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Decorative Pink Magnets

These lovelies are my latest addition to my Shop with more to come.  
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I was inspired to create these after viewing bright candy 
while walking around the old town of St. Augustine in FL, 
I was inspired by the colorful and bright swirls that decorated the candies 
with rich hues that interchanged from dark to light as if forming a jewel.

Every time I make these beautiful magnets, I can't help but admire them. 
The glass is hand poured, they are round and vary in thickness. 

I fell in love with these magnets when I made my first set. 
They are just beautiful and they are unique in every way.
I use mine to hold several papers at a time including photos and cards.

I also wanted to remind you that we have these Letter Glass Push Pins available here.
They will be the last push pins for now and I won't make any more until after the summer.
Hope to see you at The Shop and wish you a Happy Weekend!

Inspired by Pink

Pink decor
Ever thought of using the color pink in your home? I know, I know,
who would've thought?  But take a look at these inspirational ideas,
they look pretty don't they?  Why not brighten up a space this winter
with unexpected touches of pink.  Have you ever thought of bringing in a little
feminine color to your space?  Perhaps not, but take a look at these inspiring
spaces with just a touch of blush.
I was organizing my closet and came across several pink items for 
the home that were given to me by my Mother-in-Law over the last few years.
They are mostly linen and towels, but bright and beautiful pillows, lamps,
window treatments or candle holders can bring dramatic flair to a ho-hum
bedroom or living room.
How about paint?  You don't have to re paint an entire room to enjoy
the benefits of bright colors.  Choose one or two smaller pieces of furniture--
bookcases, end tables, cabinets or even a door--and give them an instant
makeover with a coat of your choice of shade of pink paint.
pink table
pink party straws
And don't forget the power of table settings.  Perfect for the upcoming
Valentine Holiday, have your guests warm up to the pink tones by dressing
your table with pink and also serving some yummy pink treats.
pretty pink setting on old farm table
What do you think?
Be inspired and enjoy!

White Kitchen Inspirations

Hello friends, I want to tell you about my kitchen dilemma,  no it's not my counter top mess.
The thing is, that I don't know if I should go with white or dark on these cabinets.  
There is probably nothing wrong with them except that I personally don't like the color
and most especially the grain on the wood.

My problem is that every white kitchen I see has dark floors, have you noticed mine?
Almost white, so how will white on white look?   I need help any suggestions out there?
My mother brought up an obvious problem, which is I will be a slave to kitchen cleaning.
But I already do that, hello white floors and don't get me started on the grout.  
My grout secret is vinegar, it makes it look brand new.  
My dream is to one day change the floors, a girl can dream you know.

In the mean time, join me in drooling over these white inspirational kitchens, 
that's if you like white.

I'm loving these kitchens!
Thank you for looking with me, view more here.
What is your favorite color for kitchen cabinets?

Valentine's Day Printables (Free)

I got a little creative this weekend and made these Valentine prints for my own personal use.
I wanted to hang them in my home and figured why not share them with you.  
Download your own for free and use them for your own art purpose.  
Frame them, make cards with them and more.
I hope that you enjoy!

Download grey print here.

Download this blue print here.

Download this dark pink print here.

Download this yellow print here.

Download this pink print here.

Layla Grayce 15% off Valentine's Day Gifts

Sugarboo Designs Art Print Remember When
Do you have the Valentine's Day fever?  Not yet?  Well Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and have you seen what Layla Grayce is offering on her site? 15% off Valentine's Day gifts with promo code 15pink. I checked out some of the items available and now I am sharing them below.
One of the items that caught my eye was the Kendra Scott Valencia Necklace in Pink Agate.  It adds a pop of color to any outfit and wear the same shade of lipstick and you have fabulous.  
Another lovely collection is the Little Luxuries gift set which features three of MOR's indulgent travel-size beauty products.  The set includes a triple-milled shea butter soap and rich hand cream to nourish, hydrate and perfume, the cream is much needed this time of year.  A sheer gloss lip silk completes this decadent trio creating an impressive gift for mom, a friend or yourself.  
The Love You Madly Art proves a simple statement can evoke instant emotion in any room.  I have to say, I love the pillows and art work that are featured.  You must check them out, they are darling.  Don't miss your chance to shop this great sale and save 15% on all your Valentine's Day gifts!  Hope that you enjoy.

