Fancy This Fridays and Features #164

Happy Friday friends!!! How was your week? In case you missed it I shared our 2014 The Color Run experience this week.

Don’t forget this coming Wednesday is 20Wishes Progress time!! There will be another awesome giveaway for those that linkup with us! If you haven’t shared your list yet, we’d love to have you join us!!

Now here are the features from Fancy This #163!

First up, Allison of I think We Could be Friends shared The Mighty Girl Book List for 2014. It’s a reading list for middle school aged girls with mighty female characters. Allison says she’s doing the list to introduce her girls to awesome girl role models. Now THAT is something we can get behind!!

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Next, these pretty Romantic Lace Candle Holders from Christine at The DIY Dreamer would’ve been perfect for Valentine’s Day but really I’d love them in my house anytime!!

Romantic Lace Candle Holders

And finally, Twix Cookie Recipe!?! Yes please!!! Erika of Living Frugal with Erika shared her yummy recipe with us!

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Here’s a Featured on Truly Lovely button for you three mentioned above! Hope you’ll grab one and share it over at our own blogs! ;)
Don’t forget each of these features gets pinned to our Featured on Truly Lovely board!! Check it out for past features and some fun ideas!!

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Not the blog itself.
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We prefer to see what YOU have been up to… not someone random.
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Thanks for linking with us lovelies!!!
Hope you have a safe and fun weekend!!!


 

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Interchangeable Necklaces Styled by Tori Spelling

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Styled by Tori Spelling and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores for a campaign via Blueprint Social. As always opinions shared here are 100% my own!

 
Every woman and young lady that I know loves jewelry… The more pretty baubles you have to choose from when getting dressed for work, a night on the town, or just every day the better!!! Am I right!?! That’s why I am in LOVE with all the pretty new Styled by Tori Jewelry pieces now available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores!

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You might’ve seen the Styled by Tori pieces that were available before but now there are even MORE fun colors and ways to mix and match pieces to create your own unique looks! Just check out all the blingy goodness I received in my Blueprint Social sampling box!!! And that’s only a small snippet of the awesome-ness that is now available!!!

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One of my favorite features of this jewelry line is that they are made to be interchangeable. You can purchase just a few key pieces and create several different looks! For example with just four pieces from the Styled by Tory Spelling Noir collection I was able to create two very different interchangeable necklaces!

Step 1: Gather your necklaces pieces. Mine included two necklace bottoms, one necklace top and a set of connectors.

Styled by Tori Spelling necklaces

Step 2: Connect the first necklace bottom to the necklace top using the two connectors. You can see in the photo below, it’s SO easy to do. Simply open the connector and slip the two ends inside. That’s it!

Styled by Tori Spelling necklace

Viola! There’s your first necklace! The necklace bottom shown here is the Five Stone Bib bottom in the Smoke color.

Styled by Tori Spelling Five Stone Bib Necklace

Step 3: Create a completely different look by replacing the first necklace bottom with the second necklace bottom. Simply change it out at the connectors, leaving the connectors attached to the necklace top.

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And boom! There’s your second necklace! The necklace bottom shown here is the Leaf and Rhinestone Tri-Color Necklace Botto.

Styled by Tori necklace

You can find more information and ideas for creating your own Styled by Tori Spelling looks by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Oh! And make sure you get entered into the Styled by Tori Spelling Sweeps being hosted by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores! It’s only open from June 3-20th, so hurry to get your entry in!!!

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To enter click over to the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Facebook page, fill out the official entry form and upload a photo of you wearing jewelry made with the Styled by Tori Spelling collection.

The Grand Prize includes a trip to L.A. for you and a friend! The winner will head to an LA area Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store to shop & craft with Tori Spelling! Winner and guest will each receive air transportation, hotel accommodations, dinner, up to $100 to spend for the craft items and $100 Styled by Tori Spelling gift basket. Five first prize winners will receive $100 in jewelry!!! Official Rules.

To see more fun Styled by Tori Spelling looks created by my fellow bloggers check out the links below!


Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Western Frame Earring Display

Hi there lovelies!

