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

Re- Imagined Night Stand

This nightstand was a project done at one of our ladies nights at the Boutique. My sons girlfriend wanted to paint it so she could sell it in a garage sale…. Needless to say I ended up buying it off her for the Boutique when she was done!

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This is what it looked like before.

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And here’s the after with the creator! Isn’t she cute?!

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A little purple paint and some chalkboard paint and its completely fresh and super cute.

Jewelry Organization

Organizing your Jewelry and hair accessories makes life easier and less cluttered feeling. Not to mention it helps with the problem of only being able to find one earring when you know you have both SOMEWHERE!
Anyway I decided to make some after having them pinned for so long and wanting to make them. These ones I did are available at Simply Creative Boutique and soon on my Etsy.

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These were fun and easy and a great way to use photo frames you have laying around. These would Alsace great displays at shows!
Tell me what you think?

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?!?

I’m Back!

I have been scarcely around the blog lately as the demands of family and my changing business keep me VERY busy. I miss writing and talking with everyone and sharing great craft and design ideas. So I am back with … Continue reading

City Wide Faery Scavenger Hunt

   Find A Faery Scavenger Hunt

 

Join Simply Creative Boutique as we host the first ever Find A Faery scavenger hunt through 15 businesses in Shelby Twp. June 1st marks the date of this awesome event that will benefit Child Help a nonprofit for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. We will be awarding over $3,000 in prizes to our 1st, & 2nd place winners. We will have tons of raffle items to raise money for Child Help, as well as face painting and more.

 

For more information or to join in on this event contact

Jennifer

Simply Creative Boutique

586-307-4816

Faerie

 

The Truth Is Revealed! Faeries Are Real

My belief in Faeries goes back as far back as i can remember. The ancients wisely knew that there is a magical realm just beyond our everyday world. If you open your mind, heart and eyes to the wonders around … Continue reading

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!