Sunday, March 1, 2015

Making Monday 78

Welcome to Making Monday.

Is it really March already? I just can't believe how quickly time passes by. Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am?
 
We have huge apologies to make to you. Somehow the link party didn't get published on Gracie's blog until Monday morning so we know a lot of you missed out on posting last week and many of you came back Monday after trying on Sunday (thank you). As our way of saying, "WE'RE SORRY," we pinned everything from last week's party to the Making Monday Pinterest board. We hope you all enjoyed some extra exposure to your wonderful projects and recipes.
 
 
This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
 
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

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Gracie has some fun and colorful new Shop Updates to check out!

Nutritious, delicious, & easy to make Slow Cooker Pinto Beans  

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Lori:

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  Simple Cooked Eggs for Breakfast ~ Kay at White Gunpowder

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How to Make Funfetti Martini Glasses ~ Marti at Sew Licious Home Decor

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Black-White-Gold Office Reveal ~ Karisa at Petite Modern Life

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DIY Antiqued Clay Pendant ~ Lolli at Better in Bulk

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Nasi Lemak-Style Grits and Curry Chicken ~ Jenn at The Rebel Chick

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Irish Soda Bread ~ Jen at Cincy Shopper

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Paper Flower Tutorial ~ Paula at Frog Prince Paperie
   
There are such lovely projects every week!
We are so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 

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Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!


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Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Artwork and ETSY Shop Updates


Hello lovelies!
I haven't done too many DIY projects to share lately cause I've been running around like a crazy lady. I had some issues with our septic tank, a week of fabulous family time, then a week of nasty weather that is just never super inspiring. But one thing I've done a lot of work on this year is my ETSY shop. I did some rearranging, added new sections, and have made some fabulous goals that I can't wait to reach :) I thought I would just do a quick update on the shop to share some of the recently added pretties!



My favorite update has been adding a Painting section. I have always done commissions and larger pieces for friends but was never very confident about adding one of a kind pieces on ETSY. I think all of my work is unique and I hand paint each piece so everything is super personal but doing something that I am not going to attempt to reproduce is really fun. These are mostly pieces that speak to me personally and if I lived in a house with more wall space they would be hanging everywhere :) This Painting section has allowed me to be more creative than the quick gift pieces I've been focusing on for so long. It has been super inspiring and very fun, so hopefully this section will continue to grow!!



I also did some updates to my Watercolor section. I LOVE watercolor and I always have. So by adding some one of a kind pieces I am able to get back in to the medium that really started me on my life as an artist. While my acrylic work is super fun I find watercolor to be so therapeutic. It is a super fluid paint and is so whimsical that its almost impossible not to relax while working with it. 



I did a lot of updates to my Tin Sign section. It is still my largest shop section and where all of my best sellers come from but I decided to build a photo back drop so hopefully the section will be a bit more orderly :) I am still working on this but as you can tell lots of tins have already been re-photographed. 



Of course I still have the Serving Tray section, which is the second best selling section :) It's a favorite because I get to do a little bit a building and painting :) These are often what people buy as gifts for weddings, anniversary, and this past christmas I had an order for TWENTY SEVEN!! Yeah it was crazy awesome!


 And finally what I think is my most unique section, Clocks. Most of my clocks are made from rustic tin and hand painted with all different designs. The tin is so stunning and just perfect the way it is but most clients tend to add a personal touch to match their home decor.


As you can tell the shop is going under some changes and I am loving the way they are going. I can't believe how people have supported me with all of my work. Having a small business is hectic and crazy and not really something I thought I would be doing at 24. But God is blessing me and in just 1 year my sales TRIPLED! I am trusting in God and that He is gently guiding me the way I am supposed to go and I think that direction is towards my passions. I hope this little business will keep growing and that these passions will never burn out :)

I would LOVE to hear what y'all think of the shop so please be sure to visit GraceLangdon on ETSY!!


