July 24, 2014

illistyle July Giveaway - Anthropologie



Do you drool over Anthropologie?? Do you stare longingly at all their gorgeousness that they have to offer?? Do you randomly walk around their store just ogling all the beauty that those shelves contain?? 

If you answered YES to any of those questions than today is your lucky day! Because my friends over at illistyle and their sponsors are giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky Anthropologie drooling, shop staring, shelve ogling fan!! All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!! Good luck!!




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*contest is held by illistyle*

July 23, 2014

Bathroom Beach Sign Tutorial



Today I’m guest posting over on An Alli Event. Alli guest posted here a few months back and I have just gotten around to posting my tutorial on her blog! I’m sharing my Beach Sign Tutorial which I made to live in our bathroom as part of my beachy chic bathroom d├ęcor – stay tuned for more projects like this coming soon! So hop on over to An Alli Event and check out this fun and easy tutorial! 

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July 21, 2014

Beautiful Me Quote Free Printable


Beautiful Me Printable

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a printable with you and I’m actually making a few of them lately for my office gallery wall. I want it to be filled with pretty, inspirational, creative quotes and stuff. I was listening to an old song the other day – well not old but still. It was a song by Selena Gomez called Who Says and I remembered I was obsessed with it when it came out because of the message if gave out. When I was younger I struggled with body image (I still do but who doesn’t) and I had issues with weight (a story for another time) so when the song came out I thought it was fantastic that someone as wonderful and powerful as Selena Gomez was helping teach young girls that they are beautiful no matter what.

Beautiful Me Printable
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As I was listening to the song a particular part of it struck a chord with me and I thought it would be perfect for a quote poster on my gallery wall. The verse was “I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me” and I loved it! I felt it was so true to today – people are always comparing themselves with Victoria Secret models and overly skinny celebrities and sure they are beautiful but not everyone looks like that and I think it’s so important to teach young girls that you don’t have to pick super skinny to be pretty, or smart or talented. You can do whatever you want to do and be whoever you are. Size just doesn’t matter. 

Beautiful Me Printable
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So I made up this printable. I’m calling it my Beautiful Me Printable and I originally just made it for me in my chosen colour but then I thought it might be a fun print to share so I made them in 5 other pastel colours and I’m absolutely in love with the set colour! So in totally you can choose from 6 different pastel colours there are; Blackberry, Heather, Lemon, Mint, Periwinkle and Rose. P.S: the colours are actually really gorgeous and soft - not grey tinted, Blogged keeps doing this to my photos and I've yet to work out why. Just click the links and you'll see what I mean! Promise ;)

To download its really easy just click colour name (both above and below). It will take you to a download page and simply download and print! I can’t wait to get this printed and frame it in a crisp white matted frame! 

If you download, I’d love to see what you do with your Beautiful Me Printable – so share a photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag me! (Facebook: Glitter Bug    Instagram: @glitterbugblog) you can also use the hashtag #glitterbugblog to share any of the project you make from the blog! I’d love to see and share your gorgeous work so get sharin’ on social media!


Have a gorgeous day beautiful!
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All printables shared on Glitter Bug are for personal use only. You may not sell these or claim them as your own. If you would like to share them please contact me first beforehand and give appropriate credit.

July 16, 2014

Try


I was going to post something else today – I’ll do that Friday. Today I’m posting this. No tutorial, no recipe, no free printable – this, one of the most true, inspiring and honest songs I’ve ever heard.

I’ve taken a break from my personal Facebook recently and logged on for the first time today – my timeline was flooded with this song. And for a good reason, it’s the most perfect song for everyone – no truer words are spoken than in this song. Every girl/woman needs to listen to this on repeat. So now you can.


Have a great Wednesday beautiful!

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July 13, 2014

Make Your Own Ribbon Spools

Make Your Own Ribbon Spools

Yesterday I stopped by illistyle to share my July contributor post! This month I’m sharing a quick storage solution; Make Your Own Ribbon Spools. I use these for storing elastic for my shop but they are great for storing ribbon, trims, rope and so much more! Hop over and check out the simple tutorial!

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July 4, 2014

Shop Update: Dear Chantilly Dolls



One of the main reasons I’ve been so absent from the blog lately has been my Etsy store. I’ve been busy making, photography, listing and designing new things to go up and it’s been something I’ve needed to do for myself. I was blessed with two sales within a week of each other and I was very grateful for that as well as a few non-Etsy sales as well which has been wonderful.


