So we’re officially on mini-vacation to San Antonio as of yesterday, but I thought I’d leave you with a few fun things until I’m back later this week!
1 | You can keep up with my photo trail here.
2 | This posts image was found via my new favorite site to look through.
3 | Wit & Delight proving the versatility (and all around awesomeness) of neon pants.
4 | I always love reading Design Love Fest, particularly this trip to London. (Ron Burgundy drink? Yes!)
5 | Favorite new DIY blog find.
I’m not much of a sewer. I’d like to think that I am, but I’d be lying to myself. So, until I’m Design Mom, I’ll have to stick with purchasing someone else’s handy sewing skills for this DIY polka dotted linen tutorial by Gabrielle.
Using a 1″ anywhere hole punch, cut several dots from cardstock and use them as a stencil for your choice of linens (or better yet, anything!).
photos via Design Mom, design by Sugar & Cloth
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My love for collars is no secret (especially peter pan collars). Now that they are popping up everywhere, someone got smart and turned the collar sensation into a must have accessory. They might as well have just sent out checks for everyone to double their wardrobe since these little beauties can turn one top into two with just the tie of a bow. I need the pearl and black bow collars from ASOS desperately. How about you?
Raise your hand if your birthday cupcake is in need of a few golden animals! This genius idea from Jenny for The Sweetest Occasion is drop dead
gorgeous awesome, with a little hint of glamour. All you need is gold spray paint, a drill, a few plastic animals, and a plastic candle holder to stick on top. Finish them with a few coats of paint, and you’ll have sweetest party around.
photos via Hank + Hunt
Ice cream is probably one of my favorite sweets (aside from cupcakes), for several reasons. One being that it’s quick and easily accessible. Number two, I live in Houston, where it’s almost always hot enough to peel paint from the walls and to sweat yourself skinny in a mere 30 minutes of being outside, which makes ice cream a justified token dessert. All of that to say that I plan to start doing several homemade ice creams posts throughout the spring & summer to keep things cool (pun intended).
POMEGRANATE FROZEN YOGURT RECIPE from Cafe Fernando
- 2 cups freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice
- 1+ 1/2 cup plain, whole milk yogurt
- 2/3 cup Grenadine (pomegranate syrup)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- Stir pomegranate juice and sugar over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and let cool to room temperature.
- In a bowl, combine yogurt, pomegranate juice and pomegranate syrup and whisk until completely combined.
- Chill the mixture thoroughly (3 hours in the freezer works for me), then freeze it in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t have one, here’s how you make ice cream without a machine.
photos & recipe via Cafe Fernando
Okay, so I’m a little late on today’s post. To be honest, I was sleeping (42 hours of work in 3.5 days will do that to you). Nonetheless, I should note that the random tapping noise in the background is me patting myself on the back for this DIY. Normally I do projects mainly because they are just pretty, but this one is super practical and pretty. SPP: Super Practical & Pretty. There, I just coined that.
So, what is the practicality of a clean & dirty magnet? Well, if you’ve ever had those moments where you’re not sure wether the dishes in the dishwasher have been cleaned or not (or any good reason as to why they haven’t been put away), then this is the DIY for you! All you have to do is print the label onto photo paper, stick it to an adhesive magnet, then flip it to the clean side when the dishes are cleaning, or flip it back to the dirty side when the dishes are dirty!
1 | Scissors
2 | Adhesive Magnet
3 | Glossy Photo Paper (or regular printer paper)
4 | Photo Preserving spray paint in Gloss (optional)
1 | Save & print the printable (link below)
2 | Trim the adhesive magnet and the print to the same same size.
3 | Peel the adhesive backing from the magnet, and stick the print to it.
4 | Spray paint the front of the magnet with the photo preserving spray.
Save & Print