Showing posts with label Lou Lou Girls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lou Lou Girls. Show all posts

Thursday, November 2, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy November everyone! Hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween. 

Before we get started on this week's features, just a reminder ( or an FYI) that I have a fun giveaway going that's perfect for the holiday season! The folks at Paperless Post are giving one of my reader a chance to win 1100 coins to use at their site. You can create invites, cards, stationery to send electronically including being able to upload your own images. Details here and the winner will be announced at next week's party! 

Thanksgiving is THREE WEEKS away can you believe it? Here are some ideas to get ready for it and for holiday season. 


Welcome your Thanksgiving guests to the front door with these Wood Slice Pumpkins from Tiger Strypes


Linda from Paper Seedlings shared a technique for making this gorgeous background she used for a card. Love the colors! 


Whether you want to make yourself something for your Thanksgiving hostess outfit or maybe as a gift for your hostess if you're going somewhere, Mich from Mich in LA has got you covered with a wonderful pendant project! 


Finally, whether you're looking for an addition to your Thanksgiving desserts or just because, check out this Toblerone Mousse that Cassie's (from Lou Lou Girls) husband made for her! Yes HER HUSBAND MADE FOR HER. 

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

   
   

Thursday, April 6, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday eve all! Hope it's been a wonderful week for everyone. Busy busy busy here. 

Let's see a few of the incredible ideas from last week! 


Sara, from Find It Fix It or Build It shared what this amazing side table makeover. I love everything about it from the colors to the stencil and the chicken wire! Chic and rustic. 


Speaking of chic and rustic, how about these made over pots from The Navage Patch? Gorgeous.


Farmhouse looks are so popular right now and this wine nook from Simply September is fantastic. 

And this week's chocolate feature? WOW check this out from Lou Lou Girls


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

   
   

Thursday, August 18, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Hi all and Happy Friday Eve! Hope everyone's had a fantastic week. Let's see some features from last week's party!


Artsy VaVa shared another of her fabulous transformations. She was lucky enough to be gifted a milk can and look at the table she made with it! I am in love with the stenciling. 



I'm also in love with this pallet project from Lolly Jane. How cute is it?! 


Whether to treat yourself or someone else, how about a DIY Spa Kit? Check out the details at The Beauty Dojo.


Finally, nothing beats the simple elegance of a  perfect chocolate cake. This one was shared by Lou Lou Girls. YUM! 

   
   


Thursday, June 16, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Hi everyone and welcome to this week's party. I'm especially grateful to have a creative outlet after events like Orlando last Sunday. Sometimes for me, the only way  through sadness is to sit down and make something. I also want this to be a space where people feel free to share their creativity so thanks for being a part of it. 

Here are some features from last week's party. 


Lynda Creates shared this awesome DIY key and phone holder. Two things I think many of us have challenges keeping track of! 


Woods of Bell Trees shared this beautiful Latte Candle. Even if you don't drink coffee, I think the smell would be fabulous. 


Mich in LA shared a hanging Hamsa Hand amulet. So simple to make and so pretty!


My favorite soft serve ice cream cone is a chocolate and vanilla swirl. These swirl cupcakes from Lou Lou Girls remind me of them and look delish! 

Let's see what you've been up to this week : 
   
   

Thursday, June 9, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve everyone. Hope the week has been kind to you. Summer is gearing up and since I haven't done features for a couple of weeks I have some extra ones this week from the last two parties. Let's get right to them! 


Summer means lots of movement between indoors and outdoors right? Carrying things out to patios and decks. So this tray  makeover from Altered Artworks is perfect. I know some of you will recognize the before of these trays and might even raid your parents basements to see if they have any! 

These DIY Citronella candles would go perfectly with the trays wouldn't they?  From One Little Proejct


Speaking of candles and Summer, love the bold graphics of this one from Crafty Lumberjacks. Make a set to give as gifts using all four seasons! 


This bold ampersand project goes well with the candle doesn't it? See Lynda Creates for the details. She used a Sizzix die but if you have a Cameo or Cricut I bet those would work too. 


I could see this Carousel Jewelry organizer hanging next to the project above! Love the vintagey goodness of a transformed cabinet door used as the base. Visit The Navage Patch for the how-to. 


With Fourth of July approaching, check out this awesome flag project that Artsy Va Va did with a broken Adirondack chair. Nothing goes to waste in this woman's hands. 


