Archives For Friday Favorites

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May 9, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.
SPACE — a place that inspires me.
LAUGH — something that made me chuckle.
WEAR — something new to add to the closet.

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COOK/ I was searching around pinterest yesterday looking for the perfect light springtime dessert and stumbled upon this cake and strawberries idea. Looks tasty and plan out for the first time on Sunday!

MAKE/ The Nerd requested to make a giant Jenga set, so we hit up home depot and cut down some 2x4s. All that’s left is to sand and paint the ends. Tutorial coming up soon!

WANT/ They always say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And I’m not about to disagree with them. This diamond would make and EXTRA COOL terrarium.

NEED/ I made a vow to myself this summer to buy most of my produce from farmers markets. It’s way more affordable, fresh and good for the city. So I’m clearly going to need a new tote or three to carry all that fresh produce in… right?

WOOF/ I’m so into baking for friends, family and myself, but have YET to bake for M. Well that’s about to change. Two of her favorite “people foods” are in this recipe for homemade dog treats.

SPACE/ I’m really on a bedroom kick it feels like and I’m happy to announce that a lot of these bedrooms kinda look similar to my own. I need to get my butt in gear, finish my bathroom and FINALLY start to show you guys some pieces of my home.

LAUGH/ I definitely had a chuckle or two recreating the songs these totes are created for. Thumbs up. You can never have too many totes.

WEAR/ Love this very basic top, and I think it’s really versatile.

Well today’s the last day of dog sitting Lily and Diesel and while I’m going to miss their furry butts, I’m ready to have my life back and to have my furry snuggle buddy back at night. Tomorrow is a 5K and Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you haven’t gotten your mother a gift yet, GET ON THAT. If you need help coming up with some gift ideas check out this post from last year for some great ideas!!

Also being that it’s Friday…. it’s time to…..

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
I’ve been pretty much listening to the Macklemoore & Ryan Lewis Pandora Station non-stop for weeks.

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May 2, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.
SPACE — a place that inspires me.
LAUGH — something that made me chuckle.
WEAR — something new to add to the closet.

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COOK/ If you don’t think these are the most delicious looking brownies in the world, you should probably stop reading this blogs. Our friendship is going nowhere. But seriously though, I’m making these for a party coming up…

MAKE/ These look TRES CHIC and I could total make these. Going on my “Items to Create” list for sure.

WANT/ This is the PERFECT sign for a perfect home studio. And I want it. Badly.

NEED/ I love this genius idea of how to organize my huge collection of tape. But I wonder if it’ll dry out if not used often? Maybe imply the fold over technique for the laser used varieties.

WOOF/ M chewed the crap out of her leash one day when i left her home for a few hours. In protest? Maybe. Not that this one would be any safer from her grasp. But, I do really like this, so maybe when she’s a bit more mature?

SPACE/ Oh My Gosh. Where to start? I love so many things about this room. The brick, the white bedding, the pops of color, the black windows….it looks so comfy to wake up to.

LAUGH/ I feel like this planter was made for me. Somehow even with the best of intentions I always kill houseplants. BUT NOT ANYMORE. I’m determined. I want more green in my life. And house. And this time I might actually research them first.

WEAR/ I’m in the very slow process of updating my wardrobe. Taking it from Early 20s Ts and jeans and party outfits to more day/ evening going out outfits. More professional work outfits…. Its a slow process…

TODAY is AWESOME…. why? Because I’m getting two of my favorite puppies to dog sit for the week while the old rookie heads out for vacation. Pretty pumped. 🙂

Also being that it’s Friday…. it’s time to…..

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
DOLLHOUSE — Melanie Martinez

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April 25, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.
SPACE — a place that inspires me

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COOK/ Summer is fast approaching which to me always symbolizes camping, bonfires and smores. While it’s not quite warm enough here yet, unless you like freezing your ass off… this might be a good alternative until it is… you know… to keep to peace… 😉

MAKE/ I’ve messed around myself with cutting pegboard, and it’s definitely not for the easily wavered type, it’s actually quite difficult. But this looks a fun craft room project. Maybe one that spells out MAKE or CRAFT or CREATE? Totally worth a try. PRO TIP: Cut out the smaller inside holes first.

