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Links to Love

April 18, 2014

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If you’re still wondering what to serve or how to decorate for Easter here are some of my favorite DIYs and recipes shared this week. We’re heading to a friends house for a potluck dinner and I’m in charge of breads and desserts. If I were hosting this year, I’d definitely fill the house with these gold painted vases and this fun turf backdrop.

1. Happy Easter turf backdrop by You Are My Fave for Julep.

2. This butternut squash and kale frittata recipe by For the Love Of for Wayfair would be a great addition to an Easter brunch buffet.

3. These gold vases made from PVC piping by Dream Green DIY for eHow would make a great centerpiece for Easter, showers, and even a wedding.

I’m also loving:

These funfetti blondies by Love and Olive Oil and these colorful Easter ice cream sandwiches by The Sweet Escape.

These cheddar and chive biscuit breakfast sandwiches by Lulu the Baker just look too yummy.

This DIY pop up birthday card by Oh Joy! is just too cute.

Need more last minute Easter ideas? Check out all my Easter projects here. Don’t forgot to download my printable Easter menus too!

Printable Easter Menus

April 17, 2014

Free printable Easter menus. Perfect for your Easter dinner or brunch!

If you’re hosting an Easter brunch or dinner this Sunday, here are some printable menus you can use to dress up your table. This menu card was inspired by this month’s wallpaper. All you need to do is download the file and customize it with your own holiday menu. Then print it out on white card stock and cut it out (there are two per sheet).

Download the Easter menu below:

PDF Easter menu template
Word Easter menu template
Pages Easter menu template

Free printable Easter menus. Perfect for your Easter dinner or brunch!

If you want to use the same fonts I used, you can download both Bebas (the sans serif font) and Crimson (the serif font) for free. Just make sure to install them before opening the document.

Free printable Easter menus. Perfect for your Easter dinner or brunch!

Free printable Easter menus. Perfect for your Easter dinner or brunch!

Looking for more last minute Easter ideas? Check out all my Easter posts here.

Stylish Comfort Sandals

April 14, 2014

Stylish comfort sandals for spring for achy feet

 

Over a year ago I shared my journey with chronic foot pain. Today I wanted to share an update of the past year and the things I’ve found to be helpful. Head over here to read the post.

I’ve always been a fan big of shoes but once my foot pain started my doctor told me to throw away all my cute shoes.  I thought he was crazy but I quickly learned that I needed supportive shoes. The good news is that more and more brands that making stylish shoes for my always aching feet. The most important thing I’ve found is that I need shoes with really good arch support. This is especially hard to find in sandals since most don’t provide any support at all.

Here are a few of my favorite sandals that I’ve been wearing lately. They all offer great support without the old lady velcro shoe look.

1. Serenity by Orthaheel. Available in white, black, bright coral, and navy these retro inspired sandals look cute with dresses and instantly make shorts a bit dressier.
2. Havana by Vionic. These took some breaking in but are now my favorite spring sandals.
3. Sam by Dansko. I have these in the sand color and I’m loving the bright red ones. They have the look of a traditional clog without the weight.
4. & 5. Cancun by Vionic. I haven’t ordered these yet because I can’t decide which color combo I like best!

If you need to wear comfort shoes, what are your favorite brands/styles of supportive shoes for sensitive feet?

Links to Love

April 11, 2014

Links to love and projects to try this weekend!

Today we’re flying to Maryland because my sister-in-law is getting married on Sunday! So I won’t be DIYing this weekend but if I were home I’d love to try out one of these recipes or projects.

1. This gold leaf wall clock by Dream Green DIY for eHow had me at gold leaf.

2. These espresso, almond, and dark chocolate pudding cups by Joy the Baker look so decadent and delicious.

3. This simple painted wall art by WhipperBerry is a clever way to create custom art.

I’m also loving:

These very Florida-esqe flamingo Easter eggs by Studio DIY.

These flour less strawberry and chocolate petit fours by Frock Files.

This adorable carrot patch cake by Oleander & Palm.

Though I already own tow Kelly Moore bags, the new bag collaboration with A Beautiful Mess is just so great!

What will you be creating this weekend?

 

DIY Fabric Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

April 10, 2014

Make your own spring accessories and give these fabric wrapped bangles a try.

I’m excited to finally share this tutorial today because it’s one that’s been on my mind calendar (and google calendar) for quite some time but I never found the time to make. So today I’m sharing just how easy it is to make some cute fabric wrapped bangles that are just perfect for spring. It’s a great way to use up fabric scraps and create custom accessories.

Watch the video below for the full tutorial!

Supplies:

- unfinished wood bangle bracelets (I found my on Etsy)
- strip of cotton fabric, about 1.5″ x 24″
- mod podge
- foam brush
- scissors
- plastic cup

Make your own spring accessories and give these fabric wrapped bangles a try.

Use up fabric scraps to create fun bangle bracelets.

Wrap a wooden bangle with a strip of fabric to add a pop of floral to any outfit.

Make your own spring accessories and give these fabric wrapped bangles a try.

Once your bracelets are dry, you may notice that they are rough and somewhat sharp in a few areas. This can easily be fixed by using fine sand paper to smooth out the surface.

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