Seven Months

Yes, it’s been roughly seven months since I’ve showed my face around these parts.  I can’t believe it’s been that long.

A lot has changed in these past 7 months, from our location to employment to school and much more.  There’s so much to fill you in on. I’ll definitely get to it, little by little.

In the mean time, I wanted to share with you a fun craft I whipped up last week.  Can you guess what it is?  If you’ve been reading for sometime, chances are you know how obsessed I am with wreaths.  I love making one for the month’s theme. And since we’re celebrating LOVE this month, I knew I wanted to spread some throughout my home & front door.

While organizing my craft closet, I came across some burlap, which I forgot I had. I grabbed one of the many wreaths, I’ve picked up from the Dollar Tree, and began wrapping the burlap around the wreath.  Following that I went rummaging through the rest of my stash and found red ric rac, along with some cute Valentine themed fabric.

Burlap Valentine's Day Wreath

With the fabric and ric rac I created a cluster of flowers, which included yo-yos and kanzashi.  From there I created a pennant banner from the burlap and fabric.

Burlap Valentine's Day Wreath

Here’s a close-up of the cluster. I just love how the kanzashi flower came out.  I have a strong feeling I’ll be making more of them. I envision some cute headbands for my daughter.  And there you have this month’s front door happiness.

Come back for a visit this week, I expect to be back.

Abrazos, Sapphire

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The Great Pinterest Affair {Spring Edition}

It’s been absolutely FOR-EVAH since I’ve shared some of my faves on Pinterest.  Shame, shame!!! So let’s just get to it.

 

This week’s Pinterest Round-Up…

Home Decor

No-sew Burlap Curtains

Source: Four Generations One Roof via Sapphire on Pinterest

DIY / Crafts

Hot Glue Gun Holder (What every crafter needs)

Source: One Project Closer via Sapphire on Pinterest

Parties

Popcorn Cupcakes

Source: Ucreate Parties via Sapphire on Pinterest

Handy Tips

Summertime Stove-top Potpourri

Source: The Poor Sophisticate via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fun

Papel Picado Banners

Source: SpanglishBaby via Sapphire on Pinterest

Deliciousness

Ginger, citrus + lack sesame carrots w/ edamame and avocado recipe

Source: The First Mess via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fashion

“Let’s Go Fly a Kite” Dress

Source: The Ribbon Retreat via Sapphire on Pinterest

Mama’s Style 

Minty Cute

Source: Polyvore via Sapphire on Pinterest

Fitness

The 5-minute Ultimate Core Workout

Source:  Health.com via Sapphire on Pinterest

There you have it, the pins that brought a bit of sunshine to my week.  How about you? Have you pinned something worth sharing?

Abrazos, Sapphire

Gettin’ Crafty {Poconos #Pinterest Peeps}

For so many Pinterest has practically become the Holy Grail.  Need a delectable recipe, log onto Pinterest, want to repurpose wine bottles, log onto Pinterest, need to reorganize your home, log onto Pinterest.  You get my point.  Pinterest has an endless amount of ideas or what us “in kids” say, Pinspiration. And, I can certainly attest to it all, considering I have 57 boards and have pinned over 2,700 items.

At the same token, Pinterest can suck you in for hours and hours and hours. And all you’ve done is pin, pin, pin with nothing tangible to show for it.  So, I decided to go out on a limb and create a little Facebook group called Poconos Pinterest Peeps.  Our purpose, to meet once a month & as I call it, “Get Our Craft On.”  The group is about getting from behind our computers, and in place, socializing and recreating the pins that inspire us.

After a month of pinning to our group board & chatting it up on Facebook, we met last night.  It was a shame we had a ton of last minute cancellations, but we made the best of it.

Prior to meeting, the group voted to recreate these adorable Dryer Vent Snowmen found on Timeless Treasures.

We arrived at the library with our Pinterest inspired snacks (totally forgot to take pics of those) and craft materials & got busy.  And without further ado, her are our cuties.

We decided to wait till we got home to dazzle them up with sparkle, in order to avoid a huge mess in the library and in our cars.  But all in all they are quite darling!

I’m feeling really good about this group. I forsee many more crafts & friendships developed.  Pinterest continues to inspire.  Onto finding next months project.  We’ll be making a wreath.

Linking up to some of my favorite parties:
The Gunny SackThe Girl CreativeFunky Polkadot GiraffeReasons to Skip the HouseworkToday’s Creative BlogTip JunkieOrganize & Decorate Everything, Someday CraftsMy Girlish WhimsSomewhat SimpleI Heart Nap TimeThe Shabby Creek CottageSeven Thirty ThreeDelightful OrderGluesticksHomemaker in HeelsFingerprints on the FridgeFive Days 5 WaysBacon Time with the Hungry Hungry HippoCraft EnvyToo Much Time on My HandsBe Different Act NormalUnder the Table and DreamingA Creative PrincessThe Peaceful Mom

The Great Pinterest Affair {Fall Edition}

With Fall just making its grand entrance a few days ago, I thought it would be fitting to theme this weeks Pinterest round up, around the colorful season.

This week’s Pinterest Round-Up…

Home Decor

Fall Decorating Inspired by Pottery Barn

Source: Live Laugh Rowe via Sapphire on Pinterest

DIY / Crafts

12 Fantastic Fall Wreaths

Source: Babble via Sapphire on Pinterest

Parties

Masculine Desert Table

Source: Kara’s Party Ideas via Sapphire on Pinterest

Handy Tips

How to Remove the Stench from Sippy Cups

Source: I Can Teach My Child via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fun

Fall Nature Suncatchers with Leaves and Flowers

Source: The Artful Parent via Sapphire on Pinterest

Deliciousness

Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Source: Chef in Training via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fashion

Toobydoo {Cute Boy Fashion}


Source: Etsy via Sapphire on Pinterest

Mama’s Style 

Fashion Leg Warmers with Boots

Source: My Daily Randomness via Sapphire on Pinterest

Fitness

7 Tips for Waking up Early to Exercise


Source: You+Me=Fit via Sapphire on Pinterest

There we have it. A little bit of this and a little bit of that to get you & me included into the spirit of Fall.

