Showing posts with label Artsy VaVa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artsy VaVa. Show all posts

Thursday, July 2, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy July! Here's hoping the second half of this year is less eventful than the first half. Hope that you are all staying healthy, and if not wealthy, wise about masking, distancing, and hand washing! 

Let's see some inspiring ideas from last week's party !


If you remember the Boho Patriotic Star from Artsy VaVa from last week, you have to check out this piece she did to match it in "Red, White and Boho Part II" and you really have to check out her post to see the condition it was in and what she had to get through! 


Fourth of July and Summer are the perfect times for S'Mores. But not everyone has a campfire or can be outside to make them. Too hot here in the desert plus I'm in high danger wildfire country. The Inspired Prairie has got a fabulous roundup of 15 Ways To Make S'Mores that not only covers some indoor options but different takes on this Summer classic. I like these Chocolate Chip Cookie S'Mores but there are 14 other variations!  

There's always a need for a memo board. No matter how paperless we think we are, there are still things I need to keep handy and not on my laptop or phone. Southern Sunflowers shared a thrifty way to dress one or a couple of them up! 


Since we've all been staying home more, I've seen a renewed interest in baking, especially bread making. Here's a delicious variation shared by Morsels of Life : Chai Tea Bread. The yumminess of a Chai in bread form and topped w/ toasted coconut. Perfect to enjoy w/ a cup of Chai or other tea, or coffee or just anything! 

Now, let's see what everyone's up to this week. Have a safe and happy Fourth! 

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

BFF Open House


It's April already. The world is a hot mess. Thank goodness for crafting! So grateful that my bug from last week turned out not to be "it". Thank you for all the well wishes!

It's so overwhelming reading / watching the news. I hope you are all well and safely social distancing. 



Loving these earrings from My Bijou Life ( and there's a pretty necklace to go with!). Perfect for Spring. 

Many people have been making their own disinfectant for reasons other than the virus that is trying to take over the world. Now , more than ever ( especially if stores are completely wiped out) here's one way to use natural ingredients. From The Organized Dream


This could be a fun project to do alone or if you have kiddos home from school. I saw a similar one of these wood bunnies on my last physical trip to Michaels a few weeks ago (BTW I did their Curbside Pickup last week and it was easy and great and my order was perfect ) or pin for next year. From Artsy VaVa


Finally, if you're missing your favorite donut shop or just need a new snack w/ everyone at home, check out these Cinnamon Sugar Donuts from Lou Lou Girls. YUM! 

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

Keep calm and wash your hands





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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, December 26, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve and day after Christmas all. Hope everyone celebrating Christmas had a wonderful one. It was a fun day at Casa Chocolate. 

Let's see some ideas from last week's party!


I love the simplicity and impact of this red painted framed Scrabble tile word art from DIY Vibes ! Smaller frames would work well as ornaments too. 



Artsy Va Va is back with this creative beadboard Christmas tree, mounted to a piece of corrugated metal. Rustic and festive!


Speaking of creative trees, check out this rake head turned Christmas tree door wreath from My Thrift Store Addiction


Finally, and this would be great for a New Year's brunch table, check out this gorgeous Braided Nutella Brioche from Treat and Trick. YUM! 

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



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Thursday, December 12, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all. December is slowing down for no one. After losing a week to my back going out the halls are now fully decked and my Christmas and Hanukkah cards are made. Hope all your projects are coming together. I get my best present ever when PhD "Boy" comes home next week! 

Here are some ideas from last week's party!


Gnomes are everywhere! I have always loved them and Bird's Party has free templates for these cuties and the best part? They're NO SEW! 


The Organized Dream  shared these fantastic Buffalo Plaid Christmas Printables that would be great framed or for the inside of a handmade card. 


I adore the name of this project from Artsy VaVa as much as I do the project itself. Scrap wood and paint and you have "Not Your Mama's Christmas Village". 


Christmas is the perfect time for a Trifle and Marilyn's Treats has one that looks amazing. Presenting Death by Peanut Butter and Chocolate Trifle! 

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


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Thursday, August 8, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all! The only bad thing about vacation, is getting back into the work groove after vacation so this week has both flown by and dragged at the same time if that makes any sense. 

Glad to see it hasn't slowed down anyone's creativity ( well, anyone else's!). Here are some ideas from last week's party!


Who else can't walk by the Target Dollar ( or more) Spot without stopping? They knew what they were doing! So did Chas, from Chas's Crazy Creations with this tray she picked up there! 


I love a good upcycle and you have to see the condition of this char My Thrift Store Addiction made over! Didn't it turn out great?!


Speaking of upcycles, I dare you to guess what these awsome Patina'd Little Vases started out as. You'll have to visit Artsy Va Va to find out but suffice it to say they're something we all likely have on hand ! 


Finally, look at this delicious Spinach Raspberry Salad from Fluster Buster! Yum!

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



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Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Happy Friday eve all! Week's flown by, almost literally, for me. It was super windy here yesterday and hoping that's done with. Hope you all have had a great week! Who's preparing to watch the last season of Game of Thrones starting on Sunday? Huge fan here. 

OK let's have a look at some great ideas from last week's party!


With Easter and Passover approaching, eggs are a big decor item. LOVE these Botanical Eggs from Artsy VaVa! 


Look how cute this table setting is from Kippi At Home! You really have to check out all of the ideas for a lovely table and this is the KIDS table! 


Thrift store makeovers are one of my faves, and this Farmhouse Sign from The Organized Dream is no exception. 

Finally, this would make quite the impression as an Easter dessert don't you think? Espresso  Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce from Marilyn's Treats




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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Happy Friday eve all! Had to check to make sure I wasn't still in Washington because it's SNOWING here where I am in Arizona. Yes, Arizona gets snow at the Grand Canyon , Flagstaff, etc. but I'm nowhere near there. Yikes! 

Now that I'm over ( well not really ) my shock, here are some ideas from  last week's party! 



St. Patrick's Day is next month and even if you aren't Irish or Catholic, it's a fun day to have some fun. How about this cute paper straw wreath from Try It Like It


Do you like to switch up your phone case but don't want to spend a fortune ( have you priced some of them lately?!) ? Check out this DIY makeover from Artsy VaVa


I'm always on the lookout for new papercrafting techniques and I can't wait to try this crayon resist technique Paper Seedlings used to make this card. Love all the shading and the texture! 


Finally, how about this marbled quick bread from Treat N Trick? YUMMY. Perfect to make just because or maybe as a neighbor treat? 

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