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Five Fabulous Friday Finds

by Paula on September 4, 2015

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With school just started back, I’m in the mood to get organized and streamlined.  My time is stretched and I need to make sure all of my systems are functioning the best that they can.

 

Organizing Essentials A Guide to Organizing Everything You Own from Sarah Titus

 

So, you know I love this post from Sarah Titus on Organizing Everything You Own!  It’s perfect for me!

 

Crockpot Paleo Minestrone Soup from Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

 

I love using my slow cooker when time is tight and we need food FAST.  For a variety of reasons, I’m considering a Paleo diet.  I like this Crockpot Paleo Minestrone Soup recipe from Confessions of an Overworked Mom because it starts out Paleo, but you can easily add rice or pasta for family members that aren’t eating that way.  Win-win!

 

Extreme Chocolate Ice Cream - No Churn- from Wonky Wonderful

 

And if I’m going to go Paleo, maybe I need to make this oh-my-goodness-it-looks-amazing Extreme Chocolate Ice Cream from Wonky Wonderful before I start!  WOW!

 

 

Turn An Outdated Picture into Updated Art from Hawthorne & Main

 

With the changing seasons, I’ve been wanting to change things around.  Create some new art, work on a few projects (besides the aforementioned organizing that will take forever and probably never be completely finished), just take advantage of the *new* school year and make some things happen.  So this recycled art project–Turn An Outdated Picture into Updated Art– from Hawthorne & Main looks easy enough to finish quickly and make a big difference in our decor!

 

Astro Turf Coozies from Uncommon Designs

 

And I can’t forget my football peeps!  Check out these adorable Astro Turf Coozies from Uncommon Designs.  (I think I love them just a tad more because they have tiger paws on them!  EEP!  GO TIGERS!!)

 

So that’s what my fall is looking like.  What do you have planned?

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Five Fabulous Friday Finds–Back to School Edition!

by Paula on August 21, 2015

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It’s the most… won – der – ful… tiiiiime… of the year….

Can’t you just hear all the parents singing as the children drag their heels through the school supplies aisle?

{for those of you too young to remember the commercial, enjoy!}

 




 

Here are some of our favorite Back to School posts from around the interwebs this year:

 

10 Tips for Amazing Back to School Photos from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops

 

First day of school, you gotta take pics!  Check out these great photo ideas from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops.

 

Tips to Reduce Stress in the Morning from Organized Island

 

Make your mornings as stress-free as possible with these tips from Organized Island.

 

5 Easy Ways to Make Healthy School Lunches from The Jenny Evolution

 

I love these 5 easy healthy lunch ideas from The Jenny Evolution.

 

Homemade Uncrustables from Shortcut Saver

 

And how about these delicious Homemade Uncrustables from Shortcut Saver?!?!

 

Back to School Lunch Box Jokes from Coupons Are Great

 

These printable lunch box jokes from Coupons Are Great! are adorable!!

 

Happy Back to School Time!!  😀

 

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Fabulous Friday Finds

by Paula on August 16, 2013

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Probably the hottest video out this week…. and I just got a chance to watch it.  I know, I know.  I should have watched it at the first mention I saw on Facebook—because it’s that good.  Really.

Watch it.  Pass it on.  The message is from a most unexpected (at least by me) person in the most unexpected place, but give it a chance.  You might just find that Chris is an unexpected gem.  I did.

One of my favorite lines:  “Build a life–don’t live one.  Build one.”


 

What was your favorite line?

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Five Fabulous Friday Finds–the DIY Bracelets Version!

by Paula on March 8, 2013

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Seems like so many of our favorite finds are DIY projects…. and so many are jewelry projects.  Hmmmm, does that mean we like to make jewelry or that we like to dream about making jewelry?  Or perhaps a little of both?

 

Easy Ettika Bow Bracelet from The Quiet Lion art blog

 

Lovelovelove this adorable Easy Ettika Bow Bracelet from the Quiet Lion.  How cute would this be done in holiday colors/patterns?

 

DIY Charm Bracelet from What I Wore

 

As a {wannabe} world traveler, I {hope to} collect coins from all the countries I visit and make one of these fantastic DIY Charm Bracelets from What I Wore.  I do have a few foreign coins but hope to add a lot more in years to come.  What a fun way to remember all the awesome places I tick off my bucket list!

