Today’s link round-up has lots of creative projects, from using colored pencils as candles to making bookmarks from feathers and ribbons.
A Subtle Revelry shared something interesting: colored pencil candles.
Tried and True Blog showed off how to make a neon “lucky” t-shirt.
Everything Etsy showed us how to make peanut butter cookie dog treats.
Crafts Unleashed shared a gorgeous idea—glitter tea lights.
Sew Mama Sew showed us how to make a tooth fairy doll (includes a free pattern).
Brit + Co. taught us how to make a book clutch.
The Ribbon Retreat showed us how to make ribbon and feather bookmarks.
Photo credit: A Subtle Revelry and Crafts Unleashed
Today’s link round-up has a photo frame banner, flower headband, printable recipe cards, and more.
A Beautiful Mess showed us how to add a DIY frosted pattern privacy glass.
Sugar Bee Crafts showed us how to make a photo frame banner.
The Ribbon Retreat taught us how to make a fabric flower headband.
It’s Always Autumn gathered up some of the best indoor crafts and activities for kids.
Kre’ativ77 shared some printable recipe cards.
My Own Label gave a great gift idea—chalk-painted seed starters.
Honestly Yum shared a recipe for quinoa granola bars.
Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and It’s Always Autumn
Today’s link round-up is a mix of DIYs, photography tips, coffee, and snacks.
Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons made some penguin fruit snacks that are almost too cute to eat.
The Ribbon Retreat showed us how to make an adorable yoga tote.
Make It Love It taught us how to turn a women’s shirt into a toddler play dress.
It’s Always Autumn shared some tips for getting great photos of your kids without going to a studio.
Kre’ativ77 taught us how to make a wrap-around bead bracelet.
Gardenista gave us seven secret tips for making the perfect cup of coffee.
All Glitter and Sparkles shared her recipe for raspberry and white chocolate muffins.
Photo credit: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons and It’s Always Autumn
While in Chicago recently, I discovered a new footwear company, Brian James. Never heard of them? Me neither. Where do I live? Under a rock? Maybe.
The pair I have are called the Angelle and they are gorgeous. They are soft, silky black suede with a padded foot bed, ankle support and a flexible sole. They were made for me. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for fashion but I am also a ginormous klutz.
Seriously, like epic proportions klutz. I trip up the stairs. You put me in 5-inch heels and someone is definitely going to get hurt before the end of the night.
Angela Edgeworth, founder of the award-winning kid’s shoe brand pediped footwear, created the Brian James Brand. Over 2000 retailers in more than 50 countries sell Pediped. The brand is worldwide one of the top children’s brands, hands down. Her biggest request has been when was she going to parlay the comfort of pedipeds into an adult line, and she has in the Brian James line.
She named the company after her husband. Brian James has all of the core features of the Pediped line: comfort, quality and style but is sophisticated enough for an adult. At first, I wasn’t sure that I’d want a shoe made for me by a child’s brand designer. I mean after all, I am a grown woman. I didn’t want another Croc situation. I had nightmares of shoes in outrageous colors with dinosaur heads or tiaras, but alas I was wrong.
Instead, the Brian James line is sleek and sophisticated and comfortable enough to wear all day, but professional enough to be worn in the office.
Brian James debuted its collection in the spring of 2013 and it did not disappoint. The shoes are comfortable and stylish. Made with leather uppers and linings, padded foot beds and soft, flexible soles. They are so comfortable that you will not want to take them off.
I wore them around the streets of Chicago for a few hours and I thought for sure that I would have Charlie horses that night or sore feet and legs. I’d done the same route just the week before in a pair of similar sandals that were not Brian James and the results were vastly different.
In the other shoes, my feet were so tired and sore that I could barely walk the next day. I was pleasantly surprised when I got home from wearing the Brian James Angelle sandals and my feet felt fine. In fact they felt better than fine, they were great.
I love my Angelle’s because not only do they look great with jeans and capris, they are also equally as attractive with dress shorts or dresses. These shoes are very versatile. I love my pair.
The only thing I am not crazy about is the fact that they have a Velcro closure. I think that may have missed the mark a wee bit with that and I would have much rather preferred a buckle or a snap because, you know, I am a grown up and my digits have full mobility but honestly, other than that, my Angelle by Brian James are awesome.
What is your favorite pair of comfortable yet fashionable shoes?
