Friday, 10 October 2014

Friday Finds . . .

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A few of the wow moments, or things I discover each week that tickle my fancy.  I hope that they may inspire or tickle yours too!   

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 Is it too early to think about making Christmas Decorations/crafts?  I don't think so!  Found on Design Dazzle a complete tutorial on how to make these adorable snowmen.  By Monica of The White Bench.

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Glass Jar Snowmen.  This is just the lid for one jar.  A D O R A B L E !!  There is a video tutorial on Joggles.  So cute!

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No instructions or source, but it looks like they have used mini bundt tins to freeze water in to use as votive holders.   Wouldn't this be a beautiful way to line the pathway into your home for a special party during the holidays?   Lovely.

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How to make a teacup candle.   I have one of those a good friend gave me.  I love it.  This is totally sweet and they look really easy to make.  Found on Homemade Crap.   Novel name. Obviously the author has a unique sense of humor.

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Again no source, but I really love these pillows.  I am crazy about white pillow slips anyways, and the addition of lace and ties is really beautiful here.   I love, LOVE them!  Don't you?

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These are probably more within the realm of my expertise however.   From At Home On The Bay, a delightful complete tutorial on how to do your own lace trimmed pillow slips.  I love the bright colours!

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DIY Spray Painted Lace Lamp Shade! Paint the lamp shade- yellow first, then wrap the lace around and spray it blue/gray. Remove the lace..and this is what you get! beautiful.  I love it.  Found on Stay At Home Artist.

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DIY Collar Necklace Ideas.   There is a complete tutorial on Style Hive.   I think it's very pretty and what a unique idea!

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Oh how I wish I had nice ankles and slender feet, because I just adore this idea for shoes.   Found on Stars for Streetlights.   That is  one pretty saavy lady.   She does all sorts.  These button shoes though . . .  I adore buttons and these are just so sweet!

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Sigh  . . .  just throwing these in for your viewing pleasure.   Can you imagine these in red?   Double sigh . . . I love the stockings too.

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Speaking of red . . .  sigh, from Lauren Conrad.   I think you can buy them here.  Of course they are way out of our budgets, but a gal can dream.    While I am at it I will dream about having calves trim enough to wear a pair of these as well.

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These leg warmers/button up socks from Three Bird Nest are so sweet.   It's getting to that time of year when every little bit of layering helps.  I have had to put the heaters on in the bathroom and Ariana's bedroom, as she just finds it too cold.   I suppose there is a shockingly big difference between here and the South of Spain.

And that's my finds for this week.  Sorry I went off on a bit of a tangent with the footwear/leg things.   But they were just so  adorable and I had to share!

  A thought to carry with you through today . . .

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others 
cannot keep it from themselves." ¸.✻´´¯`✻.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ..
~J M Barrie

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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . .  Herb and Garlic Baked Cod.  This is quite simply delicious!

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Have a wonderful Friday!!


  1. Enjoy your day Marie. Time to leave. Have fun.

  2. Hi, Marie! LOTS of LOVELIES here today! I love everything... LOL! But then, we do share similar tastes--greats minds, you know. ;o) Those festive snowmen at the top are so sweet! Your baked cod looks soooo good! I could do with a new cod recipe. I like white fish, but they do need some jazzing up sometimes. Wishing you all there a WONDERFUL weekend ahead ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  3. It's not to early to start on Christmas at all. I've been busy in Santa's workshop here. It is the season to start thinking about boots and leg warmers for sure. We'll be needing them in the coming days. Hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

  4. Monica is so very talented.. like you..
    Cute cute snowmen.
    I am a boot girl.
    I do favor these cute red ones..think I pinned similar once:)Have a great day..!

  5. I hope you have had a good day Suzan!, xxoo

    Tracy, you are so right. Great minds and similar tastes. Like is attracted to like! Love it when you. Is it! Lots of love and hugs to you, TJ and Charlie too! Xxoo

    We've finally relented and put the heat on now Pam. Hated to have to do it but must needs be and all that! Xxoo

    Aww thanks Monique! I love boots too! No surprise there! Xxoo

  6. You knock yourself too much should see all the happiness you bring me and your friends that follow your blog~

  7. I just love everything you posted!
    The very first snowmen are just so adorable. I love Cod. It's nice and mild. Will check out the recipe right now.
    Love and hugs! xoxo

  8. Aww thanks Unknown! You made my day! xxoo

    Glad you love everything too Valerie, somehow I know you would! xxoo


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