Diane's Vintage Zest!

Praline Patisserie feature and GIVEAWAY!

Check out the adorable Shop Small Saturday Showcase feature from Praline Patisserie and enter to win a fantastic giveaway!

TWIX Bites Coconut Macaroons

Two of my faves in one: coconut and TWIX!

Blogging 101: How to Write a Better "About Me" Page

Check out the tips to writing a better "About Me" page in the latest Blogging 101 post!

Coconut, Raspberry and Blueberry Ice Cream

A delicious frozen treat, that is creamy, super easy and dairy-free!

Do Tell Tuesday #27

Come Link Up at Do Tell Tuesday for some inspiration and the chance to be featured on all 6 blogs!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Do Tell Tuesday #34 with Features!

I am so excited that you can be here for my favorite day of the week!  First of all, today's Social Share is GOOGLE +!

Second, thank you to all of you that linked up a blueberry post, and I hope you caught all of the features in yesterday's post of 20+ Mason Jar Crafts & Recipes.  Next week's round-up theme will be...

LASAGNA!


Submit your lasagna posts in the linky below or in the comments.  :)  Click here for the full rundown on how to participate and...


Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday!


Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Say hello to my fellow co-hosts too!

They are all lovely and talented, so pop on over and say hello!  Now, let's get to the party!   :)


Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Recently seen on Vintage Zest...


Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Craft Rewind: Lanyards

Wrap-Up: Craft-Shows Galore

Weekly Wrap-Up: Vegas, Baby!



Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Clay and Fabric feature & $60 Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

Sunday Synopsis

20+ Mason Jar Crafts & Recipes



All of us hosts and guest host pick our own features, and we all share the most viewed link too.  If you are all ready to see the features, here we go!


20+ Mason Jar Crafts & Recipes

This week, I wanted to do something a little different than the last two roundups of Blueberry & Stawberry recipes.  This time, I have over 20 Mason jar crafts and recipes from the lovely linkers at Do Tell Tuesday!  At first, I was only going to include crafts, but I couldn't help but share a couple cute recipes in jars too.  :)  Looks like I have lots of uses for all those jars that I've been collecting.

Next week, I will be featuring LASAGNA recipes, so make sure to link them up tomorrow at Do Tell Tuesday!


Now, for the Mason jar crafts & recipes!


20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Recipes on Diane's Vintage Zest!



20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Recipes on Diane's Vintage Zest!



20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Recipes on Diane's Vintage Zest!



20+ Mason Jar Crafts and Recipes on Diane's Vintage Zest!



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Synopsis

Happy Sunday!


Right now, I'm recovering from the 8th annual White Light White Night!  I'll be recapping it on next week's Weekly Synopsis, but in the meantime to see all the fun I had, check out my two Instagram accounts: @vintagezest and @theepisodiceater.  It was super fun!


Sunday Synopsis on Diane's Vintage Zest!



Lastly, here are last week's posts in case you missed any.  :)


Sunday Synopsis

Sunday Synopsis on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Monday:  Over 50 delicious strawberry recipes!!!

Tuesday:  Do Tell Tuesday #32 along with awesome features from last week.  :)  Come link up and try to get featured on all six blogs next week!

Wednesday:  Another craft rewind for lanyards, the ultimate summer craft!


Sunday Synopsis on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Thursday:  All of the fun crafty events I've been to, recapped with lots of pretty pics!

Friday:  It's a weekly wrap-up from my weekend in Vegas!  You'll want to see all the fun and food.  :)

Saturday:  Clay and Fabric is being featured on Shop Small Saturday Showcase, and Amanda is giving a $60 credit to her store!  Wow!


Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Clay and Fabric feature & $60 GC GIVEAWAY!

At the last Unique LA show, I met Amanda of Clay and Fabric while looking for some unique gifts.  I just adored her items made of...clay and fabric, of course!  I just love the colors, patterns, and shapes of her pottery and quilts, and for anyone who has something different in mind, she actually does custom work as well!

Now, after all of the eye candy in the pictures below, and the interview so you can get to know Amanda better, she is offering something extra special.  A $60 gift credit to her Etsy shop!  That means that you can peruse her goods and get exactly what you want.  That will definitely be a hard choice for the winner!


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Clay and Fabric feature and $60 GC GIVEAWAY on Shop Small Saturday Showcase at Diane's Vintage Zest!


Tell me a little bit about yourself!

I like to call myself a clay and fabric artist.   They are my two favorite mediums.  I have been quilting for over 20 years and doing ceramics for about 10 years and it's only been recently that I combined the two.  I was formally trained as a graphic designer and always had a love of quilting and pottery.   I try to incorporate all three mediums in my work.


Clay and Fabric feature and $60 GC GIVEAWAY on Shop Small Saturday Showcase at Diane's Vintage Zest!


Where did the name of your store come from?

Well I love doing quilting and pottery and I wanted to have a name that had both aspects.   I also wanted to leave some room for other new items in the future that may not be quilts or pottery but still made out of clay and fabric.  So I just boiled it down to my base materials and I got my name!


Why did you start making goods for Clay and Fabric?

