Aug
26
Creative Spark Link Party #69

Creative Spark Link Party

Welcome to this week’s Creative Spark Link Party! We have another week full of fantastic ideas and inspiration to share! I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel hints of Fall in the air, and I’m not sure if I’m excited or sad to see Summer go. A mix of both I guess! If you’re feeling the end-of-summer blues, come see the good stuff in store this week. I think it’ll put a smile on your face (wink)…

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Make your own Magnetic Knob Jewelry Display using IKEA Enudden Knobs. via www.twopurplecouches.com

Aug
25
IKEA Enudden Magnetic Knob Jewelry Display

Make your own Magnetic Knob Jewelry Display using IKEA Enudden Knobs. via www.twopurplecouches.com

Some might call me a jewelry enthusiast, possibly even a jewelry hoarder. However you want to define it, I love jewelry. And I love displaying it in easy-to-reach ways, like on this jewelry organizer that I made a couple of years ago. But let’s be honest, seeing as my collection is always growing, I need multiple solutions. Because downsizing my jewelry collection is clearly not the answer here (wink).

As soon as we hung this giant metal ampersand on one of our bedroom walls, I knew it would make a perfect spot for a jewelry display for some of my favorite necklaces and bracelets. I just needed a few magnetic hooks and I’d be good to go. Well apparently, magnetic hooks aren’t as easy to come by as I originally believed, and instead of searching high and low, I opted for the if-you-can’t-find-it-make-it solution.

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These incredibly moist and delicious Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies are sure to please any cookie lover! via www.twopurplecouches.com

Aug
20
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

These incredibly moist and delicious Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies are sure to please any cookie lover! via www.twopurplecouches.com

Every Spring, I look forward to planting our vegetable garden. And every Summer, I have to fight and fend off the hoards of deer in our neighborhood to reap what I’ve sown. I mean, the Bambis are cute and all, but do they have to eat my garden down to the stems? Thankfully, it seems that my monstrous zucchini plant isn’t very palatable to deer, so I’ve been able to enjoy harvesting a few squash this summer. Which leads to all manner of zucchini-based recipes, and the one I’d really been wanting to try… Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.

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10 Ways to Double Your Page Views

Aug
19
Creative Spark Link Party #68

Creative Spark Link Party

Welcome to the Wednesday Creative Spark Link Party! I hope you’re having a wonderful, productive week so far. I’ve been working on a few easy and tasty projects to share with you soon. Since I don’t have kids to send back-to-school, I figured this was a good opportunity to go “back to (more consistent) blogging” and get my butt in gear! I’m trying out some new planning and working techniques in hopes that I’ll be more organized and better prepared for the upcoming months. We’ll see how this goes (wink).

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Aug
18
Learning How To Watercolor

I've always wanted to try this!! Learning How To Watercolor via www.twopurplecouches.com

If you saw my recent review of The Creative Retreat Workbook by Jennie Moraitis, then you also got a glimpse into my newfound love for watercolors. (If you didn’t, you can read it right here). But I thought I’d take some time today to share more about my journey of learning how to watercolor. More specifically, how I took the plunge, where I found my supplies and who I look to for tips and techniques.

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