Finally, with all the Summer entertaining, decorating, re-purposing etc. you're going to need a super Summer dessert. Look no further than this Oreo cheesecake from Lou Lou Girls. YUM!

OK on to this week's party !

   
   


Thursday, May 19, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope the week has been kind to you. Really looking forward to a three day weekend next weekend! 

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


Doreen from Altered Artworks finds the best flea market finds and then transforms them into even more fabulous pieces. This vintage sewing box is no exception.  "Sew"  pretty!  I heard you groan. 


Speaking of vintage, all those vinyl albums I once owned are now considered vintage. No I don't feel old at all! Love what Lynda from Lynda Creates did with these to make a very cool display stand. 


In keeping with my coincidental theme of found and altered project features, take a look at this piano stool makeover from Artsy VaVa  that started with a piece of fabric she found at an antique mall. 


I dare you to resist these Reeses Brownies. I know I couldn't. I will never get tired of any peanut butter and chocolate combo! Thanks LouLou Girls

Now on to this week's party! 

   
   

Thursday, May 12, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope the week has been kind to you and you to it. Chugging along to the middle of May already and Summer will be here before we know it. We've already had some Summer like days up here in the PNW and I think we may be in for a hot one. We're not used to it! 

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


Loving these DIY marbled pots from A Pretty Fix. Super easy to do and the effect is wonderful. 


Linda from Paper Seedlings has been working on hand lettering and shared this piece. I love the quote and the way the letters are done.  Please note: this is her original artwork and not for use as a printable! 


I don't love scented / flavored lip balm (I just hate smelling and tasting it!) so this unscented DIY version from Woods of Bell Trees is perfect! 



Why is it that everything tastes better in a jar? These strawberry desserts from Lou Lou Girls are no exception. With Summer and picnics and outdoor dining season, these are great to store and transport. 

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

   
   

Thursday, April 7, 2016

BFF Open House

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. Welcome to another party. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, maybe a snack and party on! 

Some features from last week's party:


I am a total Harry Potter nut ( some would argue just "nut" would suffice). It was a fun part of Grad School Boy's childhood but not gonna lie, I remain an even bigger fan than he ever was. My bucket list includes a trip to the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" ( the SoCal one opens today) so this DIY tote bag from Falon Loves Life is all kinds of perfect! 


Of course after a long day at a theme park you'll want to pamper yourself so this Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub from Woods of Bell Trees would definitely do the trick. 


Love glitter but hate the mess? Then glitter tape is your friend. This card from Paper Seedlings is a wonderful layout that would work for many occasions. And did I mention glitter? 


Finally, this week's chocolate feature from Lou Lou Girls: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. Say that three times fast. 


Now for this week's fun: 
   
   

Thursday, March 10, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. Another week and time for another party! Some great ideas from last week's party and with St. Patrick's Day just a week away, I thought I'd share some fun ways to celebrate. 


Let's start with these fun medallions from Lynda Creates. You'll never guess what she used for the base of these. I bet you won't! 



Lynda's idea would be great interspersed with these Captured Clovers from the guys at Crafty Lumberjacks. How did I miss these jars at Michaels?!  The gold beads are the perfect touch. 


If like me, you're not exactly a corned beef and cabbage lover but you still like to make a festive St. Patrick's Day dinner, you could add these bacon wrapped asparagus bundles shared by Margaret's Morsels. These are perfect for Easter too. Let me say again...bacon wrapped. Bacon. 


Of course you need a fabulous dessert to finish off your St. Patrick's day meal so how about this Deluxe Chocolate Cheesecake ( maybe with some Bailey's?) which you could finish off with an Irish coffee!  From Kimberly at Lou Lou Girls

On to this week's party! 

   
   

Thursday, February 25, 2016

BFF Open House

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope everyone's had a good week. So hard to believe that we're in the last week of February. Short month ( even with an extra day) or no, time is flying. Here are some features from last week's party. 


This project from Morgan Manages Mommyhood could not be more timely since I have recently been bitten by the hand lettering bug. I'm not ready to show my efforts yet but it is so addicting and fun.  I love that she didn't use any fancy tools. I can attest that they key is practice practice practice! 



Doreen from Altered Artworks shared this vintage suitcase makeover. I love that it still looks old and careworn but that it's a new makeover. 


Jessica from Lou Lou Girls shared how she made these gorgeous Roman shades.  Love the fabric too! 


And with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, Andrew and Dennis aka The Crafty Lumberjacks have a perfect treat: 


YUM! 

Now, on to this week's party!