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taylormadenews
i'm a little bit of everything all wrapped into one
Interests: laughing, watching movies, scrapbooking, baking, shopping on a budget, reporting the news
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call me lazy, or we can chalk it up to "a picture is worth a thousand words" but i just want to show off some of my latest thrifting haul pretty pyrex a tiny turquoise bowl and a precious little mini-suitcase Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at taylor-made news
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my name is taylor and i am addicted to etsy whew, that feels good to get that off my chest. well now that i have taken the first step, it is time for me to show you why i love it so much... I ordered custom cookie cutters from Forbes Farm Destash a little June twin, a bone and a K for my new last name! i picked out some blue ball jar tags from Modern Scrapyard plus she included a free bookmark! (etsy sellers are just SO sweet!!) I also snagged a couple of items for the wedding, including... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at taylor-made news
Through one of the other blogs i contribute to, The Pyrex Collective, I recently "met" quite the talented lady... ErinInk! I have always loved her blog entries on the collective, and that lead me to her ADORABLE etsy shop. And I could not resist ordering some magnets from her to brighten up my 'fridge! She is SO amazing, in fact, that she even included a 5 x 7 print of my favorite pattern Butterprint! Not only is she sweet, but she did her research. I couldn't wait to show off my new magnets! (please excuse the other clutter) To my... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at taylor-made news
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while going through our wedding registry i saw a GORGEOUS monogrammed pitcher from pottery barn and although i did register for it (and have already received as a gift) i thought, "hey, i can make something like that" i love monograms, i love kitchen things, and i love making stuff... so why not? i started by spray painting a clear pitcher i picked up at a thrift store then i gathered my supplies a "k" stamp, paint, and paint brush i simply applied paint to the stamp and stamped it right on and it's as easy as that cute right? Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at taylor-made news
TWO MONTHS. for two whole months i have been nowhere to be found... but fret not, i have returned! there is just too much to talk/blog/update about, so i will try to pick up where i left off and also include some details from all the exciting things going on, like, oh i dunno... getting MARRIED!! if you read this blog (first of all, thank you SO much) please hang with me as i try to update this blog. i really have missed it so much. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at taylor-made news
taylormadenews is now following Lori McDonough
Oct 3, 2011
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where in the world has the time gone? we are officially 19 days away from the wedding!!! i couldn't be more excited/anxious/thrilled! that being said, i know you will understand why there has been zero blogging on my part lately, and why there will be next to no blogging until after the big day. but in the meantime, since wedding stuff is the ONLY thing on my mind lately, here's a little sneak peek at a wedding project. i have been looking for a unique guest book for our wedding and after running into a lot of "roadblocks" i decided... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at taylor-made news
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i am the lucky winner of a giveaway from Erin Sunday and i had to show off the goods. erin takes some really great pictures... and i am the proud owner of FOUR of them! she is also crafty and made me some goodies: a headband, a bracelet and an amazing felt flower brooch! they are so cute and i just had to try them on asap! Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at taylor-made news
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remember the Mama Project? one of the amazing mothers, Priscilla, had a baby boy recently and i was invited to a baby shower for them! and let me tell you, he is the most precious little thing. i almost brought him home with us, but i'm sure his sweet mom would have noticed. to celebrate this baby coming in to the world i made a diaper wreath i added lots of goodies from her registry and tied it up with blue and green ribbon it was nice seeing everyone and i was thrilled to be invited! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at taylor-made news
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My dear friend Bethany is turning another year younger and she is a lover of theme parties (and let's be honest, who isn't) so she is throwing a beachy/seersucker birthday party. And i was so flattered that she asked me to help her put together the invitations and decor! She had the cutest idea for invites (don't you love the seersucker bow?!) and i played off her great theme and put together a banner for the "party room" i used my cricut to cut out the letters and the crabs and she is using all primary colors. i think it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at taylor-made news
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one of my best friend's called me a few months ago (yes i'm just remembering to post this) and said "hey, i'll be in town tonight... can i stay at your place". i didn't even hesitate to say yes, but then i was faced with the dilemma of what to feed him. he had been driving all day and night and i knew he was hungry but i had nothing to feed him. haha then my creativity kicked in. i had one cooked porkchop sitting in the fridge, and with about an hour to prepare i had time to whip... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at taylor-made news
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what can $6 and less then an hour of your time get you? new kitchen decor! i had to return some wedding things to the dollar tree (my mom and i double bought haha) and since they don't give refunds, i only had in store credit. well if you know me, you know i have NO problem keeping busy in a dollar store. i got two frames, two sheets of moss, and two apples... for $6! while the frames were drying from a coat of antique white spray paint i glued the moss to the glass in the frames. and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at taylor-made news
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the dog days of summer are in full force. either i have been working like a dog.... or i've been sick as a dog. i have been battling strep throat all week in an effort to of course get back to work (haha) but mostly to prepare for our second wedding shower this weekend!! which reminds me, i never shared our first wedding shower. so stay tuned for all that and more (there's my "news voice" coming in) i promise i will have more posts to come, just let me catch up with life a little bit. and in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at taylor-made news
