Into The Woods

by Alicia on July 12, 2014

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Highlights from the Whimseybox 4th of July camping trip:

  • Seeing moose grazing behind our campsite each morning.
  • Rediscovering how awesome it is to relax in a hammock. Patrick brought one and we all went home saying we needed to get one ASAP. His was a Kammok but if you’re in the market I recommend the hammocks from Grand Trunk which you can find in REI and other retailers.
  • Watching #radishdirago playing in the water. I’ve never seen her happier than when she was running in and out of river, chasing sticks and rolling in the grass. So adorable and it wore her out enough that she slept great in our tent each night.
  • Running across a big group of people arguing as someone got kicked out of the campground. That’s a first! Not sure why, we didn’t hear any late loud partying but the (um, pretty old) woman was saying ‘what, aren’t we allowed to have any FUN?!’
  • Someone (ahem) set off some GIANT fireworks.
  • Playing games, and spending hours around the fire.
  • Oh, and roasting and eating way to many of these HUGE marshmallows. You can’t tell from the picture, but they are the size of small apples.

Awesome pics by Alyssa! Patrick shared more of them here.


This Week on #DIY5

by Alicia on July 7, 2014

#DIY5 Episode 21 from Whimseybox on Vimeo.

#DIY5 is old enough to drink! It’s our 21st episode and shockingly TLC hasn’t given us our own show yet. I mean, did they miss our flopping last week or what? Anyway, this week we talk about some awesome DIY projects, ponder the creepy Facebook mood manipulation study and welcome anyone who might be looking for a new place to shop for craft supplies, such as perhaps former Hobby Lobby customers :) You can find the full show notes here!


Who Are The Best DIYers on YouTube?

by Alicia on June 28, 2014

It’s definitely not us, but Ali and I are back with this week’s installment of awesome DIY projects and some ridiculousness. If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like if there was a World Cup of Craft (c’mon, who hasn’t?!?) then you won’t want to miss the end of this one. Full show notes here.

But I am on the hunt to find all of the must-watch, must-follow YouTube DIYers – do you know of any? While I’m a total blogoholic, I’ve never really gotten into subscribing to YouTube channels and I’m not sure why. I know there are some amazing vloggers (are we still saying that?) and I want to find more! Here are some that I do know and enjoy -

And here are some other ones I have discovered more recently - SimpleDIYsAnneorshine, AndreasChoice, LaurDIY, Debi’s Design Diary, Karen Kavett and DazzleDIY.

Please share your awesome DIY YouTubers (or Vimeo-ers, if that’s a thing) with me, I want to follow them!

PS – At Whimseybox we’re posting our videos on Vimeo and YouTube now, so follow along wherever you prefer!


Good Stuff, Lately

by Alicia on June 27, 2014


A few things I enjoyed this week:

And on Whimseybox:

Favorite pins (clockwise from top left): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


This Week on #DIY5

by Alicia on June 24, 2014

The latest #DIY5, in which I get totally goofed up! Ah well, what you see is what you get :)

Find the full show notes including links to all the awesome projects here!