Happy Weekend.


Have you been having an amazing first week of fall? I have. Here in Oklahoma we’re experiencing a lot of below average temperatures and I’m soaking up every moment! Not only did I break out the Halloween decorations (fine, that was last week), but some long sleeves, too. Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy this week’s Mad Props!

Download these pom pom printables for your next girl’s night in

I very badly want to throw a backyard fall soiree

Repurpose chip containers to make this rad organizer

No one’s perfect, not even cake decorators

I’d use this menu wheel for a dinner party

Soak up Mankind Mag’s last issue

Feather Report now jumps cities and has an app for your phone

How to spend Under $100: in the garden

Check out the Where the Wild Things Are pop-up shop

Head over heels for these velvet pumpkins

Make your own Starbucks-esque Pumpkin Spice Latte

Beautiful science-themed weddings

Make your own (healthier) fast food

Old-school Halloween party save-the-date printable

Fun + bright Cirque du Bebe shower suite to download

**NOTE: Don’t forget, you have until Monday at 9am CST to enter the Rachel Pfeffer giveaway to win her delicious honeycomb necklace!


Monday Goodness: Mosh.


I’m baaaaack. And since I missed a few regular posts due to the internet outage Friday, I’ll be making up for it throughout the day. You know, just cause I’m cool like that. First up: last week’s best of the best!

I’m so ready for scarf weather!

Ready for Halloween? This free download might get you in the spirit…

I hate the carnival, but love these themed shower invitations

Pretty gypsy faire tents

Love these Halloween treat bags for kids, so much cooler than the pillowcase I used to use…

Spot-on styling for living in: the Virgin Suicides

Download this apple stationary set and be ready for fall’s arrival!

Lovely bookplate download for your favorite books

Or check out 25 ways to make a book by hand

**NOTE: The Sara Norris giveaway has been extended until noon CST! Don’t miss out your chance to win one of her lovely 8×8″ photographs.


Happy {Labor Day} Weekend.

{Cristin Sloan}

With this being Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer, the seasons are about to start changing. And with that a few things are getting rearranged around here as well.

I asked and you answered – Mad Props will now be included in my end-of-week Happy Weekend post. That means weekly roundups of goodness instead of monthly! It also means that the This Weekend: section of the post will be relocating itself to the Monday Goodness post. Got all that? Good.

And don’t forget to enter The Honey and Pig Shop giveaway before Tuesday morning at 9:00 CST! You have a change to win an adorably frilly hair piece.

Postal Press has gone live! Check out Alyson’s pretties

Sweet and stylish animal printables. Love the giraffes!

Stunning collection of classy animal shaped hooks and knobs

Not one, but two printable September calendars for all of your appointments and notes

Check out Gourmet’s favorite cookies from decades past. Yup, recipes included.

The perfect DIY ice cream parlor and printables

Printable envelope seals to jazz up your every day boring envelopes

Even more boozy ice pops!

Step-by-step tutorial for ruffled headbands that will make your friend jealous

Ready for crazy fall tights?

Pantry door

Pretty DIY linen lunch bags – a great reason to make your lunch instead of eating out!


Mad Props: August.

Before you start clicking through August’s Mad Props, please take a second and answer this one teeny-tiny poll question. Thank you!

Staring ContestDIY Favor BoxesJansport Heritage Series

Bike Ride Scavenger Hunt Southern Vintage Engagement
Mad Men Eye Candy

DIY Paper Chandelier Bead GarlandFlower Craft Day
Printable Photo Borders

DIY Recycled Wine Bottle TorchHoneyDew List
Table and Desk Fans

Mercury Pendent RoundupRufflesBabysitter Checklist

Hollin + EricVintage Hotel Key RingsDIY Lap Desk

Fabric PensPlease Recycle LabelsUnder $100 Hardware

Printable Kitchen Sink CardCanning 101Pancake Recipes


Mad Props: July.

DIY 4th Gift TagsBar Cart RoundupDownloadable Lists

Highlight Your ToileDIY Wallpaper Wipeoff Board
JHill Personalized City Prints

5 Good Things BookletLooking into the PastCardon Copy

101 SaladsReal Invitations: Haley + JustinRecycled Paper


Mad Props: June.

