I can't believe the party is only 5 days away!!! I'll be honest with you... I'm glad we are nearing the end! These last 2 months have been crazy!!!! I must apologize to every one of you who have left me a comment over the past few weeks. (maybe more) I know I have been horrible at responding. I promise I had every intention of doing so. I set up a separate file of comments to respond to, but somehow I never found the time. So many blogs to add to the list, and to send emails of confirmation to! Plus work and home chores... Well, you understand I hope.
I have a couple of suggestions for all who are participating in the party to help make it a wonderful experience. First, please post your photos on the evening of the 18th if you can. That way, all those early risers and out blog friends in Europe and other parts of the world, don't miss out on any of the inspiration because they started early!
Second, many of you use word verification on your blog. (That's those crazy letters we all have to type in in order to leave a comment. The purpose of this is to prevent comment spam. I have been lucky, and not ever had a problem with this. But if you choose to use yours, perhaps you could consider turning it off for a few weeks during the party. It will make leaving 450 comments so much easier!!! LOL!!! To do this go to SETTINGS>COMMENTS. Then scroll down until you find the word verification section and click NO (or NEVER.. I can't remember)
After the party you can turn it back on if you want to.
Last Friday, I took a much needed break and went and spent the day with my mom, my cousin Cherie and her daughter Katie. We had a very creative day!! The week before, my mom and I were window shopping in Anthropologie, when we saw these adorable headbands. I picked up the band and looked at the price. Then I uttered those words that have been said a million times by countless crafters... "I can make that!!!!"
We went to Ulta and picked up those skinny little headbands, then the craft store for ribbon and felt. We pulled out needles and thread and the hot glue gun, and created to our hearts content.
Mine were all neutrals. That's what I wear the most. The floral one came from a piece of lace that I cut apart and then dyed in coffee. (It still smells good) All you need to do is create your ribbon roses and use a circle of felt to sandwich the headband in between.
Katie had never made these ribbon roses before. In fact she says she isn't crafty at all. I don't believe her! She did an amazing job!
Well enough slacking.. it's time for me to get back to work and finish adding those last few blogs to the list. Have a wonderful week and I will see you all on Saturday!!!!