Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Creative Corner: January 31st

Well, hello pretty lady (or gentleman)!
Thanks for stopping by for another week of The Creative Corner! I can't wait to see what you have been up to this past week. 

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Here’s to another great week of inspiration and a wonderful week for everyone. Check out what my fellow bloggers have been up to and don’t forget to check out my feature for this week as well.



A White & Whimsical Buffet Makeover from Making It In The Mitten.
Kid Valentine Gift With Free Printable from Pastels & Macarons.
Warm Gl├╝hwein Mulled Wine from Curly Crafty Mom.
Where To Get Started With Bible Journaling from The Southern Couture.
The Ultimate Football Party! from The Logbook.


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Ready to share what has been motivating you this past week? Link up a recent post of yours that motivates you to create or just be awesome! Our goal is for this link up to focus on craft, DIY, & home posts so please try to remember that when linking up.
  • Limit three links per week and remember to link directly to your post, not your blog.
  • Do not link stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
  • Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up to share the love and get motivated by what others have been up to.
Each week, your hosts will choose a post to feature from the previous week. If you want a chance at being featured, you must follow all of the hosts in someway. By linking up, you agree to let each host share your photo and link back to your site, as well as receive a weekly e-mail letting you know when the party is live. We will never give your e-mail or info to anyone, nor will we spam you! The Creative Corner link party goes live Sunday 6pm PST and ends Thursday at 5pm PST. I'd love for you to grab The Creative Corner button in my sidebar to put on your own blog if you want to help spread the love! 


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Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings shared with us her Big Bow Pillow Cases Tutorial last week and they are adorable! I love the Valentine's Day colors, but these would look great in any color! Thanks for sharing!


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

A White & Whimsical Buffet Makeover



Ahh, it's been a while since I had a big project to show off, and it feels so refreshing to have finished this one! When we moved into our first apartment together, we got all kinds of hand-me-downs that still fill our home today. This buffet was own by my grandparents, followed by my parents, and then passed on to us about 5 years ago.

I really liked it in our living room, especially all the storage it offered. BUT, I wasn't really loving the look of it anymore. I felt like it didn't really match the living room or my vision for my home. I didn't want to get rid of it, but I didn't want to keep it the way it was. I debated for a while, and then I finally got out my chalk paint and went to town!



The process of chalk painting is really quite simple. While this gem required 3 coats of chalk paint, it dries within about an hour, so I was easily able to get it done in little to no time! After sanding and waxing, I picked out some new knobs and this piece was good as new! 






I found these blue knobs at Hobby Lobby and fell in love!




I now have the urge to attack every piece of furniture I own with some a paint brush and some chalk paint! I'm not crazy, I swear!

What fun projects have you been up to lately? Have you fallen under the chalk paint spell yet?








Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Creative Corner: January 24th

Has everyone finally dug themselves out after all the snow that fell this weekend?
I was feeling a little jealous when we only got a light dusting... 2.5 feet sounds pretty exciting, and since I'm from Michigan, I look forwards to the mass amounts of snow each winter.

So many great posts this past week... let's see what you've all been up to this week :)

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Here’s to another great week of inspiration and a wonderful week for everyone. Check out what my fellow bloggers have been up to and don’t forget to check out my feature for this week as well.



Ikea Step Stool Makeover from Pastels & Macarons.
Burlap Valentines Day Wreath from Making It In The Mitten.
Colorful Heart Banner from Curly Crafty Mom.




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Ready to share what has been motivating you this past week? Link up a recent post of yours that motivates you to create or just be awesome! Our goal is for this link up to focus on craft, DIY, & home posts so please try to remember that when linking up.
  • Limit three links per week and remember to link directly to your post, not your blog.
  • Do not link stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
  • Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up to share the love and get motivated by what others have been up to.
Each week, your hosts will choose a post to feature from the previous week. If you want a chance at being featured, you must follow all of the hosts in someway. By linking up, you agree to let each host share your photo and link back to your site, as well as receive a weekly e-mail letting you know when the party is live. We will never give your e-mail or info to anyone, nor will we spam you! The Creative Corner link party goes live Sunday 6pm PST and ends Thursday at 5pm PST. I'd love for you to grab The Creative Corner button in my sidebar to put on your own blog if you want to help spread the love! 


