Thursday, February 28, 2013

DIY Headboard {Ethan Allen Inspired}- Part 1

I am excited to show you guys my Ethan Allen inspired DIY headboard with tutorial! Sorry for being so absent this week, we have had some sickness going around but I still wanted to hop online and share this project I finished last week that I have been so excited about. I ran into a few issues so I am hoping my experience and tips might help you if your thinking of tackling a fabric headboard.
(I may have to break this post up into a couple posts because I have lots of pics and info to share and it will probably be an overload!) I found a headboard I loved at Ethan Allen, but I didn't have the budget for an $800 plus headboard so I decided to make my own. I went to the fabric store and searched for fabric. I knew I wanted it white...but I was nervous about stains! I found a perfect faux leather made of white vinyl (which can be wiped and cleaned)  and knew that it would be perfect.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crafty Tuesday {2/25/13}

Hey Everyone, time to party! Come on over and link up at Crafty Tuesday.
 Please link the Crafty Tuesday button on your site, or a text link is great if you would rather do that. :) Also, try and visit at least 2 other links and leave comments to share the love!

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Monday, February 25, 2013


So sorry for the double post, I accidentally published before I even typed the post. I'm a winner. :)
I wanted to share a recipe with you today. I have been craving crepes like crazy and so last week I decided to make some. They are easy and delicious. I made these for an after school snack for my son and they were an immediate hit! Here is the recipe...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Featuring YOU! {Link Party Highlights}

 There were so many fabulous projects linked up this week. I just want to send a big thank you out to all of you who linked up! I hope you'll join me again this week for another Crafty Tuesday. :) I have been pinning your projects all week. 
Now for some party highlights:
Love this boy bathroom makeover at Being Home.
 I adore this China Cabinet with a touch of Chevron at Restoration Beauty.
 Fun photo backdrop ideas from Cleverly Inspired.
 Love how Bearcub Creations made this St. Patrick's Day wreath.
 Check out this iphone case and fabric lined magazine holder from Emmie Loves?
House Made Home shares how they added DIY molding to their windows. Love the look!
 Serendipity Refined made a beautiful DIY chalkboard wall Calendar.
 This personalized alphabet book from Next Step is such a great gift idea.
Remember the Good Times made some awesome shutters...I'm a bit partial to these. I love seeing projects inspired from my blog:)
 Love this Shamrock Canvas Art from Craft A Spell.
If you've been featured go ahead and grab a button for your blog!

I can't wait to see what ya'll are working on this week!
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Friday, February 22, 2013

What I'm Lovin' 2/22/13

 Hello Everyone! Hope you all had a great week, if this is your first time here each Friday I do a lifestyle post about 'What I'm lovin'. If you guys want to join me, feel free to leave your link in comments of what you're currently loving. I am always up for recommendations!

Also, the kitchen aid winner has been chosen, congrats to Entry #26824 Tracy D. 

Now here's what I'm lovin' this week:
1.BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband- (FYI this is not sponsored I bought this on my own!) Okay, so do you watch biggest loser? Have you seen the little gadgets they wear on their arms? Well, earlier this year my sister bought one, then my mom bought one, and weeks later after hearing them talk about them I knew I had to get one. 
It claims a 90% accuracy and so far it seems to be doing a great job. What does it do? It tells me how many calories I burn, how my activity levels are, how I'm sleeping at night, etc. I enter in my caloric intake via myfitnesspal and there is an app that syncs with my body media so I can get real-time stats. (you do pay a small subscription fee each month so just be aware of that!)
I have had a few bugs to work out with the app, but so far all have been resolved and I really like this. I think for me this has been really helpful so I can see calories in vs. calories out. And it really is amusing to see how it tracks my sleeping and when I wake in the night. I know that I wake a lot at night, its been funny to see my stat report and go "yep, I remember being awake then". 
Overall, I have just really been enjoying this and I hope it will help me with my fitness goals. I bought mine on Amazon because it was cheaper and I got free shipping. I also got 1 month free subscription. So far I have had it a month and I'm lovin' it.

