Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mod Circle Art


Our stairwell has been in desperate need of some art for awhile now.  Not many people go up there so it wasn't worth spending a bunch of money on so I came up with another $1 piece of artwork!  (This is the tutorial that I shared over at Davis Domestications last week in case you missed it.)  I wanted something bold but simple with a bit of a mod feel to it.  I'm not sure if I pulled it off but I'm happy with the results nonetheless.  :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes


I know, it's another donut hole recipe.  I can't help it!  I'm addicted to the darn things.  They are just so easy to make in delicious fall flavors.  At least I have finished up with the apple recipes and moved on to pumpkin.  That's progress, right?  :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Link Party 35

It's baaaack!!!


I had a lot of fun at last year's Halloween Party so I decided to bring it back and it starts this Saturday!  I will share more details about the party as well as have a Halloween button with the code for you to grab.  I don't know about you but I am *really* excited!

Okay, time for this week's link party.  To see all of last week's projects go here.  My top picks of the week are:

Yarn Pumpkins by Everything Under The Moon

Friday, September 23, 2011

Apple Cider Donut Holes


I think baking might just be my favorite part about fall.  :)  You can't get any more fall than apple cider.  I just wish that I was able to pick up some apple cider from the apple orchard we always went to when I was a kid.  Eight hours is a bit of a drive for cider though so I had to go with the store-bought kind.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blog Swap with Davis Domestications

Hi! I'm Nicole from Davis Domestications and I am so excited to be a guest of Polish the Stars! I've been stalking reading her blog since I started blogging. ;)  As a teen I remember hanging real flowers from my ceiling and I loved it. I'd lay in bed and just look up at the flowers dangling above me. Even as they dried out they were pretty.  Fast forward years later...once I found out I was having a girl, I knew exactly what I was going to do above her crib.  You guessed it. This is what it looked like for a while. But it just wasn't "right" in my mind. It needed something else, it needed more color. I just had to wait and wait and wait for Garden Ridge to put their Spring flowers on clearance. (Nice fake flowers can be really expensive and I needed a bunch.) I was getting really ancy because the sale was a month earlier last year.  Silly, right?!?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Link Party 34

Great projects linked up last week!  Check them all out here.  These are my top picks of the week:
Tres Chere made over a stunning Sunshine Mirror to hang in this dreamy outdoor living space.  

Friday, September 16, 2011

Comic Book Art


Lately we have been working on the "Man Cave" and I decided to surprise my geeky comic book loving guys with some artwork.  For this one, I turned my son into a comic book character!  This effect can be used to blow up any image though so you can use this for any style of artwork.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Enchiladas Verdes


Enchiladas Verdes is my favorite dish at my favorite Mexican restaurant back in my hometown. Living eight hours away, I don't get to eat there very often so I have to whip up my own version every once in awhile. They are enchiladas made with salsa verde (green salsa) which is mild but has lots of flavor. It is a nice change from the regular old enchiladas.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Potion Bottles


It's time for the first Halloween post of the season!  I'm so excited.  I was going to wait and have the entire month of October full of Halloween tutorials but I started seeing Halloween posts as soon as September 1st rolled around and I just couldn't wait.  I had a poll on my Facebook page to make sure people were ready to see these kind of posts already and 62% of the people who voted want them now so here we are!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Link Party 33

As always there were some amazing things linked up last week.  Check them all out here.  My top picks of the week are:

This Beach Themed Living Room from Remodelaholic is amazing!  I really love the red chandelier.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Techniques For Printing On Fabric


You may remember this How To: Print On Fabric tutorial from last year.  Well, it has been getting a lot of traffic lately there have been quite a few questions.  I decided to do a little experimenting and hopefully get everyone the answers they are looking for.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Guest Post from Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe

Why, hello there! I am Shealynn, the teenaged artist/crafter behind Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe.

I'd like to thank Megan for inviting me onto her blog to do a guest post! She deserves a round of applause and a sprinkle of fairydust. :)

Now, before we begin, I have something very important to tell you about myself...


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Apple Pie with Crunchy Cinnamon Topping


This has been my go-to apple pie recipe for over ten years.  I make it at least once every fall so I started craving it as soon as the weather turned cooler.  I added more apples this time to make it thicker and made the crust from scratch.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fabric Swatch Ring

I don't know about you but every time I go to the fabric store I see some fabric that I like and can't remember if I have anything that would coordinate with it.  So I made up this swatch ring that I can take with me and know exactly what is in my stash at home.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Link Party 32

Check out all of the links from last week's party here.  My top picks of the week are:


These Paint Chip Notepads from Capital B are so much fun!  I love a good paint chip project.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mini Polaroid Necklace

This mini polaroid photo necklace is kind of my version of the old photo locket.  It was really easy to make and uses the same basic method as the photo magnets.  This would be a great gift for Grandma! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guest Post from Dream Home DIY

Hello Polish The Stars readers!

My name is Michelle stopping by from our little blog, Dream Home DIY

Together, Justin and I document all of our surprises as first time homeowners and semi-novice DIYers.


Our blog is essentially a compilation of journal entries;
a time line of projects and renovations on our path to forever.