Happy Thanksgiving!

see that there // be grateful

We want to remind everyone to be grateful for the little things. Here is a free printable that you can hang in your home and remind yourself everyday!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo, Simona


Embrace your fail

Hi! We have been so busy working on personal projects that we totally failed at keeping up the blog. We are sorry! To make up for it we're giving away a free printable.

Also, we would love to hear your stories about how failing ultimately led to your success! Comment below or on our Facebook page.


xoxo, simona


Minted // Save The Date

Hi Everyone,

Simona and I are participating in another Minted contest. This time it's Save the Date invitations! We would really appreciate the support if you have time to vote! Please take a look and if you like what you see, we'd love some 4's and 5's!

Maria - Scroll to the bottom

Thank you!


Friday Freebie!

So I don't know about you guys, but I am huge fan of the Big Bang Theory TV show. And one of my favorite parts of the show is when Penny and Sheldon sing "Soft Kitty". The song has infused itself into my life so much that some nights my son asks me to sing it to him as a bedtime song. It's pretty hilarious to hear him sing it also (I will add the video to this post later).

So, in honor of this awesome song, I made a free printable for everyone to have!

And if for any reason you have no idea what I'm talking about, here is a compilation that I found on youtube of them singing "Soft Kitty"!

xoxo, simona


Minted's Holiday Contest

Hi Everyone! You may have noticed that we have not been as active on here that last few months. Simona and I have been sooo busy designing for the Minted Holiday Photo Card contest this year. This is the biggest contest of the year and has been an awesome experience for us.

Minted is great because they allow the public to vote for what designs they should sell on their site.

So here we are asking you guys to please take a look and vote for what you love. We submitted a lot to this contest, but there are actually almost 5000 designs that were entered into the contest - crazy, right?!

Maria's boards:


Simona's boards:


Thanks everyone!


Easiest project in the world!

Some people dye eggs. We paint pots and plant succulents! And it is seriously the easiest project in the world. I mean it! Anyone can do this and it ends up looking awesome.

Here is what you do:

1. Grab some pots from your local craft store, hardware store, nursery, etc.

2. Pick up some acrylic paints. The cheaper the better and you don't need a lot.

3. Find some paint brushes. Don't have any, use your fingers, sponges, q-tips, lollipop sticks, leaves, napkins. Seriously, anything!

4. Go for it and just paint. Doesn't matter what you paint or what technique you use, it will end up looking awesome. I promise!

5. Let them dry - only took about 30 minutes.

6. Plant something in them! Don't want to plant anything? No prob! Just use them as decorative containers for potted plants.

The whole thing took less than an hour, including drying, planting and cleanup. We even had time for a little 2 minute paint war. Easy, right?

xoxo, Simona


freebie // now I know my abcs

Here is a freebie for you guys! An alphabet poster with a modern and sophisticated feel for your kids' rooms.


 xoxo, Simona


Holiday freebie for all the procrastinators!

Hi guys and gals!
Today we are giving a shout out to all of the holiday procrastinators. If you are still shopping and haven't even started thinking about wrapping gifts, or if you forgot to order cute labels for your gifts, then this freebie is for you!

Low maintenance and awesomely adorable printable labels!

Just download the file here, print, cut and add to your gifts!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo, Simona


Freebie // Holiday Printable 2014

All you have to do is print, sign and send. Enjoy!

<3 Maria


Starbucks Dot Collection

Just wanted to post that I am in love with this new collection from Starbucks! I'm usually not one to buy branded cups and mugs, but these are great!

I bought one this morning and am in love with it! The winking eye has been trending so heavily lately and I love how Starbucks' interpretation hints at the mermaid.

Check out the whole collection here.

They even have art prints of some of the designs and I am so tempted to buy one, but I really want to support local artists, and will hold off... for now ;)

xoxo, Simona


We've missed you!

Hi! I'm sure you noticed that we took some time off from posts on See That There. I was focusing on work, my amazingly fast growing baby (who is now 3.5!) and a few life changes. Maria has been busy taking care of her adorable new baby, Zoe and of course making updates to her amazing home (we'll post pictures of both, baby and home soon!).

But, we have also been working on a few new projects that we are so excited about!

First, we just opened up an Etsy shop with a few of our paintings and art pieces. What's different about our shop is that the goal is to make fresh, modern art affordable for all to own. These are all hand crafted pieces that have been scanned at a high resolution, enhanced in Photoshop or Illustrator and optimized to be printed as 8"x10" art pieces. The best part is they are all only $10 for the art file!

Check it out, we think you will love all the new things we are planning on releasing in the next few months. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeeThatThere


Rearranged Master Bedroom

We've rearranged our master bedroom, and I wanted to share the changes! We decided to move the bed under the window and opted for a more modern, platform bed with extra storage. This new arrangement gives us a ton of space on the left side of the room and makes it easier to move around in the bedroom.


Kitchen Update // Two Tone Cabinets

About a year ago we updated the kitchen. We did the countertops, the lighting, all the appliances, and the floor. And it's looked like this until yesterday.


affordable art // diy geometric stamp

I saw this project by Emma Dime, and decided that, even though I've never made my own stamp, this was definitely something I could handle! All you need is a stamp carving tool and a carving block. These types of projects are great because one stamp can provide a lot of versatility. You can create art in any size, on almost an surface, and since it's a simple pattern, you can create several unique options.
I used standard water based acrylic paint and painted it on to the stamp. The key to using paint on a stamp is to make sure it's as even as possible. You don't want any globs of paint anywhere or else it will make a mess. The better way to use stamps is obviously a stamp pad, but I didn't have one large enough on hand.

This what I came up with! It's only 9x12 but I imagine it can create a lot more impact at a huge size!


stamp carving tool

carving block

acrylic paint or stamp pad

paper or canvas

I've added it to my magnetic art wall for now! Ultimately, this is where most of my art experiments end up.


Painted Door

We've been meaning to paint the front door for a really long time, and we finally got around to it yesterday! We haven't painted the outside yet, but we will eventually. Light grey walls gave us the freedom to choose any color. This color is Martha Stewart Hummingbird Blue.

Designed by Jackie Ayr