Thursday, March 31, 2011

Touches of Salmon

trendy salmon ideas     
Here are some little treasures I love from Etsy

vintage sunglasses  
Adorable rare collectible
Trendy vintage ring 
Here are some fashionable finds for everyday wear from Chictopia

This was my craft of the week:  paper "Poppy" flowers

Materials: Craft paper
elmers glue
hot glue
crafting flower stem
stem tape (optional)

1) cut out circle and make the edges rough and jagged
2) cut a line from edge to center 
3) wrap the circle and glue together
4) Make two more jagged circle each differentiating in size.
5) Combine all the layers with elmers glue
6) poke flower stem threw the back to the front and hot glue it to the back side of flower
7) Burn the edges with a match
8) make as many as you wish and have fun

Here is a video from Martha Stewart to make poppy flowers with more in depth explanation.  I have changed a few things but her's may require a little more time, but very cute.  They look just like Poppy flowers.  I will do this this weekend when I have a little more time. Sorry next time I will take pictures as I go.  

Enjoy your day.  Today is beautiful here and I have some yard work to do.  Hope everyone's week is going well and may your day be blessed. 

Here's tomorrow's color inspiration:
Golden Glows from Live Happy Inspired blog

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday's Color: Minty Green

What a fresh and unique color for this spring palette!

Frankford Bubble Umbrella

vintage heels



Hillary Thomas Design

Censational Girl decor

Elle Decor

jadeite Cream and sugar

Martha Stewart

Hope you enjoyed the refreshing minty colors and are ready for Wednesday's hue!
Sneak peak:
Creamy Yellow

My Top 7 Hues for Spring Decor palettes

Feeling a bit down 
on this cloudy day 
and ready for some color
to turn it all around

Lavender cheered me up on our Cloudy Monday

I was trying to think of what flowers to plant in the spring and what would go nicely with our house colors, and I came up with shades of blue all the way to purple.  I think any in that range would go nicely.  However, the shades must fit match our house colors well because we are going to try and put our house up for sell.  Last year I was so proud of getting out and putting some hard labor into our yard.  I went to a lot of work and planted all the flowers that I thought were pretty at the time.  It was soooo......not good.  I didn't think about any details.  I realized that I needed to think about what flowers were blooming when and how would they look with one another....especially how big some grew.  I went about this all wrong.  I hope to do a little better with my annual flowers this year.  Anyway, as I was thinking of all this I thought of how beautiful the color lavender is.  Not Blue-violet, nor purple, but LAVENDER.

This is what makes me happy on this cloudy day, a touch of lavender on beautiful things!


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Tuesday's hue:  minty green


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easter Greetings

by Helen Dowd
It is Easter, a time of rejoicing.
Do our thoughts turn to bonnets and spring?
Do our minds drift to sweet chocolate bunnies?
Or some cuddly, soft fuzzy thing?

Do we dream of a basket of goodies?
Or an egg-hunt in the neighbor's back yard?
Do we think about fun family gatherings?
Or receiving a bright Easter card?

Or is Easter for sporting new clothing?
Or perhaps a new style for our hair?
Is it daffodils, tulips and lilies?
Or the smells of new life in the air?

But stop! What's the reason for Easter?
Just what makes it a festive affair?
Was it not that Christ rose on that morning,
Giving meaning to life everywhere?

Christ is God. He descended from heaven
To live humbly on earth as a man.
He suffered, and died as a criminal,
To fulfill God's redemtional plan.

Can we know of the depth of Christ's suffering?
Can we fathom His anguish and pain?
'Twas for us He was tortured, forsaken,
Went to Hell, then ascended again.

What if Jesus had failed in His mission
To die for the sins of all men?
There would not be a reason for Easter.
There'd be nothing to celebrate then.

While we celebrate this Easter season,
Keep in mind this wee bit of advice:
Let's take time on this happy occasion
To thank God for His Great Sacrifice.

*  *  *
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'he has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. ' Now I have told you."
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  Suddenly Jesus met them.  "Greetings," he said.  They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 
Matthew 28: 5-9

Here's a DIY project for Easter 

Materials: cardboard eggs from craft store
              crafts paint
              sticks from trees or branches bought at store
              glitter and glue (optional)

Easy as 1,2,3

1) Paint eggs; you can glitter them if you wish as well.

2) Use scissors or exacto-knife and drill a mini hole through the top and bottom of the eggs.

3) Insert ribbon and place or decorate how you wish.

Hope you all enjoy your day!