Top 5 Hits

Top 5 Hits
Each week I feature my Top 5 Hits from the web.  Enjoy this week’s fantastic picks!
Swing by Shutterbug and the Sweet Life for a party for all the little monkeys in your life. Jennifer’s monkey turned 3 and she planned a party that will knock your socks off. The Party-Part One if filled with fabulous pics of divine treats, party decor and the cutest sock monkey ever!

Just in case you missed, The Great Pantry Makeover it is one to bookmark! You’ll appreciate Emily’s “unorganized-before and happily-ever-after” @ Decor Chick, doubling her storage space. Her father created the carousels for her and shows us how in her follow up. He’s willing to make them for you too! If you live close enough he’ll install…wana come see Yellowstone Park?

How to make the carousels.


Anybody interested in a terrific “how to” on Hemming Your Jeans? Well good, because Rachel @ Holy Craft is a busy mom and homemaker who is gifted at stretching a dollar. With tailoring fees out of sight, her step by step lesson is an awesome way for us to save too!#4

Talk about creative, think of all the ways we can use this idea. Printing on Fabric
right from a home printer is something I’ve never thought of, but it makes sense! At My Repurposed Life, Gail gives a great tutorial and I’m excited to give some fabric a whirl through my old printer.


Each week I see so many quilts to share. To me, they are works of art, and I’m crazy for the non-traditional ones that are fun and funky. Snuggling up with this Juice Box Quilt would be happiness! I love the bright colors and delightful pattern, talented quilter, Allison used @ Cluck. Cluck. SEW.

Have an inspired weekend all!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!



    Love the closet carousel idea!!

    My link for you… WIZARD OF OZ
    Do come by to say hello if you have time!

  2. Debbie

    I love that pantry carousal and just have to see how it’s done.

    I also have a “scrimpie” daughter whose jeans are always too long. I would love to be able to tailor them myself. I usually send them out so that they get the real “jeans hem” look.

    You always find the best stuff out there in blogland.

  3. theteo5

    Thanks for the feature and for finding me! You have an adorable blog that I am now following.

  4. Always Nesting

    Those are all awesome posts. Love the pantry and who wouldn’t want to be at a party with those cupcakes and decor? Gail always has the best projects and that quilt is adorable! Jeans- do you know how many pair I have passed on because my little legs are too short? I’m too tall for petites and too short for regular sizes, grrrr….

  5. She a Lady

    what a lovely blog…saw your post at sew picture perfect about the pin cushions…love to see your moms collection…I get soooo inspired about pin cushions…actually made one this morning… a heart shaped footstool. on my blog… I am adding you to my blog list I will many visits, sew I hope you like drop in company…blessings madame samm

  6. Allison Shops

    Those are all fab things for a Friday or any day!


  7. Caryn

    I love your fabulous “Five on Fridays” feature. It was fun to the ideas you posted. The fabric printing and jean hems are my favorite. You must be busy just keeping up with all this! Your zucchini bread looks so pretty. It has such a nice shape, and the zucchini milk is a great idea too. Keep it up!

  8. Jacqueline

    Very fun, I hopped on over to visit some of these and bookmarked them. Great week.

  9. Erin

    I LOOOOOOVE the sock monkeys! So cute. That quilt is gorgeous as well, amazing colors!

  10. Gypsy Heart

    So many great ideas! I love the printing on fabric idea…must try that some day. You have so many wonderful things on your blog, it’s a fun visit.

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  11. Diane

    Cute quilt! She is so talented over at Cluck Cluck Sew! And I love your printing on fabric! I’m going to have to learn more about that. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  12. Amy Meyer

    I love all the projects! Thanks for combining them into one post so we can all enjoy!


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