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Guest Blogger Meg with A Little Knick Knack

3 Aug
Today I have for y’all my awesome friend Megan with A Little Knick Knack.  She is super creative, supportive and all things awesome!!!  I’m so excited for y’all to meet her! 

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be here at Ami’s blog today. Isn’t she great? I love her sense of style and whimsy. She is a wonderful inspiration to me!

My name is Meg and I live over at A Little Knick Knack. I’ve been blogging for just over a year and love it!  I host many great giveaways and do some fun reviews, so come by and check things out!

A Little Knick Knack

I have a lot of wood. Anything that I can do to wood, I’ll do. I love to paint, stain, glaze, hammer, distress, sand…the possibilities are endless. I had so much fun making these birdhouses….

 …and these fun little initial blocks…

And this yellow chair…


I’ve been trying my hand at sewing lately. I hosted a basic sewing series with another fabulous blog friend–Tina from Twinkle Toes, and we did a tutorial on how to make these lovely pillowcases….

Today I’d like to show you how I made a really simple sign for my kitchen. First, I took an old board I had gotten in the “as-is” bin at Home Depot. They sell fragments of wood for $.50 a board. CHEAP!I took this board and primed it white.

And then painted it with a bright, bright, BRIGHT red. Since I was going to paint another color over this, I went with the sloppy method.

Let your base color dry for awhile, so there’s no smearing. Once you’re satisfied, paint a nice topcoat over it. I chose a light blue. 

Now, go ahead and print your letters in the size and font you want for your sign.

Now, here is my poor-man’s method for getting letters on your wood. Take your signs and turn them over. Rub the back liberally with pencil. Turn them back over and trace the outside of the words onto your sign. The lead will rub off on your board leaving you a nice outline to paint. 

I like to use acrylic paint pens to fill in my words. So much easier for me and my unsteady hand!

I took a piece of sand paper (150 grit) and sanded over the entire board. It sanded down nicely, but I still needed a little more antiquing. I got my walnut stain and wet paper towel.

 I brushed on a layer of walnut and then quickly wiped it off with the paper towel. It gave me the effect I was going for.

And there’s your “vintage” farm sign! Enjoy!

I hope you can join my Thursday link party, Everything but the Kitchen Sink! It’s open all weekend and we have such a fun time! Come check it out!A Little Knick KnackAlso, to all the Etsy/shop owners out there, I’m having a giveaway until August 5 for250 CUSTOMIZED labels! Come on over and enter!



Thanks so much, Megan!  Isn’t she great!?!  My kitchen could use cool fresh eggs sign!!  And I LOVE those birdhouses!  Please go show Meg some love!!  And I hope to see YOU at her Thursday link party! 

I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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Guest Blogger Bella Before and After

24 Jul
My guest blogger today is my BESTEST bloggy friend, Bella with Bella Before and After.  I LOVE YA BELLA!!! 


Hey AliLilly fans, I’m Bella, and as always, I am so happy to be guest posting over here. I love my girl Ami, and I’m so excited to bring you guys a little tutorial on how to turn a baby shower invitation into a beautiful cake.
Just want to remind all of you that along with writing on my main blog : Bella Before and After, I have created a new blog to share some of our cakes with all of you. My mom and I bake cakes, and I just wanted a fun place to show off some of our creations, and hopefully inspire you as well.
Euro Style Cakes
I hope you stop by 
We are new, and we could sure use some great friends. While you are checking out all the yummies, don’t forget to share all your fantastic parties, decorations, food, and CAKES, with US at our new weekly link up party. 
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Pregnant Belly Cake Tutorial

At this point I didn’t glue anything down yet. It still needed to be easily transferred to the finished cake. Once you have it on the cake , and are happy with the placement of everything, you just need to dab a little water to make everything stick, like glue. Be careful not to add too much, or else the fondant will slide. 

Also you will notice everything is really powdery at this stage. You need to keep everything dusted well, so it doesn’t stick, but once you are finished assembling the cake, you can steam the fondant, or use a paintbrush to paint it with water (slightly) and this will take care of all that powder, along with making everything shine.

