Showing posts with label Claire Justine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Claire Justine. Show all posts

Thursday, June 22, 2023

BFF Open House


Happy Officially Summer! With yesterday marking the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year, we are officially in Summer mode. It's easy for me to forget since "Summer" can feel like it starts in April/May here. In fact, if I recall correctly, we had our first 100 degree day in April. 

I'm still discovering all the arts events and activities in the Tucson area and I subscribe to a newsletter that highlights things to do each weekend. The coolest thing was included in this week's. Raise your hand if you grew up with pink erasers. Me! Check this out! 

This local artist is creating 100 unique rubber stamps out of pink erasers

"Serena Rios McRae, also known as Cactus Clouds Art, has spent the last several months carving detailed designs into pink erasers."

You can read more at the link. I love this!  

Hope everyone who celebrated the Fathers in their lives had a great Father's Day. Now let's take a look at some of the wonderful ideas shared at last week's party! With Fourth of July approaching, there were lots of fun ideas. 

Master Pieces of My Life shared this amazing Vintage Ribbon Flag. All of the different textures really make this special! 

The Apple Street Cottage shared these fun DIY Firecrackers! No risk of fire and so pretty!

Fresh Vintage by Lisa S shared this wonderful Envelope Patriotic Pillow. A great accent, for indoors or out!

And while these Hot Air Balloon Madeleines aren't Fourth of July per se, they could be with different icing colors but they're also just too darn cute and perfect for Summer parties. From Claire Justine. 

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, April 6, 2023

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve, Easter Weekend, Passover! Our weather in the desert continues to be WILD. Red flag wind advisory on Monday, freeze warning and 29 degrees when I woke up yesterday, 90s by the weekend. I know it's been crazy in other parts of the country too. 

I shared my Easter and Passover cards here: Layered Easter and Passover Cards. I had a lot of fun with them and can't wait to start working on Mother's Day cards. 

Lots of creativity as always at last week's party so let's take a look at some ideas!

If you're looking for a last-minute but easy Easter decor project, look no further than this Bunny Carrot Basket from Artsy Va Va

If you're doing some Spring thrifting or freecycling, or just have a piece you've been wanting to make over, check out the transformation of this Spoon Carved Desk from Junk Is My Life.

If you're looking for a fun party idea, check out this Escape Room Party from Simple Joys.

Finally, if you're thinking ahead to a Mother's Day celebration or also perfect for showers whether baby or wedding, this Spring Mocha Fudge Cake from Claire Justine is perfect!

Thanks to everyone who linked up and whatever you're doing this weekend, enjoy! 

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve, and Happy (almost) Valentine's Day! After almost 32 years of marriage, we don't do a big thing. I'll probably still make a nice dinner and dessert but I've kinda outgrown it. That's not being a Debbie Downer for anyone who does it up big. For us, it's about the day-to-day love we know we have for each other. The little things that you do just because. But am I ever not going to celebrate a day in which chocolate features so prominently? Hello! 

I do love making special Valentine's cards to send to friends and family. I shared those here: Black White Gold and Pink Valentine's Cards In recent years, I've enjoyed celebrating Galentine's Day with friends. I made some special gifts I'll share next week. 

Thanks for another great party. Seeing the link-ups is a weekly treat for me. Let's take a look at a few of the wonderful ideas shared so this week, I'm featuring treats that are perfect for Valentine's Day. 

Claire Justine shared Heart Shaped Recipes to make for Valentine's Day and isn't this gorgeous?!

Then there are these Kahlua Mocha Parfaits from The Kitchen Is My Playground. So much little time! 

If you're not into chocolate (*GASP*...just kidding I know not everyone is or people have allergies etc.) then this Lemon Cheesecake With Lemon Curd and Blueberry Sauce would be lovely! From Scratch Made Food For Hungry People

Finally, couldn't resist these Fancy Pigs In A Blanket from Homemade On A Weeknight. This hits on so many levels: childhood memories and adult appetizers. Comfort food. Perfect if you're celebrating with kids but want to make them feel fancy. You name it! 

Now, onto this week's party! 

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all! Survived April Fool's Day without falling for anything...woo hoo! Wish I was surviving allergies as well but I think switching up meds is helping but I did scare someone in the grocery store parking lot with a loud sneeze! 

I hope you've all had a great week and are enjoying Spring. A week from Friday begins Passover and then Easter is that Sunday so next week is a busy one with lots of preparation. 

I had a lot of fun making a gift for one of my younger cousins who's expecting a baby this month. You can see it here: Layered Rose Monogram and Coordinating Baby Card

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

Artsy VaVa shared the cutest Bunny Trail sign done with perfect vintage aging! 

Creatively Beth shared this gorgeous Watercolor Bunny that is so cute! 

Looks like another trip to Dollar Tree for me because I didn't see these little houses last time I was there are they are too cute! From Life As A LEO Wife!

Finally, if you're looking for something amazing to add to your Easter table, you can't go wrong with these Blueberry Buttermilk Scones from Claire Justine!

Thank you to all who linked up and let's see what you've been up to this week!

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

BFF Open House

Happy Friday Eve all! I know the days run together especially as we've been staying home but how did it get to be the end of April already?! Hope everyone had a good week and is staying safe and healthy. 

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

This DIY wood flower basket is made from....PAINT STICKS. I think the hardware stores figured out that crafters love paint sticks because I know I've seen them at both Home Depot and Lowes in packages for sale. From The DIY Dreamer and perfect for Mother's Day. 

Another great wood project is this very cool black and white Wall Hanging from Unique Creations By Anita. So many color combination possibilities! 

Stencils aren't just for walls or furniture! Check out how Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S used on on a Flannel Shirt! 

I have been seeing more recipes combining sweet and savory and/or using herbs in things you wouldn't normally associate with them. These Chocolate and Basil Muffins from Claire Justine look AMAZING! 

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

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party Apology Edition

Soooo...I kinda forgot my own party last week and by the time I realized it, too late! My sincerest apologies. Had some medical stuff on my mind and just oops'd! Hope you all had a wonderful and fun Halloween!

Let's take a look at some of the great ideas shared the week before. 

If you're planning your Thanksgiving dessert table or something to bring, check out this No Bake Apple Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake from Marilyn's Treats. How perfect for the season! 

A must Pin for next year! These Witch Hats and Broomsticks from Claire Justine are too cute! 

These Owl Soap Bars from Handmade Weekly would be a "hoot" to make and give as a hostess gift if you're going somewhere for Thanksgiving . 

Finally, I'm always looking for more ways to use my Instant Pot. This Tuscan Chicen Pasta from Pots and Planes is definitely one to try! 

OK let's see what all you makers have been up to this week ( and last week lol) !

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