Rifle Paper Co.

Thanks to Erin over at Knot & Bow, I recently discovered Rifle Paper Co. and have completely fallen in love. This boutique stationary brand has cards, notebooks, notepads, calendars, and place card settings with darling designs. I couldn’t help but think that the above would make for a prefect Mother’s Day gift! Check our their site and get ready to fall in love!

xox L

My Desk!

It’s funny to think how much time we spend at our desk. If you work in an office you may be there around 40 hours a week. If you work from home, it may be more! Because we spend so much time sitting there, may people view it as somewhat of  a “jail cell.” I have never been to jail, but I can’t imagine it’s nearly as fun as my desk. Anyways, my point is everyone should make their desk fun and a place they enjoy. I would like to introduce you to my desk (above). I spend more time than I’d like to admit sitting there and can say I truly enjoy it. So check out some of my favorite pieces on my desk and let me know what you keep on yours!

Light-Up Gummy Bear: How can you not smile when you have a light-up gummy bear on your desk. For a fun touch, add a tiara!

Bobble Water Bottle: Sometimes I go a whole day without drinking a single drop of water. THAT’S SO BAD! So now I always keep a water bottle on my desk to help remind me to drink up. The Bobble has a built-in water filter that makes any tap water taste fancy.

FujiFilm Instant Camera: There is something amazing about having a tangible photo moments after you take it. Call me old school, but I love this instant camera. You know my obsessions with photo booths!

EOS Lip Balm: You can never have too much chopstick and this one is cute enough to keep around.

Hair Tie: Don’t tell me you’ve never gone to work without a hair tie. It’s like trying to run a marathon in flip-flops! I always keep extras at my desk.

Knot & Bow Stickers: Like Pringles, once you pop the fun don’t stop. These cute heart stickers make everything look a little more fun.

Evian Mist: Keeps your skin feeling hydrated and fresh!

Mac Desktop: I know I sound like a 90 year-old loser, but I love desktop computers. Knowing that my work can’t follow me around (like a laptop) inspires me to sit down, bang it out, and be done with it. Plus the screen is big and easy to read!

xox L

Hearts, Rainbows and Popcorn.

Pintrest has recently changed my life. I know I’m not alone on this one, but really… what did we do before it? I kept my creative endeavors to myself and had a folder filed away called “things that inspire me.” A manila folder clearly isn’t the way to find insipring recipes, layouts, or crafts BUT PINTREST IS!

A good friend of mine was having a party for the 2012 Academy Awards {PS did you see J.lo’s nip slip?} so I wanted to come up with a cute dessert to bring. A friend had recently ‘pined’ a recipe for party popcorn from shewearsmanyhats.com. Not only is it totally adorable, but it’s SO easy to make. I followed her exact recipe and chose to melt the white chocolate chips in a glass measuring cup in the microwave on POWER 50% for a minute and a half. Once I drizzled on the white chocolate, I let the popcorn sit out for about an hour so the white chocolate could harden.

In order to have some sort of portion/self control, I decided to make individual bags of  ‘party popcorn’ for each guest. Knot & Bow has some amazing glassine bags  and neon heart stickers that gave the project a cute final touch {and matched the rainbow nonpareils on the popcorn}.

And voilà! They were a hit.

Clockwise from top left: Party popcorn, Knot & Bow bags and heart stickers, final product!

I hope you try and enjoy!

xo Lo

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