Thursday, June 30, 2011

RedVines for All ~

DIY Entertaining | Inspiration

I thought I would re-post this super easy DIY idea for the upcoming 4th. Last year these were a hit - they are definitely a crowd pleaser - gotta love those Red Vines!
I thought it would be fun to have something for kids (and adults) to pick up and enjoy while watching the fireworks this Sunday. I recently picked up some patriotic scrapbook paper at JoAnn's -

I simply cut the paper into strips, each a few inches wide -

 And began wrapping the paper around these yummy guys - and sealed the wrap with a little double stick tape.

 Super easy, inexpensive and fun for all ages...I mean, who doesn't like Red Vines?

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Mixbook: Photobook Reveiw ~

I recently had the chance to take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free photobook from Mixbook. The timing was perfect as I just got all of our Disneyland photos downloaded...and with having twins, two books is great, they each can have one!

The site was easy to navigate around and the books look great!

I just love watching the kiddos flip through all of those fabulous photos, from a fabulous vacation. If you get a chance, swing on over to their site and check them out! Maybe you will want to record this years 4th!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

French Inspired Flea Market - July 9th ~

I know I have been a little "MIA" lately, but here is what I (and my fabulous Mom) have been getting prepared for -
 Haley's Cottage (one of my favorite stores) is having their 3rd Annual French Inspired Flea Market and Room to Inspire will be one of the vendors - I can't wait!

If you happen to be in Kirkland on July 9th be sure to swing by. There will be approx. 40 great vendors and Kirkland in the Summer is always super fun! 

Our booth will be cash/check only. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Painted Candlesticks ~

DIY Paint | Inspiration

I recently picked up these bad boys.
Yep, that is wax melted all over that shiney wood- awesome!

I took them apart and diligently picked and sanded my way to the original wood. Luckily they came apart super easily. 

I then took them to my spray paint room (aka the side yard) and doused them with a little Rustoleum Heirloom White. My Mom then graciously sanded away until these lovelies appeared. 

Love them!

Linked to:
The Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Tickled Pink at 504 Main

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paper Mache Love ~

A Little Creative | Inspiration

I have been playing around with a few paper mache pieces I picked up - I have got to say, I simply love projects with no reason, no pre-planned notions, just gettin' creative with it!

Pulling out the paint. 

Pulling out the brushes.

Truly having fun.


What have you been up to lately?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Last Minute Teacher Gifts ~

Teacher Gift | Inspiration

I am usually much better at time and preparation - but clearly not this time! So today is my kiddos last day of school which meant yesterday I was off to find teacher gifts...last minute teacher gifts. 

I am all for gifts that they can use or truly enjoy - and who doesn't love flowers? Right?

I picked up these lovely orchids (the kiddos helped pick them out) at my local grocery store (QFC) and was lucky enough to have the fabulous florist supply tissue paper, boxes and card sticks. 

I simply printed out a personal tag, double stick taped it to a little hot pink paper, added a ribbon and bang - personalized last minute teacher gifts!

I got the idea for the cute sayings from Delightful Order. My kiddos have four teachers so it was perfect: Grow, Blossom, Flourish and Thrive. And yes, they definitely all played a part!

A simple thank you to show our immense appreciation to our teachers. 

In case you are in disbelief that the end of the school year is here and you too are going to be last minute, this would also be great with any potted plant or flower bouquet.

Thank you teachers for all that you do throughout the year!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Amazon Fresh - I Love You ~

You all must know at this point how much I LOVE Amazon (yes Amazon, you are my favorite), well today I finally got my first Amazon Fresh delivery! 

I know, I know - I should have done this months ago, but last night I was able to sit and virtually shop. 

And this morning, bright eyed (stumbling for coffee) as we walked downstairs, guess what was sitting on my porch smiling back at me? Yep, my happy blue and green Amazon Fresh containers filled with goodies...well groceries.

And to top off my fabulous experience, I received these lovely flowers to make my morning extra special. 

Flowers from my hubby, a secret admirer or my Amazon Fresh delivery person - hey, in the morning it is all the same, I got flowers and I was happy!

I want you to know I was not contacted my Amazon Fresh, nor did I receive any compensation for this post - I just wanted to share my lovely experience with you.

It was easy, everything looks fresh and I think my kiddos thought we had won the lottery! And the best part, my grocery shopping is done, and we haven't even left the house - that my friend is priceless.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Veggie Garden in a Container ~

Summer Garden | Inspiration

The lovely sun finally peaked out this past weekend and I was able to start some of our Spring planting (yes, I know it is almost Summer...I blame it all on the sun). If you are short on space, or like me, just haven't designated a "space" for you veggies - how about growing them in a container? 

Here are a few photos inspiring container gardens just in case you have waited as long as I have to get planting!

images: 1., 2-5, 6.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Upcycled Bottle ~

DIY Upcycling | Inspiration

My darling hubby was sad when we ran out of one of his favorite balsamic vinegars last night, but I was delighted! As I was about to recycle the bottle, I realized...I could "upcycle" that baby! I have been working on a few bottles for an upcoming show, so I had bottles on my mind.

Here is the before:

And after a little cleaning.

Are you ready???

Amazing right? Oh, and I am lovin' that fabulous lion.

And then I pulled out a few "pieces" from my ever-growing stash. 

The options are endless.

Linked to:
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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