Friday Links!

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The day we’ve been waiting for is finally here– it’s Friday y’all! Whether you plan on spending the next few days traveling, barbecuing, or just catching up on some much needed sleep, here are some links you won’t want to miss!

- Just the cutest diy napkins!

- Must find a rotary phone ASAP.

- Looks like I’m going to need another house plant.

- Now this is a party I’d want to be invited to!

- Absolutely swooning over this dresser makeover.

- This side table makeover is also pretty dang cute.

- Completely mind blowing and a bit disgusting.

Have a great long weekend everyone!



Currently Reading: Autobiographical Essays by amazing women

6 must- read books by amazing women

When I look back at the books I’ve read recently, they all seem to have been written by some completely kickass women. Insert celebration emojis here. It’s really a trend that I hope never ends, and for good reasons too. If you’re experiencing burnout or frustration with your career and are in need of inspiration, or just want an empowering read filled with laughs, I recommend picking up anyone of the following:

1. Lizz Free or Die by Lizz Winstead

2. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

3. Why is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

4. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

5. Bossypants by Tiny Fey

6. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham*

*currently reading

Have you read any of the above? Any that I should add to the list, or my must-read list overall? Speaking of which, don’t forget to enter my Instagram giveaway!

How to Make a Dishwasher Safe Mug (and what not to do)

Time: 45 minutes (includes bake time)
Materials: ceramic mug, Pebeo Porcelaine 150 pen, oven

How to make a dishwasher safe mug (plus what not to do!)Last year I shared a tutorial for how to paint ceramic and make it dishwasher safe (also used on this ring holder). I recently discovered that the same company makes the specialty ceramic paint in marker form, which opens up what you can do design wise completely! For my first attempt, I decided to do polka dots. Sounds easy enough right? Well, I ran into a bit of a snag along the way and thought I’d share it with you, because hey, who doesn’t love a good craft fail?


How to make a dishwasher safe mug (plus what not to do!)


All you need to make your design permanent is the porcelaine 150 pen and an oven. You can use any ceramic mug and may even find good ones to makeover at the dollar store. Continue reading…

The Crafted Kitchen: 10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes

10 Delicious Cupcake RecipesIt may only be Tuesday, but who said you can’t treat yo self?! And what better pick me up is there out there besides a delicious cupcake? Not only are these recipes are completely drool worthy but they seem like you could actually successfully make them. Which is perfect if you’re looking to make something for for yourself or for any Memorial Day picnics you might be attending. Side note, if anyone needs me, I’ll be in a sugar coma until Friday.

And if you’re looking to throw a bit of crafting into the mix, try making these fresh flower cupcake toppers!

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes1. Fruity Pebble Cupcakes by Damn Delicious

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes2. Apple Pie Cupcakes by Spoonful Of Flavor

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes3. S’more Cupcakes by Pastry Affair

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes4. House Plant Cupcakes by Alana Jones-Mann

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes5. Tahini Cupcakes by Molly Yeh Continue reading…