Friday, April 27, 2012

Favorite Finds Friday {3}

Okay. So WOW! A lot of stuff is going on this week for me and Emily both. Emily spent most of her week reading the Hunger Games and having visitors from out of town. Not to mention her brother is trying to move this week. This week also was the NFL Draft, which probably means nothing to you guys but it's a big thing around my house. It's also three days long. So, I've had a house full of boys this week. Alex's friend Josh is moving out to LA and I promised him before he went that I would make him fried chicken with waffles. (I know that sounds weird, but it's actually a popular southern dish here.) So, that was planned for this evening. I'm trying to squeeze in this blog post around all the errands I've had to do today in preparation for tonight's dinner and the second and third round in NFL draft. Alex and I have gotten all our plans down for our trip to my hometown, Dahlonega, Georgia next month. He's never been to my hometown and I'm super excited to share this with him. (Pictures to follow after the trip. Two more weeks!!)

Anyway, as I was stumbling around this week I came across this particular picture that nails projects that I attempt on the head perfect. Remember about two weeks ago in our favorite finds we featured a crayon wall art by Light&Spoon.

I've see crayon wall art all over the place and some of them are pretty creative. Pretty enough for me to buy rather attempt it on my own.

This one is really pretty and something I haven't seen anyone do before.

I would definately invest in this one. It's very beautiful and colorful. I love the nature aspect to it.

Pulling something like this off definitely takes talent and a lot of time and effort. I came across this picture this week and it captures exactly how I would feel if I attempted even the most simplest of melted crayon art.

You guys enjoy this weeks favorite finds.

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Megan's Picks

Homemade Cooking Spray at Nature's Nurture. Homemade cooking spray? Can someone say genius? This is sooooo much cheaper than buying the can stuff. And it's green too. No more spray can that I always feel is killing the ozone layer little but little. I can't believe I never though of this.

2. Beautiful Butterflies Wreath from Ashley's Dandelion Wishes. This wreath is absolutely beautiful and perfect for spring. If I had the die cuts on hand I would definitively be making this wreath right now. 

3. Mini Oreo Cheesecakes at Sprinkle Charms. I love me some oreos. So, when I came across these this week my mouth watered. Bridget really nailed this recipe!

4.  Sofa Table Plans at Take the Side Street. If I had any kind of woodworking skills whatsoever, I might attempt this. However, my woodworking skills are poor at best and Alex doesn't even know what a hand saw is. So, this project will remain as a dream to me, but those of you that are woodworking savvy or have men that are this is the project for you! The end result is just gorgeous and with the two parter step by step tutorial  that Anna gives you can't go wrong!

5. DIY Colorful Thrift Store Lamps at HelloGiggles. I wish had more places in my apartment to do this project. The colors are so bright and cheery. I absolutely love it. I guess I'll just have to keep this in back of my mind in case we move to a more spacious home.

Emily's Picks

1.  Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad at A Pretty Life in the SuburbsI love pasta, my husband, not so much. But I like simple pasta that allows you to appreciate each flavor individually and come together as a whole to be great. As I was reading the recipe Jo-Anna has, I could taste it, simple, clean, something I know I am going to have to make because it looks and sounds amazing. 

2. Rosti-German (or Swiss) Hash Browns Eggs at A Feast for the Eyes I do believe this is will be our breakfast on Sunday. Scarlett and Leroy love eggs with a runny yolk and I only like them if there is something to soak the yolk up with, and this looks good. Only thing I may change is adding some bacon in there somewhere. 

3. The Hunger Games found at AmazonSo of course this isn't from a blog, however it is what I did with a good chunk of my week. I read all 3 books in about 4 1/2 days, and it would have been faster if my Kindle didn't die and I had to wait to get the charger from work. But I wasn't going to read them thinking it would be something like Twilight, but at the urging of a friend I read them and they were amazing. Definitely recommend them to anyone who hasn't read them yet. 

4. DIY Casserole Tray at Shanty 2 Chic I am no good with using tools, luckily my husband is. I love the idea of this casserole tray, something so simple but with lots of function. If Leroy made it I think I would have him add a lid to it so that if I bring something to a cook out I can keep the flies away.

5. Spider Catcher designed by Clark BarrettI have a huge fear of spiders, moths, and palmetto bugs (If you're not in the south a palmetto bug is like a roach on steroids.) Since the bugs only seem to come out when Leroy is not there to save me, I think I need something like this desperately to "save" me. 

See you guys next week!


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my pasta salad!
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. What a fun roundup! Thank you for featuring my recipe and for the link back. I appreciate it. I' fine with people using my photos, as long as they and link back-- which is exactly what you did.

  3. Thanks for featuring my Oreo cheesecakes! I love exploring your blog. Have a great weekend! Bridget

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love getting visitors. The Nailed It photo is hysterical! And I love the idea to use a spray bottle for oil instead of an aerosol can. Will be checking back for next weeks finds. :) Following.

  5. Thanks for stopping by to say "hi!" New facebook follower! Love the giraffe and elephants with the melted crayons. Sadly the nailed it one would be the results if I tried it! Hilarious!


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