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...]

dreaming of miami – cuban food care package

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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...]

project nursery – harry potter nursery art

Harry Potter Nursery Art - Directions Not Included - Birchwood Slices Nursery Art

Clearly the Harry Potter theme is going to be around throughout my bestie's pregnancy. How can it not? The room itself is not Harry Potter themed but that doesn't mean we can't add some Harry Potter nursery art to the mix. So far the nursery is lending itself to a modern, adventurer feel.  I picked up these birchwood wood slices at Michael's a few weeks ago with no plan in mind. I have a bit of a craft hoarding problem. I randomly just buy things I have no concrete plan for (please tell me I am … [Read more...]

cheers to you – easy office holiday gifts for guys – personalized beer mugs

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I can't believe we are in December! Seriously, this year and all the craziness has gone by so fast! This is my first holiday season at the new job. Over the past few months, my team had hinted at holiday gifts that were shared last year. Here is the thing, I have a team of 3 who report to me but a whole bigger team of people I work with daily. They are all great people who deserve a little something as a thank you for everything they do. I would have felt strange bringing something for my team … [Read more...]