The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

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Pasta Caprese

Hi everyone, my name is Rosemary Molloy and I blog at An Italian in my Kitchen.  I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada where I also met my husband of over 20 years, how times flies.  A week after we were married I moved to a small town outside Rome, saying it was a big difference is such an understatement.  I missed my family, friend, my…

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Coastal Canvas Art

Coastal Canvas Art

I’m a beach girl at heart. But until retirement or I win the lottery, my art studio overlooking the ocean remains a dream. In the meantime, I spend my days being creative in Ohio, and indulging my love of the ocean in my home decor. I’m Carla Schauer, and I make craft and decor projects, art for licensing, and printables for my etsy shop. Then…

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DIY Easy Summer Bunting

Sometimes the fact that it’s summer makes me giddy. I don’t like being cold, so when summer comes I rejoice and want to declare it to the world. And what better place to do it than in the front entry, right?  I’m Lisa Mabey, and I blog at Mabey She Made It, a simple sewing, crafts, and home decor blog with a classic feel.  I’m…

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Orange You Glad It’s Summer- Guest Post

Greetings from Texas!  My name is Christa and my twin sister Corrin and I blog at The Skelly Twins!  Our family and friends are very important to us and socializing is a big part of our life.  We are excited to share an easy way to get your neighbors to be more social and connected to important information. A few summers ago, it was the…

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The Perfect Summer Cocktail - Guest Post

Hello! I’m so excited to be sharing a guest post on The Perfect Summer Cocktail to all you friends of The VSpot! Over at Tabler Party of Two, I share recipes, crafts, my faith stories, style, and the adventures I have with my cute hubby, Tom! We had one of our biggest adventures ever last week at the wedding of our son in San Antonio….

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Guest Post: Vintage Flower 'Pot'

Hi, my name is Cathy and I am so excited that Vivienne asked me to share a project with you today. I blog at Vintage, Paint and more…  where I share my love of bringing new life to found objects. I love the thrill of the hunt whether it’s a thrift store, garage sale, side of the road or the Dollar Store find and the challenge…

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Guest Post: DIY Charging Station using IKEA's Fintorp System

Hello to all The VSpot readers! I’m Maggie and I blog over at Polka Dots in the Country. My fiancé, Corey, and I moved into our first home together just over two years ago and one of the reasons I started this little blog of mine is to document the progress we make along the way. I am so excited to be guest posting for…

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20 Delicious Brunch Recipes

20 Delicious Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday! Do you have plans to honor your mom, yet? How about putting together a little brunch {maybe even outside on the patio to take advantage of the Spring weather}? These 20 delicious brunch recipes are the perfect thing to get your inspired and help you plan a great celebration of mom.

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Tropical Mango Coconut Smoothie Recipe

This post brought to you by Renew Life Formulas. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://www.thevspotblog.com/. Summer is coming and so are the tank tops, bathing suits and shorts that inevitably come along with it.  I’ve upped my exercise level, cut my calories, and am trying to get more probiotics, because in addition to wanting to look good, I’d like to feel good…

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15 Beach Decor DIY projects.

I know that there is a whole lot of the country that is still caught in winter’s icy grip, but here in Southern California, we had temperatures in the 90’s this weekend. All of this warm weather has me thinking about beach inspired decor. Decorating with a coastal elements can hasten the feel of summer, even if it is too cold to leave the house…

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DIY faux-barn wood mirror.

Even though the trend might be winding down a smidge, I do still love a nice starburst mirror.  At the recent CHA trade show, I was fortunate enough to check out some fun new products and get the chance to play around with some of them.  FloraCraft was kind enough to send me some supplies to try out at home, and I decided to create…

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3 Tips for Updating Your Tired Front Entry

Today, guest blogger Ronique Gibson is here to share some great tips to boost your home’s curb appeal with great ideas for your front entry. Think about the last time you greeted guests at your front door. Did you feel embarrassed by its peeling paint, the rusty metal address numbers, and the pots of long-dead plants? Your front door reveals more about your home than…

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I will not be seeing 50 Shades Of Grey

I might very well be the only person on the planet who has not read the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy and has no plans whatsoever to see the movie.  (Actually, that’s not true.  My husband has no plans to do those things either, so there are at least two of us.) ew. Opening on Valentine’s Day, huh? I would rather see the new Spongebob movie….

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Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie Recipe and a new plan of attack for my weight loss goals.

This post brought to you by Renew Life Formulas. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://www.thevspotblog.com/. I have not been feeling myself lately.  I definitely haven’t been looking like myself lately.  I had major back problems in 2014 and I only recently found a doctor who could fix the problem.  After a pain induced sedentary lifestyle and being out of my exercise…

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65 Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re in need of a little inspiration, you’re in the right place! There are more than 65 Valentine crafts, recipes, tutorials and Valentine’s Day printables here today! (Oh, and if you’re a chocolate lover, here are 5 of the best chocolatiers in Los Angeles…  you can order online if you aren’t a local.) An InLinkz Link-up…

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The best letter of recommendation in the history of the world.

My son asked his high school principal for a letter of recommendation. What he received was the best letter of reference I have ever seen.

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Jar utensil holders & inspiration for the Big Game

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, who will be heading to Superbowl 49!  While the Patriots – Colts game was just uncomfortable to watch, being as it was such a spanking, but the Seahawks – Packers game was an edge of your seat, great game.  (And I am super excited for Seattle!) You know what seems to pop up each year before…

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Merry Christmas!

My readers and the blogging community are true blessings.  Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays, the merriest of Christmases and many, many blessings in 2015!   xoxo!

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A Black and Gold Christmas: Holiday House tour

A home tour featuring black and gold Christmas decor and decorations in the living room, dining room and front porch.

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Snickerdoodles with Egg Nog Ganache Frosting

An easy recipe for Snickerdoodles with Egg Nog Ganache Frosting using store-bought Snickerdoodle mix and an easy to make 3 ingredient frosting.

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Sunday Rewind: A sparkly Christmas chair. (Porch decor...)

Our front porch is kind of funky.  I long for a nice, symmetrical porch and entry way, but alas, I have a small front porch and an odd window ledge next to the front door.  Instead of the beautiful porch decor I envision, I create little holiday vignettes by the ledge instead. During Halloween last year, I created a spooky chair but for Christmas, I…

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Goat Cheese appetizer recipe

My friend Michelle brought an appetizer to Thanksgiving dinner…  An appetizer that was so good that people went back for seconds of goat cheese and crackers instead of turkey and stuffing.  This goat cheese appetizer recipe is da bomb. Creamy goat cheese, rolled in candied walnuts, fresh basil and dried cranberries not only tastes divine, it is pretty and perfectly festive. Ingredients: 1 log of…

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Last minute gift idea: Movie Tickets.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. You know those moments when you need a last minute gift?  Movie tickets are an easy fix and one size tends to fit all.  Everyone loves a movie! You can still give a pretty gift, even though it might be a last minute one. You can…

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Sunday Rewind: DIY Glitter Christmas Sled

Last year I made over an old sled for Christmas, using my Cricut and some great glitters from Michael’s.  This project was super easy to do, and even if you don’t happen to have an old sled in need of a make-over, you could also just make a cute sign on an old board. I need to make another one, as I discovered that my…

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Sundried Tomato and Pesto Cheeseball Recipe. Easy and Yummy!

This Sundried Tomato & Pesto Cheeseball is easy to make, totally yummy and freezes beautifully. Perfect for parties or to have on hand for unexpected guests.

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