Wednesday, October 30, 2013

No Crying Over a Broken Tile

I recently bought these bird ornaments at my local dollar store for a buck each.  I think they're cute and very appropriate - we have a pair of cardinals that nest in the rosebush in our backyard.

I have a special project planned for the near future using these ornaments, but for now they are hanging on the wall in the kitchen.  They are holding the space where this tile used to hang.

I've had this handmade tile for a number of years.  It's hung on the wall in every place I've lived.  Last weekend, it mysteriously fell and broke.  No one was near it at the time.  I'm a little sad, but maybe I can make something new with the pieces.  Meanwhile, I'm enjoying my new feathered friends :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Flakin' out on Fall

I had a plan to make a new Fall wreath for our front door this year.  I sorta had it figured out in my head what I wanted to make and how I was going to do it.  Then, I was in Homegoods and saw this:

And I really loved it.  But it was $24, which is kinda steep for a wreath which I usually make myself.  As I stood in Homegoods gazing at this wreath, I realized my plan for my handmade wreath was probably going to cost me close to, if not more than, $24 in supplies (ugh).  So I bought this wreath, which (again), I love. 

So I decided to switch my wreath idea to being an "after the holidays" door decoration.  I should probably start on that project soon.  But for now, I'm just enjoying my store-bought Fall wreath :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Craftgawker Bracelet Tutorial

Yea!!  My etched plexiglass bracelet tutorial has been featured on Craftgawker!

Check it out!  Craftgawker is another great craft website, featuring creative projects and wonderful ideas.  Projects are constantly being added and updated.  I'm so thrilled to be included!!

The tutorial for this bracelet can also by found on my Hubpage

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Trying to Fashion Blog It

When I first started this blog, I considered making it a fashion blog.  I'm very interested in fashion and I like reading other fashion blogs.  But, let's be honest, I'm no fashionista and I don't have a life that requires the latest styles or expensive clothes.

I did, however, want to share a recent scarf purchase and a cool way to tie a scarf.

I bought this pretty scarf, which I love, for $15 at Target.  I love the color (it comes in a red design and teal too) and the paisley print.  I see myself wearing this scarf a lot this fall and the coming winter months.  And I recently learned a neat way to tie a scarf around your neck:

Step 1: Fold the scarf in half lengthwise, and hang it around your neck with the loop on one side and the 2 ends on the other side.
Step 2:  Holding the end of the loop, take one loose end of the scarf and weave it through the loop by putting it over one leg of the loop and under the other leg of the loop.  With the other loose end of the scarf, do the opposite - weave it under one side of the loop and over the other side.  Refer to the photo below:

Step 3:  Pull on the ends to tighten and shift the knot as you want to wear it.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blog Envy: Another Great DIY Blog!!

Here's another great blog that makes me wish I lived within her world:  DIY with Heather's Help.


There's three things I really love about this blog:

1.  Heather shares really wonderful recipes and ideas (with gorgeous photos)!

2.  That she has the energy to make all these things (and blog about it).

3.  She has such beautiful plates and kitchen accessories (I'm jealous!)

Heather was so sweet to try one of my recipes from my Hubpages and blog about it.  (She even worked out how to modify the recipe using regular oatmeal.)  Thanks so much, Heather!!