Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Norwegian Heart Baskets - A Valentine's Day Tutorial

Norwegian Heart Baskets | A Valentine's Tutorial - A Simpler Grace

Today's DIY tutorial is actually a Christmas craft from northern Europe.  That's right - the julehjerte is a woven heart basket many Germans, Dutch and Norwegians make and hang on their Christmas trees as a decoration.  I'm switching things up a little and using them as homemade valentines because they are so darn cute.


Monday, January 12, 2015

My One Word for 2015

One Little Word | 2015 - A Simpler Grace

You might be familiar with the "one word" movement.  If not, it's a pretty simple concept.  Instead of having a list of resolutions for the New Year, you choose one word that encompasses your goals.

I fell in love with the idea of choosing a word that would mean something and carry through the year rather than setting a bunch of goals that will never truly last more than a few months.  I spent a lot of time thinking about what my word would be.  I thought about the goals I set last year and which ones I accomplished and which ones I still needed work on.