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Happy Weekend (+ Parks and Rec, and Land of Nod!)


Me oh my, I just have a boatload of exciting news to share today! Yesterday was a pretty grand day for me! At the end of 2013, the amazing folks at The Land of Nod asked me if I’d be interested in designing the spring windows for their South Coast Plaza store! Well duh, of course I said yes!! So I started designing a “Sparkly Starry Night” theme and got to work! Yesterday I spent the day installing the windows (with the amazing help of Ms. Mary Costa!) and am so excited that they’ll be up for today’s Freshly Picked pop-up shop! If you live in SoCal, go check them out!! There’s lots of gold, glitter, and even a giant piñata. That’s how I roll. In other big news! I came home yesterday just in time to watch my birthday cake costume walk across the screen on Jeff’s favorite show, Parks and Rec!!! They contacted me a few months ago about using the costume in an episode and off it went to make it’s TV debut! I’m trying to get a screenshot of it and will update this when I do (UPDATE: See below!)!

Studio DIY on Parks and Rec

Studio DIY on Pars and Rec

See that!?!? Exciting!!!

Today I am catching up on the eight trillion emails that have piled up as I prepared for the window install. Then on Sunday I’ll be helping with the 2014 version of Mary’s annual heart cake shoot (remember last year’s!?), which I’ll be sharing here just in time for Valentine’s Day! Oh and it’s the Super Bowl! Don’t forget to print your bingo here! Next week I’ll have some more Valentine DIYs comin’ at you, and it’s Jeff’s birthday too! Big week!!!! But first…. links!

{Inspire} Links to Love (Also known as my dream holiday wish list.)

Does this come in my size?
This is totally fascinating me. Ever tried it?
I want to win this rug, so I probably shouldn’t share it with you guys….

{Create} DIY Projects & Recipes

OBSESSED with this giant heart. (and these photos!)
Bubblegum valentines!
Love these conversation heart posters!
LOOK! At these crepe paper Valentine hearts!
Brittany always knocks it out of the park, doesn’t she?
You’re a gem.

{Celebrate} Studio DIY Elsewhere

My Super Bowl bingo is on Buzzfeed with some other great ideas for Sunday!
Another throw back to last year’s conversation heart piñatas! Thanks, Apartment Therapy!


  • em

    have a lovely weekend!

  • Lindy

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting for you! Thanks for sharing all your fun news with your readers. Many blogs make big announcements like this like it’s no big deal. It’s so nice to read and feel how genuinely excited you are for these amazing opportunities! So happy for you! Happy weekend!

  • Kerrie

    Parks & Rec is LITERALLY my favorite show. I’m 150% obsessed. And, I totally saw your costume last night! I was like….errr….was that a Studio DIY Birthday Cake Costume? Boyfriend was like, what? I was like, seriously, babe, that looked just like a Studio DIY Birthday Cake Costume. Again…he was like, what?

    I’m so happy I was right! And congrats to you! Having any affiliation whatsoever with Parks & Rec basically makes you the coolest chick I know. For reals.

  • PJ from Bunny & Dolly

    Girl, you are a super star! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity — seriously! Congratulations on all of your success.

  • Audrey - This Little Street

    Such a rock star, and these people are all so lucky to be working with you 🙂 Yay for exciting projects! Happy weekend xx

  • Carmen

    You are such a rock star! Totally caught your costume last night, congrats on all of these fun gigs.

  • lyndsay // coco cake land

    THAT IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!!! oh if only i could have one of my cakes on parks and rec… that would be a dream come true!

    yay too on the land of nod! rockin’ 2014 big time so far!!

  • Lexy | The Proper Pinwheel

    Parks & Rec!!! Holy hell! I love that show, but am so far behind! I’m going to tell everyone that I know you. And that we’ve slept in the same bed. 😉

  • Brittni

    Oh my gosh! i haven’t watched Parks and Rec from last night, yet, but I’m pulling up my DVR right now. Yay! So excited to see it.

  • Kevin | Thou Swell

    That’s so cool that you were in a Parks & Rec episode! Must’ve been fun (:
    I just clicked through to that blog post about oil pulling, and I’m totally convinced. Of course I’m pretty gullible but I’ve read two blog posts now and I really want to try it!

  • Brittany

    You’re the nicest! Thanks so much!

    And Parks and rec! My favorite. Can’t wait to watch!!!

  • Claireabellemakes

    Congrats! What a cool thing to see your costume on TV.

  • Rachel | 52 Weeks Project

    Parks and Rec?! That’s so amazing Kelly, congrats!

  • Lisa

    That’s such an awesome claim to fame! So exciting!
    I love Parks and Rec 🙂

  • Katie McC

    How cool! I will have to watch that episode to see the cake costume.

  • Tabitha

    YAY! I’m so glad we could use the cake on the show AND that you got home in time to see it! Such a cute, cute costume! Thanks again!

  • les

    i started watching Parks and Rec so late! (or just in time for season 7!) and i just saw your cake costume walk by! as soon as i saw it, the first thing i did was rewind and rewatch and then google studiodiy parks and rec and it led me to this!

    obviously this was a while ago because the last comment was in Feb but i geeked out sooo hard for you!
    this is awesome!!!

    super late but Congrats!!!!!

  • Fileli Koltuk

    Great information. Thanks you so much for the information. I want to be a better food photographer and I have been searching and found your site.

  • Amy

    I’m currently rewatching this episode on Netflix right now, and when I saw that chick walk by in the cake, I was like, “Was that a Studio DIY costume?!” So I Googled “Studio DIY Parks and Rec,” and sure enough! It’s true! Congrats on the cool little cameo!

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