Thursday, March 24, 2022
Happy Friday Eve all. Hope it's been a good week for everyone. It just officially turned Spring and we're already looking at temperatures up to 90 here in the desert. Not quite ready for that! I forget that our seasonal transitions here are more like days vs weeks. Nonetheless, allergies always find us don't they? They've been giving me a heck of a time this week so I have not felt up to much creatively.
Some wonderful ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look.
With Easter approaching I am in love with these Clothespin Carrots from Laura over at Me and My Inklings. How adorable are they and easy too!
Mr. Chocolate has a thing for clocks, watches, timepieces so this upcycled and transformed Serving Tray from The House On Silverado caught my eye! Can you ever have too many serving trays?
Another transformation...something I fantasized about as a little girl, is this amazing Book Nook from the aptly named Storyteller's Cottage! Who wouldn't want to curl up with a favorite read here?!
This time of year I become a fiend for Robins Eggs..the coated malted milk ball eggs? They've been my favorite Easter treat since childhood. I think I need to make them special storage like these adorable Bunny Treat Jars from Artsy Fartsy Mama and what a wonderful way to share some treats!
Thanks as always to everyone who linked up and now let's take a look at what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Happy Friday Eve all! Welcome back to another party filled with wonderful ideas shared by all of you! Hope you've had a great week and those of you in cold temps are staying warm. We did the math the other day and it was 81 degrees warmer for us than it was for our son in Chicago! YIKES!!!
Did a couple of fun Valentine's projects this week. Clay Pot Bottle Toppers and a Five Minute Wreath! And what a difference a year makes. After a 2021 filled with too many doctor's appointments, went for a hike up the mountain behind our house this week!
Let's take a look at some of the fun things you all shared at last week's party!
Penny's Vintage Home shared another of her wonderful vignettes. So pretty and festive and perfect for Valentine's Day!
Artsy VaVa shared a gorgeous Heart Art DIY that speaks to my vintagey shabby chic heart!
Speaking of Vintage, you need to see the before for this after transformation shared by The House on Silverado. On my list for 2022? Dixie Belle Paint which was used here.
Finally, Faerie Gardens are everywhere and Sum of Their Stories has a wonderful way to use corks to add to one!
Thanks to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you share this week!
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Hope everyone had a peaceful and quiet New Year. Wish I could say the same. I am going to be honest and tell you I will never understand the abundance of fireworks sold here in the desert. I mean incendiary devices and dry brush...what could happen? Not to mention that it was traumatizing to the pets including our big girl who's generally unfazed by much. Yeah, I have opinions.
I'm easing into the New Year creatively because I'm not yet able to get back to a routine but hopefully soon. I'm not someone who can create when other things and to dos are hanging over me. BUT, health and other circumstances willing...I hope 2022 is one of my most creative years ever so stay tuned!
Let's take a look at some of the wonderful ideas shared at last week's party and again, thanks for sharing your creations here throughout 2021!
I am in LOVE with these Gumball Ornaments from Crafts A La Mode! There are still post-holiday deals to be had and picking up some clear ornaments would be a wonderful idea to make some of these for Valentine's Day.
The house looks so naked once you take down all the Christmas decor so I'm always looking for fun ways to decorate for Winter. This Snowballs in a Jar idea from Coastal Bohemian is a great one, especially for people who live places (like me) that don't see snow!
Artsy VaVa has got a really wonderful way to create a new House Number Sign.
Finally, and let me say that Niky from House on Silverado knows how to spoil her husband because these King Crab Cakes she made had me wanting to crawl through the screen! I'm a bit of a crab cake fiend but since my husband is decidely NOT a a fan, I've not made them at home. A girl can dream though, right? Y U M !
Thanks to everyone who linked up and now let's see what you've been up to this week!
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Happy Friday Eve all and hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween weekend! We thought we might get a few trick or treaters this year but...not sure if it's a good thing that I bought the kind of candy we like! Hey, I was a Girl Scout : "Always be prepared!" right? Got the Halloween decorations down and the "Fallsgiving" decorations up. I put up a Halloween tree this year. Mr. Chocolate was initially skeptical when I told him I was going to and then fell so in love with it he asked if we were going to keep it up once Halloween was over. So being a Maker, of course I swapped it out for the season and made some layered paper leaves to go on it.
Welp! We are full steam ahead into the holiday season. Hanukkah comes REALLY early this year starting the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The Christmas commercials have already started and Hallmark was playing Christmas movies in October. Honestly, I think they just need to add a year round Christmas Movie channel to their lineup.
Lots of wonderful ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few!
It's still VERY much pumpkin season and The Apple Street Cottage has an ingenious way to make a Sweater Look Pumpkin. Truly, I never would have guessed!
I've done some paper quilt projects but this wood Barn Quilt from The House on Silverado is absolutely STUNNING!
Wondering what to do with old windows you may stumble across? Check out what Saved From Salvage did with one! I've seen similar in home decor boutiques for big $$$.
And finally, The Kitchen Is My Playground is back with a wonderful and easy addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table: Crescent Pecan Squares using crescent rolls! Don't have to be a baker to make these!
Thanks as always to all who linked up! This is our time of year Makers. We were made for this! let's see what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, August 26, 2021
OMG I definitely have post surgical brain and they left that part in! I started this in PLENTY of time to have it posted on time and my brain went for a walk. Yowza! Maybe it's because I was so excited to get my bandages off today. TMI?
Hope you've all had a wonderful week. As much as we needed the rain here in the Southwest, I'm not going to lie and say I miss it. It's been a great week with a visit from our son.
Let's take a look at what you've been up to the past couple of weeks!
It's almost PUMPKIN season! I don't like to eat them but I do LOVE to decorate with them. Masterpieces of My Life has five inspiring ideas to get you started!
The House on Silverado has a beautiful furniture makeover with a Milk Paint finish. Gorgeous!
Maybe you took a beach vacation this year and found some seaglass or maybe you just want to create that beachy feel just because. Fresh Vintage by Lisa S has just the way to do it with this Faux Sea Glass Trinket Bottle tutorial!
Finally, I haven't had one of these in years but growing up they were a staple! From Studio 27 by Jennifer Adams, make your own classic Hostess Cupcakes at home!
Now let's see what you've been up to this week !
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Happy Friday Eve ! We're already at the final weekend of July which is hard to believe. I've really enjoyed what has clearly become a more widespread tradition of Christmas in July and now I need to start acting on some of the great ideas I've seen but my creating time has again been limited by the realities of life. This was supposed to be the year that I got my "act" together and focused on branding but "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans".
Lots of great ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few!
If you don't have a lightbox in your tools, then you should! Years ago I had a really bulky one but they are so sleek and slim now and my next "treat myself" will be the newest one from Cricut which is the cordless Bright Pad. They're invaluable for everything from tracing, to weeding vinyl to as An Artful Mom showed in her post, using for hand lettering. Perfect for cardmaking or home decor!
Got scraps? Paper scraps, ribbon scraps, fabric scraps, fiber scraps? Check out what Fresh Vintage by Lisa S did with a bunch of her with these wonderful Paper Snippet Rolls! I've seen similar ones at vintage shops and craft fairs (in the before times pre-pandemic!) and they can get pricey so I love the idea of making your own and goodness knows, I have all the materials!
If you're looking for inspiration for a bedroom makeover, look no further than this beautiful one from The House on Silverado. So elegant and beautiful!
Finally, if you're like me, the best part of a muffin is the top! So these Chocolate Fudge Muffin Top Cookies from Cindy's Online Recipe Box are just perfection!
OK Creative Peeps...let's see what you've been up to this week!