Sunday, July 5, 2015

Much Ado About Monday {No. 119}

Hi, y'all! 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day! We had a bbq with our family complete with swimming and the perfect view of fireworks. I really enjoyed having my husband home for a long weekend too. We're working on finishing up a cute vintage desk in a sunshine yellow color. I can't wait to share it with you! 

And we had a pretty hopping Much Ado About Monday link party last week too! I had lots of fun checking out all of the projects, roundups and recipes. It was really tough to choose just one feature each, but here they are...


Jill's pick: Easy Two Ingredient Peach Sherbert via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Lydia's pick: Brownie Brittle via Kleinworth & Co
Emily's pick: DIY Entryway Mudroom via Little Red Brick House
Jamie's pick: Fireworks Goodie Bags via The Happy Scraps

And the most viewed link...



Jalapeno Ranch Pasta Salad via Simply Stacie

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Much Ado About Monday {No. 118}

Hey guys! Welcome back to another Much Ado About Monday!

We hope you had a fantastic weekend and are ready to party with us! My family and I headed up to Dallas this weekend for the wedding of one of my cousins. The wedding was beautiful and was held at the Arborteum, where the drinks were served out of an old canoe and the kids were able to run around outside on the boardwalk overlooking some wetlands. We got so caught up visiting and having fun that I neglected to take any pictures and had to hijack one from my mom for the post. Oops! We really had a lovely time and it's always wonderful to see two people in love, starting  out their lives together. 

My youngest daughter with my sweet second-cousin. Both rocking the gold dress.

This week, I shared my one of my favorite art projects ever, the fabric wall art in my daughter's room. I just love it!


This week our features are:


  Lydia's pick: Red, White, and Blue Flat Front Skirt via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Jamie's pick: Best Strawberry Shortcake Ever via Blissful and Domestic
Jill's pick: Frozen Yogurt Dipped Fruit Clusters via As The Bunny Hops
Emily's pick: Scrap Wood Project: Bead Board Address Sign via Refresh Living

And our most viewed post this week was DIY Painted Photo Backdrops via Vintage Zest. I love a simple project with fantastic results!

DIY Painted Photo Backdrops on Diane's Vintage Zest  #paint #photography #blogging



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*Features posts will be pinned on Pinterest and promoted on Facebook and Google+
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pottery Barn Inspired LOVE art {DIY Project}

Hey guys! If you are anything like me, you get a little giddy when your Pottery Barn catalog comes in the mail. I don't think I've ever actually bought anything from PB though; I just love getting ideas from that glorious magazine. This art project for my daughter's room was inspired by a canvas from a few years ago. Now that I am finally getting around to completing her room {see former projects here, here and here}, I thought she really needed a statement piece above her bed and this idea immediately jumped into my head. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out {see what I did there?}



I came up with the idea after looking through some old magazine pages that I ripped out for inspiration {please tell me I am not the only one with folders just full of magazine pictures}. This particular picture was from a Pottery Barn catalog.


I loved this patchwork canvas art but didn't have a place for it at the time. And now that I do have the space, they don't sell it anymore. Cue sad music. So, what's any good DIYer to do? Make it herself, which is just what I did. 


First, I found this amazing, ornate large frame {it's 35" by 23"} on a Facebook garage sale site. I picked this up for only $10, if you can believe it. 


I painted over the gold with some leftover Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint and I love how it turned out. Chalk paint can seriously paint over just about anything. 


After we hung it on the wall, using some heavy duty screws, I measured the inside of the frame to figure out how large my letters should be. 



Using my Silhouette program, I drew a rectangle the size of my frame and after I found the font I liked, I enlarged the words to fit within the rectangle. Once I was happy with size of the font, I printed out the letters {since the letters were so large, I had to cut them so they would fit on a page, then I just taped them back together once they were cut out}. 


I used my I-Beam Level and drew straight lines on the wall and placed my letters within the frame to make sure I liked the way it looked. Once I was happy with the placement, I ironed my fabric, traced the letters and cut them out. 


The fabric is Tanya Whelan's Sunshine Roses collection, which is the same fabric that Jill used in her DIY Fabric Hoop Art. Total coincident but just goes to show you why we love blogging together--great minds think alike. And apparently, decorate alike too. 

