August, 2010

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Anthro Narcissus Net Neckace

Day 3 of Anthro Necklace Week! Are you enjoying the tutorials? If you’ve missed any, here are the links so far: Pretty-In-Pinking Tutorial Pontentilla Bib Tutorial Today we have the lovely Narcissus Net Necklace. Say that three times fast. Here’s mine: The Anthro Version: ( I think there must be…

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Anthro Pretty-In-Pinking Knockoff Necklace

This fun necklace is part of my first Anthro Necklace Week – A whole week of fun tutorial sharing Anthro Knockoffs! Disclaimer: I am not a jewelry-making expert by any means! I’ve tried to show you the way I do these – but believe me when I say that if…

Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil over Pasta

Need some dinner ideas for next week? I have one of our favorites for you. It’s too yummy – with the creamy sauce and the fresh tomatoes and basil – and anything over pasta is good in our book. :) Ready to get started? Serves 6 (ish) Ingredients: 1.5 lbs…

Crush of the Week

Happy Friday!! Whew. This week kicked my butt. But I’m excited to say that things are going well for Anthro Necklace Week starting on Monday. At the end of the post there will be a sneak peak of the goodness so be sure to check that out. But don’t scroll…

Guest Posting with a Ribbon & Bead Necklace!

I’m hanging out with Michele, who is AWESOME, over at The Scrap Shoppe today!! Check out my tutorial for this super cute beaded ribbon necklace and earring set. So easy to do! Come on over and say “Hi”!! Comments

Wristlet Updates

I’ve been playing around with the little Wristlet from last week and I wanted to show you what I came up with. If you’ve visited Flamingo Toes much at all, you know I love working with vintage laces and doilies. So of course, with the little panels on the wristlet,…

Coming Up: Anthro Necklace Week!!

It’s time for the big announcement! Are you ready? Are you excited? You can always tell I’m excited when I overuse exclamation points. Happens quite often actually. Well all that excitement is due to the fun event coming up next week. Yes, that’s right! Next week is Anthro Necklace Week….

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Taste-Test Recipe Binder

I’ve mentioned that I love to cook. And eat of course – but that usually takes cooking first. And while I have a great selection of cookbooks – I also have a ton of recipes that I’ve printed out from the web or copied from magazines. I’ve filled up a…

Painted Starfish Top

This is a repost of a tutorial that was on Blue Cricket Design back in June, in case you missed it. It used to be called the Summer Starfish Top – but it’s almost the end of summer so I had to rename it. :) I fell in love with a cute Target top –…

Off Visiting – Come See Where!

I mentioned in the Crush of the Week post that I’d be going visiting later today. Yes. I can be in three places at once. Pretty amazing huh? I’ve had practice – I have teenagers. First, Becca from Blue Cricket Design is posting my tutorial for the Anthro Akela Necklace.  Is…

Crush of the Week

Happy Friday!! I hope you have all had a great week. We have been gearing up for Back to School on Monday. I don’t think any of us are quite ready – the kids or me for that matter. The house gets awfully quiet when school starts. I want to take…

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End of Summer Wristlet

Like most girls I have a weakness for purses. I love everything from the Mary-Poppins-you-can-fit-a-coat-rack-in-here bags to little bags that barely fit a lipstick and my phone, and everything in between. It’s so fun to have a few cute bags that you can change out to freshen up an outfit with. That’s just what…

August Follower Giveaway Winner

I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday!! I’m excited to announce the winner of the August Follower Giveaway! Mr. Random chose . . . Lucky Number 208 is “More than ‘Just Mom’ ” . If that is you – I’ve left you a comment on your blog but you…

Parasol Birdie Pillow

I have a sweet new Birdie pillow for you! Isn’t he cute? I think all birdies at the beach need a parasol. It’s a must. (The inspiration for this came from a pillow in the magazine, Fresh Home. I cannot find this pillow anywhere online though. So unfortunately I don’t…

Crush of the Week & More

Happy Friday! Ok – I’m moving things around on you again. It’s getting to be a lot for me to do Top Five Fridays and the Crush of the Week. So for a little while I’m going to hold off on Top Five Fridays and just stick with the Crush…

Dryer Sheet & Lavendar Sachets

I hope you guys don’t think this is too kooky but … I have a hard time throwing dryer sheets away. They still smell good after one use and it seems such a waste. (I know you can reuse them but I don’t do that either. haha) So I end…

Meatball and Swiss Chard Soup

I have a great soup recipe for you today. Bobbie from A Vision to Remember posted this recipe of mine fo the 30 Day Food Challenge but I wanted to share it with you in case you missed it. Super easy, all done in one pot and it only takes about…

Guest Post at Housewife Bliss

I’m off visiting today! A few weeks ago Coryanne from Housewife Bliss contacted me about helping her with her Housewife 101 series. She is doing a whole series this month with posts on Crochet, Sewing, Gardening, Cooking, Decor, Manners and more! It’s such a great idea. Well she asked me if…

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Anthro Knockoff – Akela Necklace

Anthropologie is such a great source to steal ideas from for inspiration. One of my favorite things to do late at night is browse through the Anthro site with a cup of hot tea. Gets my brain going. Much to my delight Anthro just added a darling little fabric and bead…