Friday, 3 June 2016

My Friday Finds . . .

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A few of the things I find each week that spark my interest, intellect and curiosity. I hope that they do the same thing for you. Its hard to believe that this is my last Friday Finds post for May. This month (year!) has just flown by!


Remember when you used to be able to buy a box of assorted cards?   I haven't seen one of those in ages.  However you can make your own box of assorted cards.  A complete tutorial from Klompen Stampers.   I might do this.  What a great gift it would make for someone!


From Philo's Kitchen, Traditional Almond Cookies.   I am going to give these a go.   They look really buttery and delicious.

From Casetify.  These phone cases are absolutely gorgeous.  I don't have one of these phones and wouldn't know how to use one, but that doesn't stop me from loving these cases.  Actually half the time I am asking Todd to call my phone so I can find it.  lol   I am so not up with the times!  These are really pretty though don't you think?


DIY Herb Gardens for every space.  From the people at BHG


Personalized Coasters for Father's Day.  From Tried and True


Recycled Wine Bottle Wind Chimes.   I am going to have to raid the neighbors garbage.   From Indulgy.   No instructions, just inspiration.  But how hard could it be?


Enchanted Rose Studio.  I already have most of the beads.  This is soooo pretty.


Crazy Quilt Hearts.  These are so very pretty.  Plenty of inspiration on Box of Trix


Who doesn't need this kind of help.   I know we sure do.  It's hand to mouth all the time.  From The Busy Budgeter.


Make your own Earwig Traps.   From Hometalk.  Ewwww.....hate earwigs. 


Bleeding Tissue Art Tray.  From  Garden Matter.  A complete tutorial. This is so pretty.


Bubble Paint Hydrangeas.  From A Piece of Rainbow.  I may try this technique.  Simple and fun!

 I just can't resist showing you one more.  This is so neat and so pretty.


From a Fanciful Twist.  Painted Pinecones.  They look like Zinnias!

And that's it for this week. I hope that you found something here that interested you!

I was asked this week to do a baby picture for someone who just had a new nephew born.

 I have cropped of the details for privacy, but at the bottom was the baby's name, birthdate etc.  I was really quite happy with how it turned out, and so were they.  Whew!  Always a risk when you do something like this.  They are Irish so wanted something Irish in it.  That's an Irish Blessing and of course I put a little shamrock on his onesie.

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

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Children, marriages and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
 ~H Jackson Brown Jr.
~•~♥♥♥~•.~•~♥♥♥~• ~

 Spiritual Enlightenment

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In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie.

Hope your Friday is a great one!  We are off to do a service this morning and sit with an elderly shut in.  Wherever you go and whatever you get up to, don't forget!

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 And I do too!!



  1. Thanks Shortybear! Have a great Friday! xo

  2. What a great picture to welcome a new baby. Hope your Friday is a fantastic one !

  3. I Pinned the cookies..:)

    I used to like those boxes of cards too..but then I fell in love w/ cards and like too many from different venues and even love making them..

    but the vintage idea of thses appeals to my age;)

    Cute cute baby!

  4. Thanks Pam! I had a lot of fun doing it and the family is over the moon about it! Have a great weekend! xoxo

    You could have the fun of making a whole box of handmade cards as a gift for someone here Monique! I really like that idea! Thanks about the baby pic! Have a fab weekend! xoxo

  5. Hi Marie!

    I always look forward to your, Friday Finds, you always find the most adorable ideas! I really love Peonies, always have. Last week-end, at the cemetery, I saw one grave that had Peonies planted on either side of the headstone, it was just gorgeous!

    I have a yard full of pine cones, I'm definitely going try my hand at the Zinnias!

    I hate earwigs too . . . .ewwwwww!

    Hugs and Love,

  6. Thanks Barb, I just love sharing these things! I am glad that you found something usefulness! Hugs and love right back! Have a great weekend! Xoxo

  7. Marie...can you possibly possibly get any better at your card art...that truly is a beautiful card/ picture for whoever it is for it is a very very lucky baby and it's most everything in today's ever interesting Friday these hearts must go and have another look at everything....hope you have had a nice day, it must be lovely for the...shut have you visit...well it's late tonight before I have got in...I have tried at least 5 times today !....I am just about to go to,bed, perhaps you are already there....Masy keeps looking at me and the bedroom door LOL..she was a very brave wee dog today as she had to go to the vet for her annual jabs...she never said a word vet was very pleased with her. He said she was perfect in every way, good heart, eyes, ears, teeth,etc.her weight was 3.04k. Think that's about 6 lbs...only up .02 gems since last year ! So all the long walks Lyn takes her must be good....she will miss them next week as Lyn is going up to Lerwick for a week I am taking her for her flight on Sunday....night night God Bless xx


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