Thursday, February 28, 2013

Garage Sale Bench Makeover

Today we have a wonderful guest over Dinah from DIY Inspired! She has a great tutorial about a bench makeover she found at a garage sale. I don't know about you but I just love garage sales you never know what you are going to find.
by Dinah Wulf

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Art Origami Book Folding a Tutorial

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I can't believe that  Wednesday is already here! Well you know what that means! I have more Origami Book Folding Art for your viewing pleasure. The following book is beyond simple, I know you can do it in your sleep.  Their are only two kind of folds that you will be doing and that's it! I told you it was simple. Go ahead and grab your book and let get folding!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Celebrating first flush movement with Pull-Ups

I don't know how many mom's are in the same boat as me right now but I have begun the potty training process. I know that at first I was clue less on how to begin.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Diamond Tufted Dining Bench DIY

Today I have the lovely Jenny over as my guest and she is has a lovely tutorial for Diamond Tufted Dining Bench!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vintage Wooden Bench DIY

Nicole is back with another guest post on her Vintage wooden bench painted awning green!

Vintage Bench with Danish Modern Legs; shes just about done, I have been working all evening finishing her up. I always wanted to try the "dipped leg" technique. So Modern and Vintage Chic all in one. I decided to paint the Hardware the same color Green, I sanded down the legs and painted half the legs Green too. I think it turned out cool, the next step is painting on a clear coat of polyurethane. Here is her look so far...
      Almost there:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Real Butterfly Terrarium in Glass Dome

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I've been in love with butterflies since my best friend bough me a butterfly from her trip overseas. She was so sweet to be thinking of me on her trip and I was so exited to have a beautiful purple butterfly in my home. I wanted to expand my butterfly collection but first I wanted to do research on how the butterflies are obtained by vendors.  I found out something very interesting. If you find the right vendor they obtain butterflies from natives who have butterfly farms to help support themselves instead of cutting down their rain forest. 
I went in search and I found this wonderful vendor who has butterflies where I could spread them myself and make a real butterfly dome.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Book Origami Folding Tutorial

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Imagine that its Wednesday again and that means that its another Origami book folding tutorial! I hope you are ready! I love doing my origami book folding late at night while watching TV or on the phone. I always try to keep my hands busy. So if you are like me and want to keep your hands busy late at night give it a try. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Free Organization and Kids Activity Printables

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                                                                                                                                      I am starting to notice the older I get the more I have the need for list. I am getting very forgetful with very simple things. At times I think is because all my attention and mind power it kept by my son. He is very active and the moment I take my eyes off him, I know he up too no good. So I went in search for printables to help me in my daily life. Here is what I found!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Its all about Butterfly Tags

I am all ready for spring and for warm weather to start coming in. In the spirit of the coming spring I have done its all about butterfly tags tutorial. You can even use the tag for your wedding if you want to add the special touch of vintage and romance. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Legos Storage Ideas Containers

If you did not know, I have a wonderful little boy who I hope one day gets to enjoy playing with Legos as much as I did and at times still do. I really want an excuse to play with Legos again but my little one is still a little young for them. He enjoys throwing them at the walls or taking them apart more than building anything. However, that has not stopped our family from buying them Legos for his last birthday or Christmas. Now I have a small problem, where do I put all this Legos when they are not being thrown at the walls? 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blogging interview with Crafty Chica!

Today we have the fantastic Kathy from Crafty Chica! She has a couple of book under her belt and has been crafting for over 11 years! He is  legend in her own right and you will never guess what she use to do before she started crafting!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blogging interview with Ginger Snap Crafts!

Ginger Snap Crafts

I have Ginger from Ginger snap craft over sharing her life and blogging with use. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much I did! Can you guess her hidden talent?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Blogging Interview with A girl and a glue gun

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Today we are joined by Kimbo from A girl and a glue gun! I think her blog name is so catchy! Take a seat and join getting to know her and her journey.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Blogging Tips interview with Jaderbomb



Today we have Jade from Jaderbomb who I just meet at CHA convention for five minutes and I feel in love with her. Now I am stalking her on instagram and her blog. She has the most warm and friendly personality I have even encountered. You know one of those people who you instantly know you want to be friends with because they could add goodness to your life. Well that's what I got from her in the first five minutes. haha. Anyways, here is Jade being honest to what blogging means to her. 

Blogging tips from Flamingo Toes!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Darth Vader and a Star Wars Alphabet?!

Its that time of the week! Its time to Geek out with star wars! In my search for the greatness that is star wars I have scoured pinterest and I know bring you cookie cutters! I so need to get my hand on these cute little star wars cookie cutter because no Sunday afternoon can go with out baking star war cookies. Yoda would be quite disappointed in me.

                                                                       Source: via Alicia on Pinterest

Blogging tips from Blog Guidebook

Blog Guidebook

Today we have Sarah over from Blog guidebook. When I first started blogging I was over at this site everyday trying to figure out my blog. If you have a blogging question you could stop by Blog Guidebook and they have a tutorial for it!

1. What's the reason you began blogging?
I started blogging as a sort of journal/scrapbook. Luckily when I met Lyndsay (via email) we were able to use both our talents
as bloggers…Lyndsay is the design guru and I'm the idea and fulfillment person.

2. What's your favorite DIY project you have done?
My favorite is painting my kitchen cabinets a bright aqua color. They were a dark wood color which I painted pale blue,
then I needed something bright and turned to aqua.
My other favorite is painting brick walls w/ a spray bottle. It was an amazing transformation!

