We've Moved!

Hello! The time has finally come for a new beginning.

Since 2009 I have been blogging here on Traditionally Modern Designs, however over the past few months I have been going through the process of starting my new project/side business, {Sweet + Crafty}. I will be focusing on the things I am most passionate about: weddings + events, crafts, DIY projects, print design, interior design, and baking/dessert tables. It will not always be limited to this, but those will be the main focus. This is an outlet for me to share the things that inspire me and in turn I hope to inspire you. There will be a mix between all the gems I come across while browsing through websites/blogs and magazines, as well as projects that I work on myself.

If you previously followed my posts here on Traditionally Modern Designs, then I hope you will join me on this new journey with {Sweet and Crafty}. I will be re-posting some of my favorites from the past if I felt they were particularly interesting and worth sharing. For those of you who are just starting with me, then welcome!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at info@sweetandcrafty.com and I look forward to hearing from you :)


Kanga Room Systems

These prefab sheds and studios are so amazing! What a perfect solution for those who do not have an extra room in their house to make an office or guest room. I hope to have something like this one day - a great way to separate work and living space. Check out {Kanga Room Systems} to learn more about all they have to offer ~ found via {Apartment Therapy}.


Pinterest has kept me busy!

I have hardly been blogging lately and it has been breaking my heart. A few months ago I discovered {Pinterest} and have been hooked! Rather than blogging about the awesome things I find out there, I have been "pinning" them like crazy! In a short period of time, I have created 50+ boards and over 1600 pins!

If you have not heard of Pinterest, it is essentially a place catalog and share visual bookmarks. Rather than keeping a list of URLs to cool things you want to refer back to, taking screenshots or saving images to your desktop, Pinterest allows you to not only save of the images, but it also keeps the link to the original site from which you found it should you need to refer back as needed. The best part is the ability to categorize and organize the pins into different "boards" that are labeled (ie. For the Home or Wedding Ideas). You can connect with your friends who are using Pinterest and that has been the most fun, learning so much about someone from seeing the things they love! If you have not already done so, sign up and start pinning!

If you are interested in seeing the things I love, check out my boards {here}.

The coolest part has been seeing how many things people have actually pinned straight off of my blog! Check that out {here}.

Pin·terest (pĭn'trĭst): n. a social catalog to collect and share things you love

Pin·board (pĭn·bôrd): n. a visual collection of things you love

Pin (pĭn): n. an item you post to a pinboard

Re·Pin (rē·pĭn): v. to post another person's pin to your own pinboard


Dinara's Baby Shower Invites!

As I prepare for several upcoming event dessert tables, two of them being baby showers, I have been doing a ton of fun research to get ideas. I came across this baby shower invitation for {Dinara} on {Oh So Beautiful Paper}. Love the cute clothesline concept and the fact that these were mailed out in pink boxes with a chocolate bar inside! Oh and of course...letterpress!


Repurposing Old Fence Boards

I am all about this blog that I recently started following, {House*Tweaked}, so you will probably be seeing a few more posts of some true gems I found there.
Here are two really awesome ones to start with.

There are two things that I love about the author of this blog, Dana, and her husband (Handy Hubby) besides how amazing their projects turned out. One is that the old fence boards they used have family history behind them, which was important to them - they were able to get them from Dana's husbands grandmother's farm. Another thing is that these projects show how well the couple works together to tag-team projects. In her words: "I come up with some random, off-the-wall idea…Handy Hubby breaks out the power tools and brings it to life…I add a dose of personality and creativity to the final product. Really, that’s usually how things work over here. And in the end, we are left with this meaningful, heartfelt piece to view day in and day out. It’s a good life, I tell ya."

Here is the beautiful {love headboard} and the awesome {barn door}.

~ Cupcake Liner Pom Poms ~

This awesome idea comes from {Kara's Party Ideas}. I love cupcakes, which makes me love these even more! Check out the full tutorial {here} What a great idea for vintage décor, while being fun and creative!

Found via {Sweet Tooth: Desserts Meet Design}


XOXO Workshop!

Today, while checking out my one of my favorite blogs, {Sweet Tooth: Dessert Meets Design}, I came across the XOXO Workshop photoshoot. This gorgeous and beautifully coordinated event was set up as a collaborative project with several vendors for {Emily Steffen} photography workshop. I love it all - it is a perfect balance of rustic and contemporary. My favorite part is the hanging Xs and Os and photos from the old wooden ladder. It all ties together so wonderfully from invitations to décor and desserts!


Soap Flakes!

This is incredible! I have always been pretty anti bar soap. I don’t like how slippery they get, how multiple people handle the same bar, and mostly I just really dont like soap dishes that collect water and suds that just looks messy!

Liquid soap contains a lot of water and bar soap is much more concentrated, giving it the ecological upper hand. Not only is it more concentrated, but it eliminates the need for additional plastic bottles by being wrapped in a simple paper. There is also a benefit for storing ~ bar soap can stack much easier than bottles of soap.

This invention solves all of issues that I have with bar soap that prevent me from using it. The handle on this {soap dispenser} pushes the grater back and creates tiny flakes that dissolve easily in water.

via {Apartment Therapy}