easter break

Friday, April 18, 2014

i am looking forward to a long weekend to celebrate easter. today is good friday and we are expecting relatives arriving out of town so it'll be a wonderful weekend spending time with them! 


there'll be lots of downtime chillin' and catching up to do with family. as well as brunching, egg hunting, munching and more nibbling yummy bites. sounds like my kind of weekend!

don't miss a few highlights from the past week or so in case you missed them : 

//  my early mother's day gift guide 
//  a special discount code for a custom necklace for SCF readers
//  found this adorable easter-themed bento box for the kiddos to enjoy
//  this really creative and clever fortune cookie invitation
//  a spectacular easter dessert table
//  most adorable blue and lime green nursery 
//  seriously fabulous bar'moire 

that's all i've got ~ you all have a splendid weekend! 

washi taped matches

Thursday, April 17, 2014

i am sharing today a super easy DIY using matches and colorful washi tapes. it's not the most original idea and i've seen it pinned in pinterest so many times. i just thought i'd actually make them as i found myself almost out of my decorative matches. 

i am constantly burning candles around the house and i knew i was going to run out of matches pretty soon. i forgot to order those lovely matches so after a quick trip to the grocery, i worked on embellishing an inexpensive pack of matches (under $ 1.50 for a pack of 10 small-sized matches) with washi tapes. 

here are your supplies : 

 matches, washi tapes, glue, white paper, scissors


before taping the matches with washi tapes, cut and cover the match logo with white paper. glue a cut out paper and cover the sides with logo to cancel out any colors that may appear under the washi tape. a blank canvas shows the pattern and color of the washi tapes more. note : remember not to cover paper on the strike pads. 

once those logos are covered, you can go to town with your washi tape designs! 


and voila, here they are! so easy! 


tray from jonathan adler for jcpenney // gold urchin from zhush // candle

to check out my previous easy DIY projects, visit here and here

friends and family sale with shopbop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

no one ignores a huge sale. certainly not me. shopbop's friends and family sale is back! enjoy 25% off including sale items. it only lasts for 3 days (ends thursday april 17) so hurry and stock up on your favorite spring and summer staples! here are my favorites : 





i'm sure you'd find something you'd love!

don't forget - sale ends on thursday 4/17. use code : INTHEFAMILY14 to enjoy 25% off discount on everything