Sunday, February 6, 2011

Doll It Up!

With spring time “just around the corner,” many of you may want to make some simple changes around the house. Please enjoy a look at these amazing blogs--they are pure inspiration!

A visit to Jojeana’s (pictured above) at Secret Garden Cottage is a rare treat! If you love vintage and decorating and acres of beautiful gardens, you will want to pay Jo a visit...She’s as sweet as she is inspiring! Her blog is like stepping into another world--I know you’ll enjoy your magical visit!

Gail of Gail’s Decorative Touch is an interior decorator who has beautiful “dolling it up” projects on her blog. Here, she took a lamp and added a rosette and burlap border around it. What a fabulous idea!

Kathy at Creative Home Expressions is an interior decorator who has some amazing decorative “makeovers” on her blog. She has her own Etsy shop where she has many of her creative treasures. Here the “before” and “after” pictures of a lamp that was updated....Don’t you just love the new shade? I love the bird tag hanging from her lamp too!

Sissie from Sissie’s Shabby Cottage is a boutique owner and also has her own Etsy shop. Her blog is always filled with sensational home goods, including pillows and furniture. Here is a look at what she made from peat pots.

Take a look at these--(I know you must be drooling!) These creations were made by Manni from I Bake Cakes. There are recipes on her blog, but don’t miss her photo gallery--you will be astounded!

Sheer perfection--I'll bet it tastes yummy!

Remember the garland I posted last week? I pulled a name from the list of comments left on the blog to have a little “surprise giveaway.” Congratulations Cameron--you won it! The only thing that is not included are the clothespins and ribbon to hang it on....That way you can embellish it any way you want for your home.

But, there’s more--I loved making the garland so much, that I made a 2nd one. It has splashes of turquoise in it, but it was made with the same basic images. And I made it for a giveaway--Congratulations Rhonda! Just add ribbon and you’re all set! (By the way, these garlands have hearts, but who doesn’t love hearts all year ‘round?)

Also, it's not too late to enter my Valentine Blog Candy event!!! I will announce the winner on February 14, so one of my blog friends will be having something extra to be excited about that day. Just push the button on the sidebar of this blog to enter...(It's up near the top and it will take you to that post...just leave a comment and you'll be in the drawing.)

Have a "Sweet" week everyone!


  1. Today I got out all my birdcages and birds and eggs and nests.......seems that 'change' is in the wind. I even dusted!

    I'm going to get a cup of hot chocolate and read all the inspirational blogs you just posted. The one with the cakes sure looks interesting. How do that do that? I have no patience for cake decorating, but will glue paper until I'm dizzy! Seems we all have our limits!

    Have a sweet Sunday...

  2. You are very generous.That was a lovely idea on your part.God bless.

  3. Wow! Look at those cakes! THAT takes some serious talent and patience.

    You are so generous, Cindy. Have a fabulous week! La

  4. Ohhh...I know most of those blogs but I have NOT seen those cakes before! Wow- I am going to sign up for the drawing. Hugs- Diana

  5. I love these beautiful blogs you featured, love the decor!!! Yum on the cakes too. I am loving the Altered Peat Pots especially, I would never have thought to do that!!! Very pretty!!! thanks for sharing with us Cindy, your so generous and sweet, we are all lucky to know you!:)

  6. Oh wow, you have some very creative friends :) :) Now I'm drooling over all the cuteness...and those cakes. oh my goodness, those cakes look divine!!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  7. Wow fabulous blogs and great work by these talented ladies. those cakes look amazing.
    thanks Cindy for the give aways and congrats to the two lucky ladies to win
    hugs June x

  8. Those are beautiful blogs, and those cakes Wowzer!

  9. Thanks Cindy,it truly is an honor to have been asked to be a guest artist in your lovely on-line magazine and to be among such inspiring company.

    Enjoy your evening,

  10. Hi Cindy,
    I cannot thank you enough for considering me worthy of being featured in your on-line magazine. I feel honored to be amond so many creative and wonderful artists.
    Thank you so much for featuring the peat pots. The collage you created looks so pretty.

    I'm going to visit these other bloggers now.

    Thanks so much.


  11. Lots of great blogs and wonderfully creative women! Congrats to the winners!

  12. Great blogs to feature!! Most I visit and love their style! The cake ones I will have to go check as they are darling creations you showed!

  13. Hi Cindy
    I am already a big fan of both Sissie and Jo's blogs! They are incredibly talented ladies, and super nice, too! I'll have to visit all of the other ones as well. Thanks for sharing all of that talent with us!!

  14. What a fabulous variety of new inspiration to take a look at Cindy. Thanks for this.
    Have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  15. What a nice feature to read first thing in the morning, Cindy! Thank you ~ this is great! Those cakes do look divine!

  16. Hi Cindy,
    pleased to meet you :-) I'm a first time visitor and became your new follower straight away! You've got a fab blog, love all the things you show here. Very pretty indeed! Please feel free to hop over to mine and have a look :-) Have a great day, greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

  17. I'm off to visit some of those places. Congrats to Cameron and Rhonda.

  18. Wow Cindy! I love these ideas and all of the fabulous links that you share with us! Thank you SO MUCH! I appreciate all you do here. And I am SO excited to know that I have your banner to look forward to! I will treasure it forever! Thank you, thank you,thank you! Hope to chat soon! xoxo Rhonda...

  19. Hi Cindy. Beautiful selection of artists once again with stunning photographs.
    Will pop back during the week to see if your Creative Spirit Challenge is taking place. Wishes
    Lynne M

  20. Hi Cindy
    Thank you so much for featuring me on your on-line magazine!! I feel so honoured that you had considered me: D
    I really appreciate all you've done :)
    This really means a lot to me!
    BIG HUGS!!!

  21. These blogs are amazing and inspiring, thank for sharing. I love and adore the cakes :-)

  22. WooHoo! Thanks so much, Cindy! My art space is about to be a whole lot prettier!

    Great blogs, too! I'm in desperate need in help for the rest of the house...haha!

  23. Hi Cindy, you are so generous! Congrats to the winners! Your blog is getting very popular.
    Have a great week!

  24. Love your online magazine!!! So many great blogs and after looking at those yummy cakes I am now hungry;) lol
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  25. Thank you for including me among these talented bloggers, Cindy... what an honor! :) Thank you, too, for the lovely things you said... so nice of you. :)
    Have a great week!

  26. What beautiful inspiration, Cindy! Thanks for sharing it all, and for introducing us to new, creative friends!


  27. Beautiful Cindy! I have to visit all these lovely blogs! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  28. What a fun way to visit others and I was amazed at the Cake blog.

  29. These cakes are spectaular! Thanks for introducing us to them!

  30. Oh Cindy! I received your beautiful garland! I love it SO much. Each one is so pretty and I love all of the layered details! You made my week and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I look forward to more visits and our growing friendship! xoxo Rhonda...

  31. Cindy, these cakes are amazing! I admire anyone that can make food look that gorgeous. I am loving your magazine and the opportunity to visit so many new people! Keep up the good work. Connie

  32. This is so lovely - will visit these delightsome blogs -
    You're a blessing,