How to tie a knotted headband

Monday, March 23, 2015

I received a few questions regarding my technique of how to tie a knot headband so I made a little video!  I thought it would be short enough to put on Instagram... but 15 seconds goes by super fast. ;)  One of the most important tips I can give when tying a knot headband is to tie it when it's off.  I eyeball where I want the knot, tie it just like the video illustrates, then I slip it on either my head or my daughter's.  It's a fool proof way!

Let me know if you found this video helpful and if you have any more ideas of tutorials you would like to see.  I'd love to get this blog more active with useful tips and tricks.

Ikea High Chair: Blames High Chair Review

Monday, July 21, 2014

One thing I can't stand about baby items is the kitchyness of it all. So when I have the opportunity to purchase something that has clean lines and blends in with our furniture I take the leap quickly.  That brings us to our high chair search.  This weekend we went to Ikea and purchased these modern high chairs.  They are wooden and we went with the black choice.  The wood high chairs surprisingly do not take up much space and the price is awesome to boot.  When having to buy two of most things, purchases like high chairs gets expensive quickly.  These affordable high chair are the perfect price point for needing two.

I'm picking up the girls from grammy's in a few minutes.  I can't wait for B+B to try out their new chairs when they get home.  Check us out on instagram later where I'm sure we will have some interesting photos around dinner time tonight! ;)


Twin Nursery Inspiration

Friday, July 11, 2014

Over the next few weeks I will reveal bits and pieces of what makes up our twin nursery.  While pregnant one of the big baby room questions for me was trying to figure out how two babies plus all the baby stuff would fit in our tiny apartment.  We weren't planning to begin house hunting until Fall/Winter 2014 so our living situation would have to suffice for a year or so with two babies.

I spent a lot of time on Pinterest searching for small room nursery inspiration along with some "musts" in my mind.

  1. Everything could be easily transitioned when we moved
  2. No paint on the walls
  3. Didn't feel over crowded
  4. Not too "themey" I didn't want something that screamed "Disney" "Rain Forest" etc.  Although those ideas are great, there not my jam.
  5. Not too pink 
Below you will find my main inspirations.

melodie's nursery

Great use of color pops in this nursery :) Those pom-poms! #design #decor #interior #style #babies #nusery

Shared spaces - I wish I could purchase those quilts!  But they are handmade!  I need a twin and a full!  Colors, quilt, not too themey. Laundry basket between

display bookshelves

Twins nursery reveal.. <3 (craftionary feature)  small space and accent wall.  like the bunting too.

What important factors do you consider when decorating?

Changes are coming!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm so excited to announce that changes are coming soon to Her Joyful Studio.  I am leaving my full time job to focus solely on growing and developing Her Joyful Studio!  When I started Her Joyful Studio in May 2013 I never dreamed it would be so successful.  Especially when a month later I found out I was pregnant, and a month after that I found out I was pregnant with twins!  I had zero energy but knew working hard would make for a better life for my family. While on bed rest I spent my days working my day job with my computer on my lap and my nights spent processing orders - all from my bedroom.

The last month of my pregnancy I spent going to daily doctor's appointments.  And more often then not those appointments ended up with trips to the hospital. I even joked with the nurses I should start bringing my hot glue gun in my purse so I could be productive while being monitored for hours and sometimes days.


But let's cut to the chase.

What does this mean for you?

  • Faster Production Time! (Our current processing time is 3-5 business days, this will change to 1-3 business days!)
  • Updates to the blog!  I'm so excited to get more involved with the blogging community.  Expect to see topics regarding life, crafting, raising twins, being a new mom, product development and much more!
  • A more unified message: with updated branding and products (including a cohesive Fall 2014 line!)
  • More new items: one of my favorite things to do is develop and design new merch and I can't wait to dedicate more time to that!
  • More giveaways, partnerships and collaborations! Interested in collaborating with us?  Send us a message at
Expect to see a slow roll-out over the next week with quicker production time beginning next Friday, July 18th!

Mint Theme

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Even though the pantone color of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchard the color of this season (in my opinion) is mint.  I love mint for spring.  Mint weddings, mint birthday parties, mint decor and much more.  I pulled together some of my favorite mint finds on etsy.
Aqua Mint Bridesmaid Earrings Gold and Mint Wedding Jewelry Aquamarine Crystal Gold Drop Earrings Dangle Mint Bridal Jewelry Mint Earrings
Mint and Gold Earrings

8 inch Mint paper doilies.  10 softgreen hand dyed colored round French lace doilies. tea party embellishments . party decor . baby showers
Mint Paper Doilies
Mint Green Bakers Twine - 4 ply  [100 yards] string embellishment pretty party decor cord ribbon gift wrapping packaging
Mint Baker's Twine
MINT GREEN CHEVRON Eco-friendly Paper Party Straws & Digital Flags- - -Made in the U S A- - -Fda approved - - - Ships within 1 Business Da
Mint Paper Party Straws

Mint and white Pom Topper. Pastel Cake Topper, Wedding Cake Topper, Mint and White, Mint Party Decor, Green Party Decor, Baby Shower Decor
Mint Cake Topper
Do you like pantone's color of the year or are you adopting your own too?