A Few Of My Favorite Things

Today has been the best day. Not only because it is my birthday, but because the last couple weekends I got to spend it with family and friends that mean so much to me! Abundantly blessed in so many ways! First day of Spring is tomorrow as well! wahoo!

Here are some of my favorites around the web this week:

1) We are in need of some new curtains in the guest room and our bedroom (via Brittany Makes) Yes, they are stenciled on. This coral color screams spring!

2) “A Beautiful Mess” is one of my favorite blogs and they have this Happy Homemade Home Book out. It’s amazing. It contains anything and everything you ever wanted to know about crafting – painting, decorating, diy – ing! Take a read!

3) Moscow Mule – Bought some ginger beer, now just in need for this recipe (via The Culinary Chronicles) and copper mugs.

Moscow Mule

4) I must admit – I have a heck of a time getting flowers to stay alive longer than a couple of weeks. Succulents are my savior. Love the look and super easy to care for. Neat to see them used in an antique coca-cola crate! Idea (via Charming Zebra)

5) Meal & Wellness Planner. We need to plan out our meals in advance. What better way to do that than use this cute oranizational idea by Thyme is Honey. You can find these in her etsy shop!

6) Colored rocks to add to your succulent. The color possibilities are endless. (via – JenLaurenGrant)

Have a great rest of the week, friends! You can find more of my favorites on my Pinterest Page. Come take a peek!

Crafts Design

“EAT”Kitchen Decor

I came across these EAT paper mache letters and just needed – yes needed – to incorporate them into our kitchen. Our forest green kitchen walls could use some light accents…. so ivory is what I went for.

I used krylon spray paint. There a million different types of kylon paint – I know it overwhelms you when you walk into a store and have no idea what kind to get. Gloss or satin will work out the best on paper mache!

They took less than 10 minutes to dry. I spray painted them in my garage (in this Iowa weather – very chilly) but once done, I moved them inside to dry. The drying process will be a lot faster in an environment between 50-70 degrees.

To hang them you could use 3M wall mounting tape. We painted our walls a couple months ago and would rather use some small nails to hold them up. One nice thing about these paper mache letters – they are lightweight! Those 3M strips will easily be able to hold them up.