(Disclaimer) This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Layla Grayce.  All Opinions are 100% mine.

Pick Your Plum "Typography Heaven"

I am so loving this offer at Pick Your Plum, have you seen these?   
Typography heaven!  Make cute crafts with the wooden spoons and the stamps,
 great for Valentine ideas.  I just had to share this with you. Enjoy!

(Disclaimer) I did not receive any compensation for this post, it is 100% my own opinion written by me.

How to Remove Borders Around your Post Images

How to remove borders around your post images.
  1. Click "Design" on the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Click the "Edit HTML" tab under live blog
Then click at the same time, "Ctrl - F", a search box will pop up on your top right side of the screen.

Find the post image style:

.post img {
  border:1px solid #ddd;

Change the border to 0px:

.post img {
  border:0px solid #ddd;

The padding is space around the image which will remain.

If you have a different code like mine and can't find the code above try the one below.

Look for this post image style:

.post-body img, .post-body .tr-caption-container, .Profile img, .Image img,
.BlogList .item-thumbnail img {
  padding: $(image.border.small.size);

  background: $(image.background.color);
  border: 1px solid $(image.border.color);

  -moz-box-shadow: 1px 1px 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, .1);
  -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 1px 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, .1);
  box-shadow: 1px 1px 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, .1);
Change it to this:

post-body img, .post-body .tr-caption-container, .Profile img, .Image img,
.BlogList .item-thumbnail img {
  padding: $(image.border.small.size);

  background: $(image.background.color);
  border: 0px solid $(image.border.color);

  -moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, .1);
  -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, .1);
  box-shadow: 0px 0px 0px rgba(0, 0, 0, .1);
Click "preview" to make sure the border has been removed, if  your border has been removed and you are pleased, then click "save template" and then close. 

DIY: Wrapping Wall Station (Part 2)

Now that we have completed this project, and you have viewed Part 1
the finished piece, let me show you how we did it.
After researching for some lovely gift wrap station inspirations, I finally decided on a design.
We used several scraps that were found in our garage and purchased a couple
of curtain brackets to complete the project. 
We had extra bead board laying around from our Mudroom Entry Project and extra
pieces of wood from pallet boards, "whoop, whoop for free wood".  You can also find
these wood boards at low prices at your local hardware stores.  My challenge was
finding the wood curtain brackets.  They were sold out at the hardware store,
so I checked Holly Lobby for them and jackpot!
Making the board was fairly easy; Mr. M cut the wood to form a frame, then nailed
the bead board to the back. I filled in some holes with wood putty and then
Mr. M attached the brackets using the screws provided.
Hint:  If you have an old large picture frame laying around,
it will work well in making a lovely gift wrap station for yourself.
DSC_0705DSC_0707I didn't tell you that when I went to the craft store, they only had two bracket
sets available.  After two weeks of waiting, they finally received more in stock
& I was able to get the two brackets that I needed along with some pegs
for my wrapping wall station.  Once the brackets were on, he drilled holes
to fit the pegs in.  They fit perfectly and we didn't need wood glue.
I finished painting the wall-mounted gift-wrapping station
and I am in love with it.
DSC_0829 (1)
Supplies Used for this Project
  • bead board or any flat surface
  • frame or wood panels to make a frame
  • cutting tool/ saw
  • 6 brackets with hardware
  • pegs (used 5)
  • drill to create holes
  • nails or liquid nails
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • wood putty if needed
  • picture frame hardware for hanging
Happy Crafting!

How to Center Gadget Titles on Sidebar

Moving along the blog design changes...

How to Center Gadget Titles on your Sidebar on Blogger

As you may or may not know, I accidentally deleted my blog template.
I thought about buying an already made template, but because I am
the type of person that is always making minor changes, I decided to create it myself.

One of the first things I wanted to do was to center my gadget title.  
  1. Using the new version of blogger, click on "design" on the top right corner of your screen, then click  the orange "customize" button under live blog.  
  2. Click on Advance 
  3. Scroll down to "Add CSS"
  4. Add this code in the white box.
          .sidebar .widget h2 {
           text-align: center;
    5.  After you type it in, click the space bar once, so you may view a preview below it.
    6.  Look over your preview, if your gadget titles are centered, and everything looks right, 
         then click on APPLY TO BLOG.

There you have it, now your gadgets are centered.

