Friday Favorites No. 323

After a crummy week of trying to deal with the pain of an injured shoulder, I have something to celebrate today. It's exactly one month until we leave to go visit our son in Italy! We last saw him nearly a year ago, so we're over-the-moon excited for this trip. I'll apologize in advance, but it might be all I can talk about until we go!

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Denim is back in a big way this year, and not just in a two-legged kind of way. I've seen LOTS of home decor items and accessories sporting the blue. The Unfashionista shares a way to bring it into a different part of your wardrobe, and rehab a pair of old shoes in the process.

Why is something that's outside its normal size so compelling? Tiny, huge, it's just different from what we're used to. As a book lover I'm especially drawn to these big free printables from The Painted Hive.

I know the photo looks a little holiday-ish, but I just bought a bottle of pear vodka made by a local distillery, and while I was looking for ways to use it I came across this tasty drink from Growing Up Gable. What I like about this recipe is that there aren't a ton of other ingredients, so that pear flavor gets to shine.

I've bought pre-marinaded chicken and popped it into the freezer for another day, so why have I never thought to make my own? These recipes from Sweet Peas and Saffron all sound delicious. She also gives some marinating advice, and serving ideas for each flavor.

The candle shown here is from Define Design 11 at Handmade at Amazon. This happens to be the Oregon version (from an Oregon seller), but they seem to have most, if not all, the other states as well. Each candle has a scent reminiscent of it's region, and is a perfect gift for someone who's missing home.

You can find these, and my previous Friday Favorites, on my Crafty Staci’s Friday Favorites Pinterest board!

Friday Favorites No. 321

Another busy week, but I feel like I was pretty productive. I figured out what I'm making for my next appearance on Afternoon Live, WHILE I was getting my grays colored. That's what I call multi-tasking. I also made a couple of things that weren't on my to-do list, possibly while ignoring things that were, but hey, when inspiration strikes you have to go with it. 

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These onesies from Make It and Love It are adorable from the front, but oh those little tails!

What I like most about this string art from Michael's is the ability to change it up with the seasons without having to re-do the whole thing.

I'm finding myself wondering if I can talk my husband into a version of this bedroom from Paint Yourself a Smile. Bonus points if you can place the movie quotes on the wall - some of my favorites are there!

I want to dip peanut butter cookies in this peanut butter cookie dough dip from Debi Talks. Too much?

I love Kona solid cotton fabric, and I just discovered this color chart panel at, printed with swatches of the various colors and their names. I've seen this panel made into projects, like bags, which means I'm going to need one to play with and one to keep.

You can find these, and my previous Friday Favorites, on my Crafty Staci’s Friday Favorites Pinterest board!