Supplies in Demand #4

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite supplies to inspire new DIY projects. Tag your projects you make with the materials you find in this series with #suppliesindemand so I can see what you create with these materials. Links to each supply below. Go on, make something!

Personalized wooden gift name tags by CloudsandCurrents

Personalized wooden gift name tags by CloudsandCurrents

Agate planters from LucentHomeDecor.

Agate planters from LucentHomeDecor

June seascape embroidery pattern from SarahKBenning

June seascape embroidery pattern from SarahKBenning

Pastels Painted Picture Frames by HuckleberryVntg

Pastels Painted Picture Frames by HuckleberryVntg

Watercolor pink floral linen fabric by TheSuziB

Watercolor pink floral linen fabric by TheSuziB

Wildflower baking cups by LayerCakeShop

Wildflower baking cups by LayerCakeShop

Map tags for a travel theme wedding or event from CatchSomeRaes

Map tags for a travel theme wedding or event from CatchSomeRaes

Vintage tea tin planters from sisoosupplies

Vintage tea tin planters from sisoosupplies

Gold arrows planner paper clips from HelloDarlingDesignCo

Gold arrows planner paper clips from HelloDarlingDesignCo

Engagement glitter cake topper from JackOfNone

Engagement glitter cake topper from JackOfNone

Hope some of these supplies inspire you to get creative!

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How to: Floral Balloon Backdrop

Floral Balloon Backdrop DIY by thesarahjohnson.comMy. Favorite. Project. To. Date! I recently DIY’ed this floral-infused balloon backdrop for my sister’s birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant, North End Grill. (Ask for server Jairo, he’s the bessst!) We rented the private room in the back for her big dinner with about 15 friends. It’s a gorgeous space, with dark wood-paneled walls. I wanted to add a pop of color against the dark wood, so during pre-dinner champagne we could take some fun, memorable, festive birthday pictures. What can I say, I’m all about dat photo opp!
Floral Balloon Backdrop DIY by thesarahjohnson.comI wish you could have seen my friend Katie and me carrying about 30 dozen flowers and this balloon “structure” (for lack of a better word) down the street on a luggage cart to the restaurant in our heels. No big deal walking through the restaurant with all these balloons attached to a huge piece of chicken wire. Keep it moving, nothing to see here, people! I kept telling the staff at the restaurant, it doesn’t look like much now, just give me a few minutes and it will all come together, I promise. I think they thought I had been taking crazy pills, but I never doubted it would turn out pretty rad. It’s not the most difficult DIY, it just takes some patience, space, and a little bit of a budget–the flowers weren’t cheap.

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My One and Only Photography Rule

My One and Only Photography Rule | thesarahjohnson.comHello and HOORAY! I’ve added a TIPS section to the blog. I have been obsessing about what I want my tighter focus to be here, because anyone can do a little of a lot and be kind of mediocre. This blog has been a big blessing in my life, and I plan to treat it with great intention. I know this work truly makes me happier than any work I’ve ever done. So there are Trello boards, zen diagrams, business plans, editorial calendars and lots more happening over here. It’s about to get cray, in the best way. 

I’m passionate and excited about so many interests (I blame it on being a Libra) that I tend to (OK, I always) bite off way more than I can chew. So I’ve been working on a more direct path for this lil’ blog of mine, and where I see it going in the future, and how it can help others in a focused and planful way. In my new TIPS posts, I’ll share things I’ve learned while running my online businesses since 2008, including operating this blog for the last 1.5 years. I have a deep well of experience–some unbelievable successes, others painful mistakes, but all worth learning from.

I want to share helpful hints I’ve learned for blogging, social media, ecommerce, photography, as well as some ideas I have for maximizing (online and offline) happiness along the way. I’ll continue with my DIY posts (this girl can’t-stop-won’t-ever-stop #making), and I’ve got endless idea for downloads and printables that will help make your life more organized, and pretty, to boot. The TIPS will be more what I’ve learned in my attempt to tame the wild beast that is the internet.My One and Only Photography Rule | thesarahjohnson.com

Strap on your seat belts!

So please keep riding along on this adventure with me! I promise to be open and vulnerable in sharing my experience and knowledge gained. I do believe that makes for the best way to live and connect with others. Continue reading




Succulent Sticker Printable

Printable Succulent Sticker Download from thesarahjohnson.com

Ok ok ok! So I’m beginning to think you all like succulents as much as I do! Last week’s succulent ice cream wrapper printable was such a hit, I decided to offer the same watercolor succulents as printable stickers. Just print on sticker paper and cut around the faint gray outline and stick wherever there is a succulent lacking in your life! Scroll to end of this post for high resolution download.

Printable Succulent Sticker Download from thesarahjohnson.comPrintable Succulent Sticker Download from thesarahjohnson.comPrintable Succulent Sticker Download from thesarahjohnson.com

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Hope you enjoy these beauties!

See all my printables and downloadables here.

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