One of the biggest things I’ve been working on for the shop are my new line of dolls called the Dear Chantilly Baby Dolls. I’ve been working on them now solidly for about 2 months which largely explains my absence around here. So far I’ve listed 3 Baby Dolls; Party Baby, Ballerina Baby and Rosy Baby with another 2 coming in the following week and another 3 on the drawing board. As well as the new addition of the dolls I’ve also listed a bunch of new hair accessories for purchase and I’m loving the fun styles, colours and prints on some of the stuff!!!


Working on these has been great fun and has given me another form of creativity to explore as well as helping me learn more about sewing and my machine. I do plan on trying to  find a more even balance between the shop and blog but right now getting the shop established and out there is something that is at the forefront of my thoughts. I have a few projects for the blog coming up including more recipes, sewing tutorial and craft stuff as well as a few guest posts for other bloggers which I’m excited about! So thing for the blog are looking up – I’m coming back, it’s just slowly!


I wanted to share my shop update with you all as I’m running a special offer on the Dear Chantilly Baby Dolls – the first 10 orders of ANY Dear Chantilly Baby Doll gets a free mystery gift in their package. So head on over and purchase your favourite Baby Doll. Also I should mention all of the Baby Dolls are FULLY customisable so you can change her hair, shoes, dress colour/pattern etc. Plus I’m able to make dolls that are totally unique to you – if you’d like a custom one of a kind dolly just send me an email of Etsy message and we can work it out! I’d also love to hear your ideas for other Dear Chantilly Baby Dolls, so if you’ve got an idea let me know in a comment and if your idea is chosen you’ll be given credit in the listing!! I hope you all love the Dear Chantilly Dolls as much as I do!!!

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July 3, 2014

Healthy Breakfast Omelette Cups


I made these yummy Healthy Omelette Breakfast Cups for our Mother’s Day feast back in May and I’m just getting around to sharing them here on the blog now. I mentioned in my last recipe post we’re trying to eat healthier and improve our overall lifestyle and one big thing we need to improve on is breakfast. I don’t normally eat breakfast – when I get up in the morning the last thing I feel like doing is cooking and eating a meal. But these easy Healthy Omelette Breakfast Cups are fast to whip up – make hardly any mess and can be made ahead of time and popped in the freezer for a great, healthy on the go breakfast.

The best thing about these Breakfast Cups is they can be customised to suit each person’s tastes – say someone likes diced bacon and mustard in their omelettes but you find that absolutely repulsive just make some your way and some theirs, no need for sharing or icky cross contamination! So follow this simple recipe below to make your own super simple Healthy Omelette Breakfast Cups!

Ingredients

Recipe Yields: 4 Omelette Cups

·       3 large eggs (more or less)
·       10 leaves of baby spinach, shredded
·       ¼ red capsicum, finely diced
·       2 – 3 cherry tomatoes, quartered
·       1 medium thickness slice of Danish fetta, cubed
·       Small handful of shredded mozzarella cheese
·       ¼ tsp smoked paprika
·       ¼ tsp dried basil
·       ¼ tsp Italian herbs
·       ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
·       Salt and pepper
·       Spray Olive oil

1.       Pre-heat your oven to 180˚C.

2.       Break 3 eggs into a small bowl and whisk with a fork (or whisk) until well combined. Add more or less eggs depending on the amount of cups you want to make.


3.       Add in smoked paprika, dried basil (can substitute for fresh), Italian herbs, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper. Mix well


4.       Lightly spray a silicone muffin tray (or metal one) with olive oil. Evenly pour herb egg mixture into the muffin tin. You should be able to get 3 large and 1 small with these measurements. Adjust accordingly.

5.       Add in your flavourings. Tomatoes, fetta, spinach, capsicum etc.


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6.       Once you’ve added in your toppings, sprinkle each cup with a few strands of shredded mozzarella.

7.       Place your silicone tray onto a metal baking tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes until cups are golden 
brown on top. They will rise a little bit so be cautious and keep an eye on them.

8.       Serve or allow to cool and package in sandwich bags and place in the freezer.

These Healthy Breakfast Omelette Cups are a great treat to whip up for family members who are up on the go early or even whip up a batch on Sunday and pop them in individual bags for the kids to eat before school – a healthy breakfast, no fuss and no rush! The great thing is you can fill these with lots of healthy veggies and your kids will be none the wiser!

A tip for the fussier eater (coming from the fussiest of eaters!) is to dice up disliked veggies like zucchini and carrots into teeny tiny little squares and pop them in – they’ll be almost unnoticeable! Another idea for un liked veggies is to cook them lightly and puree them into a paste, mix it in with the eggs and hey presto – veggie packed breakfast with no fuss or fights!


What would you add to these Healthy Breakfast Omelette Cups if you made them?? Tell me in the comments below!! 



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