Monday, July 30, 2012

Vases with Flair. Part 2

Oh, how I love to make these vases!  I love to start with an emtpy glass bottle & just let the creative juices flow!  I typically do not know what it's going to look like until I'm done :)  Anyway, here are 2 more that I've done in the past week........







I will link to the following parties!
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/pottery-barn-knockoff-shell-chargers-the-184th-metamorphosis-monday/
http://www.craft-o-maniac.com/
http://makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/07/cuter-monday/#more-4991
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/07/30/made-by-you-monday-112/
http://todayscreativeblog.net/summer-food/#more-11900
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/
http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/
http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2012/07/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay-140.html
http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/07/do-something-crafty-50/
http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com/2012/07/crafty-soiree-100.html
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/08/whatever-goes-wednesday-128-plus-chance.html
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2012/07/show-me-what-ya-got-85.html
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/07/wow-us-wednesdays-77.html
http://madeinaday.com/2012/08/02/made-u-look-linky-35/
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2012/08/catch-glimpse-91.html
http://www.livelaughrowe.com/live-laugh-linky-21/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/08/transformation-thursday-no-163.html
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/blog-link-party-with-cutting-edge-stencils-a-giveaway/
http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/08/happy-hour-friday-0803.html
http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/08/do-something-crafty-51/
http://oneartmama.blogspot.de/2012/08/shine-on-fridays-39-and-giveaway.html
http://www.delicateconstruction.com/2012/08/delicately-constructed-friday-plus.html
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/2012/08/flaunt-it-friday-113.html
http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/08/fabulous-friday-37.html

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Beaches & Cream" - Golly G

So excited!  A few of my items were featured in this pic at the Golly G sale, which starts today!  Again, if you live in or around Duluth, go check it out & support local businesses :D  Looks like some really cute stuff will be there! 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Golly-G/181780791905836
(check out the "Beaches & Cream" pic)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Golly G - Occasional Boutique

If you live in or near the Duluth, MN area & are around there this weekend, go check out "Golly G: An Occasional Boutique"!  They're open Thurs, Friday & Saturday & feature artwork & crafts & vintage items from local vendors.  And guess what?!  That includes me!  My mom so graciously brought my stuff up there for me & I'm just hoping & praying some of it will sell & that I'll be able to continue making fun stuff :) 
Here's a link to Golly G:  http://www.gollygboutique.blogspot.com/

If you go, look for the following items made by your very own :)






Monday, July 23, 2012

"Pinterest"ing Day

I've decided to start a new aspect to my blog!  Each week I will highlight 1-5 of my favorite finds on Pinterest!  It could be a new recipe I have tried or want to try, maybe a fun new home tip or trick, places I want to visit, elements I would love to have in my dream home, or something one of my followers have highlighted!  So, if you see something you like & would like me to feature it, please let me know! 

Here is one of my favorite recipe's that I've found so far & has been a hit every time I've made it:

Zesty Lime Shrimp & Avacado Salad
http://pinterest.com/pin/212865519857586337/

It's incredible!!  I've added my own variations to it, used it as a dip with some chips, put it in a tortilla as a wrap or even grilled it in a tortilla to make a quesadilla type of thing.  It's pretty much amazing!  And very, very refreshing :)  You'll have to try it for yourself!

Follow me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/colejo32/ 

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer time fun!

This summer has been great so far, but my oh my is it flying by!!  The past week was gone in a flash as I had a garage sale with some sweet friends last Thursday & Friday.  Then Saturday morning we packed up the car & headed north to do a camping weekend with my family on the lake.  It was perfect weather for being at the lake & a great time with a lot of family, which I thoroughly enjoy :D  Then my 2 nieces came back home with us for a few days, which was also a riot!  I just really adore those girls & love the time I got to spend with them!  We had a lot of fun together!  Well, I did anyway :) 

Last week & the week before, I did manage to find some time to make some more crafts!  I LOVE doing it & would love for it to turn into my job - we'll see what the Lord has planned.... !!  Some of my items will be at a shop in Hermantown next weekend, which I'm really hoping will be successful!  Here are some of the things I made recently:

This is 12" x 6" - not as big as it may look :)

This is 12" x 6"


Glass bottles wrapped in yarn of varying colors and then I added my own twist to them, with a variety of bling :)

I loved how they all turned out & can't wait to make some more :)  Let me know if you'd like me to do one for you in colors of your choice! 

This was probably one of my favorites, as I recently got a bag full of buttons from my grandma's stuff & thought these 3 worked perfectly for this color yarn!  Again, I can't wait to do some more!

I love how this one turned out as well - the gem sparkles just perfectly (even if it doesn't show that much here :D )

I'd had this ribbon & flower for a while & hadn't quite found the right fit for it, but I think this worked out perfect!

I love how soft & elegant these large flower ones turned out - my friend bought them for her room and I hope they're perfect in there for her!!



I'm linking to these parties:
http://makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/07/making-the-world-cuter/

http://betweennapsontheporch.net/bedroom-renovation-beautiful-before-and-after-the-183rd-metamorphosis-monday/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/07/wow-us-wednesdays-75.html
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/07/whatever-goes-wednesday-126.html
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/
http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2012/07/wow-me-wednesday-66.html
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/05/transformation-thursday-no-154.html#more
http://www.livelaughrowe.com/
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/ceiling-medallion-wreath/
http://thriftydecorating-nikkiw.blogspot.com/2012/05/thrifty-thursday-62.html
http://madeinaday.com/
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/
http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/07/do-something-crafty-48/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/07/transformation-thursday-no-161.html
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/
http://madeinaday.com/2012/07/19/made-u-look-linky-33/
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2012/07/catch-glimpse-party-89.html
http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2012/07/time-to-shine-party-no-78.html
http://todayscreativeblog.net/diy-chalkboard/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/

http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/07/happy-hour-friday-0720.html
http://www.thegrantlife.com/2012/07/financial-friday-review-giveaway.html
http://oneartmama.blogspot.de/
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/

http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/search/label/Fabulous%20Friday
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/blog-link-party-with-the-dating-divas/
http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/07/do-something-crafty-49/
http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2012/05/short-or-tallplease-help-me-choose.html
Made By You Monday!
http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/2011/06/craft-o-maniac-monday-link-party_26.html
http://makingtheworldcuter.com/
http://www.addicted2decorating.com/