Apr 26, 2013

Friday Finds

Boise is full of spring blossoms today, and the sun is shining. 

It's a perfect Friday, and I have lots of great finds to share.

First up, a few wonderful DIY's.

Knick of Time
 Angie at Knick of Time made some beautiful backgrounds for vignettes and shares some wonderful examples for using them around the home.

Thistlewood Farms
Kari Anne from Thistlewood Farms shares her $100 peel and stick tile butler's pantry floor. Isn't this a great vintage look at an amazing price?

Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Man

 Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom shares an easy to follow tutorial with a diagram for making a bubble fountain. This is on my summer to-do list.

Our Home Away from Home
 I've been waiting with excitement for Maria Elena from Our Home Away from Home to reveal her new craft room. Check out the fun cheerful details and great storage ideas. And though this looks straight out Pottery Barn, Maria Elena and her husband did all the work themselves! 

M-T Tails
 Meg's new white dining room at MT Tails is absolutely one of my all-time favorite rooms. Every inch is styled to perfection gorgeous. This green buffet is just one of many wonderful pieces of furniture. This room is a must-see

In My Own Style
 Diane at In My Own Style painted this pretty sideboard for a pop of color, then topped it with the perfect lamps and striped shades. I'm crazy about this contemporary look. 

  I'm equally in love with this curvy painted vintage buffet and French labels found over at Cat-arzyna.  


I came across yet another perfect buffet on Kristen's house tour at Sophia's.  (You MUST see the entire house tour!) 

Four totally different buffets above, and each one is as gorgeous as the one before. Sigh...  I love it!

Never Enough Thyme
 Have I mentioned before that family Sunday summer dinners on the deck are a tradition at my house? Over-the-top old fashioned desserts like Lana's Strawberry Icebox Cake from Never Enough Thyme are often a fun part of the menu.

Yep, I can't wait for warm summer evenings. 

I hope you found a few Friday Finds to tickle your taste today. 

Happy Friday! 
Have a wonderful weekend!



Apr 23, 2013

Free Vintage Mother's Day Tag Download

I love making and displaying vintage tags around my home, especially for different holidays. 

Last week I came across some vintage art in my files I thought would make sweet Mother's Day tags, and I'm sharing them with you as a free download  

Mother's day is May 12! 



Here's how I made my tags: 

1.) Save the individual artwork images at the end of this post to your computer. 

2.) Print the images onto card stock using your best printer setting.

3.) Glue the card stock onto stiff mat board using Mod Podge and a paint brush. Carefully wipe off any excess glue and tuck the page under a heavy book to dry flat overnight. 

4.) Cut your tags out

4.) Use a paint brush to apply glue around the edges and sprinkle with chunky German glass glitter.

6.) After the glitter is dry, punch a hole in your tags and thread them with pretty ribbons.

My sources for the artwork are these old Broderbund CD's I've had since the nineties. 

Below are the images for download. The actual printable size of each tag is 4" x 2.5".  

Click on each image to open it in a new window, then right click it to save to your computer. Remember to use your printer's best quality setting.

 I hope you enjoy making a sweet tag for a lucky mother in your life. 

Thank you for stopping by today.

 Have a great day!

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Apr 19, 2013

Friday Finds

Thanks for stopping by today for Friday Finds. I have so much to share with you!

Cedar Hill Ranch
Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch has a great series called On the Back Porch, where she interviews other bloggers. This week, Jennifer Rizzo was her guest. Jen's beautiful blog was one of the first I ever followed, and it was fun to read about her interesting and surprising background. Click on over to Cedar Hill Ranch and see if you're surprised, too! (If you have a few extra minutes, Jennifer's home was flooded yesterday and I know she'd appreciate a supportive visit to her blog, too.)

Art and Sand
 Carol's blog, Art and Sand is one of my new favorites. She's all about color and is so creative. Carol kept getting side tracked with projects that would pop into her head as she sorted through her things and put together her new garage work space. She shared it with us this week, and it's just charming. 

Design Dreams by Anne
Anne of Design Dreams by Anne is also charming me with color lately. Anne decorated the side of her washer and dryer with this gorgeous seed catalog art. 

At Home on the Bay
Mary from At Home on the Bay shares some of her favorite pins from her Pattern Play Pinterest Board. I jumped right onto Pinterest to follow her great inspiration board after seeing her faves, and I bet you will to!

Nalle's House
  At Nalle's House I love the way Anu's Scandinavian aesthetic marries bright bold color with simplicity of design Check out her blog for easy directions to make this simple fabric basket and for fabulous photos of her adorable children and house. I think you'll be hooked!

Restoration Beauty
 And talk about simplicity of design! Check out these simple rain gutter bookshelves made by Selene over at Restoration Beauty. Are these not perfect for a child's (or grandchild's) room? 

Spool and Spoon
If you love papercrafts as much as I do, you'll love these paper bows from Jess at Spool and Spoon. Jess shares a template with us for making these cute bows. 

Create Craft Love
 I'm hoping to make one of these cool garden hose wreaths for my shed door this summer. Jill came up with this cute wreath idea at Create Craft Love and shows us how to  make one

 Last Friday I shared HGTV's garden perrenials that love the sun, and this week I'm sharing perrenials that love the shade. HGTV has many more lists and photographs of perrenials that grow well in various conditions. 

Top This Top That
I wonder if I'm the only one who has never tried Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It looks delicious! Now I have Laura's recipe for "The Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake You Will Ever Eat" over at Top This Top That, and it only uses five ingredients. Time for me to try it! 

Happy Friday!