Picking Favorites

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written a Picking Favorites post. I always look forward to putting these posts together. I get so much inspiration from other blogs and websites, so it’s really fun for me to pick some favorites to share with you here.

Do you have any fun Memorial Day plans? Anne and I are visiting my uncles in upstate New York this weekend. We’ve been planting in their garden, eating great home-cooked meals, and indulging in life outside the city. It’s always so refreshing, isn’t it? DIY Travel Bag from Say Yes, for when I learn how to sew. I’m ignoring the fact that this looks like quite a complicated project! This chambray apron from Food52, well, just because. Maybe it’ll make for an easier first sewing project down the road. This fresh flower napkin ring from Paper + Stitch is the perfect project for this time of year. You just need metal rings, green washi tape, and fresh cut flowers. This cake topper seems simple enough, and great for all kinds of special occasions. The tutorial also happens to come from Paper + Stitch. I love these minty green bowls from Illyria Pottery. Katie’s work is simply beautiful. Are you in need of a few beautifully watercolored words of wisdom? Grounded on the Daily is for you, then. Nicole’s hand-painted pieces of inspiration are perfect.

Check this out: Four Terrific Habits of Homebodies (via Apartment Therapy)

Or if you own a fiddle leaf fig tree, here is one woman’s funny take on how she’s raised hers into adulthood.

Have a great week, everyone!

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Social Media Contest!

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Some of you may remember Scissors & Sage’s Valentine’s-themed contest back in February.  Scissors & Sage is now having its second contest, and this time, the winner will receive a jar of homemade honey citrus hand scrub!  The deadline to participate in this contest is Monday, May 26 at midnight EST.  With your help, I hope to extend the readership of Scissors & Sage via social media.  Here’s how it works:

Choose a post on Scissors & Sage that you especially like.  At the bottom of the post, find the “share this” buttons for Pinterest, Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Google+, and email.  You decide where you want to share the post, but you have to share the post somewhere.  If you do not use social media, email the post to a friend.  Once you share the post, leave the link (or tell me you emailed it) in the comments section below so that I can enter you into the contest!  One lucky participant will win the hand scrub.

It’s that simple, folks.  Happy sharing!

I’m on Pinterest!

Good news!  I’ve recently been updating my Pinterest, and I am excited to share it with you here today!  Above is a sneak peak of some images I’m loving right now, but head on over to my boards to see what else I’ve been enjoying.  A few of my boards include: home decorating ideas, fashion, crafting projects, recipes, and even a board just for cute dogs.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be updating my Pinterest with more ideas for holiday crafts, recipes, and winter fashion.  When it comes time for me to begin my own holiday elfing, I’ll be sure to fill you in on the details here!  Until then, put on some holiday music (101.1 FM, for those of you in Philly) browse my Pinterest boards, and enjoy the crafting spirit!

Note: All images are taken from http://www.pinterest.com.

Fall Fashion With: Isabelle Kepke

This week’s post is brought to you by Isabelle Kepke.  A well trained fashionista herself, Isabelle received her education from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City.  Today, Isabelle is giving us the low down on some of this year’s trends.  I’ve been seeing these colors and patterns all around Philadelphia!I’m loving Oxblood.  I like how you can add it to your outfit in so many ways!
Chunky scarves?  Yes, please!Have you noticed any fall fashion trends on the street or in magazines?  For more ideas and inspirations, check our Isabelle’s Pinterest here!

Note: all images were found via Google Image and Pinterest searches.