 

DIY Celine Inspired Knot Bracelet from A Splendid Assemblage

 

Wouldn’t this fun DIY Celine Inspired Knot Bracelet from A Splendid Assemblage be a memorable project to make during a slumber party?

 

Wish Bracelets from Happy Hour Projects

 

I’ve wished on {and FOR} a lot of things before, but never used a bracelet as a Wish Delivering System.  Must try these Wish Bracelets from Happy Hour Projects and see if I have better luck with them!

 

Katarina Braid Bracelet from Not Only Quilts

 

Not Only Quilts has some gorgeous braids on her site and one of my favorites is the Katarina Braid Bracelet.  Not sure I can manage the closure, but the braid is beautiful and her tutorial seems really easy to follow.

 

Tell me, what fabulous things did you find this week?

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Five Fabulous Friday Finds

by Paula on March 1, 2013

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Some of our favorite things from this week’s excursions in the interwebs…..

 

Dean Russo art

 

Love the artwork of Dean Russo.  Talented NY pop artist.  The colors are so….. perfect.  This Firu one has great wisdom too.

 

DIY Chandelier from Brassy Apple

 

Brassy Apple has a great tutorial on how to make this cute DIY Chandelier that caught Ariel’s eye.  It’s colorful and blingy.  What else could a girl want?

 

DIY infinity scarf by Anna Evers at Plan B

 

We’ve been looking at infinity scarves for a while now.  Love this DIY version by Anna Evers at Plan B!

 

DIY Hummingbird Mister Birdbath from Birds & Bloom

 

Who knew hummingbirds loved to be misted?  Not us.  Well, maybe Grammy does, but she hadn’t told us.  If we get inspired, we might make one of these DIY Hummingbird Mister Birdbaths from Birds & Bloom.  (and if she’s reading this, she might make it before we get a chance to!)

 

Skillet Pizza Monkey Bread from Pillsbury.com

 

I’m always on the look-out for easy meals.  And not just easy for me to make…easy for my family to love!  This Skillet Pizza Monkey Bread from Pillsbury sounds like it would be fun to make and eat!

 

What fabulous finds found you this week?

 

 

 

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World’s Cutest Frog!!

by Paula on February 22, 2013

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Have you seen the now-viral video of the World’s Cutest Frog?

Check it out:

 

 

 

How adorable is that?!

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Five Fabulous Friday Finds

by Paula on February 8, 2013

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Some of my favorite things from this week:

 

Keysocks

 

There’s nothing worse than having socks peeking out from a sweet pair of ballet flats.  Thank goodness for Keysocks!

 

nail polish storage from Fab Fatale

 

Love the creative nail polish idea from Fab Fatale!  We will definitely be doing this for Ariel’s growing collection!!

 

wreaths from vintage Christmas ornaments from Georgia Peachez

 

I came across this beautiful Christmas wreath from Georgia Peachez and am so going to make one!  (Would love to use some old family ornaments if I can talk my parents into letting me have them!  Hint, hint!)

 

 Personalized Hershey Kisses from Belle Styles

 

From one holiday to the next…. I know that these personalized Hershey’s Kisses from Belle Styles are being used as wedding favors, but why couldn’t they be used as Valentines?  I’m totally thinking about doing something like this for our teachers from the PTA!

 

The Color Run

 

Remember the Color Me Rad 5K that I mentioned a few weeks ago?  Guess what?  There’s another similar type of race—The Color Run!  I’m not sure of the differences between the two–if you know, please let me know!–but they do go to some of the same cities, but also some different ones.  So if you can’t make it to one, maybe you can make it to another.  I’m telling you, this looks like SO. MUCH. FUN.

And if you’re not sure about getting ready to run a 5K (I am not in 5K shape, I promise!), The Color Run posted this Beginner 5K Plan on Facebook a little while back.  Sounds like a reasonable plan.  Now to start working it!

 

The Color Run Beginner 5K Plan

 

What were your favorite discoveries this week?

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Five Fabulous Friday Finds

by Paula on January 11, 2013

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It’s Friday and I’m betting you’re dying to see what fabulous-ness we’ve found this week!