Do you want to see the finished cake?
It is so pretty, I really love the way it turned out.
Make sure to stop by and take a look.
Euro Style Cakes
Thanks so much Ami for having me over today. I hope you all enjoyed the tutorial, and can’t wait to see you over at my place. Make sure to say hello, and tell your friends will ya!!

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Make sure to stop by to see the finished cake!! AND show Bella some love! She is the BEST!!  And make sure you come party with us on Tuesday at Bella’s Amaze Me August Link Party!  Photobucket
Thanks for being my super awesome guest today Bella!!! πŸ™‚
Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes
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Guest Blogger To Sew With Love

23 Jul

My guest blogger today is Lelanie of To Sew With Love.  She is a wonderful friend of mine.  She’s incredibly sweet and supportive.  She made Alie the most ADORABLE summer dress with TONS of accessories.  I can’t wait to get some pictures of Alie wearing it to share with y’all. 


Hi there, lovely AliLilly readers!
I am Lelanie of the blog
We post a lot of our sewing projects on the blog, mostly for our kids. 





We also host a weekly
a monthly



a fun contest

and lots of

Today, we will be sharing a quick card and note pad holder tutorial. All you need are:
Linen or cotton fabric pieces:
2 pcs. 6.25″ x 10″
4 pcs. 6.25″ x 3.25″
lace (optional)
elastic and button (or velcro)
label (optional)
interfacing (optional)
If you decide to use some interfacing, iron it on each fabric piece before proceeding to the sewing steps. The interfacing, however, is optional. The one I made did not have any interfacing on because I did not have any on hand at that time. Although, i would have wanted to use interfacing. It will yield a prettier card holder, believe me! It will make a lot of difference!
Get your card pocket pieces and bring them together, right sides together, aligning the edges well. Sew straight stitches.
Turn the piece inside out and topstitch.
Align the unsewn side of the card pocket to one of the short sides of one of the bigger fabric piece. Attach your card pocket to the fabric by sewing basting stitches on the sides and the bottom side of the card pocket piece. Take the center of the pocket piece and sew straight stitches on the center.
Get the remaining pocket pieces and with both fabric right sides together, sew straight stitches on both of the longer sides. Turn it inside out and topstitch on one of the longer side.
Pin it on where it should be sewn on, the topstitch side should be the on the top.
Sew the sides with basting stitches while the bottom with straight stitches with backtracks. Determine where your notepad should go and sew straight stitches to divide your pocket.
So, we have this as of now.
Place the remaining bigger piece on top of the piece where you have sewn your pockets. Both fabric pieces should be wrong sides together. Fold them the way your card holder would be folded when finished to determine where you’d have to sew on the lace. Once you’ve determined the spot, pin your lace in place.
Flip the card holder to determine where your button should go (or your velcro if you’ve decided to have velcro as closures)
Sew the lace on.
Sew the button on.
Sew the label on.
You will now have these two pieces. Do not forget to pin the elastic band on the top.
With the pieces right sides together, sew straight stitches on all sides leaving 3″ or so unsewn so you could turn the fabrics later.
Clip all sides/edges.
Turn the fabric inside out and topstitch.
Now, you have a card holder with two pockets for your contact cards, one pocket for a memo card, one pocket for a small pen or a usb.
One side…
And the other side.


I hope you liked our quick tutorial. Come and visit our blog for more tutorials.
And thank you, sweet Ami, for having us here!
Hugs,
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Hugs,
Lelanie



Thanks so much Lelanie for the great tutorial and for posting for me today!  Your an awesome friend!! πŸ™‚
Ain’t Lelanie great!!  Please stop by and show her some love!  AND remember to come party with us at her Lets Get Crafty Saturday Party!!!  
Thanks for stopping by!


I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes

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I am Guest Blogging at the HOH today!!

23 Jul

I’m a guest blogger at the House of Hepworths today!  


WHOOOOT!!  Make sure you stop by to check out my post and check out Allison’s SUPER AWESOMESPICE (thats her word!) blog!  She’s creative, supportive, helpful, fun, open, honest, real, funny, talented…..I could go on and on.  She’s been a very helpful and supportive friend of mine too!  FOLLOW HER if you aren’t already!  You’ll be so happy you did!!!
A few of Allison’s awesomespiceness talents! (wow say that 10 times fast!) 

