Archive for March, 2012

Edible Spring Wildflowers

Photo courtesy of DesignSponge.com

How rad is this?  Making delicious apple blossom honey and violet salt just in time for the warm and sunny spring morning breakfasts or brunches we’ll all be hosting.  There are a number of rules involved in the eating of flowers so be sure to read them and follow them closely before mowing down your neighbor’s garden for a salad.  See Design Sponge’s original post, list of edible flowers and a few recipes here.

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Predict Weather With a Cup of Coffee

Photo courtesy of blog.craftzine.com

Stickmop at Instrucktables shares a trick learned from a backpackers magazine that supposedly really works!  Whether it does or not, this sounds like a fun trick to try to impress your coffee buddy.

“When you pour the coffee into your cup, watch the bubbles. If the bubbles move to the edge of the cup rather quickly, that’s a good sign. Expect clear skies for the next 12 hours. If the bubbles hang around in the center of the cup, get out your rain gear. You can expect rain in 12 hours. If the bubbles slowly move to the edge of the cup, you may get a bit of weather, but it should be clearing in a few hours. If you’ve managed to make a cup without bubbles, flop a spoonful of coffee back into your cup and make some more bubbles.”

Check out the original post here.

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How to Make a Video Tutorial with A Nest for All Seasons

Photo courtesy of anestforallseasons.blogspot.com

Ever since I watched my first Thread Banger how-to video on making a simple skirt, I have been inspired to one day begin making my own crochet tutorial videos.  Since I don’t have a video camera or a much help I’ve been looking more at photo tutorials, but this blog post by A Nest for All Seasons has given me insight into the simplicity behind a simple video that I’m going to try out this weekend!  See A Nest’s post and how-to here.

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Easy Ways To Achieve The Canopy Bed Look

Photo courtesy of Apartmenttherapy.com

When I was a little girl all I wanted was for my name to be Ariel and to have a canopy bed.  There would be those that knew the die-hard tomboy that I was and argue with me on that, but I had a secret inner princess trapped deep under the calloused hands and feet of my youth.  Even still I love the idea of big, soft, luxurious beds that I can dive into and canopy beds are definitely still a big symbol of luxury for me!  Out of the quad of pics above I think that the sheer curtains in the lower left photo are my favorite!  Check out Apartment Therapy’s list of 10 ways to get the look and feel of a canopy bed without buying a whole new bed here and feed your inner princess.

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Conch Shell Braid How-To

Photo courtesy of modernsalon.com

I love this braid!  It’s so elegant I can already see little flowers or pearls added to this in embellishment.

This makes me so impatient for my hair to finish growing out!

Head on over to Modern Salon and get the how-to here.

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Crochet Month is Almost Over!

Photo courtesy of Bernat.com

Hey, hey, crafters!  Crochet month at Bernat is almost over so hurry up and sign up for your free account, enter in your promo code and take advantage of the massive sale going on until 03/31.  With your free membership you will have access to all of Bernat’s patterns as well as the opportunity to be notified of sales and events like this!  Remember you must sign up to view the patterns and use the promo code!  Click here to get to Bernat now.

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Get The Look: Metallic Eye Video Tutorial from The Beauty Department

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