Thursday, July 21, 2011

Friday Favorites: 7-22-11

I am wrapping up a week of craft volunteering at Camp Compass (our VBS), and we leave tomorrow for 10 days in Ohio.  I have posts prewritten for the time we are gone, but I won't have a Friday Favorites next week since I won't have my laptop and I want the favorites to be fresh and updated.  Friday next week will just be a normal recipe or crafting post, and I'll resume Friday Favorites on August 5th.  Thanks for checking back!

Enjoy the inspiration for this week!

The Gunny Sack gave a great tutorial for making your own brown bag envelopes.  If you have an Etsy shop or a special gift to deliver in the mail, this adds a special touch.

The White Orchid Studio made beautiful clothes pins with mod podge and paper.  Add a magnet for clips on the refrigerator or a magnetic board.  These would have been fun on my whiteboard back in my teaching days!

There were a couple of blogs which featured a room redo, and this one from Addicted 2 Decorating blew me away!  I love the mix of colors, the use of old and new, and I am LOVING these walls.  You have to see the before pictures--late 70's early 80's into 2011.  Amazing!

Sweet C's Studio created a new craft area on a very small budget.  I love the use of baskets and organization.  There is a place for everything!

Involving Color posted on the house progress they have made over 2 years.  A-MAZ-ING!  This house has had a complete transformation.  I love her paint colors and furniture.  Her dining room has inspired me for our bedroom down the road.

Happy Go Lucky made some really cute magnets.  They involve just a few materials from the craft store.  I love the fabric button magnets especially.  You KNOW you'd get great comments if these were on your fridge!

Love & Sugar Kisses made an EASY birthday wreath.  This wreath is so easy that you could EASILY make a new wreath in coordinating colors for different parties.  You could keep the monogram letters and switch them out with the new bows.  So cute!

A Step in the Journey made a DARLING map of the USA to chronicle their trips and get aways.  My son is obsessed with maps and loves to point out where Ohio is (we are going there tomorrow).  We've been to many states with the boys already, so this would be a fun decoration in the playroom or their bedrooms. 

The Seven Year Cottage made darling sand crab desserts.  These are easy, and she gives a clear tutorial!  It's time for a beach party!
Sand Crabs, Candy Crabs, Crab Brownies, Crab Cupcakes, Two-bite Brownies, Beach Party

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my studio space! It not the most glamorous, but with a busy Etsy shop, a baby and a diabolical dog, organization is key!

    I will be posting more organization on a budget ideas soon! Be sure to enter the giveaways I have posted up now, too- a new one is coming up tomorrow!

    Love your blog!!


  2. As always great favs!!
    Have a wonderful trip!!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my dining room! You made my day!

  4. Thank you so much for the feature! This made my day as well!!

  5. Thanks for the feature and the heads up about the post! Sometimes I don't even know that someone featured my posts. I will add your button to my Featured Page!!

  6. Thank you very much for featuring my sand crabs!


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