Spa Bath Mat


Caprisun Bags & Totes
Accessories from Duct Tape
Throw Pillows from Cloth Napkins
You HAVE to see how she installed this towel bar in her kitchen.
THIS GUY is my favorite! It’s her Pumpkin from a dryer duct!!!

AND if you weren’t partying with her already she hosts a link party every Thursday! 


Thanks for stopping by!! 





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Guest Blogger Rachael with Lovely Crafty Home

8 Jul

Hello all you lovely AliLilly readers! I’m Rachael from Lovely Crafty Home. You may have seen me here before, but I’m making another guest appearance while Ami gets her move on (good luck, Ami!)
Today we’re gettin beach-y wit it.
Oh yes, that just happened.
I wanted to share this cute and thrifty project I made a few weeks ago since it’s sum sum summertime almost everywhere now! To make this set, you’ll need:
                   
  • 2 yards of fabric ($6 for mine)
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  • coordinating thread ($2)
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  • clothes line ($4)
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  • masking or scotch tape (on hand)
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  • one 4′ x 5′ drop cloth, washed and ironed ($6)
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  • stuffing (on hand)
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  • grommet tool and grommets ($10-$15, depending on size)

I used Hancock Fabric’s coupons for the fabric and the notion (grommet tool)…you can use both coupons in the same transaction!

I made a beachy tote with matching pillow and blanket all for under $25! Of course I didn’t take too many pictures during construction, so I whipped up this diagram to show you the pieces I used to make the tote.
Oh did you think school was out? Trust me, this is easier than it looks. I didn’t even use a ruler when I made mine. I swear! Here’s how to do it:
1. I cut out a rectangle that looked to be a good size for the bottom. Looking at it now, it was probably around 8.5″ x 19″ (including seam).
2. Then I used that rectangle to measure the side pieces.These are the entire bottom length (y) plus half of it’s width (x) on both sides. For you measuring types, that would have been 8.5 + 19=27.5.  I did this sweet fabric rotation maneuver, it was really impressive geometry at the time. Too bad I didn’t take a video. The gist of it was to lay the rectangle down horizontally on your fabric, then “pin” it at the bottom right corner with a finger and rotate the piece 90 degrees (until it’s vertical). Mark your new edge.
3. The height of the bag (z) is sort of a matter of taste and what looks good to you based on the bottom you cut. Once you decide, cut out your first side piece using your marked edge. Mine looks to be 18.5″ (including seam). Oh! Eureka! It is probably pleasing to the eye if the bag is as tall (z)  as it is long (y). Man that was completely accidental and I only realized it as I’m writing this and measuring my bag. That’s the power of the eyeball, folks!
4. Lay out your first side piece on the fabric and cut a duplicate.
5. Hem the top of your 2 sides.
6. With right sides together, pin one side to the bottom starting at the center point of the width of the bottom and ending on the opposite side (like a “u”- see below). You will have to work in the corners, but I didn’t find it too difficult. And, who cares anyway? It’s not like some fellow beach go-er is going to call you out on your seamstress skills. Sew one side, then pin and sew the other.
7. Sew your two sides together where they meet at the center of the bottom piece all the way up to your hem.
8. Tada! Just kidding, you need some handles. I wanted to do rope handles, which required a new tool (to me)- the grommet tool! If you have never used this thing, it is probably one of the most archaic things still on the market, but it will do the job as long as you have a hard surface to work on (think pavement or brick). You should be able to find one at any fabric store (Hancock, JoAnn’s, etc). Don’t forget to get grommets themselves (sometimes the tool will come with some, but just make sure you have 4). The directions in the package are pretty straightforward, so I’ll spare you those. But this would be the time I got out the ruler.

Image courtesy Stone Mountain Fabrics

9. Buy a length of clothes line (usually about 1/4″ thick cotton twine- it’s typically marked as clothes line) from the rope area at the hardware store. I found the $4 roll to be cheaper than buying by the yard at the fabric store. Plus, I wasn’t exactly sure how much I needed. How long you want your handles is up to you- I just cut up some rope, braided it, strung it through the grommets, then cut off the excess when I found the right “fit.” Knot the ends and tape each rope end (like a shoelace) to keep it from fraying. Don’t forget to make two!
And you’re done! Bonus points if you can find a plastic placemat or something to murder and use as a bottom on the inside of the bag.
I also made a coordinating pillow from leftover fabric. The blanket just a drop cloth  accented with strips of fabric around the edges…but you could do stripes, appliques, or even use fabric paint to decorate your blanket. If you want, you can grommet the 4 corners and bring some tent stakes to the beach with you. No more flyaway blanket!
I don’t live near the water, so let’s just pretend that my sandy colored rug is a beach, mmmm k?
Pardon my wrinkles, the blanket has been folded up in the bad for awhile.