June was a stellar month for blogging and one of Design Crush’s biggest Mad Props ever! Thanks for all the creativity and inspiration, everyone.

wallpaper by the yardstache bashcupcake case garland

our weddingcute ‘brellas$28 backyard fire pit

i just need to get this out of my brainthe crane chandelier
old-fashioned soda bar

from the candy shoppedelicious favor packagesFather’s Day gift guide

DIY pearl necklaceJill + Matt little animals

DIY catalogue of lovearts + crafts with cookie cutters The Art Weekend

Betsy McCall paper dollsGreat Gatsby goodbye partysecret invite


Mad Props: May.

Hello there, May, where did you go so fast? Say goodbye to the month with these killer posts from around the blogosphere included in this month’s Mad Props!

:: mini clipboards for may via m. writes
:: paper feather wreath tutorial via poppytalk
:: craft closet via A Field Journal

:: invitation on a napkin via oh happy day!
:: freebie – tags, stickers and a notepad via A Print a Day
:: freebie – assorted watercolor labels via mer mag

:: DIY curtain ties via Gina DeDominici Design
:: wedding details via oh happy day!
:: father’s day 2009 part 1 + part 2 via paper crave

:: scrap notebooks via mer mag
:: crafty stickers book via paper crave
:: Ann Wood’s DIY cardboard stampede via Design*Sponge

:: one man’s island: Clingstone via beachbungalow8
:: planters’ wheel invitations via iDiY
:: stamped signage via A Flick of the Pen


Mad Props: April.

:: Gatsby save-the-dates via A Cup of Jo 
:: 100 Abandoned Houses Project via bloomacious 
:: Real Invitations – Kathleen + Jeremy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

:: Modern Wall-Mounted Bathroom Faucets via Remodelista 
:: freebie of the day: book labels via design is mine 
:: Black houses via Door Sixteen

:: Easy Retro DIY Kids Tees via poppytalk 
:: Days With My Father via A Cup of Jo 
:: Groom’s Socks via Style Me Pretty

:: Neverland Party via Black*Eiffel 
:: Illustrated Invitations via Oh So Beautiful Paper 
:: DIY Paint Strip Wall Decoration via Design*Sponge

:: Happy Birthday Aubrey via Oh Happy Day! 
:: Toddler-Style Thank You Notes via Black*Eiffel 
:: freebie(s) of the day : label whore via design is mine

:: Miniature Cabinets of Curiosities via for me, for you 
:: Grocery Reminder via The Kitchn 
:: The 3/50 Project


Mad Props: March.

It’s that time again… a roundup of my favorites of the month. Enjoy Mad Props: March!

Free Printable Mailing Labels : Creature Comforts

DIY Sugar Packets : Style Me Pretty

Personalized Post & Presents : Black*Eiffel

Gift bags made from envelopes : How about orange

Kindred: Creature Comforts + decor8

Amazing DIY Birthday Cakes : Hostess With the Mostess

DIY Envelope Book : Design*Sponge

Owl Sweater by Kate Davies : Neatorama

Miss Dior Cherie pur la television francaise : Ruby Press

Tiny Treats : Oh Happy Day!

DIY Window Film : Design*Sponge

Printable Mini File Folders : How about orange

DIY Vintage Jewelry Magnets: Mintage Home

Custom Wedding Car Cans : Design*Sponge


Mad Props: February.

This past month was chalk full of incredible DIY projects, freebies and amazing finds! Check out February’s Mad Props!

easy thank you notes : simplesong

Bike Love : A Cup of Jo

Bouquet Boxes : A Field Journal

save bookmark : swissmiss

DIY Sweetie Pie : Twig & Thistle

DIY Sweetheart Brownie Valentine : Twig & Thistle

valentine’s day in stitches : Bliss

poster children : design is mine

things i love about you : frolic

Jackie’s Custom Dominos : Design*Sponge

Wren Handmade Pegboard : Oh Happy Day

write now : m.writes

Nest of Stars : (Inside a Black Apple)

My Daughter’s Bedroom Makeover : Creature Comforts

Oh Hello Friend : Black*Eiffel

Cute As a… Candy Button Freebie : Creature Comforts

Fancy Pinatas! : A Cup of Jo