Friday, April 29, 2011

a Yummy weekend

Pinch me because I know I am dreaming.. cupcakes in a jar!!
The DIY recipe can be found here at Cakies. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fresh Finds

I am completely smitten with the new Fresh Finds for Gillyweed.. I literally kept one of each for me so quantities are limited!! LOL!!  The rest of the loot has made it to their new Gillyweed home at The Vintage-Flea and soon they will be posted on the online boutique
Eiffel Tower Necklace, $18/ Crochet Tassel Scarf (in 3 colors), $15.00/Silver Bird Earrings (also in Gold), $12.00/Leather Braided Flower Belt, $16.00/Gold Bird Hoop Earrings, $14.00/Starfish Enamel Necklace (in 3 colors), $14.00/Sunblock Blue Stripe Hat, $16.00/Caribbean Blue Gem Necklace, $22/Starfish Ring with Crystals (also in Coral), $12.00.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make Something...

Last month my friend Mary and I got together at her house and started making these gorgeous paper wreaths for Spring/Easter.  We first saw them at the Country Living Fair here in Atlanta and knew we had to make them.  Although it was very time consuming.. I think the end results were worth it, don't you? 

my wreath
Mary's wreath.. complete with butterflies

As I was searching the Internet for DIY directions on how to make the cone wreath (they're everywhere).. I found these other great wreath ideas to try out too. 

 Mary, are you up for another craft day??  Enjoy!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

a Yummy weekend

Ooohhh I'm definitely going to try this recipe this weekend.. maybe make some extra to give as gifts too.  Don't forget the cream cheese icing either!
Have a Yummy weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter

You still have time for one more craft.... this paint chip Easter Garland from
How cute is that!!  Happy Easter!

Friday, April 15, 2011

a Yummy weekend

Easter will be here in a few short weeks.. here is another great yummy find for my kiddos!
And as a bonus to go with the bird nests.. this easy DIY bird softie from i do it yourself

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Products for Spring

The one thing I learned while living in France.. many moons ago.. was that everyone knew how to set a table.  I don't mean which side of the plate the fork goes and where the dessert spoon is placed, I mean they always had gorgeous tablecloths and cotton napkins to help set the mood.  (Every few years we go back to visit family and I always bring home a colorful addition to my tablecloth collection.)  So I was so excited to find this company back in January and I knew I had to have them in my Gillyweed Booth!!  A beautiful tablecloth & napkins are essential elements for your picnic, backyard barbecue, and/or holiday affair.  Wouldn't the below Tahiti pattern be gorgeous for Easter???

3 patterns have arrived for now.. more on the way.  Hula, Tahiti, and Cicada are all 100% cotton.  For space allotment I only ordered the 60"x60" square so please contact me if you are interested in getting another size to fit your table.  We also carry the napkins in the Cicada and Tahiti patterns. (Hula coming soon).  Tablecloths are $34 and napkins are $5 each.

New are these beautiful creamers.. chicken and cow both $10 each.

And finally the quintessential beach bag in the Ensenada pattern.. $29, featuring pockets on both sides, inside, and having a zipper closure.
Are you ready for Spring yet???

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A New Pallet Obsession

I don't think I am alone when I say that I had several pallets posing as furniture in my dorm room back in college... loved the stuff.  Several apartments and houses later, I have never forgotten about the shipping pallet's weathered charms.  The store next door to me, Two Turtle Doves, made this incredible and MOVABLE pallet shelving unit last year that I have been secretly lusting over it ever since.
Lately I have been finding several DIY projects using pallets.. making me realize that they are not just for dorm rooms any longer.  Take a look...
Ashley Ann Photography..  Bed Frames

Re-Nest.. Plate Rack

Stylizimo.. Headboard

Nordhjem.. Coffee Tables

Home Town Girl.. Shelves

Inhabitots.. Toddler Bed

Makes me want to go back to the dorms again and have a do-over.. well maybe not. Enjoy!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

a Yummy weekend

Originally meant as snowmen.. but wouldn't these be cute as peeps for Easter??

Friday, April 1, 2011