Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fun Giveaway!

Here's a fun giveaway for you.....you could win a bracelet and earrings!


 Go to my facebook page: http:// www.facebook.com/kyliebryndesigns  and like my page then head over to the fabulous Reni from Bliss and Tell (click on the link below) and leave a comment on her blog with the color you would like to win! It's that easy! Contest ends @ midnight on Friday 3/29. 
 http://www.blissandtellblog.com/blog/1086/work-stylist-giveaway/ --- Also check out the lovely outfits put together by Jennifer at www.styleyourlifeblog.com

While you are on Reni's blog check out her amazing work! She is incredible at what she does. She designs beautiful websites as well as logos, business cards, blog designs and much more! I found Reni's site a while back while I was on Miss Mustard Seeds site...Reni has done an amazing job with her branding..she even does t-shirts that are wonderful! Look at her site and see all of her amazing work. Thanks Reni for including my jewelry in the giveaway!! Good luck to you all....

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter decorating...

Today I promised myself I would get all of my Easter decorations out! Today was the perfect day we actually didn't have anything we HAD to do...what a nice feeling that was. Spring break has started and we decided to stay home and I am so glad...no running around, no packing lunches...we can relax, sleep in and have fun! I have always wanted to make an "Easter tree" and hollow out eggs and decorate them..what better day to do it. While drinking my morning coffee..I made a list of what I would need to make the tree and we headed out to Michaels (our favorite place!).

Things on my list for the tree:
*Glitter ( I bought Martha Stewart glitter..I love her glitter!)
*Craft glue but I'm sure you can use any kind of glue
*Ribbon...to tie to the eggs to hang from the branches
*Metallic gold spray paint ( I wanted to spray a few eggs)
*Flower pot
*Moss ( I bought Spanish moss) it's by the flower pots
*Flower embellishments...that were by the stickers...I wanted to glue gun these to the branches to add a special touch.

After returning from Michaels my kids and I hollowed the eggs out.  If you've never done this before, I used a knitting needle I had laying around and tapped on the top and bottom of the egg and then stirred the yolk around with the needle and that's how I hollowed it out. My kids thought it was a little gross but had fun doing it and they thought it was so neat once the egg was hollowed out. I can't believe I've never done this before.  We did 8 eggs and then I took craft glue and a paint brush (the kids helped) and brushed the glue on the eggs and then sprinkled them with glitter. Then I took a glue gun and glued on the ribbon to the top of the egg so I could hang the eggs from the tree branches. I have lots of branches in my yard (that I need to pick up!) so I grabbed a few.

I spray painted the flower pot gold and also  a few hard boiled eggs gold as well.  Then I added the branches and the moss, hung the eggs and used my glue gun to glue on the flower embellishments. I added the gold eggs I spray painted on the moss and my kids found these cute little pink chicks I picked up at Michaels a while ago and they put them on the eggs...the chicks are so cute! The kids loved how it turned out and so do I!  Here are a few pictures of my Easter tree we made today along with some more decorations.  I love collecting decorations along the way from antique stores and other stores. I LOVE this fuzzy peach chick I got several years ago...it is so soft and cute...the bunny I got from Home Goods...they always have great decorations for all the Holidays! Enjoy!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Best Brownies!!

Do you love brownies?? I do..I have a sweet tooth, I must admit and so do my kids. I love to try new bakeries and shops that sell sweets. If you live in Columbus, Ohio there is an amazing shop called Sugar Daddy's that sells brownies, brownie truffles and more! The amazing part about this store is the flavors and how they cut the brownies, they cut them in circles...yum!! My favorite is the "Tahiti"...if you love coconut and cashews..try one of these, they are amazing. I also got a peanut butter one (the one with the nuts) and the peanut butter was so creamy, it was so delicious. My other favorite was one with walnuts...these brownies are truly amazing. They have an online shop so you can order them for yourself  or for a gift  www.sugardaddys.com