Friday, September 28, 2012

Chic Couture Fashion & Beauty Link Up {3}


Welcome to another Chic Couture Link Up!
Show me all your fashion and beauty posts!

Here's the most viewed link from last month:

So fun!



How to Participate:
*Link up anything in the list above.
*Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
*Follow me via GFC, rss feed, or email and post the party button somewhere on your blog.
*Visit others and have fun!

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Happy Friday!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Paint Chip Halloween Garland

I know it may be hard to believe but my Paint Chip Halloween Garland was the first time I crafted with paint chips! Yeah, just a little behind in the trends! I'm positive it won't be the last time either!
Of course this was very easy and I did it one night after Lil' Hunkie was in bed. Didn't take long, what was time consuming was trying to decide on a shape! 



{Supplies:}
Paint chips 
Scrapbook paper
square punch
scissors/paper cutter
mini clothespins, twine



{How to:}
Using my paper cutter I cut the bottom off of each chip, just above the punch out hole. I punched out the holes, and now had dots which I saved and used. 

I then made a template. I did this because it took me several tries to get the angle just right!
Then I cut all my chips to match my template.

Then using my square punch, I punched out squares in the two scrapbook papers. After rearranging a few times settled on the below pattern. Square, dot, clothespin.  I then started in the middle of my twine and pinned on the chips, hung on the fireplace and done! So easy!



 Using the clothespins allowed me to skip gluing! Ha!

What's your favorite way to use paint chips?

Happy Thursday!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Show & Share #59 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share!

Happy Fall! 
It's finally cooling off around here, hope it is for you too!

{Darlings}



{Party}

Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button or my button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!
Be sure and check the other hosts to see if you've been featured by them!



Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Soiree Day-Lovely Little Princess Baby Shower

*And a chance to win free party printable items!!*

Bringing you a lovely {just like the title says!} girly baby shower today!   Emily of ReMarkable Home has done a fabulous shower once again! I've featured her Little Man baby shower which I adored!  Emily created this shower to celebrate a new niece to the family and has most of the items she created for sale!










I love the idea of a yogurt parfait bar! And the 'happily ever after' details are just perfect since this was an adoption.  
Love this as much as I do? Not only is Emily selling some of the items, she's giving some away too!!

One person will win all the printable items from the shower plus $40 of other items in the shower!
Simply go to the giveaway post HERE,  pin the collage with the appropriate title and leave a comment with a link to the pin! That's it! 
The giveaway will end October 8 so hurry over!

Happy Soiree Day!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Vintage Gwen Chapel-What's Your Friend Pattern?


I mentioned last Chapel that the Saturday morning of our ladies retreat a pillar in our church did the ministering.  To me, that was a great time to take notes.  And I"m so glad I did! She said something that shed new light on a fact that I already knew.  Jesus had a friend pattern.  I knew he had friends, but never thought of them in a pattern. 
Jesus always had a ton of people around him, following him, I'm sure he would call them friends. 
But then he had people like Lazarus and his sisters. He called them friends. Going a step further He had the 12 disciples. And don't we consider them an inner circle? But He did one more step and had a smaller circle of 3; Peter, John and James.  Even Jesus needed close friends.  
Then I thought about myself and my friend pattern and sure enough, basic concept! 
Is a friend pattern the way God intended? I'm sure it could be debated but it's comforting to know that I've mirrored mine after my Savior. 
I recently spoke to someone about their daughter who is in college.  She told me that her daughter didn't have any close friends, that herself was basically it. And it made me sad, everyone needs a close friend who is not their mom! If Jesus had 3 then I need 3! We need 3! 
Do you have at least 3?
What's your friend pattern?

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 {NASB}
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?  And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.


Have a Blessed Weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Crawl-Scary Free Halloween Mantel

My Fall Crawl day is here!
The ArtsyGirl Connection
I always enjoy the cool bloggy events Marilyn of The ArtsyGirl Connection organizes.  And I didn't want to pass this one up! So after joining I got to thinking about what today's post would be.  Lil' Hunkie has already been talking Christmas so when he does I always remind him of all the fun things we have to do before Christmas....Pumpkin day, his birthday, Turkey day then Christmas.  Well my husband caught me saying this and said I was forgetting one...Halloween. I was calling Halloween Pumpkin day! Because we take it as a day to celebrate fall not all the spooky, scary stuff.  So I thought why not make a scary free Halloween mantel? The result is perfect for my taste and how I want my family to celebrate October 31!







And guess how much money I spent?
About $5!!
2 pieces of scrapbook paper, a fabric remnant and a bag of candy was all I bought, the rest I had already!!
What I made:
Paint chip garland {tutorial coming soon!}
Scrapbook papered plaques
'October' embroidery hoop art {tutorial coming soon!}
'31' tray
'T is for Treat' sign

Tips for decorating for Halloween without the scary/spooky stuff:
{These might be obvious! But this was totally my thought process!}
*Use color. Pick a simple color scheme and stick to it.*
I did orange and black but green and black or purple and black would be great too!
I didn't want brown or yellow mixed in.
*Use pattern.*
  Again, I only have a few patterns going...damask and chevron.
*Think outside the box.*
Using '31', 'October' art and  'T is for Treat' is a little different from the norm of witches, skulls, etc.
But they still represent the holiday.

Hope those tips help!
I must say for my first Halloween mantel I'm pretty happy!

Make sure and visit the other gals in the Fall Crawl and join the fun and link up your fall projects to the Fall Crawl Link Party below!!

Happy Fall! Happy Friday!

{See my Link Parties Page for the link ups.}

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September Birchbox

Doing things a little different this week since tomorrow I'm joining Marilyn of The ArtsyGirl Connection for her Fall Crawl. I'll be showing how I decorated my mantel for Halloween without all the spooky, scary stuff, you don't want to miss my first ever Halloween mantel!
  So today I wanted to show off my September Birchbox that I just got on Tuesday.  
Lots of goodies this month!

What's inside:

BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir
{It smells oh so lovely!}
Color Club Birchbox Polish
{Pretty taupeish, metallic color!}
twistband Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie
{Like this better than the yellow one I got previously!}
Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
WEI to Go Sleep Over Kit
Extras:
The Brush Guard Variety Kit
Birchbox Digital Download-Tristan Prettyman
Madewell coupon
And a nice mini-mag filled with fall beauty trends.  I'm really liking the pamphlet/min-mag thing they're doing! Fun way to present good info!

What was in your Birchbox?

To find out more about Birchbox go HERE. 
And next Friday will be another Chic Couture link party where you can link up anything beauty or fashion related! Hope you'll join me!  And don't forget about tomorrow!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Show & Share #58 & {Darlings}

Welcome to Show & Share!

{Darlings}










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{Party}

Party Rules--

*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post the party button or my button on your blog (and follow me, the host Lindsay, & my co-host Marie.)
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!
Be sure and check the other hosts to see if you've been featured by them!




Have fun and Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Soiree Day-The Wedding Carnival

Oh my stars! You just might flip over today's feature like I did! 
How fun to have a Wedding Carnival?  All of the details are just amazing!

Photos taken by Megan Elle Photography.







Leigh Anne of Your Homebased Mom created this fun party for her son and bride with the help of family & friends.  All her attention to detail and hard work paid off! What a day full of awesome memories!
I have just scratched the surface with these photos! Leigh Anne has all the details broken up into several posts.  To see more pictures and all of the posts get started here..
....links are at the bottom! 
Enjoy!

Happy Soiree Day!

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