I've always been making things and I love doing it!  Now I want to share my art with others and make a living out of making things too. I am compelled to craft and make art.  It goes along with being an entrepreneur - making everything I already make wasn't enough, so I went and made a business as well!


Clay and Fabric feature and $60 GC GIVEAWAY on Shop Small Saturday Showcase at Diane's Vintage Zest!


What is your favorite item?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up: Vegas, Baby!

Wow, it's my first Weekly Wrap-Up since May and it's a fun one!  I went to Las Vegas for the weekend, and it's the fourth time making an appearance on Vintage Zest.  (See Visit 1Visit 2 & Visit 3)  It's been 7 months since my last visit, and it was hot hot hot!


Precap (jump to):


Weekly Wrap-Up on Diane's Vintage Zest!


On the way to Vegas, I remembered to try something out that happened while I was at home and our internet connection got knocked out.  You can use Picmonkey without a network, as long as the window is already open.  Score!


Weekly Wrap-Up on Diane's Vintage Zest!


On our drive, stopped at Fatburger, and I thought it would be fun to practice my food blogging for The Episodic Eater.


Weekly Wrap-Up on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Besides, nothing beats a burger, fries, and a shake for some great roadside eats!


Weekly Wrap-Up on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Once we arrived in Las Vegas, we stayed at The Palazzo, which is enormous!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wrap-Up: Craft-Shows Galore

Last week, I shared my wrap-up on all the food adventures that you missed out on while I was studying for my test.  There was so much food, that I had to break it up into Part 1 & Part 2!

In the last several weeks, I attended a few fun craft events that I wanted to share with you.  It was so much fun, and this is just a fraction of the pictures I took of all the fun.  Exciting!


In this post (jump to):


Wrap-Up: Craft-Shows Galore on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Etsy Craft Party at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

On June 6th, Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, held the 3rd annual Etsy Craft Party on their grounds.  It was so much fun!


Wrap-Up: Craft-Shows Galore on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Crafted just celebrated their 2nd anniversary, so they had lovely totes for anyone who Instagram-ed and tagged a picture of the event.  It was a good idea to tote all of the craft party items back home!


Wrap-Up: Craft-Shows Galore on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Here are a few of the projects that were set up all around the area.  The cute succulent mason jar in the middle was featured on the morning news!


Wrap-Up: Craft-Shows Galore on Diane's Vintage Zest!


There were also free craft booths where you could make cute projects.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Craft Rewind: Lanyards

It's time for another Craft Rewind!  I have already shared a ton of past sewing, crochet, knitting, and cross-stitching projects.  This time, it's a craft that I learned during summer camp.  How appropriate!  I made all of these when I was a kid because I was absolutely obsessed with making lanyards every summer.  I guess the crafting bug bit me early!


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


The one on the very left is the first lanyard that I learned how to twist, instead of just making it a square/rectangle.


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Of course, I started off with easy 2 x 2 square lanyards, which were usually very long.


Craft Rewind: Lanyards on Diane's Vintage Zest!


THEN, I started making larger ones: 2 x 3 and 3 x 3.  I liked the twisty ones better, once I learned how to make them.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Do Tell Tuesday #32 with Features!

I am so excited that you can be here for my favorite day of the week!  First of all, today's Social Share is PINTEREST!

Second, thank you to all of you that linked up a blueberry post, and I hope you caught all of the features in yesterday's post of 50+ Strawberry Recipes.  Next week's round-up theme will be...

MASON JAR CRAFTS!


Submit your mason jar craft-themed posts in the linky below or in the comments.  :)  Click here for the full rundown on how to participate and...


Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday!


Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Say hello to my fellow co-hosts too!

They are all lovely and talented, so pop on over and say hello!  Now, let's get to the party!   :)


Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Recently seen on Vintage Zest...


Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!


15+ Blueberry Recipes

Wrap-Up: Food Fun! (Part 1)

Wrap-Up: Food Fun! (Part 2)



Do Tell Tuesday on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Bobby + Bambi’s Gourmet Dog Bakery feature & GIVEAWAY (3 winners)!

Sunday Synopsis

50+ Delicious Strawberry Recipes!



All of us hosts and guest host pick our own features, and we all share the most viewed link too.  If you are all ready to see the features, here we go!


50+ Delicious Strawberry Recipes!

This week's roundup has recipes for more than 50 delicious ways to use strawberries in season.  There were so many wonderful dishes linked up to Do Tell Tuesday for the past few months.  This collection has breakfast recipes (including a few variations on strawberry muffins), beverages, pies, cakes, frozen treats, and even a strawberry soup!  Next week's round-up will be completely different because I will be featuring MASON JAR projects.

Now, for the strawberry recipes!


Jump to:

50+ Delicious Strawberry Recipes! on Diane's Vintage Zest! #breakfast #dessert #pie #cake #drink




Breakfast Recipes


50+ Delicious Strawberry Recipes! on Diane's Vintage Zest! #breakfast #dessert #pie #cake #drink



50+ Delicious Strawberry Recipes! on Diane's Vintage Zest! #breakfast #dessert #pie #cake #drink



50+ Delicious Strawberry Recipes! on Diane's Vintage Zest! #breakfast #dessert #pie #cake #drink


Fresh Strawberry Muffins (with cinnamon)

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