Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Favorites - The Dainty Daisy Style

Today is the final week of guest bloggers for Friday Favorites (sniff!) but we are going out with a bang with the wonderful Betsy from The Dainty Daisy!

Betsy is an "old" friend (we have the same hometown and high school) and a fellow crocheter. You HAVE to see the adorable items she makes for little ones, almost makes me want to have one :) But truly, she is awesome and very talented!

Hi all! Big thanks to Diane for asking me to be a part of Friday
Favorites! I have never guest posted before, so this is way fun
and exciting!

Much of my favorites right now tend to be surrounding food and
maternity items. I am 12 weeks pregnant and I am a bit focused
on all things pregnancy, but I will try to keep it to a minimum :-)

First, I fell in love with these last week. Maternity
leggings. Holy amazingness. I don't tend to be one that
likes a lot of elastic around my waist to begin with. This tends
to be my problem area and elastic seems to emphasize the love handles
making them not so lovely. I have learned to like leggings, but
fell in love with these! Nothing like a big ol' panel to avoid
the elastic squeeze. Plus, the bloated belly loves it too :-)

My next favorite I have been loving is the Burger King Original
Chicken Sandwich. Yes, I know, for all of you health nuts out
there this is terrible and offers very little nutrition, however, my
taste buds dance with joy when I eat one! I have always loved
this sandwich since I was a kid and I am so glad it is still sticking
around. It may be my all time favorite fast food sandwich.

I am also loving the thought of this in my yard this summer.
Michigan has been a nasty mess of rain and wind the past couple of
weeks, so I have been dreaming of flowers and sunshine. I love
getting the flowers for my house each year. This year will be
extra fun because we have a new area to landscape in our backyard.

Next, I am loving this color scheme. We are in the process of
finishing our basement and I am thinking I am going to have to paint
the walls gray and add in some yellow accents! I can't wait to
play around!

Lastly, I am loving my Thirty One bags. I don't tend to spend
much on bags and purses, but this was the best place to put my
money! I have gone to two parties now and have not been able to
resist 5 of their bags! I got one for my crochet items, one for
a diaper bag, a thermal tote for picnics, a laundry tote, and an
adorable purse! I have become obsessed! Good quality and
adorable patterns. LOVE THIS STUFF!

Thanks so much to Diane for having me! This was fun and I always
LOVE sharing things that I LOVE!


Thanks Betsy and all the guest bloggers!

In case you missed the guest editions here they are again...

Next week you are stuck with me again for Friday Favorites :)

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Favorites - Fingerprints on the Fridge Style

Happy Friday! And means it is another round of Friday Favorites!! YES :)

This week we have the lovely (and so comical) Rachelle from Fingerprints on the Fridge. Her and I are "old" friends - meaning we have the same hometown and High School but didn't connect until recently with our passion for crafting!

So enjoy!

Hey ya'll! So happy to be here sharing my favsies!

Thanks to Diane for letting me crash today :)

First and foremost I've come across my FAVORITE conditioner/styling product.


Simply put: Love. You must try them for yourself to understand it though.

Second up as klassy (with a K) as it is. Mountain Dew. When I think of Mountain dew I think of that 20/20 episode called Mountain Dew mouth and all those sad kids with no teeth. But, I need it. Maybe I shouldn't talk about it, I could get the shakes. ;)


Holy guacamole there's not enough time in the day for Pintrest. I can only look right now because I need an invite. SOMEONE invite me, seriously. We can make Bff necklaces and everything.

American Eagle Jeans.

Just got a new pair {in a whole size smaller, whoop to the whoop} and they fit ALL of my qualifications in jeans.

1. They cover my bum.

2. Because of said bum, most jeans thighs are too big for my thighs and look baggy, these AREN'T.

3. Flare, but not a giant flare that covers my whole foot but not small like a boot cut.

Clearly I'm picky. But the artist jeans fit like a glove. Thanks AE.

Sandstone Cove.

After 40000 samples of paint to redo the kitchen, I have And, it's love. I'm not only painting the kitchen but the dining room, entry way and hallways with this. It's a serious favorite. The perfect neutral but not too pink, but a touch of gray in some lights. Love it!

Well that's it, thanks so much Diane for having me! It was fun!

Thanks Rachelle! See didn't I tell you she was lovely :)

Next week is our final round of guest bloggers (sniff) and we end it with a fellow crocheter and "old" friend Betsy from The Dainty Daisy!!

Have a great weekend you all! (I am a southern but can resist the y'all since I still believe in my heart that I am a northern, don't judge :) )

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Joyful Library Project

The blogging community is such a great place to "meet" new people, find creative ideas, and to promote great causes. The later is what I am doing today. I have the privilege of working with Danielle from Take Heart on her 25th birthday (today!) and the Joyful Library Project.

She is a total sweetheart and giving AWAY on her birthday! She has TONS of great items that are up for grabs and the only requirement is to buy a book for the Joyful Library Project.

The Joyful Library Project provides books to hospitals PICU sections so that families can read to their sick kids. You can read more about the beginning and the "Why" of the cause here.

