Kenzie's Big Girl Room Design

I've been working helping my friends finish styling rooms and I had so much fun creating this as a birthday surprise for a lucky 12 year old girl! Her bedroom acts as the guest room as well so we wanted something that was sophisticated enough for guests, but fun enough for a tween. 

After asking her what colors she liked, we settled on an aqua and yellow palette that then transformed into gold when we saw that Pottery Barn duvet. I went to my favorite fabric source to get fabric for curtains and an accent pillow. Those Hello Beautiful prints are AMAZING. They are also $$$. Look for my DIY knock-off soon. We are currently painting and putting up wainscotting and then we'll be ready for the full room reveal. I don't always get to tour and photograph my design clients' spaces so I'm excited for this one!

Carissa Miss: Kenzie's Big Girl Room Design

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Worthwhile Wednesdays with Allie

Today I'm joining Allie, from CraftyAllieBlog for a link party AND GIVEAWAY!


Welcome, Welcome all to the 53nd
Worthwhile Wednesdays Link Party!

Today, we are celebrating my 1 year Link Party anniversary, not my blogs anniversary, my Worthwhile Wednesday anniversary!

And today you'll get to party hard!

I've got  7 very lovely co-hosts today!

Outside {the Box} No. 20




Carissa | Carissa Miss
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Elisha | Pneumatic Addict
Brandy | BD Design
Megan | Splendid Design
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Anthro Inspired Easy Rope Basket by Twelve O Eight Blog


How to Plank a Bathroom Wall by Bless'er House


Hankie Bracelet by Sadie Seasongoods


Industrial Living Room Makeover by So Much Better With Age


Anthro Inspired Easy Rope Basket / How To Plank a Bathroom Wall / Industrial Living Room Makeover / DIY Hankie Bracelets


  1. Follow each of our hosts, socially, in some way and add us to your rockin’ link party page!
  2. Link up to three direct linked posts not already shared here previously (no home pages, please). No recipes, giveaways, Etsy shop promotions, sales or other linky parties.
  3. To be featured, please pin a project from above (do so by clicking through and pinning from the originators site)!
**By linking up you give us permission to send a weekly link party reminder AND showcase your work (ie. your submitted photo) on our blogs or social media pages. Proper credit will always be with a link back.


Throughout the week, our FOUR hosts will be sharing our favorite features via Google+ and other social medias. Spread the word using our Hashtag: #outsidetheboxparty






His and Hers Iron-on Glitter Vinyl Pillows

I'm posting my first craft contributor post on LollyJane today! I'm so excited! This is one of my first Cricut projects, inspired by these Sharpie Pillows.

Carissa Miss: His and Hers Iron-on Glitter Vinyl Pillows #hellotherehandsome #goodmorninggorgeous

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Blush and Gold Laundry Design + The Crystal Wash

This post is brought to you by The Crystal Wash. All opinions are my own

Oh my gosh. Winter is kicking my organization butt. I thought I had things all great and organized, but I'm slowly going mad with all the piles piling up. While we work on the basement it's a war zone in every nook and cranny in my house. grr. Although it wasn't in our plans to work on the laundry room/mud room this year, it's flown to the top of the priority because it's slowing driving us crazy. It's a verrrrry tight space and we need to absolutely optimize the space as efficiently as possible. 

Plan Laundry Room:
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Okay, so that's the pretty part. We need shelving and cabinets and something to go over our washer and dryer. Shoe storage, coat storage, etc.
I'm thinking wallpapering a wall like this gorgeous space
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I don't have as much room for shoe storage as this, but I love the concept
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Our washer and dryer are on pedestals so I'm thinking we build a box around them and then open shelving above so I can reach better
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Even though the space may be tiny, I absolutely love my machines. They are workhorses and can cut through my laundry piles like butter. I recently learned about The Crystal Wash, which is a super green way to clean laundry. Since I already have energy efficient machines, this makes my stamp on the environment even smaller.
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Read more about the scientific process HERE. They are releasing the 2.0 version that will include an app which features:

Carissa Miss: Blush and Gold Laundry Design+The Crystal Wash #ad


Real-time Wash pH Levels
Recharge Alerts
Wash Complete Alerts
Wash Cycle Tracking Stats – Graphs, Counters, Social Sharing
Savings Tracking
Crystal Wash – Wash Cycle Counter – Time to order new Crystal Wash
Stain guide
Label decoder

Now you can be even more on top of the laundry. I'm game for anything that makes my chores easier.


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DIY Leather Bow Valentine


Can you believe January is already coming to an end? As a blogger I always feel like the months and holidays fly by because I'm constantly looking ahead to the next season. This Valentine's Day is no different. I usually don't put much thought into what to do for our kids but this is the first year I have a school-aged child and it is so. much. fun. Planning stuff for me and my husband is fun too, of course. But he just doesn't get excited to wake up to a heart-attack on his door the same way my 4 1/2 year old does. This year, I wanted to make something special for all of Eliza's little friends. Since there are only 5 little girls in her class, we made little leather bows for her to give to each of them at their class party. I also couldn't help but include Tom Kat Studio's awesome lunch box notes as little love notes, signed by Eliza! Keep scrolling to see how to make your own Leather Bow Valentines.
Carissa Miss: Leather Bow Valentine

What you need to assemble the Leather Bow Valentines:
Leather Bows {scroll for tutorial!}
Lunch Box Love Notes
Striped treat bags
Glitter Letters
Glitter Washi Tape
Bakers Twine

Carissa Miss: Leather Bow Valentine
Add each girl's name using the glitter letters to the bags

Carissa Miss: Leather Bow Valentine
 Add the leather bow and signed love note into the treat bag

Carissa Miss: Leather Bow Valentine
Fold over top and secure with glitter washi tape and bakers twine.

Carissa Miss: Leather Bow Valentine
 Assemble all valentines and hand out!

Carissa Miss: Leather Bow Valentine

Here's an easy step-by-step to make your own leather bows:
Carissa Miss: Leather Bow Valentine
1. Download Bow Template and cut leather {great vegan leather from Girl Charlee} by hand or with Cricut
2-4. Using adhesive, glue ends together
5. Cut extra leather so that both sides of bow are even
6-7. Glue small middle piece around the overlapping ends and secure with more adhesive
8-9. Glue snaps or clips onto bow



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Outside {the Box} No. 19





Carissa | Carissa Miss
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Elisha | Pneumatic Addict
Brandy | BD Design
Megan | Splendid Design
  1. Follow each of our hosts, socially, in some way and add us to your rockin’ link party page!
  2. Link up to three direct linked posts not already shared here previously (no home pages, please). No recipes, giveaways, Etsy shop promotions, sales or other linky parties.
  3. To be featured, please pin a project from above (do so by clicking through and pinning from the originators site)!
**By linking up you give us permission to send a weekly link party reminder AND showcase your work (ie. your submitted photo) on our blogs or social media pages. Proper credit will always be with a link back.


Throughout the week, our FOUR hosts will be sharing our favorite features via Google+ and other social medias. Spread the word using our Hashtag: #outsidetheboxparty







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