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Monday Link-Around 4/25

Another Monday, another link post. This week I guess I have been in a real food mood; a lot of these are about cooking, baking, etc. Can never have too many how-to’s or new recipes!

But first, starting with the non-food-y things:

Mexican paper flowers

DIY festive Mexican paper flowers from 100 Layer Cake – I vaguely remember having made these a very long time ago. It seems like they would be fun and easy to make; and I think they would look fantastic tied on a wrapped gift.

CraigEasy from Storage and Glee – I am so going to start using this program that re-sorts Craigslist postings into a more easily scrollable, blog-like form with an emphasis on pictures. When I am browsing CraigsList for furniture, the pictures are what I want to see!

A couple “how to’s” are next:

How to Prepare a Round Cake Pan from the kitchen generation – Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a pan so your cake will turn out perfectly. Will definitely reference this one in the future.

Roasted Beets from The Galley Gourmet – I love beets, but have been terrified of the roasting process. This seems pretty simple, I just need some disposable gloves for getting the skin off.

And a yummy:

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen – I am a carrot cake fiend; never thought about Carrot Cupcakes before! My mouth is watering just thinking about them!


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Monday Link-Around 4/18

It’s been a bit of a quiet week for me, both online and off. So not a ton of links this week.

Custom Table

 Custom Coffee Table from Storage Glee – Really cool custom made tables that show off your favorite coffee table books. So neat!

Recipe for White Bean Soup with Ham and Rosemary from Kalyn’s Kitchen – This recipe absolutely makes my mouth water. It’s pretty funny how much of a soup fiend I am.

latest obsession: photographs by larry yurst from good bones, great pieces – Lovely panoramic street scenes. I love the bright colors.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Annie’s Eats – My favorite kind of muffin!

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Monday Link-Around 4/11

So I’ve been sick all week. I’ve spent most of my time this week sleeping terrifyingly long hours, watching television shows on Netflix instant view, and playing casual online games while installed on the couch. So not a whole lot got done this week. Regardless, here are some things around the internet that were interesting to me this week.



we like it wild: recycled fixture planters from Design*Sponge – Cute, clever, and crafty terraria made from thrift-store find light fixtures.

Stationery – mr. yen from print & pattern – simple graphic paper goods. I want these so badly!

Bandits from Storage Glee – Little elastic/hook band thingies. Hard to explain, but really cool. I hope I can get some of these when they are produced; they seem super handy!

Tzatziki Recipe from two peas and their pod – I Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors so much, and refreshing yogurt sauces are a part of these cuisines. Never thought about making them myself before, though. This would make a fun project along with making my own pita bread.

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Good morning Monday! Starting my week off right with a jaunt through what caught my eye this past week.

Yellow Chairs


yellow bistro chairs from the style files – Quick, cute round up of yellow chairs outdoors. Makes me desperately want a brightly-painted outdoor dining set. I wonder if these cheapies from Ikea would take well to a spray painting?

Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics from poppytalk – Classic books with gorgeously illustrated covers that look like embroidery. Want.

Baker Kavanagh Architects from desire to inspire – Gorgeous modern interiors that incorporate gorgeous woods. The staircases are completely drool-worthy.

I guess I’m on a huge DIY kick – here are three cute and fairly simple projects:

DIY: Patchwork Picnic Blanket from Centsational Girl – Perfect for spreading out for a (well sun-screened) afternoon nap or for a fabulous picnic meal.

A bowl full of rosettes (tutorial) from kiki creates – I love these cute little flowers. I think they would make fabulous brooches!

DIY: Colorful Dessert Stands from Centsational Girl (again) – Made from garage sale or dollar store finds, these brightly colored stands are totally up my alley.

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Another Monday morning,  a start to a new week, time do a quick reflection of the week past before jumping headfirst into the week ahead.

Blue Trees from Poppytalk

The Blue Trees from Poppytalk – An art installation for the Vancouver Biennale. So lovely.

Devil’s Food Cake from The Pastry Affair – This cake looks so yummy, I can’t wait for an excuse to make a cake! Also, since baking a layer cake is on my 25 Before 25 list, I think I need to get on this one ASAP!