WANT/ I completely fell in love with this HelpInk print when I saw it on YHL’s post about their office. It’s meaningful and bright and perfect. Totally on my Christmas list… or you know… gift list in general.. hint hint… in like a large size.

NEED/ Well, I advent told my saga yet over the dryer and installation, but lets skip to the end part where the dryer is slightly deeper than my old one. Making it impossible to put the doors back on the closet. Thus being the case I’m on the hunt for fun easy curtains. I’m 90% sure I’m going to buy this print, hem it and hang on a rod. It’ll match well with my mirror I think…

WOOF/ M just received this gorgeous collar in the mail this week and I’m completely over the moon about it. Love that it’s girly without being straight up pink. Plus she looks fancy and ready for spring in it. Plus metal buckles without an additional charge? ❤ <3.

SPACE/ My parents just underwent a huge reno on their house which has me thinking all sorts of “things I would do” in my forever home. Actually was having that conversation last night also. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tile in this kitchen, and how bright it is. Definitely a MUST HAVE for the future.

And I’m out for today!! Glad it’s Friday, I have some fun plans this weekend…

Also being that it’s Friday…. it’s time to…..

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Downloaded this last night and can’t quit it:
AM I WRONG – Nico & Vinz

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March 21, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.
SPACE — a place that inspires me

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COOK/ I stumbled upon this recipe yesterday and immediately went out to buy the ingredients. I love mac and cheese, but as well al know it’s just not the healthiest thing in the world. So hopefully if this go well I can substitute this in time to time to balance it all out. Trying it tonight!!

MAKE/ I found this really sweet hanging sign while searching for the items for my gift guides the last two weeks here, here, here and here. And fell in love with this one. But for the price, I think I could replicate really well on my own with this trick. Wish me luck!

WANT/ So really for spring and green and plants and OMG warm weather (it’s still snowing here in the mitten some days) that I’m really getting into having plants out in the home. I’m pretty sure I’m going to jump on the fiddle leaf fig train and pop one of these babies into my house. Here’s to not killing the thing…

NEED/ I can’t believe something like this doesn’t already reside in my paint supplies. How freaking genius is this? I need like 4 please… that way I stop buying brushes every time I go to paint…

WOOF/ While it’s not QUITE spring-like yet, I’m prep-ing for some bit time dog park dates and muddy potty breaks by adding these boots to my collection. Not the most glamorous looking pair in the world, but you can’t beat the price, and I won’t feel terrible getting them completely dirty. Plus with that color, you might not notice the dry so much… right?

SPACE/ I’m pretty certain my office is my next HUGE project so I’m pinning inspiring office spaces like crazy. Absolutely in love with the giant calendar and cork board in this fun office.

So glad it’s Friday. Mar’s driving me crazy wanting to get outside for some fresh air… I honestly can’t blame her so we’re hoping to swim by the park on our way home from work today! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Also being that it’s Friday…. it’s time to…..

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Today’s Selection:
Ain’t Easy  — Rachel Farley
Pretty much sums up my life right now.

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February 21, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.

*NEW CATEGORY* SPACE — a place that inspires me

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COOK/ I pretty much just went round eyed and started salivating when I saw this photo. Recipe is pinned and you can bet your ass I’ll be trying it soon.

MAKE/ I’ve been looking around for a while now for some fun soft baskets to hold extra toilet paper in the bathrooms in my home… And I’m fairly confident that I could pull together two on these. Now I just need to actually get started on them… baby steps. right?

WANT/ Since seeing this pillow on Michael’s couch here… I’ve wanted this pillow. Even before he gave sources for everything I literally search for this pillow. I think it would be super cute in ANY bedroom.

NEED/ I’ve been on a whole crazy organization kick lately and one guilty party is my closet/ laundry area. I’ve got some big plans for that area and that’ll hopefully hit the blog soon and these baskets would be a great addition. (Telling myself that so I get my ass in gear) The other huge area that needs organization? My drawers… ALL DRAWERS in my house. It’s bad guys… WAY BAD. These drawers spacers would put a nice dent into my utensil drawer issue.

WOOF/ Marley’s not really a fast eater, she tends to eat a mouthful and then walks away. I call her a social eater. So because she doesn’t have an empty bowl all the time, sometimes it hard to remember just how much she’s actually had to eat that day. I’m starting to make a routine out of it (in hopes it puts her on a schedule more) but this cute art would be a nice reminder coming down the stairs in the morning or right next tot he door when I walk in.

