Thursday, October 14, 2021
Happy Friday Eve all. We are officially within the two week window countdown to Halloween if you can believe it. It's finally feeling like Fall here in the desert getting down to the low 70s even 60s. Love it. Lots of inspiring ideas shared at last week's party with still enough time to try so let's take a look at a few!
This Skull themed tablescape from Whispers of the Heart is right in my style wheelhouse! Love the elegance of the black and white with the pops of purple!
A dollar store pumpkin and flowers and some woven spider fabric combine to make this easy and pretty Halloween Pumpkin! From The Apple Street Cottage.
This piece of Halloween gorgeousness started out as a child's dollhouse! I'd been looking for one to turn into a haunted house but I think I started too late this season. What a gorgeous transformation! From Studio 27 by Jennifer Adams!
Tis the season for all things pumpkin so definitely put these Baked Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl donuts on your list of recipes to try. From Cindy's Online Recipe Box!
Thank you as always to all who linked up!
Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've had a good week and for those of you settling back into a school routine, hope that's going smoothly. Anxiously waiting for temperatures to cool some here in the desert but we're still in triple digits so my sweater and boot envy of those of you in cooler weather is strong. Fall is my favorite weather season of the year.
Lots of wonderful ideas linked up at last week's party so let's take a look at some of them!
Love this DIY Cake Stand idea from Makeable Crafts that also works as a great way to display things.
Beautiful Early Fall idea from Masterpieces of My Life that shows how to transition to Fall without jumping right into Pumpkins etc. Love it!
With gourd and craft fair season upon us, these Gourd Lanterns from The Apple Street Cottage are STUNNING!
Finally, how cute are these Acorn Cookies made from mini cookies, kisses and chips?! A special treat for sure and you don't have to be a baker because they're no bake! From Cindy's Online Recipe Box.
Thanks to everyone who linked up and let's see what everyone's been up to this week !
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Happy Friday Eve and Happy August! Enjoying a break from our Summer Monsoons which I guess are supposed to be back. We do actually get rain in the desert and during Monsoon season that can mean flash floods, muddy roads etc. Necessary, nature, and not my thing!
My creative contribution this week was to get another batch of Birthday Cards off To Box of Balloons, an organization that works to ensure children who might not otherwise get to be celebrated on their birthdays.
Lots more wonderful and creative ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few!
It's never too soon for Christmas projects...we just celebrated a whole month of "Christmas in July". This Clock Frame Makeover from The Apple Street Cottage is such a wonderful idea!
I love this LOVE frame from Makeable Crafts! The buffalo check in the heart is such a perfect accent but other patterns would work just as easily.
Time to see what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Finally, what's better on a hot Summer day than some ice cream? How about Chocolate Pomegranate ice cream from Morsels of Life? Yum!
Happy Friday Eve all! It's monsoon season here in the desert so we've had muggy ( for us ) days and stormy nights with lots of lightning shows and thunder. It's a crazy Summer all around and I hope that you're all managing to stay cool and safe.
This week I shared my Coffee Filter Flower tutorial for those of you who may not have seen and been on the lookout for it!
Let's take a look at some of the ideas shared at last week's party!
Popsicles scream Summer and if you need a Summer card, you can't go wrong with this idea from Linda at Paper Seedlings. Looks good enough to eat!
It's never to early to start making Christmas Ornaments either for your own tree or as gifts. Apple Street Cottage has a simple way to do so using polymer clay and an embossing folder. Genius!
As much as July has become "Christmas in July" month, it's also an ongoing celebration of Harry Potter in honor of Harry's birthday. This Deathly Hallows pillow from Creatively Beth is so cool !
Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Happy Friday Eve once again everyone. Can you believe we're already halfway through July already?! What a difference a month makes. This time last month, I was just out of the hospital and we were in the process of getting a move underway. Now, pretty settled in and finally getting back to being able to make some things.
This week I shared my new Craft Room as well as a Layered "Moonogram" (Moon themed Monogram) project.
The craft stores are filling up with Fall themed goodies and you know that means that Halloween and Christmas won't be far behind!
Let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party!
There is a LOT of Christmas in July inspiration in Craftworld (as well as The Hallmark Channel) and I love this idea shared by The Apple Street Cottage using a wood round to make a festive and beautiful wreath.
Even if you're not yet making Christmas crafts, it's the perfect time to start thrifting for pieces and supplies that you will want to incorporate into your decor. I've noticed some thrift shops have gotten in on the theme by highlighting their Christmas items. Master Pieces of My Life has got a post full of inspiration and ideas for things to start looking for NOW!
Switching gears...check out these desserts that are perfect for any time of year because chocolate is year round! This No Bake Caramel Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert from The Kitchen Is My Playground is perfect for a hot Summer day!
Finally, what is better than a perfect fudgy frosted Brownie? This is just how I love them...with that bit of gooeyness in the middle. No wonder these are a favorite of Cindy's grandson from Cindy's Online Recipe Box!
Now, let's see what all of you wonderfully creative people have been up to this week!
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Whew! It's another Friday eve already and May is chugging along. It seems like once Memorial Day hits, time goes even faster. Hopefully this year that means at least more time spent with friends and family! Speaking of which, my making time will be a little spotty again for the next little while as we prepare for another move. Confluence of things made it the right time to move closer to my Mom which will be good as we figure out her next chapter. So instead of an hour each way, I'll be about 15 min away. But moving means...cleaning out and packing and that doesn't always leave time for creating right? One step forward to my hope of creating full time. Two steps back.
OK let's take a look at some of the ideas from last week's party!
I'm excited I'll have a little porch area so this Reversible Porch Sign from The House On Silverado is great inspiration!
Speaking of signs, I also love this pretty Herbs Sign from The Apple Street Cottage, an idea that could be used for all kinds of goodies you're growing.
If you need to come up with some easy storage, crates are your friend and this idea from Condo Blues is a great way to use them!
Finally, with days getting warmer ( we've already hit at least one triple digit day in the desert) and Summer upon us, what's better than an ice cream sandwich except this Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich from 3 Winks Design?!
Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week !
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Happy Friday Eve all and Happy May! MAY?! Yikes. Happy Mother's Day Weekend to everyone celebrating and being celebrated! I hope everyone's had a good week. I had just the jumpstart I needed to get my creative juices going which I shared here: Every Child Should Be Celebrated On Their Birthday: Box of Balloons
Looks like we're starting our triple digit days here in the desert hitting 100 yesterday! Not that we don't hydrate all year but now's the time of year where it's CRITICAL!
OK let's take a look at some of the inspiring ideas shared at last week's party!
We've all probably got access to some family jewelry that may have been sitting in drawers or in need of repair. What a better way to bring those out than to repurpose them into something new? I love this re-loved brooch from The Apple Street Cottage. Even if you don't have anything on hand, thrift stores are full of wonderful pieces!
Howling At The Moon shared this great Charcuterie / Cheese Board that she used her new Pyrography (Wood Burning) Pen to decorate. Great idea to start working on now for holiday gifts, yes?
Have you heard of "Spiral Betty" ? It's a way to make thee fun spiral images that can be used in a number of ways including like this wonderful pillow made by Unique Creations by Anita.
Finally, what Mom wouldn't love a batch of these Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Bars from The House on Silverado? YES please!
Now, let's see what all of you wonderfully creative peeps have been up to this week!