Showing posts with label Mich in L.A.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mich in L.A.. Show all posts

Thursday, June 29, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


"Fri-nally" is my newest favorite word. Or almost "Fri-nally" since it's Friday Eve. Who's looking forward to a long weekend since I'm guessing many of us are calling Monday a holiday in addition to Tuesday? 

Let's see some ideas from last week's party in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday? 


This is just one idea included in a roundup of 4th ideas that was shared by Jenny Louise Marie. You really want to check out the others! 



From Playdates to Parties also shared a great roundup of ideas!


When I first saw these fab earrings from Mich in LA I thought they were red white and blue but they would still be lots of fun to wear to a 4th of July BBQ yes? 


How's this for a festive desssert? A Patriotic Brownie With a Pretzel Crust from Marilyn's Treats. YUM! 

Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th. Now on to this week's party! 

   
   

Thursday, November 24, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party: Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving ! Our annual feast day of eat ti'l you can't move then shop til you drop tomorrow. We skip "Black Friday" but those of you who are going out be safe and have fun. Since I'll be hosting the rest of the day, throwing the party open early and wishing everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Thankful that you make my little party a part of your weekly routine!

Here are some features from last week's party !


How perfect and timely is this from Lolly Jane?! If you're like me, the leftovers are the best part of Thanksgiving. 


Printables are such a great and simple way to change up your decor. My Busy Bee Hives has a great collection free for you to download!



Time to start finishing up handmade gifts and Mich in LA has a great way to use an eclectic bead mix. Love these handmade earrings and Mich has a tutorial you can follow!


This time of year we all use a lot of ribbon but don't throw those ribbon spools away. Raven Would has a great idea to turn them into ornaments! 

OK on to this week's party! 

   
   





Thursday, October 6, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope the first week of October has treated you well. Let's see some festive Fall ideas from last week's party! 




With Halloween just weeks away, Raven Would whipped up this very realistic looking "metal"  cauldron that would be perfect for storing those treats! 


This festive candle from The Crafty Lumberjacks would go perfectly with that cauldron don't you think? 


While not specifically Halloween, Mich in LA has something that could accessorize a costume...perhaps if you were going as "The Mother of Dragons" from "Game of Thrones"?  Plus she always uses something no one can ever guess in her work. 


And whether you have littles or you're just young at heart, these Monster Cups from Western New Yorker would be a fun addition to Halloween entertaining. 






   
   

Thursday, September 1, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy September! I can't believe I just typed that. It feels like once July started time just sped up. Here are some Fall inspired features from last week's party! 


In my neck of the woods, back to school is still after Labor Day. Graceful Coffee has a roundup of DIY back to school ideas including this gorgeous pencil pouch. 


Nothing says "Welcome Fall" like the presence of pumpkins. How cute are these Plush Pumpkin Placecards from Woods of Bell Trees? Perfect for Fall entertaining. 


Maybe with back to school shopping you have some old jeans laying around. Mich in LA has a great way to re-purpose them into a gorgeous pendant! 


With Fall upon us, it's time for Hot Cocoa! How about these Hot Cocoa Bombs! Aren't they cool? Check out Three Winks Design for the how to! 

Now, on to this week's party! 

   
   


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, May 5, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Even and Happy Mother's Day weekend all. Whether you're a mom or a mom figure to someone in your life, wishing you joy and happiness. I won't see my "baby" but my joy comes from knowing that he's working his heart out pursuing his dreams. For me, that's the point of motherhood. OK also knowing that I'll get to see him for a few weeks next month!! 

Here are some features from last week's party a couple you can still whip up to celebrate a mom in your life. 


From Woods of Bell Trees, how about a Jelly Donut Sugar Scrub?! No calories.  


This is not so much of a project as a fantastic idea.  You need to visit Saving and Simplicity to find out what the idea is but I bet you will love it. 


The mystery continues with this wonderful necklace idea from Mich in LA. I challenge you to guess what she used to make this. You won't. Trust me. So you'll have to go visit to find out. 