There has been an Amazon list created for the books they are requested and you can purchase straight from there and the books will be shipped to the hospital. SO easy :) Click here for the list

Remember this puff cap I showed off on Facebook the other day?

Well it is up for grabs! Please head on over to Take Heart and support a great cause!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Favorites - Pink Lemonade Style

Today we have Paige from Pink Lemonade guest blogging on Friday Favorites. She makes the most adorable rosette (remember those earrings from a couple weeks back??) and she is only 15!!

Enjoy :)

・ Painted Letter and Number Blocks

Letter A on distressed wood in White and Brown

Number 7- seven in white and turquoise on reclaimed wood

Large Number 5 on wood in brown and white

These are all so cool!! And VERY affordable... I think I might have to show these to my mom! She LOVES stuff like this! :)

・ Chevron

Vintage Brass Chevron Necklace - Free Shipping in the US

Jotter - Chevron Stripe

Chevron is BY FAR one of my favorite patterns! It makes anything look like a piece of art!

・ Ruffle Clutches

Pleated Ruffle Rosette Clutch in Eggplant Cotton

Ruffle Rosette Clutch in Dark Gray Linen/Off-White Linen

Ruffle Rosette Clutch in Olive Green/Ivory Linen

Lately I have had a real obsession with clutches!! I have no idea why, but they are just so interesting to me! I love all the different textures of these. The flower against the linen fabric gives it such such a natural look!

・ Deer

deer with little antlers hat KNITTING PATTERN

Forest Friends Deer Necklace

Deer Home

Aren't deer neat? Living in Texas, I get to see them a lot! I love them! :)

Thanks for having me, Diane!



Stay tuned next week we have Rachelle from Fingerprints on the Fridge!!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday Favorites - Zipit Zippers Style!

Hi! It's time for another round of Friday Favorites. And this time I have the lovely Jennie from Zipit Zippers guest posting! If you need zippers she is your girl :)

The post is a up a bit early this weekend because I am heading out for a girls weekend with my mother-in-law - YES!

Here you go...

1. Patchwork.

I have a thing for patchwork. I believe that anything looks good in patchwork. My latest obsession is everything at

2. Orla.

This girl is amazing AND absolutely adorable. She is from Dublin, has braces and plays the ukulele. Nuff said.

3. Keurig.

I LOVE my kcups. I am not a good morning person. I need my coffee in the morning. I don't know how many times I've stumbled to the coffee maker in the morning still half asleep and done something completely stupid like put whole beans in the coffee basket. The keurig is pretty sleep zombie proof. You pop your little cup in, pour some water in, and tah-dah! You have yourself one fantastic cup of coffee. There are a million bazillion types to choose from too which is always a bonus in my book. I do have to admit I have a bit of a kcup hoarding addiction started. I just can't help myself.
(photo from

4. Granny Squares.

I love them. All of them. Granny square blankets, granny square purses, granny square shawls, granny square scarves..anything! If I knew how to crochet I would sit around crocheting granny squares all day. I would cover my house, my car, and my kids in them. I would, really.
(picture from turtlemurtle on etsy -

5. Sprouts.

We have this nifty little home sprouter from It's great. They are just lids with mesh screens that you screw onto jars. All you need to do is soak a few seeds overnight, rinse em and shake em every once in awhile and in 3 days you have jar full of healthy, delicious, sprouts. AWESOME!

Awesome! Wow, I love those! and p.s. I have a kcup hoarding addiction too :)

Up next week is Paige from Pink Lemonade!

Any fun weekend plans?

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Favorites - Rags to Stitches Style

Today I have the great honor of having the ever so sweet Alissa from Rags to Stitches to guest post for Friday Favorites. Enjoy!

Hi y'all, my name is Alissa and you can usually find me blabbing blogging over at Rags to Stitches. I was so honored when Diane emailed me asking if I'd like to guest post. There's nothing I love more than sharing things that are inspiring me. I even saved a few of these favorites just for this post.

1. I'm a huge lover of rosettes and lately I've been drooling over this beauty from Allora Handmade. Isn't it beautiful?! Don't you want one too?

2. Last week I featured Kate from Songs Kate Sang on my blog and instantly fell in love with her shoppe. These are some of my favorite tags. I can't wait to order some for all my Mother's Day presents.

3. My brother's getting married in August and I've been looking for some cute ideas for my little man to wear to the wedding. I found this adorable tie in the Two Sister's Original shoppe on Etsy. Love!!

4. I'm a shutterbug. I've always got my Canon Rebel Xti DSLR in hand snapping pictures of my littles. Creating still shot memories. This adorable camera on canvas was painted by Sara at Sweet November. I must have it. Someday!

5. I love, love, love this necklace designed by Angel Face Designs. Isn't it sew cute!!?? She has all kinds of adorable, need to have right now, jewelry in her shoppe.

I hope you enjoyed all my favorite things this week. If you ever want to find me you can over at my blog, my store, twitter or facebook. Thanks Diane for having me!!

Aren't Alissa's Favorites awesome! I think they may all become some of my new favorites too. Thank you for guest blogging for me!

Stay tuned next week will be another week of Guest posting, this time from the wonderful Jennie from Zip it Zippers!

Happy Friday!

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