Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Take-A-Look Tuesday Features - By Me {Ashley}

Wow! You peeps have got talent! I am so glad I have had the opportunity to co-host Take-a-Look Tuesday with Mandy and to feature some of YOU!

I am inspired by all of your creativity; it is a delight to rub shoulders with such awesomeness :)
Let's get started...

Sometimes I dream of organizing and beautifying my HUGE craft supply stash, but alas, it has yet to come to pass (especially since we've practically moved twice in the last 6 months). But Kelly, from My Sophia Ryan, has got her groove on in the craft organization department. Her Craft Organization Inspiration post is definitely inspiring!
craft org copy


I enjoy making cards, well, actually I LOVE it! And because I love utilizing my paper creativity to make whatever color/shape/size card I feel like, I am a sucker for a custom, coordinating envelope. Katie, from The Crafty Blog Stalker, put together a great round-up of 18 Different Paper Envelopes.
Paper Envelope Tutorial

 
Let's face it, making a garment for yourself is not always our top sewing priority. I love that Elizabeth, from The College Seamstress, took the time to sew-up a couple of cute tops for herself. Check out the loveliness on her post, The Casual Lady Top.
 
I have always wanted to make a pvc 'car wash' for Widget, my daughter, but felt so lost when it came time to start shopping for supplies. I'm so grateful for people, like Adina from The 5th Brick House On The Right, because they make specific lists and instructions that are easy to follow (not to mention the cost breakdown...which is a plus in my book!). Check out her Improved! Car Wash Sprinkler for Kids!
 
It's amazing what paint can do to change a room. It's also amazing what white paint can do in a kitchen. Check out the before and after pictures (Mom's Kitchen Cabinet Makeover) on Erin's blog, How To Nest For Less. She transformed her parent's kitchen from blah (and yellow) to fab (and bright).
yellow kitchen before white makeover
 
With a Widget (5 year old girl) at our house, we know a thing or two about princesses. And, you can't forget about princess dresses! Melanie, from The Crafty Cupboard, made a couple of pretty princess dresses for her girls so they could attend Princess Camp in style (I want to go to Princess Camp!). I think the coordinating skirt panels, showcased in the post Princess Camp call for Princess Dresses, are just perfect for the occasion!
Purple Princess Dresses
 
And as we are nearing that magical time, called back-to-school, my thoughts have been drifting to scenes of me (in my robe) bounding into the kitchen pantry looking for cold cereal, only to find the bag empty...and not knowing what else to feed my wanting child before rushing her off to school. I hope this scenario has never happened at your house, but just in case, I wanted to feature a few yummy looking recipes that would be great to have up your (bathrobe) sleeve in case of emergency (or just because they would be awesome and totally yummy).
 
'Make Ahead' is a phrase that I've been drawn to as of late, and these waffles fall right into that nifty category. Krystal, from My Life Of Travels And Adventures, shares a great recipe for Vanilla Waffles, that you can freeze and reheat in the toaster when you are ready to feed the wolves kids.
 
Raise your hand if your kids like doughnuts...Now raise your hand if you love doughnuts. Me too! But, I'm afraid eating doughnuts on a regular basis would give us sugar highs and thick thighs, so they do not grace our table too often. But, maybe these drool-inducing homemade doughnuts would kill the crazy-bad-doughnut cravings! Check out Andrea's guest post on My Thoughts for Thought about her Baked Banana Chocolate Chip Doughnut Recipe.
Baked Banana Chocolate Chip Doughnut Recipe
 
A BIG thank you to everyone who linked up their amazing projects--I enjoyed looking through all the links and seeing what brilliant creativity is dancing around blogland.
 
And thanks again Mandy for the opportunity to co-host and to feature some amazing talent from Take-A-Look Tuesday!

Have a Great Day!

P.S. Don't forget to link up your beach/nautical/maritime-inspired projects for July's Make Along Monday link-up. I can't wait to see what else you have come up with!

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