Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Patio Pinspiration

As y'all all ready know. I am READY for Spring! Our back patio has seen better days... right now it's covered in an assortment of toys, an old patio table, a huge grill and a play house. It needs a major overhaul and I'm currently dreaming about what kind of space I'd like it to be....
Comfy seating.
Full of candles and twinkle lights.
Flowers, potted and hanging.
And relaxing.

Here's some awesome pinspiration that has me itching to change up our patio now! :)

Source: picfor.me via Emily on Pinterest


Source: indulgy.com via Emily on Pinterest















 
Do you have a back patio? Is it ready to go for Spring?
 
Linking up with The Vintage Apple today. :)
 
P.S. Don't forget to stop on by The Thriftiness Miss and enter her awesome Etsy Shop Love Giveaway! This month she is featuring my shop, 8th Street Bridge, and is offering one lucky reader a chance to win one item from my shop! She's also offering a 20% discount code that's good thru the end of the month. :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Printable Collection

Have you finished your Easter decorating? Fear not, friends! Today over at Huckleberry Love, the other ladies and I are sharing with you five, free Easter printables!

Here's mine, it's an ode to my most favorite of Easter candies... Peeps! Mmm... My mouth is watering just thinking about them. I prefer to let them sit out overnight on the counter so that they're nice and crisp on the outside, but still soft and gooey on the inside. Peep perfection!


There are four other awesome printables awaiting you- hop on over and take a look! :)

Don't forget to stop on by The Thriftiness Miss and enter her awesome Etsy Shop Love Giveaway! This month she is featuring my shop, 8th Street Bridge, and is offering one lucky reader a chance to win one item from my shop! She's also offering a 20% discount code that's good thru the end of the month. :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Etsy Shop Love {with The Thriftiness Miss}

Today, I'm really excited to share with you all that my little Etsy Shop is being featured over on The Thriftiness Miss.



Jessica has started a new monthly write-up called, Etsy Shop Love, where she features shops that she really enjoys! And this month, it's all about 8th Street Bridge!


So, please, stop on by and enter her giveaway (it's for any one item in my shop!) and also check out the great discount her readers are receiving to my shop from now until the end of the month! :)


I am working on a few new items and they should be up by the end of the week!

Happy Monday, friends.

Make it a good one! :)


Friday, March 22, 2013

Craft Show Inspiration

I've been toying around with the idea of setting up a booth at a local craft show for some time now. A local church is holding their annual Spring Fling at the end of May and I think I'm going to bit the bullet and display my wares. :)

Here is some awesome craft show inspiration that has me itching to create, design and customize my own little booth:


 








Source: etsy.com via Emily on Pinterest


















I'm so excited to get started! I know that I want my booth to be colorful. And I LOVE the idea of using unconventional items to display your wares. The local thrift shops better watch out, 'cause this Mama is on a mission!

Have a great weekend! Tomorrow we're taking the boys to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny (I'm hoping there is no crying involved!) and Sunday my parents will be flying in for a weeklong visit.

Do you have any craft show tips for me? I'd love to hear them! :)

Sharing with:
Serenity Now

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Simple Lamp Makeover {Goodwill Find}

I love when I find something with good bones at the thrift shop. Recently while cruising the aisles of Goodwill I stumbled upon this ceramic gray lamp. It had a nice shape and was just the size I wanted for the sofa table in our living room.


In a few simple steps, and for NO cost, I was able to transform it from drab to fab! :)

Gray and with no shade.
 I started by simply covering the important bits with a leftover Target bag and packaging tape. This way no paint would get onto them and ruin the lamp. 


After a few coats of leftover Valspar spray paint, it was looking like this! I also added the shade from the lamp in our master bedroom. I've been looking for a more colorful shade in that spot, so it was great that I was able to use the other shade for this project. 


Looking good, but it's missing something...

 After adding the shade, I was loving how the lamp looked. But, I felt it was missing something. I rummaged around in my craft supplies and found some yellow ribbon. I wrapped it around the top and bottom of the shade, adding drops of hot glue as I went. I am LOVING the final result! :)



This is one of the simplest projects I've ever done and it's created such a big impact on our living room! I never realize how desperately we needed a table lamp until we had one. 

