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To end the week, just a bit more Irish inspiration for you! And I also can't tell you how obsessed I am with this song by fun. Obsessed like back when you made an entire cd of the same song. Oh, jr. high memories.
Anyone have parade or party plans for tomorrow?! Regardless, have a lovely green weekend!
Psst, the LUCKY artwork is a free download!
Image Sources: 1. Jaros Designs (via Pinterest) // 2. Better Homes & Gardens (via Pinterest) // 3. The Crafting Chicks (via Pinterest) // 4. Eighteen25 (via Pinterest) // 5. Larissa Cleveland (via Style Me Pretty) // 6. Gracie Blue Photography (via Swoon!) //
Just a wee bit delayed on this weeks post! Gearing up for this weekends celebration with a pre-party last night, and wanted to go all out with these pretty cupcakes!
These were no small feat, even though I used a box mix. But every once in a while it's worth it to go all out, right? The buttercream frosting even has a layer of gold shimmer (sigh). Deep down I might believe these are too pretty to eat...
How was your weekend?! Mine was unbelievably relaxing, including a 2+ hour game of scrabble against my husband (yep, I won!). To kick off a fun week of Irish cheer, I've thrown together this sequin garland. How festive and just the right amount of glitz! Use sewing thread to tie the sequins at various intervals—that's it! You can tailor this to fit any occasion for only a few dollars.
Happy Valentine's Day to you! I am doing my best to wrap up work and take off early for a play day with my husband. Wouldn't it be so fun to make this illustration real life? So fun!
Featured Artist: This Paper Ship
All these beautiful valentine food images are giving me the BIGGEST craving! This weekend may have to include a trip to the bakery for a gourmet cupcake.
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Image Sources: 1 Delectable Deliciousness (via Pinterest) // 2 Sweetcakes Bakeshop (via Pinterest) // 3 Photography by Sewell Photography, featured on Style Me Pretty // 4 Evan's Kitchen Ramblings // 5 Duhlicious (via Pinterest) // 6 Photography by Gabriel Ryan, featured on Green Wedding Shoes (via Pinterest) //
Happy Monday! A pretty valentine and a quasi-tutorial for you.
Apparently I just can't get enough of this made up holiday. The creative fireworks go off at random intervals, and for whatever reason the lastest displays involve a musical twist. Original instructions and template from Martha Stewart.
Supplies & Tools // Two kinds of paper, chipboard (for cutting on), printed template, xacto knife, scissors, and tape.
The process was less tedious than I expected and took under 2 hours. TIP: Spray adhesive can be your best friend or your worst enemy, use with caution. Sadly, I butchered one area of the heart but thankfully it's not that noticable.
I might just frame it. The perfect valentine if you are looking for sweet & sentimental gift on the inexpensive side.
AND my goal is to do a full week of posts this week. YAY ME!
It's the pretty little things that get me. So I made a mini ruffled valentine.
Supplies // 1. Safety pin back, 2. Circle punch (1" shown), 3. Dull pencil, 4. Paper of your choice, chipboard or heavey cardstock
Tools // Scissors, Hot glue gun
Step 1: Punch out plenty of paper circles.
Step 2: Draw and cut out a heart from the chipboard.
Step 3: Using a dull pencil, scrunch the paper circles around the tip of the pencil.
Step 4: Once you have all the circles crinkled, start gluing to the chipboard heart. Start with the outside edge and go around the whole outside.
Step 5: Once you've bordered the heart, continue to fill in the center with glue and paper circles until the whole heart is covered in ruffles.
Step 6: Glue the pin back onto the reverse side of the chipboard heart.
Finish it up with a bit of flattering packaging and now you have a sweet accessory that will surely make someone smitten.
No matter how hard I just can not keep up with life (+ blog). Are the holidays always like this?! Homemade gifts this year felt so much more intensive than expected...cue internal voice that says it will not be this chaos next year.
And so I leave you with this lovely desktop wallpaper that makes me so happy. Time for more traveling, then celebration and relaxing. I promise I will recover and discontinue the neglect. Perhaps I shouldn't commit to posting next week? We will see (chances are slim).
And now I bid you all the love and happiness possible, as you celebrate this blessed season of Christmas. Enjoy all the food, frenzy, and festivties that you possibly can!