I hope you all enjoyed my not-so-tutorial, thank you Ami for having me here again and sharing your wonderful readers with me!




Thank you! THANK YOU! Rachael!!!  Please stop by and show her some love!!!  πŸ™‚

I’m linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes


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Guest Blogger Greta with Just Another Thought Online.

4 Jul
Hi, I’m Greta.  I write the blog Just Another Thought Online.  This is my first guest blog post, and my first how to crafty blog post! So you get a two for one here.  Normally I just write funny little stories about random things, but Ami (and her awesome blog) needed some guest bloggers and I thought it would be fun to branch out a little and write about a fun do it yourself project I discovered just a few weeks ago.

I enjoy my showers.  About a year ago I found this great little thing  called a shower bomb to make my showers even more enjoyable.  I just place the shower bomb in the soap dish or on the side of the tub and splash a little water on it and then my shower is filled with the refreshing scent of rose, lavender, eucalyptus, or any other pleasant scent I enjoy.


The only problem with these shower bombs was that the place where I purchased them charges about $4.00 each.  To say the least, I got sick of paying so much  for something I felt I could make myself.  I went online and searched for recipes to make shower bombs.   I found a great recipe on eHow which I have made some changes to (and hopefully improved) based on my own trial and error.


All you need is baking soda, powdered citric acid (which you can find in the baking section of grocery stores or on Amazon), liquid witch hazel, any essential oil you wish to use, a bowl, a whisk, spray bottle, and a mold (I have recently found that cup cake trays lined with aluminum foil work well). I would also advise wearing some disposable gloves because the ingredients may (understatement) dry out your skin and you might smell a little too much like your favorite scent (imagine that lady at church or your work who wears way way too much perfume).

First mix 2/3 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of powdered citric acid.  Make sure to whisk thoroughly!

Add essential oil.  The number of drops will depend on how strong you wish the scent to be.  I advise adding about 3-4 drops at a time, whisk the essential oil and powder mixture,  and then taking a sniff to see if the scent is what you want.  

Once you have the smell right it is time to add the witch hazel.  The best way to do this is to pour some witch hazel into a spray bottle and set the bottle to mist.   Mist the powder mixture 3 times and then mix with the whisk.  Mist an additional two times and whisk again.  Repeat this process until you have sprayed a total of 9 times.   

Note: If you don’t follow my directions here one of two things will happen. Either your shower bomb won’t hold together and will crack apart when it dries, or an unimaginable amount of expanding mixture will overtake your entire kitchen counter.  Believe me, the first time I made this I awoke the next morning to an entire counter full of encrusted shower bomb material. It was like the Blob but white, crusty, and nice smelling.

At this stage the mixture should be the consistency of damp (not wet) sand.  You should be able to mold the mixture with your hand into a small mound which holds together on its own.  It will look like this:

Next add the mixture to the mold you have chosen. Since I am greedy and will be using these myself, I chose a cupcake pan since it was readily available, but some people like to use candy molds for a more aesthetically pleasing final product (you can give these as festive gifts based on the season).  I like to line the mold with non-stick aluminum foil or plastic wrap so that the shower bombs are easier to pop out of their molds.   Pat the mixture down into the mold so that it is compacted together.

Let the shower bombs dry overnight, and then store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!

Final Note On Clean-Up: If you do accidentally add too much witch hazel, or if there is a dried on mess on your counter, all you have to do is pour some water on the area and the dried on shower bomb material will dissolve away. 

