this is halloween – diy halloween tree

DIY Halloween Tree - Directions Not Included

Quite some time ago I pinned this awesome Halloween tree. I kept going back to it on my Halloween board for inspiration, and then finally realized it was Gretchen's from Boxy Colonial's. She scored this amazing tree at a thrift store for next to nothing and decked it out with a handmade banner and lights. Color me jealous, because thrift stores in South Florida are horrendous so there was no way I was going to find a Halloween tree like that (or much of anything for that matter). But I wanted … [Read more...]

words to live by – diy inspirational quote notebooks

diy inspirational quote notebooks | Directions Not Included

I am pretty techy (okay, I admit it, I am a geek) and always have my iPhone, iPad or laptop by my side. I manage my life with technology in every way and form. That said, I love paper, notebooks, and pens. I have had this conversation with friends before, so I know I'm not completely insane because I love office supplies. I have a thing for Moleskin notebooks (and really good pens). I usually have both in my purse at all times.  This is not a sponsored post - just the confessions of someone with … [Read more...]

potty mouth – inappropriate office gifts

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So if you follow me on Instagram you know I have a slightly...okay, REALLY...unorthodox office. We have Nerf gun wars and beer tastings, on a regular basis. You should follow me if you don't. I post all sorts of randomness that can make you smile like my mutts, DIY stuff and more! We work hard and play hard, and are all kinds of inappropriate in between. This post of inappropriate office gifts is not for the faint of heart, so if you are easily offended, look away now.  I'm serious. I have a … [Read more...]

harry potter always – harry potter baby gifts

Harry Potter Baby Gifts | A gift box from Directions Not Included

It was no surprise that when the bestie had her first, our love of Harry Potter would turn into tons of Harry Potter baby gifts. At her baby shower, I shared my Harry Potter box of goodies. I may have gone a bit overboard. And if you've been around the last few months you've seen a few of these projects pop up on the blog. We have a feeling the little one will have a better grasp on Harry Potter before his own name. What can I say? I'm a proud Tia (Auntie)! Between that and loving to make all … [Read more...]

dreaming of miami – cuban food care package

Cuban Food Care Package 1

Some good friends of ours were supposed to spend a sunny, fun-filled weekend with us back in March. They had to cancel their much needed trip at the very last minute. It is the strangest thing to be happy that your friends cancel a trip to see you. That sounds odd, right? Well, it was for the BEST reason. They got word that they were bringing home a sweet little boy of their very own. They got the adoption call the same week they were scheduled to come down here. Baby > Miami. This has been a … [Read more...]

it’s a boy – what the duck is it gender reveal & baby shower

What The Duck Is It Baby Shower & Gender Reveal

Oh hi there. I won't even say I'm back for real or try to excuse my absence but my day-job has put definitely put a damper on my blogging the last few months. Why do I have to be a grown up? Yeah, so...just before my most recent hiatus, I was blogging about my bestie being pregnant. We hosted her what the duck is it gender reveal and baby shower this past weekend. All inspired by a cute invite we found on TinyPrints. It was an unconventional baby shower and gender reveal at a bar. Yes, a bar. … [Read more...]