I ran across this the other day and loved it so much I had to share.
Hope your wednesday is a little wilder after reading this!
 
Happy Memorial Day!

This week I made this gorgeous Red, White, & Blue yarn wrapped wreath.  I was of course inspired by Memorial Day, I loved how it turned out.  Instead of going with bright colors I chose to use a darker red and blue, and cream instead of white. It took me about 3 hours to finish because of course I am a perfectionist.  

Click here for instructions from Nap Time Crafts.
Yarn:

Red Heart Soft Worsted 4 in Wine, Off White, and Navy.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!

 
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My inner fat kid is obsessed with Red Velvet.  Not sure why because it's basically chocolate with a ton of red food coloring.  For some reason putting Red Velvet in front of a recipe makes it four times more delicious.  In honor of Memorial Day weekend I thought I would inspire you with a few of my favorite red velvet recipes.

To: You

Happy Memorial Day!

With Love,
Katie's Inner Fatty

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Red Velvet Cheesecake w/ Oreo Crust byThe Recipe Girl.

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Red Velvet Wine by Cupcake Vineyards.

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Red Velvet Cookies by Whipper Berry.

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Red Velvet Pancakes by Recipe Girl.

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Red Velvet Caketini by D.C. Girls in Pearls.

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Red Velvet Crepes by Tidy Mom.

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Red Velvet Waffles by Taste & Tell.

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate by Une-Deux Senses.

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Red Velvet Cake Balls by Bakerella.

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Red Velvet Fudge by I Am Baker.

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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies by Freut Cake.

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Red Velvet ice cream via Pinterest.

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In honor of Memorial Day...Blue Velvet Cupcakes by Remodel Aholic.

 
The paint chip craft possibilities are endless.  I'm completely obsessed with all the fun crafty ideas and am afraid that soon my entire house will be covered in paint chip decor.  I guess it could be worse!

Here are some of my favorite paint chip crafts ideas.
Valentine's Day bookmarks by Melissa's Bargains.
Stars & Stripes banner by A Bit of Sunshine.
Welcome Banner by A Bit of Sunshine.
Paint Swatch Chandelier by Hey Gorgeous.
Paint Sample Art by Honey We're Home.
Paint Chip Card by Made by Nicole.
Butterfly Wreath by My Sister's Suitcase.
Hole Punch Stationery by Elegent Musing.
Peep Garland by Spunky Junky.
Place Card by Rustic Wedding Chic.
Star Banner by SAHM of Etsy.
 
Ruffles, one of my true loves!  Check out some of my ruffle inspiration below.
Ruffle Wedding Cake by Maisie Fantaisie.
Ruffle beach cover up by Free People.
Ruffle Tree Skirt by Miss Mustard Seed.
Ruffle Cake Stand by Potluck Studios.
Ruffle Duvet Cover by Kiki Creates.
Ruffle Bikini by Anthropologie.
Ruffle Pillow by Lemon Tree Creations featured on Kojo Creations.
"Tai" Ruffle Pumps by Badgley Mischka, featured on Running with Heels.
Ruffle Cake photo by Ashley Rose Cake by My Sweet & Saucy.
Ruffle Necklace by My Fair Ladee.
Ruffle Curtain by Urban Outfitters.
Ruffle Apron by Spotlight.
 
I have a serious love for pilates, even just the mat classes.  In each class I take I can really focus on one particular muscle and work on engaging my core the whole time.  Although it kicks my butt it is one of the only "fitness" classes I ever take and look forward to going to every time.

Last week I got the chance to sport one of the new Ladies Craft Night shirts at class.  Just wearing this shirt and working out at the same time made me feel so empowered.  Such a great way to start off a Saturday morning, and look cute doing it!
Ladies Craft Night Apparel
Visit our Etsy Store - Ladies Craft Night

This is my FAVORITE place to take pilates in the valley.  It's a great atmosphere, no egos just hard work.  The owner Connie is so nice and gives a great work out. 

The Absolute
http://www.theabsoluteyoga.com
Woodland Hills, CA
(818) 226-0695
 
Brie Cheese has such a special place in my heart.  I'm not sure if it's because I really do love to eat it or if it just always brings back good memories. I cannot eat it without thinking of being back home in Michigan for the holidays, at my bestie's house, drinking wine, and talking for hours.  She has the best recipe for baked brie with apricot jam, rosemary, and sliced almonds.  I'm constantly calling her to because no matter how many times she emails, texts, writes it down for me I can never remember it.  Last year for Christmas she had a custom painted plate made for me, in my signature color pink, with the recipe largely printed on the front. 

I'm dedicating this entire blog post to one of the most amazing women I know, Candi Mae.  Well to her and OBVIOUSLY brie cheese!  I included the recipe for our favorite baked brie at the bottom.

Bite Sized Baked Brie from Joy The Baker.
Brie & Raspberry Phyllo Cups by Gimme Some Oven.
Brie Stuffed Crust Pizza by (Never Home) Maker.
Chocolate & Brie Panini by Just a Taste.
Caramel Apple & Brie Skewers by Taste of Home.
Brie, Fig, & Rosemary Appetizer by She Knows.
Peach & Brie Pie by Piccante Dolce.
Me & my pink plate!

Baked Brie with Apricot Jam

Ingredients:
1 round (8oz) Brie cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup apricot preserves
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (*See Note)
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
1 loaf french bread, apples or pears

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove top rind from Brie and place it in the center of pie dish.
2.Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat.  Add preserves, cream, and rosemary.  Cook until thickened.  Spoon over Brie and sprinkle almonds on top.
3. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center of Brie is melted.

*Note: We always make this recipe minus the heavy whipping cream.