If you follow my blog, or even if you have just glanced in the sidebar, you’ll know I adore my dog! And I adore my sister’s dog Sadie too. I am a total animal lover, and I have to say until recently, I have always been a crazy cat lady. But now thanks to our little iggies I am a crazy dog lady too! For those of you who don’t believe in love at first sight, you just haven’t met the right dog yet. This dog is my heart, and no matter what type of day I am having, just having him here with me makes me happy! The other day I was taking pictures of my jewelry magnets in my bedroom at my parent’s house. The dogs love this room because the bed is right up against the window and it is warm and sunny all day. It is their favorite spot! As I was snapping my product pics, totally caught up in the rush of everything that needed to be done that day, I happened to glance over and see Beaureguard and Sadie happily snoozing in the sun. It completely melted me! I thought for sure they would move the second they spotted me taking pics, but they were totally chill and did not even notice the intrusion. Lucky me! It’s these little moments that I love so much! They captivate you and remind you to slow down a bit, relish the sunshine, know you are blessed by those you love, and remember that life truly is above all else, absolutely beautiful!
Hi guys! I do hope you all are having a lovely week! Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite of my recent projects, a diy vintage wallpaper magnetic board. Vintage wallpaper is one of my absolute favorite things in the entire world! I just adore the prints and textures! It’s so wonderful! I love finding new ways to use it too. I recently came across this pattern from one of my favorite vintage wallpaper shops, Hannah’s Treasures, and immediately thought it would make a great magnetic board for the bedroom at my mom’s house where I stay on visits. Making this little board was really easy, and it whipped up pretty quick too!
Here’s What You Need:
*16×20 Frame (the local flea market or thrift store is a great place to look)
*1 Yard of Vintage Wallpaper
*1 Sheet of HVAC Thin Guage Sheet Metal (I bought mine at home depot, look in the hvac department)
*Acid Free Double Stick Tape
*Framing hardware if needed…
*Heavy Duty Tin Snips
*Foam core ( optional for backing if your frame does not come with backing)
The first thing you need to do is paint your frame if you are planning on painting it. While it dries you can cut and assemble your board. To start measure the opening of your frame. Mine was 16×20. So I marked on the metal 16″ wide and 20″ long. Then cut the metal down to size with the tin snips. You can cut down the foam core to fit your frame as well if you plan on using it. Now, trace your sheet metal dimensions onto the wrong side of your wallpaper, leave an inch on the top and an inch on the bottom for folding over. So if I have a 16×20 piece of metal, then I cut my paper to be 16×22″. Mark 1″ up on both the top and bottom of the wrapping paper. Lay out your metal on top of the paper in between the 1″ marks. Run a strip of double stick tape along the edge at the bottom and top edges of your wall paper on the wrong side. Now, fold over the edges of the paper in towards the middle of the metal and tape down snugly so that the paper is nice and taught across the metal. Next, lay your board into the opening in your frame face down and close up the back. Add a hanger to the middle of the back of the frame and you are ready to hang.
I love this fun magnetic board! It looks great in the room! It is a pretty way to organize and keep little notes and things while I am at my parent’s home. It is a great size too. I just adore the wallpaper and I have quite a bit left that I can use for future crafting, yay! I love how easy this project is to customize just by changing the style of the frame and the wallpaper. The sheet metal in the hvac department at the hardware store is really inexpensive too, so you can always change out the boards if the style of your room changes too. This really is such a fast and easy diy! It would make a great gift for college bound gals who need a memo board for their dorms. I hope some of you will give this one a try! It is so fun and easy, you’ll have a blast!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite pins from my Pinterest boards over the last month. I haven’t had a lot of time to spend on Pinterest lately. However, I did manage to add a bunch of outdoor party pinspiration as well as a healthy dose of cute animals, and some fun diy and home decor to my boards. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
From my board Party Ideas:
I just love this picnic idea! It’s so dreamy!
Love these colors!!!
I love the packaging here, it’s so fun!
From my board For the Home:
Love the shelving!
I love this kitchen! I based the open shelving on the top of my cabinets off of this picture.
I love the cabinet and the fridge! So cute!
From my board Tattoos:
This is so sweet! It means “smile” in Swedish.
From my board Pets and Animals:
I just LOVE this picture!
This cracks me up! So true…
and from my board DIY Ideas I Love:
This is great for summer!
So stinkin’ cute!
I absolutely love this!
Aren’t they all just fantastic! I love Pinterest, don’t you! To see more inspiring pins you can check out all my Pinterest boards Here. I’ll be back next month with more pinspiration! Until then…
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely day! I am so excited to announce that I have a little guest post over at Free Pretty Things for You today! For any of you who are unfamiliar with this fantastic blog, FPTFY is a free image and printables site chocked full of fun clip art, digital scrapbooking elements, craft projects, and tons of vintage charm! Keren, the fantastic gal behind the blog, has collaborated with me to create this fun printable sheet to use to make these fun charm bracelets! You can find my tutorial on the FPTFY website today Here.
So definitely go check out the full tutorial and make some of these fun charm bracelets for your favorite gals! These are so fun to make! You’ll love them! And definitely go check out Keren’s blog, Free Pretty Things for You, Here! It is the absolute cutest!
