Thursday, July 30, 2015

BFF Open House #217

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all! Hard to believe this is the last party of July but here we are. Here are some fun links from last week's party I think you'll enjoy.

I adore this gorgeous table from Artsy VaVa. Just love it. The crispness of the orange flower against the white backdrop just brings a happy to my face! 

I have always wanted an armillary (aka metal orb thingie) but they can be sooooo pricey. I love this idea from Engineer Mommy (who lives up to her name) who came up with a genius alternative. 

Now that College Boy is Mr. Future PhD, I'm a little nostalgic for the days of back to school. Alayna's Creations has a lovely idea for a Back to School Mom's Brunch. Speaking of which, this week's chocolate feature would be a perfect addition : 

Brownie Sundae Cookies from Upstate Ramblings. YUM!

Now on to this week's fun! 


Thursday, July 23, 2015

BFF Open House #216

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday eve folks. Hope it's been a good one for all of you. It's been busy but not as crazy as last week on this end. 

Here are some features from last week's party! 

Sometimes you have to go old school. I'm fascinated by this salt water etching technique that Upstate Ramblings shared to personalize her son's stainless steel water bottle for camp. Check it out!

Whether you have a guest bathroom or just like to add a little something to your bathroom for guests, Woods of Bell Trees has a wonderful idea. Minty Pineapple Soaps. Wouldn't these make a wonderful hostess gift too?!

I can't get enough Marquee Letter ideas. Whether you buy them completely pre-made, ready to decorate, or DIY like these from Crafting In The Rain, I just love them! 

This week's chocolate feature is not only delicious looking but it's "skinny" and only takes 5 ingredients! From Engineer Mommy

So now on to this week's party! 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

BFF Open House #215

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday eve all! It's been one of those weeks so no features this week. I'll include in next week's party. Happy mid-July and let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

BFF Open House #214

The Answer Is Chocolate

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! We'll jump right into this week's features! 

The "force" was definitely with this feature.  Here at casa Chocolate, we just finished watching the original Star Wars Trilogy because we nerd hard.  I am going to hear about why I didn't make a cake like this. Check out Lou Lou Girls blog for the how to. It's out of this world! (Couldn't help myself!)

Rustic signs are very on trend right now but they can also be pricey. Brenda from Much More Creative shows you how to make your own for less. 

The Pin Junkie shared one of my favorite combinations: pretty and practical. Love this easy cord keeper using clothespins and washi tape. 

This week's chocolate feature will "bust" your bubble. Check out this Buster Bar Dessert from Grandparent's Plus. YUM! 

Now for this week's party !


Thursday, July 2, 2015

BFF Open House #213

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve and Fourth of July Weekend all! It is uncharacteristically HOT here in the PNW. We are not equipped for this. That may be part of what influenced this week's features because they're all things perfect for Summer entertaining. 

Let's start with a loaded potato salad. Perfect side dish for picnics, potlucks, cookouts etc. ! Visit Gator Mommy Reviews for the recipe. 

How refreshing does this Blackberry Limeade look?! Perfect for a hot day. Visit Upstate Ramblings for the how-to. 

These Strawberry Brownie Skewers from One Little Project look divine , look like a lot more work than they are, and did I mention look DIVINE? 

Speaking of brownies ( because really, can you ever speak of brownies too much? ) how about these  Jumbo Brownie Cupcakes from Engineer Mommy? Yes please. 

OK on to this week's party!