4.29.2012

Make it Monday #29


Time to link up and show off what you've been creating! DIY tutorials for home decor, sewing, re-fashioning, upcycling, parties, recipes, family games and MORE!
LINK UP! 
1. share a direct link to your tutorial


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Top link ups + winner

I am really loving the 2 different link up sections for Make it Monday! I hope you are too! 

The top 2 most viewed projects from the Refashion/Sewing section were:

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4.27.2012

Velata - fondue from Scentsy!

I hadn't heard of Velata until a few days before the Snap! conference I attended last week. 
Velata was the sponsor for the opening night dinner and as I checked into who/what Velata was I got excited!!! 


Velata is a member of the Scentsy family! Say what???? YES that is what I said! They have created fondue warmers with no flame and no scorching! GENIUS!!! 
After you warm the Belgian chocolate, dip all your yummies and enjoy,  IF you have some leftover you simply pop on the lid (Yup a LID!) to the top and into the freezer it goes until you ready for another fondue fun filled night! no messy clean up!



over 300 women rushing for Velata! watch out! Never get between a woman and chocolate :) 



Thumbs up from The Dating Divas

Why not share with friends!?

No "cake"tonight? It's all about Velata 
 THANK you Velata for letting the ladies of Snap! see, enjoy and experience Velata before it goes public in May! What a TREAT!!!


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4.25.2012

Snap! the fashion I saw....

I believe it was tweeted out during the Snap! blog conference that "DIY bloggers are some of the best dressed around!" I couldn't agree more! 

 (Me and Andrea)

There were over 300 fashionable ladies, each displaying their own personal style, gathered all together for the weekend. I managed to snap a few pictures of the fun styles and colors I saw this past weekend! 
Have a peek! The best part is there was no fashion right or wrong - Just being YOURSELF! It's fun to get to meet these wonderful ladies in real life and see how their blog and personality match up to how they dress! 



more to share from Snap! over the next couple of days!


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What I Wore - Go BOLD!

Spring is the time of year when  COLOR comes back into play and this year with the neons trend is the time to GO for IT!!! 
People think my everyday wear is a bit dressy and maybe it is - to each their own :) So I decided to "dress down" a bit and pulled this outfit together. When a friend stopped by she said, "You look all dressed up. Where are you going?"  LOL....I guess it doesn't matter if I dress up, down, sideways, regular or backwards. Everyone has a different idea of what "dressed up" is.

But I did go BOLD whatever the style may be. I call it comfy casual. A bright pink striped top with a yellow scarf, jeans, leopard flats and a mixed metal bracelet. Easy and workable for all day! 



Find some "basics" that can be re-worked, re-worn, re-styled and re-used for many seasons, outfits and looks and your wardrobe will go father! 

linking up here

pleated poppy

Momma Go Round



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4.24.2012

Shabby Apple $75 gift card GIVEAWAY

 **GIVEAWAY has now closed**
woot! woot! It's Shabby Apple giveaway time! 
I love talking about fashion, refashioning, accessorizing. etc. and I love being able to help "pump up" your wardrobe too with fashionable giveaways! 

Dresses from Shabby Apple


Shabby Apple wants to give 1 lucky reader a $75.00 gift card to purchase any SHABBY APPLE item that strikes your fancy! 

TO ENTER:
1. Leave a comment telling us a favorite item(s) from the Shabby Apple website -
to be eligible, Shabby Apple asks that you are a fan of their FB page

2. Tweet or share on Facebook for a second entry! 

(open to USA shipping addresses only)

Here are some of my favorites!

Love this red dress
 and this skirt
in love with the texture and criss cross on this swimsuit
 and who doesn't love this skirt!!?
 Now you know what I like - so enter and tell me what you like! Giveaway ends this Friday!

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4.22.2012

Make it Monday 28 + giveaway winner

**NEW link ups for REfashion/sewing and other DIY good-ness!!! Look for the separate sections!**
Plus another giveaway for YOU on TUESDAY!!! :) 

Time to link up and show off what you've been creating! DIY tutorials for home decor, sewing, re-fashioning, upcycling, parties, recipes, family games and MORE! Because I love fashion, sewing and re-fashion so much I have created a separate link up JUST for these tutorials! So strut your fashion/sewing stuff!

The winner for the Baby Times book giveaway is:
congrats!!!

