June 4, 2010

Reader spotlight and a welcome!

I have truly started looking forward to Fridays each week when I get to shine the spotlight on Positively Splendid readers and their amazing creations. I never cease to stand amazed at how many marvelous ideas you all have, and how much each and every one of my readers brings to the table. I’m like a kid in a candy store exploring your places!

This week’s spotlight is shining on two blogs that embody the charm of years past, yet present ideas that are totally relevant to today’s creative maven.

Meet Lindsay from The Cottage Home 
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The Cottage Home

When I first happened upon Lindsay’s blog through one of the Friday blog hops a couple of months back, it was a true case of love at first sight. Her place is a joy to behold, with a bright color scheme and an inviting feel that epitomizes vintage charm with a modern twist!


I am swooning over this Floral Blue & Orange Bubble Romper. Gorgeous.

And I know when Boo and Tink venture into the wide world of sleepover parties, I will be trying my hand at this Sleepover Pillowcase Tutorial. Wouldn’t these make terrific party favors for slumber party attendees? I have to say that Lindsay’s eye for combining fabrics is nothing short of amazing!


It is so hard to find fun sewing projects for boys, but Lindsay has that ground covered, as well! Any boy with a Hot Wheels obsession would love to have a Car Cozy like this one. What a darling, functional idea!

I hope you’ll take some time today to head over to The Cottage Home to peruse the rest of Lindsay’s fabulous creations!
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I have had the privilege to get to know Malia through the BlogFrog communities. Her genuineness and inviting personality shine through her posts, and I never cease to be impressed with the quality of her projects! And her photography is amazing, to boot!
This Patriotic Pennant Tutorial is absolutely delightful, and this would be the perfect decor for your upcoming Independence Day festivities.

My kiddos would adore one of these clever Personalized Beach Buckets.


 Malia had a giveaway running recently for something she calls the Bee Busy Bag, but which I would henceforth like to refer to as every mother’s invaluable little assistant! (In the spirit of full disclosure, I was lucky enough to be chosen as the winner – go me!) With activities galore to keep busy little hands occupied during errands, appointments or long trips in the car, I know this will be a hit with my kiddos!

 Venture over to Yesterday on Tuesday to explore a bit! You’ll be so happy you did.
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A happy word of welcome to those visiting from New Friend Friday and Follow Me Friday. I am so glad you’re here!

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Thank you so very much to those of you who have asked about my son’s recovery after our horrible experience last weekend. Just yesterday, he really seemed to make marked improvement. We are so relieved!

A marvelous Friday to all!

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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid

10 Responses to Reader spotlight and a welcome!

  1. Kelli @ RTSM June 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    That Car Cozy is too cute! And congrats on the win…the Bee Busy Bag sound like a great thing for every mom to have! I’m glad to hear your son is doing better. Have a great weekend.

  2. The Cottage Mama June 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Thank you so much for the shout out – you are awesome!!

    Lindsay

  3. Rebecca Watson June 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    happy friday! so glad i found you from friday follow! following you now! follow me! :)

    http://www.justcherishtoday.com

  4. malia June 5, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    thanks amy, what a wonderful surprise!
    how is your little guy doing? hugs, malia

  5. Holly June 5, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    Two great blogs! Follow them both already so I know how fab they are.

  6. Jenn June 5, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    So… glad you did a “spotlight” post on these two blogs! They’re both amazing and I can’t wait to read more.
    I’m so happy your little guy is doing better. I’ve been thinking about him and you since I read your scary post! Yikes…
    Have a terrific weekend! :)

  7. Natalie June 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    That romper is SO cute, and I love the 4th of July decor…I may have to try to replicate it :)

    Off to check out those blogs…

  8. Sarah B. June 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    I wish I had Lidnsay’s sewing talent!! :)

  9. Tayebug June 8, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    I came across your blog through Doehler Days and I must say, I love it!! What great ideas.

    xoxo
    livinghappyhealthy365.blogspot.com

  10. Amy June 8, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    I love the buckets. I have to make one! Thanks for posting such great ideas! Join my linkup Meetup Monday!!!

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