Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Burlap Bunny

Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought I would share the burlap bunny door hanger I made last week. It was super easy to whip up and cost me nothing since I already had all the supplies!

Burlap Bunny Door Hanger
|| supplies needed ||
- Burlap (about 1 yard)
- Paint (white, pink, and black)
- Scissors
- Hot Glue Gun
- Plastic Grocery Bags
- Tan Twine
- Tulle or Ribbon for Bow
- Florist Wire

- Cut out the shape of a bunny (or a flower or whatever you want your door hanger to be) from the burlap. Lay the bunny shape on the remaining burlap and cut out another shape for the bunny's back.

- Paint the whole front bunny shape white. Let dry. Paint pink on the insides of the ears. I used black puffy paint for his eyes and mouth, but regular black paint would work just fine. Let dry.

- Cut out a little nose from the burlap scraps. Paint it pink (don't glue it on to the bunny yet, even though my photos above show it already on there). Paint little pink cheeks on the bunny. Let dry. Hot glue the ends of twine to where the nose would be above the mouth. Glue the burlap nose on top of the twine.

- Start hot-gluing around the edges of the front and back pieces of the bunny. Go all around the ears and both sides of the head. I stopped when I had just enough of a pocket to start stuffing grocery store bags in it. Stuff a ton of bags in the bunny's ears and head, or until desired fullness. Hot-glue the bottom of the head all the way up.

- I used florist wire to make a hook on the back of the bunny to hang. I also made a big bow out of Tulle for the bow. And finished.

These burlap door hangers are pretty expensive around my town. A smaller one goes for about $40 or so. Yowza. I'm pretty proud of my free bunny, ohandplusalso my crafting skills.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Oh Joy!

Guys. Have you seen the new bedding from the wonderful Joy Cho over on The Land of Nod?! I have a serious case of holy cuteness. Mixed with tons of sprinkles.

If you haven't checked out Joy's blog, Oh Joy, do so now! You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blessing Basket Giveaway

I have a confession. I'm a basket lover. Okay. Maybe a hoarder. But whateves. I love baskets. From woven baskets, to tiered baskets, to wooden baskets, I want them all.

That's where the Blessing Basket comes into play. This is an amazing company. One that actually does something good for people. They offer artisans in impoverished communities a chance to earn more than fair trade wages for the products they make. So, basically, the Blessing Basket's items are all handmade, and by purchasing them you are actually helping people. And that's what life should really be all about.

I use these baskets for everything. EVERYTHING. They hold my magazines, blankets, toys, shoes, and towels. You name it. The Blessing Basket company has many different sizes to pick from. They have smaller baskets, which are ideal for holding fresh fruits, and they have larger baskets, perfect for gathering a whole load of veggies from your garden.

Each basket is totally unique. The woven baskets are dyed with plant dyes making them so vibrant. And they come in a variety of colors, making them perfect for any color scheme. My favorite part of these baskets are their handles, which are wrapped with goat leather. Something about a leather handle gets me every time.

I love what the Blessing Basket Project is doing. I love the idea of helping others help others. Does that make sense?

Anyhoo, now it's your chance to win a Blessing Basket. Details below!

For your chance to win, just log into the Rafflecopter below (or make a new Rafflecopter account), and follow the directions for each entry. Please make sure to actually do what's required for each entry. If you just click enter and not do what it's asking, I'll know. If you are unsure how to do one, skip it and contact me. I can't stress this enough. I go back and check to make sure the winner actually did what was required. I will not let cheaters win. DON'T CHEAT. Meh.

And don't forget to earn extra entries by tagging your friends on the picture of this giveaway on Coffee and Cashmere's Instagram account (@coffeeandcashmerelove). More details over on my Instagram profile!

This giveaway will end Sunday, April 20th, 2014. One winner will be picked at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will receive a basket from The Blessing Basket. The winner will be announced on coffeeandcashmere.com and will also be notified via email. The winner will have ONE week to respond to the email to claim their prize. If a winner never responds, a second winner will be picked at random.

A big high five and fist bump to The Blessing Basket Project for caring. We need more of that on our planet.

Congrats to Christina K. for winning my last great giveaway!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bird's Nest Cookies Revisited

It's finally April 1st! But I'm not going to have any April Fool's jokes for you guys. I don't like all that nonsense. Ohandplusalso, this is officially my birthday month! ::fist bumps:: 

Since I want to go run outside and scream I LOVE APRIL and feel the warm spring sun on my face, I'm stopping in real quick only to share this yummy recipe. I blogged about these bird's nest cookies a few years ago. They are pretty much the perfect treat for both spring and Easter. Hey-oh!

Monday, March 31, 2014


If you know me, you know I absolutely love statement jewelry. The flashier, the better. Diamonds, rhinestones, sparkles, gold, I love. it. all.

That said, Benna.co.uk is my go to online jewelry store. This site is filled with everything pretty. Benna.co.uk was started by a young jewelry and fashion designer who wanted to bring customers unique and cutting edge pieces of jewelry. She surely succeeded. From unbelievable rainbow colored necklaces from Shourouk, to new-aged friendship bracelets from Monica Vinader, to one of the most gorgeous green amethyst rings that I've ever seen from Alex Monroe, there is something for everyone.

I put together a few of my absolute favorites below. Oh, and that green amethyst ring, I die.


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