Weekend Style

by Diane Henkler on 03/01/2013

I have been busy – busy doing other things and not spending the time I usually do working on DIY projects. I feel a bit guilty, but my “busyness” now is only going to help make this blog better down the road.

I signed up to take a course called, The Girls Guide to Web Design.  I cannot tell you how much this course is helping me with the back end of my blog.  I have no intention of hanging a blog designing shingle, but I do want to be able to do everything on my blog myself, back end included.  Up until now, I have had to hire others to do the work I didn’t understand how to do myself.

So in true DIY fashion, I signed up for the online course to teach me how.  I have been wanting to take the course for some time, but it was not cheap. It was not until Ed asked me to create a website for him that I knew the time was right to dive in.  So far so good. He thinks I am a web site designing rock star. In truth, I am pretty clueless, just learning as I go.

Since I have been spending time on the back end of things, the current project I am working on is not yet complete. Here is a sneak peek.

Furniture Makeover Ideas

I am banishing the brown.

I do, however have a few stylish things that I want to share with you.

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No.1

Congratulations to the winners of the book giveaway –Creative Lettering. I will be emailing you later today.

Comment # 28:     Elizabeth

Comment# 200:  Denise Duckworth

 

No. 2

brush-lettering tutorial

For the rest of you that didn’t win Jenny Doh’s book, Creative Lettering, I have found a few handwriting videos to share with you that may help inspire anyone wanting to tune-up their handwriting. My daughter’s friend, Wilma, who is still serving in the Peace Corps in Africa and reads my blog – passed this along to me…

Thanks Wilma.

Lettering Video Series

Calligraphy Lettering

How to Write Copperplate – note the slanted lines he uses to keep the letters angled the right way.

These are only a small sampling of videos showing different styles of handwriting and lettering – head on over to YouTube and put in the search bar “handwriting” to find tons more.

 

No. 3

Souvenir_spring13 Heather Bullard

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, then you know I have a big blog crush on Heather Bullard.  I want to be Heather when I grow up.   She produces a magazine called Souvenir.  The Spring issue will be out on March 11th.   I am not getting paid to promote this – I just love Heather, her blog, photography, style, and how she is living her dream.   You can purchase online and print versions.

 

No. 4

Clever and pretty DIY projects

I stumbled upon a new blog this week, Clever Nest – I think you are going to love what she did with some pretty napkins.  Totally styling DIY!

 

No.5

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If you are getting the itch to start your Spring cleaning,  (it is less than 3 weeks away – yeah!!!) don’t forget that Method is holding a giveaway to win $230 dollars worth of their new Orla Kiely line of  fresh smelling cleaners in designer bottles. Plus, it all comes in a styling tote that you can use to stylishly carry your groceries home, pack what you need for a day at the beach, or use as a tote to take to work each day.  Click here to enter.

 

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. See ya on Monday.

 

 

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1 Alyssa March 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Hi Dianne! Thanks for featuring my napkin clad mirror! I’m sharing this link on my fb page, clevernest :)

Have a happy Saturday!
Alyssa

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2 Alyssa March 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Hi Diane! Thank you for featuring my napkin clad mirror! I’m sharing this link on my facebook page, clevernest! :) (I’m your newest fb “like”)
Alyssa

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3 Karen8 March 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Thanks or sharing not only your great ideas, but featuring others. I would never have found that cute mirror without you!

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