New Release: World Traveler

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:00

A good chunk of my designs are travel inspired. But in the past I've tried to keep things more generic because no one really wants the travel theme interpreted 500 ways. But then I realized I don't actually have a proper travel bundle. By doing a thing too many times I ended up not doing it at all, until now...

World Traveler Bundle

The travel photo cards seem a little self-indulgent. Do people really want my photos on their layouts? I could not help myself and made the cards anyway, but don't miss the photo spots so you can do the same thing with your own photo.

Travel Photo Spots

Also prepare yourselves for future photo spots. I seem to be very keen on the idea.

And now a little inspiration from the creative team...

By Bina
▲ By Bina

By Brenda
▲ By Brenda

By Me
▲ By Me

By Julie
▲ By Julie

By Bina
▲ By Bina

By Kathie
▲ By Kathie

Wishing you Happy Travels!


Feeling My Most Cozy

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 03/06/2015 - 05:44

I shared earlier in the season about my new capsule wardrobe, and I thought I'd take a small minute to let you know that it's been excellent and very cozy. I've long had the dilemma of living in houses that aren't very warm, but who wants to wear a coat in the house? The answer I've found is to to wear a sweater that's secretly a coat. Mine is made with alpaca and wool, and while bulky, it's not as bulky as a coat of similar warmness would be. Also, I feel so cozy while wearing it and I never want to take it off. When I go outside, I simply belt it and it keeps the wind out. No more coats for me, just really warm sweaters.


What really took me over the edge of coziness was this tutorial on how to make a blanket scarf. I knew it was meant for me when it came across my feed in Pinterest. What do I love more than scarves and blankets? Putting the two together was clearly done by someone who loves excessive coziness as much as me.

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The tutorial basically requires that you go to the fabric store and buy a lot of flannel and then try to wrap it around your neck. These are both things I felt were within my skill set, and I have not regretted following through. When I wear this scarf I feel excellently cozy. Bonus, if you need to take a nap you can unwrap it from your neck and use it as a blanket. What could be better???

I'm feeling extravagently cozy.