Archives for July 2011

The Sunday Showcase Party with MudPies & Marigolds Giveaway {No. 65}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party ~Please Note the Guidelines Below Prior to Submitting Links to This Party~ This week I'm thrilled to welcome back MudPies & Marigolds MudPies & Marigolds is an adorable Etsy shop stocking a variety of handmade items inspired by vintage living. Shabby chic, cottage, or farmhouse chic, whichever your style may be - The beautiful rustic burlap, feminine lace and natural muslin are simply the perfect combination. You'll find wreaths, baskets, linens and various home decor items Continue reading

60 Different Shell Crafts for your Collected Beach Treasures {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

60 Different Shell Crafts for your Collected Beach Treasures {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

If you have been beach bound this summer, especially with little ones, I am sure a load of collected seashells have made the travel back home home with you. For me, these little beachcomber treasures are packed with memories of sandy toes and carefree days - and are just too precious to toss aside. This week's Saturday Inspiration & Ideas is dedicated to preserving these collected trinkets. Seashells are such an inexpensive way to add color and texture to your decor and these 60 different concepts will hopefully inspire you to put them Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe & Free Freschetta® By The Slice Pizza Event

BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe & Free Freschetta® By The Slice Pizza Event

Due to our little guys food situation, I have been trying to find easy recipes for me and my husband that don't necessarily take that much time or put too much emphasis on cooking. Pizzas are great for us right now because they are fairly quick, easy to put together, and when dressed up a bit, they make quite a filling meal. This BBQ Chicken Pizza is a tasty-pleaser that can be made pretty effortlessly - even when preparing the homemade sauce and fresh chicken yourself. Ingredients Needed for Pizza: Freschetta® Artisan Pizza Crust 2 Continue reading

Mini Mushrooms & Pennant Banners – Accessories for Plants and Terrariums

Mini Mushrooms & Pennant Banners – Accessories for Plants and Terrariums

Clay is one of my favorite crafting mediums to work with. It can almost instantly take the shape of any creative idea brewing in your crafty little mind. There is just something so youthful and fun about playing with clay too - no matter how old you may be. Since I have been on a little succulent and terrarium spree lately, I thought it would be fun to make some mini accessories to dress them up! There is almost nothing that clay can become...your imagination is seriously the limit on this one - just have fun. Materials Needed: Oven Bake Continue reading

Pick Your Plum ~ $75 Crafting Supply Kit Giveaway

I have a super fun site to introduce{a crafter's dream actually}along with a fabulous giveaway today..But first I want to give you a little heads upfor the deal of day...Personalized stamps for just $6.50That is 56% off for a custom stamp of your choice!{the last time this deal ran they were sold out in less than 2 hours}So go take a peek as supplies are limited....Hurry go {get it} before your neighbor does!Pick Your Plum is a newer site, launched less than 3 months ago,with a cool concept.They post the most 'swank' crafting supplies and Continue reading

A Sneak Peek at This Week’s Showcase Party Features

A Sneak Peek at This Week’s Showcase Party Features

Lots of fantastic links submitted to this week's Sunday Showcase Party! There is still time to submitted you own project I would love to have an opportunity to feature you! Also a quick reminder of this weeks party giveaway from Deeds & Petunia {don't forget to swing by and enter} Here is a sneak peek at some showcases this week I'll have another feature post coming up this weekend... Fabulous Potion Bottle Collection Submitted by Jeanne at Selep Imaging Painted Tonal Dresser Submitted by Cassie at Primitive & Continue reading

My Tuesday {Ten} – Building a Succulent Dish Garden

My Tuesday {Ten} – Building a Succulent Dish Garden

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}. The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! My Tuesday {Ten} You have lifted me up with your thoughts and prayers and I can not say thank you enough. I have read over the comments from last week numerous times {and will continue Continue reading

Cupcake Liner Baking Cup Garland

The texture of the crumbled cupcake liners, the rustic hue of the natural unbleached paper, the vintage inspired fabric, lace and tulle...what is not to adore.... I finally put my cupcake liners to use - a little garland to dress up my new chalkboard wall in the kitchen. The natural cupcake liners are from If You Care Products - {I found mine at Whole Foods and you can also find them online at Amazon} The fabric, tulle, and lace were just picked from scraps and cut with pinking shears. So incredibly easy to make... and I just Continue reading

Last Weeks Party Features and Giveaway Winners

Hello - Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!Before we get to the features this week just want to send out one last reminder To Check The Giveaway Winner's Page if you have entered one of the Celebration Series Giveaways {new random winner's will be selected Tuesday for unclaimed prizes} Lots of room makeovers and furniture re-do's last week. If you missed the first round of features you can find them below: Summer Inspired Ideas A Beach Cottage Bedroom Remodel Submitted by Mary Ann at Classic •Casual • Home Stenciled Laundry Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party with Deeds & Petunia Giveaway {No. 64}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party ~Please Note the Guidelines Below Prior to Submitting Links to This Party~ I am thrilled to introduce this weeks sponsor Deeds & Petunia Deeds & Petunia is an Etsy shop specializing in gorgeous vintage style birdcage veils, fascinators, and other accessories. All of the Deeds & Petunia pieces are hand crafted with care and exquisite details and many pieces included unique vintage findings. The fascinators with vintage jewel centers are my absolute favorite - aren't they simply Continue reading