Here ya go!

 

DIY Rhinestone Bangle from four flights of fancy

 

Love these DIY wrapped rhinestone bracelets (complete with tutorial!) from four flights of fancy!

 

Grip & Tip Nail Polish Holder

 

Have I ever told you about the spots of nail polish on Ariel’s comforter?  No?  What about the spots of nail polish on my office rug?  No?  Hmmmm…. perhaps I didn’t say anything because I assumed you had the same spots.  😉   I’m thinking this Grip & Tip Holder looks like it might provide a little insurance against spills….  (this is an Amazon link because I followed a link on Pinterest that led me nowhere but I was determined to showcase this cutie!)

 

Messy Desk Solution from The Stonybrook House

 

We are in the middle of the same organizational craze that the rest of the {blogging} world is… and are determined to get rid of everything in our house–or cute-i-fy it.  I think this Messy Desk Solution from The Stonybrook House is an awesome way to decorate some of our favorite keepers.

 

DIY Outdoor Drink Holders from Positively Splendid and The Homes I Have Made

 

Being lucky enough to live in South Carolina, we enjoy warm weather almost year ’round.  And that makes being outside a big part of life here.  I love the idea of this DIY Outdoor Drink Holder by The Homes I Have Made featured on Positively Splendid.

 

Color Me Rad

 

Probably the coolest 5K I’ve ever heard of, Color Me Rad looks like a blast!!  Ariel and I are talking about doing it!!  Have you ever heard of such a fun run?

Here’s a video from the Color Me Rad YouTube channel:

 

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Five Friday Favorites

by Paula on January 4, 2013

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For the First Friday of January, I decided to feature some of my new favorite blogs and a few of their posts that I loved.

One of Ariel’s Christmas presents (and one that she was most frightened of!) was a sewing machine.  Both of my grandmothers and my mom are all seamstresses; it seems only natural that Ariel should be able to apply her innate creativity to bolts and bobbins.  This list of Sewing Tips for Beginners from Cold Hands Warm Heart seems to be a wonderful starting point for her lessons (those will commence after her cast is removed!)

 

sewing tips for beginners from Cold Hands Warm Heart

 

I mentioned earlier how excited Ariel was about her Christmas gift of washi tape.  Imagine if we actually made our own, à la the DIY Printed Paper Tape tutorial from Aesthetic Nest!!!!

 

DIY Printed Paper Tape Tutorial from Aesthetic Nest

 

Homespun Happenings created a detailed tutorial on how to make a rustic wooden sign.  Since Ariel’s such an artist, I think I will enlist her help in making some new home decor!!

 

rustic sign tutorial from Homespun Happenings

 

Surely the yummiest non-chocolate food item I’ve seen in quite a while, the Beer-Candied Bacon from Tide & Thyme is on my soon-to-make list!

 

Beer-Candied Bacon from Tide & Thyme

 

And finally, I loved the list of cheer-me-ups that White House Black Shutters put together here:  31 Ways to Stop Having a Bad Day.

 

31 Things You Can Do to Cure a Bad Day from White House Black Shutters

 

Of course, just reading that title made me think of the “Bad Day” song from Daniel Powter, so I am including it here so you can enjoy having the tune stuck in your head today too.  Because I love you that much.  😉

 

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Fabulous Friday Finds

by Paula on August 3, 2012

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for …

WATERMELON!!

Yes, it’s time for the Watermelon Version of Fabulous Friday Finds!!  Ariel and I love watermelon.   Plain, fancy, it doesn’t matter.  We just enjoy it sooo much.  If you love watermelon as much as we do, you might find some of these ideas perfect for an end of summer party.

For a different appetizer, I think it would be yummy to start with Watermelon Salsa!!

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For the grown-ups who enjoy their adult beverages with a child-like joy, how about serving these Watermelon Blackberry Poptails?

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And of course, the kids want an adult-style drink! How about these Watermelon Frostys? (Or should it be Frosties??? However it’s spelled, they look scrumptious!)

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I think a Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint sounds divine!!

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To provide the perfect finale, how about these beautiful Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices?

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Do you have a favorite way to fancy up watermelon? Do tell!

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