Matt and I get a handle on everything over at Newport Wedding Glam. My first post went live yesterday which was fun, check it out here, if you'd like to see. Last night we had a little tea party with some friends (our tea parties always consist of tea and homemade ice cream... an odd combination but we love it) and I'm wiped because we didn't wrap things up until almost midnight. I'm taking today to do some last minute things for Matt's bridal show this weekend and other than that I hope to do nothing. What do you have going on?
- who can resist a little golden hippo?
- the cutest little card table play house
- how to eat a pomegranate, illustrated
- some really good thoughts on how to start new habits, with free printables! (which I'm already using)
- another great free printable, this one's a blog planner
- I love seeing local weddings on big blogs and this one in Jamestown is beautiful
- one week this month I'm making seven meals in seven days
image by River Luna via etsy
Friday, January 4, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We slept right through the beginning of 2013 last night and I have to say I don't regret it one bit. If you saw my post on facebook yesterday then you know that Matt (who launched a site redesign yesterday) and I recently bought Newport Wedding Glam, a blog dedicated to featuring the glamorous weddings and wedding service providers in Newport and greater Rhode Island. Matt and I have tons of ideas for the site and we're working hard to get things off the ground in the coming weeks, so we've been up pretty late most nights this past week and I knew we wouldn't make it to midnight last night. In fact, we didn't even try. Anyway, if you're planning a wedding in the Rhode Island area be sure to check out Newport Wedding Glam! And if you're a local vendor, feel free to contact us about advertising and membership in the Newport Glam Guide :) So that's our big news for the beginning of the year... wish us luck!
Monday, December 31, 2012
Another year gone by and once again I have big plans for the blog in this coming year. I didn't get around to everything I wanted to do around here in 2012, so hopefully 2013 will bring some shiny new things at the tiny hummingbird. Before we get in to all that, here's a look at the most popular posts from this year...
January - washi tape gift tags | February - DIY business cards | March - how to clean a cast iron pan | April - my new profile pic photo shoot | May - a tropic Dutch baby | the most delicious breakfast | June - a day at the zoo & my big backyard | July - a very popular weekend post | August - I seem to have disappeared this month. Must have been all that preparing for Paris! | September - where to shop in Paris | October - what to do with Brussels sprouts | November - Ezra turns 2! A School Bus Birthday | December - craft night at Anthropologie
As always, thanks for reading! It means a lot that to me out of all the websites out there, you guys take a few minutes each day to come here. Here's to 2013 and all it holds!
Friday, December 21, 2012
On a different note, let's continue to remember the Sandy Hook community in our prayers.
To start off the link list, here's...
- a small way to help
- another house tour that I love
- I want to make my own beeswax candles
- definitely adding tomato soup and grilled cheese croutons to my next menu!
- why didn't I think of making pom pom magnets before?
- did you know that feather slips exist? via ardor
- love these fun color block gift tags
- this little girl's room is like a party every day
- I love the idea of giving just four gifts for Christmas
Have a great weekend doing all your last minute preparations for Christmas on Tuesday! Have a very merry one :) I'll see you back here soon!
image via gather
Thursday, December 20, 2012
As promised, here's the tutorial for making the yarn wrapped wire initial ornaments we made at the holi-diy event at Anthropologie on Tuesday night.
First, gather your supplies: plastic coated steel wire, quick dry tacky glue or a hot glue gun, yarn or wool roving, and pliers.
Cut a piece of wire about eight inches long and bend it into the shape of the letter you want to make. You may need to use the pliers to get sharp corners so use them to help you form the letter. Cut a length of yarn about four feet long.
Squeeze a line of glue about an inch long onto one end of the letter.
Lay the one end of the yarn along the glue, with the end pointing in towards the letter. In the above image, I'm holding the end of the yarn and the length extends off the 'E.' This allows you to hide the end once you start wrapping the yarn.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the wire, starting at the tip of the letter and continuing towards the bend.
You can even make a word garland. I hung the word "peace" over one of my chevron canvases and added a few more lengths of yarn so I could hang our Christmas cards with little clothespins. If you were at the workshop Tuesday night or if you make any monograms from the tutorial, send me a picture! I'd love to see how yours turn out!