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FREEbie Friday – Coloring Page 5

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My Printables Shop on Etsy

Hello all, sorry for my lack of posts this week. I’ve been busy preparing my Etsy shop! Yup, that’s right, I now have a shop where you can purchase inexpensive printables! (Don’t worry I will still be giving away those free ones.) I wanted to share some images of the products that I have up so far. I’d love it if you could give me feedback and help me out by sharing this post and the shop!! If you click here, you’ll be directed to it. So far, I’ve prepared typographic (in English & Arabic), hand lettered and geometric ones. And pretty soon, I’ll be posting party invitations, more coloring pages and other stationery. Once again, here is the link to the shop: Wish me luck! 🙂

FREEbie Friday – Coloring Page 4 (Valentine’s Day Inspired)

Today I have a Valentine’s Day inspired coloring page for you. Simply subscribe to my newsletter below, and you will get access to this page plus MORE. Once your subscription is confirmed, you will get a link to access my library of coloring pages and typographic prints. (Don’t forget to check your spam or promotions folders for my email!) I promise not to spam your inbox with emails and you can unsubscribe at any time! Subscribe to my mailing list to get access to a library of FREE stuff! * indicates required Email Address * First Name

FREE Happy New Year Printable for Kids!

Hi everyone, I know today isn’t a Freebie Friday (or the usual time I post), but I wanted to give away a coloring page for kids! I figured it would be a fun activity for kids to do at those new year parties you may throw or for just fun times at home. In order to get the print (and access to a library of more free stuff), just click here (or on the thumbnail below) and subscribe to my newsletter. Once you confirm subscription, you will be sent a link to a PDF file of this coloring page which you can download and print at the comfort of your own home! 🙂 (Don’t forget to check your spam or promotions folders for my email!)*The selling of this printable is not allowed, and is for personal use only!*

Washington D.C. Architecture – National Cathedral

I hope everyone who celebrates, had a lovely Christmas! May you’re lives always be filled with love, happiness, laughter and delicious food! 🙂 Today, I am going to be sharing photos of a new place I saw during my visit to Washington D.C., the Washington National Cathedral. As an admirer of architecture, my friend suggested we check it out.  This Gothic style cathedral was finished in 1990 and is the 2nd largest in the US and the 6th largest in the whole world! It really was massive and we could see it from really far away which makes sense because the top of its tower is the highest point in D.C. It’s located on top of Mount Saint Albans in Northwest Washington. Once we got to the area, we saw Olmsted Woods and noticed a pathway to through it called the “Pilgrim Way” and decided to take that up to the Cathedral.…

The Art of the Qur’an Exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

As you know, I’m currently in the east coast which means I’ve made quite a few trips to Washington D.C. Until recently, I didn’t realize that D.C. is such an easy city to get in and out of, even in a car. I think I went to the city probably 3 or 4 times in one week. I had the opportunity to eat at many different restaurants, look at beautiful architecture that I had never seen before and go to some art galleries! One of the main reasons I went was to check out The Art of the Qur’an Exhibition; Treasures from the Museums of Turkish and Islamic Arts. It’s being displayed in the Freer and Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian until February 20, 2017. And it’s FREE. That’s one thing that I love about the Smithsonian, there are so many museums to see at no cost! There’s literally no excuse for…

How to Make a Paper Garland For a Photoshoot

I’m excited to share this post with you as I love making things with paper, I do it a lot!  My love for paper began when I got a job working for a stationery design company and had to make a lot of things by hand. Over the past few years, I’ve learned it’s a lot easier and cheaper to make certain things yourself rather than to buy them! In this post I’ll show you how to make a paper garland that you would pay more than $5 for at a store (for even the simplest one). But before I show you, I want to tell you a little bit about birthday celebrations in my house (because this garland was obviously made for a birthday). Birthdays were never a big deal in my family. Our celebration was my mother making our favorite foods at home and us eating together as a family. There were…

Open House Chicago 2016 Series – Part 4

This is my last post about Open House Chicago which I attended a few weekends ago. If you’ve been following along, you know that this one is going to be about the home and studio of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I was the most excited about visiting this space because I studied a little bit about him in my interior design classes. He was a modern architect who wanted to steer away from European style architecture and build a distinct style for America. This style was known as the Prairie style. His home and studio in Oak Park is considered to be his first architectural masterpiece. This style emphasized homes with low, pitched roofs and long rows of casement windows which were made with local materials. The wood was always unstained and unpainted to focus attention on natural beauty. Unfortunately, on this tour, we were not allowed to take photographs of the inside but I did manage to take…

Open House Chicago 2016 Series – Part 3

The next stop on the Open House Chicago was the Nineteenth Century Club House and Oak Park Art League. Nineteenth Century Club House in Oak Park, IL This clubhouse was established by a group of women who believed that education, charitable activities, and civic involvement were an important elements to a prosperous community. (Girl power!) This neoclassical structure was built in 1928 and designed by James L. Fyfe who had ties to the club through his wife and mother-in-law. The clubhouse is still used to support educational and cultural endeavors. At the time of my visit there was a dance class going on, which was fun to watch! Oak Park Art League in Oak Park, IL The Oak Park Art League was founded after World War I and this structure was designed in 1902 by Eben Ezra Roberts. (I like how colorful and fun this building’s exterior is) It was a place for artist collaboration…