Ever wonder about some of your favorite bloggers? You visit their blogs, read about their lives, see their projects and think… How did they create that beautiful (insert word here)? How do they balance their art with the rest of their lives? What inspires them? And really important questions like… What's their favorite coffee drink? I'm very excited to start a new feature today. "Behind the Blog" will be a series of interviews with interesting and talented bloggers. First up, Thursday from "My Girl Thursday." What inspired you to start a blog? I first started blogging many moons ago when… Read More
Sometimes you are lucky enough to "meet" someone out there in Blogland that you really like– even though you've never actually met or spoken to each other. That's how I feel about Aubrey from A Daily Obsession. She's fun and creative and posts the most colorful projects. You'll leave her blog with a hankering to whip up something wonderful. Today she's sharing her "how's to's" via the links to some of her projects. Without further ado… here's Aubrey: Hi! I am Aubrey from A Daily Obsession and I am thrilled to be visiting on Yesterday on Tuesday and sharing a few… Read More
It's Yummy Wednesday… on Tuesday. This is my Mom (Eve's) Potato Salad Recipe. So delish! 3 large russet potatoes, boiled for an hour and diced (it will fall apart which is good for the creamy consistency) 6 hardboiled eggs, chopped fine 6 chopped green onions, while bulbs and green stalks 3 finely diced celery stalks Salt and pepper to taste Mayonnaise (I use my judgment here) The goal is a somewhat creamy texture Mix really well and refrigerate till ready to serve. Enjoy!
In celebration of Independence Day, I'd like to introduce you to a local icon who has chosen to shed his dependence on such formalities as wearing a shirt, pants or even shoes. He answers to "The Edmonds Beach Water Temperature-Taker Dude". And yes, I am serious. He struts around the town of Edmonds wearing simply his birthday suit and a pair of short shorts. My family and I ran into "The Dude" while enjoying the sunny weather this weekend. As he was testing the water temperature in Puget Sound (hint: it's always freezing cold) I struck up a conversation with… Read More
I have a couple more treats to share: Thank you, Keren of Free Pretty Things For You. Keren is very generous in sharing her charming vintage graphics. I feel so inspired to create after "visiting" her. You must check out her blog is you haven't already. These frames would be very fun to personalize with some text for the Fourth of July. Keren's idea: Upload them into your Picnik account (it's free), and use the text tool to write in them. Or just print them out and handwrite something fabulous. Happy Independence Day, Peeps!
Hello + Happy 4th Everyone! There are so many fantastic free 4th of July printables out there… This Patriotic Lady from The Graphics Fairy An entire party's worth of free printables from Tweedle Dee Designs Vintage Postcards from Vintage Holiday Crafts Cute Cupcake Toppers from The Party Dress: Inspirations from the Well-Heeled Hostess Martha has ideas on how to give your toothpicks a pick me up… And make some serious party decorations with cool clip art And how darling are these circles you can use for cupcake toppers form Paper and Pigtails? If only we could download those treats… All images… Read More
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This is a fun project and once you make it, you can use it for every Fourth of July to come! Example: Supplies: 16 x 20 Canvas A Black Sharpie, Foam Paint Brush, Pencil, Masking Tapes, Ruler, Scissors Gesso, Red, White, Blue + Silver Paint Step 1: Paint Gesso all over the Canvas Step 2: Sketch Out a "Costume" on your canvas. I had my little girl hold it up to her so I could determine where to draw the clothing and where her hands would go. Step 3: Trace over the lines with the Sharpie Step 4: Add… Read More
It's so simple to make your own lemonade and it's so delicious. Ingredients: One Dozen Lemons 2 cups of White Sugar 2 cups of Hot Water 8 cups Cold Water Lemon Slices for Garnish Hand Squeeze (or use a Juicer) + Fine Strainer Directions: Gently roll each lemon on a hard surface or the countertop to release the good stuff. Cut each lemon in half and squeeze. Strain the juice to remove seeds and pulp. Dissolve the sugar in 2 cups of hot water. Mix the sugar mixture, cold water and lemon juice. Stir and chill and you're good to go…. Read More