Today I’m so excited to share my Western Frame Earring Display with you!!!

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So, a couple weeks back I won a frame from Cut it Out frames via Craftionary.
I chose the Chandler 8×10 frame.

First, I painted a few of the edges in a denim blue color (using paint from a paint sample!). I only painted the edges I planned to sand, cutting down on my paint use and painting time!

blue frame edges

Once the edges were completely dry, I sprayed the entire frame in Leather Brown by Krylon. Again, let that dry completely, then I lightly sanded the edges to bring the blue through the brown.

Next, as you can see in the photo below, I measured out where I wanted my nails to go and marked the spots with a pencil point. I used horseshoe nails as my “pegs” for a more western look. Then, I carefully hammered six nails into the frame, three on each side.
Because the Cut it Out frames are made of solid wood, I was pleasantly surprised that the frame didn’t split with the nails! A normal frame might not have worked… just FYI.

jewelry frame

I used a thin jewelry wire that I already had on hand and stretched it between two of the horseshoe nails. I just wrapped the wire around the heads of the nails and stretched it to the other side.
I printed a photo of myself and my husband from our engagement photo shoot for the background and put it in the frame.

making an earring frame display

You can see the mess my dangly earrings were in… This earring display was much needed!!!!

All the dangly earrings from my overflowing jewelry box were hung on the wire of the earring display frame.
I hung it on the wall in our bedroom to the right of my dresser. Now I can see all of my earrings and easily choose a set to wear when I get ready each morning!

displaying your earrings on the wall

Any guesses on how much this project cost me???

$0.00!!!
Since I won the frame and had everything else on hand, this pretty was completely FREE!!! Whoot!!!

 Happy crafting lovelies!!! 

Linking this here and here and to these.

P.S. Hope you enjoyed this post! If so, we’d love if you’d follow along!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Sponsor Spotlight – Nadir of Stitch Sense Design

Happy Saturday friends!!!
Today we have a lovely spotlight post for you dolls from our girl,

Nadir of Stitch Sense Design!

 

Here’s Nadir…. 

Hey everyone!
I’m SO excited to be back with Truly Lovely as a May Sponsor!
In honor of the month of May being all about our mamas I wanted to share a little about my mama & I. :-)

My mom has always been a firm but loving confidant in my life. She had a hard job raising 3 girls on her own but she couldn’t have done a better job in my humble opinion. :-) Although we butt heads at times (more so when I was a teen!) I’ve always looked to my mama for sound advice & wisdom. She’s most definitely one of my heroes & I look up to her so much & am so thrilled to be able to have such a close relationship with her now.

Here is one of my favorite pics of us from when I was young…. (on the left above)

And one of mom & I on the most special day of my life….

I hope you stop my Etsy shop or blog sometime to view some of my everyday happenings & newbie listings in the shop like these beauties….

Stitch Sense Designs

Connect with Nadir:

* Blog * Shop * Twitter * Facebook *

 

Check out my review of a brand new item coming to her Etsy shop here! :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend lovelies!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

May Sponsor Group Spotlight – Small Ads

Hello dolls!!! Happy Saturday!
Here we are in May and that means a whole batch of new sponsor spotlights for you!! :)

This month our Sponsor Spotlight theme is… of course…. MOTHER’S!
May is the month for mothers in our minds, so we’ve asked our sweet sponsors to share a photo of them with either their own mother or themselves and their little ones!

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First up, we’d love you to meet Jenny of Modern Modest Beauty!!!

In Jenny’s words, “Happy Mother’s Day! These are the little ones who call me Mom.  As you can see in the picture, holidays are a pretty big deal in our house, especially Halloween.  We have dressed up as The Flintstones, The Little Mermaid and characters from Toy Story…yes, we are THAT family :)
Every week I host a linky party called Lovely Things Thursday where everyone can add their latest crafts, recipes, outfits or anything else they have been up to!”

Where you can find Jenny:

* Blog * Twitter * Facebook * Pinterest *

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Next up meet our long time bloggie friend, Bobbi of Dats So Cute!

