Thursday, June 29, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

"Fri-nally" is my newest favorite word. Or almost "Fri-nally" since it's Friday Eve. Who's looking forward to a long weekend since I'm guessing many of us are calling Monday a holiday in addition to Tuesday? 

Let's see some ideas from last week's party in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday? 

This is just one idea included in a roundup of 4th ideas that was shared by Jenny Louise Marie. You really want to check out the others! 

From Playdates to Parties also shared a great roundup of ideas!

When I first saw these fab earrings from Mich in LA I thought they were red white and blue but they would still be lots of fun to wear to a 4th of July BBQ yes? 

How's this for a festive desssert? A Patriotic Brownie With a Pretzel Crust from Marilyn's Treats. YUM! 

Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th. Now on to this week's party! 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

A great big TGI(A)F! Hope you've all had a good week. Thinking of those in the SW , especially the Phoenix area where it's been hotter than living on the sun. Stay cool and hydrated! 

Here are some great ideas from last week's party !

July 4th will be her before we know it. Hill House Homestead has a fun way to celebrate and decorate and using re-cycled jeans! Cute and practical. 

Since it's officially Summer now, how about a Summer party? Bird's Party has got you covered with a fun bright festive spread!

No mater if it's just the two of you or a whole crew of you, sometimes we all get stuck in a rut when it comes to things to do. I love this idea from My Thrift Store Addiction...A Summer Activities Treasure Chest! Love the outside makeover and the ideas inside!

How about these Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts from Brooklyn Farm Girl?! YUM!

Now , on to this week's party and THANK YOU for coming and sharing your creations here. 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Father's Day With Tim Holtz...Well His Assemblage Line

I hope everyone had a Happy Father's Day with the Dads in their lives. Sharing what I gave Mr. Chocolate which was seriously the easiest project I've ever done EVER, thanks to Tim Holtz "Assemblage" line. 

If you haven't seen it, it's available a Jo-Ann (exclusively) and if you've ever wanted to make jewelry and thought it was too difficult, you definitely want to check this out. This isn't even a sponsored post lol. I was just on my own weekly wander through there and it screamed at me. Loudly!

It comes with mix and match pieces that all work together but the best part for me was the inclusion of "MAN STUFF".  

I chose this textured leather band and these slider charms that come two in a pack. This is how simple this was: 

  • Remove strap and charm from packaging
  • Slide charm onto strap

Do I need to repeat that? 

It was serendipity when I saw the Wanderlust charm.  Little could he know the night before when he randomly brought up the term that he'd be seeing something using it the next day. We have been married for 25 years so maybe we have developed a freaky psychic connection? 

The card was simple as well. One sheet of patterned paper, some coordinating scraps, and the focal was made using graphics downloaded from Creative Market ( Boho Style collection I talked about here).  I created the focal image in PicMonkey. 

Now I have to go back and get another band to use the other charm!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Hi all and Happy Friday Eve. Wishing all of the Dads of my followers ( some of whom are themselves Dads) a very Happy Father's Day weekend! 

Let's see some ideas from last week's party before we get our party on. 

Let's start with this amazing jewelry box makeover by Doreen from The Altered Flea. I love how she lined the inside to coordinate with the outside. No wonder she says these altered jewelry boxes are her latest obsession! 

Speaking of re-purposing , check out this very cool DIY Wooden Pallet Planter from the ladies at The Perfect Storm.  Love. 

If you're looking for a dessert for the special Dad in your life, you can't go wrong with these Turtle Parfaits from A Sprinkle of Joy. YUM! 

Now on to this week's party! 



Monday, June 12, 2017

"Dreams Are Born" Printable...Free Boho Style Goodies

Happy Monday ( said few people,  if anyone,  ever). One great thing about Mondays is that means it's time for 6 new sets of FREE digital goodies from Creative Market!  

If you're finishing up any Father's Day gifts, this Boho Style set is perfect! Lots of arrows, feathers, etc. that you can use for printables, tee shirts, vinyl, whatever you can think of!  I used this set to create the above graphic. I also made a printable for you using a quote from "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie. 


Thursday, June 8, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a great first week of June. I'm sure the past and next couple of weeks are big "last day of school" weeks for everyone, even for us grad school parents. 

Here are some great ideas from last week's party. 

Stephanie from Somewhat Simple has a great roundup of Father's Day gifts. If you can't find an idea there, I'm not sure it exists!

Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle has a wonderful image transfer tutorial for a custom ordered Farmhouse Sign. Farmhouse decor is so popular right now and being able to customize what you want in your sign is perfect. 

Tassels are another thing I'm seeing everywhere. Decor, jewelry, clothes. Leslie from From Playdates to Parties has an easy tutorial to make your own for far less than you'd spend at the store. 

Finally, one of my never ending bucket list of things to master is to make pretty cakes like this awesome Unicorn Cake from Bird's Party

Now, on to this week's party! Thanks for coming :) 


Monday, June 5, 2017

Maybe I Should Change My Blog Name To The Answer Is Coffee? Printables!

Or, maybe I should change it to "The Answer Is Mochas" to be even more specific! If you read my posts, you know I don't get through the day without them!

Imagine my absolute joy when this week's freebies from Creative Market  included another of my absolute favorites, hand lettering, combined with another favorite,  FREE all rolled into one downloadable set of Hand Lettered Coffee Quotes !

  • Coffee? Check
  • Hand Lettering? Check
  • Free? Check

What's not to be happy about? I'm happier than  me with a mocha.  Seriously if you are on the lookout for fonts and digital images you need to bookmark Creative Market and every Monday they release 6 new items for .... you guessed it FREE. 

In this set you get all of these hand lettered quotes. Aren't they great? You also get them in black on a white background ( plus more). I broke these apart so I could use them individually and make you things like the above "Coffee Coffee Coffee" printable that's sized 8x10 when brought to full resolution.  I also made it in the reverse: 

There's a great chalkboard background that also comes with this set so of course I had to play with it! 

Update: After I posted this one, I noticed that "of" should be "for" . Since I can't edit it, I plopped a little heart over it. 


Needless to say, the possibilities are endless. Go get these and hope you like these printables! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Jr. / Friday Eve and Happy June! How on earth is it June? Thanks for hanging with me and understanding the lack of features last week. Month end craziness at work just ate my brain. 

These features are from last week's party and the party the week before. 

First up is this gorgeous thrift store makeover from Raven Would. Love what Kileen did with this down to the casters she added and the shabby chic finish. 

With Graduation season upon us, My Busy Beehives has got some elegant printables perfect for any Grad! 

Who doesn't love an Ikea Hack? I love seeing the creative ways people make their stuff (already so cool) even more amazing. Sara from Find It Fix It or Build It has 23 Ikea Hacks for you!

 Finally, what better way to end the week / start the weekend than with a batch of these Sour Cream Double Chocolate Chip Cookies! Visit Crazy About Expresso for the recipe! 

Now, on to this week's party!