Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oh my Hermione!

Just lovely! Oh goodness how I love her style! I can't wait for the new movie in November!
Here's a few of my favorite shots of Emma Watson (aka Hermione)
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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Man! Those Harry Potter kids have style!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I was inspired.....

...when I saw these! I was perusing some lovely blogs when I saw these cheery cupcakes on the Dainty Squid blog, one of my favorite online reads. How colorful and fun, they just looked like a party to me!

(These two photos are from the Dainty Squid blog) I decided to make some of my own! And it was actually pretty easy!
I basically made the cake mix according to the directions on the box, seperated the batter into four bowls , and added a different neon food color to each bowl.
Then I spooned a little bit of each color into each paper cake cup and baked!

I don't bake that often because it kind of intimidates me for some reason, but this was fun!
I think I want to try it again but make the colors brighter! Once the cupcakes were baked the colors looked a bit more pastel than I thought they were going to, but I love them!
I want to say thanks to the Dainty Squid for providing inspiration for an entire afternoon of fun!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Thrifty Thursday!

In this week's installment of Nifty Thrifty Thursday...some lovely suitcases!
Each one of these bad boys only cost me $5!
I have used them for travel, but when they aren't toting my possessions from here to there, they make for awesome storage and interesting decor!

The first one is a little case, I think maybe as part of a set of children's luggage?
It's a bit rough around the edges but I just couldn't say no to that print!
The wire is coming through a bit on the outside edges and I am still trying to figure out how to remedy that, but once I fix it I would love to use it as a carrying case for my laptop!
If you have any suggestions on how to fix it please let me know!
Look at these two little gems! I love them both so much!
The green will be the perfect size to fit both Matt and I's stuff when we go on vacation this year, and the grey (which is in just about perfect condition) will be perfect to fit tons of craft supplies!
I hope you all are having good thrifting luck as well!
Enjoy the nifty day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Hello all! I have been so excited to reveal the winner of this fun giveaway, the prize is an awesome crafting book jammed full of creative inspirations and lovely projects!
Without further adieu....
the winner is dun dun dun duh........
Maggie from The Magpie Nest!
She said:

Picking a favorite movie is difficult for me...I don't watch very many because I have a short attention span!

I'll go with Pirates of the Caribbean though...I never get tired of watching it!

Congratulations Maggie ! Please e-mail me your address and your prize will be on it's way in no time!

Also, I wanted to share with everyone another fun giveaway going on over at Sunshine and Carousels! Check it just might win!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Inspiring crafting book and a giveaway!

I have had the BEST luck lately at thrift stores! I found this amazing 1966 crafting book for $1! It's a guide to knitting, dressmaking, and needlecraft...and is filled with fantastic photos and tons of creative inspiration! This book is perfect for when I'm feeling creatively stumped . (which happens more often than I would like)

I LOVE it!
Now on to the giveaway!
Up for grabs is a craft book that I have in my own collection! The Creative Homeowner Complete Embellishing Techniques and Projects.
It's full of useful hints and techniques for adorable projects!
Just leave me a comment in this post telling me what your favorite movie is , and I will choose a winner at random on Tuesday (6/15) at midnight!
I've got my fingers crossed for all of you!

I hope you are all having an unbelievable Saturday!
Good luck!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cool hand me ;)

I have been a crocheting maniac! I really want to perfect me skills, even though so far I can only do a single crochet stitch, but in time I will get even better!
I recently made a cute cup sleeve to use on to go cups from coffee shops or mugs at home!
I'm quite proud, it's so nice to be able to make things that you actually use or wear!
I of course made it in my two favorite colors blue and green, how did I do?

I'm doing a giveaway tomorrow so make sure to stop by!
You all are so lovely, thank you for reading!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Inspired by : Balloons

I am always thinking about what it is that inspires me. Through different seasons of my life it is usually different types of things. I have noticed that everything lately is sort of free, or at least care free in nature.
I am soooo inspired by balloons right now. They remind me of being a kid. The way they dance in the wind is sort of magical you know?
I think they are one of the purely happiest things on Earth. Think about it...where do you see balloons ? Parties! Birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation do not usually see balloons at funerals.
Happy Tuesday!
Celebrate something today!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Re-painted Treasures

I found some lovely items at a local thrift store that needed an upgrade.
I got these cute owl wall plaques for .50 each, and the frame in the next photo for $2.
The owls were brown and the frame was bergundy, so I decided to paint them to make them match my decor better .
How do you think they turned out??
I haven't quite decided if I will keep the owls or if I will make them part of a gift to someone, as owls aren't really my thing but they are super cute!
The frame however, I am in LOVE with!

I haven't decided yet what exactly I will use the frame for. I may add a section of fabric covered cork or I might just leave the frame empty and hang it up. I was thinking about collecting beautiful frames and making an entire wall of just the empty frames.....we will see.

By the way, Krylon is the best brand of spray paint I have some across for almost any project. It sprays so evenly and the gloss has the perfect subtle shine. I wish I could have every color on hand for miscellaneous projects.

Have a good Monday everyone!
I'm planning a giveaway this week so stay tuned!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Zooey love

That is all.