3. What hidden talent do you have, in which you have not shared with your fellow readers? 
Well, because my blog is pretty much specifically geared toward blogging and DIY blogging, I haven't talked much about food…
which is one of my passions. I love baking and icing cakes and cookies.

4. What are your blogging goals have you set for 2013?

Goals…let's see. We're focusing on really communicating one on one with our readers, leaving comments and replies, and of course,
growing our blog even more by branching out into new venues (such as crafts and recipes).

5. It seems like it that time of the year where a lot of blogging conference are happening. Have you attended any and if so which one would you recommend?

Sarah went to The SITS Girls Bloggy Bootcamp last year in St. Louis…it was just to meet other bloggers and see what the conference thing is all about. It was amazing! This year she is going to Phoenix to attend the SITS Girls Bloggy Business Camp. Definitely recommend the Bloggy Bootcamp…it's affordable for most bloggers and you learn a lot! There are many we'd LOVE to attend…Snap and BYB come to mind.

6. What was the best blogging tip you ever received and would pass on?

You can't blog alone. You have to have a partner or a group of bloggers to help you. If you try to do it on your own you will burn out and not grow.  If you have a "tribe" you will have supporters that can tell their readers about you too. Having regular contributors helps take the performance pressure off too.

7. Do you find it easy in reaching out to other bloggers?

I think so. Of course, if they are "famous" you can't reach them because of the assistants and email machines, but smallerbloggers, new bloggers are good at asking for help and emailing back and forth.

8. How do you believe you are able to determine yourself between a small blog,a medium blog, large blog and a super star?

When we started blogging we hoped for about a thousand followers…now almost three years later we are grateful for our 3000+ (GFC) and all the others who read in us in their emails and readers. We try not to compare ourselves to super blogs (because they're just the lucky ones!) mostly because there are so many amazing blogs out in blogland…I found one recently that only had 200 followers but it was SOOOOO good! Don't compare yourself to others (another rule of blogging).

9. Where do you see yourself and your blog in five years?

I have no idea where the blog "industry" will be in five years. Hopefully it will still exist and be going strong. If it starts waning, then I'll get my brain turning and move onto the next project. As long as we can keep helping the average Jane blog her best we will be here. We'd love to find something amazing to do with our blog…we'll keep trying new things and meeting new bloggers. One long term goal would be to host our own "conference" and do it our way!

10. Anything else you would like add? 

Thanks so much for the questions. They were answered by Sarah of The Blog Guidebook.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you stop by tomorrow for more fun. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Recycle Egg Poacher to Hanging Planter

I do have the wonderful Nicole over from Design it Girl Blog guest posting her wonderful recycled craft!

I was so excited when I thought of this ideas, Recycling an Egg Poacher into a hanging plant, that I purchased at Goodwill for $1.75.  It was well worth it, I must say it turned out better than I thought. I am loving the idea and design concept of an indoor garden, I am obsessed with plants now and the whole design hysteria behind it!. "Keeping It Green" is my motto. We started an indoor garden a few months ago, still {waiting for our small crops to grow}. Planting a few Avocado Pits, Basil, Tomato's, Dill, and Parsley, was so much fun to plant, sprouting little by little is fun to watch them grow. Here is my design inspiration for my egg poacher, turned Modern Hanging Plant Design:

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Blogging Tips from Barbara from Chase the Star

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Today we are joined by Barbara over from Chase the Star. She has wonderful insight about blogging and a wonderful blog you should all stop by. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blogging Interview with Kadie from Seven Alive

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Today we have a special guest with Kadie from Seven Alive. She has wonderful DIY tutorials and you should stop by and show some love!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Blogging Interview with Emily from 52 Mantels

52 Mantels

We are joined today by Emily and she is one of my many favorite bloggers. I just love he blog and stop by often. Come and take a look at what she had to say about blogging!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Interview with Amy from One Artsy Mama

Today I have another wonderful treat coming from Amy at One Artsy Mama in continuing out 14 days of blogger love! I just love getting to know our fellow bloggers and Amy has a wonderful story to tell.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Interview with Dinah at DIY Inspired

Today we are joined by my good friend Dinah from DIY Inspired, if you you have not stop by her blog you should she is full of inspiration. Come and join us to get to know her. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Interview with Sarah from Becoming Martha

Today we have Sarah from Becoming Martha and I am very excited to share what she had to say in our interview in 14 days of blogger love. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey sang by Dwarves or Peter Hollen?

Today is Geek Friday !
I am going about my usual and I found this wonderful video of Peter Hollen singing the entire song of Misty Mountain from the Hobbit with only vocals! I was entrance the entire time with his singing. I am telling you I had goose bumps! You would think he had Dwarves working for him to sing back up. He gives you multiple views of each vocal, so you know its him singing the entire song. I think this is genius! He has also made of Game of Throne version which was more theatrical which is awesome of course. 

I promise you that the entire time you are hearing this song, all you will be doing is staring at him! To tell you the truth, I subscribe to his you tube before the song was over. So you don't believe me? Go a head and watch it and tell me other wise. Come on, I dare you.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tune tomorrow for more blogger love!

Blogging Interview with Sugar Bee Crafts

We are going to start the 14 Days of Blogger Love with the wonderful Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts! I have been a long time follower and just love everything she come us with. Mandy is going to share some blogging tips and a couple things about herself lets get started.