SPACE/ Guys, New category– I’m stoked. Sometimes I just get so inspired by a space that it’s hard to tell you why. This bedroom that was featured on apartment therapy is very calming (which a bedroom should bed). I love the wide planks I totally want to do that to a wall of my own, and I also love the bed and bedding. That’s how I want my bed to look and feel… like the most comfortable thing you could ever crawl up into.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty sure this week has been out to get me. I’m so glad it Friday, and that I have a two day break from the craziness. 

PS, USA vs. CANADA Hockey today… noon. CANT FREAKING WAIT. Winner gets to deport Justine Bieber. And I’ll be honest. I cant stand that little shit anymore. The stakes are SO HIGH with this one.

Also being that it’s Friday…. it’s time to…..

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Today’s Selection:
Happy  — Pharrell Williams
This song is making me bounce my ass right out the door… 😉

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February 7, 2014

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.

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COOK/ I’m pretty much a meat and potatoes girl, but even for me regular potatoes can get a little boring. I’m always on the hunt for new ways to make my potatoes and this idea for roasted smashed potatoes not only looks cool, but sounds pretty yummy and basic. I’m in for quick and easy on my part. 🙂

MAKE/ I’ve loved this artwork by Katie ever since she first aired it on her blog. She recently re-posted the tutorial and it has me convinced that I’m going to make my own. Now just to find a fun canvas to be my base.

WANT/ Society 6 just recently added clocks to their list of items people can sell their designs on and I completely fell in love with this one while looking for a new phone case.

NEED/ Speaking of a phone case, my iPhone 4s took a shit this week and I was forced to upgrade to the 5s. Not that I’m all that upset about it, I was going to do so anyways. I was just biding my time before I had to shell out the cash and replace all my charge and docking stations. I’m still going about it slowly, but a new case and a new car charger are fist on my list. Love this case, and this USB charger is TOTALLY my color. Opting to go the USB route since many of my friends have other types of phones they could dual charge in my car.

WOOF/ I totally plan on making my own dog treats, since Marley’s pretty picky about them, and might potentially have an allergy– we’re still working on figuring that out. How cute would that be if they were personalized? One for Marley one for Ziggy?

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  Friday means it’s time to Back That Azz Up with Whitney.

LET GO!

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Today’s Selection:
Until Monday—

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January 31, 2014

Whelp. It’s official. I’m a total slacker and didn’t get the VDAY meal posts, the sweets posts or the DIY post up this week. Major blogger fail. It’s my fault. I over- planned this week and didn’t leave myself any time to get that shizz done. SO.. this meant next week will be WEEK TWO of the Valentines Day “Love Week” here on CLA. Sorry to those V-Day haters.

Anyways, today is Friday so that means we are completely LISTED. Being Love Week it’s got a bit of a red theme…


COOK
— something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.

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COOK/ Guys I’m super effing excited. THIS WEEKEND. I am going to attempt to my my first Creme Brûlée. GET AT ME. I’m so excited. Like $50 bottle of Grand Mariner excited. Okay, maybe that wasn’t exciting… that was more shocking. BUT I’M GONNA DO IT. Wish me luck…. Recipe will hit the blog next week if all works out… Photo from here.

MAKE/ I’m not really huge into making specific holiday decorations for the house other than for the major holidays. Why? Because you just have to take them down right away. And I’m lazy about that. But this is a CUTE idea that can work for Valentine’s Day or just in general decor. Guess I’m buying more letters… It’s not like my house doesn’t ALREADY have enough typography prints.

WANT/ I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been seeing these blocks of phrases EVERYWHERE lately and I cant help but laugh at a bunch of them. This one is extra cool though because it has a purpose too as a pen/ pencil holder. PERFECT.

NEED/ I’m a self-proclaimed Pen/ Pencil/ Marker/ Sharpie hoarder and always needs new places to stash my… stash… in bags/ purses/ backpacks. Lately I’m looking for a cute classic pencil case for my planner pens and highlighters. Love a good chevron.

WOOF/ I swear if I put red glasses on Marley she would look IDENTICAL to this print. Thus it’s a must-have, right?