LINK UP! 
1. share a direct link to your tutorial
2. no shops or selling
3. include a MAKE it MONDAY logo button or link on your blog or post



Let's see it! I love to further promote some of the projects and share them on the Brassy Apple Facebook Page


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4.20.2012

Anthro Floral shoes - DIY

Have you seen the colorful collection of shoes from Anthropologie this Spring? My first thought when I saw them was "hey, I've already created those last year!" :) ha ha ha

You can easily replicate this look with some fabric and Mod podge! 
Check out my tutorial here

Wedges are super easy to add a pop of color and/or pattern to with that nice slice of the shoe. AND you can update a pair you already have in your closet or get a pair 2nd hand and make them over! 

And think of how CUTE these could be for little girls too!!! 

Here's a BEFORE and AFTER shot of the shoes I did last year! 

Happy shoe making! And if you give it a try - let me know! Shoot me an email, post on the Brassy Apple FB wall, send a smoke signal.....whatever! :)

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4.19.2012

All Free Sewing - me in a BOOK!

 Well EBOOK that it! 
All Free Sewing has some great Ebooks full of projects to get your sewing and inspired! One of my projects are included in their 11 Sewing projects for womens dresses and other pretty projects!


and it's FREE!!! Head over there to snag it!

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4.18.2012

What I wore - rainy day


I have come to realize that I like to live in a place where the Summer Season is "short". As much as I LOVE the Sunny skies and WARM weather, I love to layer my clothes and I have waaaay more options for Fall - early Spring in my wardrobe then I do for Summer. OH well! I will be fixing that this year!


The reason I even brought that up at all is because I had an unexpected cold, dark, rainy day this week which made it possible to break out some "layers" and long sleeves. yipppeee! 
So to keep it not Winter looking but still warm enough for me during the day I wore some open toed shoes in a fun color. I chose a scarf that was light and draped it so it was open (I've talked about that in other "what I wore" posts).
A fun trouser jeans and some accessories and the outfit is complete! 



Top: Pick your Plum deal
Scarf: Old Navy - clearance years ago
Trouser Jeans - Ross
Earrings - gift
Bracelet - had forever
Ring - Groopdealz from (Loved Stitched)
Shoes - Thrifted

I will be linking up here

pleated poppy

Momma Go Round

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4.17.2012

Baby Times Stash books GIVEAWAY!

CALLING all sewing/fabric lovers!!! 


Some of the funnest things to sew up are baby items!! Having a baby or pampering a baby you love brings out the urge to create and sew in many of us! Stash Books wants to giveaway a copy of the BABY TIMES book to a lucky reader of mine! (yeah for You!)




ENTER!!! (3 different ways!)
1. Leave a comment (be sure your email address is hooked into your user ID or leave it in the comments)
2. Follow them on Twitter - @stashbooks Then leave me a comment here that you did!
3. Sign up for their eNewsletter - leave me a comment here that you did!

**USA residents will receive a hard copy INTERNATIONAL will receive the eBook version**
Giveaway will close on Thursday, April 19th at midnight

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4.15.2012

Make it Monday #27

**NEW link ups for REfashion/sewing and other DIY good-ness!!! Look for the separate sections!**
Plus another giveaway for YOU on TUESDAY!!! :)


Time to link up and show off what you've been creating! DIY tutorials for home decor, sewing, re-fashioning, upcycling, parties, recipes, family games and MORE! Because I love fashion, sewing and re-fashion so much I have created a separate link up JUST for these tutorials! So strut your fashion/sewing stuff!

I hope "MAKE it MONDAY" becomes a fun resource for you to get inspired, pin some fun projects and find some creative new blogs in the process!

LINK UP! 
1. share a direct link to your tutorial
2. no shops or selling
3. include a MAKE it MONDAY logo button or link on your blog or post



Let's see it! I love to further promote some of the projects and share them on the Brassy Apple Facebook Page









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4.14.2012

Top 5 link ups + Refashion/Sewing!

Attention!!! There are now 2 sections to link up for Make it Monday!There will be an area for

AND
As a girls who loves to refashion and sewing and a lot of my readers (YOU!) like them too,  I want to highlight these projects in a separate area so they are easier to find! So look for the 2 areas and link up in the right one!

What were the top 2 link ups from this week??? Take a look!

1. FAB Settee makeover
2. Loft Knock off skirt
3. Easter Dress
4. Best Vintage Store ever!
5. Kitchen Makeover

See you tomorrow for Make it Monday! The link up party goes live at 6pm (mst)!

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