Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pretty Preppy Party August Features

It was another fabulous month for the Pretty Preppy Party and my fellow hostesses and I were thrilled to have Marty from A Stroll Thru Life guest host-ing with us!  There were a record number of inspirational projects, which always makes the decision of who to feature so hard!

Here are a few that caught my eye this month...

First of all, Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane did a fabulous makeover on an outdated patio set.  See the big transformation here.

And Kris from Junk Chic Cottage got a steal on an old cabinet for $20 and turned it into a gorgeous piece in her kitchen!  I love stories like this!  Read all about it here.

And this little girl's bedroom makeover by Lauren at Bless'er House is simply swoon-worthy!  Click here to see all the gorgeous details!

Don't forget!  Visit the other hostesses to see who else has been featured and be sure to come back and link up with us again next month on the third Thursday!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How to Cheat at French Crepes

I'm not even going to try to tell you this recipe is authentic.  It will never compare to buying a crepe on the streets of Paris from an adorable cart like this guy's...

But, when we went to Paris this summer, we ate more than our fair share of them, and we've been reminiscing about them ever since.

So rather than take the time to actually research how to make them at home, I went out on a limb and tried what I thought could be a super-easy way to get the same result with ingredients I already had in the pantry.  And this was one of the great times it worked.  The secret?  Hungry Jack Buttermilk pancake mix, and of course, Nutella!  Don't blink because this method will be done before you know it.

All you do is mix up a batch of thinned-out pancake mix by using equal parts of mix and water.

Melt a pat of butter in a non-stick pan, then pour in just enough mix to cover the bottom of the pan.

Let it cook over medium-low, until you can see that it has cooked through to the top.  Do not try to flip, just let it cook through from the bottom.

When it looks done, gently lift to see if it's slightly browned.  Then, flip it onto a plate, spread on the Nutella, fold it, and enjoy!

You could also substitute jam or cinnamon sugar!  Seriously, spread on whatever you want--I'm not going to judge.  And if you can't find Nutella at your local store, you can get a big ol' jar here delivered straight to your door!

When I surprised the kids with these, they went nuts.  And trust me, they know their crepes! Let me know what you think of them! Bon app├ętit!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pretty Preppy Party: August!

Welcome to the Pretty Preppy Party, where we gather each month to be inspired by each other's amazing preppy projects!  As a fun surprise this month, Marty from A Stroll Thru Life is joining us as a guest hostess!

Marty recently did a fabulous makeover on her bathroom vanity and it turned out beautifully!  Be sure to click here to see how she did it and then take a look around her blog for more inspiration!

Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life

At 11 Magnolia Lane, Amy turned the closet just inside her garage door into a mudroom/dropzone for the kids--complete with hooks, basket storage, and a bench. Just to make it fun, she added horizontal stripes and some monograms from our Etsy shop (because what could be preppier than monograms?!). Read more about how she did it {here}.

Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
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Sarah solved one of her bigger storage issues with this IKEA Rast turned Printer Station hack.

Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street
Brett from Being Bianca shared a quick glimpse of the decor in her Parlor (living room) space. She's got some tricks up her sleeve to evolve the space later this week, so check it out before it's gone! 

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Brett @ Being Bianca

Heather at Southern State of Mind took a nice blogging break while at the beach for a month with her family. While she is holding on to summer as long as possible, she did share a fun fashion post where she showed us 15 Favorite Basics Under $100 for fall. Of course there is lots of navy and gingham- because a preppy girl can never have too much of either!

Heather @ Southern State of Mind

And I shared a fun and easy back-to-school project: easy DIY pencil pouches that the kids can design and sew themselves!  Click here for the how-to.

Julie @ Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

Now it's your turn!  Feel free to link up any preppy projects from this month! You only need to link up via one blog and your post will show up on all six blogs. We can't wait to see what you have been up to. Please be sure to include a backlink to the party in your post somewhere as we can't feature your project without one. Not a blogger? No problem! Just post a photo on Instagram, be sure to tag at least one of the hosts and use the hashtag ‪#‎prettypreppyparty‬ so we can see your preppy goodness!

- Link to your specific post, not your home page.

- Your project must be pretty and preppy. If it doesn’t fit this category, it will be removed. We want this to be a cute and fun prep-destination! 

- Please link back to one of the hosts in your post. Only those with a link will be considered for a feature!  Use the button below, or a text link.  

– Be inspired! Visit and comment on other links in the party.

Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

Each hostess will pin our features to our Pretty Preppy Party Pinterest board each month, so make sure you’re following along to see the best projects and inspiration!
Let’s see those Pretty and Preppy projects: