Friday, April 30, 2010

Featured Friday - Rayan from The Frugal Designer

I am so excited to introduce you to our next blog swapper! Her name is Rayan and she has an AMAZING blog The Frugal Designer. She has some really cool ideas so check her out!
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Hi Friends! Rayan, the Frugal Designer here! So excited to be visiting today with all of you. I just think Fireflies and Jellybeans is so fabulous and I am honored to be participating in a blog Swap with her! That's right, I am here and she is over at my site: The Frugal Designer , I hope you will stop over a say hello...maybe even poke around a bit!

This is me...if you don't know me (which you probably don't, I'm a bit of a newbie on the block):

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Here are some of the fun things I have been doing on my blog lately:

You can click on the tabs to take you to the page or you can click on the images to learn more about them.
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I have recently started providing free furniture plans that you can easily build yourself! Some are knock offs like the Crate & Barrel table below and others are my own designs..come, see, and build! I provide easy step by step instructions and a list of materials to buy.
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I have started cataloging projects in a directory of sorts...it is a place for you to find all of the amazing DIY projects from around the web. A one stop shop, for all things crafty and fabulous! Go explore...


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This is the home of the HACK - where accessories and design are quite literally...HACKED! they are organized by project type and pictures of the original specialty retailer product. Below is an example of a project I recently HACKED...
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I have added not only my own HACKS, but others as well!


Design dilemmas

I recently began helping others settle their Design Dilemmas for both home and yard. I will take on about 4-5 new dilemmas a month and help folks solve their design problems by offering a Mood Board, Segmented Shopping List, DIY project list and a layout if needed. Here is one I recently did for Angie and her Hill O' Dread...



Here is her dilemma...a steep yet narrow and very LONG hill backing up to a canal with dozens of walkers every day, can we say...needs privacy! click on the images to take you to the post to read more...



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Here is a Dilemma I solved for Jenna, whose furniture was too big for it's britches...



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Landscapes

I try and put together some Land: Scapes that anyone can do on their own and are budget friendly...here is one I did for a Sunny Spot in your Yard: total cost $55!




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Mood boards

I love to put together a fun and frugal Mood Board, and then provide design HACKS for acheiving the look for less! Here is are a couple I have done so far...




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Hope you enjoyed my little Show & Tell...I had a wonderful time visiting with you all! Hope you visit me over on my site sometime soon!



Xx Rayan - The Frugal Designer


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Isn't she AWESOME?!?! Be sure to go over to The Frufgal Designer. and give her some comment love!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SHow Off Your Stuff Party # 25

Welcome to Thursday! The day we all SHOW OFF OUR STUFF!

This week I am showing of my spring wreath!



Now it is your turn!

Here are the rules:
1. Link up any post (old or new) to show off your stuff! It can be anything that you want to show off!
It could be pictures, a post about your fun family vacations, a craft tutorial you made, a craft you made from a tutorial, a rehab, redecorating a room in your house... and on and on!

2. Add a link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Please do not link up to something that you a just trying to sell. (If you are making it as a tutorial and selling in your shop as well that is fine.) This is not the place to advertise. Thanks :) Please don't make me be a meanie and delete these!

4. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!



5.By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybean. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)




Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother's day Ideas from Readers!

Mother's Day is coming up!

Here are some great ideas from YOU (my FABULOUS readers) that will be GREAT for Mother's day gifts!


Make an aromatherapy heat pack with Twelve Crafts Till Christmas


This window art is BEAUTIFUL at Mine Are Spectacular... I want to make this for myself!


I love these house number pots at Bobbypins Boardwalk




House of Hapworths has a great way to spruce up your soap!


This ruffle pillow would look great anywhere!
Get the how-to at Just Anther Hang Up

Check out more great ideas at our Mother's Day linky party!

Feel free to take our "FEATURED" button if you were featured today!







Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Spotlight- SOYS Favorites!

I am sorry this post is so late tonight, but it is my birthday and we have been celebrating all weekend!! My Hubby spoiled me and took me to play on Friday night, let me attend a Women's Tea at my church on Saturday, and took me out to dinner tonight! AND he even let me take a nap this afternoon! It was wonderful! :)

But, I still had time to look at ALL 150+ entries to the party and here are my favorites!

I love this blessing journal at Basketmaster


This Anthropologies dress shirt refashion is AMAZING at


I also love this J-crew Knock off from I am Momma Hear Me Roar!


I have decided I have to decorate with old windows because of


I love these chair planters!

And this one is from Michelle at Thoughts and Ideas.



The Inadvertent Farmer shows how she changes a dresser into this Credenza.



I am IN LOVE with these Soda crates turned plate racks at 4 Sweet Peas in a Pod


Feel free to take our "FEATURED" button if you were featured today!







Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 24

Welcome to Thursday! The day we all show off our stuff!

This week I am showing off my Travel 1st-Aid Kit!




Now it is your turn! Hit me with your best post! :)

Here are the rules:
1. Link up any post (old or new) to show off your stuff! It can be anything that you want to show off!
It could be pictures, a post about your fun family vacations, a craft tutorial you made, a craft you made from a tutorial, a rehab, redecorating a room in your house... and on and on!

2. Add a link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Please do not link up to something that you a just trying to sell. (If you are making it as a tutorial and selling in your shop as well that is fine.) This is not the place to advertise. Thanks :) Please don't make me be a meanie and delete these!

4. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!






Mother's Day Gifts from my Sponsors!

Here are some fabulous gift ideas from my sponsors!

Visit Appleseed Gifts from some Bath salts or lotion

Visit Jonni at Scentsy and pre-order Natures Haven for 10% off!


Make a photo-bracelet that Mom is sure to love at Photo Jewelry Making!


These calling cards are perfect for the new mom that you know!
Get them at Fancy Pants Prints!


I would love to get any one of these gifts! (hint hint, Honey!) Happy Shopping!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mother's Day Gifts Linky Party!!

Mother's day is less then 3 weeks away! I need some ideas and FAST!!!

Here are some of the gifts that I have already made for my mom... perhaps they will inspire you!

Make her some book page flowers that will never die with a book page paper mache vase



A Ribbon Bead Necklace would be pretty!




Rehab a frame with some pictures of the grandkids.




Cute chalkboard mugs with her favorite coffee, creamer, and treats.




Photo plate with a picture of your family!



You can't go wrong with a Mother's Day photo card-in-a-can!



Now, I am ready to see your ideas! Link up your mother's day gift ideas. I am going to be featuring my favorites next Tuesday!



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