Showing posts with label Fresh Vintage by Lisa S. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fresh Vintage by Lisa S. Show all posts

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Happy Friday Eve and Happy Spring All! Hope you've all had a great week.  A little calmer on this end so thanks for understanding no features last week. 

Starting off with these sweet Watercolor Carrots from Mamas Brush. This is more as a reminder than a project tutorial but a reminder of what? A reminder that our creativity doesn't have to be perfect ( whatever that really means) in order for us to be happy with it or for it to be considered art. There's a great reminder in the post: 

Are they perfect? No. But they are fun. And that’s my only requirement for being happy with something I’ve created. 🙂
(As an aside: I never pursued my love of drawing when I was younger because I always though everything had to be perfect… what a game changer this new way of thinking is!)

I think this is a reminder we can all use. I know I can!

I  know what you're thinking: "That bunny's going to melt out there in the grass". HA HA Lisa, from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S fooled us. It's a Faux Chocolate Bunny she's painted to look like a real one.

Speaking of chocolate ( hello, you know where you are lol ) these Mint Oreo Cookie Balls would be a nice addition to a special Easter Basket or dessert table. From Butter With A Side of Bread:

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


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Thursday, March 7, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party

Hi all and welcome back to another party here at The Answer Is Chocolate! Hope everyone's had a wonderful week!  I'm going to get right to the party because time is short ( like me!)

I love tags. It's a great way for me to use up scraps and other materials. I also love re-purposing things because there's SO much packaging and waste. So here's a project where the two come together. Faux Debossed Gift Tags from Suzer Space

How pretty is  this rustic horseshoe and succulent Wall Art from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S? You could put one up for St. Patrick's Day or just because. 

I'm really going to have to get one of the Dremel engravers like the one Chas from Chas's Crazy Creations used to make this votive holder. Possibilities are endless and love how this one turned out. 

Finally, here's a creative twist on Rice Krispies Treats: Rice Krispies Mountains from Mamas Brush

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


Thursday, February 28, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party

Friday eve greetings friends! Happy to say the snow from last week is all gone , the sun is back up in the sky and it's supposed to be in the high 70s in the desert once again like it should be. Whew! Hope you all have had a great week. I got to see my favorite Auntie whom I haven't seen in far too long. 

It's the end of February already! Yikes. Let's take a look at some of the great ideas from last week's party. 

As much as I love making cards, I also love getting them and when friends and family send me special ones, I tuck them away. Shoppe No. 5 has a great way to create art from them. Love this idea! 

Want a really cool piece of St. Patrick's decor without spending a lot? Check out this great Target find makeover Shamrock sign from Chas' Crazy Creations

Would you believe this heart is WOOD? I wasn't going to give it away but I'm so amazed at how it looks like a vintage rusty metal heart. Check out the how to at Fresh Vintage by Lisa S

Finally, with Spring and Easter right around the corner, these Rustic DIY Carrots from The Organized Dream are just the thing. Love them!

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


Thursday, February 14, 2019

BFF Open House

Happy Love Day all ! We pass on all the hoopla and just enjoy that there's a day to tell those we love that we love them but whatever you're doing, I hope your day is filled with LOVE

Here are some ideas from last week's party that are perfect for V-Day, Spring, or any time of year! 

There can never be too much love nor can it be said too many times. So if you want to keep that reminder up all the time, this Wire Art from Lisa at Fresh Vintage by Lisa S is perfect!!

Never one to pass up a good upcycle, this re-purposed etched bottle from Chas' Crazy Creations is right up my alley. There's something about etched / frosted glass that attracts me every time!

St. Patrick's Day is next month and while I don't do a lot of decorating, it's always nice to have a little touch here and there. What better way than with a printable? The Organized Dream has you covered. 

Finally, it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without chocolate right? These slow cooker fudge brownies from Looney For Food will do the trick! There's a very secret ingredient too!

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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

BFF Open House

Happy Friday Eve all and to all of you in the path of the Polar Vortex...I hope you're staying inside, warm, pipes aren't frozen etc.  PhD Man ( Son ) is smack in the center of it in Chicago and despite is telling him to stay put yesterday just had to go pick up his comics that are released every Wednesday.  Layered up in long underwear, two layers of pants, four shirts, his heaviest coat, boots, scarves two hats and a hood lol. Reminded my of the little brother from "A Christmas Story" 

Image result for a christmas story can't put my arms down

I guess you don't want to hear it's in the high 60's 70's here in the desert? Don't worry. We'll get ours in the Summer when we're living on the Sun. 

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

If you're looking for last minute ideas for your Super Bowl party this weekend, Leslie over at From Play Dates to Parties has got you covered with free printables! 

