Monday, January 21, 2019

Valentine's Day : Blasts From The Past

Yay! I have my laptop back and didn't lose anything and I'm so happy! Have some photo editing to do for some things I've worked on recently and have to re-install some stuff,  but in the meantime, thought I would take a trip down memory lane and re-up a few Valentine's Day home decor and card projects from past years.  Projects are linked in the titles. 

Home Decor

This is a really quick way to add some Valentine's decor that can actually stay up all year long and not look out of place. Neutral colors make it versatile. 

Valentine Canvas Bling Arrow

This is another thing that you can leave up all year long. 

DCWV Bling XO Letters

I actually did this in "traditional" Valentine's colors ( primarily since it was a stash bust from an extra charger I had from Christmas)

Love You and Me


Mizuhiki Cord Valentine's Cards:

Handmade cards using Mizuhiki Cord (found w/ Origami supplies)

DCWV Decor Noir Valentines

Metallic and Bright Valentine's Day Cards:

Valentine's Cards 2013

Grey and White Valentine

Hope you've found some inspiration!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all ! Limping along here on a borrowed laptop but will be back to normal ( fingers crossed) next week. So this again will be a party with just "party, no features" . Thanks for your understanding! 

Anyone going to Creativation this weekend here in Phoenix? I've wanted to go to this for years and the one time it's in a city I'm in, I have a wedding to go to lol. Hoping it's here again next year. 

OK let's see what everyone's been up to! 


Thursday, January 10, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party

Well, I hope your week is ending better than mine. My laptop decided to be very uncooperative when I most need it for a few things so this week's party will be just party no features since I need to to do this on my phone. 

Here's to the weekend !


Thursday, January 3, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party : On Time and With Features

Happy New Year all! Hope everyone's 2019 is off to a great start. After being sick over most of the holidays  I'm actually here on time with features this week.

We don't take our Christmas stuff down right after Christmas so I still have Christmas everywhere and on the brain. I'm not quite ready for all of the Valentine's stuff I've seen in stores. Pin this  lovely DIY Ornament Centerpiece project for next year from Miss Kopy Kat. 

I also fell in love with this beautiful Christmas Cake from Liz at Howling At The Moon

Now that the holidays are over, I'm excited to get back to my newest passion I started in late 2018, paint pouring. This Happy Mommy has a take on it with this fun  Drip Painting project:

Finally, when I moved to the desert, I must say I didn't expect to see snow! Yep. It snowed on NYE and it's been cooooolllllld , which makes this Tortilla Soup recipe from All That's Jas a must make! 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to so far this year!


Friday, December 28, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party : Britney Spears Edition

As in..."Oops I did it again" and forgot my own party. Blame it on getting back to work and still recovering from this cold that's lingered too long. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some down time with loved ones. Despite being sick, it's been a fantastic visit with our son and for the first time in 7 years, got to spend Christmas with the Mumster which was lovely. 

Very excited that Santa (aka Mr. Chocolate) brought a Cricut Explore Air2 for me to play with and it's in my signature color: BLACK! 

OK I'll get back to features ( and an on time party ) next week. Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year!


Friday, December 21, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

YIKES! Not just that Christmas is four days away but I forgot my own party! It's been a crazy week. Took it off to spend time w/ family including PhD man (son) who's here for the holidays and instead......came down with the worst cold courtesy of Mr. Chocolate which we have unavoidably passed on to the son and it's just been a lovely hackathon week. How're you all? 

Hopefully you can understand why I'm late w/ the party which we'll just jump right into OK? 

Wishing you all a very Merry ( and healthy) Christmas!!!


Thursday, December 13, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all. Can you believe we're already at the end of the second week of December? Preparations are kicking into high ( higher?) gear! 

Let's take a look at some inspiring ideas from last week's party!

If (unlike me)  you're down to the wrapping stage, The Organized Dream has some wonderful ideas to up your wrapping game. 

If you're still decorating or making handmade gifts, check out Our Hopeful Home for some very easy but elegant DIY Christmas Pillow ideas. 

Here's a new take on a DIY snow globe that's absolutely genius....a Dollar Store Gumball Machine! From Repurpose and Upcycle.

Finally, I love this idea for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party from Mamas Wallet ( isn't that an accurate blog name?!) 

Complete with ideas for everything from invitations, printables, games, foods, and places for guests to get their sweaters or resources to make them. 

OK now let's see what you've all been up to this week !