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Stop, Look, & Link Party #24 [Plus Features too!]

Thursday, February 28, 2013


Hi! Welcome to our Linky Party - This party is hosted by Alexandra @ In Designer Jeans and Lauren @ All Things HomieWe are very excited to see all of your great projects and ideas! 
Once the party is done we will post the most viewed links and a few of our favorites so be sure to check back next week to see if you are featured.

Can you believe the start of March is literally around the corner!? It may be a bit early but how to do you decorate for St. Patricks day? Do you go all out or combine that with Easter and Spring? Do tell :)
Features from last weeks Stop, Link, & Look party:



Sarah M Scultz showed us how to Revamp Children's Bedroom Under Budget!



Thank you again for sharing your great ideas and for everyone's support! <3

[Now its party time]

The guidelines are simple, promise!


Please follow your lovely hosts so you can share your great ideas every week! :)

Link back in some way... Grab a button on the side bar or a text link on your page

Link projects, crafts, recipes, fun stories, or anything created in some way by YOU
Please do not link up other parties, stores, or giveaways

It is not required but would be much appreciated to check out other links and share the blog love! <3

The party will start at 9am! 
Have fun!




Gallery frames on clearance!

Friday, February 22, 2013

I am so excited I had to post this sitting in my car at the Michael's parking lot: I have been on the hunt for nice frames to do a gallery wall but have had no luck at the near by thrift stores and while I have found some on etsy I cannot justify spending the insane amounts for shipping. While on my trip to the craft store for etching cream (project to come soon) I found this on clearance for $20!!
It is a set of 5 gallery frames- the largest being the size I needed most! Ill post an update once I get them on our walls! Hurray!



Stop, Look, & Link Party #23 [Plus Features too!]

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Hi! Welcome to our Linky Party - This party is hosted by Alexandra @ In Designer Jeans and Lauren @ All Things HomieWe are very excited to see all of your great projects and ideas! 
Once the party is done we will post the most viewed links and a few of our favorites so be sure to check back next week to see if you are featured.

It has been so nice here the past few weeks in Northern California - it hardly feels like winter anymore! Its perfect weather to start DIY projects that require spray paint or any other smelly substance [stains, glues, etc]. What have YOU been working on!?


Features from last weeks Stop, Link, & Look party:



Scattered Squirrel shared their great ideas for Kid's Craft Cupboard Organization:

Lauren's pick this week was a super simple and cute makeover to a Plain Storage Ottoman by Urbane Jane: 

Alexandra loved the idea and colors on the Dip Painted Chair from Atkinson Drive:


Thank you again for sharing your great ideas and for everyone's support! <3

[Now its party time]

The guidelines are simple, promise!

Please follow your lovely hosts so you can share your great ideas every week! :)

Link back in some way... Grab a button on the side bar or a text link on your page

Link projects, crafts, recipes, fun stories, or anything created in some way by YOU
Please do not link up other parties, stores, or giveaways

It is not required but would be much appreciated to check out other links and share the blog love! <3

The party will start at 9am! 
Have fun!


Union Jack Flag Curtains

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In the midst of wanting to redecorate everything, we have decided to turn one of our bedrooms into a mini studio that Z, my husband, can work from home in from time to time. I really wanted to create an atmosphere that was cozy but something that would fit him... And then it hit me! He LOVES all things British so why not incorporate that into it. Easy peasy right!?  WRONG! I looked all over the internet for Union Jack Curtains or even Union Jack Decor that didn't belong in a children's room and had very little luck. 
Thats when I decided that I could make some! I started with a very large flag that I found on eBay at a great price - it was 5' x 8' and from the 1970's but came with its original box and was in great condition:


I decided that the white was a little too bright and wanted to give it a true vintage feel, so I stained it in our kitchen sink. Even though nylon is near impossible to stain I read that if you used really hot water it would help to open the fibers and let the stain sink in. The first round of tea had very little impact, the second round included: tea, coffee, coca-cola, red wine, and whiskey! The concoction did the trick even though it smelt terrible.


