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Weekend Winners ~ 8


weekendIt’s time for another round of the best things I found on the web this week.  I realize this is now the second week in less than a month in which I have posted nothing but the Weekend Winners.  This is not because I’m doing nothing… it’s because I am doing too much all at once and FINISHING nothing.  Typical Thalita… I have 3 projects on the go which I am dying to share, but refuse to until they are actually completed.  One (at least) will be coming this week though :)

Before we get going:  Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful mommies out there!  You are all absolute heroes in my eyes for doing what you do and loving like you love every single day forever!

Here are this week’s winners:

bloomingmonogram1Beginning with a project that could be used for so many different projects: door decor, wall decor, wedding decor, just-because decor… I’m loving that this is done with silk flowers yet looks so fresh!  Not to mention, this is a LOT less work than the monogram planters I pinned a couple of weeks ago… Thanks to Parcel Post for this wonderful and easy project idea!



book hideawayA little hidden storage is ALWAYS welcome in my books – hahaha oh my… that was an unintentional (and possibly terrible and/or awesome?) pun.  I’m so sorry, but after it was typed, I just couldn’t delete it because I made myself (and probably no one else) laugh.  Moving on.  This is a great idea, and I have to say, much easier than taking an old book and cutting a rectangle into the pages.  Has anyone ever tried that?  It’s actually quite complicated… This project by Sewing Barefoot is so simple and achievable, I just know it’ll be something I try for the future bookcases int he future office!


80s chandelier to mirrorAn absolute genius idea, and so, so, so beautiful!  Sarah M. Dorsey shows us how to transform an old light fixture into a gorgeous mirror, and be sure not to miss out what she does with the actual chandelier… nothing went to waste here!



coffee syrupHonest to goodness, how delicious do you think these would be in iced coffee (or even in iced tea, like the one I shared that week)?  On a scale of 1-10, I’d say this is a solid 10 in yumminess!  This is yet another great idea from A Beautiful Mess.  I don’t know where the spouts like the ones they used (not shown here) can be purchased, but I got one of these bottles from IKEA that I think could be great for holding delicious syrup, and at $2.99 each, that sure does it for me!


iced coffeeIn keeping with the coffee theme, if you follow on Instagram you know I succumbed to the ploys of billboards everywhere and the warm weather.  I had an Iced Coffee.  It was delicious, but could it get MORE delicious by making it myself?  It sure sounds that way.  The Pioneer Woman sure sold me on brewing my own iced coffee and adding one of my favourite things about life into it: condensed milk.  Oh. Dear.


e nightingale quote“The time will pass anyway” – what a great line!  Can’t get this quote out of my head.


Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!  I hope it’s filled with hugs and kisses!

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  • Reply Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    Wow, girl. You got three pins out of me with this one!

    1) Those gorgeous monogrammed letters with flowers spilling out. I had seen it elsewhere in blogland, but needed to see it here again to realize how very genius it is. I’ve never seen anything like it before either!

    2) That uh-ma-zing iced coffee by The Pioneer Woman. My MIL gave me one of her cookbooks 2 Christmases ago, and I’ve learned that while you shouldn’t make recipes everyday (for health reasons), once in a while, they are a yummy-in-my-tummy treat. And as someone who is obsessed with iced coffee right now, I can say that I’m going to be trying her sweetened condensed milk version. So creamy goody!

    3) That quote. What a sobering truth. And a great reminder to us all to go boldly in the direction of our dreams no matter what. There ain’t no dress rehearsal! Can I get a witness?

    (And don’t feel guilty about only posting the Weekend Winners…I LOVE them! And I delight to hear your voice throughout these posts as you share what you love about each find. It’s very creative, actually. And I think it’s a-okay to be enjoying the process instead of only being product-oriented with your projects. So don’t be so hard on yourself, girl. K? K.)

    May 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Oh man, Lauren… you sure know how to put a smile on someone’s face!
      1) I had the same reaction to the monogram – this just looks so doable!
      2) I am equally iced coffee obsessed and have a list of ingredients made already. Bring on the yumminess!
      3) AMEN!
      Is there a more supportive bloggy friend than you? I think not. Thanks again for being the coolest!

      May 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Raven Corwin, aka Meggie

    Lovely stuff, Thalita! You may be able to find those bottle spouts at World Market or Total Wine stores. Your book pun was cute. I chuckled :)

    May 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks Raven! And great suggestion on the spouts!! Glad someone got a laugh out of my dorky humour! :)

      May 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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