Saturday, July 28, 2018

In Home Beach


Obviously, I'm not going to recommend filling your home with sand. Although my home and car often feel like they are filled with sand.
What I am recommending here is a small version of the beach just like those little zen gardens with the rakes that stressed out people use to calm their soul. 


This idea is perfect for all my Coastal Bohemians.



This is my "in home beach" at the studio . I use it to photograph items  and I keep it decorated with shells and bottles and little bits of the beach. To make the beach more glistening, I add a bit of my sparkle, I mean my glitter. Maybe some of my sparkle.

Ideally. I see it in something more like this beautiful platter, found on etsy , filled with sand or some sort of white washed wooden tray filled with all that glittery sand.



A simple fun idea for a beach party decor too. 


Keep beachin' it

With love and gratitude,

Michele













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Left Right Center Lawn Game Destash






My family loved to play LCR aka Left Center Right. It's a fun little dice game that is played with chips. For some extra fun we would substitute the chips for dollar bills. 


When I saw a recent post by Roeshel at DIYShowOff.com showcasing this game as a DIY giant lawn game, I knew I had to make it. You can follow that link for all the DIY instructions. Roeshel has a great tutorial.


This became a fun craft day with my old crafting buddy Cathy. She made a set for her son's garden wedding and I made a set for my family's camper.

Cathy and I did things a little bit different. 
 We painted our blocks and then stenciled the letters and circles onto the blocks.  
I found these floral disks at a dollar store in the neighborhood and thought they would make for some funky chips if I decoupaged papers onto them. 


It was the perfect way to destash some of my paper collection. 

Here's a few pics of my finished game pieces. 



 Lots of fun and colorful papers from my collection made this chips extra special. 
 The little mermaids on this were from scraps of paper from my friend Lori. We do an artist trading card class together and usually bring paper goodies to share with one another.


 The mermaid chip is my favorite. I had some stamped cut outs from a past Artist Trading Card event at the Coastal Bohemian Studio. She's on the colorful, stained, vintage pages I made for another class.

 This is a special chip made from a map of Pensacola Beach Florida.

After everything was decoupaged, I ran some dry brush black paint along the edges and sides to help add to the mixed media effect.

Grab your dollar bills and meet me in the yard. 


With love and gratitude,

Michele
















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Friday, July 27, 2018

Slumped Tomatoes


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I am a tomato fiend. I love tomatoes on everything. When tomato season comes, I am like...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fH2FOn1V5g


 However, I can't always eat them all and feel so bad when they go bad and I have to throw them out. This has prompted me to create the Slumped Tomato. 



The grape tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are the sweetest and taste the most like what I remember a tomato tastes like. The beefsteak tomatoes from the store are not good. Even the heirloom from the store is not as good. That is why I always keep these,  around the house. 

You know how the tomatoes are perfect one day and then dented the next ?  Well, the second you see the dented ones, pick through the box and grab all the dented tomatoes. I am not talking about the wrinkled ones that are really going bad!!! I'm saying the soft dented ones that don't look so pretty in a salad anymore.

Here's what you'll do.

Heat up a frying pan/ saute pan with 1-2 tbl of olive oil. Get it nice and hot.  Toss in your tomatoes and toss them around on the high heat for like 3 minutes or so. I like to get a little char on them. I do not use a spatula or anything here. I am simply letting them cook and rolling them around in the pan on the high heat. 

Remove from heat and throw them in a bowl with salt and pepper done. 

Chill in frig. These are sweet and salty and juicy . The salt releases the juices from the tomatoes and with the pepper and olive oil it makes a great topping. 
I use these cold but you could certainly reheat them.

These will stay nice for 4 days .

Use for:
cold pasta salads              antipasto
sandwiches                      pizza topping
toss into any salad           toss with basil
toss with basil &garlic       
"Oh the places you'll go" Dr . Seuss" 
(He's my doctor.)

Here's my favorite- Grilled chicken sandwich with fresh basil leaves and slumped tomatoes. The oil and tomato juices make for a low fat and delicious flavor topper. Is your mouth watering?

Put these out in a dainty little dish for a cocktail party along side the cheese and meats. Gorgeous. (Say it like Rachel Ray.)
Ok, so I had the wrong size dish for these lovelies but I staged it for the photo shoot. Such a normal girl. 

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do . 
It's tomato season so go get 'em.