Photo Source: The TRUTH about Motherhood
Today’s link round-up has some last minute Valentine’s Day DIYs, recipes, and more.
Positively Splendid came up with an amazing recipe for candied honey adobo popcorn with bacon and lime.
Kiddie Foodies created a felt hearts headband tutorial.
Alisa Burke showed us how to make bracelets out of embroidery hoops.
Jaderbomb talked about the power of plants when they’re used in your home.
I Love to Create taught us how to make vintage Valentine plate portraits to hang on the wall.
Love Maegan talked about getting happy when you’re sad.
Henry Happened showed us how to make 30 smoothies to freeze in an hour.
Photo credit: Positively Splendid and Jaderbomb
I’m amazed to see “Duck Dynasty” at every turn. I understand it is a popular show but I just didn’t think it would go mainstream. Just this week I came across a life size display of Uncle Si in Walmart.
And now I hear Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson, who is already a household name, is also becoming a fashion designer at age 16 as a direct result of the show. The dress line has been dubbed the “Dad Approved Dress Line.”
Fans of the show will remember the episode when Sadie had trouble finding a formal dress her dad, Willie, would approve for her to wear. Sadie had been nominated for Homecoming Court and had to find an appropriate dress her dad approved of. She stepped into the room wearing a cute dress. Her mom loved it. Her dad said, “That’s all of it?” said it looked a little short and that he wanted something “more conservative.”
So Willie planned to go dress shopping with Sadie and it became a little complicated when Uncle Si came along so they could get to the lake and cast a line in the water sooner rather than later. Willie thought it would be a simple task…just go find the dress with the most material. It turned into a long day leaving Willie asking, “Who’s making dresses for schoolgirls these days? Fourteen-year-old boys?”
Well now, according to Reality Tea, Sadie will have her own prom dress line. The dresses will be stylish but “appropriate.” I’m sure girls will want these dresses just because Sadie’s name is on them.
Sadie is actually collaborating with designer Sherri Hill who is known for her prom dress lines. Her dresses have been worn by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Selena Gomez. Sadie’s line comes out this year, and I bet we’ll be seeing those dresses at proms around the country in the spring. The dresses in Sadie’s line will all be a length her daddy and God would approve of.
Photo credit: smilecuzurhappy
Today’s link round-up has Valentine’s Day printables and pillows, record album coasters, meal plans, and more.
The Idea Room shared Olaf printables for Valentine’s Day.
Carrie Elle showed us how to make a candy heart wreath.
Crystal & Co. gave us some meal planning ideas.
Tater Tots and Jello taught us how to make Valentine’s pillows
Restyled Junk showed us something we can do with old records.
Shanty 2 Chic taught us how to make floating shelves.
Photo credit: The Idea Room and Anthropologie
Today’s link round-up has beauty tips and reviews, fashion advice, painting projects for kids, sweets, healthy casseroles, and more.
Chocolate Covered Katie made Black Magic Peanut Butter, which she swears is addictive.
Hoopla Palooza shared a cute DIY mug decoration and delicious recipe combination for Piggie Marshmallow Hot Cocoa.
Cupcakes and Cashmere told us how she got her perfect shade of neon coral lipstick and you can use her tips to create your own perfect color.
Makeup and Beauty Blog gave us a sneak peek at Essie’s upcoming resort nail polish collection.
The Budget Babe showed us how to get the look of Reese Witherspoon’s outfit featuring a peplum top similar to the one pictured above.
The Creativity Exchange shared fun projects for kids to paint and give as gifts.
Oatmeal in My Bowl gave us 10 recipes for healthy casseroles.
Photo credit: Chocolate Covered Katie and Amazon
Today’s link round-up has delicious pancakes, a wood aging tip, healthy recipes, a Frozen craft, and more.
A Beautiful Mess taught us some juicing tips.
Dieter’s Downfall shared a recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes.
I Should Be Mopping the Floor showed us how to give wood an aged look.
Keep It Simple Sweetie showed us how to enjoy a key lime “pie” without ruining our healthy eating New Year’s Resolution.
Center Cut Cook made a southwest quinoa salad, perfect for when you want to eat healthy in the winter but a regular salad is too cold to be appetizing.
Crafts n’ Coffee showed us how to make an adorable Olaf the Snowman from Frozen.
Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess and Old Navy