Rainbow Loom Projects

Rainbow looms being all the rage these days with kids I had to post some creative projects ideas that I thought looked pretty cool. First I want to show you that even rubber band Jewelry can be fashionable even for … Continue reading

How to make a decorative mirror – Better Homes and Gardens – Yahoo!7

I came across this post on my FB wall and am now obsessed with wanting to try it. It looks elegant and I just have to try it. I did the toilet paper roll designs before and no one ever guesses that it’s toilet paper rolls.

How to make a decorative mirror – Better Homes and Gardens – Yahoo!7.

Check it out and let me know if your going to try it out, and then post your pictures when your done!

Re-Imagining the Boutique

Just as seasons and styles change so to must we at the Boutique. So as items go out and more come in Pam and I get down to the business of finding a place for everything which sometimes leads to a bigger project than we thought as you will see in the upcoming photos. We have fun doing this and it’s a good thing we work very well together and can take each others feedback.

 

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So here is a bit of an overall picture of the middle of the store. I had this huge piece of VERY heavy glass for a table top that we used for display. Well I finally got the guys over to get rid of it for us so we could revamp the area.

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Here is the after of the middle of the Boutique now that we don’t have that huge table in the way! We have so much more room to bring in more items.

 

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This is right when you walk in. (the before) It was way to eclectic cluttered with no rhyme or reason. So we completely re-imagined the space.

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Uncluttered and organized with items that would go into a living room or study. (After)

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This is a view from the back but the same wall.

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We took out this shelving unit completely and made room for our bedroom area. (Before)

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 This is where we will be putting a twin size bed to display the beautiful coverlets and other bedroom furniture and accessories we offer for sale. (After)

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Just a mess is all I can say about this area along the right wall. Just no fluidity here at all. (Before)

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Now it’s organized for our craft, gifts, and Jewelry area. (After)

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This was right in front of the window area and it also had no purpose rhyme or reason. (Before)

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Now it clearly has a purpose for all of our kitchen items. I just love it. (After)

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(This picture was taken at night and doesn’t show quit as well)

All in all I have to say I am in love with all the different spaces in the store that clearly show people what we have to offer as well as being able to give different design ideas with pieces that they may not have thought of before. I am sure that as time goes on we will Re-Imagine our space again to change with our growing needs as a Boutique, but I think you have to be willing to just change things up and not be afraid to. My tastes change often but if you have a few pieces you love you can work with them to give them a whole new look and feel. Don’t be afraid to move things around and try them in spaces you wouldn’t normally think to put them and give your space a Re-Imagined and Re-freshed look and feel.

Recipes To Impress

So I thought I would share a few recipes for your gatherings this summer that would be a great hit amongst your friends and family.

Let’s start with the all important cocktails….

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This one is super yummy and easy to make. Just purée strawberries and add chilled champagne.

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Pure Genious here. Lemonade and vodka in this cool Capri sun carrier.

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O.k. I am a huge Barefoot Mascoto lover and this just sounds so yummy so I had to share.
http://pamperedjes.blogspot.com/2012/03/thirsty-thursday-sarasota-lemonade.html

Growing up one of my favorite rules was desert first then dinner! I mean seriously who doesn’t love that?! So here are a few foodgasim worthy deserts…

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Marshmellows dipped in carmel left to harden then dipped in chocolate with a stick! Oh my yumminess!

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Yummy! http://www.raspberricupcakes.com/2012/04/rolo-chocolate-brownie-cake.html

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Oh yes! http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/caramel-smore-cups/9916aa44-083c-4507-8db9-49d0a92f62f7

Ok how about some lunch or dinner recipes?!

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French bread, mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes, drizzled in olive oil.

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garlic chicken yummy!!

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Simple and Delicious are the keywords for this recipe!
Glazed Pork

Well hopefully you have a few good recipes now for your next gathering. Enjoy and let me know if you tried any of these and how you liked them?!?

Spring Into Creative Fun

 

It’s time to think Spring Creating! (even though here in the north it is still snowing : ( )

I have compiled a list of a few easy but fun looking creative ideas that definitely say spring is on it’s way!

How cute are these dragonflies made from clothes pins. This would be a great and easy project for little ones. spring dragonfly — whip up.

This fun project from American Crafts Studio will really help it feel like spring. (I wouldn’t have used the pop can but the flowers are adorable)

This is SUPER cute for easter! The best part is it’s all made from items from the dollar store! How many will you make?

How about this cute bird house made with modge podge? Yep I said Modge Podge, like we need another excuse to break out the modge podge!

While your at Sew Country Chick check this amazing little herb garden box. What a cute little herb box! I see one of these in my near future.

So those should keep you busy for at least a day or so : ) and hopefully help get you into Spring mode, even if it’s still snowing where your at!

Spring Crafts

Family Tree

What a fun and creative project this is! I have this pinned as a must do for me.

Scavenger Hunt

How about this fun activity to do with your little ones? When you have collected all of the items you can make a craft project!

magnets

O.k. this project would be good on so many levels! Great for teaching kids the alphabet, but you could also leave messages, or have them spell out words!

wire decor

So many uses for this craft outside. Memory wire with beads, then hang a bell on the end for a chime. You could wrap flower pots as well for some added pizzaz!

This list should get your creative juices flowing for some spring crafting! I know it did mine!

I’m On A Roll!!

In my last post “One Glass of Wine A Night”  the last picture had some beautiful candle holders and candy dishes pictured along side my Huge wine Glass ; ) I wanted to share a few photos of each of these and share how easy it was to create them. They are so useful as candle holders, candy dishes, or display pieces for any occasion with a few embellishments added.

DIY Candle Jars

DIY Candle Jars

These were super easy to make with candle sticks from the dollar store and some various glass vases, bowls and canning jars I had at the Boutique. A little glass glue to hold the pieces together, some pretty decorative stones, tea lights, and candy canes and I had some beautiful decorative pieces.

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frosted candle vase

This particular one as well as one of the tall ones I spray frosted before glueing together and I think they are soooo beautiful. I love how they all turned out!

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Candy Dish

Candy Dish

 

I didn’t have time to rephotograph this Candy Dish but I had to include it in this post because I think it is so adorable. You could use these to store so many things…q-tips, cotton balls, crayons, marbles, buttons, wine corks, safety pins, sugar, tea, coffee, and sooo much more.

What do you think?

 

Make your Own

Handmade gifts are thoughtful and keepsakes for years to come. If your looking for something new to create here a few free ebooks to download with patterns and ideas to get you started.

Beading Daily This free ebook incorporates pearls and knotting to make magnificent eye catching Jewelry.

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Crochet Me

Use your love of crochet to give generously to men, women, and precious little ones.
Grab your free crochet for charity patterns and designs eBook today!

Discover all six patterns including hat, scarf, mat, blanket and walker bag pattern.

Quilting Daily

USE YOUR LOVE OF QUILTING TO CREATE UNIQUE QUILTED GIFTS AND EASY HANDMADE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST!

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Happy Creating this Holiday Season!

Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating.

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Happy Holidays!

With the Holidays right around the corner and tons of decorating to do i thought i would share a few decorating ideas…although i find it difficult to make up my mind on decorating because there are so many good ideas!

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I love this idea of putting ornaments outside! I do have lots of left over ornaments so i think i am going to do this one!

Holiday table

I love this Holiday Table… I have never actually set up a display table for dinners but this makes me really want to!

Holiday Jar

How cute is this?

Wreaths

If you need some ideas for making a wreath, then check these out.

These are all from my Pinterest Boards, so if you would like to see more head over and follow me!