BOTB 7.31.11

By Kate Riley July 31, 2011

Hello!  Today I’m bringing you another round of fun finds from across the blogosphere, together with my friend Abi who’s such a great scout!  Take a peek at our picks we rounded up for you for this week:

A fantastic tutorial for a simple envelope pillow brought to you by Madigan Made

envelope pillow madigan made


Here’s one recipe definitely worth trying, simple instructions for how to make lavender essential oil by Condo Blues

lavender essential oil condo blues


Craft some pretty blue Mason style jars with glass paint over at Clean & Scentsible.

glass paint ball jars


Or if you’ve got glue and food coloring, you can transform any of your plain jars into these blue beauties with The Single Nester (via The Shabby Creek Cottage).

painted blue jars single nester


Make your own glitter tape with simple instructions by Pugly Pixel at The Glitter Guide.

glitter tape publy pixel


Brittany shares a great tutorial for how to make a piped cushion over at The CSI Project.

piped cushion phg via csi



How sweet is this pallet art project by Blue Eyed Yonder?  We love the quote reminding us to cherish summer while it lasts! 

pallet sign blue eyed yonder


Ever considered an outdoor screening party ?  These last few weeks of summer are the best time to pull it off – Kevin Sharkey shares his tips!

outdoor screening party kevin sharkey blog


High five Abi for for your finds!  Be sure to hop over and say hello to Abi at her blog Gadding Gal. 

Want your project or post considered for this ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ weekend series?  Email your link to [email protected] for consideration. 

That’s all for today folks, wishing you a wonderful summer Sunday.





  1. I get so excited for these posts, you all pick really good ones, keep up the good work!

  2. I love this! Can you please always do this like once a week. I’m a busy mom and only have time to check your blog:) LOVE IT! Thanks for the ideas

  3. Thanks for all of the wonderful features and for including my mason jars! I have always wanted to do an outdoor screening and I love that blue cushion! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

  4. Abi, thanks for these great ideas! I love the outdoor screening party and the lavender essential oil and the jars!
    I´ll be back soon!
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. I am loving each and every one of these. I really have to try that glitter tape and those dyed mason jars! I’m also a little bummed that I didn’t get the old pallet I saw at Goodwill yesterday after seeing that pallet wall art…Thanks for posting these!

  6. Thanks for all of the inspiration! I am completely hooked on your blog and have probably read every post over the last 3 days! I have a question about painting pine furniture. We have several pieces of heavy, rustic pine furniture w/ wrought iron details. ( I guess we were going through a Mexican/Southwestern Hacienda phase.) I’m wondering if you have any suggestions for updating these pieces? I was thinking I could whitewash them to give them that pickled, driftwood, aged look. We live in a beach house and I love the look of the gray toned furniture of Restoration Hardware. Should I paint them a gray color first before whitewashing since the wood is so yellow and knotty? Thank you in advance!

  7. Thank you for including my lavender essential oil project in your round up! I’m jumping up and down with excitement which makes it really hard to type this comment just so you know.

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