 

PS — HALLELUJAH ITS FRIDAY! Which means it’s time to Back That Azz Up with Whitney.

Take it away, Whit-

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Today’s Selection:
Duces-

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January 24, 2014


COOK
— something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.

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COOK/ The parentals are currently int he middles of a house remodel– cool things happening– So for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year I kinda hosted at my house for the 4 of us. My step-mom brought over this super delish breakfast casserole and I’ve been dreaming about making my own since then. This one looks QUITE scrumptious.

PS: I finally made the Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese from Listed/ week one and it’s SO YUMMY. Definitely recommend it.

MAKE/ My madre gifted me an iPad mini for Christmas this year and I’ve been scouring Etsy for a stand for my kitchen. After spotting ones like these I think this is something I TOTALLY can DIY and plan to in the next few weeks with the help from the padre.

WANT/ I’ve always been completely Harry Potter obsessed, but lately I think I’ve been taking it to the next level. With QuizAp challenges, my choice in movie marathons and pretty much my Etsy searching. I want a HP piece of Art that doesn’t SCREAM kids movie/book. Love this girly organic piece.

NEED/ I know, I know… it’s like the middle of winter– so WHY am I looking at coats now? Well, it’s become blatantly obvious that I DONT have a nice dressy coat that can be worn with everything. And while we are not he topic of coats/ jackets. I’d love a classic trench, a classic leather and this one from Coach is TO DIE FOR. Clearly all are out of my budget at the moment… but a girl can dream eh?

WOOF/ Last but certainly NOT least. I’ve mentioned these guys before but the AMAZINGLY talented couple at Yellow Brick Home are not only crazy design and art good– but clearly in love with dogs. In fact a portion of Kim’s income from their shop gets donated every month to a local dog rescue. Those are definitely MY kind of people. And the dog food stand they made for their main man is definitely MY kind of style. This probably also clarifies as a “Make”, but Marley’s dishes would look Oh So Chic in a custom stand.

Dont be surprised to see a custom portrait on a future Listed… It’s definitely on my wish list for 2014. Maybe get one of Marley now while she’s young, and then another when she’s old <3.

PS TGIF— it’s been Polar Vortex Part II around these parts and I’m SO DONE with the BITTER COLD. In fact It’s currently sitting at -17°F with the windchill. Yeah. That’s effing cold.

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Today’s Selection:
Mary Jane’s Last DanceTom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Party on Wayne.

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January 17, 2014


COOK
— something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.
MAKE — something I want to make.
WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.
NEED — something that I NEED.
WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.

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COOK/ I found this recipe for Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls from Bakerella last week and I pretty sure I groaned on the spot. How much of a superstar would you look like making this for your guy/ girl in the morning?

In the words of Mary Katherine Gallagher…

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You might even provoke some after breakfast activity… ::winkwinknudgenudge::

sidenote: Bakerella was the first blog I ever started to follow on the reg. So, you know— shout out to that lovely genius woman. ❤

MAKE/ Guys I love Anthropologie like any other home obsessed blogger, but their prices… seriously? I’m no Bill Gates. Athro has been inspiration for bloggers everywhere to create their own homemade version of items. Seriously just search Anthropolgie Knock Off… you’ll be amazed at what people have made. That being said I love the idea of this makeup brush holder, and totally think it’ll help me keep my bathroom more organized, but I’m not paying $34 plus shipping for a hunk of wood with some holes drilled into it. Totally a DIY, and probably would make a cute gift for your girly friends…

WANT/ I seem to have a harder time with the “want” category. I’m always struggling with this one when I come to write this post. Which is hilarious because I can walk into Home Depot looking for only Caulk and some duct tape and walk home having spent $160. How the eff does that happen each time? 

Back to topic: I love to decorate my home with some very classic basics, and then use colors in pillows and accessories to make it more “me”. Along with that I add a LOT of quirky accessories. I’m a weird Quirky person and I want my home to represent that. So yeah- I have a tequila sign in my dining room, a bright yellow pig to hold jewelry, a Buddhist head in my office and these eyeglasses pillow covers would make a fun addition to my bed.