With love and gratitude,
Michele 















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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Funtastic Friday #189 #LinkPartyTime

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Love the teak chairs, lanterns and wire spool coffee table in this farmhouse summer porch decor!
Sherry's favorite - Farmhouse Summer Porch Decor @ twelve on main

Debra's favorite - The Best Zucchini Bars @ Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Shea's favorite - 5 Decorating Mistakes I Made and the Lessons I Learned @ Thistlewood Farms
With a bit of heat, a dash of sweet and sour, a sprinkle of salty and a lovely creaminess from the avocado, this recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone who loves a good guacamole. Serve this festive sweet corn guacamole recipe with chips, burritos, fajitas, tacos and tamales or as a topping on chicken or fish!
Lacie's favorite - Festive Sweet Corn Guacamole Recipe @ Hello Creative Family
So delicious, these no bake cookie dough bars are easy to make and no baking required! You'll love this easy cookie bar dessert with sprinkles!
Cristy's favorite - No Dough Cookie Dough Bars @ A Mom's Take
Vintage copper box upcycled into a rock collection box
Michele's favorite - Upcycled Rock Collection Box @ The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Cheap Spring decorating idea
Donna's favorite - Succulent Craft Ideas @ Organized Island
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Michele











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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Featured on The GraphicsFairy.com Conch Shell Sign

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CONCH SHELL WOOD SIGN – READER FEATURE


Today’s reader feature is this Beautiful Conch Shell Sign, submitted by our friend Michele Michael.  First Michele used some free wood pallets, cut them to size, and stapled and glued the pieces together.  She then painted the whole sign with a white chalk paint.  Michele used black paint and floral stencils to embellish the corners.  Next Michele coated the entire surface with a clear wax, and transferred our shell image by printing it out, cutting to size, and using mod podge to adhere it to the wood.  For her final step she added the word listen, and a paper clay rose.
This is such a lovely project! Thank you, Michele, for sharing your talents with us! To visit more of Michele’s projects, please visit her Blog site here.  To learn how to transfer images yourself, visit the Transfer Methods Page.
With love and gratitude,

Michele












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Stay Vintage Upcycle

By: Michele Michael from coastalbohemian.blogspot.com
 Updated July 03, 2018
Stay Vintage Upcycle
Stay Vintage Upcycle
"My son has a t-shirt I love that says Stay Vintage printed on the front.I was inspired by that, for this small framed art project.I cut some patches of canvas cloth and stamped them with a teal blue permanent ink from StazOn then ironed them flat. I pulled the strings out from along the edges of the patch to create a weathered, shabby look, like maybe I had found these old frayed pieces as scraps just as they were.I used some Fabric Fusion to set the patches in place on a vintage book page.I framed to complete the gift."

Materials List

  • Vintage book page
  • Canvas Cloth
  • Ink Pads
  • Stamps
  • Fabric Fusion
  • Frame
This craft is for my son, Wally.


He has a t-shirt I love that says Stay Vintage printed on the front. So perfect.

I was inspired by that, for this small framed art project.






  • With Love and Gratitude

Michele












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Friday, July 20, 2018

Funtastic Friday #188


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Sherry's favorite - Golden Rod Tank Top @ Winding Road Crochet
No churn chocolate chunk ice cream
Debra's favorite - No Churn Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream @ Cincy Shopper
6 unique paper crafts
Michele's favorite - 6 Unique Paper Crafts @ Suzy's Sitcom
Easy no cook Smores Parfaits
Heidi's favorite - Easy No Cook Smores Parfaits @ Live Love Texas
Pottery Barn Knock off Faux Succulent Wreath
Shea's favorite - Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Wreath @ The Happy Housie
Unicorn Ice Cream Cake
Cristy's favorite - Unicorn Ice Cream Cake @ Flour On My Face
Blue Pineapple Painted Serving Tray
Donna's favorite - Blue Pineapple Painted Serving Tray @ Sparkle Living Blog
Chipotle Rubbed Smoked Pork Tenderloin Canapes
Lacie's favorite - Chipotle Rubbed Smoked Pork Tenderloin Canapes @ The Black Peppercorn
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Brazilian Lemonade with Coconut
Heidi's favorite - Brazilian Lemonade with Coconut @ My Recipe Treasures
Pecan Pie Cheesecake - Creamy cheesecake filling is topped by a sweet layer of caramel pecans. This easy dessert recipe is one for the record books!
Debra's favorite - Pecan Pie Cheesecake @ Simply Stacie
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Donna's favorite - Teddy's Coca-Cola Attire @ Sunshine in the Attic
watermelon decoration
Cristy's favorite - How To Make A Watermelon Decoration @ Simply Designing
Resin poured marble coasters are the perfect addition to your home! Here we have used sea themed colors but you can mix and match any colors that work with your home decor for this easy resin pour project!
Shea's favorite - Poured Resin Marble Coasters @ Resins Crafts
Pineapple Upside Down Cookies - Pineapple upside down cake in cookie form because everyone loves cookies! Soft sugar cookie bottoms with a ring of pineapple and cherry center all covered in a brown sugar glaze!
Lacie's favorite - Pineapple Upside Down Sugar Cookies @ Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
mid century style sewing basket side table kreativk.net
Michele's favorite - Mid Century Style Sewing Basket Side Table @ Kreative K
Best Ever Peanut Butter Fingers
Sherry's favorite - Best Ever Peanut Butter Fingers @ My Recipe Treasures
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With love and gratitude,

Michele












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