Looking for a quick and adoreable idea for your Easter holiday decor? Try this little tutorial from holidaysnobs.blogspot.com! Super easy!
I need to make this for a party. You need to make this for a party. I want to eat this at a party. And for breakfast. And for brunch. And maybe dinner.
Scoot on over to Picky Palate and see how they made it. And while you’re there, check out some of their other delicious recipes!
I wanted to tell you about a class I took this past month that was so much fun. It’s an online art class taught by Christy Tomlinson over at The Scarlett Lime.
It’s a mixed media course, which means you learn how to mix different supplies all onto one canvas: paper, inks, fabric, stamps, paint, chalks… basically anything you can get to stick to the canvas! Christy specializes in what she calls “She Art”, renditions of pretty girls, usually with an inspirational message of some sort, just like the girl above.
I really enjoyed this class! I’ve always loved the “layered look” but was usually too scared to attempt it. I’m something of a perfectionist and I was always worried about “ruining” my art pieces. My fears were totally erased in this class. I not only learned the techniques I had always wanted to learn, I learned to let the art develop all on it’s own. Sometimes it came out exactly like I had envisioned, like this one:
But sometimes the piece would have a mind all it’s own, like this one:
When I started this canvas, I had planned to have a really light blue canvas, lots of white and yellow and an overall bright look. I wanted her hair to be longer and wispy. As you can see, it didn’t exactly turn out that way. But I think it turned out great despite my best efforts to make it something else. The phrase, in case you can’t see it, says “she had dreams… beautiful dreams.”
If you are a weekend artist or looking to learn more about mixed media I would highly recommend this class. It’s only 3 weeks and includes very detailed video instruction, templates, shopping lists and lots more. There is a new session beginning April 11th and the cost is just $44.95.
And for those of you who don’t want to make your own she-art…. I’m giving away this canvas:
I only have so much wall space and I’ve still got 3 more canvases to finish in the course, so this pretty little girl is going to live with one lucky reader. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post, anything you like! Entries will be received until Midnight, Sunday, April 3rd. I will announce the lucky winner on Monday, April 4th!
A Friday recipe is sorta becoming a tradition around here…hmmmm…
The weather here is stormy and cold and it just makes me want to hunker down in the house by a fire and eat things like this. It’s easy, it’s comforting, it’s yummy.
Happy Friday everyone, try to stay dry!
You know your week wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t point you to another free printable! This one comes in three spring time colors and is a quick and easy way to brighten up a coffee table. Thanks to Our Daily Obsessions for offering it!
I have always been a little fascinated with bonsai trees, maybe it’s the farm-girl in me that just loves trees. But they are usually in the “asian” style, which is pretty, but not my style. So when I saw these California-Redwood-Esque bonsai trees I swooned. I did, I swooned. This would be so beautiful on a kitchen table or as a gift.
And if a more traditional bonsai is what you wish, they have those too: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/bonsai-specimen-gardens
Some things need no explanation. Thank you to craftaholicsanonymous.net for this printable.
Oooooh, I really like this linen flower pillow tutorial by burlapandblue.com!
It’s pretty simple, too. No complicated cuts or sewing. I suppose you cold even use an existing pillow, if you didn’t mind 2-tone.
Wouldn’t these pillows look great on a leather couch? (Natalie…I’m talking to you!)
Unlike some who turn it into a recreational sport, I don’t really enjoy shopping. I do it because it’s necessary, not because I have so much fun doing it. But there are a few items I cannot resist purchasing in ridiculous quantities. Like lip gloss. I am a sucker for lip gloss. And books. So many books, so little time.
One of my other temptations:
RINGS!!! I have zero will power when it comes to rings! And yes, those are all mine. And no, that is not all of them, just some of my favorites. And that scar on my wrist is from a blind dog named Booger. And that is my perfectly manicured hand with gel-polished awesomeness. More on that some other time.
Some of the above rings were gifts, my friends and family know how to get to my heart. On my pinkie is my class ring. Ahhhh, the memories.
So, here are a few more rings I’ve seen lately. I’m trying really hard not to buy them. Really, really hard. It’s a losing battle.
These lovelies are on Etsy. I need some more color in my life. They make me think of spring.
So, I have a bunch of cherry wood from the orchard I grew up in. I think I need to find someone who can carve me a ring like this one from my precious cherry trunks.
This is so vintage looking. Drool.
A crown?! On my hand?! If I wore a tiara on my finger maybe I wouldn’t get such weird looks from people when I wear my tiara on my head at the grocery store. I’m only sorta kidding.
It’s just smart and economical to buy a ring like this. It would go with anything! On a side note: look at the hair on those fingers! Really, Miss Hand Model, you couldn’t get your fingers waxed?! Or maybe it’s Mr. Hand Model??
Another vintage inspiration.
Another nod to crowns.
Stacking rings are another favorite. Very chic.
And lastly this gorgeous ring from Stella and Dot. Sigh… my kryptonite I tell ya.