Sunday, April 20, 2014

MAKING MONDAY 37


Welcome to another fabulous Making Monday party!


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  The atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ is such a wonderful gift and blessing given to us by our Heavenly Father, and I'm so thankful for it.
Our spring weather is still beautiful and I'm slowly working on my spring projects.

This is what your hostesses have been up to:



Lori has been baking up a storm! 
Coconut Cream Pie is the PERFECT spring dessert.  
I was never a fan of cream pies until I made this one a few years ago.
And now it's one of my very favorites.



And I've been a busy bee in our yard! Lots of planting went on in the past couple of days, lets hope that these crazy long rain showers aren't going to affect them in a bad way! But check out these hanging planters I made for our back porch out of PVC! 

Here are the features from last week's party chosen by Lori ~ 

This week we're featuring some great spring ideas that will hopefully lighten your load,
help you with planning, planting, and cooking,
and allow you time to be outdoors enjoying the beautiful spring weather with people you love.



#1.  Ideas for Springtime Family Fun ~ Kathy at Three Kids and a Fish.  Link ~http://www.threekidsandafish.com/2014/04/springtime-family-fun.html

#2.  5 Plants That Naturally Repel Pests ~ Felissa at Two Little Cavaliers.  Link ~http://twolittlecavaliers.com/2014/04/5-plants-naturally-repel-pests.html


#3.  Delicious Ham and Cornmeal Cakes ~ Burnt Apple.  Link ~ http://burntapple.com/2014/04/14/ham-and-cornmeal-cakes/

#4.  Refreshing Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream ~ Laura and Angela at About a Mom.  Link ~http://www.aboutamom.com/pineapple-coconut-ice-cream-recipe/




#5.  Nine Meals in 90 Minutes ~ Erin and Dan at DIY Passion.  Link ~ http://diypassion.com/2014/04/13/nine-meals-in-90-minutes/

#6.  10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale ~ Holly at The Coconut Head's Survival Guide.  Link ~ http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/successful-yard-sale/

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Look For Less: Industrial Hanging Planter

The Look For Less Design Challenge is back with vengeance! Everyone has some pretty awesome projects that are sure to spruce up your space so please be sure to visit each of these ladies!  Also, I've got a bit of a sneak peak and links at the bottom of the post too :)


For this challenge I've known I wanted to try something outside. I love our yard and have written about it multiple times but there was always this one spot that I just couldn't figure out how to make it pretty.  Our house is old which means old siding, and old molding. The age is really showing next to our back door. There is just a bit of a junky spot. So I decided to search the wonderful google machine to find some inspiration that could help me beautify this tattered spot.



Of course West Elm has some amazing things. I've pinned a ton of planters I wanted to try but as soon as I saw this Galvanized Industrial Hanging Planter I fell in love  but not with the $49 price tag. So I  started brain storming ways I could get this look for less.


Basically all I needed was PVC pipe, some spray paint, rope, and pretty flowers. Heres a quick materials list with the prices.
1 5ft section of 4 in PVC pipe     $9
4 4 inch end caps                       $5
1 spool of rope                          $6
Silver Spray paint                      $6
This means for about $26 I made TWO planters! 


Now to get two planters I bought a large enough piece of PVC to cut in half both ways (hot dog and hamburger style). So first off I cut the board in to 2 1/2 ft sections. 
Then I guestimated how much I needed to cut off to leave room for the plants. I would recommend getting a larger diameter piece of PVC, but for the small flowers I was planning to use this was just fine :) I marked a straight line down either side of the board and slowly cut with my jig saw. 
Then I chose my largest drill bit, and drilled two holes on either end for my rope. 


Now comes the part where you kinda just play around. I sprayed each of my pieces of PVC with the silver spray paint, then I dry brushed some white craft paint on and smudged it around a good bit so it wasn't "too" noticeable. I couldn't figure out what to use to get the dark spots and then I remembered I had some ebony wood stain. So I splotched some one and wiped it around too. You can see in the third picture that the top has the stain and the bottom doesn't. 


WAH LA! Thats pretty close to the real deal I think.


 Then all that was left to do was attach the rope. And in this case it was SUPER easy! Just measure out your rope length for your specific spot, pull the rope through and under the PVC. I used shower curtain rings as the hooks and simply tied them together and done!



I just LOVE these planters. I mean they aren't perfect but for $26 for 2 I think they do exactly what I needed! They add some texture and allow new space for beautiful new plants. By adding these small planters I created a whole new atmosphere on our porch and I'm in love with it!



Now be sure to check out all of these lovely ladies and their Look for Less projects! 

Life On Virginia Street:              No Sew Pottery Barn Inspired Ribbon Curtains
Life Love Larson:                      DIY Succulent 
Like A Saturday:                        Anthropologie Inspired Dessert Stand
Absolutely Arkansas:                  Anthropologie Inspired Mirrored Tray 
Home Coming:                           DIY Towel Rail 

THESE ARE AWESOME so please go look :) 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Making Monday 36

Birds are chirping, grass is growing, and spray paint cans are being emptied. Am I right?! You know it's spring when everything gets a fresh coat of paint :)

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 week our co-host is Chastity of A Cowboy's Life!
Who knew you could make homemade bouncy balls?! NOT ME! Check out this tutorial to see how easy and fun it can be.


