Showing posts with label The Organized Dream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Organized Dream. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve friends. Sharing some news. After 32 years working for the same company, as of Tuesday, I'll be retired. Well semi-retired. I'm going to take a break and figure out what I want to do for a least a few more years. I'm one of those the more I have to do the more I get done people and while I don't want anything as stressful or demanding as what I've been doing, I will want to do something. 

Like many companies, mine has been moving jobs out of the country for a while now and I knew this day would likely come. Up until about a month ago, I'd been on the other side of the conversation, having had to deliver the news to people in the past. I was hoping to make it a couple more years but it's all good.  I'm part of the generation that started hearing "don't expect to work for the same place your whole career" and managed to defy the odds. And now I'll have more time for making so it's all good! I'm thankful to have had the career I have and what's it's enabled me to do. 

OK. How about we look at some ideas from last week's party?!


Unfortunately, we're one of the states spiking in COVID cases. Our little town mandated masks today along w/ several other cities. Here's a DIY face shield idea shared by Hello Sewing that would be great for anyone needing some extra protection that's pretty and functional! 


I'm drawn to tiered towers whether for decorative display or functional storage. This one adds risers to give it even more elevation and South House Designs has some other great tips! 


With the Fourth of July coming up next month, here's a way to decorate (again w/ tiered trays...I told you I was drawn to them!) from The Organized Dream and there are 19 more ideas at the link!

Finally, last week I featured a cozy patio makeover. This week it's a front porch. Back, front, or inside, since we're spending more time close to home, it's nice to make it comfy and cozy. From A Day of Small Things


Cozy!

Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

BFF Open House


It's April already. The world is a hot mess. Thank goodness for crafting! So grateful that my bug from last week turned out not to be "it". Thank you for all the well wishes!

It's so overwhelming reading / watching the news. I hope you are all well and safely social distancing. 



Loving these earrings from My Bijou Life ( and there's a pretty necklace to go with!). Perfect for Spring. 

Many people have been making their own disinfectant for reasons other than the virus that is trying to take over the world. Now , more than ever ( especially if stores are completely wiped out) here's one way to use natural ingredients. From The Organized Dream


This could be a fun project to do alone or if you have kiddos home from school. I saw a similar one of these wood bunnies on my last physical trip to Michaels a few weeks ago (BTW I did their Curbside Pickup last week and it was easy and great and my order was perfect ) or pin for next year. From Artsy VaVa


Finally, if you're missing your favorite donut shop or just need a new snack w/ everyone at home, check out these Cinnamon Sugar Donuts from Lou Lou Girls. YUM! 

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

Keep calm and wash your hands





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Thursday, February 20, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve everyone! Hope everyone had a LOVEly Valentine's Day. Let's take a look at some of the fun ideas shared at last week's party. 


Whether you make your own or find one already made, Tiered Trays are a fun way to show off a collection or use for storage. The Organized Dream has a roundup of 15 different Spring Tiered Trays to check out. 


If you're like me, you take more and more pictures on your phone and then don't do much with them. I really love this idea from Artsy VaVa of using photos to make a lantern. What a great way to remember a special trip or occasion. 


We are surrounded by bunnies and not a day goes by where there aren't some playing outside. If you're looking for a different type of bunny, check out this cute Candy Pocket from DIY Party Mom.  


This cake is accurately named: Addiction Chocolate Cake because I know once I started, I'd be hooked! From Marilyn's Treats. YUM! 

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


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Thursday, December 12, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all. December is slowing down for no one. After losing a week to my back going out the halls are now fully decked and my Christmas and Hanukkah cards are made. Hope all your projects are coming together. I get my best present ever when PhD "Boy" comes home next week! 

Here are some ideas from last week's party!


Gnomes are everywhere! I have always loved them and Bird's Party has free templates for these cuties and the best part? They're NO SEW! 


The Organized Dream  shared these fantastic Buffalo Plaid Christmas Printables that would be great framed or for the inside of a handmade card. 


I adore the name of this project from Artsy VaVa as much as I do the project itself. Scrap wood and paint and you have "Not Your Mama's Christmas Village". 