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derek took me thrift shopping (i know, what a catch right?!) and in my hunt for pyrex i stumbled upon THE. BEST. JUICER. EVER! it came with the original instruction manual i thought it was so funny the price they had listed for it... because that's the price I paid for it! haha it has this really barbaric looking arm that cranks the lid up and the cup really needs a hardcore scrubbing... but it sure will look cute sitting next to my turquoise mixer! Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at taylor-made news
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a few days ago i told you all about the craftaholics anonymous handmade gift exchange i took part in. i showed you the gifts i sent to my partner and now it is time to show off the great stuff i got!! my partner is the brains behind the incredible anne franklin designs and she spoiled me so much! i got these adorable clothes pins that i have plans to use in the kitchen! stationary with my soon-to-be new monogram! and precious little glasses with polka dots (even though two had a minor tragedy on the way to my house.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at taylor-made news
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when i say my sister and i got a lot accomplished during "camp kinkade" i am not joking. she helped me with a few on-going projects i had in the works, and in turn we made her some pretty cool stuff to take home with her. for example... some fabric covered notebooks for school tile coasters (this is the one i made for my friend at the local habitat for humanity. she made a purple one, but i guess i don't have a picture of it. She also showed of her artsy side by coloring a Beatles picture and we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2011 at taylor-made news
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i've been trying to be better about rearranging the "scenery" on top of the entertainment center for each season. for summer i went with my favorite warm weather combo: navy and white and did you notice my latest spray paint project made its debut?! Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at taylor-made news
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Here at "Camp Kinkade" we want campers to learn how to bake... because let's face it, baked goods lead straight to the heart. we baked almost every day and sometimes we ate the goodies before i could take a picture of them... but nobody is complaining. we started out with some cookie dough brownies we made lots of cookies (not these, but please look at the mess derek made when he decided to bake. and he even said "please don't show my mistake on the blog" too late honey! haha) after making my champagne cupcakes, i wanted to tackle another... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at taylor-made news
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derek's aunt is a MASTER seamstress. this woman can sew some of the most amazing things and i and slooooowly learning how to follow in her footsteps. she had the idea for us to do a "sew along" where we work on the same project at the same time and motivate each other to get it done. her idea was a mini-quilt for 4th of july. she sent me the pattern and some fabric to get me started and off we went. i started by carefully cutting out the pieces (and my sister helped while she was here for "camp... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at taylor-made news
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after i made my 4th of july ruffled table runner, i had some leftover ruffles they were too short to sew anything with, so i made one of my specialties... a wreath! i braided some fabric scraps for the hanger added some rosettes and i made a cute little "k" then i hung up my nice little patriotic wreath for the 4th! Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at taylor-made news
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i did a series of 4th of july crafts and i kicked off my sewing projects with a ruffled table runner. i found this great tablecloth fabric in the clearance bin (where i buy all my fabric haha): I also gathered a bunch of other collected fabrics i had in the most patriotic colors i could find i busted out my sewing machine and went to town making ruffles after i trimmed and organized the ruffles on my cloth, i had a cute little 4th of july ruffled table runner! of course there are a few flaws and it isn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at taylor-made news
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It's that time of year again for the Craftaholics Anonymous Christmas in July Gift Exchange!! I participated last summer and got an amazing gift and I swapped again with a partner in December where I sent something and got something great in return! This year I was paired up with Anne from Anne Franklin Designs (and boy does this woman have talent! I had a lot to live up to.) While we were "getting to know" each other I found out she loves pink and green, she has three daughters and she likes anything vintage (just like me!). So I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at taylor-made news
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also known as "breakfast for dinner" in this family (and by family i mean derek, our baby dog june and myself). we LOVE breakfast food, but there's something about eating it at night that makes it so much tastier! white chocolate chip banana pancakes and sausage balls... omelets, tomatoes and spinach i'm getting hungry for brinner all over again! we also tackled the one and only Paula Deen's apple fritter recipe. it looked easy (and delicious) enough. ** time for a side story... i have an abnormal love affair with kitchen gadgets. most recently the rotatoe derek was doubting just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at taylor-made news
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i got a sewing machine for Christmas the year derek and i started dating. i told him i would make him two things: an apron (which has yet to be done) and an Alabama football pillow. well ladies and gentlemen... i have finally lived up to part of my promise: the fabric came from a dress someone gave me that was too big and since Alabama fans love their crimson and houndstooth (which i loved until they "stole" it) i knew this fabric was perfect for the project. i clipped and pinned and stitched and made sure all the buttons... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at taylor-made news
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Here at "Camp Kinkade" we want to make sure the top of our campers' heads never get chilly or unfashionable so we teach them how to make their own adorable headbands! We started out with some adorable turquoise silk found in the clearance bin then we found an easier-than-i-originally-thought tutorial online... and got to work and then of course the new owner had to model it (don't let the not-smile fool you... she loved it) then we decided it was too much fun to make just one so i whipped up one my shirt-collar bow headbands cute huh?! Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at taylor-made news