I know I don't host some fabulous link party or anything, but that doesn't mean I don't see all the amazing things everyone is doing out there. That's right.... Landee is watching you. But don't be creeped out or anything, k? I mean well.
I thought that every once in a while I'd do a little feature post. You may have seen these things, but if not I don't want that to be because of me!
First up, I came across this project for some fabulous stacked topiaries. I LOVE topiaries so I wanted to see how she made them. So cool with the use of real branches and moss!
Shelley from Crazy Wonderful has a great tutorial on how to make them too. And then, my goodness... she MADE that sunburst mirror! So yeah, this is a double feature. It's allowed, I checked the Feature Rule Book. It's my favorite sunburst mirror I have seen here on the blogs (and you know there have been TONS). Big, chunky, interesting....I think my living room needs one ASAP. Thanks for the tutorial Shelley! You can consider yourself pinned.
Next, I have a small to moderate obsession with painted mason jars and glassware right now. Have I made any? Heavens no. But I desperately want to. I need to switch out my mantel for the duration of the summer and I have a hunch it will involve painted glassware. Andrea of The Simple Craft Diaries has a wonderful tutorial on how to do it! I have seen a few different methods but this seems really easy! I can't wait to give it a try. I LOVE the colors she chose too. So pretty!
Me + cheesecake=TLA. I order it everywhere I go, ask anyone. I would eat it in a house. I would eat it with a mouse. I would eat it here or there. I would eat it anywhere. So yeah, I was pretty excited when I came across these Oreo Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes from The Joyful Baker! So cute and yummy. And she says she even dolled them up more later with a little whip cream and a small piece of Oreo on top. Delish!
My kids are in a bit of a Michael Jackson phase right now. Jackson 5 stuff. Thriller. Any Weird Al Yankovich parody of an MJ song. We've got it all and listen to it constantly. So this fun lamp caught my eye, naturally. Natalie from A Turtle's Life For Me made it for her own little P.Y.T. (daughter) who apparently loves MJ too! I, of course, love the lamp, but I especially love HOW she did it. The possibilities with this technique are endless and she's right, nothing beats the look of acrylic paint on something like this. Love it!
And finally, perfection in a mantel. When my mantel grows up, it wants to be this mantel. Tell me you don't look at that and just smile! Alicia from La Famille created an honest-to-goodness work of art here. Love the buntings. Love the colors. Love the old door. Love the painted letters (and the saying) on the wood. Love the frames and the photos in them. Love it all!
Thanks for letting me share some of the fun things I've seen around the world wide web. Go check them out! You all have my creative wheels turning now!