Nothing says Spring like digging in the dirt. In this case, these fun dirt cups from Sugar Spice and Family Life

   
   




Thursday, March 31, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday and April Eve all? Anyone planning any epic April Fool's Day pranks for tomorrow? I must confess, I'm not so into it. Like pranks me enough!  Thanks for all of the fun ideas from last week's party. Here are a few  that caught my eye: 




I have been wanting to try some Sharpie dishware / glassware projects. I have a few pinned and this one from Reviews Chews and How Tos is getting added for sure! 



Industrial style is so on trend but it can get pricey. The always creative Mich in LA has a high impact low cost project in this fun lamp makeover. 



Spring is always a great time to try some new and fun accessories. Rena from Jewelry Making Journal has several versions of this fun lariat style necklace to try. 

And I am just going to let this week's chocolate feature speak for itself. From Sweet Meets Bake Shop


Onto this week's party! 






   
   

Thursday, December 24, 2015

BFF Open House Link Party #237: Merry Christmas !


Merry Christmas Eve all! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Ready or not, here we are. Opening up the party early. Here are some things you may still have time to squeeze in ( or definitely pin for next year) .


I love all things paper...fom detailed patterns to the simplicity of brown paper. The guys at Crafty Lumberjacks used kraft paper and paint to make this wonderful wrapping paper. I keep a roll of brown kraft paper in my craft room and use it for everything. The simple elegance of this idea is so lovely! 


In keeping with a simple, rustic, yet elegant theme, Mich in LA has a fantastic ornament stand that can be made from garden wire! Love the snowflake she has hanging on this one! 


Whether for a last minute gift or to have extras on hand for guests, Heather at Woods of Bell Trees has a great way to dress up cork coasters. These could be done in so many ways...not just for Christmas. 



I think these would still count as cookies for Santa if you left out Oreo cookie cake pops don't you? Check out Logan Can for the how to . 



   
   


Thursday, August 20, 2015

BFF Open House #220

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all! I know several of you are busy with back to school or getting ready for back to school. I'm ready for it to be Fall. I'm ready for boots and sweaters. Don't hate me! 

Thanks for continuing to share such great creations and ideas. Last week was no exception! 


Alayna's Creations shared something that's beautiful, thoughtful and timely. I don't think any of us are untouched by cancer somewhere along the way and she made this beautiful gift basket to cheer up a family friend. I have to do a close up of one of the things she included because I just learned about a friend of mine's diagnosis and need to do something similar! 



The always creative Mich in LA shared beautiful "Victorian Mod" jewelry. Being the overachiever that she is, not only did she make some gorgeous pieces, she made the fused glass pieces she used in the jewelry! 


Isn't this beautiful? Unlike mere mortals like me who just buy the fused glass pieces, she made hers!


This woman never ceases to amaze me. 




Speaking of amazing, how about this stenciled wooden window cornice from Bharati at Techie's DIY Adventures! I have an inlaid box that looks similar to this. She captured the depth and dimension so well. 




How scrumptious does this look ! Double Chocolate Butter Cookie No Churn Ice Cream from Woods of Bell Trees!  Did I mention NO CHURN??? If you can't have / don't like chocolate you can just forego the cocoa powder. 

OK now on to this week's party! 


   
   











Thursday, June 18, 2015

BFF Open House Link Party #211

The Answer Is Chocolate

Welcome to another party here at The Answer Is Chocolate. Happy Father's Day weekend and I hope everyone celebrating has a wonderful weekend. 

Here are some features from last week's party I think you'll enjoy!


Check out this idea from Much More Creative...both the finished project and the technique are wonderful! The idea is perfect for Father's Day and the technique used to create it is limitless in possibilities. 


I do not have a green thumb ( Martha and I part ways in the garden) but succulents seem like something even I might not kill. This centerpiece from Upstate Ramblings is perfect for a Summer table. 


Mich in LA is a creative genius and upcycler. Not only does she use mystery findings in her gorgeous jewelry creations ( and then makes you guess what they are and they're NEVER what you think) but she's figure out a way to upcycle ..... into jewelry holders. Oh you thought I was going to tell you? 


Having just eaten my way through I mean visited Disneyland, I somehow missed dining at The Big Thunder Mountain Ranch Barbecue where they serve this take on S'Mores. Want. Now. Get the inside scoop from The Disney Chef.

OK now onto this week's party!