Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Guest Post: Everyday Art

Hey guys! Today is my first time having a guest post here... fun stuff!  I hope you'll take some time to read about my friends Emily and Jaime here.  They have a wonderful blog :) P.S. We're swapping today so my guest post is up at their blog.  Have fun!

Hi Everyone! We're happy to be here today on Grow Creative. Doesn't Elise have fantastic taste? :)
We LOVE her watercolors!
Today we just wanted to introduce ourselves a bit. We're Emily and Jaime from Everyday Art.

We're two sister-in-laws (Jaime married Emily's handsome older brother) who, like Elise, believe that everyday can be filled with creative outlets, and we love to explore them. Here we are with some of our kids.

It's so fun to have a sister-in-law that you want to find excuses to talk to each other--it's great! We started a blog because we used to live next to each other (literally a few doors down) and now that we are states away from one another we needed a way to bounce ideas off one another, show each other our projects, share recipes, etc.
 We have 5 basic areas where we create our "art" (playing chef, artistic home decor, throwing memorable parties, hand crafts, and fun with the kids) so we wanted to share our favorite in each category.
Creating Beautiful, Tasty food:

Light and fluffy and unique and dazzling and fun. There aren't enough adjectives to describe this one. We LOVE to cook and bake and try several new recipes a week, so new foods are always up-and-coming on our blog. Desserts are, of course, the most fun, but we have lots of main dishes and breakfasts too.

Creating Artistic Home Decor:
We both made a pair of apple blossom canvases, which turned out beautiful and unique to each of our styles. (Here's Jaime's). And we've shared the tutorial with you! Other of our favorites include the rag rugtree mural and turtle/frog canvases we did for our kids' rooms.

Creating Hand Crafts:
These flowers turned out great and were fun to make. Emily made an adorable yarn wreath with them, but they've been picked up by several hair-bow blogs--how cute would that be? We also knit and crochet and have made all sorts of beanies, Christmas stockings, animals, even dresses.

Creating Fantastic Parties:
Such a cute party theme for such a cute girl! We love parties--we've thrown all sorts of fun ones--a pink puppy party, a garden lady bug party, a vintage Strawberry Shortcake party, monster party, a superhero party....

Creating Memories with our Kids:
Sooo fun--even for grown up! No one can resist giving it a squish with their fingers. We did it on a cold afternoon, but wouldn't it be fun for a scientist bday party? or an art party even....

We had lots of fun this year--making forts, painting, having fun with Food Dye, and just plain having fun, but this idea was a particular favorite.

We love creating lives that we want to live in and invite you to come along and see if you don't find some new recipes or projects you'd like to try. :)

Thanks Elise!

Lots of love from your crew at Everyday Art,

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful to have a blog with your SIL, a great way to keep in touch! I have that yellow beehive cake stand, love beehive stuff too :) You all do some fun stuff looking forward to seeing more on your blog!
    - DeAnn@