Jul
29
Summer Style Picks from Umba

Spice up your summer wardrobe with these stylish new finds from Umba #umba #shopumba #buyhandmade

I’ve gotten to the point in the summer where I want to clear out my closet and start fresh with all new pieces. But of course, this isn’t practical, nor would I actually do it. But it’s nice to dream about, right? And whenever I start dreaming of ways to refresh my wardrobe, I immediately turn to jewelry and accessories. A pair of jeans and a plain tee can take on so many looks just based on the accessories you pair them with! So of course, as soon as I saw the latest summer accessories from Umba, I started dreaming up all kinds of looks in my head!

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Jul
24
Christmas In July: 10 Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

A Christmas in July Round-up of Easy DIY Christmas Decorations so you can plan ahead for this holiday season by Two Purple Couches #christmasinjuly #holidaydecor #diy

I know, I know. I’m as bad as Hobby Lobby, talking about Christmastime and snow when it’s 90 degrees outside and all you want is to be at the pool. But hear me out… I always have good intentions of working ahead, especially when it comes to the holidays. And when I do actually work ahead, I feel more calm, and oddly, more accomplished. So here’s to working ahead on all those Christmas decorations we swore last July that we’d do! Or, if you prefer to wait until December, that’s okay, too. Because all of these easy diy Christmas decorations are pretty simple to pull together, which means they’re great for the intentions that get left until the last minute!

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Jul
21
Party Prep Tips: Stress Less the Day Of

Stress less the day of your big party or holiday with these party prep tips by Two Purple Couches #partyprep #roartingtwentiesparty #gatsbyparty #partyplanning

I love to host parties.

Well, okay. Let me rephrase that. What I really love is the idea of hosting parties. Because by the day-of, my to-do list is a mile long and things are nuts. From cleaning to decorating to prepping food, it always seems like I am “down to the doorbell” getting everything together. And it stresses me out like no other.

So when I was preparing for my big 30th birthday bash last month, I tried to help myself out and get as much as possible done as far in advance as possible. All the decorations were up days in advance and the house was 90% clean the day-of, so all I really had to concentrate on was food prep.

And I found a fantastic solution to help make sure 1.) everything made it to the table, and 2.) I wasn’t scrambling around last-minute trying to find a bowl for this and a plate for that.

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Jul
14
Pride & Prejudice Subway Style Art

Jane Austen inspired Subway Style Art by Two Purple Couches #silhouettecameo #silhouettechallenge #austen #subwayart

Today is another Silhouette Challenge day! Which means at the end of this post, there’s plenty more inspiration and ideas. And this month’s theme? Our favorite things. And while I’m totally humming the tune in my head from one of my favorite musicals, one of my favorite authors, and one of her novels in particular, is the inspiration behind today’s Silhouette project: subway style art that I created using Silhouette Sketch Pens.

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Jul
10
Haven Conference Bound

HAVEN-2014

Hello friends! I can barely contain my excitement today because… I’m headed to Haven Conference!! As you’re reading this, I’m on the road to Atlanta!

Wahooo!!!! I cannot wait to reunite with my bloggy friends, meet new ones, meet some awesome brands and soak up as much blogging and diy inspiration as possible! Whew! Something tells me I’m going to crash when I get home on Sunday ;)

If you’re not attending Haven, but want to live vicariously through me, follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see what I’m up to! You can also search using the hashtag #havenconf to see what’s happening!

Have an awesome weekend, friends! I am sure I will have tons to share with you in the coming weeks!

 

 

Jul
7
Easy Beach Inspired Art

Beach Inspired Art Canvas by Two Purple Couches #diyart #beach #vacation #painting

Hello friends! Another week is upon us! I sure hope you got to spend some time soaking up sun, fun and family time over the holiday weekend. Our 4th of July here in Cincinnati was absolutely gorgeous, with cooler temps and plenty of summery breezes. If only we’d had a bit of sand and sea to go with it!

Today I’m over at VRAI Magazine sharing a very simple diy project: how to create your own beach inspired art! Perfect for capturing the memories of a favorite vacation spot, or just creating a little escape when you need it!

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