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I love this Red Hearts and a Horseshoe Love Sign made by Kathy over at Petticoat Junktion! If I ever get my hands on a horseshoe, I just may have to make something similar.


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Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Creative Corner: January 17th

I sure hope you are staying warm this weekend! Michigan temperatures are supposed to get into the single digits this week, so things are a little cold around here.

Hope you're all ready for another fun party!

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Here’s to another great week of inspiration and a wonderful week for everyone. Check out what my fellow bloggers have been up to and don’t forget to check out my feature for this week as well.







Basketweave Crochet Baby Blanket from Making It In The Mitten.
DIY Bar Cart Dish Towel from Curly Crafty Mom.
Mini Arrow Garland from The Logbook.
Free Love Desktop Wallpaper from Pastels & Macarons.




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Ready to share what has been motivating you this past week? Link up a recent post of yours that motivates you to create or just be awesome! Our goal is for this link up to focus on craft, DIY, & home posts so please try to remember that when linking up.
  • Limit three links per week and remember to link directly to your post, not your blog.
  • Do not link stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
  • Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up to share the love and get motivated by what others have been up to.
Each week, your hosts will choose a post to feature from the previous week. If you want a chance at being featured, you must follow all of the hosts in someway. By linking up, you agree to let each host share your photo and link back to your site, as well as receive a weekly e-mail letting you know when the party is live. We will never give your e-mail or info to anyone, nor will we spam you! The Creative Corner link party goes live Sunday 6pm PST and ends Thursday at 5pm PST. I'd love for you to grab The Creative Corner button in my sidebar to put on your own blog if you want to help spread the love! 


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Bev from Flamingo Toes shared with us this beautiful Sweetheart Valentine's Wreath last week. I love the jute paired with the felt flowers, it looks so elegant. Thanks for sharing Bev!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Basketweave Crochet Baby Blanket



Ever since my best friend told me she was pregnant, I knew I wanted to crochet her a baby blanket. They decided from the start that they were not going to find out the gender, so I went with a gender neutral mint green color. I purchased the yarn months ago and set out to find the perfect blanket pattern. I knew I didn't want to do a typical pattern that looks the same as every other pattern out there, I wanted something unique! After months of searching, I came across this pattern from Little Monkeys Crochet of her Basketweave Throw Pillow. I knew instantly that this would be the perfect pattern  for a baby blanket. 

Since I wanted the blanket to be larger, I had to modify the pattern a little bit. To add to this pattern, start by chaining to desired width in multiples of 4 and then and 1 chain. (example: 27x4= 108, 108+1=109). For the full pattern, head on over to Little Monkeys Crochet.







I love how my blanket turned out! And it was a pretty simple pattern as well.
I think baby blankets will be my new go-to shower gift, a new pattern every time!

What are some of your favorite baby blanket patterns?




Sunday, January 10, 2016

CURRENTLY: January Edition



I can't believe I almost forgot to write my CURRENTLY post for January! Life has been incredibly crazy for me lately. I have transitioned from being a full-time student and working part-time to graduating to studying for my boards. I am in this weird transition between Occupational Therapy Student and Occupational Therapist. While I have been studying for my boards and applying for jobs, I feel incredibly busy yet full of free time all at once. And now that the holidays are over, I am really starting to feel the change as everyone else heads back to "normal" and I'm still trying to figure out what exactly "normal" is for me in this crazy stage of life.

Anyway, I am excited to see what 2016 has in store for me and where exactly I'll end up in my new career. 


While welcoming January, I am joining In Residence and Gold & Bloom for their monthly CURRENTLY link up. 

RESOLVING | To become fit and healthy. Yes, I know, me and every other person you ask. BUT, I have started the 21 Day Fix and determined to make a change for real. I'm only 3 days in, but so far so good! I'll try to keep you updated on my progress.

READING | To be honest, I haven't read for enjoyment in a loonnnng time. As I finish up my studying, I am hoping to find some time to indulge in a good book. I have always enjoyed reading, but it's been the last thing on my mind throughout grad school. I got The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for Christmas, so that is #1 on my list.

