May 3, 2012

Friday Finds

 Let's not dilly dally around because I have a whole bunch of goodness to share today.

Linda, from It All Started With Paint started an Etsy Shop recently called Drop Cloth Designs, where she sells lots of gorgeous pillows. Not only does she sell beauties like this one, she generously posted a tutorial on her blog for making one yourself. This pom pom pillow is my favorite.

Drop Cloth Designs

Michele at Knot too Shabby painted these charming white birds and branches on top of her refinished nightstands.  

Knot Too Shabby

 And speaking of charming, check out this vintage You Are My Sunshine sign made by Dean and Shannon at (aka) Design.

(aka) Design

This gorgeous slipcover is made from a painter's drop cloth! Head over to Postcards from the Ridge to see Angie's before and after photos of her sofa.  
Postcards from the Ridge

How fun is this ski pole floor lamp created by Kim at Reposhture? Kim has a wonderful sense of humor and is full of inspiration to try new things.
I've been collecting ideas and planning to paint a sign for my loft for awhile now. On this one, made and sold by Cottage Charm Creations' Todd and Jodi, I love the colors, the distressing, the lettering and the rope hanger. 

Cottage Charm Creations
Over at Diapered Daze and Knights you'll find a great tutorial for making this pallet potting table. I've added this to my husband's honey-do list. 

Diapered Daze and Knights

The timing should be just right to make a wheelbarrow salad garden. This one, photographed at the Malvern Gardening Show by Ewa in the Garden has lettuce, arugula, and parsley. 

Ewa in the Garden
Miss Mustard Seed has shared advice for getting ready for a fair, based on her personal experiences of being a booth vendor. The comments left on her post are also full of vendor wisdom from her readers. 

Miss Mustard Seed

I'm always on the lookout for easy smart ways I can change my housekeeping to help keep the planet a great place to live.  Ann at Moonbeams and Butterflies has a regular tip feature she calls: 
Moonbeams and Fireflies
This week Ann has 10 win-win tips for laundry that will help me clean my laundry while making the earth's water supply less contaminated.  

The Graphics Fairy

When my daughters were in high school they used to have diy spa days at home. They would make homemade beauty concoctions and spend the day doing facials and manicures and visiting together. Julia at Blissfully Content has made an all-natural facial cleanser with a yogurt base that reminded me of those days with my daughters. As a gift to myself, I'm going to make some of Julia's cleanser using the recipe she shares on her website, and have a diy spa day with my daughters on Mother's Day. 
Blissfully Content
And while I'm talking about Mother's Day, how cute is this  MOM banner for a Mother's Day cake? You can find the free printable for this cute banner designed by Sugar Tot Designs' Telisa at I (heart) Nap Time

I (heart) Nap Time

And, of course, now you'll need a scrumptious cake from which to hang your cute MOM banner. How about this Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake? Find the recipe by Sommer at A Spicy Perspective.  
A Spicy Perspective

Whew! Lots of great stuff out there this week, right? 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and  a

Happy Friday!  

PS:  I'm investigating how to add one of those nice I've Been Featured  buttons to  my blog, so please check back if I featured you and you're interested in one.  Thank you so much for letting me share your wonderful inspirations. 


  1. Thanks so much for the feature, Laurel. What an honor!

  2. Hi Laurel,

    Wow! You found some awesome projects. Thanks!


  3. Laurel,

    Love the projects and posts you found! And thanks so much for the pillow feature and Etsy shout out!

    And that spa day idea is so great! I'm going to visit Blissfully Content and pin that facial recipe ... I think my daughter would love it!


  4. My goodness you found some fun stuff! that pallet bench and the wheel barrow top the list. But those bird tablees are sure sweet. I took a peek at your beautiful garden too! Thanks so much for your great comment!

  5. Thanks for the feature! Some fab projects! Glad to have found your blog. :)

  6. Hi Laurel,
    So happy you stopped by my blog!! Thanks for the wonderful comment. I'm also very happy i found your blog now!!It's fabulous! I can't wait to look at your posts. I'm loving it already.I'm your new follower too.


  7. Laurel,
    I loved your idea about the spa day with your girls. I also have two daughters and I can recall doing the same thing with them! Great idea to go down memory lane with them on Mother's Day! Enjoy yours!!!

  8. Laurel, Thank you again for the lamp feature! You are truly groovy!

  9. Laurel - thanks for the potting table feature! I am loving your craft room bunting this week!

  10. Those triangle banners are so adorable and whimsical! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's true, that Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake is to die for!

  11. Wonderful features...LOVE that huge sign!!


  12. Hey! Thanks for sharing our vintage sign!!!


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