pieces of life {snippets}


Hello, and happy Monday to you all! I’m back from a full weekend, and have several snippets of topics to share with you today. My parents arrived in town on Friday afternoon, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together, despite the rainy weather. My mom and I did some shopping on Friday evening, and I took her to West Elm for the first time. You all know how much I love that store. Well, like daughter, like mother. She fell for it just as hard as I have. It was fun to have some girl time together to shop and chat while the boys did their own thing (fixed Zack’s car and other macho activities).


We also hit up Ikea, as my mom is in the process of finishing off her amazing craft room and needed a couple more pieces of furniture. For the first time, I entered their fabric department. Let me tell you, it was all I expected and more! They have so many amazing fabrics, and all at great prices. I scooped up 1/2 a yard of an adorable striped material, which you will be seeing featured in a great little project later this week.


On Saturday, we holed up inside the house and let the (freezing) rain pour down outside. Mom and I set up shop in the dining room and sewed up a storm together! It was the perfect way to spend the day. This is truly the time of year that cabin fever can start to set in. Winter already feels like it’s been here forever, and we are still staring down at least two months more of cold and snow (or, freezing rain). With that being said, this week I am going to be featuring some fun projects and crafts you can do at home to keep from going stir crazy. I know many of you might be lucky enough to live in warmer climates, but for all those who are living in a cold climate and starting to catch cabin fever, the next few days are my contribution to keeping you sane!


Another fun bit of news from the weekend… while out and about, I picked up the most recent issue of Minnesota Bride. Emmy Lu is featured in this publication twice!! One small article about our Designer+DIY stationery, as well as our Chicago invite featured in their “Vintage & Vogue” invitation section. You can download PDFs of the pages here if you’d like to check it out for yourself.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends and had a chance to relax. I’d love to hear about any projects or crafts you tackled! I will be back tomorrow with the first project for “cabin fever” week!

  1. Rachel says:

    looks like you had a good weekend! I love Ikea’s fabric section too :) I like your new in my heart feature! Very cool!

  2. Rachel says:

    oh…and meant to say congrats on being in MN bride! That’s so neat!

  3. Jana says:

    Way to go Beth!!

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