Things I love May edition (a little late)

Ellie Goulding
Ellie is a new up and comer from the U.K. and she rocks! Here’s the video for her latest single “Guns and Horses.

 

Pinterest
What girl doesn’t love pretty things? Pinterest is a girl’s pretty virtual space.

pinterest website

Pocketbooth
Love traditional photo booths but don’t see them many places these days? Now you can have one with you wherever you go. Only $.99 for the Pocketbooth iPhone app.

Pocketbooth iphone application

Cake pops
Did Bakerella know that she would inspire millions of people to make tons and tons of cake pops for all sorts of occasions? Probably. That’s why she wrote this book:

Bakerella Cake Pops Book

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes + a Pearltree

How freakin’ adorable is this surprisingly easy-to-make cupcake? Get the recipe from Bake It in a Cake.

valentine's day cupcakes

Sweet Delights in Pacifica, California made a bunch of these mini red velvet cupcakes. YUM!

cupcakes from sweet delights pacifica, ca

How cute are these!? Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes from Creations by Kara.

Valentine Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes from Creations by Kara

Apparently, these are the Best Moist Chocolate Cupcakes & Naked Buttercream. From the looks of it, I agree. Get the recipe from The Sugar Bar.

Best Moist Chocolate Cupcakes & Naked Buttercream from The Sugar Bar

My Fab Cupcakes Pearltree

While the boyfriend is away, I pla- craft!

I was a craft machine the other weekend while my boyfriend was out of town. Some of my projects were inspired by crafty bloggers like Tatertots and Jello and Blue Cricket Designs, while others had been on my craft “to do” list for quite some time [see hanging jewelry holder and letter hooks].

Inspiration 1: Tatertots And Jello’s Whimsical Valentine Wreath

Tatertots and Jello Whimsical Valentine Wreath

My whimsical wreath

Robin with an I whimsical valentine wreath

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DIY hanging jewelry holder

Step 1: Buy supplies (framed cork board – $2 from Salvation Army, white paint, teal ribbon, paint brush and pretty rhinestone stickies from Michael’s). Supplies I already had: screws, thumbtacks).
Step 2: Paint edge white, screw in hooks at the bottom.

robinwithani jewelry holder in progress

Step 3: Add pretty teal rhinestone stickies.

robin diy jewelry holderStep 4: Add ribbon, paint thumbtacks white.

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Step 5: Hang it, add jewelry.

finished jewelry holder diy robinwithani

Inspiration 2: Blue Cricket Design’s Pretty Bird Wall Art

Blue Cricket Design Pretty Bird Wall Art

My pretty bird wall art

Step 1: Buy supplies (blue and brown paint, 2 pack of small canvases – approx. $6 –  from Michael’s)
Step 2: Paint white canvases Robin’s Egg Blue.
Step 3: Draw branches freehand with pencil.
Step 4: Print and cut out silhouettes of birds that you find by searching Google.
Step 5: Trace birds onto canvas.

pretty bird art diy robinwithani

Step 6: Paint branches and birds brown.

pretty bird art diy robinwithaniStep 7: Hang it up!

pretty bird art final diy robinwithani

My pretty tree branch painting

Step 1: Buy supplies (brown and blue paint from Michael’s, two large $5 canvases from Big Lots)
Step 2: Paint canvases brown. FYI I did about 3 coats.
Step 3: Pick an image online that you think would look fabulous. Print it out so you can eye it while you draw it freehand.
Step 3: Draw the image in pencil.
Step 4: Fill in the image with blue paint.

pretty branches with flowers robinwithani diyStep 5: Hang up your new DIY painting to show how talented you are.

Your hook. My hook.

Step 1: Purchase these cute white letters from Michael’s (in the dollar bin!).
Step 2: Paint them the same blue color as the other projects.
Step 3: Since these already have hooks, hammer a nail in the wall and hang.

letters r j robinwithani

Besides the mess, our room looks better now.

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What should my next craft project be!