Survival guide – a back to school supply list for moms

School supplies – check. Book bag – check. Lunch – check. Mom’s sanity – check! Nice work mom!  The kids are either already off to school or they’re prepped and ready, (possibly) sleeping in their clothes and new book bag, in anticipation for the first day of school. Well now, […] Read More »

A Thanksgiving color palette {color mixer}

A warm and festive Thanksgiving color palette! #thanksgiving #color

I’m always looking to infuse our house with warmth and festivity at this time of the year, and I just love this mason jar centerpiece craft that Emily found. The bright oranges and yellows are the perfect inspiration for a Thanksgiving color palette. Photo courtesy of Homedit You may also like: A summer color palette […] Read More »

Fun & bright Halloween colors {color mixer}

A bright & fun color palette for Halloween #color #halloween #inspiration #gold

A few weeks ago, Emily posted an awesome Halloween party color palette that unexpectedly used pink instead of purple—such a fun departure from the normal, traditional Halloween colors. It inspired me to see what other unexpected color palettes were out there for Halloween, and I came across this one that uses […] Read More »

No-carve, low-mess pumpkin painting!

No knife, no mess. Check out this super-easy pumpkin painting project!

Jack-o’-lanterns have certainly earned their place as a seasonal staple, but if your past experiences have been anything like mine, the process typically turns into quite the event. Goo winds up everywhere, rogue seeds are found months later, and most importantly, assistance and serious supervision is required when working with […] Read More »

Color Mixer: a warm fall color palette

A fall color palette for autumn inspiration! #color #inspiration #fall

As I was looking for inspiration for a few different fall crafts I’m working on, it seemed like I was only finding photos of leaves that were vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. Don’t get me wrong—I love soaking in the bright colors of the leaves as they change, but […] Read More »

Fall Activities {friday finds}

The weather has been cooling off around here, and I’m loving the chance to snuggle up with a cozy blanket in the evenings. I’ve always loved fall because it means pumpkin pies, apple picking, caramel apples, and the trees changing into the most spectacular colors! If you’re looking for crafts or […] Read More »

A cozy autumn color palette {color mixer}

My very favorite time of the year is the few weeks in mid-September that I affectionately call “almost autumn.” Here in Cleveland, the air has just a hint of crispness in it, making it the perfect weather for a sweatshirt, a light scarf and a warm cup of coffee. Now, I know […] Read More »

How to make a gorgeous fall wreath for under $30 {DIY}

How to make a gorgeous fall wreath for under $30 {DIY} | Cardstore Blog

Fall is just around the corner, and here in Cleveland, we’re already breaking out our fall clothes and decorating our houses! Front door decorations are a must at my home, and this year it will be a burlap wreath. I think wreaths are a cozy way to welcome friends and […] Read More »

A Camping Birthday Party Adventure!


It’s an adventurous kind of day on the blog! Today, I’ll be taking you on a tour of Camp Grizzly – an awesome, camping-themed birthday party for 4-year-old Jack, styled by our own Elizabeth Draeger – Cardstore’s senior product manager, and party-planner extraordinaire. When she’s planning a party, the first […] Read More »

2 super-tasty fall drinks to try at your next party {recipes}

2 super-tasty fall drinks to try at your next party {recipes} | Cardstore Blog

With the temperatures cooling down, I’m really getting in the mood for fall-flavored drinks. Everywhere I look, “fall flavor” seems to mean pumpkin, but for me, it means apple cider (which always reminds me of fall as a kid). I put together a couple of my favorite apple-cider drink recipes […] Read More »