NEED/ I’m sure every baker/ cook out there has a specific tool they always reach for when in the kitchen. Mine happens to be a bright yellow silicon spatula that I’m constantly washing. I’ve been on the hunt for ones EXACTLY like it for over a year now, and it seems everyones moved onto this new “style” shape. I don’t want that new shit. I like the old style. So when I found these that are VERY similar, and the Middle size of this one that is almost exactly the same I immediately added it to my cart for the next time I’m in the mood to spend money. Which, who am I kidding? That’s pretty much every damn day…

WOOF/ Marley is pretty awesome at playing with her toys, which is great for Mom when she needs to catch up on blog posts, both writing and reading. I have noticed though that she loves any toy that can roll away from her best. She has this large orange ball that she loves. Loves it even more if you kick it around like playing soccer. So I’ve been thinking the next time I get the urge to buy her a new toy I might look into some type of actual soccer ball. Maybe a kids one? This one’s pretty cute too, although I don’t know if it’s big enough to last…

What’s on your list this week? Anything I should add to mine?

PS TGIF– in a huge way. No seriously, I barely was able to get out of bed all damn week.— it’s FRIDAY BITCHES. Which means it’s officially time to…

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Today’s Selection:
Birds of A Feather — The Civil Wars

Party on Garth.

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So part of my blogger resolutions list was to get a Friday series going. I thought about it over and over what I could possibly want to make it about– things I wanted? Stuff about Marley? Nothing seemed “right” with CLA, which is still mainly a craft/ DIY/ Cooking blog. So after much thought, I figured I’d do it all.

COOK — something I found that looked yummy that I plan on re-creating.

MAKE — something I want to make.

WANT — something I don’t “need” but want.

NEED — something that I NEED.

WOOF — something for Marley or Ziggy.

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COOK/ I’m always adding random things to homemade mac and cheese (like bacon and peppers) so this Philly Cheesesteak recipe looks like it’ll hit the spot. I might make this Monday for friends dinner night.

MAKE/ I’ve been collecting corks since I started drinking wine. I’ve got quite the collection right now and have been looking for a fun creative way to use them. I like this simple craft.

WANT/ Marley’s such a wimp when it comes to noises and the metal basket that I bought for her toys ends up causing her to bark more than it keeps my house clean. So I’m thinking a cloth basket like this one would do the trick. The pattern is awesome too.

NEED/ When I found this awesome tutorial for this gigantic calendar last year I was completely smitten (ps, if you don’t follow Yellow Brick Home you should start, it’s the first blog I look for in my reader). I wanted it. But it made no sense to make it halfway though 2013. So I’ve been (I’m)patiently waiting for 2014 to hit so I could build the frame and get this up in my home. Definitely on my short list of projects. However to get this project done I’m going to need new drill bits. Mine have kinda seen better days.

WOOF/ Marley’s really attracted some attention with her unique coloring. She looks like a wild dog, a hyena, a tiger and someone that’s been rolling around in the mud all day all wrapped into one coat. And because of the color often gets mistaken for a boy. I’m not huge on pink, in fact I made a statement that my dog would not wear pink, but I’m possibly willing to take it back if people recognize her as a girl quicker. So, if I’m going to go pink, it’s going to be modern and I’ve spent way too many hours looking for the right pink collar and I think I found it with this one. Girly, but not overly in your face feathery, pink, sparkles, fluff crap.

So there you have it. My first Friday series. I like it. It was easy to come up with because I find this stuff all throughout the week and just have to go back to re-tag something I’ve already pinned.

Regardless— it’s FRIDAY BITCHES. Which means it’s officially time to…

#backthatazzup with Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work
 
The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up and have a jam sesh with all of us!
Today’s Music:
Katy Perry – Dark Horse

Lets get this weekend started!

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It’s FRIDAY. Whew… I almost thought this week would never end. Never ending car issues, and dealing with the dealership (who was telling me nothing was wrong with my vehicle; spoiler alert– they were wrong) has officially made this the week from HELL. Basically my year and a half old car was having transmission shifting problems, gas regulating problems and a tire sensor had gone bad. And the lovely dealership decided to tell me nothing was wrong with it. Gee thanks. Never going there again.

I will say in the end they’ve fixed 2 out of the three issues. The gas sensor issue still seems to be wonky, but I’ve done a ton of research into it and it seems that a LOT of people have that same issue. And short of them replacing the whole fueling system (which I might make them do) nothing seems to fix the issue.