2. Strawberries- These have been an easy go to snack, they are healthy and so yummy. 
 I have gotten some really yummy ones lately and have even incorporated them into my cooking. I put them in my crepes this week and it was a hit! I'll be sharing that recipe soon. Do you guys have any fun or healthy strawberry recipes to share?
3. Jordana Lipliner Pencil Tawny- I came across this lipliner at walgreens and after trying it have really loved it. For one, the color on my lips is pretty natural and goes with almost all my lipsticks and glosses. Also, it is super cheap, under $2 at my walgreens. You can't go wrong with that. If you're looking for a new lipliner...check it out. I also got a Jordana lipgloss in grapefruit that I am enjoying as well.

4. Crafty Tuesday Link Party- I was nervous to host this party, I thought it would be a great way to interact with you all and see what you've been up to, but to be honest I was afraid no one would link up! Yep, I felt like a junior high kid. :) But you all came and linked up and I love seeing what you've been up to. You guys are so talented and just want to thank you again for linking up. I will be doing a feature highlight post this weekend and if you haven't linked up go here because the party is still open! Also, I have been working on 'big' project for my master bedroom this week I can't wait to share!

I would love to know "what you're loving", so if you want to share leave a comment!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Round-up

A big thank you to everyone who linked up to my first link party! I plan to do a highlight post this weekend featuring you, so thanks again for sharing! Go here to check out some fun links that were shared.

St. Patrick's Day will be here before you know it so I thought it would be fun to do a St. Patty's round-up of some of my past projects. Just click on the  titles and they will take you to the posts.
How about this tutorial on how to make these fun Rainbow cupcakes!
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I'm join these fabulous link parties each week: Flamingo Toes,  I heart naptimeUnder the table and dreamingNot your ordinary RecipesNot just a housewifeThe Project QueenCreating my way to successCraft CoutureFunky Polkadot Giraffe, Sumos Sweet Stuff, The Kurtz Corner Krafty KatPolly want a CrafterBlue Cricket DesignSouthern LovelyGinger Snap Crafts,  Women who do it allEisy Morgan, Laugh, Love, Craft,  Clean and Scentsible,  House of HepworthsSomewhat SimpleThe Shabby Creek CottageThe Shabby NestThe Speckled DogTatortots & JelloSimply DesigningChic on a ShoestringJust a Girl ,Someday Crafts, Reasons to skip the housework,  The Idea Room ,Between U and Me,   Home Saavy
Pocket full of pink,  For the love of cupcakes, Positively Splendid,  Raising 4 Princesses , One Stop Shoppe,Oopsey Daisy
 Its OverflowingThe D.I.Y. Dreamer ,Serendipity & SpiceRae Gun Ramblings, ,Crafty blog stalker CSI Project,
36th AvenueReal housewives of Riverton ,The rustic pig    Clever Chicks Blog Hop,  ,Osie Moats, Sassy Little Lady
,Neverending Decorating , Bloom Designs

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Crafty Tuesday Link Party 2/19/13

Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my very first link party. I am excited...and nervous. :) I am hoping that it all runs smoothly since I am new to this (it took me like 2 hours to create a blog button for this, I am a technology loser. lol). 

Also, I am posting over at I Heart Naptime today sharing this jewelry organizer with full don't want to miss it so head on over there to check it out.

Now let's Party! 

Please link the Crafty Tuesday button on your site, or a text link is great if you would rather do that. :) Also, try and visit at least 2 other links and leave comments to share the love!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Coming up this week...

 Hey Everyone! I have some exciting news, I have debated hosting a link party here on Blooming Homestead and I finally decided I am just going to do it! I hope that you will all join me on Tuesday to link up your projects, recipes, crafts and more at the first Crafty Tuesday Link Party. This will be a great way for me to see what my readers have been up to and visit your blogs! See ya Tuesday!