By |January 16th, 2014|candy, crafts, decorating, DIY, Uncategorized|

Last weekend I made my very first candy buffet! Shocking right? I’ve dreamed of many but never before created. I figured my sister’s baby shower was a great place to start because babies are just SO sweet. Especially this little one. The shower was cohosted by some of Ali’s best friends and it was just perfect. More photos to come from the shower but while I work on those, here are a few shots of the candy bar set up.

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I was a little overwhelmed with trying to visualize how it would all come together but I think it turned out well for my first go at it. I bought the candy at Jack’s wholesale in downtown LA. The place is amazing- bulk candy from floor to ceiling. Aka my dream. The prices were very reasonable compared to online and storefront candy shops. Then I just put them in glass containers and used ribbons and stickers to spruce things up a little. So fun!

My only regret? Well if you read this then you realize that I didn’t eat any of the candy! Hello, torture. But don’t feel bad for me yet- I have a TON of leftovers, and 11 other months to eat it :)

love and candy,




Project 27/52: You’re a stud

By |December 4th, 2013|13 in 13, 52 Projects, clothes, crafts, DIY|

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I’m no rocker chick, but I do love the look of carefully placed studs. Iron on studs are so fun and super simple to work with. They’ve gotta be the easiest way to spice up an old shirt or pair of shorts. For this quick glam-over,  I took an old Target tank top, placed the studs with tweezers, ironed them on and boom- ten minutes later I was rocking a new shirt.

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love and candy,


Project 26/52: Easy Headband

By |December 2nd, 2013|13 in 13, 52 Projects, clothes, crafts, DIY|


With a full time job I am always running short on time but still crave crafting time-  so I’m all about the quick DIY projects. I have been neglecting my sewing machine of late so I decided to dust her off and play around a bit. I did a super simple headband that is sew easy anyone can do it! Yes, I love puns, I apologize. You can use an old t-shirt or fabric scraps but a stretchier fabric like a jersey knit works best.

1.       Measure around your head where you want the headband to sit.

2.       Cut out two pieces 5 inches wide x your head measurement from Step 1. For example, my measurement was 23 inches (yep, I have a giant head) so I cut two identical pieces of my fabric at 5  x 24.

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3.       Fold each piece in half lengthwise and sew the edges together forming two tubes.


4.       Turn the two tubes inside out  to hide the seam. Then twist the two pieces together, making an X.

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5.       Join the four ends and sew them together.

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Turn the headband inside out so the seam is hidden and you are done! With the cutting and everything the headband only takes about ten minutes to make. It is super comfy and helpful for those bad hair days. Next I want to play around with some fun prints. Looks like I have some jersey knit shopping in my future!

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love and candy,