I'm no longer an active blog but I have been checking my emails and seen all the amazing blogs that have joined NC Bloggers. Unfortunately I have no control over the list and can't access it to reopen it however anyone that wants to share their NC blog are more than welcome to do so in the comment section of the page.
My life has changed a lot and I'm not sure when or if I'll ever bring back the old blog. With that being said I would like to let you all know how thankful I am for all the followers and all the new up and coming NC blogs that have found the NC Blogger page :) Hopes this solves any questions about the NC Bloggers page and feel free to leave anymore in the comment section.
December 7, 2013
It's been a while since I've been on here, but I'm slowly trying to work my way back into the blogging world. A lot of things have happen, some I'm willing to share with you all, a few that I may not ever feel comfortable sharing to the world, however, with that being said I think I am ready to start up the blog again. Bear with me as it won't be anywhere close to organized, it'll be a while before I do it regularly like I use to and it may seem a bit of a mess at first. Just thank you all for sticking with the blog during this pause and thank you for all the new followers and members of NC Bloggers!!
December 3, 2013
I was excited when I got an opportunity to create an outfit using the lovely Winterberry Tart Coat from Modcloth. I loved the deep burgundy color of the coat but wanted to stay away from too many dark colors, so I found a colorful scarf to use as a jumping off point. From there I pulled the color of the tights from the birds, the golden trims from the bright yellow, then finally the shoes and purse worked with the black ink outlines of the birds. Every item shown is available online at Modcloth.com to create your very own Birds of a Feather outfit :)
September 16, 2013
With the internship underway I have been exhausted and have had little time to do much of anything. So for the time being I'm going to be taking a little pause from the blog. As much as I wanted to build it up again I feel like I don't have the time that I had hoped for to really be dedicated again. This isn't a forever thing because I love this place and have met some really amazing people through the blog. I'll post occasionally when big news strikes, but until then it's going to be rather slow around here. I hope everyone understands!
September 6, 2013
I have very exciting news that I've been meaning to share with all of my NC followers. My partner from NC Bloggers, Hannah over at Thirsty World, has created an amazing way to connect NC Bloggers even more! Not just with other bloggers, but also with local businesses, artist, crafters and community events throughout the state with the help of other bloggers.
It's basically a small community that gives NC Bloggers a great opportunity to share and connect all things local in their area of North Carolina and promote their blogs.
If you're interested in being a contributor, member or advertising your business feel free to stop by North Carolina Blogger Alliance for more information. Did I mention the first 25 will receive free membership? Yes very awesome! Also follow the blog to read some great articles about our lovely state!
September 5, 2013
I have been spending a lot of time working on my dollhouse lately and I couldn't be happier with the progress. I've been kind of a blah mood lately, even though I've had some good thrift finds I've just been in this ongoing funk. I've been trying to focus on something creative to help bring me out of it so I can feel more productive (not to mention more interested in blogging). First I painted the roof a dark gray, I'm not sure what I'm going to paint the rest of the house but the roof is a good start. Then I painted the living room walls a tan and put up scrapbook paper as "wallpaper" on the left wall. I really wanted "hardwood" floors so I took some large popsicle sticks and cut them into planks that I stained with a cheap water stain. Of course I couldn't stop there! I found some skinny sticks (about the size of wooden coffee stirrers) and painted them wait as molding.
That is the living room so far and I'm going to work on the kitchen today! I know it's so silly to put so much detail in a project, but it's all I can do at a creative person standpoint. More pictures to come and once I get all my thrifting goods cleaned and neat I'll share them as well.
August 28, 2013
August 26, 2013
I haven't worked much on wedding stuff in the last few weeks except tweaking the invitation designs (which I finally finished and we both love them) but I've been trying to keep myself focused on something rather than just mindlessly staring at the computer. First thing I contacted one of the venues I was thinking about using for the ceremony plus reception and let me just say it's about half the price of a decently used car so it's back to the drawing board on that one. Despite that minor setback I did make some progress on my ideas for the dessert table.
Of course the actual dessert table with be longer and have more dishes but this is what I have at the moment. My original idea involved using the crate boxes to sit the cupcakes on, however I'm starting to like the idea of just using them more as decoration at the end of the table with either a short vintage soda bottle or mason jar with flowers and maybe a knick knack or something. As for holding cupcakes I was thinking of looking for some metal trays, then having a few more cake stands to hold his/her favorite cookies, thrift plates for more stuff, using the blue candy dish for traditional wedding candies, and filling the 3-Tier stand with just small sweets. I want to use a tall cake stand for the wedding cake, but I'm having trouble finding affordable ones that aren't just clear (I made that one above out of amber colored dishes). So if I can't find one I'll just put a prop under the tablecloth to give it height. One thing not pictured are hankies, I have about three white hankies that I picked up at an antique store that I thought about placing under some of the cakes plates or in the boxes. There is still a bazillion things I have to do so this is just the tip of the iceberg but I'm glad when I have somethings figured out!
August 21, 2013
As the title entails it is a lot of vegetables and it is absolutely delicious! I tried to make it healthy but since I was using leftovers and what I had on hand I think it could use some tweaking to make it healthier. Until next time this is how you make this easy soup.
- 1 Small Package of Frozen Mixed Vegetables ( I used the "California Blend")
- 4-5 Small Red Potatoes
- 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
- 2 Teaspoons Paprika
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- To Taste Salt/Pepper
- First off you want to peel those potatoes and get them in boiling water to soften up just a little (about 10-15 minutes) meanwhile you want to soften up the frozen mixed vegetables.
- Once the potatoes are soft but still firm put them in the food processor or blender along with the mixed vegetables, peeled garlic cloves. Puree everything then add in the Cream of Mushroom, and continue to puree until you get the texture you want (some people like it a little chunky while others may like it smoother.)
- Put the puree in a saucepan on medium low, add in your spices and allow it to cook for about five minutes.
- Turn it down to low heat and stir in 1/4 cup of sour cream.
- Scoop it into a big bowl with low-fat cheese and a little hot sauce if desired and as always enjoy!
Like I said I used what I had on hand so next time I might change it a bit. Maybe try a low sodium chicken broth rather than the Cream of Mushroom and just add in fresh mushrooms. Also replacing the sour cream with a low-fat variation or even try greek/regular low fat plain yogurt instead. It's definitely something I want to try again especially with Fall around the corner :)
August 19, 2013
I've been searching for more Paint-By-Numbers for the wall in the living room and I finally found another that I love! I had went with the family to an antique mall where I found a few awesome pieces but they were way over priced or not the style I was looking towards. A few weeks later I went out shopping with my Mom and we decided to check out a local antique store and stumbled upon this beauty plus it was at a great price!
Here it is hanging up but I think it needs something else, maybe some more smaller PBN to go underneath it? What are some of your recent finds?