Be sure to check out A Cowboy's Life with all her social media and our Pinterest board to check out what Chastity has found inspirational :)
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Grits. It's whats for breakfast. And dinner, and any other time you get the craving. Lori is sharing her Grits recipe and a little bit of grit history. If you are a true southerner you will love this post, and if you aren't a southerner you should read this post to understand the goodness you are missing out on :)



Finally, our yard is getting ready for Spring! Lots of natural beautiful color, lovely plants, and SPRING PARTIES! Yep, wrote up a little bit about how I get ready for BBQs, parties, get togethers, and all other functions during the Spring and Summer months :) 



Here are the features from last week's party chosen by Gracie~



This week we have great spring project ideas! With spring comes a need to clean, redecorate, get outside, and just soak up life! So here are some  awesome ideas y'all contributed last week.
1. Beautiful Water Color Maps are apparently simple to make and totally add a little oomph to that spring party invite :) Water Color Maps by Let's Drink Coffee, Darling.  
2. Maybe you don't have a green thumb so you just spray paint it :) DIY Faux Potted Grass by Satisfaction Through Christ can help with that! 
3. And how about you stop stealing your kids coloring books and you use these beautiful Adult coloring Pages from Darlene Nemeth
4. Finally, another wreath! (I think I'm obessed with Spring Wreaths) This Fabric Strip Spring Wreath is precious! Check out Robyns View for more. 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Parties


Ya know what I've been missing the most in life recently? 
Parties. Get togethers. BBQs. Fire pits.
Oh, tis the season. FINALLY! 
I've slowly been working on getting our yard ready for any spontaneous party, and we are almost there! 

It took me ages to find out door furniture. And really I didn't find anything that fit my budget and my style soooo Reed and I made some :) I painted this spool for a table, we made some super awesome whimsical chairs. And I've even stocked up on lots of glass ware


I think my favorite part about summer parties is that they can look amazing with minimal effort. I mean I'm pretty in love with this super simple lunch we had a few weeks ago. Picked a few fresh flowers, used my fabulous new Monogrammed Mason Jars from Personal Creations. They fit perfectly in with my glass pitcher and everyday china.  You can make any get together feel like a "party" by using real glasses and china instead of that fine plastic goodness. Obviously, I use paper and plastic at times, but when i want that extra oomph I pull out my pretties :)


I also leave white lights up all year round, that way when the sun goes down the party doesn't have to end! Just keep on filling up those mason jars and enjoy the twinkly lights :)

And Personal Creations has so much awesome-ness on their website that would be PERFECT for any out door party. What are some tricks y'all use to make your get togethers extra special during the spring and summer?
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PS! don't forget about the Spring Giveaway going on until Aril 14th! There are some totally awesome goodies that could help spruce up your spring. GIVEAWAY

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Making Monday #35

Welcome to another fabulous Making Monday Party!

Thanks for joining in on the fun. Take a look around and be inspired to try something new!

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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!
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We have a fabulous list of members of the Making Monday family lined up to share with you all the way until JULY! If you're interested in joining this awesome group of people send us an email ~ we would love to have you be a part of it.

This week's co-host is Janel at A Mom's Take! Welcome, Janel!

Janel would love to have you visit her blog. She has yummy recipes and lots of great home, holiday, and craft ideas.
This week she's sharing a tutorial to make these super cute Watercolor Mason Jars. I've seen these before and now I'm glad to know how to make my own. FeatureCoHost35WatercolorMasonJar

This is what your hostesses have been up to:

Are you looking for a great read? I reviewed two more books for my Books that I Love and Recommend series. Click on over to read Great Books #2.
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I just spent a few days in NY because this piece of art ~ Translucent Memory {made completely out of packaging tape!!!} ~ is being featured at an art show!!! Click on over to read all about it and come back later this week to see some pictures from the trip :) 

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These are the features from last week's party chosen by Lori~

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#1. Peanut Butter Cookies are one of my weaknesses ~ I'm pretty sure I could eat a whole batch all by myself! Maureen at Red Cottage Chronicles shares her recipe {that turned out soft, moist, chewy, and delicious even though she forgot to add an important ingredient!}.
#2. Mommy on Demand shares her Korean Beef that she had on the table in about 20 minutes. Quick, delicious, and Asian. What's not to love about that?
#3. Amy at Sews n Bows shares this adorable Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Inspired Photo Shoot of her nephews. These just might be the cutest photos I've ever seen.
#4. Five weeks of spring cleaning is what Tanisha's Spring Cleaning Challenge is all about. Join me by clicking on over to My Knotted Life and following her series so we'll have an organized method for spring-cleaning our homes.
#5. With graduation just around the corner some of us just may need some great ideas for hosting or co-hosting a party. Rachel over at Like a Saturday shares her fun Black, White, and Metallic Graduation Party decorations and invitations.
#6. Anjanette at Momma Young is sharing her friend, Megan's, idea for Marbled Whipped Cream Easter eggs. It looks like great fun for kids and there's nothing toxic about it!
We would love for you to come enter the SPRING GIVEAWAY! << HERE>>
If you're one of our features PLEASE grab a button and share it on your blog!

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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! 

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