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
Patriotic Pennant This is a fun project + a great way to use up random embellishments, fabric scraps and old denim jeans (yours or your husband’s LOL). Supplies: Denim Jeans you’d like to upcycle, Canvas, Red + Navy Ticking (although you can use whatever!), Fabric/T-Shirt Transfer Paper, Victorian Fourth of July One by Piddix. Sewing Machine or hand needle and thread, Fabric Tac, Wide Bias Tape, Embroidery Thread, Random Embellishments. Pinking Shears (optional) or scissors. Iron + Ironing Board. Make yourself a template out of cardstock (mine is 5″ by 8″ by 8″). Cut 6 triangles out of the jeans,… Read More
Two approaches to growth
Gotta give props to Cooking Light for this one. The salad is light but packed with flavor. Even my littlest roomie liked it… and pleasing the four year old can be tricky. Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken Ingredients 3/4 cup uncooked orzo 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon honey 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast 1/2 cup diced English cucumber 1/2 cup prechopped red bell pepper 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions 1 tablespoon … Read More
(via) Wow. I've been so moved recently by posts from some of my favorite bloggers. These creative souls are very different, but something they share is that they're so authentic. To me, it's inspiring and uplifting when bloggers chose to be real. It's freeing to be reminded that we all have our stuff– our awkward moments, challenges and feelings of being overwhelmed. These things come and go… and sometimes stay… (and frequently overlap!) but we all have them. So in alphabetical order, here are some wonderfully written authentic posts: Elsie Flannigan: my human side Stephanie Howell: my (real) reality Kelly… Read More