Then I hung it over our fence to dry in the sun and rubbed a bit of mud and sprayed coffee to help darken it:


Then ran it through the machine sans detergent and dried it on low. 
The next part was very easy: I simply cut the flag up the middle and finished the raw edged using a simple hem and used curtain clips and voila:


Z is VERY happy with the turn out - they give the room a unique vibe and suit him well :)



Thee Networking Blog Hop | February Edition

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hi! Thanks for stopping by the FINAL Networking Blog Hop! I am Alexandra and its nice to meet you :). I have an amazing family, my husband Z [who supports all of my crazy ideas] and three dogs! By day I work full time as a personal assistant but in my extra time I LOVE to blog about all of my adventures from crafting, DIY-ing, and taking things apart to cooking and baking.  I have both success and failures when it comes to trying out new things but share the journey regardless of the end result!

It's here, Thee Networking Blog Hop, February Edition and it's final edition!  It's hard to believe it's been a year since this began! It's been a blast, but all good things must come to an end. This will be the last networking blog hop.   I've met some fabulous bloggers and made some great new friends!  I hope you can say the same.  I've doubled the hosts on this event so we can go out with a bang!
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Here's to networking and here's to each of you!
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Are you ready to network??
Are you prepared to make some new bloggy friends??
Well, here's your chance!


Stop, Look, & Link Party #22 [Plus Features too!]

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Hi! Welcome to our Linky Party - This party is hosted by Alexandra @ In Designer Jeans and Lauren @ All Things HomieWe are very excited to see all of your great projects and ideas! 
Once the party is done we will post the most viewed links and a few of our favorites so be sure to check back next week to see if you are featured.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! Hope you all have a great day and weekend with the ones you love! <3


Features from last weeks Stop, Link, & Look party:

Atkinson Drive shared their "When Life Gives you Lemons" Kitchen decor:

Check out this super cute Handmade Valentine's Day card from About Blogging Time!:

Lauren's pick this week was the Simple Skirt with Pockets form Dindin Does- adorable!

 Alexandra's pick was Buttercream Frosting for Extreme heat from Cake Si Bon - a recipe that looks delicious and can withstand heat:




Thank you again for sharing your great ideas and for everyone's support! <3

[Now its party time]

The guidelines are simple, promise!

Please follow your lovely hosts so you can share your great ideas every week! :)

Link back in some way... Grab a button on the side bar or a text link on your page

Link projects, crafts, recipes, fun stories, or anything created in some way by YOU
Please do not link up other parties, stores, or giveaways

It is not required but would be much appreciated to check out other links and share the blog love! <3


The party will start at 9am! 
Have fun!



Stop, Look, & Link Party #21 [Plus Features too!]

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Hi! Welcome to our Linky Party - This party is hosted by Alexandra @ In Designer Jeans and Lauren @ All Things HomieWe are very excited to see all of your great projects and ideas! 
Once the party is done we will post the most viewed links and a few of our favorites so be sure to check back next week to see if you are featured.

Valentine's Day is officially one week away!! Can you believe it is already the middle of February!? It feels like the Holidays just last week still. What is your favorite thing about Valentine's Day annnnd have you decorated??


Features from last weeks Stop, Link, & Look party:

Check out this Free February 2013 Printable from Rainbows & Honeysuckle - Thanks for sharing!!
Oh.Scrap.That shared her beautiful scrapbook page of her Wedding Ladies: 

Lauren LOVED the DIY Heart garland from Teenah's Projects <3 

Alexandra's pick this week was a super yummy recipe for Oatmeal Cookies by My Silly Stitchin' Adventures:




Thank you again for sharing your great ideas and for everyone's support! <3

[Now its party time]

The guidelines are simple, promise!

Please follow your lovely hosts so you can share your great ideas every week! :)

Link back in some way... Grab a button on the side bar or a text link on your page

Link projects, crafts, recipes, fun stories, or anything created in some way by YOU
Please do not link up other parties, stores, or giveaways

It is not required but would be much appreciated to check out other links and share the blog love! <3

The party will start at 9am! 
Have fun!



Its a girl! [Baby Shower]

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The past few weeks have been busy with planning a baby shower for my sister - its the first baby in the family and we are all VERY excited! The shower was a lot of fun - we did a Tea Party Theme - my silhouette machine definitely came in handy!
Here are a few pictures... Enjoy :)




We had cucumber water, iced tea, and a super yummy 
champagne punch [I'll post the recipe soon]

The food was catered and was super yummy!


Tulips!

My Sister :)
 The whole gang!

Annnd finally the favors - I made tea cup candles (which I have seen all over Pinterest and was glad to be able to actually make them!)

My tutorial on how I made them is in the works!



 
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