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The Lifestyle blog of Katie Storms.: something simple, something sweet, something styled.

18 May 2011

Something to Vote: New Necklaces? Nice!

I created the most amazing designs for necklaces with my new brass charms. Which one is your favorite? Vote in the right sidebar. And look for a giveaway soon!

converse kick
russian doll sparkle
peace sign violet
butterfly rainbow


16 May 2011

Something Baked: Blondies 101

This is my 101st post! Exciting. It was rainy and cold all weekend in St. Louis. After crafting for a good 5 hours or so and reading for classes, I needed something else to sweeten the mood. I haven't baked in nearly a month. It warmed the cold day right away. Plus, it lured JV up to the kitchen like magic.

I used the Brewer's Blondie recipe in the Baked cookbook because it's special ingredient is Malt Powder and Whoppers (JV's favorite). I found that the recipe typed here via Nosh With Me.

After baking, I even found inspiration to create cute circle tags using the new sticker paper I found here via amazon.com.  It was quite a wonderful Sunday.


P.S. I will try to post a GoogleDoc link to the stickers soon.

14 May 2011

Something Designed: New at The Metro Gallery

I came across the most wonderful selection of brass charms about a month ago. And since my inventory at The Metro Gallery in Dexter was running low, I took a Saturday to create awhile back. I had to snap photos quick, but these are some of my favorites. The beads are a mix of new and vintage. And the cards are the backs of boxes of cereal, crackers, pizza, and whatever else Amber at peanutbutterandyelly cuts. Thanks, Amber, for taking the time--it sure gives me more time for fun and creativity. 


07 May 2011

Something ReStyled: Fireplace Magic

Sometimes I wish for a magical muse to drop by my house and make it vintage pretty. She finally arrived:) The past two weekends I've restyled two spaces with jars, books, prints, and frames I've had for months.

The first project is my living room fireplace; the second, our second bathroom.

I'm loving the the happily ever afters. . You can see the before photos below.

The Living Room Fireplace mantle Before and After.

Ball jars, thrifted. Brass deer, thrifted. Underwood typewriter, ebay. Print, Shakespeare Festival 2007 poster (free). Readers Digest Books, thrifted.

And the bathroom Before and After. I still want glass knobs. I think I want the pink glass ones from Anthropologie. But I'm also hoping I can find some vintage ones this summer.

Chair, 100-mile yard sale, 2009. Prints: Sewing pattern, vintage thrifted; Anne-Julie of the Nebulous Kingdom, etsy; Volume 25, etsy. Frames, Kohls 2008. Mirror, Wal-Mart, 2008. Milk glass, avon jar, pink handheld mirror, thrifted. Jewelry box, Pottery Barn gift from JV:)

Let me know what you think. And have a charming weekend:)
xo, katie