Sunday, February 28, 2010

Some Sunday Sunshine!

It's going to be a bright, sunny day. The kinda day that makes you want to sing "I can see clearly now the rain is gone" at the top of your lungs. (But I won't 'cause I would never make it on American Idol). Katrina from She Shoes, She Scores has kindly nominated my blog for the sunshine award. I'm flattered.

The rules for accepting the award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.
3. Link to the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love & link to the person from whom you received this award.


My nominees:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Up & Away...

Feed Your Soul has this adorable printable art piece from Nan Lawson. So fitting for today - It's a chilly, rainy day in California yet all my daughter wants to do is go fly a kite!

Friday, February 26, 2010

ABC Art Prints

These alphabet prints would be the perfect touch to a baby shower or a child's birthday gift. Available in six colors. Head over to Kind Over Matter and score one (or all six!) of these freebies.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chic Pillows




These pillows have some of my current favorite things: chiffon flowers, sweet modern fabrics and felt flowers. Watch the video tutorial from The DIY Dish & learn how to make these gorgeous pillows. The best part, they've shared the pattern for the creamy white felt flower (shown above). Get it here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's Baaack!

After a 2 year hiatus, our local McD's has brought back Shamrock Shakes just in time for St Patrick's Day. ***Happy Dance*** It's okay to drink one every day right? I mean a girl needs her daily serving of dairy!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lucky Shamrocks

Feeling lucky? These felt shamrocks from Skip To My Lou are perfect window hangings for celebrating St. Patty's Day. Download the shapes here

Friday, February 19, 2010

It's All About The Presentation!

I'm not a fan of gift bags. I get it, they're quick & easy. But to me, the presentation of the gift is almost as important as the gift itself. As my 2 year old gets older, I'm always looking for cool gifts & special ways to present them to her friends. Then I stumbled across this fantastic idea from Nicole Heady
What little girl doesn't love to bake cupcakes? Especially topped with sprinkles! So with some time & craft supplies, turn the items above into this Cupcake Take Along!
The little details are just fabulous! If someone gave this to me, I'd probably just proudly display it on my counter and never want to open it up & destroy all of it's cuteness! Get the instructions here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coconut Limealicious!

Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies from Gimme Some Oven.
I just ordered some Tropical Coconut Salt. The fresh lime zest
along with a sprinkling of the salt seems like an incredible
combination. Can't wait to try it out!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Oreos

Ghiradelli Chocolate
Double Stuf Oreos
Vanilla Bean Sea Salt
'nuff said!

Get the easy, delicious details at So Wonderful, So Marvelous

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine Project

I drink a lot of coffee. In our house these little bad boys are bought by the case. Which means lots of empty bottles going into the recycling bin. I love their shape (reminds me of the bottles milk men used to delivery to homes back in the day). I thought there had to be something I could do to repurpose them.

It dawned on me as my daughter & I were loading up on Valentine candy at the store. She wanted to present the candy in a special way.

So we took some cute lovey-dovey paper, foam Valentine stickers, goo-gone, gold paint and a creative little 2 year old.
Ta-dah! She's pretty darn proud of her creations!

I think we'll be doing more of these in the near (Easter!) future!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kissing Cupcakes

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Make these kissing fish cupcakes for the sweetheart(s) in your life! Head over to Simply Fun Stuff for all the yummy details.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Who... Who Loves You Felt Owl

Owls are so popular right now! This little guy would be so sweet attached to hair clip or glued to a pin back to use as a brooch. Mix and match colors for fun combinations! Get the instructions from Bugs and Fishes.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Short Term Memory Loss Prevention Device

These printable note lists from Design. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. are too cute! Love the turquoise and red color combo. And I might just stop writing a bazillion post-it notes and keep my life organized with these.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Super Bowl Appetizer Idea

Yum! I love this modern twist on spinach & artichoke dip. Looks easy to make (wontons for the cups = brilliant!) and the bite-sized presentation is fantastic! Get the details here