House Haven Tour: The Blissful Bee

I first want to thank Chas for the shout out! I still consider myself a new blogger, so I'm very appreciative when I discover new bloggy friends! My name is Amy from The Blissful Bee and I just love all things design - especially in my home.

I have always considered my home my haven because it's the one place I can truly call mine {and the hubby's of course}. It's the one place in this world that you can make all your own. It's the place I wake up to and come home to every day - It's my happy place:)

Here are a few snap shots of my happy home. I hope you enjoy!

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Family Rules Subway Art

I have been wanting to make my own subway art for sometime now. Using a blank canvas, stickers, and black paint I finally tackled the project.

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I am really happy with how it turned out!

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Cucumber Spring Salad

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Cucumber Spring Salad:

2 Cucumbers (peeled and cut into slices)
5 Cherry Tomatoes (cut into quarters)
Hidden Valley Dill Seasoning
1/2 cup of Sour Cream
1/4 cup of vinegar

Mix all items together!

YUM!

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DIY Photo Boards

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A friend of mine made these photo boards for a family member at Christmas time and I loved the look of them so I created a few to hang in our home. I emailed my photos to the local Staples store and had them print off 3 12x12 prints for me. Each print cost me $8 which I thought was a great price! I was also very happy with the quality of the prints.

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Items needed:

Pine boards cut to 12x12 size
12x12 photos
Mod Podge
Paint
Hanging mechanism

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The Process:

Step 1) Paint edge of the boards in your desired color. I choose black.
Step 2) Glue photo to the board. I used Mod Podge as my gluing medium. Only apply glue to the back side of the photo.
Step 3) Let dry overnight.
Step 4) Attach hanging mechanism

Tips & Tricks for completing the project:

Before painting the edges of the boards put a push pin into the back side of the board. This made it very easy to paint the edges and adhere the photo.

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Use a pop tab for a very inexpensive way to hang the photo boards.

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Use a comb to hold the screw in place while attaching your hanging mechanism.

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I love simple and inexpensive projects!

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DIY Chalkboard Grocery List

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I picked up two of these frames from the Habitat for Humanity Resale store for a couple dollars. I liked the shape of them and thought one would be perfect for listing groceries in the kitchen.

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I painted the frame a crisp, bright white and then applied three coats of chalkboard paint right over the glass.

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It fits in perfectly!

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Chevron Cuties

I was so excited to get my mail today! My mailbox had these two cuties in it…

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Checkbook cover in grey chevron from the {Hot Pink Lemonade} Esty Shop.

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See the pretty yellow inside lining!

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The second little cutie is a zipper bag from {Celeste Blake Designs} Esty Shop. I thought it would be perfect for holding all the small items in my purse.

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The insides of my purse just got more organized and cuter!

Facebook Follow Along Friday

We want to connect with YOU!

This week we're focusing on building & connecting on Facebook. every other Friday we want to connect with you on Social Media -- Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook...

we are featuring four fabulous blogs this week:

  

how to connect:

1: "like" the first FIVE lovely featured hosts linked up below!!

{using your personal page is great because then these awesome women will show up in your personal feed & they get the benefit of watching their fan numbers grow with new friends & connections.}

2: Link up by following two EASY steps! Step #1: Fill out the quick form below & enter your FACEBOOK FAN PAGE URL into the "URL" section. Step #2: On the next screen, select "Upload from Computer". Consider selecting your brand or logo to help build brand awareness of your blog or business. {Or your pretty face is fine too!}

3: Go to as many links as you can {leave them some comment lovin' and i'm SURE they will return the follow-back favor.} come back in a few days & check out a couple more!

4: IF you want to share our little get together, please tweet: “follow along with @byAimeeSki today at http://wp.me/p1yWH4-dV." or you can always tell your lovely Facebook followers too!

5: Come back and leave a comment at the end of our post telling us who your favorite page is... or the friendliest commenter... or the sweetest product offerings... or the loveliest timeline. Our features & I will take a vote and pass out some blog badges on Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by today. We look forward to following along with everyone that links up!

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