Christmas is the perfect time for a Trifle and Marilyn's Treats has one that looks amazing. Presenting Death by Peanut Butter and Chocolate Trifle! 

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


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Thursday, September 5, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy September and Friday eve all! Yikes. S E P T E M B E R?! How'd that happen? I won't lie, I'm ready for Fall ( or as much Fall as we get here in the desert). I hope that everyone who's been in ( or still in ) the path of Dorian is safe. 

Let's get excited for Fall with some great project ideas from last week's party shall we? 


Some craft and home dec trends come and go but one thing that will remain timeless is book-page crafting, and this Book Page Pumpkin from The Organized Dream is no exception. I love things like this that can be up from now through Thanksgiving and are beautiful plain or spritzed w/ a little seasonal color. 


You don't have to have a Pumpkin Patch to have a Pumpkin Patch sign and you will never guess what these started out as. From Fresh Vintage by Lisa S


How cute is this Acorn Sign from Olivia Ohern, made from supplies from the Dollar Store! 


Finally, I couldn't resist this Coffee Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie from Cooking with Ewa. YUM! 


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




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Thursday, August 15, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy Friday all and yikes , it's already the middle of August. How? I didn't set out to do a wreath feature this week but there were some great ones linked up last week so it just kind of happened! 


Let's start with this one from Kippi At Home. Gorgeous: the colors, the ribbons,  and the frame works so perfectly. Stunning!



If you don't live where the leaves turn color you can always recreate that feeling with this idea from The Organized Dream. Supplies from the Dollar store! 


I've seen lots of great sales at the craft stores...getting ready for Fall and Winter. Check out what My Thrift Store Addiction was able to do w/ some goodies she found on clearance! 


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


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Thursday, August 1, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all. Hope everyone's had a great week. We are winding down our Summer visit w/ PhD Man which has been great. We've loved every stage of our son's life ( yes, even the teen years!) but it's so much fun having an adult child who still loves to hang with his parents. 

OK let's see some ideas from last week's and the week prior's party! 


Summer time is blueberry time. Yes we can now get them all year round but one thing I miss about living in the PNW are all of the blueberry farms and local fruit stands.  3 Winks Design has got you covered w/ lots of blueberry recipes! 


Strawberries also scream Summer and what about this No Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream from Lou Lou Girls?! Yum!


I am super sensitive to commercial cleaners and highly fragranced anything so I'm always happy to try natural ideas like this Rosemary Cleaning Spray from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S


We just past the 5 months until Christmas mark last week and I've already spotted Christmas stuff at Michaels and JoAnn! Never too soon to start planning and these Buffalo Plaid printables from The Organized Dream are an easy way to get started!

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


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party

Greetings everyone! It's been a slightly (barely) less chaotic week this week so thanks for understanding about no features last week. Hope everyone's had a good week. Let's see some ideas from last week's party! 


With Independence Day next week, here's an easy and cute wreath from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S you can still whip up and add a touch of festive decor. 


Love My Little Cottage shared this cute Beach Towel Pillow Cover. Perfect for Summer!

With a new puppy, we've been conscious about ingredients in her food and treats. These Dog Treats from Handmade Weekly sound like ones she will love! 

Finally, doesn't this cute Flamingo Printable from The Organized Dream just scream Summer?! Cute.

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


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!



Thursday, May 16, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party


Well this week has flown by. I hope all the Moms had a wonderful Mother's Day! Jumping right into some features from last week's party!


I have always had a thing for Boxwood Wreaths but I don't have a thing for their prices. Or, I do have a thing for their prices which is they're SO EXPENSIVE. So here's a great one from The Organized Dream that won't break the bank! 

Keeping with the green ideas, how about these Terrariums fro Fresh Vintage by LisaS?  It's such nice way to bring the outside in. 


I've seen this quote a few times and I really like it. I LOVE what Chas from Chas's Crazy Creations did with the supplies she found at Dollar Tree. 


What's better than Oreos or cake except putting them together?! Check out this recipe from Lou Lou Girls. Yum! 

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


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!