Thursday, March 31, 2011

{instant love} that's a hot 'stache ma'am!

Get your 'stache before the stash runs out at Groop Dealz!

First thing I did today was buy this fabulous necklace by Ashley @ Little Miss Momma!
It's a steal at only $9 from

Don't wait and miss out!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{fab finds} diy party and decor bits!

These are some goodies that I have had saved to share & today is the perfect day to do so!

Can I say gorgeous?

Amy @ Modge Podge Rocks truly outdid herself with this gift tag tutorial.

Silhouettes are so hot right now, and what a better way to identify what gift is yours! It also an add on keepsake :)

Pink Sphere Centerpiece Tutorial

Need quick centerpieces?!? I am loving these kissing balls & all the different ways Alison @ Momma Did It made them.

Thrift Store Pedestal Bowl

Here's a great tutorial by Jenn @ Green Door Designs on how to make a thrift store pedestal bowl. I seriously need to get on this Thrift Store Train!



*PS* If you have had problems with your editing in posts. Go to the settings in your dashboard and choose to update your post editor. It stopped all the strange spacing issues that I was having the other day. Thought I would pass on the tip!

Monday, March 28, 2011

{fab finds} spring into easter - projects!

I am pretty sure that there will be a TON more projects that I will be crushing on for the Spring, but here a few of the ones that I have adored so far! Kraft Paper Spring Wreath Those gorgeous ruffles are made out of kraft paper! It reminds me a lot of the coffee filter and book paper wreaths. I especially like that this wreath could easily be used year round with a quick change of the accessories. Debbie @ Happy Clippings offers a great tutorial on this project. Birdie Welcome Banner Burlap & birds...What more could a girl ask for?!? This fabulous & fun banner is made by Holly @ 504 Main Chevron Spring Pennant Banner Jen @ Tatertots and Jello made this FANTASTIC chevron pennant banner using her Silhouette SD & the new fabric interfacing... Loving that pattern & color combo!

I have a ton more things that I am in love with but I have been fighting with the formatting of this post for days, and I'm just going to post and start another one!



Friday, March 25, 2011

{instant love} vintage baby nursery

The title of this nursery is "Days of White" and this nursery captures and displays beautifully the memorable "white days" in one's life.

The nursery design is by the creative Brooke @ All Things Thrifty.

vintage nursery 1

The color palette and soft details of this shabby chic nursery are on point! My mom would absolutely die over this room. I could envision this in her cabin.

Love the homemade, whitewashed wooden door in the background. Made for $12 bucks, what a steal! White wash and the door tutorial are lovingly provided. Thanks!

vintage nursery 2

Such delicate bedding... All those lace ruffles are made out of a $25 thrift store wedding dress!

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Other room details:

Like the mobile?!? It is made out of thrift store foam Christmas ornaments!

The floral arrangement in the shadow box is actually her dried out wedding bouquet.

Lesson learned: Want beautiful, unique accessories?!? Hit up the local thrift store.

Great Job!!!



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

{fab finds} crafty goodness

I was creeping looking around on Craft-O-Maniac's blog this past weekend after a google search sent me to the canvas feature below.

My hunt started with me trying to find an awesome pillow that I saw in an etsy email one day and I cannot find it. It has vanished. :(

Anywho... I did find these great projects featured or linked up to Craft-O-Maniac's blog:

Bright Nursery Canvases

Aren't these gorgey-porgey?!? Bright & fun these whimisical nursery wall hangings would be a perfect addition to any kids room. Switch the animals & colors to fit any theme and just follow the provided tutorial... Amy @ Positively Splendid's end result is exactly as her blog says :)

Book Page Letters

Katie @ Little Things Bring Smiles did such an awesome job on these book page covered letters! Such a great job on an original concept! PS - Might have to re-create these for myself...

Little Boy Baby Bibs

The Hicks Girls are just so crafty with that freezer paper! These lil bibs are just to perfect!

Drop Cloth Ruffle Pillow

Kristin @ Ink Blots and Polka Dots has great tips & a tutorial to make this drop cloth ruffle pillow.



Friday, March 18, 2011

{FREEday} easter party packs

One of my favorite people to follow on Twitter is Jillian @ Catch My Party. Her tweets highlight great details of parties and freebies found on her site. I often find myself emailing myself links to things she mentions so I can spend more time than a red light to look over the eye candy :)

The other day she posted about some FREE Easter printables. What a perfect thing to share since St. Patty's has passed! When I went to check them out, I not only found them but 2 more sets!

Easter Printables

The original printables of my quest are made by Autumn Leah Designs and are such a Happy & Fun color palette!

