Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday on Pretty Prudent
Last week we went a bit retro, so this week we are adding a modern touch to Fabric Friday with this Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, Mod Basics, Organic, Abacus Orange fabric. I feel so inspired to decorate a nursery based off this fabric. I see it having a wall filled with different abaci. The bright orange of this fabric is also making me anxious for summertime!

Enter for the chance to win one yard of Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, Mod Basics, Organic, Abacus Orange, and find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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Everything is Better with a Twist: Bacon Swizzle Stick

bloody mary with bacon swizzle stick garnish

Add a little sizzle to your garnish with a bacon swizzle stick. These are so easy to make and add so much fun to anything you can garnish with bacon. And trust me, there is a lot you can garnish with bacon. Here’s how I made them… (more…)

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Sriracha Cauliflower Hot Wings

Sriracha Cauliflower Hot Wings

My sisters have been giving the whole30 program a try this month, and while I can’t seem to be disciplined enough to hop on board, I have become more conscious of making healthier choices (that’s good enough, right?). We’ve also had quite a few parties lately, so Jaime, Jacinda, and I brainstormed some recipes and came up with this crowd-pleasing appetizer that still fits into my healthier alternative category. They are easy to make and were a hit on game day.

A few others to add to the menu: Señor Caesar Jalapeno Poppers | Kale Chips | Homemade Cheez-Its | Sweet Zucchini Pickles | Mango Sriracha Popsicles

Learn how to make Sriracha Cauliflower Hot Wings after the jump…

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Digitally Disconnect and Create a Woven Cork Board Family Base Center

This post is sponsored and inspired by VTech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SP943Es2LI

I am obsessed with getting organized this year. I want the whole family to put down our “screens” and digitally detox, but I still want to keep everything together, without the help of gadgets. When VTech asked to sponsor a post on Pretty Prudent in support of their cordless phones, it was the perfect excuse to get to work creating a prettier version of the “refrigerator door” organization-concept my mom worked so well with for all those years. It’s the ideal “analog” system, combined with a VTech cordless phone that is affordable and durable, with oh-so-crisp speakerphone quality, call-waiting, and up to 14 minutes of voicemail; but without the social media, games, and apps from which we need a break.

How to Weave on a Cork Board I decided to take my latest craft obsession, weaving, and combine it with my new obsession with organization to create this woven cork board, then use it as a family base station to hold our calendar, shopping lists, school notices, tickets, and more.

How to Weave on a Cork Board Watch the video above for the step-by-step tutorial to create a warp using just thumbtacks and string, then weave it with yarn for a textural, beautiful take on the family base station.

Thank you to VTech for making this awesome phone, sponsoring this DIY Video, and inspiring us to participate in a digital detox by creating this DIY family base station, which will be the hub of our home.

Digitally Disconnect and Create a Woven Cork Board Family Base Center

This post is sponsored and inspired by VTech.

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