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Musings on the monstrosity of turning 30

Today, I turned 30. I didn’t ever think I’d have a problem with this. As my friends and husband turned 30, I tsk’ed those that expressed concern over hitting”the big three oh,” telling them it was not the huge issue they were making it out to be. All of them still seemed plenty young, and very cool, […]


paper birthday cake box

Birthday season is approaching! I hear people remark that all their friends seem to have birthdays at the same time, whether that’s in October or June or whenever. I think of this as birthday season, and everyone’s birthday season is a little different, depending on their friend group. For me, birthday season is in March/April, when not […]

DIY stamped gift boxes (with windows!)

Christmas is upon us! In fact I’ve been so busy getting ready for it and travelling for it and mowing down yummy cookies for it that I completely forgot to write an introduction to this blog post. Oh, and I took some time out to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas and to stomp about […]

felt birthday cake crown

And I’m back! Things are finally going to get back on schedule around here, starting off with an actual, honest-to-goodness full crafting tutorial! About time. Today’s post is about celebrating birthdays, but don’t worry, all you who are waiting for more about weddings. I have several posts in the works about the wedding, from the […]

scrap paper garlands

It’s birthday month! I recently discovered via graphs and official information gathering (someone else’s) that this isn’t actually true, but it always seems to me as if there are more birthdays in March than practically any other month. So yeah, apparently not true, but I’m still sticking with calling it birthday month. It’s my birthday month, […]

paper party hats

  It came to my attention recently that there’s a tradition amongst Etsy sellers of making their boyfriends pose for photos in silly hats. Which wasn’t actually why I chose to make paper party hats this week, but it’s a nice little bonus. March, it seems, is the beginning of birthday season. Our friend Matt […]