Friday, May 17, 2013


Happy Friday everyone! Another creative week has flown by. We had a busy week at our house. We survived a prom, had a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration, plus the regular hectic daily schedule, including sports practices and the end of season sport’s banquet {and guess who is team mom?}. I made several bouquets for the banquet out of beautiful sunny yellow sunflowers, hydrangeas, spider mums and more. I didn’t post them here but posted the photo to Instagram. I just joined Instagram – can you believe it? You can follow me here if you’d like.

Blog Scrub RoundupAnd, in case you didn’t have a chance to stop by this week, here’s what I shared. My Asian Spring Vegetable Garden, A Facial Scrub Round Up and a Sympathy Card. 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and linked up their projects this week. There were some problems with the linky this week and the linky people are working on fixing the issue. If you had trouble linking up I’m so sorry. I hope you come back next week and try again. I’d love to see your projects.

As always, there were so many beautiful projects and I was so inspired by the pops of color. Here are the projects in the spotlight this week.

hidden-kitchen-command-centerHow to Nest for Less inspired us to get organized with this pretty behind the door command center. Oh yes, I need several of these for schedules, notes, extra keys etc.

microwave mug browniesIn my world, there’s nothing better than warm brownies fresh from the oven. These single-serve microwave brownies by The Pin Junkie look amazing and are going to be very popular at my house.

IMG_6618bIf you spend a lot of time in or around your kitchen, a desk or kitchen office is a great time saver. Better with Age created this clean office in an empty space under some cabinets. This is inspiring me to clean off my kitchen desk so that I can use it.

Half-Pallet-Herb-Garden-6This half pallet herb garden by Eyes on the Source is so bright and cheery. Darling photos of her little one helping to paint the pallet and the happy colors just put a smile on my face.

DIY-gold-tipped-sparkly-ballet-flatsI’m loving all the shoe refashions I’ve been seeing. These gold tipped ballet flats by It’s Always Autumn are so trendy yet so pretty and wearable.

A Typical English Home is so generous with her original printables. These spice labels are one of her latest gifts but it doesn’t stop there. Head on over and check out all the free downloads. If you have a blog, she also has sidebar banners and social media icons that are so pretty.

DIY-Polka-Dot-SneakersAnother fantastic shoe refashion. I have a weakness for polka dots and love these fun and playful sneakers by Yesterday on Tuesday. Wearing these would be an instant mood brightener!

sunrisesm10border4Every single thing about this photo says summer to me. Vivid colors, beautiful fruit and a healthy smoothie. Beautifully prepared and photographed by The Seven Year Cottage.

hair-chalk-j-2-wmHave you heard of hair chalk? 504 Main shows us an easy way to have playful color on your hair with art pastels. After it’s heat set, the color stays on for 1-2 days then washes out. A great idea for younger ones who want fun hair.

Lemon-Blueberry-Breakfast-CakeBreakfast Cake! Those two words are music to my ears. This Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake by Domestic Superhero looks amazing. Yes please!

blackbird pie plate diy project rookno17I love how Rook No. 17 brings a bit of whimsy to her projects. This painted bird pie plate by itself is lovely but done in black gloss on several mini pie plates can only bring one thing to mind… Sing a song of sixpence, four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.

Features 102Clockwise from to left: Japanese Cherry Tree – Moois Van Me  |  Pretty Lilacs – Curiosita Ellya  |  Candid Sand Castle on the Beach – Oh My! Creative  |  Little Earrings - Saraccino  |   Spring Breeze Linen Spray – Thimbles Bobbins Paper and Ink  |  Wedding Canvas – Forever Decorating

If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.

Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.

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  1. great round-up Carolyn! hoping to join your party next week! :-)

  2. Carolyn, thanks so much for featuring my smoothie recipe!


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