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I have been working like crazy trying to make my new apartment feel like more like home . I went through over 6 gallons of paint turning the walls from poop brown to bright white!! What an amazing difference a little paint can make.  ( I will be sharing more soon )

To cover up a big electrical box I bought a big ikea frame and made this inspirational print , because let’s be honest we all need a little encouragement !!!

I got lots of requests on Instagram asking where the print was from and lucky I made it and am sharing it with you today!!! I would love to see your prints once you have them printed to make sure to tag me so I can see!!!

Download here

*printing suggestions: The print is sized to 18×24 so it is already to be printed. I print at office max and ask for the blue print paper which only costs $5 !!!!

And how cute are these article chairs !!!! Everyone needs a set !!!

  • February 1, 2018 - 5:09 pm

    Jossie Segura - Thank you! Now if I can just figure out how to save this I would be all good!!

    I’m def tagging you once I print!ReplyCancel

FA LA LA LA LA !!!!!

Christmas is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited to gather together to make cute handmade gift wrap for all those presents waiting to go under the tree!!!

WHEN: December 16th 2017
WHERE: The White House Co. Vintage Store  |  Fargo, ND
TIME: 1-3pm

Registration is now open and is limited due to space.

Attendees will learn how to create their own gift wrap , make personalized gift tags using a Polaroid Zip printer and vintage typewriter . Lastly, attendees will learn how to use gold foil to create canvas gift bags.

All supplies are included in registration. All attendees will also receive a discount to The White House Co. shop and a fun few surprises 😉 !!!

Along with crafting, treats will be served.

* DUE to the uniqueness of this workshop we are unable to issue any refunds.

  • January 10, 2018 - 5:08 pm

    Diana - wow wow! it’s a great creation here. Love it!!! ThanksReplyCancel

I’ve never been a big fan of the Thanksgiving color scheme . Maybe its the gross mix of black and brown together or the dullness of all the colors put together.

As I prep for Thanksgiving this week I am giving this Holiday’s color scheme another chance. Everything seems to be better with a mix of pink added to it.

Wishing you a wonderful start to your Thanksgiving week !!!

  • November 20, 2017 - 6:52 am

    Diane Wagner - Good Job, Amanda!
    I agree!ReplyCancel

There is something so wonderful about celebrating a friends birthday, even if it gets delivered in the mail.  The last couple months have been full of birthdays and I just love making people feel a little extra loved on their special day .

I am not usually a gift card buyer but when your friend loves Amazon Prime, I knew it would make the perfect gift for her.

Using my favorite paper from Maggie Holmes collection I create a super simple gift tag card !!! If your like me, and love using tags for gifts you are going to love this project.

To create the gift tag card you will need to use a paper tag as your template.

First, fold a piece of card-stock paper in half. This fold should be as big as your template tag.  Trace the tag onto your card stock paper with the fold on the left side of the tag ( like a folded card ) .  Lastly, cut your tag design from your traced card stock paper, you should have created a card in the shape of a paper tag.

To finish off my tag card I added brown tape to the front and back for looks and added a hole punch.

Inside the folded tag card I added pattern paper and embellishments along with a personalized typed note. ( side note: make sure you type on the front of your card before working on the inside )

As you can see, it is the perfect size for a gift card.

Once your gift card is finished slip it into a envelope and don’t forget to add a stamp if mailing !!!!

If you haven’t had the chance to check out the new sticker book from Maggie Holmes collections you are missing out. It seriously has so many stickers and will add the finishing touches to all your projects  !!!!


I am a big fan of Birthday celebrating. It’s the one time of year we can indulge in cake without feeling bad about it.   It seem’s as we get older the celebrating of adult birthdays isn’t as exciting as when we were little.

As life continues to get busier and busier I have given myself a one month celebration rule when helping friends celebrate their special day.  My goal is to get a card or small handmade gift in the mail as close to their birthday as possible, but If I fall short I give myself a little grace and put the one month rule into effect.

I’m not going to lie, this gift is falling into the one month rule, but I am excited to add a little DIY to the gift bag before sending it in the mail !!!

>>>> SUPPLIES NEEDED:  1. Canvas bag 2. Paint 3. Paint brush 4. cardboard  >>>>>>>

This D.I.Y is SUPER easy, beginner level.  First, insert a piece of cardboard inside the bag so the paint doesn’t soak into the back side. Grab your favorite color paint and paint stripes horizontal and and vertical on the bag . Wait and hour for it to dry and you are done.

Since the birthday girl loves the fair,  Maggie Holmes new Carousal paper collection was a perfect fit for decorating the gift bag.  Using a variety of papers and embellishments, I gathered together to create a layered gift tag topper.

In the middle of the papers I added in a  typed gift tag with a special birthday message.  One of my favorite products from the Carousal collection are the enamel pin stickers.

Here is to celebrating birthdays , even if it’s a month late !!!


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