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Homemade Margarita Recipe

I can’t wait for you to try this homemade margarita recipe! This was the first time I’ve made homemade margaritas and I will be making them again! 

The recipe is so simple and the final product is amazing! Much better than any margarita kit you’ll find in the store and much stronger than most restaurant margaritas! 

Don’t mind my simple glasses, I don’t own margarita glasses (but I will probably need to buy some after discovering this recipe)! 


I found the recipe at Two Sisters Kitchen. They call the recipe: Perfect Pitcher Maragarita and they are perfect! 

Let me know what you think!

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Baby Bear Hat 

My best friend is expecting her first baby this summer! Since our friendship started in the fifth grade she has always loved bears! So she will now be lovingly referred to as Mama Bear and when her baby boy makes his debut he will be Baby Bear. He will even have the cub ears to prove it in this super cute, knit hat! 

I found the pattern on Pinterest. It is free through Ravelry and you can find it here. The pattern is for premature babies, but I increased the stitch count based on the average circumference of a newborn baby’s head. (Don’t ask me to do the math! I wouldn’t explain it good!) 

I think it turned out great and can’t wait to meet to meet the newest addition!

Let me know what you like to create for the new babies in your life! I love new ideas and inspiration!

  

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diy happy birthday glitter sign

Easy Birthday Party Decoration

Set the tone for your birthday party with this cute happy birthday sign. I made this set to add to birthday cupcakes but you can also add to any fruit, veggie or cheese tray, etc.

This is an easy project that will take about an hour to complete. Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies:
  • Card stock
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Elmers glue stick
  • Glitter
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Letter stencil (optional)
Step 1

Draw the letters onto the card stock and cut. You can us a stencil here if you want uniform lettering, I would have liked to use a stencil but I didn’t have one available and free hand worked out pretty good. You can also purchase pre-cut letters from most craft stores. Making them yourself keeps the cost of this project down though!

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Step 2

Dab hot glue along the longest section of the letter and place a bamboo skewer in the glue. Press down gently until the glue dries.

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Step 3

Spread the Elmers glue stick across the entire front portion of the letter. Shake glitter over the whole letter. Gently pat the glitter down with your finger and shake to remove excess.

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Step 4

Party!

DIY Happy Birthday Glitter Sign by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

DIY Happy Birthday Glitter Sign by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

DIY Happy Birthday Glitter Sign by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

DIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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diy pressed flowers

I’m thrilled that this project turned out! I thought for sure that this one was going to end up in the “Failed It” pile.

I am working on a gallery wall (I will share that adventure upon completion) and I was looking for unique wall art options. I took to Pinterest for inspiration and had to try my hand at DIY Pressed Flowers.

What you need:

  • Flowers
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels
  • Magazines
  • Heavy books
  • Frames

Gather your flowers – I selected wildflowers and flowers from the planters in my yard. Use scissors to cut the stems to leave a clean cut.

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Arrange on paper towels – make sure the face or head of the flower is positioned the way you want in to sit in the frame. Double up the paper towel for both the bottom and top to absorb all the moisture, also the length of the towel should match the length of your books.

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Press down – place the 2 ply paper towel on top of the flowers push down! The first layer of stacked materials should be a magazine to prevent color damage your books. The stack order I used was 1. Magazine 2. Flowers (wrapped in paper towel) 3. Magazine 4. Books.

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Wait – Let the flowers sit and dry for 2 weeks.

Frame – I found these great floating frames at Joann’s and I love the effect! Unfortunately the pick colored flowers didn’t turn out very pretty. They’re brown and kind of gross. I don’t want them on my wall so I tossed them.

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Show me how your pressed flowers turn out and let me know if you have any questions!

Spray Paint Lamp and Lamp Shade by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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spray paint lamp and lamp shade

I am thrilled about this DIY project! This combines everything that I love in a good do it yourself:

  • Inexpensive. I only spent $20 to create this look, $11 for spray paint, I found the lamp shade for $4 at Goodwill and the lamp base for $5 at a garage sale.
  • Fast and easy. From start to finish it took me around 30 minutes to transform my items.
  • Repurpose and Recycle. I gave these tired pieces a dramatic transformation with two cans of spray paint.

What supplies you’ll need: spray paint (I’m fond of Rust-oleum, I used Coral and Pure Gold), 2 plastic shopping bags and painters/scotch tape.

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Before you paint anything you must do some cleaning prep. Wipe down all dust and debris for a smooth finish.

The lamp stand was easy. You will probably want to tape or cover the electrical cord to protect it from paint. I painted my cord gold, it was originally brown. Why have a brown cord when I can have a golden cord! #AllGoldEverything

Hold the can about 6-8 inches from the base to prevent too much paint build up. Go over the area 2-3 times to ensure the color is consistent and even.

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The inner lamp shade needs to be covered. If any paint gets on the inside you will be able to see it when the lamp is turned on. Plastic grocery bags were the perfect size for my lamp shade. You may need to cut the bag to increase the circumference if you have a bigger shade.

Insert the bag into the shade. Fold down the handles. Tape down the edges of the bag with painters or scotch tape until the  Repeat for the other side!

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Let your project dry for at least 24 hours! I would love to see how you transform an old, tired lamp with spray paint! Share your work with me!

 

 

 

DIY TIssue Paper Flowers Fail by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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diy paper flowers

My friends and I started a book club! We had our first meeting last weekend and I was hosting. The book: The Husband’s Secret. I liked the big pink flower on the book cover and decided to go with a garden theme. I hopped on Pinterest to see all things garden party and I found some fantastic DIY paper flowers!

They didn’t turn out. I think they looked like a pile crumpled tissue paper. I stopped at with two flowers and did not proceed to leaves or playing with different color combinations. These were a big flop for me.

You can give it try with the instructions from Style Me Pretty.DIY TIssue Paper Flowers Fail by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

reupholstering furniture by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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reupholstering furniture

I’m excited to share my recent project. I reupholstered the seat of my vanity chair and the cushion on my bench. I like having these versatile pieces that can easily be updated. I’m switching up the color palette in my bedroom so it was time to make a change.

I found this HGTV fabric at Joann’s Fabric and it is the inspiration for my new color scheme. I love the color break down provided on the side of the fabric, I will be keeping this handy while shopping for new items!

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This chair and bench are very easy to reupholster! I simply remove the padded board/ seat and take out the nails holding down the fabric. Then recover with the new fabric, nail it down and reattach to the chair/bench. It’s quick, inexpensive, and completely changes up the look.

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