New Year’s Eve Photobooth


As women, there are 5,000 things that go through our heads every minute, of every day. It’s exhausting. Most of the time, the thoughts are negative and full of judgement. How often do you wake up in the morning, and say to yourself, “Hello, gorgeous!” We know we seldom stand in front of the mirror and say, “Damn, I look good.” Instead, we say, “Ugh, I look so old.” “I have bags under my eyes.” “I’m getting fat.”

Well, in 2016, that’s going to change. At least we are going to try. If you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived. We made a fun, chalkboard NYE backdrop full of bubble conversations that we are going to tell ourselves everyday. We believe that what we tell ourselves eventually becomes a reality and changes our way of thinking, so let’s make it positive and uplifting.

Note: Our little shoot was mega rushed, which is the story of our lives, so it’s not as full of props and pretty as we would have liked. But, you get the idea. Make sure to buy a non-glare chalkboard backdrop so there’s no glare. We made the mistake. You’re welcome.



  • Chalkboard tablecloth or chalkboard paper sign
  • Chalk Pen
  • Selfie-stick or camera


Step One: Hang the chalkboard paper.

Step Two: Write all the positive all fun thoughts you are going to tell yourself in 2016.





The next one is one of our faves. I choose joy was inspired by t-shirts that make us happy by Oh, Sweet Joy! You will see these shirts on us a lot because, well, we absolutely love them.




Step Three: Pose for some photos. Have fun.








Day 3: DIY Teacher Gift + {FREE PRINTABLE}

diy teacher gift every teacher will love

On the 3rd day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…a DIY teacher gift and free printable.

We decided that we couldn’t go wrong with a chalkboard for a holiday teacher gift this year. And with handwritten notes from kids on a free printable, it’s priceless. We love the DIY Teacher Gift we shared with Momtastic. It’s a gift from the heart that really makes the grade – an A+ grade – so it’s worth checking out.

{image via j. sorelle}

a merry DIY christmas

You know me – love me some DIY! And, when our list of people to buy for is long, it can get expensive. If your feeling crafty, you still have time to make friends and neighbors gifts made with love. Here’s some great ideas from some very talented folks.

DIY Woodslice Chalkboard, Lisa Leonard Blog
…you can also add your friends monogram on it

Chalkboard Printable for Cute and Cozy Toes All Winter, Tailored Expressions

Sharpie Mug, Life Styled Simply

DIY Chalkboard, Shanty-2-Chic

DIY Acrylic Tray, A Fabulous Fete

DIY doormat, Lisa Leonard Blog

 {images via Tailored ExpressionsLife Styled Simply, Shanty-2-Chic, A Fabulous Fete, Lisa Leonard Blog}