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!



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.


I am really happy with how it turned out!


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Cucumber Spring Salad


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!


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DIY Photo Boards


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.


Items needed:

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


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.


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


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



I love simple and inexpensive projects!


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Project Feature

Head on over to {It’s Overflowing} to see a project of mine in her Overflowing with Creativity party feature!

Project Feature

Head on over to {homework} to see her inspiration spotlight featuring a project of mine!


DIY Chalkboard Grocery List


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.


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


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…


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


See the pretty yellow inside lining!


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.


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" 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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