Blog ♥: Have You Seen...

I have a nice mix for "Have You Seen..." this week, a little something for everyone I suppose. : )


Too cool! Chloe from By The Lock shares her adventures in sprouting, so easy!


Here are Five Things To Do When You Don't Feel Like Writing - so simple yet so easy to forget.


Have you been following along with Kitty and Buck's Instagram Challenge?  I do! I may not participate every month because I'm lame but I'm all for it this month! Check it out!

PolkadotNot from a blog but from Mark Montano's Facebook page.  No tutorial needed. Just a quickie demonstration on how to make teeny tiny polka dots. =D

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your weekend!

Blog ♥: Have You Seen...

It's Friday! It's the first of a new month! Let's end the week, and start a new month, by sharing some more fun web finds to check out.  Have a great weekend!


Last month over at the Crafty blog, they had posted a neat tutorial on Paper Chandeliers. 


Speaking of handmade tutorials, how prettyyyyyyyyyy!  Blog sponsor Droplet shows us how to make your own clay pendants. It's so stupid easy! =D


And finally, the adorable Kelsea shares the art of the Staycation which can be just as fun as going away and you come back less tired!

Testing New Etsy Treasury Feature

With the recent changes going on with Etsy and it's appearance, it looks like they did add something that I actually LIKE! That's the ability to share Etsy treasuries a little bit easier.

Pastel curated by Old Time Etsy Team on Etsy

There is now an "Embed" button that appears on the upper right corner. When you click it, you get the following pop-up:

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You can now easily embed the treasury in to your blog post.  Unfortnately it takes away the details of who the individual sellers are but I guess that is suppose to give you the incentive to click it.  
While the graphic only shows nine items, the actual treasury now has 20 items! What do you think? Yay or Nay?

Blog ♥: Have You Seen...

Happy Friday! We're finally getting a break in this crazy heat and humidity. I have no plans for this weekend really, just saving my energy as next weekend will be jammed packed of stuff. I'm spending next weekend in the city so I'm saving my $$$ and walking legs. :)   Here are some fun posts to check out this weekend (why wait, do it today!)


Learn how to make a Plant Terrarium at Living La Vida Holoka

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The adorable Mandy has shares some great Beach Worthy Summer Reads 


Loving the cross-stitch skills shared by Rebecca at Hugs Are Fun

Have a great weekend! Do something fun!

Blog ♥: Have You Seen...

The Summer has hit us right in the face and today's "Have You Seen..." is related to all things Summer and keeping cool and comfortable.  I'm a day early with HYS posts, it's not Friday yet!

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Melissa from Bubby & Bean shared some great July 4th DIY Projects, there's still time to get ready!


There is a Mexican restaurant in Hell's Kitchen that serves a really delicous Watermelon drink. I order it every time I go there (screw the Tequilla!).  If I could make this I would drink it any time, now I can thanks to Amy sharing her Watermelon Breeze drink recipe.

This lovely vintage shop from one of my sponsors Liinaloom. They have quite an extensive collection of clothes, accessories and more for sale.  These dresses in particular look nice and airy for the hot weather, especially on the left.  That's a great dress for a picnic!

My Dream Coffee Bar

It's no secret that I have big love for coffee.   I hope to one day designate a little space devoted to my love of coffee, my fuel.

I've been admiring images of other coffee bars on Pinterest and thought I'd share some of my favorites here:


From Like A Saturday


Love the colors from Natalie Creates

Tumblr_mes908HwIZ1qa431co1_500 I do love the natural light in this corner from Sterling Style

Are you coffee crazed too or a tea person? I've tried to get into tea, it ain't happening.

Follow Marilyn Perez (Pulp Sushi)'s board Coffee Bar Ideas on Pinterest.

Blog ♥ : Have You Seen...

Markets! Markets! Markets!  So much going on this weekend, I wish there were two me! Saturday there's a new market starting I'm hoping I can check out - Newburgh Urban Market. Sunday is Bazaaar-on-Hudson but also the Fine Art & Craft Fair in Fishkill with Hudson Valley Etsy.  I wish I could go since  it's so close but I gotta be at the Bazaar!

So I leave you with some pretty cool finds from the web, maybe they will inspire you to try something new this weekend, enjoy!


Blog sponsor Art of the Heart recently shared a tutorial on how to style your votive candles.

Screen shot 2014-05-28 at 10.13.56 AMAnd that's right! June begins this weekend! Which means you probably need to update your desktop wallpaper right (or am I the only that changes it obsessively?). Here's a June Calendar Wallpaper from Blythe Ponytail Parades.


How is this for a gem? Learn to make Greeting Cards with Washi Tape and Cocktail Umbrellas from Mathilde heart Manech, TOO SWEET!

Blog ♥ : Have You Seen...

Have You Seen...

This week I have some shares that are not just from my blog reads but also Tumblr and Instagram. I can't wait to enjoy some outdoor dining when the weather gets warmer which is what I think of with this first share...


One of the perks from my job is I get to discover new blogs to follow and connect with, not just on a professional level but as blog friends too and that's what happened with The Home Steady. This was one of the first blogs I worked with and now they can't get rid of me. :)  Check out this cool tutorial from them on how to dye wood placemats - great for the Summer!

MintiwallThis is actually a shop I came across on Instagram - Mintiwall String Art from Turkey.  Gorgeous images and work. You can check them out on Instagram @mintiwall.

Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 4.41.05 PMHere's another find this time from Tumblr - check out The Messes of Men for some gorgeous images. Actually they had a image pinned on Pinterest of white powdered doughnuts which made me drool. So now I'm a fan, and you should be too! Have a great weekend!

Blog ♥ : Have You Seen...

Have You Seen...

Happy Friday! It's time for another favorite links recap of awesomeness you may want to check out!  I'll be meshing the old DIY Tutorial posts I use to share into these making it one big How-To/Yummy Eats/Check This Out! bi-weekly fiesta (alternativing Fridays with Etsy Treasuries).


My buddy Paige from Little Nostalgia recently shared this gorgeous tutorial for Springtime Hoop Art, easy peasy! She's getting ready to launch her new project The Room Kit so get in on that for affordable, chic styling tips for your home.

Speaking of home decor, SF Girl By The Bay is hosting a giveaway to win a copy of  Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color For Make-You-Smile Style.

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Colors are awesome! Let's top it all of with THIS CAKE from Poppytalk!  Have a great weekend!

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Blog ♥ : Have You Seen...

Last week I brought back my Have You Seen... posts. I even made a graphic for it, ta-da! 

Have You Seen...

As an avid blog follower, I get excited over some of the things I find online so this is my chance to spread the knowledge and love to you. Hope you'll check them out!

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You love free, I love free! It's a wonder I don't offer free downloads more, maybe I'm just lazy. But I can share this free desktop wallpaper from Kitty & Buck which is great to spruce up your desktop for Spring.

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Elise at enJOY it is starting a new series Three Things I Know To Be True. Her first installment is about Small Business and I especially like what she says about how everyone starts at zero.

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Alycia from The Habitual Homebody has been sharing her mandalas on Instagram and they are gorgeous. I am happy to see she wrote a blog post this week about making these mandalas. My crochet skills are no where near this good but would love to have a couple of these for my plants.

Have a great weekend!