DIY Tea Organizer Gift


We love tea. It’s a recent can’t-live-without routine these days. We also can’t get enough of the Target Dollar bins – seriously, we can’t get out of that section in under 30 minutes. Those 4 mini aisles bring us joy, and fabulous finds. We combined a recent Target find with tea, and we’re obsessed!

Everyone needs a tea organizer like this for the office, for the classroom and for the home. It’s pretty, efficient and simple. We organized our tea by moods and needs because there is a tea bag for just about everything. Our teachers are the lucky recipients of this one, but we have a feeling this will be a go-to DIY gift.



Gather your favorite tea bags. We used some of our favorites from Yogi.


Design the tabs/labels in Silhouette Design Store. We chose to organize with the words Energy, Healthy, ZZZ’s and Namaste. We layered the file folders so there was color behind the letters. Make sure the tabs fit inside your organizer. Cut {let the printer do the cutting} and glue.



Design and cut the coffee mug with Silhouette. We did not have the vinyl transfer paper, so we used Frog’s Tape, and it worked like a charm.



Here’s the white box before…


and after.


Place the tabs/file folders and tea bags inside the wood box.



Print the free You’re a Wonderful Tea-cher label, and hang from a piece of twine and tape from the inside of the wood box.




DIY Gift When Loved Ones Are Sick

feel better in a box

We love this time of year, but unfortunately that time of year is also here – the time for snot-nosed children with coughs running around, flu germs floating around and lurking on surfaces and aches and chills that keep us stuck inside and in bed all day. Well, there’s nothing like a little TLC and vitamin C to lift ones spirits…thus Feel Better in a Box was born. We shared all the feel-better details at Momtastic – to see all the goodness and natural ways to feel better, you must check it out.

Stay healthy this season!

{image via j. sorelle}

{DIY and FREE PRINTABLE} teacher appreciation

May 7 is Teacher Appreciation day. We all know what a difference teacher’s make in our lives. I will always remember my favorite teacher, Ms. Boll. She was a gift to her students, especially to me.

So, to show the teachers that show up everyday in the classroom for you {or your kids}, we have a fun gift idea for them with a FREE PRINTABLE, designed by Jenna at Fleur de Lis, a paperie {also sells custom designs on etsy here}. Gotta love that.

thanks for being a wonderful TEAcher
{get it? For those of you who may be scratching your heads…it’s a mug with tea in it because the word TEA is in TEAcher}

How To:
Buy a mug that most represents your child/a particular memory throughout the year {my son chose a giraffe mug from Pier1 because his favorite animal is a giraffe and his teachers most definitely know that}.

Use twine {or any string you have} and hang the string from the inside of the mug with tape, with the tag on the outside of the mug.

Sign your child’s name and year on the bottom of the mug with a Sharpie
Fill the mug with tea bags.

It’s sure to make the teacher recipient smile…and it will serve as a reminder of your special child.

Even if you miss Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7, this makes a great end of the year gift or christmas gift for your child’s teacher too!

Hope you like this enough to PIN IT. And, if you don’t already follow us on Pinterest or Fleur de Lis on Facebook, please do so. You’re sure to learn about more free printables, and be in the ‘fabulous-know.’

{images via Tutto Bella}

tea for two

A beautiful couple, a vintage-styled table {set for tea for two}, antique furniture {LOVE, LOVE the couch}, soft pink and whites tones, anemone flowers and even a pocket watch accessory for the groom…this shoot, photographed by Stacey Bishop Photography, really is lovely and quite pretty.

This stylized wedding shoot was created out of the love for all things classic and lovely. From a historic home, antique furniture and details, classically styled attire to the soft color scheme of the flowers, this gorgeous bride and groom take us to a simpler time without compromising style!

Photographer:  Stacey Bishop Photography
Floral Designer: Flower Allie
Etsy Designer: DeLoop
Etsy Designer: Sofisticata
Makeup Artist: Makeup By Amy
Bakery: Old Town Baking Co.
Hair Stylist: Doug O’Connell
Second Shooter:  Brittany Dow Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

sweater weather

We busted out the sweaters this weekend as the first flakes flew. As I put on my sweater, I thought about how cozy sweaters are, and how they feel like the warmth of “home,” curled up on the couch with my kiddos and hubby, with a cup of tea or coffee close by. So, why not incorporate a sweater’s feeling of “home” into the home. Some fantastic ideas below…

1. Sweater Box, Thrifty and Chic {DIY tutorial here}
2. Sweater Candle Holder, Knick of Time
3. Sweater Pumpkin, Confessions of a Plate Addict {DIY tutorial here}
4. Sculpted Origami Sweater Knit Pillow Cover, West Elm {$34}
5. Sweater Pumpkin, The Painted Home {DIY tutorial here}
6. Cable Knit Napkins, Elizabeth Anne Designs
7. Mug Cozy, Knit Storm on Etsy {$17}
8. Recycled Sweater Vase,Under the Table and Dreaming {DIY tutorial here}
9. Sweater Yet Vase, Modcloth {$17}
10. Sweater Lampshade Cover, Thrifty and Chic {DIY tutorial here}

{images via Modcloth, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Knick of TimeThrifty and Chic, West Elm, Elizabeth Anne Designs, A Painted Home, Under the Table and Dreaming, Knit Storm}