y'all the natalie creates shop weekend sale starts THIS morning!

more than anything,  my hope is that our shop sales make purchasing small & handmade possible for your budgets this year.

thanks so much & HAPPY FRIDAY!

holiday crafty party 2015 recap!

the holiday craft party was oh so much fun!


big hugs to shindig paperie for allowing us to take over your shop!
thank you to blake reynolds for capturing the event in photo!
showers of love to erin of @tweetpotatopie for flying down to be my co-leader in throwing such a fun get-together!
high fives to our amazing sponsors who blessed the socks off our gals! check out their amazing goods at #holidaycraftparty2015
& of course, this event would never happen without the amazing girls in attendance. thank you!!


our 2015 holiday family photos

can i just take a little moment & say i am so thankful for my people? 

we are SO blessed to live among such a creative, loving community. when i reached out to my girlfriend, jessica of an everyday love, to photograph our little family, she didn't hesitate.

jessica, thank you for capturing the magic of our seventh holiday season together as two. 

i always worry that having photos taken of us two is indulgent & frivolous. but then i am reminded that we will want to remember these precious years, newly married & without babies.

every season is worth capturing. i am preaching that truth to myself, sisters.

i've already ordered prints for framing & holiday cards for mailing! i cannot wait to show you!

do you have family photos taken every year? share your thoughts with us!

the shop is open!

friends, the shop is fully stocked with headbands, coffee cozies, happy flags & more!

head on over & grab a handful of gifts for your people. 

to shop, click HERE.

november shop sneak peeks

friends, i am so excited about tomorrow's shop opening at 8am cst! there are just so many fun new goodies in store, including two sets of holiday happy flags!

the merry christmas set (above) would be just perfect on your holiday mantel or among your cheery christmas table setting! 

katygirl designs & i collaborated for our winter wonderland holiday set & i just love it! this set includes one 5x7 hand-illustrated print from katy & a set of five holiday happy flags! the top flag is flannel, y'all! a limited number of sets are available so don't miss out!

in addition to holiday flags, we are also offering up two designs of holiday bowbands, including our vintage santa + folk pine bowband (above)! this one looks too cute with a simple denim button-down or cozy cardigan.

our other holiday bowband is the redbird & gingham design (above), which is so versatile. gingham is the perfect new pattern that will match & add a pop of fun to all of your basics. 

as always, we will also have a fun mix of bowbands in a variety of colors & patterns, including one of my favorites - the heart denim & aztec corduroy bowband!

for my skinnyband fans, we're well stocked in a fun mix of designs, including our best sellers - the rainbow arrow & mint arrow! 

a holiday shop opening would not be complete without coffee cozies! we'll have three exclusive designs available tomorrow. these make the perfect gift paired with a coffee shop gift card! 

i can't wait to see you at 8am cst tomorrow morning (thursday, 11/19) in the shop! cross a handful of names off your holiday gift giving list & purchase some natalie creates goodies! yay!


flourish registration is open!

join jerusalem greer & natalie creates on january 16th from 9am-noon in northwest arkansas for a morning of sharing our thoughts on creativity, building up women & truly flourishing in a busy world. 

& sign up HERE.

from a coat closet to a pantry: our pantry remodel!

by american standards, our home is small. every square inch of space in our house is well-loved & utilized. 

our guest room closet houses framed art, candles, seasonal decor & more. our linen closet holds beach towels & extra toiletries. our doors serve double-duty with hangers for our robes & shoe organizers repurposed into extra storage for cleaning products. 

as with all small homes, sometimes you must sacrifices. my people, i have lived without a proper pantry for almost three years!

after years of storing our food in a makeshift pantry,  i decided enough was enough.

 when i noticed that our coat closet wasn't serving it's purpose & was just a few steps from our kitchen, my pantry remodel idea was born! with a bit of convincing, luke helped me convert our pitiful coat closet into a bright & cheery pantry!

today i thought i'd share a little tour of our small but functional space!

i painted the walls a fun seafoam green color (i wish i could remember the exact name, but it's by valspar!) & used clean white accents along with woven baskets. we cut a piece of white wood & used simple brackets to make shelves. 

i grabbed the potato & onion rack from tj maxx along with our woven baskets. i tied labeled kraft tags with twine to each bin & basket for easy organization.

the over-the-door rack was purchased here & holds our spices, canned goods & jars of beans/grains.

the white bins were purchased at walmart for less than $1 each. the plastic bins are wipeable & keep everything well organized. i labeled kraft stickers & placed them on each bin. 


 i love this simple & functional space!

i hope this inspires you to think outside of the box when organizing your home... sometimes your coat closet might just make the perfect pantry!

do you have fun tips for organizing your pantry? please share!
01 09 10 11 12
Blogging tips