Thursday, April 21, 2011

Friday Favorites: April 22, 2011

Today is Good Friday--the day Christ was beaten and died on the cross for our sins. Because of Him, we can be right before God and declared righteous in Christ. I am so thankful.  I pray you all have a beautiful Easter weekend, and a wonderful celebration of Christ's resurrection and conquering of death for those who are in Him! He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Now, here are some of the wonderful projects I came across this week! Enjoy!

Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line made an April Showers Party, and it is FAN-TAS-TIC! Oh, the clear umbrellas with paper lanterns inside made me smile. Each picture gets better and better . . . I am in awe of this cute party!

One+One=3?4? shared a tutorial on making homemade laundry detergent.  I am lazy and buy a huge tub of liquid scent free stuff at Costco, but I can dream about having the time to make my laundry detergent at home.  I don't know how she does that with three (fourth on the way) kids! 

This bathroom project caught my eye because I used this EXACT beach set from Bed, Bath, and Beyond in my boys' bathroom.  I, however, did not make their bathroom extra cute with the wall murals, paint and a SO cute shower curtain.  Wannabe Crafty did.  I love it!

I have a lot of dark colors in my home, and I love black trimmed accents.  The Casabella Home Project made a spring mantel that has dark trimmed accents and a beautiful spring air to it.  Someday I will get a wider mantel so I can decorate, but for now I will just admire hers--gorgeous! (And I am in love with her Fruits of the Spirit sign).

504 Main had a guest post from Craft Buds about making your own bean bags.  I love this, and my boys would love it too.  Even with my tremendously limited sewing skills, I think I could do this!  I can tell you right now my fusible numbers wouldn't have zig zag stitching, but it still would be darling!

Crafts by Holly gave a very easy ruffle tutorial.  I love ruffles.  Yesterday I got a ruffle-ific sunglass case from The Pleated Poppy.  It is gray and mustard--of course.  I need to just learn to make ruffles quickly so I can put them on creations.  This article is a good start!

I continue my love for coasters with this post by Crazy Wonderful.  She made chalkboard coasters!  Think about it--messages on them for a baby shower, Christmas song titles on them for Christmas parites, verses on them to share with visitors, cute kid writing on it and you don't care--the options are endless!  I am a big fan of the way she packaged them too--teacher appreciation gifts!  Yay!

I am in tea table mode right now, though I'm taking a break for Easter.  In early May, I am hosting a themed tea table at our church.  I am not giving away the theme--it is a healthy competition amongst the tea tables.  However, I very much appreciated looking at these party tables from WhipperBerry.  Her details are amazing.  My tea table is NOTHING like these fabulous tables, but it is fun to dream!
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Evelyn Kate Designs gives a very easy tutorial on making the ever popular tissue pom-poms.  You have seen these all over the trendy parties, and they are not that hard to make.  Plus, they make big impact for a little time and cost. 

Have a wonderful weekend, and use up all those scraps and crumbs of creative time you get!  Happy Easter!


  1. Thanks for the feature! That's so funny I was just on your site the other day looking at your yellow and green flowers, it is a small blogging world indeed. Good luck with your ruffles!

  2. Oh my gosh!! I can not believe I have been featured on someone else's blog!! What an awesome compliment, Thank You!
    Your blog is so cute, I will grab a featured button.
    It is so easy to make your own detergent, it really only takes about 10-minutes, and thats grating the soap really, the rest is just stir together. You can do it!
    I will definately be your new follower and would love if you followed me.
    Have a great Easter weekend

  3. Hey thanks so much for the feature! Too funny that you have the same bath ensemble :)

  4. Chiara-

    Thank you so much for the great feature!!! I'm your newest follower :D

    Happy Easter!


  5. Thanks so much for the feature! You are SO sweet :)


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