{ Photo’s of my Moodboard for Blogging Your Way eClass }

Moodboard for Blogging Your Way - Cropped 1
Moodboard for Blogging Your Way - Final

Moodboard for Blogging Your Way - Cropped 2
Blogging Your Way - Moodboard 3
Boy did I love doing this project! This moodboard is about old and found objects.

The newspaper clipping are from my Great Aunt Elise. She had clipped and put them into one of her books. The clippings are from the early 1900′s and they’re called “Parlor Games”. It’s so fun to read about these games and to think they had just themselves and books for entertainment as these clippings where pre radio! In the lower left corner you see an illustration of a bird and some handwriting. My Great Aunt Elise was a teacher and taught school during the depression. They couldn’t afford a ton of books so she would make and illustrate her own! The jewelry is from an estate sale. I bought the necklace and earrings for $2. Gotta love that! The flowers are from my garden. And lastly, the book in the upper right corner is over a 100 years old. It’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe. There are so many things I find fascinating about this book. One, it’s written by a woman well before we had rights. Two, the actual material is so profound on so many levels. Three, for such a “heavy/intense” book I find it interesting the publisher decided to pick flowers to put on the cover. Do the roses with thorns convey the content inside or where they added to make the book look pretty? Hmm, what do you think?


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{ and the winner is… }

RoseMamie of In a Galaxy Far Far Away . Congratulations Rose Mamie!
I used a random generator to select the number and it selected comment # 9.

Thank you all so much for participating!
~ Elizabeth



{thank you!}

Hello All,

I would just like to thank Rachel of One Pretty Thing for putting my Giveaway on her blog. Her blog is amazing, it’s chalk full of super fun ideas and I don’t know what we crafters would do without her. She gives us a place to showcase our crafty projects.

THANK YOU Rachel your the best! :)

~ Elizabeth



{ do I have to choose… }

Illustrations by Eva Juliet
I absolutely adore these illustrations created by Eva Juliet. The colors and sayings speak volumes to me. I’m having such a hard time trying to decide which one to purchase. I love the “Welcome to My Place” illustration and have the perfect little spot for it. But then there’s the “Choose Joy” illustration which reminds me of the Holiday’s and how I really do need to “Choose Joy” because I find that time of year so completely overwhelming. And the last one, “Take a Sip of Creativity“, which draws on my desire to be creative each and every day. Oh, and these aren’t even the ones that took me to her Etsy shop. This is the one that originally caught my eye. And what about this one? Hmm, the decisions, which one would you choose?


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{ A Color Story }

Peacock Feathers - A Color Story


Three Blue Spools


Three Yellow Spools


Buttercream


Buttercream & Blue - Angle


As many of you know, I’m taking the e-course, Blogging Your Way and today’s assignment was to create a Color Story. I really enjoyed this project. It all started with the peacock feathers which my son, daughter and I collect when we go to Leo Carrillo park in Carlsbad, CA where the peacocks roam free. This place has so many fond memories for me. I then built on this with the vintage books, thread etc. from my Great Aunt Elsie who was such an amazing woman. The bookcase was something I found at a thrift store which I took home and stripped and left raw (Kay Lani, my neighbor was such a lifesaver. She gave me some tips/tricks and tools, thank you :) ). I could only select one photo to submit to the Flickr group. I selected the first photo. What do you guys think? Which is your favorite photo?


I hope you have a fabulous weekend and if you haven’t already entered the “Happy Gloves” book GIVEAWAY. Click here to enter!

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{ absolutely exquisite… }

Spring Fashion Show Invite
These invitations are so amazingly beautiful. I love the use of fabric and the feather… to die for!!


via { wit + delight }


Ps. If you haven’t already entered the “Happy Gloves” book GIVEAWAY. Click here to enter!


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{ a little photo facelift! }

DIY - Burlap Wrapped Vase Embellished with Stencils and Lace
So I’m taking the e-course, Blogging Your Way by Leslie & Holly. It’s such an amazing course. I’m learning so much and having tons of fun meeting new people who have completely inspired me. In one of our sessions we talk about flower arrangements and photo styling. I didn’t have a chance to go out and buy some flowers so I picked some papyrus from our yard and placed them in the Burlap Wrapped Vases I had blogged about a couple of weeks ago. The above picture is after learning so many tips and tricks from the class. Below is pre-class. What a transformation! What do you guys think?


DIY Vase Wrap by To Be Charmed



Ps. If you haven’t already entered the “Happy Gloves” book GIVEAWAY. Click here to enter!


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{ Giveaway: Happy Gloves Book }

Happy Gloves Book Giveaway on To Be Charmed
Good morning all! I’m so excited to announce that I’m going to be giving the book Happy Gloves by Miyako Kanamori to one very lucky reader. The very clever Miyako Kanamori transforms missing gloves into adorable creations. All you need is a glove, needle and thread and you’ll be set to create a softie of your own.


Happy Gloves by
TO WIN
You have three different opportunities to win:

  • 1. Leave a comment on this post noting which softy you think you would make.
  • 2. Have a blog? Blog about the giveaway on your blog and leave the link in the comments of this post. Or, don’t have a blog subscribe to this blog.
  • 3. Have a twitter account? Tweet about it on Twitter. Leave the tweet information in the comments of this post.

Happy Gloves Giveaway


That’s it! Easy peasy!
The giveaway winner will be selected from the comments and announce next Tuesday, September 28nd and notified by email. Have fun, good luck!


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{ I’ve just been romanced… }

Photostylist Cannelle Vanille
This photo was taken by Cannelle Vanille. She is an amazing photo stylist who romances us with the subjects she chooses to photograph. I love the colors of these mushrooms. The deep blue turquoise, teals, purples and grays. Simply beautiful. How about you, are you looking forward to the change of seasons?


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{rustic + luxury = the interior stylings of Irina}

All of Irina - Interior Design
All of Irina - Interior Design
All of Irina - Interior Design

I’m loving the interior design style of Irina Guzman who resides in Norway. The way raw wood paneling is paired with mirrored damask wall paper and a crystal candler. Her blog is chalk full of beautifully designed houses and rooms that she’s styled. Additionally, she shows a step by step process of how she transforms a dark and dank cabin into a bright white and sophisticated home. I also love how she spray paints everything from deer antlers to lamp bases to entire pieces of furniture bright metallic silver and other florescent colors. Now that’s my kind of gal!


{ link via Elle Oh }


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  • Do it Yourself

      DIY Halloween Wreath
      DIY Halloween Wreath
      DIY Burlap Wrapped Vase Embellished with Stencils and Lace
      DIY Burlap Wrapped Vase Embellished with Stencils and Lace
      DIY Gingham and Pearl Necklace
      DIY Gingham and Pearl Necklace
      DIY Chair Redo
      DIY Chair Redo
      DIY Sandwich Wrap
      DIY Sandwich Wrap
      DIY Springtime Tablescape
      DIY Springtime Tablescape
      DIY Pepe Le Pew Inspired Softie
      DIY Pepe Le Pew Inspired Softie
      DIY - Who's ready to start baking?
      DIY - Who's ready to start baking?
      DIY Japanese Washi Tape + Glass Vases
      DIY Japanese Washi Tape + Glass Vases
      DIY Chalkboard Plate
      DIY Chalkboard Plate
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      Vintage Floral Gift Tag
      Vintage Floral Gift Tag
      Thank You Card
      Thank You Card