July, 2010

Crush of the Week – A Vision To Remember

It’s that time again – time for the Crush of the Week! This week my crush is the super talented Bobbie from A Vision to Remember! Have you met Bobbie yet? Let me tell you a little about this talented gal. She has some amazing projects on her site and…

Top 5 Friday – Carlsbad Restaurants Part 1

Happy Friday! It’s 66 degrees outside right now and there’s a thick Marine Layer out there. In fact, yesterday was the first sun we’d had in about 9 days. Not too shabby for the end of July. ;) That’s just one of the wonderful things about Carlsbad. One of the…

Gingerbread S’mores Cake

What’s not to love in that title?? Seriously. Gingerbread, Chocolate and Marshmallows. Heaven in a pan. We made this last night and I just had to share it with you. This recipe came from last month’s “Everyday with Rachel Ray” and she has it on her website.  So I want to…

Retro Ric Rac Apron

I have a deep and abiding love for Ric Rac. If you were to peek into my stash, which I do not recommend, you would think I was saving up for a global Ric Rac shortage. Other people, they buy a pack of gum or TicTac’s every time they go…

Back to School Supply Pouch

I mentioned a couple of days ago that Heather from Me Making Do is having a week of Back To School Tutorials. Today she is featuring my tutorial for this cute Back to School Supply Pouch! Don’t you love it? I’m so in love with the fabric. It makes me…

Winners Announced

First let me say thank you so much for all your sweet comments. I sooo appreciate all of you. Crafting and writing this blog is such a joy to me, and a large part of that is all you who stop in and say hi. So Thanks! And enough mushiness….

Crush of the Week – Me Making Do

I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday! I am – which is why the Crush of the Week is a little late today – sorry! But better late than never. :) This week’s Crush is the sweet and talented Heather from Me Making Do! Heather has such darling…

Guest Post At Remodelaholic!

Great News! My Anthro-Inspired Mirror Tutorial is being featured today over at Remodelaholic! Pretty Amazing huh? If you haven’t had a chance to stop by, you really must go visit Cassity’s site. You can find tutorials for almost anything you’d like to do around the house – super creative stuff….

Top Five Friday – Cookbooks

Happy Friday! After dinner tonight I mentioned that I had yet to write a Top 5 Friday post. Big mistake. I was bombarded with you-name-it – everything from Top 5 Sports cars, Top 5 Mustaches, Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Have a Scooter, to Top 5 Reasons I’m Your Favorite Kid. Huh. Thanks…

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Quick Chiffon Chain Necklace

I love combining things together that initially don’t seem to go together. Embroidery and jute, lace and leather, and in the case of this necklace, chiffon and chain. It kind of makes things more interesting. I love the pairing in this necklace of the soft chiffon and the chunky chain…

200 Follower Giveaway Part 1

*** This Giveaway is Now Closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! *** Did you see? Maybe you didn’t. Check out that lovely little widget on my sidebar. It’s over 200!! I’m so thrilled. And because I’m so thrilled – I think we should have another giveaway! Don’t you? ;)…

200 Follower Giveaway Part 2

*** This Giveaway is Now Closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! *** Woohoo! Part 2! (That rhymes. ;) I’m excited to show you Part 2 of the celebration that is Flamingo Toes reaching 200 followers. Since you couldn’t go out to sushi with us to celebrate (which we did…

Guest Posting at Seven Thirty Three

Hey – it’s the beginning of Creativity Week at Seven Thirty Three! Today Kim’s featuring my tutorial for the Lace and Pearl Bracelet – She’s got three fabulous tutorials a day, plus giveaways! So stop by often. Enter. Be inspired!! :) Comments

Embroidered Linen Pillow

Can a person have too many pillows? I sure hope not. Maybe so though. Have you seen “Never Been Kissed”? I’ll try not to get to that point. But I have an addiction. I’ve managed to hold it off for about a month – but I had to give in….

Crush of the Week – 504 Main

It’s that time again! Time to highlight the wonderfulness that is out there in blog-land. Time for the Crush of the Week! Have you met the amazingly talented Holly from 504 Main? You probably have – but in case by some freak chance you’ve missed out – let me show…

Top 5 Friday – Musicals

Happy Friday! Is it odd to anyone else that it is July 16 and we are approximately halfway through the year? Umm – I think I’ve skipped some months. Today’s Top 5 Friday is all about Classic Musicals. Old Fashioned Boy Meets Girl – Boy and Girl sing and dance a…

July Follower Winner!

Are you ready? Are you excited? I sure am. :) The winner of the July Follower Giveaway is . . . Follower number 156 – Karey Ellen of: Yeah Karey Ellen! I hope you love your new apron. Thank you again to all of you who follow along! And as…

Good Things to Come . . .

I wanted to share some exciting news with you all about a couple of upcoming events that I’m participating in. First up will be Seven Thirty Three’s Creativity Week! Creativity Week is going to be July 19 – 23. It will be chock full of tutorials and giveaways – you’ll…

Guest Post at Blue Cricket Design

I’m so excited to tell you that today . . . Want to see a sneak peak of the tutorial? Here’s what I made: Head on over to Blue Cricket to see how to make the Starfish Top. Perfect for summer! And Pink! ;) And while you’re there check out…

Crush of the Week – Twelve Crafts Till Christmas

Welcome to our first Saturday Crush of the Week!! What do you think? Does Saturday work for you? I hope so. :) I’m really excited this week to feature the wonderful Elizabeth from Twelve Crafts Till Christmas. Elizabeth has had the clever idea of making ALL of her Christmas gifts…