Author: The 36th Avenue

Color 101

   PART ONE: {A little bit @ a time}   Color…CoLoR… COLOR The great thing about color is that it can make anything, and I mean anything pop with fun, boldness, character and personality. Sadly, I think people in general are scared of color… Let me explain… I believe most of us LOVE color when we see it but when the time comes to apply it, the reality is that we can be a little intimidated by that screaming canary yellow… picture source     or the delicious lime green… {picture source} and lets not say anything about the new pink… the HOT turquoise 😉  picture source  I am sure that many  of you out there have said more than once:  “Oh, I love that BUT {I hate the word BUT} I could NEVER pull it off? “   Well… I am going to try to change that expression for… “Oh, I love that AND {so much better} I am going to make it my own!    Let me share with you today my FIRST personal rule in decor.   1} Dare to try! {I’m warning you however…, after you taste color you cannot stop} An easy way to welcome color into your home is with accessories such as pillows and  throws… Check out these ones by Jen from Tatertots and Jello I love the explosion of color, texture and boldness on her pillows. …a closer look...

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Over The Weekend News: May . 23rd . 2011

1} I got a beautiful old white coverlet for FREE on Friday… {I love Grandmas}That was a great way to start the weekend. Did you find any good deals? 2} I learned on Saturday that sadly my local Cold Stone doesn’t have white chocolate or oatmeal ice-cream… Why…? {wuaaaa} picture source 3} My  daughter informed me that the Tooth Fairy didn’t show up. What is wrong with that Tooth Fairy? Does she have four kids or something?  🙁 4} I made a pretty little thing from two items from the Dollar $tore… I will show it to you on my Powder Room reveal later on this week. The color? PINK 5} Our Red Robin’s waiter gave my Campfire Sauce to the table next to us…  No, no, no, no,no,no… Mister.  Don’t mess with my Campfire Sauce! If you have never had it try this homemade version of it: 1 cup mayonnaise. 1 cup barbecue sauce, use Hickory Honey Sweet Baby Ray’s brand 1 teaspoon dried chipotle powder 6} My street had a community yard sale.  Here are some pictures. This was a lot of fun! 7} I got a few things ready for my Anni’s Birthday Party on Friday… I can’t wait to see my girl blow out her 9 candles. 8} I got a giant chocolate chip cookie on a stick {I love you Brother and Sister Lindsay} after Church on Sunday… Oh, life is good! 9} Thank you to all of you...

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Teachers Badge Holders

Back to School Days are almost here. All of the teachers at our school are required to wear their identification badges everyday. So I decided to make a Badge Holder for my kid’s teachers this year.     No more of this! I actually wear my house and car keys around my neck also {since it is the only way I can keep track of them} and then I thought, how hard would it be to come up with my own key-badge holder? Before I knew it there I was at JoAnns looking for “lanyard”. So, let me show...

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T is for "TWIX" your Thursday…

Let me take care of business here… 1 st…}  CONGRATULATIONS to the ladies { Annie (+Tammy )} from Peppermint Plum!   You just got my….      2nd} Please… Could you tell me where have you been for the last 36 years of my life? Oh my GOODness! This “Make your own TWIX” post has made me soooo VERY  HAPPY!   Just look at this picture!   ..This is what Peppermint Plum has to say about what I call “The Heavenly Invention of Greatness”     “So…when I came upon a few different recipes for homemade TWIX bars I knew I had to try them out! I have since made these many times and have tweaked the recipe to my liking.   They really do taste like the real thing…maybe possibly even a little better!”   {I, Desiree assure all of you that they are BETTER! Here is the recipe for you…}   {TWIX BARS} 48 Club Crackers (a few more than one sleeve) 1 c. graham cracker crumbs (one sleeve) 1/3 c. sugar 3/4 c. brown sugar 1/3 c. milk 1/2 c. butter Topping*: 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 c. vanilla baking chips   { …TIP… } * Most recipes call for milk chocolate chips. I have tried milk and semi and I thought both were good….but one day all I had was 1/2 a bag of semi, so I decided to add...

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What a PARTY!

My girl Anni will be having a party… a SPRING Birthday Party that is. Looking around for ideas I came across this  AMAZING Celebration of Sweetness by the one and only Mrs. Jen from Tatertots & Jello. The invitation alone makes me happy… …but then the hand made colorful decor brings out the child inside of me… love the polka-dots… love the crazy candles…  love the vibrant yellow chevron fabric… love the clever Washi Tape… love the mini-pennant…  LOVE THE CANDY BAR and with so much love I have to say that I would  LOVE to eat one of those yummy cupcakes right about… N♥W! For some extra fun and additional decor Jen used these ordinary lanterns from Pier 1 and she made them EXTRAordinary  by using among other things ribbon, lace and fabric flowers.  How cute are they…! …and look how adorable  the party favors are. Click here to see the necklaces that the girls got to make. Front the outside…  to the inside…this Candy Party is SWEET! ~♥~ Wanting more? I know… Click here and see instructions, more pictures and tips about this amazing Candy Party at Tatertots &...

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… Value of a desk.

Let me start this post with the picture of a receipt… Now check out the pictures of the purchase. What?! Really?! $9.99?! I have made some good deals during the years but I have to tell you that I have NEVER bought such a beautiful piece of furniture for such an amazing price before.  I normally wait until the end of my post to reveal thefinal look of my projects but today I am way too excited…  so allow me to show you the  picture of my new “old desk”. I worked on this desk on and off during the course of three days;...

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Share Your Awesomeness! { 1 }

  Share your Awesomeness:   1. Show what you got… recipes, crafts, room makeovers, children making you crazy, party ideas… ANYTHING that makes you feel AWESOME as long as you made it!   2. Link to your specific post, not your main blog.   3. Visit your neighbors’ link… leave a comment, We all l♥ve to hear good thing!   4. Grabbing a button or linking to the party is appreciated…. I’ll love for other people to come and share as well!   That’s it! I can’t wait to see your creations 😉 <center><a href=”http://www.thirtysixthavenue.com/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”36th Avenue” src=” http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae80/desireecampbell05/36thawesome.png “/></a></center> …Giveaway: Top three projects will get one of these templates (your choice).  Go here to see how to use...

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…Home Run!

Wow! This bedroom took me some time but I can finally say that I am done! Anyways,  I am not sure what took me so long…  perhaps the little things… perhaps that it is a “theme” room which I don’t typically do… or perhaps that my son’s bedroom was a disaster. …With that said let me introduce to you the inspiration behind it: The Taekwondo Hero and his mess… This is how the bedroom used to look before. Question for you:  How many pieces of dirty underwear do you think my boy could keep under his bed? …The answer is 6. You heard me right…...

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