• Sunday, December 29, 2013

    Organization Binders

    Jessie at Dimplicity Crafty Blog is one of the most organized people I've encountered online.

    If  you are interested in getting yourself organized for the new year, this is a post you must check out.  She has a print out for everything and explains how she has gotten herself organized.  Click here for the post.

    Check out the rest of Jessie's blog, it is like a Martha Stewart magazine!


    Friday, December 27, 2013

    Charming Day Flowers Tutorial

    Grab some clay, some beads or some broken jewelry to make these dainty flowers to use for making jewelry or using in your other creations like hair accessories, napkin rings, photo frames or shoes.

    Let your imagination go wild with your color and size combinations.  

    Have a ton of fun creating whatever your imagination takes you to.

    You can find the tutorial at Happy Together, a new crafty blog discovery for me that I will be checking out page by page!

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    Baroque-ish inspiration

    The fabric embellisher extraordinaire and refashion designer in me was immediately inspired by this gorgeously ornate and baroque-ish jacket I ran into while perusing one of my favorite new blogs (more on that later) . . .

    The blogger was commenting on "the fierce force of ornamentation, brocade, bling, bang & baroque that assailed the runways" last Fall. 

    Since I remarried and pretty much retired for now, I completely missed this awesome trend. Honestly, I have not paid much attention to my love of fashion and design for several years . . . well, since my love of being in love took over.

    While the look is gorgeous offset by a white background, my first thoughts went to denim since my fashion and design tastes gravitate toward recycling fabric and bringing new life to used jeans.

    This post is strictly inspirational. The look of the jacket so grabbed my attention that I had to write about the inspiration for future projects which are not confined to fashion, but transcend to home decor and beyond!

    About the blogger . . .

    The blogger is Carolyn Espley-Miller aka Slim Paley, whose blog is uniquely stylish, beautiful and entertaining.  She is 
    the wife of Dennis Miller (one of my favorite comedians and entertainers of all time).

    Carolyn is totally awesome and I am in the process of reading her entire blog . . . it is that good.  The jacket is one of many jewels I have discovered within the pages of her blog.

    Huffington Post describes Carolyn as "a Santa Barbara based Lifestyle blogger with an eclectic eye for all things design related. She is well versed in photography, fashion, food, interior design and gardens."

    Start exploring her blog on the very entertaining article this gorgeous jacket came from, Loco for Rococo.  Hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do!

    Saturday, November 16, 2013

    Awesome Closet Makeover!

    I love the before and afters 
    on this closet makeover from 

    Click here for the article 
    and lots of inspiration!

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Kitchen Awesomeness

    This is just a small glimpse of Brenda's awesome kitchen which matches my idea of the perfect color scheme and feel for my kitchen.  Her small kitchen is packed with all kinds of little delights for the eye . . . the splashes of red really does something for me!

    Click here to see more of her fabulous kitchen . . . check out all the little nooks and crannies of her kitchen.  While you are there, check the rest of her blog, Cozy Little House, it is one of my favorites.

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    DIY Beaded Flip Flops

    I'm always on the lookout for a way to refashion flip flops!

    These flip flops are going to be my next project. Living in Florida means having a great selection of flip flops, one of the greatest inventions ever.

    This project is one of 10 ideas for DIY Flip Flops from one of my favorite blogs, Handmade Future. Click here for the original blog article . . . check out the rest of the blog while you are there!

    Happy Crafting!

    Saturday, July 20, 2013

    Denim organizer

    What an awesome concept!  

    This denim organizer was originally made to organize belts,
     but I'm thinking of all types of ideas, like a lingerie or
     jewelry organizer.  

    The pockets can be designed using the denim waistband part
     that has the button closure or secure a specially designed
     denim flap with velcro.

    How about using denim pockets for
     the various sections? 

    So many ideas!  

    Roll it up and store in your luggage for organizing all
     those little things you take on a trip.

    Click here to go to the original blog post.

    Follow Hong Kong Chic for an
     awesome array of inspiration!


    Love this blog . . . and she participates in
     numerous linky parties too.

    Saturday, April 20, 2013

    Refashioned Flip Flops

    Being the classic hoarder that I am, there are a few boxes of old shoes that I have not had the heart to throw away.  After seeing this post from Flamingo Toes, one of my favorite creative blogs, I have all kinds of ideas going through my head on what to do with these shoes . . . with some broken vintage jewelry, or how cool would they be made of denim!

    It goes to show you, sometimes being a hoarder is not such a bad thing!

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    DIY Sea Salt Spray

    Don't you love the way your hair behaves after a day at the beach?

    I had no idea there are actually hair products out there that mimic the effects of a day at the beach until I discovered a wonderful blog, Bridgey Widgey . . . Life's A Party!

    Bridget has developed a DIY version of a sea salt hair texturizer that will give you those lovely beachy waves as shown in the photo.

    Here's her recipe:

    Empty Spray Bottle
    3 teaspoons Epsom Salt
    3 squirts Water-Based Hair Gel
    4 ounces Tap Water

    Just load your ingredients into your spray bottle!

    Check out her blog for variations and more!


    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    How to make nail polish stay on longer

    After reading the article on one of my favorite blogs, All Women Stalk, I tried to remember the last time I actually went to a salon for a manicure.  It has been so long I don't remember . . . my frugality gets the best of me.  I'd rather spend the money on a good supply of nail polishes and manicure supplies.  

    If you are like me, you will love the article on tips to make your polish stay on longer.

    Click here for the article.

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    The Red Dresser!

    Look at what you can do with someone's cast off furniture!  I've been thinking about painting our wood bedroom furniture for a while and since I saw this dresser, I am convinced.  Love love love the red, although I was originally thinking of glossy black with gold-leafed hardware.

    It is amazing what a little paint and effort does for a tired piece of furniture.

    See the before and after pictures here.

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    DIY Masks for Hands and Feet

    Stop spending a ton of money on expensive products
     to pamper your hands and feet!

    Check out these awesome DIY masks instead 
    . . . click here.

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