Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sew & Tell: sentimental vintage treasure

My friend recently gave me a bag of vintage linens and sewing notions that were her late mother’s. Although they were treasured items she had no need for them and told me to make some pretty things with them.




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Etceteras: vacation inspiration with room 77


Thank you to Room 77 for sponsoring my post.

Room 77 is an intelligent and easy to use hotel search engine that allows travelers to find and book the best rates from across the Web in one fast and simple search.

Beach Inspiration Summer is over. School has started. Raise your hand if you took a fantastic vacation recently. Note: my hand is not raised. I did travel this summer but it wasn’t for a relaxing vacation – trust me, I came home exhausted. This year, I’m going to plan ahead and start researching for our next real vacation. And you know how much I love the beach and the inspiration it provides for creativity. Some of my favorite beachy projects are above.



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party [68]


Hello friends! It’s my favorite day and I’m so happy you’re joining me for the Inspiration Board link party. Whether you’re linking up a project or visiting for inspiration I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I know how busy life gets and I truly appreciate each and every visit, comment and link.

Are you in full fall mode? I can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating. I’ll be going through the projects and featuring some on Friday.

 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Inkling: brown bag wreath {faux bay leaves}


I love those bay leaf wreaths that you can buy. I’m sure that they smell wonderful and it’s a nice idea to be able to pluck a bay leaf from your wreath when you’re cooking. But they can be pricey. Even buying fresh bay leaves and making your own wreath can add up. Here’s a way to get the look for less.


Friday, September 14, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~67~


Thank you to everyone who came by to visit or shared a project on the Inspiration Board this week. With so many link parties available, I honored that I’m on your party list. I hope you found some fun projects to add to your list – I know I did. Hot projects seem to be; organization, fall d├ęcor and lots of food.

Here are a few beautiful and inspiring projects in the spotlight this week.


Boys Room_13A gorgeous airplane image transfer on wood by Classy Clutter. Learn how to transfer an inkjet printed image onto a surface. Imagine the possibilities!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Etceteras: getting ready for fall


I’m really trying to get in the mood for fall. But it’s really hard to get motivated when it’s still so hot outside. It’s sort of like shopping for sweaters when it’s 90 degrees outside.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Inkling: canvas prints with scrapbooking attitude


Do you scrapbook? Even if you don’t, this new product called Scrapbooking Attitude has plenty of applications for all kinds of crafters. The product was just introduced at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) so it’s brand new and ready for all your creative ideas.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party [67]




Inspiration {orange}Orange & White Rose Potpourri



Hello friends! It’s my favorite day and I’m so happy you’re joining me for the Inspiration Board link party. Whether you’re linking up a project or visiting for inspiration I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I know how busy life gets and I truly appreciate each and every visit, comment and link.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Dirt: an inspired herb pot

I’ve been brainstorming holiday gift ideas lately and created this pretty blue herb pot that was inspired by a picture I saw recently.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Dirt: forcing bulbs for holiday color

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Even though we barely waved goodbye to summer, you know what happens once we hit September… our lives get even busier and the holidays are here before we even know it. This year, I’m planning ahead. I want to give gifts of beautiful paper white narcissus and red amaryllis. I am also envisioning a beautiful blooming centerpiece.

P_100630990We always think of bulbs as a spring flower but you can cheat nature by forcing the bulbs. All you have to do is have them hibernate a little earlier and then depending on when you wake them up you’ll have fall and winter blooms.