Get Crafty! Painted TOMS

Painted TOMS | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I just returned from my first Coachella! It was definitely insanely fun but I can't tell you how much I was stressing about what to wear! It's intimidating as I'm not at all fashionable (I'm more of a "comfy casual with pops of color" gal). But more important that what outfits to wear were what shoes to wear. I knew I was going to be on my feet for basically an entire day (work in … [Read More...]

Ombre Elephant Shadowbox Frame

Ombre Elephant Shadowbox | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I'm back into my DIY mojo so I have a few tutorials to share with you! Today it's a gift that I made specifically for my friend, but I think this would make a great gift for anyone - even yourself! You can customize it to fit different personalities. My friend V loves elephants so I knew that would be the focal point to her gift. She also loves cutesy stuff - we joke she is … [Read More...]

Meme & Pearl Giveaway! Win a Handmade Doll that Gives to CASA

Meme & Pearl Giveaway | Hey Love Designs

  *** THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES *** Hi Friends! I'm cooking up a FUN giveaway for Hey Love Designs' 5th birthday next month! While I'm working on this behind the scenes, I wanted to give you something to hold you over. Another giveaway! I'm really excited about this one. My current job has exposed me to so many companies that give back. The whole "one … [Read More...]

iPhone Burst Mode is My Best Friend

Get a Great Action Shot Using iPhone Burst Mode | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! So one of the fun things about Los Angeles is that there is awesome art everywhere. There are walls covered in murals. Some are a little nuts for my taste, but my favorites are the ones that are full of color and make great backdrops. And somehow I've made a habit of jumping in front of them. Arts District - Traction Ave. Abbot Kinney Blvd & San Juan Ave Jumping photos … [Read More...]

Making Things Happen

Jumping at the Paul Smith Wall in Los Angeles (GIF!) | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I apologize in advance for the novel but I wanted to be able to tell my story of how I ended up in California. If you want the TL:DR version: I stopped complaining about my life and I did something about it. You can, too. Now for the long version: For most of 2013 and 2014 I felt like I was in a slump. I did not admit this to many people, but I felt really unhappy in my life. … [Read More...]

Free Printable – Got a Lot of Starbucks Lovers Watercolor Calligraphy

"Got a Lot of Starbucks Lovers" - Taylor Swift Watercolor Calligraphy Printable | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! If you're anything like me (and most of the world), you can't help but find yourself bopping along to Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989. In fact, you probably know all the words. And you feel like you've given in. You've given into The Swift. You're probably also like most people and can swear up and down that she's saying "Got a lot of Starbucks lovers" in her song "Blank … [Read More...]

Free Galentine’s Day Cards Printable

Free Galentine's Day Printable | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! For years, I’ve enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day treating myself to a day of pampering (or a shopping spree!) and celebrating my best gal pals. In fact, I think I have more fun doing Valentine’s Day with friends rather than boyfriends. I’m a believer that even though it’s just one day and yes, we should show love every day of the year, what’s the harm in getting together another … [Read More...]

Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop With A Fabulous Fete!

Watercolor Calligraphy Workshop with A Fabulous Fete at Great Over Good | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! As you know, I've been trying to break into watercolor lettering. I think it's so beautiful and watercolor is a lot more forgiving than pointed pen calligraphy. But for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to work a brush! I feel like my writing is so sloppy and ugly in it. I didn't know if it was my technique or my tools. Whatever it was, I needed more practice. My friend A … [Read More...]

How to Make a Party in a Box

How to Make a Party in a Box | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I've often talked about how I want to make a party in a box for sale. I thought it would be so great to just make a fun kit so someone could throw an instant party - who cares what the occasion is? I never got around to it, however, recently I thought it would be fun to mail my cousin some goodies for an upcoming small party. Just a little something to say "Hello" and "Hey, let's … [Read More...]

Get Crafty! How to Make a Miniature Piñata

How to Make a Miniature Piñata | Hey Love Designs

Hi Friends! I've been extra craft this week now that I'm back at my friend's house in San Diego, where everything I brought from Virginia is housed. I've been able to reach into my crafty box of tricks and take over her dining room with craft projects. What does that mean for you? I've got a fresh new tutorial for you! Meet, this wee zebra. Or is he still a donkey? No wait, he's a … [Read More...]