Bobbi blogs over at Dats So Cute and is a contributing founder of the I Blog 4 Me blogging community!
She’s very active on twitter, so if you’re looking for a fun twitter friend, she’d be perfect!!
If you are new to the blogging world you can check out Bobbi’s This Blog of Mine E-Course to learn the basics of blogging and more!

Connect with Bobbi:

* Blog * Twitter * Pinterest * Instacanv.as *

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Meet Breanna of My Beautiful Crazy Life!!!

In Breanna’s own words, “Hello! I’m Breanna and I blog over at My Beautiful, Crazy Life! I am first and foremost a Christian who strives to live each day for the glory of God and secondly a nutrition student who has a passion for creating beautiful things! I am currently in the process of making a childhood dream come true by opening up an etsy shop in hopes of someday owning a store front. If you venture this way you will find a hodge podge of awesomeness ranging from things I love to the journey’s on which I embark! I hope you’ll stop on by and stay a while; I’d love to be your friend :]”

 Where you can find Breanna:

Blog * Twitter * Facebook * Bloglovin *
HelloCotton * Instagram *

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Next up, our lovely friend Jerri of Simply Sweet Home!!!!

Jerri is offering Truly Lovely readers a  15% discount to her shop this month!!!
Use code TRULYLOVELY15 at checkout!
Her shop, Simply Sweet Creations, carries beautiful handmade jewelry!
Jerri blogs at Simply Sweet Home where you can find all kinds of fun giveaways going on throughout May!!

Connect with Jerri:

Simply Sweet Home * Etsy Shop * Twitter * Facebook

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We’d love to introduce Jessica of I Heart Motherhood!!!

This month Jessica is offering 10% off at her shop, also called I Heart Motherhood, with code MothersDay!!
She is a sweet momma to two darling little ones. You’ll find thorough product reviews and giveaways over at her place as well as fun posts like sharing her love for the Rangers!

Hang with Jessica:

Blog  * Shop * Facebook * Twitter

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If you’ve been hanging around Truly Lovely at all… You’ve seen Ami of AliLilly before!
She was one of our very first blog friends! Love her!

Ami recently made the move to WordPress and so far seems to really be liking it!
Her shop AliLilly has lots of pretty handmade jewelry to choose from! Have you heard of the SNAP! Conference? Lots of bloggers have been posting about it lately… Ami donated a beautiful set of her jewelry that was given as a prize during the conference! LUCKY girl that won that, right!?! We’ve already decided we’re GOING next year! Who’s with us!?!

Find Ami:

Blog * Shop * Twitter * Facebook

 

Hey, while you’re here, we’d really appreciate your mouse click! ;) Thanks so much!!!

 

Hope to see you back here TOMORROW for our May Group Giveaway!!! :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Bloggie Bestie Blog Swap with Megan of Absolute Mommy

Hello lovelies! We’d like to introduce you to a brand new Bloggie Bestie today!

Megan of Absolute Mommy!

 

She’s also a small ad sponsor of Truly Lovely this month, so it would be great if you’d click over and get to know her! :) She has a fun tutorial to share today!!! I’m over at her place as we speak sharing my Week Seven in Kayli’s Ten Weeks of Thanks series! :) Hope you’ll pop over and check it out!

Here’s Megan!!

Hi I’m Megan otherwise known as Absolute Mommy.  I like to blog about everything.  Nothing is off limits.  So you will find some mama stuff, some life stuff, some possible fashion stuff, and some crafty business.  If you get the chance visit me some time.  I’d love to meet you.
Today I’m here with some crafty business.  Let me start by saying, I am not a good tutorial person.  I hate taking pictures.  Scratch that, I think my camera hates me… Also I’m a fly by the seat of my pants crafter.  I love to craft, but have more fails than I would like to admit.  Thanks to Pinterest, I have board and likes filled with crafts I dream about.  I also have a stock pile of crafting supplies that just sit in no mans land.  Yep, I’m a craft supply hoarder!  So now a days, when I see something on Pinterest, I challenge myself to make it with stuff I already have.
Let me introduce you to these lovely bracelets:

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Pinterest/Hellojenny/the pin market
Can be found at HenryHappened

Aren’t they the cutest?  Well I was bound and determined to make these, but knew if I went to Michael’s to get the cord required, I’d spend a million dollars on other crafting supplies that would go to the craft supply cemetery… See where this is going?  So I challenged myself to use what I already had.  Like embroidery floss, chillin’ all by it’s lonesome thanks to an abandoned embroidery project.

