Last Week’s Loves: August 12th to 18th, 2013

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  I spent some time working on my Fall Home Show Upcycle Challenge project. It’s still in early stages but I’m having fun with it.  I made Peach Jam. Yum. And I also hit up the Leslieville Flea Market yesterday.  There was some great stuff, but I only came home with a few goodies.  I’ll share more on that in another post.  Today I’m back with some of my loves from last week’s blog-readin’.

1. The ever-witty Uncle Beefy participated in Wit and Vinegar’s Popsicle Week and he provided this recipe for buttermilk blackberry crumble pops.  I love blackberries and this looks delicious!

2. This Philidelphia loft apartment, featured on Design Sponge, has a unique mix of styles happening but it works exceedingly well!  I really like their kitchen pendants. You can see more pics of this eclectic space here.

My dad’s old camera had this really cool vinatge-y looking leather case. This DIY camera strap made from a vintage belt that I found on Poppytalk reminded me of that.  Hey Dad, do you have any old leather belts?  This could be your first foray into the world of DIY crafts!

Ever wonder how to make a balsamic glaze?  You know, that delicious stuff that restaurants use to zhoosh up a plate? Well, it can be used for lots of other things and last week over at Camille Styles, she provided great step-by-step instruction on how to reduce balsamic into a glaze.

Listen, I know that all scheduling is done electronically these days but I do long for the time of daily planners. I’m a list girl, and a daytimer is much more akin to a list than using my phone or iPad.  Just to make my conversion to the electronic world a bit more difficult, the Simplified Bee featured 7 Stylish Daytimers for 2014 this week. I particularly enjoyed the one below but all of them were pretty lovely.

Also did you see the awesome projects completed by Life Begins at 30, Right?, Jen of Rambling Renovators, Brittany of My Daily Randomness and Shannon of AKA Design for the Home Depot DIY Challenge? I’m pretty impressed with their power tool skilllzzz.

 Have a great day!