Happy Friday everyone! Valentine’s Day has come and gone and our Valentine’s gift was the stomach bug. We’ve all weathered it in different ways and sadly it effected the husband the worst. I’m really thinking that a sick husband is worse than a sick child! Anyhow, hopefully we are all on the mend and can have our make up special heart day breakfast and dinner sometime this weekend. That said, it’s time to start thinking spring and Easter!
to TRIM my house with: We will make our Easter tomb this weekend and set up our seeds of kindness on the table. Stay tuned to the blog in the coming weeks for more details as we continue and add to these family traditions.
It’s Friday and time for a recap of some great finds around the web. This time a Valentine’s version. This is your last weekend before the 14th and we will be busily working on our class valentine cards. Here are some other ideas…
It’s Friday and normally this would be a Fantastic Friday post, but today is the first day of February and February is the month of love. I’m constantly trying to find ways to create specialness in our day to day family life and especially when it comes to celebrating. God has given me a little girl that loves nothing more than to create a party, give gifts and make things for others. Her heart is encouraged by little notes and she never fails to notice something new or different or special. And I have a son who is like me and February 14th could pass with nothing more than a little card and he would just be fine.
So in their honor, I am spending the next 14 days on a little series I call “days of love: 14 days of celebrating those we love”. In the next 14 days you can expect some decorating ideas, crafting ideas, sewing ideas, special memories you can make with your family or those you love and more.
But today, in honor of my normal linking madness I thought I would link to a few Valentine ideas that I’ve come across.
One thing I do want to make in these 14 days is a Valentine’s Day wreath. Well actually I want to make one that would carry me from Winter to Valentine’s Day to Easter but you’ll just have to stay tuned for that idea later. But I do love this XOXO wreath on etsy.
I have other table setting ideas that I hope to do this year, but these little XO paper votive holders would be super cute as you think about decorating your table this month.
Happy Friday! I missed last week after the big flood in our house and today I’m crossing my fingers we don’t lose power as we sit under an ice storm. That said, it’s a great day to curl up and check out some great links from this week!
to whet your APPETITE: One of the new things on my monthly menu in February are taquitos. My family loves Mexican food and some months we wear out the quesidilla. I’ve pinned at least 3 different versions: one here, here and here. We’ll see which one ends up being the winner.
be NEAT (as in organized): This is a fabulous post on how to organize and print your digital photos. My nemesis.
becoming more AWARE: Valentine’s Day is coming up and in my desire to be more engaged and aware of celebrating and creating memories we have a couple of things up our sleeves. First, we’ll make our valentines for school as tradition, but I love this idea for hanging hearts all through the month on bedroom doors and we’ll also be doing a year of mommy and daddy dates too. More on that later in February!
Hello friends! Fantastic Fridays are back! This was by far one my favorite series that I came up last year and honestly the only one I actually stuck with. Here’s to 2013! A new year brings a new little button too!
great FABRIC: A new year brings new fabric and while I’m still on my fabric fast, there are lots of new designs that are catching my eye. This group by Style Par Mo is especially fun.
to whet your APPETITE: Tis the season for soups (although it’s supposed to be 70 degrees this weekend. I’m beginning to think I live in Florida). I’ve got a few soup links on my dinner pinterest board, but my bestest past on this great recipe for chicken soup and it’s on my menu for next week!
a TUTORIAL to do: I love this tutorial for a dopp bag for the guys in your life. Maybe this would make a great Valentine’s gift for my man?
becoming more AWARE: One of my goals for this year is to work on being free with creativity and I would love to start an art/journal. My plan is try and start something like this weekly with my kiddos during homework time.
to TRIM my house with: I am getting ready to paint our foyer and upstairs hall. We are also going to demo a stupid coat closet and make a temporary “mud room closet” until we can move our back door and make a permanent one. I love this idea for a mud closet although I’m not sure this would be very temporary.
Hello friends! Time for another weekly wrap up of some great finds from around the web this week.
It has been a crazy week around here and I’m in great denial that Thanksgiving is next week! And December…come on!
great FABRIC: the fabricshoppe on etsy has long been one of my favorite little shops and I recently ordered some Christmasy fat quarters. I haven’t really paid much attention to the holiday fabric out this year and was pleasantly surprised to find some really cute stuff.
to whet your APPETITE: It’s time to start thinking Thanksgiving meals if you haven’t already. One of my go-to recipes is this one for sweet potatoes by the Pioneer Woman. I love it because it’s really not overly sweet like most of the other recipes are.
be NEAT (as in organized): A technology cabinet!?! When we redo our kitchen this is totally going to happen!
becoming more AWARE: These kinds of things are why I love Pinterest…a box of sunshine. Never would I think to create something like this! My husband has been working like a madman this week at work and it was fun to grab a few yellow colored things in the checkout line and pack up a little bag of sunshine for him.
something to SEW: have you ever been on spoonflower? It’s this great site where people submit their own fabric designs and then have them printed. Those of us uncreative fabric designers can then purchase their designs if so desired. I love this retrotastic camera camera bag print.
great FABRIC: More goodness coming from the Fall Quilt Market. Monaluna has a super great line coming out early next year called Modern Home. I really love the vintage looking appliances. If only it wasn’t so dang expensive!
Hello friends! Whew, after 31 days of embroidery we are finally back to regular programming. If you followed along with my stitches I hope you learned something. I sure did! Now I need to come up with the perfect embroidery that might encompass all the cool stitches I learned!
If you are new to following this little space, on Fridays I recap some great finds from around the web that fit into these random little categories that I created that spell out the word “fantastic” because I love that word. It just rolls off your tongue. So here we go!!
great FABRIC: Fall quilt market is over and True Up has started posting all their awesome findings. If you want to see what’s up and coming in the world of textiles in the next few months head on over there and follow along!
Happy Friday! On Friday’s I recap some great finds from around the web. Today is the first day of Fall…time to dig out the scarecrows, pumpkins and cook up some pumpkin muffins!
great FABRIC: I’ve shared before that one of my most favorite fabric stores is in Nashville, TN called Textile Fabrics. They have an amazing bi-annual clean-out sale and it this Saturday they are cleaning out their discontinued pattern stash. If you live close, head on over and buy some amazing fabric and get your pick at a free pattern. I can only imagine the ones they have stashed in the back room!
to whet your APPETITE: I am ever on the hunt for recipes to use some of the 25 pounds of oatmeal I have in my house and this baked oatmeal with berries was a winner through and through. Did I mention it also had chocolate in it? Can’t go wrong with that.
becoming more AWARE: I stumbled upon this awesome website this past week by Alisa Burke. She offers what looks to be amazing art/craft classes that I have on my to do list. The first one on my list is her free “finding your muse” workshop. Love it.
to TRIM my house with: Hopefully, hopefully we’ll have a new front door (no longer hideously red) and maybe even a painted front porch this year…that would greatly inspire me to decorate my stoop like this for the Fall.