For me, this week was one of those where there is never enough time but l feel like I got just enough done. With a blog, the moment you finally press “publish” on a post that you worked so hard on there is a sense of joy and feeling that you’re oh so on top of it. Shortly thereafter, you start working on the next post and the cycle begins again. It’s just part of the process and I really do enjoy coming up with new and fun projects to share with you. However, one night this week I took the time to not work on the blog at all after
8:30pm 8:42pm. I gave myself a much needed manicure and tried to catch up on TV with my husband. Taking care of myself makes me feel a little balanced in this new life of girl/mommy/wife/daughter/sister/cousin/friend/blogger. I’d love to hear how you take care of YOU. We all wear many hats and sometimes it’s important to take them off and put on a sparkly headband. =)
And NOW for the fantastic DIY projects for your weekend inspiration.
Kate from Centsational Girl made the beautiful clay petals on this lovely DIY Clay Petal Vase.
I’m thinking up a few ways to try this out. I already shared the idea with Kate but I know she’ll keep my secret. =)
Heather from At The Picket Fence showed us how to customize a barstool. She took a plain Jane stool and turned it into something so beautiful and one-of-a-kind. I love stencils…
My friend Lindsey from Cherryvale Farms showed us how she made the yummiest looking Ricotta Tart with Candied Kumquats.
If you have any recent DIY projects or recipes to share, please send on over. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a fabulous weekend!
I was “inspired” for this idea when I was at one of my very good friend’s baby shower earlier this month. She received a version like this as a gift and I thought it was such a great idea that I wanted to have a go at it. This one is also a gift that I made for Noah’s little girl friend for her 1st birthday. Now I’m going to make one for all of my friends with little girls. I don’t think it would go too well in Noah’s room… Maybe I need to make him a hat rack next.
To make this handy holder, you will need the following supplies:
I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of “Two of a Kind”. This time we are taking a look at gorgeous designer bathrooms and pairing them with some truly knockout necklaces.
Bathroom designed by Lisa Sherry via Lonny Mag issue May/June 2012 | Large Love Necklace by Campise for Ron Herman
I decided to make us blueberry and lemon pancakes this morning. Here is the recipe I used except I also added blueberries, half a lemon and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I don’t know if I just finally mastered the pancake but these came out so good I had to share.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups of blueberries
- half a lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
There were so many great DIY ideas to take in this week that I had trouble choosing just three to feature.
We have a fun-filled weekend planned including TWO 1st birthday parties for Noah’s adorable little girl friends Olivia and Charlotte. He’s quite the ladies man. Between parties, I’ll be working on my dining room gallery wall and some bird house art. Fun!
DIY Crepe Paper Flowers from Erica and Lauren at Honestly WTF
I have been admiring crepe paper flowers and rounds a lot lately and I’m so excited to try making my own to hang from our bedroom ceiling.
Thread Wrapped Love Necklace from Kirsten at Studs and Pearls
So great to find another way to use the tons of DMC embroidery thread I recently bought to make my DIY Crystal Head Wraps. I’m still making head wraps but it’s nice to mix it up.
DIY Hardware Clutch from Jenni at I Spy DIY
I’m actually finding there are so many crafts you can make with things from a hardware store… I think she took a clutch that typically I would mostly wear at night and made it a bag for anytime of day. =)
If you have a recent fun DIY to share, send an email to: email@example.com.
Have a great weekend!