Anyways, because of all that I’ve needed to escape for a few hours each day and one of my all time favorite places to escape to is PINTEREST. Seriously people, if you’re not on that bandwagon yet, go look at a calendar, realize what year it is and jump on it. Pinterest is the best thing since sliced bread for crafters/ bakers/ cooks/ moms/ bloggers… pretty much everyone (well except a bunch of men whose wives ask them to DO the things they see on Pinterest, sorry guys– I bow my hat to you, because I’m breaking out my tools for Pinterest too.)

Another great thing about Pinterest? Sherry & Katie’s Pinterest Challenge. I’m impatiently awaiting the next one. It should be here ANY DAY (Hello, Summer’s almost over!) I love their Pinterest Challenge so much that I’m going to start my own monthly Pinterest Challege. Anyone interested in joining? I’m thinking I’ll find one thing on there each month (maybe there will be themes?) and then put my own spin on it. We could have a link up too… ohhh the possibilities.

Anyways, back to my escaping. The following five items are some of my favorites from today’s Pinterest feed! Click on the image to go to the board with the pins 🙂 While your at it why don’t you follow each other on Pinterest? Follow me! If you want a follow back leave your link in the comments!

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ONE, I think this is genius and I want to try it on my next apple pie… LOVE me some geometric shapes! TWO — saw this earlier this week on Brit + Co. and couldn’t get over how cool they were. I definitely want to try to make these. Maybe they would make a cute wedding favor or baby shower/ bridal shower favor? THREE — I’m absolutely obsessed with zucchini and love to find new ways to cook it. FOUR — Genius way to add some cheap flare to your gifts. Going to attempt this on my mom’s birthday gift (it’s on monday!). FIVE — Love this mirror idea. The BF (who from here on out will be referred to as “Boy”) has a favorite camping place and it’s my goal this summer to collect as much driftwood as my body can hike back with for our own special little project. I might make him carry some as well.

Alrighty, I’m out for the weekend. Check back monday for little recap and tuesday for my DIY wood Rug finished product (I should probably get started on that eh?)

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Friday, finally. I’m thanking my lucky stars that at the end of today’s workday I’ll be headed up to sit my butt on a beach all weekend. So, last night I was super anxious to find out what the results were for SYTYC. We had been told that the voting ended 5pm MST and we would know that night. I’m happy to announce that Creative Life Antics made it past the auditions round and will be participating in Season 17 of So You Think You’re Crafty. If you haven’t guess it by now, my audition piece was #6 the Huge Memo Board with the Michigan State “S” on it. My sister Jordan will be taking it up to college with her in a few weeks and I’m excited to see it up there at her new place. I was really overwhelmed with all the support from everyone voting. Many of you knew looking right at it which project was mine and sent me a message about it. Several even asked for me to make them one!

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Season 17 starts the week of the 26th, so expect updates then! ** Take note that all SYTYC Posts will be posted after 10am EST** Next week a tutorial of my Huge Memo Board will be up on SYTYC!

This was a really busy week for me… so my time that I spent actually LOOKING at other blogs was very minimum. However, I was able to find a few favorites to throw your way.

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ONE // Love this dog bowl holder from Yellow Brick Home
TWO // Loving the black walls in this inspiration post from 6th Street Design School
THREE // This mug from Etsy store ChantillyStay is SO GREAT
FOUR // Loveeeee this pipe desk from Cafe Cartolina. I MUST MAKE ONE
FIVE // Mandi from Vintage Revivals is seriously my idol. Love this Concrete planter idea!

Alright, that’s it for today. I’m out. See you all on Monday!

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Friday Favorite Five

July 26, 2013

Hi guys! It’s Friiiiiiiiiiday. Who’s excited? (besides me). Being Friday… it means that I have for you a favorite five. And I do… in just a minute. But before I get to that… I need to introduce you to someone.

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This is Leeann: (Hi Leeann….) and she is one of TWO extraordinary blog buddies I had this month. Leeann blogs over at Join the Gossip. A cool lifestyle & trend and fashion and just plain awesomeness blog all in one. We both signed up for the Favorite Summer Swap created by Jenna (Life is Sweet) & Lauren (pink on the cheek) and were paired up. For the last month we’ve been stopping by each other’s blog, saying hi, tweeting…. (she helped promote my first giveaway! LOVE this girl)

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Oh! And we exchanged a little gift for each other 🙂 I was so excited to open mine…

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Love the hair ties, the Starbucks card and the movie is one I’ve been waiting to see for a LONG time. 🙂 The cute card pulled it all together. What a classic idea!

