Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Features

I come across so many wonderful blogs, tutorials and crafts throughout the week, that I decided I needed to feature a couple of them at the end of each week.

The first blog/tutorial I want to share with you is Aesthetic Nest. She made a STUNNING Heirloom Cut Chenille Baby Blanket and posted a tutorial on how she made it.  I have been wanting to learn how to quilt for some time now (I have even looked into classes) and this tutorial has given me confidence to give it a try! I live an hour away from a store with a large selection of fabric and flannels, so as soon as I am able to make the trip, I will be buying the supplies and getting started! 

Next is eighteen25.  They have some really cute ideas, tips, and FREE! printables! :) Did I mention that I love free printables?  One of my favorite things I found over at eighteen25 is their Teacher Appreciation Gifts, but more specifically, the Box of Teacher Goodies. A.Dor.Able!  And my kids aren't even old enough to have teachers!  But when they are, I'll be whipping one of these up each year, I'm sure!

Thirdly, but definitly not lastly, is The Dating Divas.  They have some great ideas for marriage maintinence!  (Sounds boring, but I swear that is the key to keeping a marriage happy!  We have been married for 5 years-together for 7, and focus every day on maintaining a strong connection...we have NEVER had a fight. Seriously. Maintinence is KEY!!) Anyways, they have some awesome ideas for one on one dates, group dates, family fun, romantic gifts, tips on keeping the "spark" alive and well, along with tons of other great stuff.  It's an all around fun and great site for the married folk! ;)

I hope you find something fun you want to give a try on one of these sites.  Have a blessed weekend!

Today I am thankful for tripping over toys. It means I have a home filled with children and laughter! One day I know I will miss tripping on those toys!

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

Your Monterey chicken looks sooo good. I just had that at Chili's last night. It was incredible. Yours looks delicious. I love the chenille blanket, what a treasure. Thanks for visiting me and have a great weekend.