Friday Link Love- Happy Weekend!!


Yeay to long weekends!!!  Oh, I need a long weekend, so excited to get an extra day in with the family!

September is here and the Halloween pumpkin diys are coming out!  I LOVE these watercolor pumpkins from Lines Across.

I think this Madewell tote is going to be my new bag... I heart it.

How do you feel about rompers? I flipping love them.  I love the long sleeves and dainty bow on this.

I love Parks and Recs- like, obsessively love.  We are on our 3rd time around watching the entire series.  I think this print would be perfect for my husband & I.

This Little Street has released a new fabric and paper line with Spoonflower and it is drop dead beautiful. She is also giving away a bunch, so head over there quick!  She also had her baby girl yesterday ;)   Congratulations Audrey!!!

Miss anything this week, check out: Coconut Lime Cherry Vodka  & DIY Geometric Inspiration Board

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DIY Geometric Organization Inspiration Board


My kids are not in school yet, but this does not mean I cannot join the back to school organization party that is going on in blog land!   I love having inspiration boards in my office and this is so easy to do and can be done for less than $15 and in 30 minutes (although let the paint dry a bit before attaching the bulldog clips)

Material List:
Plywood piece (home improvement stores have a variety of sizes, get the size you need!) 
Washi Tape or Painter's Tape
Paint (I used 3 different colors)
Paint brushes
Spray Paint
Bulldog Clips
Thumbtacks
Chisel (some kind of flat tool to get thumbtack in)

Also, I chose not to hang mine, you will need to add hardware to hang or you can use rope and a staple gun to hang as seen on my mud cloth board.


Spray paint your bulldog clips if you are a gold gal like myself.  Or keep them silver.  Or spray paint them hot pink. Whatever your awesome heart desires.



Tape up your board.  I did the design pretty random.  I wanted lots of shape and also wanted lots of negative space with the wood.


Paint.  (I forgot to photograph this step...) Remove tape as soon as you done painting.  I would paint all the areas that was connected to one taped area at once, so that I could remove immediately.  It is best not to let paint dry before removing tape.  If it dries, it could dry on tape and rip off when you remove the tape.

Finished painting:




Now, time to add your bulldog clips!! Put the thumbtack in one hole of the bulldog clip to attach to wood. The plywood sheet had soft spots, so some thumbtacks went in with a small push, others needed a tool to help press it down (I used a chisel but any flat edge tool will do) .

Alternatively, you can add hooks if you want a different look.



So, I kinda LOVE it!  My walls are getting ridiculous though and I need to get rid of some of my DIYs... I have two cork boards- ombre & scalloped.  Mud cloth organizer, geometric peg board, and now this... 




#ONMYBLOG Print via Handmade Mood


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Coconut Lime Cherry Vodka Cocktail Recipe


I wanted to fit one more Summer inspired cocktail recipe before Fall gets here and the last day of August is the perfect time for sharing.  My husband loves it- the cocktail recipe is low carb and he eats/drinks insanely low carb.  He also rarely drinks, but after a week of hearing me sing "You put the lime in the coconut" he said he would take 5 of these.  In his defense, I can't sing AND may be tone deaf AND that is the only line I knew of the song...  Isn't marriage awesome? Love you, babes.

Coconut Lime Cherry Vodka Cocktail
Ingredients: (makes one drink) 
8 oz. coconut water
One shot of cherry vodka
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lime*
Ice
Cherry & lime slice for garnish

* I do not like very sweet drinks, so I used the juice of one lime.  My husband likes it with half a juice of one lime, he likes things sweet (like his wife, ha! sorry, couldnt help myself) 

I really like coconut water.  But, I only like it VERY cold.  Chill the coconut water ahead of time.
Add ice to shaker, coconut water and shake!  Add cherry vodka, lime juice and shake again.
Pour in glass, drink and sing "Put the lime in the coconut" **
**optional step





Enjoy the lazy days of Summer with a very refreshing coconut water cocktail.  It's awesome because I hear coconut water is a great hangover cure- so maybe this will prevent the hangover?  I do not know because the only hangovers I get now are from watching too many Disney movies.




Cheers! If you need some more cocktails in your life, check out my Citrus Tequila Cocktail, Berry Vodka Mojito & White Wine Spa Inspired Sangria!

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