BOTB 7.17.11

By Kate Riley July 17, 2011

Hey friends, hope you’re having a nice weekend!  I couldn’t let it go by without a few of our favorite picks around the web.  Abi and I bring you another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’, hope you enjoy! 

Create a statement twine light fixture with Carol at The Design Pages.

twine light fixture design pages


Turn a coffee table into a tufted ottoman with Abbie from Five Days Five Ways.

tufted ottoman five days five ways


If I go missing, you’ll find me lounging by the lake with Sandy at Tales of a Golf Gal on her new patio

golf gal patio


Melissa at The Inspired Room created a garden on a pallet freshly painted yellow, but be sure to heed her advice on making sure it’s well secured! 

yellow pallet flower garden the inspired home


Beth from Home Stories A to Z added a fresh stencil pattern to her foyer, so stylish and welcoming too!

home stories


Kirsten from 6th Street Design School hooks us up with a few of her favorite online sources for fabrics like Duralee or Dwell Studio.  6th st design fabrics


Create dip dye cups for your next flower arrangement with Studio Choo from Design*Sponge.

dip dye cups


Craft these clever wrap bracelets with Erica at Honestly WTF

diy wrap bracelets


Sarah from A Beach Cottage shares her secrets for making her famous limoncello, it’s summer in a bottle for grownups! 

limoncello recipe a beach cottage


And if you love lemons and lavender, take a peek at this recipe for a delicious lavender martini, brought to you by Making Lemonade.

lavender martini recipe


Thanks Abi for helping me round up these picks, stop by to say hello to Abi at her blog Gadding Gal.

abi bio

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Enjoy the rest of your day!





  1. Love the carpet under Abbie’s tufted ottoman…and the twine light fixture! So perfectly retro. I’ll have to put that on my (super long) list of “things to do and try”…

  2. Gosh…wish I’d seen Abbie’s ottoman before I donated my similar coffee table to Goodwill! Great job! Love all of the creativity shared here! Thank you all for sharing your talents!

  3. I’ve never had lemoncello…but hearing it called summer in a bottle just may get me to try it!

  4. I love all of the pallet love going around! I’ve seen them made into book shelves and other clever storage, but I’m really loving the garden arrangement pallet! Love all of your finds! :)

  5. Oooh …… time to get busy to try some of these!! I find them all so inspiring…. along with each blogger. Nice collection!

  6. Thanks for featuring my lavender martini! And my other favorite drink happens to be limoncello. Can’t WAIT to try that recipe!

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