To Undo
To undo centering, just go back to CSS and delete the code 
or go to HTML, save template before you do anything!
Click " Ctrl & F"
In the search box that pops up, type .sidebar .widget h2

You will see it highlighted on your HTML template code, just delete the code there
and then save template.

How to Center Gadget Titles on your Sidebar on Blogger using HTML

For this tutorial you will need a little HTML knowledge.  To manually change the gadget title
on your side bar you will have to sign into your blogger account.
1. Click on the blog you wish to make changes to.
2. Click on "template" on the left of your screen.
3. Under the "live blog" click on "Edit HTML"
4. You are now on the "Overview" screen, click on "Ctrl" & "F" keys to open your search box.
5. Type in your search box "sidebar" and enter.
6. Sidebar will be highlighted on your HTML blog code
7. Look for this code:
.main-inner .sidebar .widget h2 {

8. Under that code paste this code:
text-align: center;.sidebar {

9. It should now look like this:
.main-inner .sidebar .widget h2 {
text-align: center;.sidebar {

10. Click the Preview template tab to view your blog and see if the changes have been made.
      If the sidebar title is centered, then click "save template".  Your sidebar title is now centered.


What Have I Done?

This is a brief post only because I am so upset at myself right now.
Have you noticed something different?  I can kick myself for this!
I accidentally deleted my template.  Who does that?  Me!
I worked so hard to get it just right and it is all gone, poof just like that.
I had no intention of changing it, now I am forced to.  Is this a sign?
You guys, I am so...ugh...right now.  I cannot focus!
So here is the thing.  I want to fix this problem,  but I can't today
because it's my son's Birthday, so bear with me with this temporary template.
Ahhh!  I can't look at it!  Oh dear friends I will work on this later.

DIY: Wrapping Wall Station (Part 1)

Hello friends, today I am happy to report that my Wrapping Wall Station
has been completed,  hurrah!  I am loving this station!
I also found this one, and fell in love with it, so I incorporated 
that one with the Pottery Barn model and this 
is how it turned out, what do you think?
This is easy to make friends.
View Tutorials HERE.

New Roof

Hello friends.  Hope that you are having a wonderful day today.  I have taken this 
opportunity to tell you a bit about my roof replacement experience.  We replaced our 
roof back in September, do you remember that?  It was this post with the yummy 
White Hot Chocolate drink.  You must be wondering why I'm even writing about this,
but I've had a few people ask me about it and were wondering
how things were going with the new roof.

Let me just write that I am glad it is over and done with.  The noise, the mess and
the smell, yes people, the smell, was not pleasing at all.  If I may put it bluntly, 
it was awful on the outside, I don't ever want to do it again.  But I have to admit, 
after all was said and done, it was worth it.  We now have a fabulous new roof, 
way better than the original and up to now, have had no problems.  
Hope it stays that way for a long time.  
The reason we had our roof replaced was because we had 
damage from several hail storms and finally had a leak in our bedroom and 
our son's room as well.  So the contractor came and gave us a new roof top, huraay!

If any of you reside in Canada, there is a great roofing company 
there couvreurs montrealand you may visit their website, couvreu(Disclaimer) This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Layla Grayce.  All Opinions are 100% mine.r montreal
to view their services and other information. 

(Disclaimer:The above is a review,
 all views expressed are my honest opinion.)

Waxing Poetic 20% Off

I always see bloggers wearing the cutest jewelry, they
sparkle, shine, and glow and some of the jewelry are from Waxing Poetic. 
Waxing Poetic creates unique and inspiring accessories for women of all ages.
My birthday is in a few days and I'm considering getting the bracelet above.
It's exactly how I would want it.  It bears our initials and what better way to 
show our love for each other. 

Whats even better is that during the month of January, 
Layla Grayce is offering 20% of Waxing Poetic with promo code WP20

The bracelet featured above is the MemoryMark Custom Bracelet

a wonderful gift especially with Valentine's right around the corner.  
You can also add dimension to an outfit with the delicate and lovely Empire chain
Designed with faceted resin and pearl beads, this versatile brass chain looks perfect
with a casual ensemble or dressy evening wear. Check out more of
Waxing Poetic creations like the Write Your Own Way Bracelet to add
sparkle and shine to your wardrobe.

(Disclaimer) This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Layla Grayce.  All Opinions are 100% mine.
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