Tuesday Time Out Linky Party

It's my last week to co-host the Tuesday Time Out Linky Party from Reasons to Skip the Housework- it's been fun!
Here are my favorites from last week:

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies from Stella B's Kitchen

Kale Chips from Hippie Dog Company

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes from Shugary Sweets

Now be sure to link up all of your greatest stuff! I wanna see what everyone has been up to...

Reasons To Skip The Housework

Reasons To Skip The Housework


Fabric-Covered Frames

Today I'm going to share with you a craft with endless possibilities- beautiful fabric-covered picture frames. A great solution for your thrifty finds and those remnant fabrics, you can take any drab frame and customize it to match your decor or the theme of your photo. A custom frame also makes a great gift! This one was for my mother for Mother's Day.

This project started with this frame that just wasn't my style. I wanted to refinish it somehow to blend with mom's decor- paint wasn't an option on the frame's mosaic surface but fabric choices were endless.  I found a beautiful pewter fabric and some coordinating accents and got to work.

Unfortunately, you couldn't disassemble this particular frame so I used painter's tape to protect the glass before spraying the front of the frame with spray adhesive. The spray adhesive worked perfectly for this project- it didn't discolor the fabric or show any lumps or bumps below.
I used an exacto knife to cut out the fabric covering the glass, making sure the edges were adhered well,  and used fabric glue to glue the fabric to the back of the frame.
Depending on the look you want, you could be done at this step! If you have some fabrics you want to showcase, they would look great unadorned and perhaps grouped together on a table. Or you could use some fabric glue to add accents of a coordinating fabric. 

You can decorate your frame with anything your glue will stick to! Have some mementos from your latest vacation? Showcase them on your frame with a photo from the trip. Use your collection of old keys, buttons or broaches- anything! I decided to decorate mine with these pretty fabric flowers I had made and some ribbon- you can read how to make the flowers here

I have a ton of nicked up frames I'm looking forward to refinishing- I'm thinking a groups of burlap-covered frames would look great! 


Tuesday Timeout Linky Party!

It's time for another edition of Tuesday Time Out Linky Party- and I'm co-hosting! Hope everyone had a chance to check out the awesome links from last week- there's some great stuff out there!
Here are some of my favorites:

Poblano Pesto from Amy's Cooking Adventures

Amazing Vintage Picnic Baskets with image transfers from Shabby Love

Be sure to give your host- Reasons to Skip the Housework- some love for throwing this party! Now, go link up your greatest posts!

Reasons To Skip The Housework

Reasons To Skip The Housework


The Last Giveaway!

It's the last day of Blogapalloosa! Stop by Atir Inspired Decor to take a peek at her giveaway goodies! They include this great wallet along with other treasures.

And don't forget to visit past day's giveaways- many are open for a week. You can find them by selecting the giveaway category on the left side of the page.


Blogapallossa Giveaway- $20 to UUPP Prints!

I am so excited to be doing my first giveaway as part of Blogapalloossa hosted by Randee's Organized Chaos! I'm sure you have been following along for the past couple of weeks, now it's my turn to share something with you.

Last month, I received this gorgeous print in the mail from a dear friend displaying my favorite Julia Child quote. Sneaky girl had it custom made for me from a great Etsy shop she found- UUPP. (Click here to visit the shop)

I checked the shop out and found so many amazing prints and cards. Her work is fresh and inspiring! Whether you're looking for an uplifting phrase or something endearing for your sweetheart, she's got it. There were even categories dedicated to Jane Austen, Julia Child and Food quotes! 

So now for the good stuff! The winner of this giveaway will win a $20 gift certificate to UUPP! That's enough for an 8x10 print! Or use it towards a custom piece displaying your favorite text!

Here are some of my favorites:

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win! The more love you give, the more entries you can get! You have a week to enter- have at it!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway

Meet today's giveaway hostess- she's got something you want!

Howdy!  I'm Jennifer from Don't Mess With My Tutus! - a sassy little place I used to use to sell custom-made children's clothing but now I keep to share my recipes, redos and realities of life!  Since becoming a full-time SAHM, I have been having fun 'junkin' in jammies' most Fridays and recently took the plunge with Resuscitation Annie - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that is!  Now this fabulous paint that requires NO PREP WORK when refinishing furniture (HUGE bonus!!) was sold to me by fellow re-decorator AND courageous momtrepeneur Rhonda McCleskey from Restored ~ Home who has graciously offered us today's prize!!

3 samples of Annie Sloan Chalk paint and an ASCP color chart, 2 chip brushes and 1 bar of handmade "Painter's Friend' Soap!!

Rhonda has such a generous spirit and I am excited to let you know that in addition to this giveaway, 'local' gals can also enter to win An Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Techniques Class at Rhonda's new store in Alvin, TX - a $165 value!!

I'm sooo excited to introduce you to Rhonda and tell you about the Grand Opening of her new store Restored ~ Home, so head on over to my blog to read all about it AND register to win!

Good Luck!


Giveaway Day Eleven!

Today's giveaway is from Claiming Our Space

Claiming Our Space is giving away a set of 4 hand stamped tumbled travertine tiles, a set of 4 slate fridge magnets with a Celtic design and a set of 4 porcelain tile magnets stamped with green dragonflies.

I hope you will head on over to Claiming Our Space to enter!

To see the other giveaways, click here.

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Pick Your Plum: Giveaway Day Ten

Today's giveaway is from Connie @ Measured by the Heart:

Hi guys, I am excited to host a giveaway of $50 worth of the best crafting, baking, home decor and fashion items. This giveaway comes to you from Pick your Plum.
Pick your plum is a daily deals site that scours the globe to bring you the best deals on high quality items. Because their deals are so HUGE, they can only offer 1 per day. They also come in limited quantities. Once they are gone they are gone. Some of their past deals include:

Pick your plum has been nice enough to giveaway a swag box with $50 of the best crafting, baking, home decor and fashion items!!
To enter, visit  Measured by the Heart.
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Tuesday Timeout Linky Party

I'm back with another edition of Tuesday Time Out Linky Party- I'll be co-hosting every week this month with Reasons to Skip the Housework!
I hope all of you mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day and that you feel so loved! 

I loved seeing what everyone was up to last week and wanted to share some of my favorites with you. If you were featured, be sure to grab my button!

Turtles and Tails uses freezer paper to transfer images to fabric. What a great and EASY trick! 

Freezer Paper Image Transfer

Nancy from Prudent Living shows you how to make your own mozzarella. And it only requires 4 ingredients- fabulous!

Bliss Images and Beyond shows you how to transfer photos to wood for a great addition to your decor or a heartfelt gift. 

On to the party- show me all the fabulous things you've been making! And please, be a doll and follow me and your host. We would much appreciate it! 


Reasons To Skip The Housework

Reasons To Skip The Housework


Blogapalloosa Day 9 Giveaway

The giveaways are still going strong!  We continue Blogapalloosa, hosted by Randee's Organized Chaos, with Modern Yet Old-Fashioned giving away one of her favorite products...

The winner will receive a Sport Mixer Blender Bottle, her favorite Nogii Paleo Bar and 3 Clif Kids Organic Z bars.  Courtesy of Life Fuel Supplements.

Visit Modern Yet Old-Fashioned to enter to win!