June is bustin’ out all ooooover! (Ten points and a cookie if you can name that musical…) I’ve been waiting all year to sing that to you, dear reader. It’s officially been six months since I started Ya Gotta Have a Hobby–and man, have I learned SO much. Thank you to all of you who have supported me and been so amazingly sweet to me throughout this learning process. I only hope to get better and better with time!
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Looking for a way to boost your creativity this summer? Join me in the Find Your Voice Workshop at rukristin.com. Learn how to tell your story through your memory keeping–it’s free, it’s fun, and it’s a fantastic community.
They say a picture says a thousand words. Well, this one says a thousand product names.
The heat of the summer has hit us, and while I love these beautiful sunny days–sometimes it’s tough to cool off! I’ve got a super easy recipe for you that’s refreshing, delicious, and healthy. All you need are some juicy summer berries, a little lemonade mix, and ice–what’s easier than that?
I had a great weekend, dear reader. Not only did I get to celebrate one of my favorite guys on the planet, we got to celebrate it at one of my favorite LA area restaurants: Fabiolus Cucina. If you’re looking for authentic, delicious Italian cuisine–look no further!
I’m starting a new feature on the blog this week: the Sunday Style Files! Each week, I’ll cover a new topic in the style world. This week, I’m tackling one of the hottest trends, and my biggest fears: statement jewelry!
In celebration of Father’s Day, I’m reflecting back on all of the things my dad has taught me. Turns out, he’s a pretty wise guy. (Bah dum ching!)
I can’t wait for summer break–only one more week–because I’ve been so inspired by everything floating around in the blog world lately! Seriously, everywhere I look I want to cook it, make it, or eat it–and here are just ten examples!
Happy last full week of school, dear reader! (Hey, I’m trying to see the positive here, remember?) It’s almost summer break for me–it’s so close I can taste it! The weeks are just flying by; I’m so glad there are such good things to remember!
Father’s Day is this Sunday, and I’m celebrating with Cardstore.com! They’ve got a fantastic array of photo cards, sentimental cards, silly cards, and more for every important celebration. Their personalization process is a snap, and in minutes you’ll have the perfect gift for your special someone. Come check out how easy, fast, and fun it is to make your own card–I’m sharing my adorable Father’s Day photocard!
I’m co-hosting this week’s The Collective Blog Hop with Bre from Peacoats and Plaid! This is honestly one of the BEST blog hop’s out there–if you want new followers and new friends, this is THE place to be. Come link up your blog, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages now!
Hosting a big bash this summer? I’ve got just what you need! I’ve put together five fantastic themes perfect for a summer celebration–complete with inspiration for invitations, decor, menus, and even attire. Check out my Pinterest collections to throw the perfect summer party!
I’m baaaaa-aaaaack! After an unplanned mini blogging vacay, I’m back with High Five for Friday! I’ve had so much going on I couldn’t just pick five highlights, so this week’s edition is SUPER SIZED. I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off… come check out what I’ve been up to!
This week, I’m letting my clothes do the talking–what do you think they say about me? (Personally, I think they say “Stop buying so many clothes!”) It’s Wordless Wednesday, and this week we’re raiding my closet..
Planning a party or wedding this summer? These Ombre Mason Jar Candle Holders are the perfect touch to your outdoor decor. They’re simple, easy to make, and look great in a rainbow variety of colors! Check this simple tutorial out!
I’ll admit it–I dropped the ball on Memorial Day this year. It just kinda snuck up on me, y’know? That sent me scrambling to look for some great recipes to make today that would be tasty and amazing, but not take days and days of preparation. If you’re like me and you’re looking for some last minute recipes–I’ve got just the ticket! From appetizers to main dishes to dessert and drinks, I’ve got a great summer party menu that I know you’ll just love!
Now that the scorching days of summer are here, skin everywhere will be overexposed to sun, sand, and surf. What better way to quench your thirsty skin that with this DIY Whipped Body Lotion. And unlike pricey department store brands, this lotion is made with mostly dollar store ingredients, and cost only 44 cents per ounce! What are you waiting for?
I’m bringing back my weekly inspiration series–this time with a new name: Saturday Superstars! Just like before, I’ve rounded up my favorite projects from the blog-o-sphere to help inspire you in your pursuit of crafting, baking, cooking, and LIFE! Here we gooooooo!
I’m on a pinwheel-making roll! Inspired by my last Spring Initial Wreath, which featured a homemade pinwheel, I’ve made a new wreath with even MORE pinwheels! It’s the perfect way to welcome our breezy, sunny Spring weather.
Let the world know that Spring has sprung! This adorable Spring Initial Wreath is as easy as it is cute. Hang this on your door and revel in blue skies and sunshiney days!
Did you celebrate Cinco De Mayo this weekend? The Husband and I had a last minute celebration by whipping up these easy cocktails. These CoronaRita’s are refreshing and fun–perfect for your next get-together or party!
Just in time for Cinco De Mayo, I’ve got one last recipe headed your way. These cupcakes look like they took forever to make, but really, they’re not hard–I promise! Impress your guests with these multicolored cakes just bursting with mini candies.
Cinco De Mayo is THIS Sunday–and I’ve been working HARD to round up the best Mexican recipes I could find to make sure your Cinco De Mayo celebration is one to remember. I’ve got everything you need here, from appetizers to main dishes to desserts and cocktails! Whip up some guacamole, pop open a Corona, blast that salsa music, and let the festivities begin!
Cinco De Mayo is coming up this Sunday–are you ready? I love any holiday that gives me an excuse to eat my favorite Mexican food! I’m sharing my famous homemade guacamole recipe today–it goes great with EVERYTHING (and I may have been known to eat it by itself from the bowl with a spoon). You’ll be glad you found this one!
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