Isn't it great when you can remake something for nothing and it turns out exactly how you envisioned it? 
 
Linking up with these parties:



  

Monday, March 18, 2013

$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway

My friends and I over at Huckleberry Love are launching our very own link party, Much Ado About Monday, today!


We're so excited to have all of our fellow crafty/diy/foodie bloggers share their best posts with us! :)

In honor of this momentous occasion, we're also giving away a $50 Target gift card. So, please, stop on by, enter to win the gift card and link up. :)


Have a great Monday, folks! We're off to spend this sunny day on the beaches of Galveston. *happy dance*

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Strawberry-Lemonade Muffins

 
A few weeks ago, Connor and I went strawberry picking at a local farm with friends.
 
 
He had such a fun time and quickly caught onto what we were doing. He knew to just pick the red ones and would get so excited when he would find that was ripe for the picking. :)
 

My little monster {don't worry, he can see through his little "mask"} had a wonderful time! We plan on going back later in the season to pick blackberries!


I used some of our berries to make these delicious strawberry-lemonade muffins! They are out of this world and would make an easy breakfast for you this weekend. Head on over to Huckleberry Love for the recipe. :)

 
I'm excited to have my sister and her fiancée visiting us for the first time this weekend! We're looking forward to showing them around town and even heading to the Gulf for the day. :)
 
Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Printable


It's time for a Spring printable! Hurrah!
 
I created this one for my Spring mantel. Since I love birds, this quote is naturally one of my favorites.
 

Mine printed off a bit more pink that I had created it. I think it's my printers way of telling me to buy some more ink! :)


Just click and print the file above. I've love to know if you use this around your home in your Spring décor!


Happy Wednesday, friends. :)

Sharing with:
Huckleberry Love

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Pallet Art

Today I'm over at Huckleberry Love sharing how to make this beautiful and colorful piece of pallet art, just in time for Saint Patrick's Day. :)


Please stop on by and check it out. If you liked my Spring pallet art, you're sure to love this one, too! :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

{Light and Bright} Spring Mantel

 
 
Over the weekend, I finally squeezed in some time to spring-ify (yes, it's a word!) our mantel. I am loving how light and bright it turned out. And the best part? I all ready had everything on hand, making it absolutely free! You may recognize a few items up there that were on my Valentine's Mantel. Isn't it nice when you are able to incorporate your favorite décor into every holiday?
 
 
Here's my DIY Spring Pallet Art, sitting all pretty so that everyone can see it! Everytime I look at this piece it puts a big smile on my face.
 
 
This metal pitcher with the burlap label on it caught my eye at JoAnn's {with a 40% off coupon, of course!} and somehow landed in my cart awhile back. Funny how those things happen, huh? I see many future uses for it, and right now it looks just lovely holding a bunch of happy, yellow flowers.
 
 
I'm a big fan of banners. I'm an even bigger fan when I can find cute ones at Target. I bought this one last year and it fits in perfectly with my color scheme. I'm smitten. :)
 
 
I made this Paper Flower Ball Bouquet last month. I shared the tutorial over on Huckleberry Love. It was extremely easy to make and you can customize it to whatever colors you'd like!
 
 
 
This is one of my favorite quotes, so I had to make a printable for it! "My favorite weather is bird chirping weather" ~ Terri Guillemets  Is it your favorite weather, too?
 


 
This old picture frame certainly gets a lot of use in our home. I'm always finding new ways to incorporate it into our décor. This time I hung one of my Coffee filter wreath from it with a big burlap bow. I am making some flowers to pin onto the wreath, but haven't quite finished them yet!




 
And there you have it! My light and bright Spring Mantel is complete! Have you decorated for Spring yet? How's the weather in your neck of the woods? It's going to be in the 70s this week here in Houston and I can't wait! :)

Tutorials:
DIY pallet art
Coffee filter wreath
Paper Flower Ball Bouquet

Stop back tomorrow because I'm sharing my Springtime printable with ya'll! :)


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