July 25, 2014

Pinterest Feature Friday - PFF #140

Hello there friends and welcome to Pinterest Feature Friday! Michele, Bev, Malia, and I (Kara) love combing through the Pinterest Master List each week to find new pinners to follow and to feature one of you!

Today I am excited to feature Brittany from Confessions of a Secret Crafter's Pinterest boards!

Brittany has 14 boards and 385 pins. Let's take a look at some of my favorite boards of hers...

Her DIY Fashion board has 13 pins...and I love every single one!

Succulents are one of the only plants I can keep alive, so I am digging Brittany's Succulent Love board with 37 pins.

Because who doesn't love a good doughnut? Brittany's Doughnut board has 10 delicious looking pins.

There's 43 fun crafts pinned to her Crafts board...

And 41 delicious recipes pinned to Brittany's Food Inspiration board...

Now let's dive into some of my favorite pins of Brittany's!

How rad is this mirrored wood wall hanging pinned to Brittany's Home Projects board?!

This Vintage Bicycle Canvas Tote pinned to Brittany's DIY Fashion board is way cute.

I so want to make these beautiful Gold Leaf Succulent Pots that Brittany pinned to her Garden + Plant Projects board.

You can bet your bottom dollar I'll be making these 2 ingredient gluten free cookie bars pinned to Brittany's Baked Goods + Desserts board!

49ee4a66345df3cbd07f90d4ae697e62 if this DIY Cardboard Box Play Sewing Machine isn't the cutest thing ever, I don't know what is! Find it on Brittany's Crafts board.

Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinterest Master List Brittany! I hope you grab a featured button.

Have you joined the Pinterest Master List? Who knows, you would be our next feature!


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July 23, 2014

Personalized Summer Hostess Gift Basket

I recently had the opportunity to put together a super fun hostess gift basket using products from Old Time Pottery. I made it with a summer, dining for two theme in mind and customized it by personalizing some inexpensive decorative dishtowels. 

For this outdoor dining basket I selected a green and yellow color scheme and grew from there:
  • I started with the green plates and frosted yellow wine glasses. They are the start for an intimate outdoor dining experience. 
  • From there I added a yellow candle (citronella to keep the bugs away) and a flame lighter. To add to the candle centerpiece I found a green lantern that I could use as a flower pot and the ever popular succulents to put in it.
  • The green towels, BBQ spatula, heat-proof tongs, utensil caddy, and food tent will come in handy for food preparation.
  • The cute fruit-shaped ice cube trays and bottle opener were perfect for the color scheme so I could not resist adding them in, too.
  • The crate was the perfect "basket" for all of the supplies to fit in AND will be something that can easily be used for storage later on. The tissue paper and yellow burlap ribbon will be extra accents to decorate the crate when the supplies are added to it.

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July 22, 2014

Tried it Tuesday! #15

Summer is the time for picnics and family gatherings. If you're tried bringing the same old dish along, spice it up with this side dish that has quickly become one of our favorites! Its a great take on a classic summer side dish.

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July 21, 2014


You guys, I have the easiest ever to make mini albums for you today! And, bonus, they are the perfect size for your Instagram photos! Thus, I've cleverly dubbed them Insta-Albums. I made these for my roommates for the SNAP! conference back in April.

These are perfect for anyone, even those that don't "scrapbook" or do many paper crafts. I'm going to show you how you can make this album in minutes. Then all you need is to print out your 3x3 Instagram photos and adhere them to the pages. I swear, it's that simple! There's plenty of room for journaling, if you so choose. 

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July 18, 2014

Pinterest Feature Friday - PFF #139

HELLO Pretty People! Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday here. Thanks for stopping by the Pinterest Party... the soiree Michele from The Scrap Shoppe, Bev from Flamingo Toes and Kara from Mine for the Making and I take turns turning the spotlight on pinners YOU should follow. This week's featured pinned is... (cue the drum roll):

Kim from Made in a Day
Kim from Made in a Day! Kim has 121 Boards and 5345 Pins. I can't wait to see what fun things Kim has on her boards... so away we go!

Recipes to Try
Her Recipes to Try Board has 286 yummy pins!

Crafty Stuff!
I'm always on the lookout for new projects so I'm all over Kim's Crafty Stuff! Board. There are 279 pins to enjoy.

Do you like wreaths? Me too! There are 147 cool ideas on her Wreaths Board.

Fabric Flowers
How fun... Kim has a Fabric Flowers Board with 75 pins and pretty blooms for every occasion.

There are 117 pins on her DIY Board. So many ideas!

ALRIGHTY... let's get up close and personal with some of these sensational projects.

DIY Rope Bracelets
DIY Rope Bracelets by Made in a Day (what a coincidence!) pinned to Kim's Jewelry Love Board.

Mini Monogram Pedestals
Mini Mongram Pedestals by House of Hepworths pinned to Kim's Momogram Board.

Birthday Cake
Awesome 3rd Birthday Cake by Enchanted Mommy pinned to Kim's Fantastic Cakes and Desserts Board.

library book tote
Library Book Tote from Love and Laundry pinned to her Crafty Stuff Board.

Summer Home Tour
If you are looking to spruce up your home this summer, you'll want to check out this Summer Home Tour from At the Picket Fence, pinned to Kim's Interior Decor Board.

Thanks for having such FABULOUS Boards, Kim! I hope you'll snag a featured button.

Have you joined the Pinterest Master List? Who knows, you would be our next feature!


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July 16, 2014

Glow in the Dark Water Balloons

Are you ready for the be all-end all of outdoor entertainment after dark?

I don't know about where you live, but here in TN it's still pretty hot and humid out even after the sun goes down from June-August. A water balloon fight would not be an unwelcome event! But, a water balloon fight in the dark? The logistics aren't really there.

But how about a glow in the dark water balloon fight?? Yes! 
How is everyone seeing each other? Well, the water balloons in hand obviously, but also you would ideally be playing right at dusk, when you can just make out the other people in the yard. Sounds fun, right?
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