I’m always looking for simple gifts to keep on hand for hostess gifts, birthdays, neighbor thank you’s, etc.  I needed to put together a birthday gift, and Wayfair asked me to come up with a DIY hostess gift as part of their Guest with the Best campaign. Read More

A Simple Hostess Gift

Jul 31, 2016

Dec 2, 2015

It’s just not the holidays without some crafting, am I right?  Today I’m sharing how to make a vintage inspired candy wreath. This year we have a considerable amount more space than last year in the rental during remodeling, and Ruby is really getting Read More

Vintage Inspired Candy Wreath

Hi friends.  Well, this week hasn’t gone as I planned.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a couple posts about what the past 6 days have been like for me. I threw up pretty much every day of my entire pregnancy with Ruby, but it was manageable. Read More

Simple Faux Taxidermy (video)

Oct 30, 2014

Oct 15, 2014

One of my favorite current design trends is the use of natural stone.  Agates and geodes are so beautiful but boy, can they be expensive.  When I was asked to participate in the BHG Stylemaker Challenge, they said we could bring three items from home Read More

DIY Mounted Agates (video)

Peeps.  What can I say?  Life has gotten the best of me lately.  This has been the busiest past month I think I’ve ever had– full of wonderful, exciting, and stressful events.  I just got home from Kohler, Wisconsin last night (more on that soon!). Read More

Easy Fall Pumpkins (video)

Oct 8, 2014

Feb 5, 2014

One more week and it’s the day dedicated to love.  And obviously, here on withHEART, I love me some hearts.  I also love a good easy, cheap, and quick craft.  Marry all of those things together and that’s what I’m sharing today: my Valentine’s Ribbon Read More


When I was designing Ruby’s playroom, at the top of the priority list was organization.  Not just a place for everything and everything in its place, but also accessibility for the little hands the playroom was for.  I mean, what’s the point in having Read More


Jan 7, 2014

Dec 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!  I’m posting this week’s video a day early so it doesn’t go up on Christmas day.  It’s a sweet little craft, perfect for tonight or tomorrow (or even New Years).  Today I’m showing you how to make your own DIY holiday snow globe, Read More


Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!  I spent the day eating entirely too much and chasing a busy toddler and her cousins around.  It was perfect (especially for a gal who is used to usually working on Thanksgiving, standing in front of a camera Read More


Nov 29, 2013

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