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Weekends in Sweden

One of the fun things about living over here in Sweden is happening across other Americans who are visiting. A friend and I went over to Marstrand island last weekend with our chickadees for a girl's day out, and ran into this lovely family…

A Royal Life

Here in Europe all eyes were on England today as we watched Kate Middleton become a real-life princess when she married Prince William in a beautiful Grace Kelly-esque gown. In Sweden we are a little 'crown crazy' all the time - not just for…

Guest Blog Exchange with Home Sweet Homemade

A big welcome to Diane from Home Sweet Homemade. Diane's blog header inspired my button flower bouquet - and she's my guest blogger today! Take it away, Diane.Thank you Michael!  I'm so happy to be here at the Blue Velvet Chair!  I…

DIY - Chandelier Tutorial in Pictures

I gave this little ol' lady a new home and a new life. I hope you enjoy my chandelier renovation pictorial.Sending a super huge THANKS and BLUG (that's my word for blog hug) to Roeshel at The DIY Showoff for letting me showcase LuLu's before…

Blog Tips: Blog Hops

Do you like to broaden your blog world knowledge like I do? Today's tip focuses on Blog Hops. Check out Blog Hops for an easy way to find new bloggers that share similar interests and new blog world connections. Here's several for you to hop…

Blog Tips: It Takes a Blog Village

The folks behind The Blog Guidebook have started a new Blog Club program that links a group of 5-6 bloggers together to provide support, ideas and inspiration for each other. What a great idea...I'm in!Shortly after signing up I received my…

Guest Post From Simple Home Life

Hello Blue Velvet Chair readers! I'm Jacqueline from Simple Home Life I'm really excited to guest post for Blue Velvet Chair and to share my painted rug with you guys but first here is a little info on me.I'm a stay at home mom and revamp…

Clever Easter Crafts

Holidays always seem to sneak up on me. I'll think of them well in advance - but then the time flies and next thing I know I'm frantically tossing out decorations 'the week of' so that my kids will have some sense of holiday spirit. That's why…

Blog Tip: Craftgawker

If you haven't heard of Craftgawker.com yet, now is the time to check it out! You can't help but be inspired and energized as you scan across the gorgeous photographs of arts and crafts. You can submit your own work, or the work of others and…

Swedish Spotlight on 10

Language(Lang-gwij)-nouna body of words and the system for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation.Today I want to share with you 10 gorgeous blogs from Sweden that you might miss in your usual rounds simply due…