Striped Coffee Table and Drawer Console from design*sponge – I could take or leave the coffee table, but the console absolutely makes my heart sing. I have been on a several-year quest for a buffet for the dining room, and have been having a bear of a time finding something stylish and affordable. This Ikea hack look great! Unfortunately it appears the drawer units are near impossible to find, and may even be discontinued. Still, the idea is a great one, and it may be implemented with similar products from other stores. Want!

Cheap Plastic Wardrobe Turned Spray Painting Tent from Apartment Therapy – Living in an apartment with minimal outdoor space, I had figured that any spray painting project would be too risky on our tiny balcony. This solution, at least for small items makes a ton of sense and gives me a bit of motivation to maybe try this whole spray painting thing.

Making Paper Orchids: The How To from in words and pictures – Gorgeous cut and glued paper orchids. I can imagine them in white or in naturalistic colors, perhaps framed in small individual shadow boxes, mounted in a series. I have got to try this one!

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Weekly round-up of goodies that have caught my eye on the internet!

Yellow Patterned Stairs

Fabulous stairs from thehousehome – I’m not sure if these stairs were decoupaged, stenciled, or hand-painted, but I love them!

grey inspiration from the style files – Something about soft dove gray appeals to me very much. The tones here are gorgeous, but my personal preference is for more pops of color to contrast.

Swedish Cinnamon Butterhorns (Kanelbullar) from The Cilantropist – These crescent-shaped cinnamon rolls look positively scrumptious! My mouth waters just looking at them.

The U.S. Map Pillow Tutorial from kiki creates – I think I am going to have to make a series of these for our house, since we have lived so many places. I am picturing a grouping of maybe 5 on our couch in different bright color-ways. Maybe I could use cotton instead of felt, and use some fun and funky patterns!

Recycling Glass Insulators into Pendant Light from *Remodelaholic* – This project uses power tools that I don’t foresee owning in the near future, but the idea is certainly lovely.

before & after: katie’s bright and modern nursery from design*sponge – The nursery is lovely, but I am completely obsessing over the multi-colored, multi-sized alphabet on the wall. I don’t think this design is nursery-specific, and I really want an alphabet wall!

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This is a quick roundup of interesting articles and posts that caught my eye this past week.

Tulip Fields

Tulip Fields from junkgarden – Aren’t they just gorgeous and inspiring?

Weeknight Bolognese from Annie’s Eats – This meal really does sound easy, and I love that it is a Bolognese sauce that doesn’t use Italian sausage since I’m really not a fan.

50s Wallpaper by Sanderson from Design*Sponge – As I am quite enthusiastic about 50’s design, I find this exuberant wallpaper quite lovely. I certainly can’t imagine entire rooms done up in these papers, but as an accent wall they would be fun!

African Violets from good bones, great pieces – I love this cute little setup of violets. I regret that I have a terribly black thumb because this is adorable.

Collecting: Class Pictures from poppytalk – I like this display of vintage and antique class photos very much. I think the fact that they are all similar scale and black and white make the collection seem unified in a way color pictures would not.

Backyard Scrabble from junkgarden – Giant backyard Scrabble board? Yes please!

Needle-felted Venus Fly Trap from in words and pictures – I’ve long been fascinated by carnivorous plants, but my previously reference black thumb prevents me from enjoying them. This project is a nice facsimile of the real thing, and completely un-kill-able.

Tips for Sewing Your Own Duvet Cover from Apartment Therapy DC – Handy little guide to making duvets. I will not give up my down comforter, so many cute comforters are off the table for me. Using sheets to make a personalized cover is a great solution to limited duvet cover selections.

A triceratops!! from going home to roost – Neat neon dino-shaped planters. I think Joe would love this.

Friday’s Quick Pick: Framed Pucci Scarf from good bones, great pieces- A great idea for framing a scarf as artwork. Since I enjoy the look of scarves, but am not a scarf-wearer at all, this is a lovely solution.

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