Thursday, March 31, 2022

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve lovelies! Although I hate that tomorrow is April 1 because I absolutely despise April Fool's Day. In part because some people are so good at it, I have fallen for some things in recent years. But in general, life plays enough tricks on us as it is and I for one don't think it needs any help! 

It's also a reminder from my former corporate days that it's the end of the first quarter of the year already! Definitely do not miss the chaos that quarter ends used to bring on. But yikes, where did it go? Easter and Passover converge this year and are in a couple of weeks. Lots of fun ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few! 

The creative genius of Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S strikes again with a project showing how to make a Vintage Tennis Racket Flower Press! What a great way to save beautiful Spring flowers. 

Speaking of creative genius, you'll never guess what this very cool Spring Carrot started out as. Hint: you know those pictures where you have to try and see more than one image? Similar idea from The Apple Street Cottage

Penny, from Penny's Vintage Home shared this fun corner Spring Vignette (and has the printable banner available to download for free). Check out the potato masher being used to hold a card (and which will now have me on the lookout for old potato mashers at thrift stores). 

Finally, although these Chocolate Bunnies from Artsy Fartsy Mama look good enough to eat, DON'T! They're FAUX and won't melt and can be used year after year. So cute! 

Thank you to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! 

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all. Hope it's been a good week for everyone. It just officially turned Spring and we're already looking at temperatures up to 90 here in the desert. Not quite ready for that!  I forget that our seasonal transitions here are more like days vs weeks. Nonetheless, allergies always find us don't they? They've been giving me a heck of a time this week so I have not felt up to much creatively. 

Some wonderful ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look. 

With Easter approaching I am in love with these Clothespin Carrots from Laura over at Me and My Inklings. How adorable are they and easy too!

Mr. Chocolate has a thing for clocks, watches, timepieces so this upcycled and transformed Serving Tray from The House On Silverado caught my eye! Can you ever have too many serving trays? 

Another transformation...something I fantasized about as a little girl, is this amazing Book Nook from the aptly named Storyteller's Cottage! Who wouldn't want to curl up with a favorite read here?! 

This time of year I become a fiend for Robins Eggs..the coated malted milk ball eggs? They've been my favorite Easter treat since childhood. I think I need to make them special storage like these adorable Bunny Treat Jars from Artsy Fartsy Mama and what a wonderful way to share some treats! 

Thanks as always to everyone who linked up and now let's take a look at what everyone's been up to this week! 

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Whether you're drinking green beer, eating corned beef and cabbage, making Colcannon or not doing much of anything at all, hope it comes with a bit o'luck. I also hope that all of you who endured the time change this week are adjusted by now. On the one hand, it's nice here in Arizona that most of the state doesn't change. On the other, it's confusing to remember what time it is everywhere else, especially Pacific since for half of the year we are on the same time and the other half we're an hour ahead. 

And now, we fast forward into Spring, Easter, SprEaster? Lots of great ideas shared last week so let's take a look at a few!

This adorable Carrot Wreath from Creatively Beth is so perfect for Easter Decor but it's also perfectly timed since I have a project using these exact same carrots being featured in today's Hometalk Newsletter! Great minds Beth! 

Who says chicken wire is just for coops? Not creative thinkers! This Chicken Wire Cloche from Junk Is My Life is a perfect display vessel for Easter and Spring decor! 

With Easter and Passover coming up or any Spring gathering, this modern tablescape from Whispers of the Heart is crisp, bright, and fresh! 

Finally, these Black Bottom Cupcakes from The Kitchen Is My Playground are...YUM! Perfect for ANY occasion. 

Be safe, Be well. Be Creative! 

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve and almost the middle of March! Our big girl is on the mend and back to her usual self and looking forward to getting her stitches out on Monday. Found a little time this week to whip up a super easy St. Patrick's Day vignette thanks to Target and Dollar Tree. 

There were also some great ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few of them! 

This St. Patrick's Day Frame Wreath from Masterpieces of My Life is just stunning isn't it?! 

These Denim Flowers from The Apple Street Cottage are "green" in the sense of being re-purposed. So fun and easy to make and you could easily add a green bead or charm to wear for St. Patrick's Day but they go with literally EVERYTHING! 

If you want a fun snack for St. Patrick's Day, these Shamrock Pretzels from Drugstore Divas are perfect! 

Finally, if you want a spectacular finish to a St. Patrick's Day dinner, look no further than this amazing Irish Cream Mocha Layer Cake from Cindy's Online Recipe Box! Slainte! 

As always, thanks to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week! 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Seasonal Decor: St. Patrick's Day Easy Vignette


Our big furbaby girl is on the mend from her surgery last week so I grabbed a few minutes, which is literally all this takes, to add a little St. Patrick's decor. This was so easy I'm embarrassed to even make a post about it but...

  • Felt Gnomes, Target 
  • Glass Vase (On Hand)
  • Mini Clay Pot 
  • Shamrock Picks (Dollar Tree)
  • Moss (On Hand)
  • Ribbon (On Hand)
I found the gnomes at Target in their "used to be a dollar" section and couldn't resist. They were 3 for $3! How could I not? Mr. Chocolate has named them "Ginger Gnomes" because of their beards. The Shamrock picks I found at Dollar Tree and the rest of the supplies I had on hand. 

I placed some of the moss on the bottom of the vase, then placed the  mini clay pot upside down in the center. The hole in the pot made the perfect holder for the Shamrock picks so I fit as many as I could, built up the moss around the pot, pushing it down using the handle of a paintbrush, and then used the remaining picks from one pkg. I have a second package leftover!

I had the polka dot ribbon in my stash and it was just the right amount to use to tie a bow around the vase. I used the two empty tequila bottles from a Valentine's project last month to stand up two of the gnomes with the third as shown. I told you this was too easy! 

Never hurts to add a little luck right? 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

BFF Open House Almost Didn't Happen Party


Yikes! Happy March. Almost missed my own party. Been a busy week since our big furbaby had to have some surgery this week and it's been a bit like having an infant again with no sleep. So no features this week, just party. My creative endeavors this week were limited to a thank you card for the Veterinarian. 

Here we go! 

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