Friday, November 5, 2010 | By: Lexi

Wear, Cook and Inspire...

Sometimes there's just SO much going on in life,
it's impossible to keep track of and organize all of the fashions, inspirations and food sensations...

I love these patterns, especially the one for Wear Me!
Unless you want to make a couple of these adorable inspiration journals made out of composition books...

Which, after seeing this fun and simple little tutorial, I know you will.

I used to have a book like this for exercises and make-up/beauty tips.
I loved it!

Oreo Fudge Bars...

I can hardly think those three words
without instantly salivating at the very thought.

Look away if you're on a diet! LOOK AWAY!
My ex's family used to make something similar to these, 
only they were in little fudge balls. 

I'm going to have to introduce the Oreo-fanatic 
boy of mine to these little pieces of chocolately heaven.

Head on over to Crepes of Wrath to see how to make these for yourself!
Thursday, November 4, 2010 | By: Lexi

Adorable Dog Crochet Patterns

I was searching through my Twitter for something interesting to post tonight before I go to bed, and I came across Planet June's AmiDog crochet patterns! Omigosh these are so cute! She is up to 17 different breeds! Including a chihuahua (which looks close enough to a Toy Fox Terrier) and greyhounds.

I REALLY wish I knew how to crochet right about now, maybe I can put that on my never ending list of things to do... that I still haven't done... but have no legitimate reason to have not done...

but that's besides the point!

Check out her page here to see what other breeds she has to offer!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | By: Lexi

Hundreds of FREE Coloring Pages for Kids

I've come across this webpage
a couple of times throughout the years.

But I thought it'd be nice to share it with others who haven't been fortunate enough to stumble upon it yet. It's a great way to print out FREE coloring pages for kids, and your choices are practically unlimited!

Something for the boys....
For the little princesses...
or for everyone!
I went shopping recently for my niece and 
I was surprised to see how expensive coloring books can be! 
Most of them are almost $5, and to me, 
that's a lot of money to spend on a book with 
maybe 40-50 pages printed off in black & white ink.

And this isn't just about money, you can turn this into a fun little project to make your kids a personalized coloring book! Right now, when I make one for my niece for Christmas, it'll have a lot of Elmo, Owls, and Puppies (and possibly a Numbers page). But next year, I can make her one that will probably feature totally different characters. It'll  be fun to see how much her tastes will change from year to year.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | By: Lexi

Exploding Box

This next tutorial is a fantastic idea for a little gift or a creative way to give someone a greeting card!

Crafts by Carolyn gives us this great tutorial for an "exploding box"

There are endless possibilities with this project! 

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas... you name it!

Turn an Old Hardcover into Frame

The first thing I noticed when I came across this tutorial was, 
WOW this is such a cool idea! 

The second thing I noticed was that it was posted in 2006! 
Four years ago, I don't know why, but it just made me think about how time flies, 
and also, how freakin big the internet really is.

ANYWAYS, back to business, this tutorial takes you step by step 
on how to change a hardcover book into a really vintage, unique picture frame. 

I love the desaturated look of these pictures, it really gives it an artistic, vintage look.
This would look perfect on a bookcase or anywhere you keep your books. 
(If you even read books, it's a shame what technology has done to good old fashion reading).

Being kind to Nature & your Jewelry!

Sooner or later, 
you're going to notice that I have a 
slight obsession with trees. 
(and paisley... and papercrafts... 
and fairies, but those are besides the point!)

I found this tutorial at Shirin Homemade.

All you need a tree branch, a hammer, and some nails.

and these items give you...

Not too shabby, eh?