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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Making Monday 77

Welcome to Making Monday.

(SO SORRY! I had this ready to go and then forgot to hit the publish button!)
I know not everyone was affected by this crazy winter weather but can we all just take a moment and think of warm sunshine and sandy beaches?? I really need it :) 
I hope those of you that are snowed it will find some inspiration this week from the party! 

 
This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
 
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:




Lori is sharing these fabulous Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Gracie:



Bleach Stamped Scarf - perfect for this last bit of crazy weather! 

Such lovely projects every week! I love how this is going and am so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week! Y'all are the bomb! 

If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
If you didn't make it as a feature this week keep linking up because next week could be you!
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
 
Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!
 
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

DIY Galvanized Hanging Bedside Table - Master Bedroom Revamp Vol. 2



Back at the beginning of January I shared Volume 1 of our Master Bedroom Revamp where I shared a makeover of our old dresser. Just that one project made our room feel SO much better! We had a lot going on with life lately so I just got around to playing around with our room again. This time I was able to super simply make a DIY Galvanized Hanging Bedside Table! 


I was in desperate need of a new bedside table. What I had was taking up too much space and making my side of the room feel extremely crowded. With our new built ins (that I will be sharing soon promise!) I wasn't able to reach a couple of things and really just felt cluttered. I don't need much on my bedside, just a light and enough space for a glass of water and Chapstick. So to open up the space I decided I needed to get everything off the floor to give the illusion of more space.


If you've been around this blog long you know how much I love tin and all things galvanized so of course I went on a hunt for anything with that look that could be easily hung. I found this fabulous faux tin tray from Walmart for $8 and figured if it didn't work as a side table I could just use it for the cute tray it was designed for :) Luckily I have a handy husband who understands my brain and he easily removed the handles and helped me hang the tray with some extra twine I had around the house. 


Knowing I needed a light I decided to just go with a pendant hanging from the center of the table. Annnnnd because I do so many projects around here I happened to have one hanging around that wasn't being used :) Then I had a fabulous little table taking up very little room and only cost me $8! 


I love the way this table turned out and think it totally adds a fun bit of style to the bedroom with out taking up much space. I'm just so happy with all the galvanized goodies that everyone has now, I've always loved tin and now it is finally available in so many cute pieces for every room!! Do y'all love the galvanized trend as much as I do? 
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Making Monday #76

Welcome to Making Monday.

 
This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
 
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

Mexican Rice - Restaurant Style

Delicious and easy to make using common kitchen ingredients ~ Mexican Rice [Restaurant Style]

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Lori:

Valentine's Day is over but these few Valentine[ish] features are worth remembering and practicing year round.
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Be a Sweetie ~ A Mother's Shadow
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 The rest of these features have really inspired me. I've already had my tandem print printed (at Costco) and it's framed and sitting on my mantel. The little girl spa shoes are adorable. The Monte Cristo sandwich looks amazing. I've seen it on menus before but haven't tasted it but I'm going to add it to our next menu to see if it tastes as delicious as it looks. The toy storage ideas are all very clever ~ there's sure to be one just right for any child's room. Little girls (boys, too, probably) would love to make their own puzzle. And the last two art projects are so cool and I'm wondering where I could hang them if I made them. Feature76-TandemPrintable Pottery Barn Inspired Tandem Printable ~ Inspiration for Moms Feature76-SpaShoes [Tutorial] Spa Pedicure Shoes ~ Frog Prince Paperie Feature76-MonteCristo 
Homemade Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese ~ My Newest Addiction Feature76-ToyStorage

10 Clever Toy Storage Ideas ~ Spaceships and Laser Beams

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DIY Picture Puzzles ~ Optimistic Mommy
 

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Giant Feather Artwork Tutorial ~ Hey, Let's Make Stuff
 

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Glam Monogram Letter ~ Lou Lou Girls
 
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
If you didn't make it as a feature this week keep linking up because next week could be you!
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
 
Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!
 
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