Now that my letters were cut out, I mixed up a batch of starch to apply them to the wall. I used the recipe recommended here which is:

1/4 cup cornstarch mixed into 1/2 cup cold water,
then mixed with 4 cups of boiling water


I laid down some plastic to protect the bed and used a cookie sheet and a paint brush to liberally apply the starch solution to the back of the fabric letters. 


Then, using the pre-drawn lines, I arranged the letters on the wall and smoothed some more starch on top of the fabric. I worked out any wrinkles and bubbles with my fingers. 

And that's it! I let it dry, re-hung the frame and my daughter has a truly awesome piece of art for her wall. 




The cool thing about this process is that the walls are not damaged at all and I can simply peel the letters off when I am ready for a change.

I plan on moving my littlest daughter into this bedroom eventually {she is in the nursery/guest room right now} and when I do, I will simply save the L and the E from the word LOVE and reapply them over each of their beds, since their names start with those letters. Thinking ahead, guys. That's what I do. 


I love, love, love how this project turned out and how simple it was to make such a huge impact in my little girl's Big Girl room.




Sunday, June 21, 2015

Much Ado About Monday {No. 117}

We are so glad you could join us for another edition of
Much Ado About Monday!

First, we want to start off by saying Happy Father's Day to everyone out there!

 
We hope it was a fantastic day for you all!

This weekend was also the dance recital for several of our little girls. The performance was Aladdin and the production was amazing! It was so much fun to watch our tiny dancers on stage, dancing their little hearts out, and loving every minute of it. So happy they are able to experience these milestones with their best friends!


Our features this week are:



Lydia's pick: 10 Coastal Decor and Craft Ideas for Summer via the Organized Dream
Jill's pick: Small Table Makeover via Karen's Up on the Hill
Jamie's pick: Raspberry Ruffle Cupcakes via Divine Lifestyle
Emily's pick: Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos via Tornadough Alli

And our most popular link this week was Roasted Butternut Squash & Spinach by Vintage Zest. Doesn't this look mouth-wateringly delicious?! Yum!

Roasted Butternut Squash & Spinach on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #recipe #healthy #vegetarian #vegan



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* If you do NOT link back to us in your post, you will NOT be Featured on Much Ado About Monday. So, link back! You'll thank us later. :)

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* Feel free to link up decorating tips, DIY projects, recipes, organizational ideas, sewing and crochet creations or anything else crafty or that you find inspirational.
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Thanks for stopping by to party with us!! 






Sunday, June 14, 2015

Much Ado About Monday {No. 116}

Hey guys! Thanks for joining us for another fabulous 
Much Ado About Monday party!

We are slowly settling into our summer routine and joining playing all day together. This week, we cooked up a few science experiments, which the kids loved. We made elephant toothpaste, a diet Coke geyser, and put an egg in a cup of vinegar to see what would happen (the vinegar eats away the shell but leaves the membrane behind...very cool!). I can't wait to explore and experiment some more with my kids!

This week, on the blog, Jill posted about a cute crayon roll she made, and also gave several great tips for traveling to a waterpark. Be sure to check them out if you haven't already!


Our features this week are:


Jamie's Pick: Canada Day Centerpiece by Love Create Celebrate
Jill's Pick: Frozen Lemonade Colada by Frugal Foodie Mama
Emily's Pick: Peach Ginger Sorbet by Jenna Grace
Lydia's Pick: Homemade Fabric Birdhouses by Pillar Box Blue

And our most popular link last week was Watermelon Watercolor Gift Tags by Weekend Pursuits. Aren't these the cutest?!

watermelonwatercolor_photo


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* If you do NOT link back to us in your post, you will NOT be Featured on Much Ado About Monday. So, link back! You'll thank us later. :)

*Features posts will be pinned on Pinterest and promoted on Facebook and Google+
* Feel free to link up decorating tips, DIY projects, recipes, organizational ideas, sewing and crochet creations or anything else crafty or that you find inspirational.
* Please do not link up giveaways, Etsy shops, or projects that were not made by you.
* You may link up to three posts a week!
* If your post has been featured, please do not link it up again.
* Remember to visit, visit, visit! That's the point of a party, right? Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by to party with us!! 





 
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