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Happy Mundane is 10 years old?!

2016 has been a crazy year hasn’t it? Unfortunately, as many of you might agree, it hasn’t been “crazy” in the good way. For myself, this year has given me a lot of tough challenges, but despite the ups and downs, I’m extremely grateful that I’m still here and also, for the fact that 2016 coincidentally marks my 10th year of having this blog!!! Technically, my “blog-o-versary
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What the world needs now, is some Xanadu.

I think what the world needs now is some zany magical Xanadu.
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Happy Mundane Holidays 2016

…And it’s Christmas time once again! As I was thinking about what I was going to do for this year’s decorations, I thought it would be fun to take a quick recap on all the Christmas shenanigans that I’ve done here on Happy Mundane. Let’s start at the beginning and revisit some Holiday DIYs of Christmas Past The first “tree” I posted, wasn’t even a tree really- Back in 2
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J3 Productions Holiday 2016

As the year draws to an end, my company, J3 Productions, always likes to put out a holiday “card.” Here is a link to our 2013 “Merry and Bright” and 2012 “Time to Celebrate” cards. However, the past few years have been a little hectic and we haven’t been able to put out one in awhile. 🙁 Fortunately this year, we were finally able to put together something! Yay! We made this f
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Chambre De Sucre

This post is in collaboration with Chambre De Sucre. Samples were provided for shooting and all opinions are my own The holidays are here! It’s a magical time of sugarplum fairies dancing around all the special treats the season has to offer. To kick off the celebration, I collaborated with Chambre De Sucre, a fantastic small company that offers gourmet artisanal sugars, teas, and gifts. I created a little R
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Urban Jungle book

I often get asked “What’s one easy thing people can do to freshen up their homes”? I have to say that simply bringing plants into your space will add both literal and figurative “life” to it. Whether it’s a potted plant, or just some fresh cut flowers from your garden or the grocery store, plants just “finish” a room… (not to mention all the air cleaning and healt
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Norden Goods

It’s always exciting when you come across something that really stands out from the crowd. Awhile back, I was walking the many vendor aisles at Capsule,(a fashion/lifestyle industry tradeshow) and my eyes immediately were drawn to this little booth that had this display of bold, graphic, and simply packaged products. The company was called Norden Goods, and I instantly knew they were a brand to watch. Fast forw
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The Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed an exciting amount of new creative voices happening in Hawaii, specifically on Oahu. The latest example is the recently opened SurfJack Hotel and Swim Club. Located just a few blocks away from the famous Waikiki Beach, it inhabits a classic mid-century hotel that has been given new life, yet retaining a lot of it’s original charm. When you first enter the hotel, you&#
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Creepy Cool Super Spikey and Textured Pumpkins

In addition to my DIY Faux Neon Skull Wall Hanging, it wouldn’t be Halloween here at Happy Mundane without me doing a pumpkin project right? This year, I kept it really simple, and mainly wanted to just play around with color. I decided to go with some supersized spikes and to just keep it clean and bold. I made the spikes by using small cut rectangles of light cardstock, and hot glued them onto a small fake pl
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DIY Faux Neon Skull wall hanging

Halloween is only a few weeks away (talk about SCARY!), but this also signals the start of the holiday season, and that’s actually pretty exciting as I love this time of year. Last year, I had a blast doing our Pastel Goth Halloween extravaganza with the every fabulous Tula, from Whorange. Click here to check out our shenanigans. This year, I decided to take a detour from pastels, and PUMP IT UP! We’re ta
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