Saturday, October 5, 2013

Friday {I mean Saturday} 5

1 | Fancy Blog Update

I'm sure by now you've noticed a few changes around Bee of Good Cheer!
I had been searching for several months for a reasonable Blog designer to give the ol' blog an upgrade and found Rebekah Louise Designs on Etsy. She was so quick to communicate, and took my hodge podge of ideas [bees, watercolor, hexagons] and made them into a jaw dropping design!
She was so very patient and willing to tweak and change every little thing--even a few times when I changed my mind after she had designed something.
We got the entire blog design/social package done in 1 week! That's how on the ball she was.
 If you are in the market for a blog update please don't hesitate to check her out on Etsy.
I can't recommend her enough

2 | Built Ins for our Master

After lots of hunting and thinking, the hubs and I have finally decided to put some built-ins in our bedroom.
We have this adorable area in the corner, and it has dwarfed even the big piece of furniture we have.
I'm excited...and of course Pinterest is bubbling over with ideas.

3 | Finishing our Attic

I've obviously been dreaming A LOT this week. 
The hubs was working on something in the attic earlier this week, and I went up there and was amazed at how much space there was. So immediately I began thinking where we could put stairs so that we could finish that space one day {wayyyy in the future}
Pinterest doesn't help. So many ideas.

4 | Mulled Cider

Tis the season, and my little Fall-loving body needs a direct injection of this stuff.
I found this recipe for Crock-Pot Mulled Cider, and you better believe i'm making a big crock of this for our extended anniversary trip to Gatlinburg.

5 | Dingbats

Since I've got my Silhouette, I've been playing a lot with fun fonts and dingbats.
Here's a list of some really awesome free ones!

I used Stateface on my KY wood print here and it turned out great!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Monogrammed Oil Dispenser

Remember the crafty pay-it-forward a few month's ago?
Well I'm finally getting around to posting the quick DIY post on the Monogrammed Oil Dispenser.

I started with a high quality Olive Oil bottle and some Vinyl.

Using my Silhouette and computer,
{which also doubles as a weight lifting tool if needed}
I drew up a quick design [Step 1]

Weeded the excess vinyl [Step 2]
Moved vinyl from vinyl backing to transfer paper [Step 3]
Then placed it onto Oil Dispenser [Step 4]

I then gave each bottle a quick spray of Acrylic Sealer for some added protection since it will most likely be used in the kitchen.

And that was it.
It could easily be used for a soap dispenser or olive oil container. Or really anything you might need it for. How cute would some yummy homemade dressing look in it?

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Garden Patch 2013

 October's Here...ahhh.

Two weekends ago, the hubs and I traveled to Smith's Grove to get our Fall on at a local
Garden center/antique shop/farm.
A few days before I has spyed the pumpkins as they were carting them out at Walmart, 
and knew there was no stopping me after that!

We always try to eat/shop locally, and although they were cheap at Wal-mart, we've got such a treasure trove of local shops it would be a shame to not take advantage of them

Here's a little blurb from The Garden Patch's FB:
 "A 3rd generation farm now offering plants, custom potting, fresh produce, gifts, Kentucky made products, & antiques from our re-purposed dairy barn."

Scroll through and enjoy all the orange in my pics!

 I really loved that red pumpkin! Looked just like a giant, red tomato.
 Having a small SUV makes carrying big things a challenge.  
Obviously the hubs loves stuffing the car to the brim with corn stalks!

If you're ever in the area, hop on by and check them out!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Burlap Plant Stake

Looking for a cheap and easy Fall craft?
Well look no further, 
because here's a fun way to add some character to your outdoor decorations this season!

You will need:

2 Burlap Squares [I cut mine 9x9]
Acrylic Paint
Foam Brush
Glue Gun
Dowel [At least 24" tall]
Acrylic Sealer


Start by tracing your idea onto the burlap

I like to give it a few good coats, so you can't see any of the natural burlap color showing through.
If you do this, as it dries it will naturally harden making cutting it out so much easier to do.

I made several others while I was waiting for it to dry.

Once it is dry, cut both the front and back pieces out to match.

Then hot glue around the outside of the pumpkin and attach the front piece to the back.
Make sure to leave a small section open on the bottom for the plastic bag and dowel.

Stuff the plastic bag into the pumpkin for added dimension, and hot glue the dowel into place.

I then chose to add some detailing with puffy paint, raffia, and fall accents.

After I finished everything, I sprayed the entire thing with 3 coats of Acrylic Sealer to weather-proof it. 

And all done!

How cute would these be with a Welcome sign, monogram, or family name?
Hope this weather has inspired you to knock some things off the Fall bucket list!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Five

1 | Our first CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] Box from Need More Acres.

Here's a little blurb from their FB page:

Need More Acres is a small farm in South Central, KY committed to connecting families to the local food system and real, fresh foods.

2 |  Scalloped Edge Metal Tins

I scored these cuties in the Dollar Bins earlier this week. 
I'm not quite sure what to do with them yet--but no doubt i'll think of something!

I'm totally crushing on these right now...for every season.

4 | Krystals and PSL

I love when my hubby tries to win me over with his own agenda

N: Do you want me to pick up Krystal for Dinner?
B: No, we'll eat here.
N: What if I stop at Starbucks and pick you up a Pumpkin Spice Latte?
B: Deal!

5 | Bee Baby Costume

No i'm not pregnant.
But I just happened upon this one day this week on Etsy--and swooned.
All those ruffles!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Country Living Fair 2013

Two weekends ago, my friend Jessica and I headed  up to Columbus, OH to attend the Country Living Fair.
Let me tell was a dream.

The fair was located in Ohio Village, a recreation of a mid-19th century village.

Everywhere we looked there were little white tents, decorated with all the vintage, antique and handmade finds that your little heart could imagine. Some of my favorite parts were the tent details.

And of course I loved pretty much everything that I saw.

This sign reminds me of my hubby. :)

We also stopped in and stalked Cari from the show Cash and Cari

Look at these precious doorknob picture holders she made.

Took pics next to a dreamy pile of pumpkins and gourds.
Holy Pumpkins!

And after shopping our little hearts out, we stopped in and got some yummy cobbler.
 and I ate every bite of it with no shame. 

For some reason we left and forgot to take pictures of our hauls.
I'll point out some of my favorite finds in my Fall tour this weekend!

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