April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is a week away, which gives you seven days to prepare!  I’ve never been a big fan of pranks – maybe because my parents were always smart enough to thwart our efforts to plastic wrap their toilet, etc. – but I love the idea of kind-spirited fun that surprises and delights rather than offends.

I’m still not sure what tricks, if any, I’ll be playing this year, but if you’re looking for some inspiration for your own shenanigans, check out the links below:

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You’ve been flocked! (by The House that Lars Built)
April Fool’s Mini Lunch (from Oh Happy Day)
Balloon Bunch (from Katie Sokoler)

Valentine’s Day DIYs

Valentine’s day must be one of the most maligned holidays, but I think that its negative reputation is largely undeserved.  It’s easy to get caught up in the hussle of life, and therefore to overlook, forget, or neglect to recognize the people and occasions that make our lives rich and meaningful.  I like to think of holidays as a reminder to do so – a reminder to take the time to show our appreciation for the people who make our lives special, just by being in them.  Doing so needn’t involve much (or any!) expense – just time and thoughtfulness.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite Valentine’s Day DIYs to get you in the mood for celebrating all things lovely (V-Day is right around the corner, after all!). What I love about these projects is that they’re such simple ways to make a big impact, and they emphasize thoughtfulness over expense. Whether it’s the love you have for terrific friends, family, or partners, taking the time to share and show your warm feelings with the important people in your life is what this holiday is all about!

Happy weekend!

VDAY - Lars - flower wreath

VDAY - twig & thistle - apple

VDAY - purl bee

VDAY - OhHappyDay - tree hearts

VDAY - sarah m style

VDAY - heart attack

VDAY - moorea seal

VDAY - OhHappyDay - closet hearts

Links:

Valentine’s Day wreath (from The House that Lars Built)
Fruit stickers (from Twig & Thistle)
Felt candy hearts (from The Purl Bee)
Tree heart installation (from Oh Happy Day)
Wild About You valentines (from Sarah M Style)
Heart Attack! (from The House that Lars Built) (or this one for friends who live further away…)
Heart reminders (from Moorea Seal)
Heart balloons in a closet (from Oh Happy Day)