Archives for July 2014

Vote for SBLC – Bob Vila Thumbs Up Blogger Contest

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Remember that one time, when Bob Vila gave me a thumbs up?  Ok, well, my mason jar chimes are in the running with 5 amazing DIY mason jar projects for the grand prize in the Bob Vila Thums Up DIY Competition.

DIY Chimes from Mason Jar

You have to know that I use to religiously wake up at 6 a.m. every Saturday to watch this guy on This Old House.  Love the man, so just being noticed by him is winning, but I still wanna win… you know, for real win.  You can help by clicking the link and voting for me.  Everyday.  Between now and July 31st.  Please? Thanks!

Delicious Red White and Blue Easy Salad Recipe

[pinit]Red White and Blue Food Recipes Easy Delicious Salad @savedbyloves[pinit]

Our small group meets weekly for a potluck dinner, with a food theme that determines what we bring.  In light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, this week’s theme was red, white and blue recipes.  We found a wonderful Red, White, & Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette Recipe at FiveHeartHome.

Fourth of July Recipes

It was super easy and quick to make.  I love the little watermelon stars!  I wasn’t sure how blueberries, watermelon, feta, roasted almonds and the homemade vinaigrette would all hit my tastebuds, but it was wonderful.  It was the “star” of the potluck too.  Head over to the link for the details!

DIY Easy Cork Monogram Earrings

[pinit]Mongram Cork Earrings[pinit]

 Did you know that wine corks can be sliced into disks, painted, inked and stamped to create beautiful custom jewelry.  Not only are these monogram stamped earrings stylish and eco friendly, but they are light as a feather.  The customization possibilities are infinite!  Follow the steps below to make your own, or use the same process to make pendants, charm bracelets and wine glass tags!

Monogram Wine Cork Earrings DIY Upcycled Jewelry from @savedbyloves

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