The printable collection includes: party circles, invitations, food labels, favor tags, water bottle labels, and a “Happy Easter” banner.

Pastel Easter Printables

This sweet & fluffy set of printables is designed by Emily @ Magnolia Creative Co.

The printable collection includes: small party circles, large party circles, invitations, favor tags, drink flags, tented cards, party labels, and water bottle labels.

Purple and Blue Easter Printables

Last but not least, the vintage printables made by Kirsten @ Embellish.
**I dig her craft room prints in her shop!

The printable collection includes: party circles, an Easter egg hunt sign, invitations, favor tags, tented cards, water bottle labels, and a “Hoppy Easter” banner.

Thank you Jillian & Enjoy!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

{instant love} pretty packaging

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The packaging alone makes me want to buy from Danni's shop! It is so great how she takes basic office supplies and makes them into something so fun!

I am especially digging those hot air ballon wooden tags *smile.

Check out all the wonderful items in her etsy shop **I am loving the pocket watch necklaces** and visit her fantastic blog.



Friday, March 11, 2011

{FREEday} green with envy

St. Patrick's Day is just next week! Get all your green goodies made and something green to wear to avoid being pinched!

Here are a few of my favorite St. Patty's Day things:

St.Patricks Day Cupcake Toppers

Cupcake Toppers by the great Amy @ Living Locurto The rainbow cupcakes featured in the same post are too cute!

Pot O' Gold Printable

Lucky printable

Beth @ It is What It is never lets us down! Adorable printable & favor idea times 2!

Obnoxious Luck Poster

St. Patty's Day goes great with a bit of sarcasm ;)

Ellie G @ Less Cake More Frosting offers this FREE printable in a green & white option!

St. Patrick's Day FREE Printable

Stefanie @ Anna and Blue Paperie created these fun, party printables to share! Check out her blog for the goods. ***note: must have a Sribd account to download. It's FREE so join now!



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

{party envy} night owl party

Crushing on owls lately? Anj @ SnowyBliss created this creative & gorgeous night owl party for her daughters 6th birthday.

***I adore that is it not only owl themed but that its set at night since that is an owl's prime time!

Inspired by the feature @ Hostess with the Mostess, she used that concept to create a fantasy filled party that I am sure her daughter will never forget.

Night Owl Party1

Look at that table?!? What is better than a bed for a night themed party? Anj says that she can draw. Boy! Can she ever?!? The style of drawing fondly reminds me of classic Winnie-The-Pooh.

Night Owl Party2

Here's a close up of the headboard and faux window that was also drawn. Great use of a digital pack to make the graphics for "outside". Need a tablecloth for a faux bed? Just use a sheet! That is exactly what Anj did.

You can probably also spot those adorable little owls that are clipped to the sodas. They were one of the fabulous favors: hair clips.

Night Owl Party5

More owls! Anj used the tutorial from Dawn @ Not Just A Mommy! to create a whimsical mobile.

Night Owl Party3

If you are not already in Owl Heaven, you are about to be! She created a different owl for each guest! How cute are these? I want one for myself :)

Each owl had a story and adoption papers for each girl to sign and pick out a name. It is so apparent how much thought went in to this party.

Anj is also freakin' awesome for giving the all the poems for all the different owls in her party post. Thanks for sharing!

Night Owl Party4

Here's a close up of the literature that accompanied each owl.

Sigh*** Feel inspired yet? I do!



**I found this party via Living Locurto

Monday, March 7, 2011

{fab finds} diy into spring!

Ladies, I am back! I have missed my blog so much over the past 2 weeks. Being out of town for work and vacation *& more work when I got back in to town :( kept me too busy to blog.

I have been favoriting things in my Google Reader & Twitter like crazy while I've been away so that I could share all the creative goodies out there!

Here are some of my favorite things from TT&J's weekend wrap up party:

Moss Wreath

Doesn't this just scream Spring? This mossy wreath by Courtney @A Diamond In The Stuff is chock full of earthy elements and texture.

Great job on altering the add ons to fit in with her neutral color scheme.

enamel board tags

Fabulous enamel tags created by Holly @ 504 Main to be cute little companions to her recent chalkboard command center. Loving that Vintage Vibe!

Rainbow Banner

Want to add a punch of color of St. Patty's Day instead of just the standard green/gold color combo? Sweet Little Smoothie has just the answer with her Rainbow Banner tutorial!

Sunburst Mirror

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating created this wonderful wood shim mirror tutorial. Doesn't it look it belongs in a West Elm catalog?!? This also strikes my fancy since I work in the hardware industry, good job on being DIY!

Go check out TT&J's Weekend Wrap Up Party and find some of your own favorites!