Friday, January 23, 2015

TELL: DIY HEART DRINK STIRRERS

I have been dying to throw a little Valentine's party with some friends this month.  Although the party probably wont happen (considering how crazy things have been lately) I can't help but make some cute Valentine inspired party decor.  These heart drink stirrers are so adorable and would be my Valentine's party must, they make drinks look way too cute!

Read the full tutorial after the jump

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CHOCOLATE: VALENTINE'S DAY CHOCOLATE AND SPRINKELS

I haven't talked about chocolate in a long time!  I got so busy with other things, but this used to be an important part of my blog (hence the blog name ha ha).  So, since Valentine's day involves LOTS of chocolate, I felt it was about time I start my chocolate posts again.  
I love chocolate but I also love sprinkles, I'm kind of a little kid like that.  Anytime I get ice cream or frozen yogurt I make sure they are covered in sprinkles.  And I think if there is any holiday that has the cutest sprinkles it would be Valentine's Day. 
 Here is a little round up of some adorable sprinkly delicious chocolate treats.  

Friday, January 16, 2015

TELL: DIY VALENTINE SIGN

Valentines Day is a really adorable holiday.  All the pink, red, flowers, x's and o's just make me so happy.  The other day my friend asked if she could borrow some Valentine decor for a shoot and I came to the realization that I am seriously lacking in anything Valentine.  So naturally I had to remedy this with a cute LOVE sign.  So this month I am going to be crafting a bunch of pink and red goodness to help build up my holiday decor.

Read the tutorial after the jump.  And let me just say, it is so so simple

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

TELL: POPULAR POSTS IN 2014

This past year was such a whirlwind of learning for me.  It has been so much fun to see this little blog grow and to see what you guys liked most.  It was actually really fun for me to go through and see what was most popular.  Some are the simplest DIY's some a little harder but over all you guys loved my favorites as well.  2015 is going to be a great year, and I so look forward to all the projects ahead.  Cause if you know me, my mind is ALWAYS working on some sort of new craft ;)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

TELL: VALENTINES DAY COOKIES

I have been so excited to make some valentines Day cookies this year.  I got an AMAZING new cookie recipe from my friend Jana, that I am so excited to share and I had a fun idea to use my new Sprout HP to help frost as well.

Read it all after the jump :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

TELL: LIVING ROOM REDO AND GIVEAWAY

Apartment living is hard.  We get the bonus of living close to the beach BUT there is that whole decorating struggle with a place that looks nothing like how you want it to, ie....beige walls/ ugly carpet.  I am no decorator but I have found that sprucing up some small things can really make such a difference!  Including an adorable table lamp and a few accessories.  

When Kenroy Home offered to send me some new lamps,  I couldn't resist a redo.  A new piece of furniture can seriously change everything, or just inspire a change.  The adorable Hydra table lamp totally improved the whole look of the room.  I loved the shape and the modern feel.  It was just what my thrift store side table needed!  
Once the lamp came there were no more excuses for me to not style up that corner of the room.
I bought this side table from the thrift store awhile back and never fully liked the color.  So some green paint and an anthro knob gave it a fresh look that I now LOVE!  Added some accessories, frames and curtains and now its a bright and colorful corner.

-BEFORE-
-AFTER-
Also how amazing is the matching Hydra floor lamp?  Gotta love some matching lamps!  

Here is your chance to win a Hydra table lamp of your own!  
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Friday, January 2, 2015

TELL: DIY WRAPPING PAPER WITH SPROUT BY HP


So... I've had the opportunity to try out the new Sprout by HP (maybe you've seen it or heard of it?) and it is awesome! It's seriously a creative suite.  It has a touch screen, touch mat and stylus pen and  is basically as hands on as it gets ha ha. I've been having tons of fun playing around with it and it has been making my crafts so much faster and easier!.  The camera is amazing and probably my favorite part.  I have literally taken pictures of everything.  And as one that always has my camera, it was so fun to take a picture right there at the computer and then immediately start to create.  I decided to make some fun wrapping paper.  I love that you can put anything on the touch pad, including this wet lemon slice, all you have to do is wipe it off. 
I have always been dying to make my own printable wrapping paper and Spout makes it so simple.  For birthdays I could take pictures of my sons cars or even take old photos of friends and create fun personalized wrapping. 
Can't wait to share some more of the endless creative possibilities.

Download the lemon and paper heart printable wrapping paper here and here.

This post is sponsored by HP, all opinions expressed are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible :)
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