Dreaming big (and small)

12/12/2012 at 4:29 pm | Posted in DIY | 4 Comments


Dream: “Thanks a Latte” gift card holder for the girls’ teachers. Isn’t this clever? I discovered it in my friend Brandy’s post over here. And I’ve already printed the cards. Just need to mount them to card stock and add the coffee sleeve, gift card and twine. Easy peasy, right?

Reality: Suzanne up late the night before school closes for holiday break, cutting and gluing and cursing.


Dream: Paper garland for Sophie’s nursery. I actually made one of these for our Christmas mantel, but the pom-poms came out as gigantic flowers so now it looks like Hawaii in our living room. But I figure, hey. Now I know how to make these suckers. Just smaller. And less tropical flower-y.

Reality: Sophie’s room looking like Hawaii.


Dream: A makeover for Sophie’s dresser. We just re-inherited Marc’s grandfather’s dresser from Laura, who painted it a beautiful eggplant color. I love its clean design and simple plain-front drawers. It’s like a canvas begging for a paintbrush. I’m drawn to chevron but might try a bit of a different pattern like the one above.

Reality: I got this. God didn’t make me Type-A for nothing.



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  1. Awesome. Thanks for the shout. I am doing a version of the latte like I did before. I got red cups from Starbucks and put gift cards in the cup with tissue paper. BOOM! No printing needed.

  2. I laughed so hard when you said your living room looked like Hawaii. This is why I love you.

  3. Ooh, I did the Starbucks thing before, but did it this way, from Pinterest.


  4. First off, let me tell you how much I love your domain name ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s cute! It’s different!

    That Starbucks card holder is awesome! I’d love to receive a gift like this, especially since I’m a Starbucks lover. Lol.

    That dresser is amazing! Very unique. I’d like to have one in my room.

    The paper garland is too cute! You’re very creative! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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