Really glad I was paired up with Leeann, it’s nice to step outside of my comfort zone (craft/ DIY bloggers) and get to read up on other topics like life & fashion. It kinda insipres me to bring a bit more of that into my daily posts for you guys. It cant be DIY/ CRAFT here 24/7, I need to connect more with my readers.

So… in an effort to connect more with people, and as a thank you to Leeann, I’m presenting you with my Favorite Five Articles from www.jointhegossip.com! Now, I’ve only been reading for the last month, and I pop around some of her past posts but these are five of my favorites that I’ve read thus far.

one // Summer Style. I’m generally a T-Shirt and jeans kind of a girl, I generally pic comfy over beauty, but, I have been trying to make it a bit more fashionable this summer. I love the dress in this post, the bag is too cute and the necklace is right up my alley.

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two // My Best Friend’s Birthday. I think this post about an evening out for a friends birthday is something that I’d like to add into my mix of DIYs. More about me and my day to day life so you guys get to know me a bit better.

three // Lovers + Friends These are some REALLY cool shirts. I eagerly clicked over to their site so see what else they had.

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four // Rock Royalty I thought this was an AWESOME weekend wrap up post. Which I’ve done a few of, but not to this scale. Mine usually involve pictures only. So here’s to rocking out some great stories for my weekend wrap ups. (cue the drums)

five // Street Food Cinema This post makes me wish we had more “street food” and food trucks in my area. :/ Her weekend definitely made me jealous.

Overall I had a lot of fun getting to know Leeann, her blog and just picking out things I think she’d like. I’m looking forward to having her as a friend to chat with and ask questions of (she’s been blogging since 2007!).

So do me a favor, go check out Join the Gossip, follow her on facebook and twitter and overall just give her some love!

More on my second blog buddy this month on Monday!

PS: Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to pledge a donation for The Bounce Back. Tonight we are hosting our very last NAME YOUR PERK party video chat. Stop in and say hello!

Much love and have a wonderful weekend!

Oh! and PPS: Please enter my FIRST GIVEAWAY! Monday I will pick the winner!

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Friday Favorite Five

July 19, 2013

Woop Woop! FRIDAY #thankyoutiny6lbbabyjesus (name that movie).

It is FRIDAY and I’m glad because I was thrown a curveball this week and have a TON of stuff to get done before the end of next week! Oh yeah… and next week I’m running the Warrior Dash… that I completely forgot about and haven’t been running or training for…. so yeah, real excited for that.

Friday means it’s time for my FAVORITE FIVE and this week I’m giving you…

FIVE FAVORITE PIECES OF ART 
FROM MY HOME THAT I STILL HAVE YET TO EVEN BLOG ABOUT…

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Did you catch the HINT? Was I blatant enough? 

Check back on Monday for the Answer to the HINT!
Have a great weekend everyone! 

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Friday Five #2

June 21, 2013

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Who can’t believe it’s Friday already? Me, I’m raising my hand. I wished every day this week would have been Friday, but now that it’s here I’m shocked. I’m going to roll with it people.

EDIT: psssssst… forgot to mention — I made a Pinterest board with pins to each item in my friday favorites directly click on the image to go there and pin the items you want! After all, you’ve had a long week… so I made it easy for you 😉

Here are some favorites this week: week 2-01One (DIY CARVED STAMP | Lovely Indeed)  so cute! //
Super excited to make cookies tonight with one of my best friends! Two (DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES | Delish) //
Three (MIDCENTURY OASIS | Apartment Therapy) //
Four (DIY Corncob Holders (photo from Handmade Charolette) | Instructables)) //
These have inspired me to make some sweet door-stops for my home Five (DIY Cement Garden Balls | Creative Passage) //
BONUS (Keyboard Art | Paper Plate and Plane)

Pssst: Linking up with Whitney for the #backthatazzup Friday
Hugo: 99 Problems

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Also linking up with Lindsey for Friday Favorites!

Have a great weekend friends!

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