Today I went to a baby shower so I started my day by whipping out some easy handmade baby gifts. My latest go-to gift is these curvy burp clothes. These are my favorite-shaped burp cloth because they lay over your … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day has given me motivation to share my “Love Me” painted wood sign, which means I also need to share photos of the palette wall in our bedroom since we made the sign from it’s leftovers. After watching pin … Continue reading
My friends often refer to me as the garage sale queen, though if I’m being honest the title belongs to my momma who’s taught me all I know. In lieu of my neighborhood’s annual garage sales, here’s my tips, secrets, … Continue reading
I have a 24 month old nephew that is cute as a button–quite the little man! So I thought he needed some little man onesies. The most class one is the tie. The trick is to pick a gaudy fabric, … Continue reading
I. Love. Pinterest. It’s the best time-waster since Facebook was invented. It is a suger-overload of eye candy. And I can only take so much of it before that inspiration needs an outlet. So I’ve been actually trying to complete … Continue reading
Fall decorating comes easy to me because my favorite colors are found in this season. I wanted to add a twist to my normal fall palette, so I made some fabric buntings that blended a sky blue color with traditional … Continue reading
This post is a year past due, but here we go! When we moved into our ranch home last summer, I ditched the second living room and turned it into a dining room. I’ve never seen the point in having … Continue reading
I’m often asked for ideas on how to incorporate antique doors into home decor–I have a full Pinterest board of ideas! I saw this idea today and had to share. For folks who don’t necessarily have many vintage looking items in your home but still admire these beautiful doors, this is the type of project that would be a happy medium!
Natalie, at A Turtle’s Life, posted this creative project. Thanks for sharing, Natalie!
And guess what–I have a whole shed full of antique doors, barn doors, windows, and screens. I’ll be selling them at Hope Heritage Days in September! Be sure to stop by and snag one.
Inspired by I Am Baker, I decided to try her tutorial for a vertically layered cake. Her site is full of great ideas and the tutorials are super easy to follow. I’m not much of a baker but found her tips super helpful. She recommends freezing your cakes before working with them. I made my cakes from a gluten-free cake mix, and there’s no way I could have man-handled them if I hadn’t frozen them. Another tip she gave was to use a simply syrup to hold layers together in order to avoid icing seems between layers. I made my simple syrup with honey and water, my preferred sweetener of choice.
I ended up with a checkered cake because you either end up with two separate cakes or you can just add the two layers. Although there’s kits to make such cakes, I loved that I could just grab some round bowls and plates, set them on my cake layers, and take a sharp carving knife around the bowl to cut my vertical rings.
Be sure to check out her blog for other creative ideas!
Saw this on the Echoes of Laughter blog. Angie made it by recycling a holiday Starbucks cup and finishing it with scrapbooking supplies. As she posts:
How to make a Starbucks mini album:
“I love this little project because it costs almost next to nothing to make…..a recycled coffee cup, some scrapbook papers and a few embellishments,” says Angie about this project.
Thanks for the great tutorial Angie!