ORGANIZING | I have slowly but surely been going through my entire home to get rid of all my junk and organize the things I am keeping. I really need to minimize as much as possible because we are running out of room in this house of ours. I'm hoping The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps me out with this a little bit. 

LOVING | Days spent at home, with my husband and puppy, while curled up on the couch watching Friends.

CRAVING | Pizza! A Jet's Pizza commercial came on earlier and now I can't stop thinking about it. Well done, Jet's marketing team, well done!


What are you currently up to? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below!

The Creative Corner: January 10th

Happy Sunday!
I don't know about you, but I have loved getting back into the swing of things after the holiday. I've been a bit of a slacker this week with DIY projects, but I've got a few up my sleeve to share with you real soon, I promise! 

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Here’s to another great week of inspiration and a wonderful week for everyone. Check out what my fellow bloggers have been up to and don’t forget to check out my feature for this week as well.







The Rockstar Blog Posts of 2015 from The Southern Couture.
Top 10 Posts of 2015 from Curly Crafty Mom.
A Snowy Winter Vignette from Making It In The Mitten.
10 Minute Room Refresh from The Logbook.
Belgian Strawberry Mousse from Pastels & Macarons.




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Ready to share what has been motivating you this past week? Link up a recent post of yours that motivates you to create or just be awesome! Our goal is for this link up to focus on craft, DIY, & home posts so please try to remember that when linking up.
  • Limit three links per week and remember to link directly to your post, not your blog.
  • Do not link stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
  • Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up to share the love and get motivated by what others have been up to.
Each week, your hosts will choose a post to feature from the previous week. If you want a chance at being featured, you must follow all of the hosts in someway. By linking up, you agree to let each host share your photo and link back to your site, as well as receive a weekly e-mail letting you know when the party is live. We will never give your e-mail or info to anyone, nor will we spam you! The Creative Corner link party goes live Sunday 6pm PST and ends Thursday at 5pm PST. I'd love for you to grab The Creative Corner button in my sidebar to put on your own blog if you want to help spread the love! 


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This past week, Lindsay from My Creative Days shared with us this wonderful Curbside Dresser Turned Entertainment Center. I love seeing old pieces be transformed into something new and improved, especially when it was found on the side of the road! I love the little cubbies at the top for storing easy to access things, and it makes it look even more like an entertainment center. Thanks for sharing Lindsay!

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Creative Corner: January 3rd

Welcome to the first Creative Corner Link Party of 2016!!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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Here’s to another great week of inspiration and a wonderful week for everyone. Check out what my fellow bloggers have been up to and don’t forget to check out my feature for this week as well.






Beautiful Big Bow (no-sew!) from The Logbook.
Free New Year Desktop from Pastels & Macarons.
Top 9 Favorite Posts of 2015 from The DIY Mommy.
Top Posts of 2015 from Making It In The Mitten.
Cheesy Potato and Onion Bake from The Southern Couture.  




  The Creative Corner link party | Come to inspire, stay to be inspired. Share your latest DIY, craft, and home decor posts! 

Ready to share what has been motivating you this past week? Link up a recent post of yours that motivates you to create or just be awesome! Our goal is for this link up to focus on craft, DIY, & home posts so please try to remember that when linking up.
  • Limit three links per week and remember to link directly to your post, not your blog.
  • Do not link stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
  • Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up to share the love and get motivated by what others have been up to.
Each week, your hosts will choose a post to feature from the previous week. If you want a chance at being featured, you must follow all of the hosts in someway. By linking up, you agree to let each host share your photo and link back to your site, as well as receive a weekly e-mail letting you know when the party is live. We will never give your e-mail or info to anyone, nor will we spam you! The Creative Corner link party goes live Sunday 6pm PST and ends Thursday at 5pm PST. I'd love for you to grab The Creative Corner button in my sidebar to put on your own blog if you want to help spread the love! 


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HOW CUTE ARE THESE MITTENS?! Bethany from Whistle and Ivy shared these Snowfall Crochet Mittens with us a few weeks ago. I'm a sucker for all crochet projects, and these mittens caught my eye immediately!! Love the colors, especially the white accents. Thank you for sharing them with us Bethany!

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