If you're not much into the big game and want to craft something, Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S has a great upcycle. Perfect for any leftover gift tins you may have from Christmas. 

Check out these faux leather earrings from Try It Like It.  These were made using the Cricut Maker but could also be done either freehand or using dies I'm sure. 

Finally, one thing I really want to do is be able to attend a blog conference or two.  A Labour of Life has taken the time to help us all out and make a list of upcoming conferences. I recently attended a blogger meetup in advance of Creativation and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow creatives and bloggers and I look forward to doing more of it! 

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


Thursday, October 18, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've survived the week. I have, barely, but fortunately taking tomorrow off and told my day job to lose my cell number. 

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

I am a total coffee queen. So this coffee tray from Lisa at Fresh Vintage by Lisa S definitely caught my eye! Love!

If you've seen teal pumpkins in the stores it's not just because it's a fun color to play with . Teal pumpkins let your Trick or Treaters know that you have non-food options available to them. This is a very important thing for those with food allergies and makes Halloween more inclusive for children who have them. Learn more and check out these ideas at Kippi At Home

Do you have something on hand that you would love to make into something else? Using a mold is an easy way to do that. Sheri, from Hazel and Gold Designs shows you how to use a silicone putty to do just that! 

Finally, how cute are these Spiderweb Cookies from Family Cookie Recipes

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


Thursday, September 20, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve once again. Best day of the week! Not only because tomorrow's Friday but because I get to see all the wonderful creativity you share each week. 

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

Leanna from Faeries and Fauna is back with another wonderful project. This one modeled on a clam basket. Large baskets are hard to find and when you do they can get pricey so I love that you can make this and make it any size you choose!

Who doesn't have an empty tissue box? Save your next one to make this Upcycled Halloween Candy Container from Marie at DIY Adulation.

I have been in love with Velvet Pumpkins since I first saw them but Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S has now added Velvet Acorns which take things to another level! She did these in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I know this is the time of year that Pumpkin lovers rejoice, so all of you who are need to check out these gorgeous Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls from Butter With A Side of Bread

Now let's see what you've all been up  to this week. Thank you for visiting!


Thursday, August 30, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all and welcome to the last party of August! Can you believe it's September in a couple of days? I cannot. We're finally moved in and manically unboxing. 

Let's take a look at some ideas shared at last week's party OK? 

I'm smitten with the Industrial look that's so popular right now but even DIY'ing it can add up. Would you believe these are PVC? Much cheaper than buying metal and looks just as good! From Domestic Deadline

With Fall around the corner ( although this will be a different one for me...first one in the desert) how about a great sign idea from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S made from scrap pallet wood? 

Gold is everywhere in home decor right now but you don't need to run out and by new pieces. Update them, like Repurpose and Upcycle did with one of my favorite things, Rub N Buff! 

Finally, after all that creating, Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies are always a good idea. From A Day of Small Things

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


Thursday, August 16, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope everyone's had a good week. It kind of flew by for me but in a good way. Getting soooo close to being all settled in our new place! Will be great to have all of my creative stuff surrounding me again. Let's see some ideas from last week's party. 

Let's start with this French Farmhouse Style Vintage Footstool from Follow The Yellow Brick Home. I need to make something like this for my new office. Propping your feet up takes pressure off your back and I sit too much all day and have struggled w/ back problems. This will fit right in with my new office! 

Who can ever get enough pillows? Not me! So this one from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S definitely caught my eye. It's made from  cloth napkins! 

Faeries and Fauna shared this lovely vignette featuring DIY Coffee Signs. Both the style and the fact that it involves anything coffee caught my eye!! Love this tiered stand. 

Finally, these Reeses Pretzel Bars from Butter With a Side of Bread look delicious! With Fall right around the corner, they would make a wonderful Fall treat don't you think?

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


Thursday, July 19, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a creative week. Got my soon to be new office accent wall finished and did some stenciling so sometime in the future you'll get to see. In the meantime, here are some features from last week's party! 

Who doesn't love a good IKEA hack? Loving this Farmhouse look from Hannah at Handmade Weekly. I would never have guessed this was brand new from IKEA. 

Who says a chicken feeder only has to be used for chicken feed? Lisa, from Fresh Vintage By Lisa S, transformed an old one into a great succulent planter but kept the original purpose associated by stenciling it. Cute! 

I'm going to have a lot of wall space to cover and always appreciate a DIY idea. Carol from The Red Painted Cottage has a great tutorial on making Watercolor Canvases using Watercolor Grounds. 

Finally, what's better than a two-bite brownie ( or 5 or 6 lol) ? A Lowfat Two Bite Brownie like these from This Happy Mommy, made using Greek Yogurt. YUM!

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