1. diy: color block spoons

    Here is a fun/really cheap project that anyone could do to cute-ify their kitchen utensils. 

    The Inspiration: 

    via design crush

    The Materials: Ikea Spoons (48 cents, I’m not even kidding), Painters Tape, Paintbrush, Craft Paint of your choice (59 cents at craft stores or even Walmart).

    (Source: vitruviangirl)

     

  2. green thumb, take 1

    One of the plus sides of living in a place like Florida where there’s warm weather 95% of the year, means that you can pretty much start a garden at any time of the year. 

    LIving in an apartment however obviously limits me to a container garden, which I am totally fine with as there are a myriad of ways to make a garden on the balcony a dream. 

    My first attempt at green thumbing includes growing Sweet Basil, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Strawberries and Forget-Me-Nots. And seeing as how all of these plants require starting seeds indoors, I thought this egg carton would be a nifty way to keep them all together, and get these plants-a-growin’.

    Materials

    Egg Carton

    Potting Soil

    Seeds 

    Popsicle Sticks* & Label Maker (to help identify seedlings)

    *Jokes Optional


    After a lot of research on the different seeds, I learned that most plants follow the same basic requirements: plenty of sunlight, watering, and general TLC. I will however attempt to fashion some sort of greenhouse contraption, to help the soil retain water by either placing a clear container on top or Saran wrap.

    Overall a fun and cute way to spruce up your windowsill and make it more useful. 

    (Source: vitruviangirl)

     
  3. DIY Red Barrette

    I clipped this from the July issue of Lucky, and wanted to create this look for a chic July 4th. I’m not a major bobby pin user and it felt silly to buy an entire pack of 20 so I attempted a DIY and used red nail polish to color my existing black bobby pins. It’s rather messy, spray paint would probably go a lot smoother, but what are the chances everyone has a random can of red spray paint nearby? 

    Either way it looks quite cute and does the trick. 

     
  4. Ok so I am obsessed with the bracelet tutorials on Honestly WTF…I honestly (hehe) want to do them all!

    After hours upon hours of getting lost in an internet wasteland, I am cutting the shit and making my first one tonight! I hope this goes better than my 2 hour attempt at fishtail braiding this morning…let’s just say my hair ended up closely resembling something that an anchor is tied too…

    Long live DIY!

    (Source: honestlywtf.com)

     
  5. AN ICE CREAM DISPENSER TURNED CANDY MACHINE!!!

    My dreams have come true.

    Click the photo to watch this video (must be on my page to view)…

    Found on apartmenttherapy.com

    (Source: thekitchn.com)

     

  6. Valentines Day Pixely Popup Card

    Happy Valentines Day Tumblrs! 

    I just wanted to quickly share this fun DIY I did for friends and family today. 

    You can find the whole tutorial at http://www.minieco.co.uk/valentines-day-pixely-popup-card/

    Have a great night!

     
  7. Just bought my first cross stitch pattern from Pixystitches on Etsy.

    Any Back to the Future fans out there?

    (Source: etsy.com)

     

  8. New Blog Crush: Bless the Weather

    I came across Siobhan’s blog (www.hello-flower.com) via Google images, searching for a pair of Urbanears headphones, and out came her cute birthday wishlist (below).

    As I scrolled through the archives, I found that I had so much in common with this lovely blogger from London. 

    She takes fantastic photos of delicious eats, music, outings, knitting, DIY projects, cool links, etc., etc. Her Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/blesstheweather) is currently closed while she makes new material for the fall season. 

    Here are a few highlights from her blog. 

    I can’t wait to see what she does…She is too cool.

     
  9. Found in Entrepreneur magazine.

    Shoes of Prey
    Founded in 2009 by a team of three, this women’s shoe customization site now has a 17-person staff, five offices worldwide and averages 60 percent revenue growth quarter over quarter. Since launch, women have designed tens of millions of shoes, down to the heel, toe, fabric, color and embellishments.

    Check out the video and watch a pair of shoes being made from start to finish. 

     
     

  10. Dog Day Afternoon

    This was another weekend dedicated to, surprise BRANDY! 

    Saturday was the annual South Beach Dachsund Winterfest 12’, where all Dachsund owners are invited to bring their pets and socialize. Clearly this was an opportunity to make Brandy stand out, shine brighter amongst all the other hotdogs…And for this she would need her own custom made coat. 

    Which clearly she showed no shame in wearing…

    Here’s how I did it:

    I followed (once again) my favorite sewing book, S.E.W. Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. I made the pattern myself and was able to do it easily using her awesome step-by-step tutorial in this book. Total cost $18.27, 4-5 hrs to complete. Beginner seamstress friendly :)

    And a recap of our day.

    Brandy arrives…

    Drinking water from a coconut…

    Picking a fight…

    Scoping out the other dogs…

    All in all I’d say she had a pretty awesome day…