Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What's for Dinner?

Today instead of crafting -- I'm cooking.
Most days I'm not into cooking. 
I'd rather bake any day than cook.
However, on occasion I like to try my hand at a new recipe. 
The easier the better. The less ingredients the better.
So when I ran across a few really simple but delicious looking recipes on Pinterest I had to try them out.

 Here's the menu for today.
And a couple links in case you want to try them for yourself. 
Enjoy!

Who doesn't love a 3 ingredient only crock pot dish?


  Seven Layer Salad 
This recipe was from my grandmother. It was always a hit at church and family dinners.


 Sour Cream and Chives Mashed Potatoes
Thank you Betty Crocker. You just made my mashed potato making a whole lot easier!
 &
Garlic Bread
This came from the local bakery. Walmart bakery that is. It looked wonderful!

  
 Oreo Fluff
I was really craving some Oreo pudding. This was even easier and just as amazing. Then again -- how could you go wrong with Oreos? 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hair Ties. Hair Bows.

It's been a rainy day here in Tennessee. 
Honestly, I just don't feel like being crafty on a rainy day. 
I'd rather be lazy and maybe read a good book or watch a movie.
However, I did want to feel somewhat productive today, so naturally I started browsing Pinterest.
That's the productive thing to do. Right? 
Right. 

 I did come across these cute hair ties that I've been wanting to try. 
It just so happens I had picked up more elastic ribbon the other day, so I had a nice assortment ready and waiting to try out.
If you're looking for something cute, easy, and inexpensive -- this is it!

 

 
 I love how versatile these ribbons can be. You can tie knots on the ends or bows. Or you can make super cute headbands for your little ones!



 

Here are a couple links with easy instructions.
*HINT* Cut the ribbon with pinking shears to eliminate the frayed ends.


 I decided make some headbands for my niece, then the rest will be as thank you gifts for my Etsy customers!


Thanks for stopping by! 
Jessica

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Camera Strap Scarves

Want to know one of my weaknesses?
Scarves. 
I love them! 

I know this isn't exactly scarf-wearing weather right now, however, on occasion you can find lightweight scarves to wear even throughout the spring. 
Sometimes in my thrift store hunts, I am able to find all sorts of unique scarves for great prices! 

I will admit, I don't just buy them to wear anymore. I buy them to make into lovely little camera straps. 
Just type camera strap scarves (or click here) into your Pinterest search bar and see what I mean.



So this has been my latest DIY project. 
You can make these straps out of fabric scraps, but I found a scarf to be much faster. It was suggested to me to even try men's ties. Definitely going to try that one next!

P.S. If you're interested in any of these straps, you can find some of these in my Etsy shop!
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hello Spring

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 Summertime. 
It's my favorite season. Unless autumn has finally arrived. 
Then it's my favorite. Boots, scarves, and pumpkins. 
They get me every time.

Christmas comes along quickly with it's many festivities. If we're lucky the first snowfall soon after-and it's beautiful. 
After so long the winter starts to look cold and bleak. 

Then enters spring. It's wonderful. 
Colors begin to peak through the grass, trees, and mountains. I think God must have known what He was doing putting spring after winter. New life is all around and so is the sunshine. 
I believe that's my favorite part of spring. Fresh flowers and sunshine.

In celebration of spring - here is a handful of links to get you prepped and ready for the season!
Enjoy! 


http://www.creativeramblingsblog.com/easy-updated-throw-pillows/


http://honeysucklelane.bigcartel.com/product/beaded-dragonfly-batik-pillows
 
http://www.oasap.com/day/55283-embroidery-floral-peasant-dress.html?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Pin55283a&pp=1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/256236548/samantha-earrings-goldviolet-opal?ref=related-5

http://placeofmytaste.com/fun-pallet-projects/

http://www.domestically-speaking.com/creating-a-drought-tolerant-succulent-planter/
 

http://www.fromthefamilywithlove.com/pinterest-project-spring-tulip-wreath-diy/

http://snapcreativity.com/diy-summer-sign/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=diy-summer-sign


http://honeysucklelane.blogspot.com/2016/04/bringing-back-old-paper-whimsy-favorite.html

 

http://www.yellowblissroad.com/free-spring-printable/


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Little Coaster Love

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I've been working on some coasters lately and wanted to share them with you today. I found a pack at the local Goodwill and thought I'd give them a makeover.

 
These were already gold when I bought them, which I loved! So I  just added a little more pizazz with my paint pens. :)
 If you really like the coasters you can find them here also.

Here are some really neat DIY coasters I found on Pinterest.
Enjoy!




1. Natural Branch Coasters
2. Corkboard Coasters
3. Flannel Coasters
4. Washi Tape Mini Wood Pallet Coasters
5. Scrappy Quilt As You Go Coaster
6. Braided Rag Rug Coaster
7. Vintage Map Coasters
8. Coastal Rope Coasters

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Few Beauty Favorites

I thought it was time I shared some of my favorite beauty products with you all. These are a few of my go-to products.
Enjoy! 


This is probably one of my favorite colors. It's a red/orange color with a hint of coral. Perfect for a spring/summertime color.

Love this! It gives such a nice glow. Just remember a little bit goes a long way with this!  


 
I'm still trying to get the hang of liquid eyeliner--I don't have the steadiest hand. However, the chunkiness of this pen helps you have a good grip on it. I like how smoothly it glides on.
 
 This sample had two colors-a light sand and a dark rose color. These blended very well for a more subtle look.
 What I love about this product was how much color it gave me without leaving me looking too bronzed or flushed. The perfect blend of blush and bronzer. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Terra Cotta Pots

With Spring finally here, that means it'll soon be time for flowers. As I drive to work I see many of them starting to spring up all around. This also means that once again, I'll try my hand a flowers. 
 Flowers in pots that is. 
 I love the idea of having a porch that's covered with blossoming flower pots. It seems to make things much more bright and cheerful. Almost like they're welcoming you as make your way inside. 
In all honesty though. I don't have a green thumb. I have a black one. They look great for a few weeks, but then it happens. They're either watered too much or not enough. However, I have yet to give up. Every spring I try it again, thinking it'll be different than the last year. We'll see how this year goes. 

In the meantime, I've been making a cute flower pot. It's a twine-wrapped terra cotta pot
 Check out House by Hoff for great instructions on making this type of planter. 
 And yes, those are fake succulents. Perhaps this is what I'll have to stick with if the real deal doesn't work out for me. 
Wish me luck!
 Jessica