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If you have been following me on this blog or over on Instagram you know my love for Behr paint. It’s my go to for all painting projects and pretty paint colors.

Well, I  have been holding a little secret and I am so excited to share with you that I have partnered with BEHR paint and joined their Behr DIY expert team.  I can’t wait to share lots of fun painting , DIY and some interior projects with you  for the rest of 2015.

Today I thought I would start it off sharing one of my favorite pink hues that is always stocked in my paint collection:

Noble Blush MQ4-4


Hop on over to the Colorfully Behr blog to read more and meet the rest of the Behr DIY expert bloggers.


I scream you scream we all scream for SUGAR BLOSSOM  jewelry .

I quickly fell in love with Sugar Blossom jewelry after receiving my very first bracelet.  I wear one pretty much everyday, and sometimes all at once. They are so comfortable . The cute little pink tassels are my favorite along with the gold heart charm.

Today over on Instagram I have teamed up up with Kelli of Sugar Blossom to giveaway one of her heart of gold mermaid bracelets.



Yesterday I shared part one of our Friday Harbor workshop. Today I am excited to share with you part two; our picnic lunch.

The girls and I had lots of idea’s on what we wanted to serve at the workshop because lets face it, we can’t craft without a little sugar. With the timing of the Island Ferry and workshop being in the middle of the afternoon into evening we thought It would be fun to have a picnic lunch in the barn… it was pretty magical.

 |  Photos by Sara Parsons Photography  |

lunchI like simple, and these lunch boxes were just that.  All the supplies were from our favorite party shop : SHOP SWEET LULU.

Lesley hand wrote all the labels for our food packaging.  You can get the sticker template over here.



The Mason Bar company provided lids for our mason jar drinks.




Picnic in a barn with crafty friends. My kinda day.

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How has it been over a month since BE CRAFTY traveled to the San Juan Islands ??

Earlier this spring my friends Ashely, Lesley , Sara  and I chatted about getting together to host a workshop together. I am always inspired by these girls and the work they create, how could I say no . Plus, Sara invited us to the the beautiful island where she lives. I am so glad she did.

The workshop took place down a dirt road in middle of the Island in a dreamy old rustic barn.

|  Photos credited to Sara Parsons Photography   |


White lights strung across the middle of the barn along with white paper bunting that Ashley and I sewed together.



Miss matched chairs were set around the table ( the tables were handmade my Sara’s amazing husband – Thanks Sean.)

Flowers were picked from Sara’s garden for the table along with felt flowers from The Felt Flower Shop.

The big balloons from Shop Sweet Lulu added the perfect  pop of color .


Ashley created the name tags for all the attendees. Lesley personalized them with her fancy handwriting skills.


Once the barn doors were open and everyone settled  in we gathered around the table .  We started the workshop off with introductions. I love this time as we get to learn a little bit about each other before we start crafting.


I taught the first project of the afternoon. Since I love panting, I thought it would be fun to crate a project that incorporated my love for paint and color. Before we got to the painting we created a macramé  to hang our painted pot.




After everyone created their macrame we had a painting party. The table was filled with eye candy paint colors from Behr paint.




The painted pots were set aside to dry as we tuned into Ashely as she taught us how to better use our phone cameras with tips from her phone photography Snap Shops course . She usually teaches online, so it was such a  treat to get to learn from her in person.



After her teaching, Ashely led a photography related craft. Everyone got their picture taken with the bouquet of balloons with a mini polaroid camera to use in their project. There might have been one less white balloon after all the photos were taken ……..

Maggie Holmes sent us embellishments from her Confetti collection to decorate our painted wood picture holders.


Throughout the workshop cute little deer popped in to surprise us with a giveaway. A big thanks to our giveaway sponsors :

MPIX | Kelly Moore Bag | Sugar Blossom | Paisley Sprouts | Bloom Theory | Catchswandream |


Lesley ended the workshop with tips and tricks to creating chalk art along with a chalk canvas craft. I am always amazed watching her as she teaches.



Each attendee went home with a kraft box full of swag from our amazing sponsors.

swagboxShop Sweet Lulu || The Mason Bar Company || Modern June || Maggie Holmes Design || The Felt Flower Shop || Splendid Supply || Sakura || Behr Paint || Mpix || Pen and Paint || Julep || Give With Joy || Ike and Co || Fresh Tangerine || Rebekah Gough || Shop Celebrate Life || Kelly Moore || Sugar Blossom || Bloom Theory || Paisley Sprouts || Catch Swan Dreams


The day was more then amazing. Thanks to all the girls who traveled to the island to spend the day with us. I had so much fun spending the day crafting with you.



And lastly, A big thanks to these friends of mine. For coming and being apart of BE CRAFTY for the weekend. A weekend I will never forget.


A BIG thanks again to Sara  for all the lovely photos. It has always been a dream to have her photograph a workshop.

I can’t wait to share part two with you tomorrow.