New Blog Love: The Violet Hours

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My pal Amanda Kingloff is someone I’ve known for a while now and have had the privilege of working with on a recent Parents Magazine eco-birthday party story for the magazine.    I was going through my digital camera and lo and behold, here’s Kingloff now wearing a tiara of flowers from our shoot in the Redwood forests of California.   And cue to my cell phone ringing ”PARENTS MAGAZINE”  in 3…2…1….  I think she looks adorable, so it stays up here as my lead pick on this blog post.

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As a magazine editor and former stylist (although in my world, you never really do leave BEING a stylist, you always end up styling everything yourself anyway) Amanda’s new blog has a mix of personal project posts and—my favorite–best of ideas for different themes. 

First, for her personal projects, I thought this placemarker idea was a lovely one.   She made these for her wedding and it’s nothing more than air dry clay, some stamps and paint to make them bright and white.    Love it.

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Or using an old book from The Strand as a guest sign-in log, instead of a fancy journal.   Love the casual feel of this (and I think the use of stray buttons to hold pens into place is so much fun, too).

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And then there is the fun stuff she finds on the web.   Paint chip potraits?   Just pixalate a potrait and match all the little squares to paint chips.  It’s like an OCD version of paint-by-numbers….

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And this really great idea I somehow missed from the Good Housekeeping website: a tie wreath.   Ugly ties just wrapped around a wreath frame to make a fun and colorful wreath.  Easy and so effective.

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The Violet Hours

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Check it out and book mark it!

5 Comments

  1. Mary says:

    She has some cute ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The last link doesn´t work, you need to add a “t” !

  3. Meredith says:

    I love that tie wreath! What a clever idea…now I’m wishing we’d held on to those outdated pastel ties so popular in the 90s. Those would have made a great Easter wreath.

  4. Simply love that tie idea.

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