Friday, September 13, 2013

Co-Hosting I Love My Post

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Welcome to the I Love My Post blog hop where we invite you to link up your favourite post of the week, to show it off and hopefully receive some love from the others partaking in the hop!
If you are yet to participate in a hop they are really simple to get the hang of all you need to do is 'hop' around, hopefully finding some new great reads!
The Rules are simple!
Have Fun, click around find some new blogs to read and share the I Love My Post LOVE!
And if you fancy being a co-host with us! Give Sarah an Email:
Your Host’s this week are:
Sarah from Life in a Break Down
Bex from Futures
and our lovely co-hosts are:
Charindie from Couches and Cupcakes
Luchessa from Beauty Expression
Amanda from Rhyme and Ribbons
I would love it if you would tweet, share on facebook or place our button on your blog, the more sharing we can get happening the bigger this hop can become!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

TV Cabinet Makeover: Take 2

Hi everyone!!

Remember when I shared with you Take 1 of the Cabinet Makeover?

Now here is the FINAL look after I repainted it, I'm in LOVE with this!!!!

It started out like this after the previous attempt to change the cabinet:

I taped off stripes how far I wanted them apart. It actually worked out great in the end. Then I painted every other stripe with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.

The remaining stripes was painted with French Linen mixed with a little Old White. I wanted a very similar colour, just lighter.

I think it looks pretty amazing!!!

Have a blessed week!!!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Free Printable Chalkboard Bookmarks

Hi everyone!!

I LOVE to read! I made this printable bookmarks and decided to share it with you. Print it out and enjoy using it!!!

Click HERE to download.

See this post for more FREE Chalkboard Printables.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Drab to Fab Tea/Coffee Canister Makeover

Today I want to share this fabulous makeover I did with cheap tea/coffee canisters.

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When I bought these for next to nothing it looked like this...

First I spray painted it with leftover bright red. It is stunning near my newly painted cabinet. It looked a lot better even with the white lids, but I decided to paint the lids to match these buckets. I painted the lids with Annie Sloan ChalkPaint in Duck Egg Blue.

I cannot give this product enough praise! It's just spectacular! I only needed one coat of the ChalkPaint and it was soo easy to apply. I added a coffee- and tea label I found at a antique shop to two of the canisters. It looks great!!!

I love the character it gives to the coffee-making area of my kitchen!

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Share Link Party


    This is a weekly link party for bloggers to share their favourite post of the week. It can be an editorial, recipe, DIY project (please no reviews or giveaways)

  • Please include a direct link to the post of your choice.
  • Please do not repeat posts
  • Please visit the posts listed above you and I encourage you to leave them a comment and/or show them some love via their social media
  • You can vote for the link that you like the best by clicking on the *like* below the thumbnail
Other Info:

  • Out of the posts listed for the week, I will pick one of the links from the list to feature during the following week's link party
  • Remember to check back next week to se if \you were the featured post of the week. If so, please grab the feature badge below!
  • If you would like to co-host this party with me, please email

A recipe for: Coconut Cream Cheese Pie

written by Sweet Yarns

This week's Saturday Share is brought to you by:

Shannon @ Mamamusing (Host)
Charindie @ Couches and Cupcakes (Co-Host)
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Featured Blogger on My Life as Mumma Walker & Linky Party

I've been featured over at My Life as Mumma Walker. Check out her amazing Link party, it runs all weekend.

 It's a Friday Blog Hop & Link Up but it runs all weekend so you have plenty of time to get your links up and meet some other lovely bloggers. You can post just about anything, but please remember mine is mainly a parenting blog so please keep your posts reasonably family friendly. I wont block you for a bit of swearing but posting anything really offensive will get you the boot. It's not fair to others who follow the rules.

The Rules!

  1. Follow your Host at  CharlieBeth aka Mumma Walker and Mumma Walker Tries for a Girl
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger (below)
  3. Check out & link up / follow as many other bloggers as you can it only works if you remember to follow others. Please don't just link up and leave. 
  4. When you read a post by someone else that you like make sure you click "like" on the hop! Each "like" is a vote and the post (or posts) with the most likes gets to be the FEATURED BLOGGER on the next hop!
  5. Not a rule, but a polite request: It would be fab if you grab a button to share on your post, blog page, or hops  page, share on social media

Featured Blogger!

Each week the Featured Blogger(s) will be chosen by who gets the most votes in the linky below.
To vote all you have to do is click "like" on the linkies.

"A Dish of Daily Life"

Michelle is a soccer mom with 3 tweens/teens, and is married to her college sweetheart. She's a WAHM, an avid photographer, runner, and is completely addicted to social media! Her family also includes 7 furry family members, 3 dogs and 4 cats. Her blog covers parenting and sports mom issues, social media, photography, and an occasional recipe.  

"Couches and Cupcakes"

Hi, my name is Charindie. I'm a twenty-something wife to my awesome husband, high school teacher, DIY'er, Christian, homebody and lover of naps. We live in Cape Town, South Africa and along the way I'd like to share bits and pieces of our beautiful country. Also, English is not my mother tongue so please excuse the wrongful use of is as are :-)

Me, Bookshelf and I

"Me, Bookshelf and I"

I’m Melanie (aka Miss Melvis) and I started my blog “Me, Bookshelf and I” so that I could share my passion for reading with others but also so that I could blog about all the things I love the most. I started writing book reviews and found that I really enjoyed it and I love sharing those reviews with others via my blog, Goodreads, Amazon and Waterstones.  I work full time and therefore do not have the time I would like to review books but I do try to review as many as possible in the limited time I have.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Free Printable Recipe Card


Today I'm not sharing a recipe but made you a FREE Recipe Card instead :-)

Download HERE

Hope you like the recipe card and enjoy using it!!!

 Have a blessed week!!!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

DIY Faux Roman Blind

Hi! Hope you had a great weekend!!!

Today I'll be showing you how I made a Faux Roman Blind.

I had 2 eyelet curtains from our previous home. I used the 1 to reupholster our coffee table. The other 1 came in handy when I wanted to make a blind/valance for the dining room window. 

Let's get started...


I spread the curtain on the dining room table. My husband measured the holes in the wall and put some screws into the wooden plank - what a sweetie! 

I cut off the eyelets to just use the fabric. It was super easy to use, because the seams were already there. My kind of project ;-)

Measure the window. Mark and cut the fabric to the window's measurements, leave quite a bit for seam allowance.


I used the staple gun to secure the one end of the fabric to the wooden plank. I left the screws in the plank so that it won't be visible from the front.

 I secured the fabric to the rest of the top of the plank. I folded the corners in and stapled it secured. I didn't really care to do it neatly as this side will face the wall...

Next I 'seamed' the left and right side of the blind. I used the existing seam as a guideline. I used Bostik's No-Sew Glue, it's so easy to use. I just put a little on, wait a few minutes and 'seam' the fabric.  I did the same with the bottom seam.

And that's how easy it is to make your own faux roman blind!!

Enjoy your week!!

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