 

Have a FAB-U-LOUS weekend Friends!

The Great Pinterest Affair

Can you believe it’s the first week of September already? Like really, where did the summer go?  These days are flying like crazy.  Next we’ll be celebrating Christmas and a New Year.  I’m really trying to slow things down around here, enjoying all of the little moments with the kids and hubs.

Another Friday means another showcase of The Great Pinterest Affair.

This week’s Pinterest Round-Up…

Home Decor

Vintage Wine Crate Coffee Table

Source: Vintage Chic via Sapphire on Pinterest

DIY / Crafts

DIY Chalkboard Labels

Source: Twelve-O-Eight via Sapphire on Pinterest

Parties

Pinterest Party {A total MUST}

Source: Hostess with the Mostess via Sapphire on Pinterest

Handy Tips

Freezing over ripe Avocados

Source: Pink Sugar Bowl via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fun

Felt Dress Up Dolls

Source: Love Charla Anne via Sapphire on Pinterest

Deliciousness

Garlic Grilled Tomatoes

Source: Proud Italian Cook via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fashion

Toobydoo {Cute Boy Fashion}


Source: Design Mom via Sapphire on Pinterest

Mama’s Style 

Coral Polka Dot & Casual

Source: Polyvore via Sapphire on Pinterest

Fitness

Morning Yoga


Source:  Thoughts By Natalie via Sapphire on Pinterest

There you have it, the latest pins I came across while perusing Pinterest.  I’m so loving the marvelousness of them all!

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Have a FAB-U-LOUS weekend Friends!

The Great Pinterest Affair

Welcome to the very, very, very late edition of…

I started this fun feature a few weeks ago, but have gotten side tracked with the craziness that is life.  But it’s now time to get back to it.

So what’s The Great Pinterest Affair all about?

It’s a Friday feature, where I’ll share with you my favorite pins.  And if I’ve gotten a chance to re-create the pin, I’ll share that too.

This week’s Pinterest Round-Up…

Home Decor

Spray painted trash can flipped upside down doubles as a side table

Source: Anna Antunes Home Styling  via Sapphire on Pinterest

DIY / Crafts

Artwork turned Duvet cover

Source: A Thousand Words via Sapphire on Pinterest

Parties

Disney Birthday Party

Source: And Everything Sweet via Sapphire on Pinterest

Handy Tips

Turn a bar of soap into liquid hand soap.

Source: Savvy Housekeeping via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fun

Soap clouds.  The Pollitos and I had fun making our own clouds.

Source: Our Best Bites via Sapphire on Pinterest

Deliciousness

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Source: Life Happenings and Fun on the Farm via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fashion

Petal Dress


Source: iCandy Handmade via Sapphire on Pinterest

Mama’s Style 

Red and Leopard Look

Source: Polyvore via Sapphire on Pinterest

Fitness

Ballet Barre Workout


Source:  Whole Living via Sapphire on Pinterest

That about covers it.  Have you pinned anything worth sharing as of late?

The Great Pinterest Affair

I have a secret to share and I’m totally hoping I can trust you.  Come closer so I can clue you in.  A little closer.

Ready?  Ok here it is….

I’m totally HEAD-OVER-HEELS in LOVE with Pinterest!  Yes, you read right.  I absolutely adore it.

I can’t seem to get enough.  It really is my vice.  At this point in time I have 54 boards and over 1900 pins.  Crazy, I know.  I can get lost for hours, just perusing and pinning away.  The hubs recently told me that he’s convinced I’m having an affair with the site.  I countered with, “My obsession is equivalent to yours with the Yankees, so we’re even.”  I may have even gone so far as to sticking out my tongue and saying “Na-na-na-na.”  Real mature! tee hee

Anyhoo, he got me thinking.  Since I love to share and have this great lil space in the blogging world; why not share with my sweet readers all the goodies I’ve pinned.  Original thought? Not so much. But fun nevertheless.

Sooooo, I’d like to welcome you to

where every Friday, I’ll share with you my favorite pins.  And if I’ve gotten a chance to re-create the pin, I’ll share that too.

And without further ado,

This week’s Pinterest Round-Up…

Home Decor

Ribboned Shelving

Source: Bees Knees Bungalow via Sapphire on Pinterest

DIY / Crafts

Ric Rac Flower Tutorial

Source: U Create via Sapphire on Pinterest

Parties

Enchantment Under the Sea Birthday Party

Source: Moments with the Montaño’s via Sapphire on Pinterest

Handy Tips

Deflect dust by using wax paper at the top of your kitchen cabinets

Source: This Old House via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fun

Toilet paper race cars

Source: Kifli és levendula via Sapphire on Pinterest

Deliciousness

Caribbean Fruit Skewers

Source: Mamiverse Food via Sapphire on Pinterest

Kiddie Fashion

Superhero Kicks

Source: Cool Mom Picks via Sapphire on Pinterest

Mama’s Style 

Bright & Beautiful Summer Dress

Source: ModCloth via Sapphire on Pinterest

Fitness

Ab work-out

Source:  Shape Magazine via Sapphire on Pinterest

There you have it, the pins that brought a bit of sunshine to my week.  How about you? Have you pinned something worth sharing? Let me know.  And if you’re not on Pinterest yet & would love an invite, let me know your email & I’ll send you one.

I’ll leave you with this…

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Have a FAB-U-LOUS weekend Friends!