Thursday, March 26, 2020

BFF Open House ... Party, No Features


Hi all, got a bug. So far, don't think it's "that bug" but a bug of some kind. Monitoring symptoms. And yes, I have been washing my hands like I'm prepping for surgery all day every day to make fun of my own teasing. 

All party, no features this week. Hope you're all doing well and 

WASH YOUR HANDS! 

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Spring! Wash your hands. Hope everyone's surviving sheltering in place / social distancing. Wash your hands. Crafters and introverts, this is our moment! It's like our Olympics! We've trained for this. Wash your hands. 

All joking aside, I do hope that you're all well and have what you need. In a very stressful time, I'm seeing people come together ( in our own spaces) through sharing talents , ideas, recipes online. 


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


Since St. Patrick's Day fell victim to our current situation, Pin this for next year. A Cookie Cutter Four Leaf Clover from Chas's Crazy Creations. She used as a trivet but you could easily hang or add to a wreath. 


I love this whole vignette but the star is the Book Bundle. I've seen these for sale for $$ ( back when I occasionally left the house and could) and in magazines and on shows. Dragonfly Treasure shows you how you can make your own!

Nothing says Spring like eggs. They feature prominently in religious and non religious celebrations as a reminder of renewal. These Rustic Eggs from the The DIY Dreamer are so clean and perfect! 


And finally,  here's a yummy dessert for St. Patrick's Day or anytime: 


I especially love the title: NO-BAKE BAILEYS COOKIES & CREAM YUM YUM from The Kitchen Is My Playground

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week!


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Thursday, March 12, 2020

BFF Open House

Greetings Creative Friends, I hope that everyone is holding up as well as possible with the pandemic we're all dealing with. So far here in the desert it hasn't been as bad as in some other locations. My heart is with my former state of Washington which has been hit hard. 

REMINDER: 


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


With many of us practicing Social Distancing and/or schools starting to close, here's a fun at home activity for St. Patrick's Day from DIY Vibes. A St. Patrick's Day Word Search!



Boxwood wreaths can be pricey but here's an inexpensive project that doesn't look it, from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S


I am in LOVE with this upcycled Geometric Dresser shared by Unique Creations by Anita. The colors, the pattern...everything! 


Finally, if you are looking for a special desert for St. Patrick's Day, look no further than this Chocolate Cake with Bailey's Frosting from Bird's Party. Oh My Yum! 

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


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Thursday, March 5, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy March and National Craft Month all! As we're all being vigilant about the Coronavirus, my new favorite reminder: 


Now, let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party!


How cute is this Split Ball Wreath from Kippi At Home?! The wooden balls are flat on one side which makes them lay down so nicely. 


I also really love this idea from DIY Vibes, using a green wreath against a natural wood piece of wall art. Really the whole mantel is lovely! 


How cute is this Spring / Easter vignette from Penny's Treasures?! The carrot holders are actually repurposed chair springs! Creative! 

Finally, we tend to think of this next idea as strictly Christmastime but this take on a Yule Log totally works for St. Patrick's Day. From Seasonal Holiday Recipe Exchange


You could also  put a pot of gold aka Rolos or any other gold foil wrapped candies to go with! 

Time to see what everyone's been up to this week. Wash those hands!



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Thursday, February 27, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday eve all and I know I am always going on about how fast time goes by but seriously, HOW is it already the end of February?! I need one of these genius tech people to figure out a way to slow time down.

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


Don't have a digital cutting machine? Don't need one to make these cute Mickey and Minnie "LOVE" signs. Drugstore Divas has the details! 

Seems like there are fewer and fewer things to laugh about anymore so this Ombre card from Paper Seedlings is a great reminder for all of us. Who wouldn't smile getting one of these? 


I think DIY Vibes just found a solution to a space I've been trying to decide how to fill. I love this Mason Jar Wall Decor idea which would work for fresh or silk flowers. 


Finally, it's that pre-Spring weird weather where it's either cold one day, warm the next or even within the same day. This Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is just the thing to warm up the cold days and not be too hot on the warm days. From The Kitchen Is My Playground.


Time to see what everyone's been up to this week! 


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Thursday, February 20, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve everyone! Hope everyone had a LOVEly Valentine's Day. Let's take a look at some of the fun ideas shared at last week's party. 


Whether you make your own or find one already made, Tiered Trays are a fun way to show off a collection or use for storage. The Organized Dream has a roundup of 15 different Spring Tiered Trays to check out. 


If you're like me, you take more and more pictures on your phone and then don't do much with them. I really love this idea from Artsy VaVa of using photos to make a lantern. What a great way to remember a special trip or occasion. 


We are surrounded by bunnies and not a day goes by where there aren't some playing outside. If you're looking for a different type of bunny, check out this cute Candy Pocket from DIY Party Mom.  


This cake is accurately named: Addiction Chocolate Cake because I know once I started, I'd be hooked! From Marilyn's Treats. YUM! 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 


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Thursday, February 13, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Valentine's Day Eve all! Hope everyone's had a good week and you're all set for whatever you're doing tomorrow (including nothing at all!). Here are some ideas if you've waited til the last minute or to pin for next year. 



Gnomes are everywhere! This adorable 6x6 painting from Artsy VaVa is so cute and can stay up all year round. The colors are fresh and non-traditional proving Valentine's Day isn't all red and pink. 


If neutrals are more your thing, then this Burlap and Button Heart project from My Thrift Store Addiction is perfect. 


Chas, from Chas's Crazy Creations is back w/ another great Dollar Tree based project. 


Finally, how about some Red Velvet Waffles for a special breakfast? Yum!! From We Dish It Up

Sending hugs and kisses to all of you who come to visit each week! 

Let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 


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Thursday, February 6, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all. Sorry but it's been a craptacular week so all party, no features. Thanks for understanding! 


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Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Happy Friday Eve and not sure how it's already the end of January already. Hope you've all had a creative week and those of you watching the big "Sportsball" game are ready. 

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



Even if you think you're not a jewelry maker, you can make this cute Valentine's Charm Necklace shared by The DIY Dreamer. How fun would these be for Moms, Sisters, Daughters Grandmas etc.? So many possibilities and easy to find supplies! 


Another fun thing to make for yourself or to give as a gift ( Galentine's / Valentine's Day) is a lip scrub like this DIY Orange and Brown Sugar one from Kiku Corner.  They are so great for exfoliating and getting that dead skin off, making your lips ready for moisturizing and of course, kissing!



I see lots of creative Hot Cocoa bars around the holidays and love this Chocolate 'n Chintz Valentine's Coffee Corner from Love My Little Cottage . There's something for everyone. Coffee lovers, chocolate lovers, neither, both! 


And finally, wouldn't these Valentine's Sugar Cookies be perfect in that Coffee Corner? From Two Chicks and a Mom

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



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Thursday, January 23, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope your week has gone well. Let's see some ideas from last week's party! 


You may still be able to find some clearance Christmas ornaments or have some leftover that you didn't use. This idea from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S is a great way to transform them into a great Valentine's wreath. 


Flights aren't just for airplanes! Lots of craft distilleries and restaurants offer Flights of everything from ciders to Bourbons and Handmade Weekly has a great way to make your own Flight Board. 


Have you ever double thrifted? Cecelia from My Thrift Store Addiction made over a recent thrifty find with a previous thrifty find. That's what I call a double thrift! Love these Toile Covered Hearts and Letters. 


Finally, I couldn't resist this fun drink which would be perfect for Valentine's Day but it caught my eye because of the name, especially being of a certain age. It's The Gilligan's Island Cocktail from The Kitchen Is My Playground. Yep, now you're humming the theme song too! 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 


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