Friday, April 25, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Homage to the Lone Crocus

By Mollie

Last Saturday was the first nice day that my husband and I and the kids could get out and explore the yard of our new home. We moved in January, and had no idea what the yard would look like or what landscaping there was, if any.

We truly enjoyed exploring everything - the wooded area, the creek, the grass where the kids can play ball. It was nice to see there are many perennials - hostas, hydrangea and sedum sprouts were just appearing out from under the mulch. Yay! Spring is here!

Low and behold, we arrived upon one little bloom. Such a simple, pretty bloom. And the colors were perfect for such a nice spring day.

I hope that more start appearing - perhaps I'll discover a few more today with the warmth we'll have.
In homage to this beautiful bloom, I put together today's Fun Friday Finds; I hope you enjoy the splash of color and wonderful gift ideas it brings to your spring.
HandmadeMN Fund Friday Finds ~ Homage to the Lone Crocus
{Click on the image above to be taken directly to the treasury.}
What are the first blooms you've discovered in your gardens so far?
Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fun Friday Finds: April Showers? How about baby showers!

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

In the midst of the season of all things new and fresh and full of possibilities — how can that not make us think of babies? Of course, there are always babies to celebrate all year round, and what better gifts for babies than something local and handmade?

If you have any baby showers coming up, here's a tip for knowing what handmade things to buy even for those parents who have registered at this or that big-box retailer (this tip works for bridal showers too): First, look over their various gift registries online and make a note of the colors, motifs, and style that they are favoring, then shop for something unique and handmade that will go with the items they've registered for.

Then when they open the gift from you, they'll think, "Hey, this is not only fabulous and handmade, but it even goes with my other stuff! How great is that?"

And you can still shop online when buying handmade. So convenient!

Here are some ideas to get you started. (Just click on the image to see the collection on Etsy.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fun Friday Finds ~ Marvelous Midwest

I lived in Chicago for a few years and got a sense of - kind of that broad-shouldered, windy, um, stern, Midwestern, warm-slash-passive aggressive, wonderful - every adjective I can think of, very cold.
~Amy Poehler

Friday, April 4, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Can't Buy Me Love

By Mollie

50 years ago today (April 4, 1964) the Beatles single "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #1. It stayed there for five weeks. It was recorded in Paris (known by many as the City of Love) in January of that year.

Quite a catchy little tune, written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Simple lyrics with a lot to say. Sing with me...
"I'll give you all I've got to give, If you say you love me too. I may not have a lot to give, But what I've got I'll give to you. I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love."

Okay, good point. Maybe money can't buy love, but it can buy things that you love to give to those you love.

To commemorate the Beatles' 6th #1 single, I give you today's Fun Friday Finds. I hope you find love in this treasury, or at least in one of the featured shops.

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Can't Buy Me Love
{Click on the image above to be taken directly to the Etsy treasury and the shops included.}
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