Do you ever take a look through your draft folder, and realize that you have so many hidden & unpublished blog posts that you never finished? Yeah well I just did hah! And this was one of them! I can’t believe I actually started this one towards the end of last November! Yikes!! So I’ve started to sort through them, and will slowly be putting them up in between recent posts. A new twist on throw back thursday, huh? ;)
My craft space is a little different since these photos were taken since so much time has passed. I’ve moved a few items into my room, (ones that it was never my intention to keep in this space to begin with and new things have appeared.) so I may do an updated version in a few month. The room used to be my sister’s bedroom before she moved out, so since it doesn’t have any furniture in it really it’s become the perfect craft space and photography studio for my mom’s pet photography. She picked this colour when it was still her bedroom and its been it since day one and I still absolutely love it to this day!
Anyways, I just thought I’d share my little creative space with you guys. I always love seeing other blogger’s post their creative areas. It’s weird how sometimes seeing someone else’s craft space can inspire you to get crafting. Or is that just me hah!
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At the end of last summer, we had a flower crown DIY garden party. It was the perfect way to end summer and start the transition into fall and has become a tradition for us. For this year’s theme we decided we wanted a theme that involve costumes for those who wanted to dress up and went with none other than the 20s! We picked this theme solely due to the costumes and visuals in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby film of this summer. (We just needed to be flappers for a night, alright?!) We had a photo booth, blackberry lemonade sangria, so much delicious food, made flapper headbands and of course was in the best company! Basically, it was awesome. I’m truly blessed to be able to work with the most amazing people and call them my friends. I think this is easily the most photos I’ve ever posted in one post. (Sorry not sorry.)
(Also if you’re wondering where that amazing diamond pinata is from it’s Prospect Goods!)
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Paint: Flapper’s Fringe c/o Para Paints
Shower curtain: Pottery Barn via eBay
Shower curtain rings: target
Shelves: Homesense, repainted
Mirror: Antique, repainted
Mason jars: vintage
Misc decor: Target, Chapters, Antique Stores
I know, this post is really image heavy (sorry not sorry). But I love my new bathroom. It’s been fully decorated for maybe about a month or two now (I know, bad blogger here) and it just makes me so happy every day. I’m thrilled with how it turned out and am so glad I waited until I had every little detail bought and planned out before I actually put it all together. I’m doing the same for my room, it just made it so much nicer to be able to paint it and set everything up then have it completely done.
I’m pretty proud of the outcome, especially the mirror. I found it at an antique store in Toronto about a year ago and got a wicked deal on it because it had a tiny chip in the corner. It originally had a solid gold finish but I chose to paint over it and distress it.
I feel like the colour is such an unusual colour choice for me too but I’m so happy I went with something different. I’m a smitten kitten with my bathroom hah! Oh, and lets just take moment to appreciate my tea light night light. Best. Find. Ever. Okay I’m done swooning over my bathroom now.
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One of my favourite things about summer is watermelon. Seriously, I love it. But have you ever noticed that no matter how small of a melon you get there’s always too much to eat?! Watermelon salad has always been one of my favourites but all the leftover watermelon in my fridge had me searching the interent for some yummy recipes to use up the rest of it so I thought I’d share some of my favourite finds a long with my fav summer salad!
1. Watermelon Agua Fresca - refreshing for a hot summer’s day
2. Strawberry Watermelon Yogurt Ice Pops - I love this one because since it’s frozen, it’ll last a while!
3. Watermelon & Froyo Cupcakes – This one is brilliant for a healthier desert.
4. Watermelon Salsa – Great on hotdogs, tacos, as a dip you name it
5. Watermelon Sangria – What would this list be without a boozy option?! Just make this and add your fav bottle of wine to it!
Watermelon Feta & Berry Salad
♥ Watermelon, cubed
♥ Feta cheese
♥ Avocado slices
♥ Mint leaves
What do you do with all your watermelon?! If you have a great recipe feel free to share it in the comments! :)
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I needed to make a lot of cupcakes for work (two batches!) so I cheated a bit and used two Betty Crocker’s gluten free cake mix for these puppies and altered it. They still turned out really tasty. I wanted to do a summer-y flavour so I decided on vanilla and chocolate pink lemonade cupcakes!
♥ Betty Crocker’s golden gluten free cake mix, prepared to instructions but use lemonade instead of water, then add 1 extra egg and 1 tsp maraschino cherry juice
♥ For the chocolate batch, add an additional tbsp of sugar and 4 tbsp cocoa powder
♥ 1.5 cup vegetable shortening
♥ 6 cups icing sugar
♥ 3 tsp pink lemonade concentrate
♥ 1 tbsp juice from a jar of maraschino cherries
♥ 1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend the icing using an electric or hand held mixer. If you want, you can garnish them with a cherry & straw. I was going to do tiny umbrellas too but didn’t have any so I used these little flags I got from Michael’s a while ago that were on sale.
Although it was a bit time consuming because I made two batches, this recipe is actually pretty easy. I really really loved these cupcakes (I might of had 6 in one day), and so did everyone at work so that’s a plus too!! :)
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