April 18th, 2014

Now this is a technique I may actually do to create beautiful Easter eggs because it doesn’t involve vinegar!  (So stinky!)

easter eggs

With this method you can use hard boiled eggs and they are safe to eat!  This is what you’ll need:

hard boiled eggs

food coloring

large Can of Extra Creamy Whipped Cream, a tub of whipped topping

disposable gloves

large glass baking dish

paper towel


cool whip and food coloring

Simply hard boil the eggs and let them cool.  Fill glass container with whipping cream or whipped topping.  Generously dot the whipping cream with food coloring and gently swirl the colors together with a toothpick.  Place the eggs in the mixture and roll so that they are completely covered.  Let sit 10 to 30 minutes.  The longer you leave them, the bolder the colors.  Remove eggs and rinse.   Let the eggs dry on a paper towel.  Easy, right?  And no bad smells!!

easter eggs

Happy Easter, ya’ll!!

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Cook A Book

July 28th, 2013

Now writing your own cookbook is just a website away!  Cookbook Create allows you to turn your favorite recipes into a printed cookbook for yourself or a lucky friend or family member!

Don’t you love it?

Craftastic! – Whimseybox

April 8th, 2013

Thank you, thank you, Cathy Bradshaw for telling me about Whimseybox!  I couldn’t get signed up fast enough!

Whimseybox is to DIY and craft what Birchbox is to cosmetics and beauty.




For just $15/mo you get a box with crafty projects along with a project idea.  It’s also a great gift for the crafty friend in your life!  Sign up here!

Egg-straordinary: Easter egg decorating

March 26th, 2013

Have you ever wondered why we decorate eggs for Easter?  Well, I’m not sure why I’ve never thought about this, but I decided to look into it…


I discovered that it’s a symbol of “New Life”!  I’m not sure why I never thought about this before!  Growing up in a Christian home, I knew that Easter was about celebrating Christ’s resurrection and just thought of the Easter bunny as the “Santa” of Easter…  I never thought about the reason behind the tradition of Easter eggs…


In Christianity, the egg symbolizes the empty tomb of Jesus.  The egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb…a bird hatches from it with life!  Similarly the Easter egg is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave and that those who believe will experience eternal life.


I hope that this will cause you to look at the time you put into making your eggs beautiful a bit differently!






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Do you make beautiful Easter Eggs?  Please send me pics of your eggs so I can share them with THL readers! What are your favorite Easter traditions?

That’s A Wrap

November 9th, 2012

Thank you for all of your well wishes after my health scare last week!  Those of you that communicate with me keep me going and encourage me to continue to bring you my favorite finds!

French pharmacy

At the top of my list of favorite links this week is a list of “must have” beauty products to grab one your new trip to the French Pharmacy…my second favorite place to shop in Paris only to the flea market!

A thank you from Marilyn…

This iPhone cover would look great on a hot guy!

macaroon linen trinket box

Oh, my!  The cutest little linen macaroon shaped trinket box ever!  I’ll take a baker’s dozen!  At $10 each, these should be found in all stocking on Christmas morning!

Have you planned your Thanksgiving table?

monogram ornament

Potterybarn inspired monogram ornament DIY


I want a bowl full of these little yarn ball bookmarks!  Let’s make some together!

Let sleeping dogs lie on the cutest dog portrait pillows ever!

This sliced applesauce in the slow cooker recipe sounds perfect for a fall weekend!

Happy Friday, ya’ll!  Who’s starting to think about holiday cooking?  I would love to hear about your favorite Thanksgiving tradition or recipe! Let’s share!

XO!  Kel

Blown Out Of Proportion!

October 17th, 2012

Designeditor‘s idea of blowing up black and white prints is genius!

blown up free prints of vintage cameras

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Simply chose a favorite print…save it to a disk…take it into your closest print/copy shop and ask for an engineering print… and Viola!  You have a graphic piece of art, ready to frame, that cost less than your daily cup of Starbucks!

Get your free download of this Seagull or a brownie camera here and don’t miss her suggestions for great things to snap and blow up!

Here are a few other examples of prints that have been enlarged on engineering paper…

picture blown up on engineering paper and framed


engineering prints from photos


over sized prints


I’m anxious to experiment with Instagram prints and old vintage family photos!  What would you like to blow up?

That’s A Wrap!

October 5th, 2012

Wow!  This week flashed by quickly for me!  Today I’m headed to Orlando for the weekend for work…  Hopefully you won’t be working this weekend!  Anyone have any fun plans?

Here’s a few links that I found sharable this week…

wicked pumpkins

Wicked pumpkins

Paris vs New York

Phone cable and tripod in one!

A great pesto recipe!

modern daybed

This modern daybed needs to live in my house!

I heard Frankie’s olive oil is divine!  What a great hostess gift for the upcoming holiday season!

Why did I not know about Housing Works?

portrait tote

I love the portrait tote bag I picked up at Fishs Eddy on my last trip to NYC.  Now they’re only $2.98!  Great grocery tote!

Oh, how I wish COS was in the states!

Have a great weekend, ya’ll!  XO!

Read All About It

October 5th, 2012

I can’t wait to get this book!

Blog, Inc picture in an open drawer

Here’s the trailer…

That’s A Wrap!

September 28th, 2012

Happy Friday, Lovelies! This weekend I’ll be heading to Round Top with one of my besties and Queen Treasure Finder, Dana of Tattered Style . We’ve got

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some fun things planned this trip and I can’t wait to report back when I return!! You can find my ramblings about previous Round Top adventures here, here, and here. Can’t wait to make some more memories this weekend!

Organizing and empowering the creative world…So helpful!

Time’s 50 Best Websites

eat me cookie stamp


Persuasive cookie stamp

500 worst passwords

This salad is both art project and yummy side!

make your own dollhouse from a bookcase

Make your own dollhouse from a simple bookcase!

Ya’ll have a great weekend! Will I see any of you guys in Round Top?

That’s A Wrap!

September 21st, 2012

Interesting links this week…

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Every Franchofile needs these!

Start-up is the new hipster

I can’t find a thing I don’t love about Gretel Home

Cool video shot on a floor and two walls

A little something for your Super Man

cabinet pulls DIY

$20 leather cabinet pulls for $2

Art found in the strangest of places

Samantha Hahn fashion illustrations

I love Samantha Hahn’s illustration of the Spring 2013 J Crew collection as much as the collection itself!

Happy Friday, ya’ll!

Here’s a little challenge for the weekend…Step outside of your box and try something new! Live life to the fullest! You’ll be glad you did…

XO! Kelley