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spring wreath diy

Spring Wreath DIY

It was time. Our winter pine wreath had sat on the front door for far too long. It was time to welcome in light blooms, neutral feathers, and something fresh as guests entered our home. Using a coupon and some artificial blooms from the dollar store, this wreath is the perfect note of spring for under $10.

Keep reading for the full how-to after the jump!

Spring Wreath DIY

Budget: $10


Grapevine wreath form
Artificial blooms (picked up from the Dollar Store)
Floral wire
Sharp scissors (these are our favorites, functional and beautiful)
Wire cutters
Jute twine
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

Step one: Trim blooms and remove excess leaves. Using floral wire begin to gather your blooms in bunches and plan out wreath. Lay bunches of flowers in a circular fashion until satisfied with composition.

Step two: Using wire or jute twine, attach flowers to wreath.

Step three: Using hot glue, place a dot of glue on the tips of feathers and tuck into wreath.

Step four: Add door hanger and place on door!

naturally dyed easter eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

As a little girl I would obsess over my easter egg craft project. I would wander up and down the aisles of my local Meijer grocery store. Whether it was a simple Paas kit, or marbling, glitter, or wax resists, I would dream about all the creative exploits that would land on the simple substrate of a white eggshell. Any moment for creativity was a welcome sight and regardless of the years that have passed, there’s something about dyeing Easter eggs that brings back a welcome DIY staple. This year we ditched artificial color and ventured into the world of natural dyeing processes. Whether dyed with tea, turmeric, or red cabbage, it’s was a fun project to explore.

Keep reading for the full how-to after the jump!

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


  • A dozen eggs
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 1 t iodized salt
  • 4 C red cabbage
  • Coconut oil or butter for resist


Place eggs in a large sauce pan. Cover with water. Set on stove to high. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. In a separate saucepan, place 4 C of shredded red cabbage. Cover with water and boil for 30 minutes. Strain cabbage and discard, leaving purple liquid. Add salt and vinegar to the cabbage dye. Rubbing butter or coconut oil on the egg, create a resist. Place in dye in small mason jars. Allow to sit overnight for a deep blue. For a paler color, keep in liquid for only 5 hours. Remove eggs from dye liquid. Run underneath cold water to remove the resist. Continue to dab with paper towel for a beautiful sponged effect. Place in a basket or small wooden bowl for the perfect casual centerpiece at your Easter gathering. Until Monday and happy Easter!

Missed any of this week’s posts? Find them below.

Work to Live | Easter Brunch | Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta (Sweet + Savory)
Crustless Spring Vegetable Frittata | Rosemary Roasted Potatoes


holiday magazine

It’s Here! Glisten and Grace Holiday Magazine

With December finally here, I can’t wait  to roll out this year’s holiday content today. This year, you’ll find the best ideas from Glisten and Grace in the form of a holiday magazine. Consider it a gift from me to you! With DIYs, healthy holiday recipes, capsule wardrobes, and gift guides, it has fresh ideas perfect for the holiday season.

Click for the full magazine after the jump!

See something you love? This magazine is interactive.
Here’s how to use it:

Hover over any images and you will find all the sources.
Love any of the ideas you see? Make sure to share them on social media.
Want to refer to the magazine for reference? Make sure to download the full issue.

Merry Christmas and a most happy holidays to you!


good hustle

The Good Hustle (+ A Free Art Print)

Hustle. It’s a word that’s been thrown around a lot by creatives lately. What makes it good? What makes it bad? In the fourth quarter, as a lifestyle blogger, designer, and owning a physical location, it seems like there is always more to do. The list gets longer as I try to grow my business. Over the past six months, it seems that clients have been coming out of the woodwork. I know for many this would be a great problem to have. As an entrepreneur, the drive to increase an income ceiling keeps me going, onboarding new clients quickly, and hoping that they have a great experience with our studio. What makes good hustle? What determines your workflow? How do you work on your business, not solely in your business? Is it okay to be overwork, impassioned, but constantly frazzled? What determines what you do and what you don’t do?

Rather than looking at lack of sleep as a badge of honor, I’m learning that saying no is a good thing. Also, everything I touch has purpose. (Nothing is done arbitrarily.) A few months ago, I was working on a talk centered around this topic. It reminded me as designer why I do what I do, what it is that I love, and what it is about work processes that I would rather avoid. As I was writing the talk, I found that there were things that absolutely drained me in the creative process. While somewhat self-aware as an individual, I would push through these things, rather than positioning myself as the expert that I was and saying “no” when I needed to.

Over a cup of coffee, I decided to write a good hustle manifesto. It would become the driving force behind my creative work, the companies I ran, and what the blog looked like. I decided I would only do good hustle. No longer content to run myself ragged, I decided better things in life and values were more important than making loads of money. It sounds counter intuitive, but as a creative it has given me more confidence in the projects I put my hands to.

good hustle 2

Now it’s your turn. Write your manifesto. (Download the art print here)

What would be on it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!





portfolio wind and word identity


The latest edition to the portfolio is an ongoing project. This identity will carry to the client’s website, printed materials, and social media strategy. I met Mike and Sue on a Sunday morning. A lovely couple who team together in business and ministry. What started as happenstance has evolved into a beautiful journey, the ebb and flow of updating timeless truth and bringing with it classic design. A non-profit and ministry based out of Redding, CA, coupling encountering God through the timeless message of scripture. With a moodboard full of natural tones, pops of blue, and texture, we knew we were on the same page as I began to develop the mark.

Keep reading for the finished product after the jump!

portfolio wind and word identiy

How do you say wind and word in concept rather than in literal terms? Our concept focused on movement, cohesion within the mark, and smart type contrast. Playing with fonts, a focus on ampersand treatment, and intentional use of a grid were high priorities within this mark. While developing the logo, we took note of how the mark would be used across multiple platforms, from print to social media to web.

portfolio wind and word

With everything approved, we’re moving onto the collateral for this rollout. Knowing our alternate marks and textures are set, I’m excited to see the applications unfold as time goes on. My favorite part of seeing every project? When all the pieces are placed together on the web. Next stop? Manual redesigns, book covers, and book layouts.

Like what you see? I’m currently onboarding clients for the remainder of the year. Contact me here and let’s get started on your project!