Hello there! Today I am going to share one of my favorite new spring dessert recipes with you all. This is my version of strawberry shortcake. I had lunch a few weeks ago at Whole Foods and had a slice of their strawberry cake. It was so delicious! I went back a few days later for another slice, but they were all out. Not wanting to spend over twenty dollars on a cake, I decided to try and make one similar myself.
*Butter Yellow Recipe Cake Mix
*Strawberries 2 pints
*Heavy Whipping Cream
Cook your yellow cake according to the directions on the box. You will add the water, sugar, butter, and eggs to the cake mix and beat with a blender for a few minutes. Spray two round cake pans 8″ or 9″ with cooking spray and pour in batter. Bake according to the time on the box. Once your cake is done you will cool it in the pan for a minute and then turn it out of the pan and cool completely. While your cake is cooling cut up 2/3 of your strawberries into thin slices. Slice the remaining third of the strawberries into halves. Put them into separate bowls and sprinkle with sugar and a little water. Cover and refrigerate. You can cut your strawberries ahead of time and let them chill overnight. They are extra good that way. I was impatient and wanted my cake to be ready that particular day, so my strawberries only chilled for an hour or two. In a large mixing bowl pour in some heavy whipping cream. Whip the cream with beaters on medium to medium high. I added my sugar to taste once the cream set up a little. Sometimes whipped cream recipes can be too sweet. I like to be able to control the sweetness. You can add a touch of vanilla to your whip cream as well. Once your cream is whipped to a stiff super light frosting consistency you are ready to assemble your cake. Place your bottom layer of the butter cake on a large plate. “Frost” your layer with a generous amount of whip cream. Add a little extra on the top of the cake for the middle to be nice and full. Now take your sliced strawberries and evenly distribute them over the top of the layer. Place the other layer of cake on top of the first layering the strawberries and whip cream in the middle. Now, spread a thick layer of whip cream frosting over the top and around the sides of the cake. Once you have your cake frosted with your whip cream, you are ready to add your remaining strawberries. Finish off the cake by gently placing the remaining strawberry halves to the side of the cake all the way around at the bottom. Garnish with a few mint sprigs and a strawberry on top if you like, or add a cute cake bunting.
I love how my cake turned out! It is the perfect spring desert. This is not the healthiest cake in the world, but it could be a lot more calorie laden. I think the whip cream and strawberries make it light and airy, and the buttery cake is smooth and moist. This is definitely going to be my go to spring and summer party desert. Everyone here loved it! I hope some of you will try this little recipe out too!
Hi guys! I hope you all are having a fun week! After a fun girls getaway, we are heading home from DC today. The city was so fantastic! I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pics from our trip soon. Today I have a super easy and fun diy project for you, a lace trim cake bunting. This bunting can be whipped up in just a few minutes and makes a super sweet addition to your spring cakes!
What You Need:
*Lace Trim -1/2 to 2/3 yard
*Thread and needle
If you would like to paint your skewers, do so first. Once the paint is dried you are ready to go. Clip your trim to two pieces. I made mine 8.5″ and 10″ long. Thread your needle and thread through the end of one side of your trim. Clip the thread to about 4 or five inches. Now tie the threaded end of trim onto your skewer and knot securely. You can add a dab of glue for added security if you like. Repeat with other side and other skewer. Once you have the first strand tied, thread and tie the bottom strand of trim to the skewers right under the first strand. To finish, tie a small length of ribbon in a bow on each side of the skewer where the trim is tied. Now you are ready to use your bunting in your favorite cake.
I love this sweet bunting! It is lovely and feminine, and makes an adorable topper! This bunting would be perfect for a Mother’s day cake or even for a baby or bridal shower. I will be sharing my new favorite cake recipe soon. The best thing about this bunting is that it is so simple and customizable! I hope I have inspired some of you all to give this one a try. You’ll love it!
Happy Wednesday everyone! As you all know, Mother’s Day is coming up really soon. I always like to make gifts for my moms. It’s always nice to give something thoughtful and handmade to the ones you love most, especially mom. I have gathered a little collection of handmade diy gifts that I think would be especially nice for mommy’s day. Check em’ out:
Check out these fantastic Upcycled Wine Cork Pendants from Fiskars Here
Check out this adorable Fabric Covered Suitcase from The 36th Avenue Here
Check out these sweet No Sew Fabric Flowers from Dana Made It Here
Check out this amazing Retrotastic Camera Camera Bag from Happy Sew Lucky Here
Check out this fabulous DIY Hand Embroidered Portrait with Felt Flowers from Do Small Things With Love Here
Check out this lovely DIY Eco Friendly Soy Candle from Ruffled Here
Check out these sweet Mother’s Day Memory Jars from Centsational Girl Here
Check out this fun DIY Mini Boxy Make Up Bag from Say Yes to Hoboken Here
Check out this lovely DIY Solid Perfume Pocket Watch Locket from Design Sponge Here
And check out these beautiful Gold Leaf Paper Mache Bowls from Kelli Murray Here
Aren’t they all just lovely! I am not a mommy of two legged babies as of yet, but I would love any of these! I know my mom would too! Is there something special you are making for your mommy dear this year? My mom is getting the tablecloth duvet I recently made. I hope this little list has given you all some ideas and inspiration! You can find a lot more ideas through my pinterest boards as well Here.