Here is what I came up with… Not as cute as the originals, but I like them…

Supplies:
Old Tshirt cut into strips
Embroidery floss/yarn/cord/ribbon
whatever you have will work like a charm
Scissors
Glue Gun
Xtra Large safety pin
To get started cut your tshirt strips into 12-14″ long strips.
You will need three.
Then repeat that process with the embroidery floss.
You will also need three.
Line your pieces up, and use a scrap to tie the top.
You will be braiding these,
each tshirt strip will be paired with a piece of embroidery floss.

It should start to look like this.
You may need to realign your floss with your shirt scrap.
It helps with the braided effect.

Once braided they should look like this.

Cut your ends, so that it looks like a little knot.

Then using another small scrap,
lay the ends together.
Make sure this bracelet fits to your liking first.
Then take your trusty glue gun,
and glue the ends together.
Next wrap the scrap over the ends to finish them off.

Once wrapped, add more glue, and fold over.
Cut any excess fabric.

And that’s it.
A nice and easy t-shirt bracelet that will take you all of 10 minutes.
Seriously, they were that easy.
This would be a great project for tweens at a slumber party.
Well, the tween in me thinks so!
Thanks to Kassi for having me over today!  If you are missing her something awful, go check her out at my bloggy.  We are swapping spots today!!


Thanks SO much to Megan for swapping with me today! And being this week’s Bloggie Bestie!
Hope you lovelies have a nice Thursday!!! Oh, and enter our April Group Giveaway here! ;)
 

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Sponsor Spotlight – Stitch Sense Designs

Another lovely weekend is upon us!!! Don’t you love Saturdays!?! We do!
We have another new friend to introduce you to today!!!

Nadir, shown here with her hubs, is the lady behind the lovely Etsy shop, Stitch Sense Designs!
For the month of April her shop special is FREE Shipping all month long with the code FREESHIP at checkout!!!

In her shop you can find pretty jewelry like this Copper Necklace and Earring Set that I just adore!!!

Or the sweetest crochet baby items such as this Ivory and Blush Baby Cacoon and Hat set!

Nadir also makes these fun crocheted Reusable Coffee Cozies!!
And YOU have a chance to win one in our April Sponsor Group Giveaway going on now!!!

Once you’ve clicked over and entered the giveaway, we would love for you to say hello to the lovely Nadir!
She can be found on her blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Have a lovely rest of your weekend dolls!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

April Sponsor Group Giveaway and Fancy This 71

HAPPY FRIDAY!
This month we’ve decided to try out a group giveaway with lovely items from our amazing sponsors!! :)
Being that this is our first sponsor group giveaway, we would love to hear how you think it goes and if you think we should try for a monthly sponsor giveaway from now on!?!

The items up for grabs this month are AWESOME….

 A Simple Stories 6×8 Mix and Match Album and a Simple Stories Collection Kit of the winner’s choice (a $36.98 value) from our girl Sasha at Creations by Sasha!

A pretty, handmade Reusable Coffee Cozie from Nadir of Stitch Sense Designs!

A medium ad space (250×100) for TWO months on The Foley Fam blog from the lovely Miss Kristine!!!

A pretty handmade bunting from Aleks of Aleks Handmade!
Aleks is also offering a  also offer a 10% percent discount on everything in her shop plus a free gift if you order by Saturday in lieu of her birthday week! Code: HAPPY23
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEKS!!!

$20 credit to the AliLilly shop on Etsy from our friend Ami! You could get this pretty bracelet and then some! :)

Winner takes all! :) The giveaway will be open until the 28th! Winner announced on Monday April 29th!
You can tweet the giveaway for a new entry EVERY SINGLE day, so be sure to come back by to earn those extra chances to win! :)

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Kassi @ Truly Lovely