Friday, May 31, 2013
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This post brought to you by Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine.
Living in Colorado, we long for the opportunity to sink our feet in the ocean sand and feel the salt water on our faces. Aruba is on our bucket list for a family vacation! My parents have been there twice and it is still one of their favorite islands. What's great about Aruba is that no matter your passions or personality, there is something for everyone. Whether you're a foodie, outdoor enthusiast, beach bum, golfer-Aruba has you covered! For me, I think I'd love to try horseback riding on the white beaches or just float on the calm waters... or what about one of those outdoor massages?! Best of all, Aruba is ideal for families. With 7 year-old twin girls, we are kept busy and running around! Aruba is a great place to de-tech and re-connect with the family. I love this video of the Everlys family, who have been there 14 times together as a family!
And because we're always talking about home entertaining here on Home Confetti, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention all the amazing inspiration Aruba offers. Once you've been there, you can easily bring a little Aruba home with you. The culinary scene in Aruba is full of flavor and diversity. Classic delicacies such as foie gras and chateaubriand along with fresh Caribbean Catch such as mahi-mahi rival the most cosmopolitan cities. The style is casual, yet elegant. The turquoise waters, limestone coves and green trails create the perfect color palette. Here is an inspiration board that can help you create the right mood and setting at home.
- Instead of fabric circles, I used felt. I thought it would help keep the costs down using felt.
- Since my playmat is bigger, I used 5 colors instead of 4.
- Instead of adhering the circles to the canvas with fusible interfacing, I simply hot glued the circles onto the canvas. (This actually took more time than expected. I did two rows at a time.)
- To make the circles look more Lalaloopsy-ish, I made a few look like buttons.
Finally the spin board. The ladies at Paging Supermom actually provide a FREE printable for the spinboard. If you use fabric swatches for your circles then definitely follow their instructions. But since I used felt circles, I just cut out mini circles and pasted them onto the board. My circles look a little off since I used 5 circles--the template is made for 4. Then I pasted the spinner printable onto foam board to give it some durability. I attached the spinner a little differently than their instructions. I just cut out the provided spinner a little wider and punched a hole in it. I poked a hole through the spin board and foam board. Then with a brad (round head fastener) I inserted the spinner. Make sure to leave it a little loose so the spinner can freely spin around. Then using a glue dot I adorned the brad fastener with a button.
Inspiration Gallery Link #38
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I fell in love with the dynamic design duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz when I saw their show on HGTV. Their ability to create a funky, totally unique space with a down-to-earth demeanor is so inspiring to me! Their designs are playful and always unpredictable. That's why I am super excited to see what they've come up with for their CB2 and Novogratz Collection at Crate and Barrel.
Luckily, we won't have to wait too long. The collection debuts May 2nd, and was inspired by their vacation home in Brazil. Sounds perfect for the upcoming warm weather. Best of all, CB2 has made getting the Novogratz look afforable. I have been loving the neon trend, and they've incorporated neon into their collection. Doesn't their Rouge Coffee Table just give the outdoor patio a great pop of color?! And how comfy does that Figueira Swing Chair look? I bet you'll feel like you're on vacation sitting in that!
Enter to Win the CB2 and Novogratz Brazil Getaway! Enter at cb2.com/sweeps starting May 2nd!Wouldn't you love to see first-hand what the Novogratz home in Brazil looks like?! Enter to win the CB2 and Novogratz Brasil Sweepstakes. You and three friends could win a one-week stay at their vacation home in beautiful Trancoso, Brazil! Soak up their design aesthetic as well as the sun!
10 other lucky winners will receive a CB2 giftcard with $100 along with a personally signed copy of the book "Home by Novogratz."
You can enter starting May 2, 2013 through June 3, 2013. Good luck!
To keep up with all the newest CB2 collections, visit CB2 on Facebook, Pinterest or @CB2Tweets on Twitter.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Funny how I can forget about something so lovely, until a blogger like Damask Love reminds me of it. Case in point: beaded glass. I love how it looks but I don't see it very often. I could scour a second-hand shop and hope to get lucky, or maybe mom still has some in her china cabinet. But, lucky for me/us, Damask Love shows how we can make our own using dots of Crystal Clear Glass Paint. Check out the tutorial here.
Have a lovely long weekend!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
We got our invitations to the girls' Lalaloopsy party in the mail yesterday. Yea! I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. Not bad for someone who is not a graphic designer, eh?? And after all that work, I am very happy to offer them to you as a FREE PRINTABLE! I'm providing them in two different ways. The first way–you print out the invitation on white cardstock, then fill in the information by hand. Here's the preview.
Tinkled Pink #147
I'm Crafty Party #47
Inspiration Gallery Link Party #38
Friday, May 17, 2013
My daughter Renee has allergies and asthma, so we rely on the school nurse a great deal to help her during the day. For instance, Renee needs to take her inhaler before P.E. class. So, I wanted to make sure to give the nurse and health tech a little something extra as a thank you for all their help during the school year. We put together this little "Summer First Aid" kit for each of them. I was originally going to put everything in a First Aid box, but when I saw that adorable tote in Targets Red Spot bin ($1.50!) I thought the ladies would get more use out of that instead. We're packing the tote with a few useful goodies for the summer, like an insulated cup, snack, lip balm and sunscreen. Renee can't wait to give it to them!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Different sized poms give this banner such a great texture and adds a lot of fun over the standard letter banners you buy in stores. These pom pom banners can be bought here on etsy. But if you wanna try your DIY hand at making one, you can probably hot glue the poms to cardboard letters. Then attach the letters to a string. Great for a rainbow party or fiesta!