WOW!!! Thanks Greta! I can’t wait to try this AND I love the idea of turning them into gifts.  That is perfect.  You can wrap them up in pretty tissue paper too!  I have to say too, Greta is SO SWEET!  I woke up the other morning and found a cute little box on my patio.  OH, did I forget to mention that Greta and I are neighbors?!  So, I find a cute little box and inside was a eucalyptus and mint shower bomb she had made me.  SO sweet and it smells WONDERFUL!   I really hope y’all will stop by and show her some love.  The blogging community would be NOTHING if we didn’t support each other, right? 

Thanks Greta, for doing your FIRST DIY post for me and letting me be your first guest blogging host! πŸ™‚

I am linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes






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Guest Blogger Kassi with Truly Lovely

30 Jun

Hello all you FABULOUS AliLilly readers!!!

I am SO excited to be guest posting for the AMAZING Ami while she is making her BIG move back to TX!

I am also SO sad to be losing my AZ bloggie bestie…
BUT this blog world is so great that instead of losing her I’m simply trading and AZ bestie for a TX bestie!!!
Love ya Ami!!! πŸ™‚

You may have seen me floating around here before

So it’s a pleasure to be able to share with you all once again!

In case you missed my first guest post here, I’m Kassi.

I blog over at Truly Lovely…
A blog about all things I consider to be truly lovely. πŸ™‚
Truly Lovely

I’d like to share my recent discovery with you.

Maybe I’m the last one to know, but if not, you’ve gotta check out this cool website called Wordle.

It lets you enter either a paragraph of text, a website/blog/any other url and then makes a word cloud from the most used words within what you provided.

For example, I made a wordle using the Truly Lovely blog URL.

COOL, right?

The site chooses the most used words and creates your word cloud.
From there you can customize the colors, shape, and even remove words to make it your own.
Then you can print or share it as you please. πŸ™‚

A Wordle made from my wedding blog, My Road to Mrs.

You could frame a custom word cloud to be used as wall art, as a gift, or even to label random items!

I made a Wordle from my work website and framed it to display in my office!
Check back on Truly Lovely in awhile if you’d like to see that post!

I think I might frame my blog wordles as wall decoration for my craft room! πŸ™‚
The ideas are endless!!!

*Wordle does not know who I am or care I’m sure… 
This is just a fun idea I found and wanted to share with others. πŸ™‚

So… Wordle away friends!!!
I would love to hear about what you create!!!
Hope you’ll pop over by Truly Lovely for a visit sometime! πŸ™‚

And good luck to Ami and the family as the make the big move!!

Have a lovely day!

Thanks Kassi!!! YOU rock mama! πŸ™‚

AND YES!!!! As Kassi mentioned we are moving from AZ back to our HOME STATE of TEXAS!!! It’s a bit crazy with packing up and all right now! SO, if anyone is will to help out I need some guest bloggers ASAP!!! Would you help?? Please Please!?!

ALSO be sure to stop by Just Sew Sassy! I have a GIVEAWAY going on of there!! πŸ™‚ 

I am linking up here:

{M}  Making The World Cuter ~ The Creative Girl ~ Skip To My Lou  ~ Between Naps On The Porch  ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ Craft-O-Maniac ~ Dittle Dattle {T} Bella Before and After ~ Today’s Creative Blog ~ Home Stories A 2 Z  ~ A Stoll Thru Life ~ Tip Junkie ~ Sugar Bee  ~I’m Topsy Turvy  ~ Funky Polkadot Giraffe ~Not JUST a Housewife ~ Running With Glitter ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Homework {W} Night Owl Crafting ~ Someday Crafts ~Blue Cricket Design  ~Sew Much Ado ~ Lil’ Luna  ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman  {T} House Of Hepworths ~ The Shabby Chic Cottage  ~ Somewhat Simple  ~What Allie’s Making Now {F} Fingerprints On The Fridge  ~ Tidymom ~Simply Designing  ~The Shabby Nest  ~Chic On A Shoestring Decorating ~Simply Sweet Home  ~My Romantic Home ~ Just A Girl ~  Truly Lovely ~ A Little Knick KnackLovely Crafty Home ~ Whipperberry  ~ 30 Days ~ Remodelaholic {S} Be Different…Act Normal~Funky Junk Interiors ~Tater Tots And Jello ~Along For The Ride  ~ Lolly Jane ~ To Sew With Love  {Sn} I Heart Naptime ~Under The Table And Dreaming ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Nifty Thrifty Things Flamingo Toes




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