would make an awesome gift for someone else too! MORE! →

  Vintage Holiday @ Suite Lorain

Hey CLE. Hope everyone had a great long holiday weekend giving thanks with family and friends. I took a one tank trip out of town to celebrate with the fam and enjoyed the traditional Thanksgiving fun; too much turkey, a bit of black Friday, Lincoln at the theatres, some college football, a winery and a few Manhattan’s. It was truly delightful.

Don’t you think sometimes when you go away for a few days, you come back refreshed and re-enthused about home and your community? I get such a thrill out of how my dog get’s all crazy as we pull off the exit to home, it’s like he knows that his little fenced in yard is within minutes. Sometimes getting away for a few days gives you a shiny bright look on things you may take for granted. MORE! →

  Week of holiday crafts!

As most of my readers know by now, not only am I a blogger, but I am also a passionate designer, pug lover, Cleveland cheerleader as well as a craft and holiday enthusiast.

A few months ago I was approached by Moen, a global faucet and accessories company based here in Northeast Ohio, to help out with a project that they felt might be a fun partnership.

Moen was looking to create a series of holiday decor ideas and home crafts to include in their stylish and informative e-newsletter. They were looking for fun and easy projects to make during the busy upcoming holiday season, and of course I was up for the challenge.

Over the next few days you will find a series of five home decor and crafting ideas that might inspire you to head to your local craft supplies store and dive into the holiday Cleveland style!

First up: A modern decor twist on the tomato cage. MORE! →