Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Funday #64 - A Creative Link Party

Welcome to the Party!

Monday Funday Link Party

The Monday Funday Link Party is a 6 blog party where you can share your latest creativity... diy projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all 6 blogs!
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Our hostesses each week are...
and our special guest hostess is...
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This week's features were picked by Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon Designs...

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We are thrilled to have you stop by Monday Funday! We had such a great time going through all the links and picking a few to feature. You guys make our job of picking features really hard...y'all are the best!

Here are our picks from last week's party...

10 Fabulous Easter Crafts
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Stenciled Burlap Bunny Plaques by View From The Fridge ~ Bunny Clothespins by Club Chica Circle ~ Hard Boiled Egg Chicks and Bunnies from Five Heart Home ~ Hoppy Easter Thumbprint Printable from Live Laugh Rowe

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He Is Risen Easter Printable by AKA Design ~ Fabric Scrap Easter Bunny Garland by The Crafty Cupboard ~ Cork Bunny by Adventures in DIY ~ Bunny Brunch by Your Homebased Mom ~ Gold Striped Eggs by Delineate Your Dwelling ~ Felt Chocolate Bunnies by Daisy Mae Belle

A big "THANK YOU!" to each of you who linked up your fabulous projects and recipes. If you were featured this week, please grab a featured button below...
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Monday Funday #63 - A Creative Link Party

Welcome to Monday Funday! This week I'll be sharing a little bit of my birth story and updates on little Oliver's first couple weeks of life. Then soon, I'll start sharing some of the many DIY projects I've done over the past couple of months for his nursery. I'm looking forward to posting regularly again!

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Welcome to our AMAZING Monday Funday Link Party! We are thrilled to have YOU join us! Each week your DIY projects, crafts, and recipes will be seen on 6 blogs! Yep, one link and get seen in 6 places!
Our hostesses each week are...
and our special guest hostess is...
Kristen from Capturing Joy
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Hi, I'm Katie from Creatively Living. I'm the lucky gal getting to pick the features this week.
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Although I usually choose home renovations and fantastic makeovers for features, I just had to choose some inspirational Spring features this week. Maybe it's because we finally have some sun where I live, or maybe it's because I can't wait for warmer weather. Either way, here are 10 ideas on how to bring Spring into your home! 

10-Spring-ideas-for-your-ho 1. DIY Paper Spider Mums by Live Laugh Rowe 2. Free Spring Printables by Sproutz Design 3. Watercolor and Gold Coasters by Passion Shake 4. Springtime Sea glass from Recycled Bottles by Homework 5. DIY Metallic Eggs by One More Time Events  
10 Ideas to add Spring to your home from Monday Funday
1. Spring Art Inspired Tea Towels by Tiny Side Kick
2. How to Make Your Own Fire Pit by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
3. Water Color Flowers by Love Grows Wild
4. Ombre Painted Easter Eggs by Circus Berry
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A huge "Thank You!" to everyone who linked up with us last week! And if you were featured today or throughout the week on our social media accounts... Please, grab a featured button!
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  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in MondayFunday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Funday #60 - A Creative Link Party

Welcome! This is a crazy week for me since I have a c-section scheduled Thursday morning! It's really hard to believe I'm about to be a mom of three. 

Monday Funday Link Party

Welcome to our AMAZING Monday Funday Link Party! We are thrilled to have YOU join us! Each week your diy projects, crafts, and recipes will be seen on 6 blogs! Yep, one link and get seen in 6 places!

Our hostesses each week are...
and our special guest hostess is...
Candace from Vintage News Junkie

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This week's features were chosen by Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon Designs...
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Hey Ya'll and Welcome!
Last week's party was so inspiring and we had a great time going through all the links. You guys sure to make it hard to narrow down our favorite projects to just a few! With Spring just around the corner you guys already have already been creating some amazing Spring-themed crafts, recipes and helpful tips.

Here are our picks for our favorite Simple Spring Projects from last week's party...

Simple Spring Projects from the Monday Funday Link Party www.uncommondesignsonline.com
Spring Subway Art by Occasionally Crafty
Simple Lemon Syrup by Kleinworth & Co.
Spring Painted Mason Jars by I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Spring Wreath by Mommy Like Whoa

Simple Spring Projects from the Monday Funday Link Party www.uncommondesignsonline.com
Frugal and Fast Spring Wreath by Feathers in Our Nest
Spring Fonts by A Typical English Home
Candy Bird Nests by Three Kids and a Fish
Simple Spring Centerpiece by Learning, Creating, Living
Ombre Spring Art by The Happy Housie
Spring Dining Room by Worthing Court

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A huge "Thank You!" to everyone who linked up with us last week! And if you were featured today or throughout the week on our social media accounts… Please, grab a featured button!

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  • We’d love for you to pin the features, but please click through to the tutorial and pin from the original source!
  • By linking up to Monday Funday you are giving the 6 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our SM outlets and blogs.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in MondayFunday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Freshening Up Your Car (and a Giveaway)

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As most of you know, I'm expecting a little boy in less than 2 weeks! I've been pretty low on energy, but with the last few weeks comes the urge to clean and freshen EVERYTHING! Since I already have a 4 year old boy and a 3 year old girl, our car needs constant freshening. That's why I was thrilled to get to try out the PERK Vent Wrap air fresheners for your car.



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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Monday Funday #59 - A Creative Link Party

Welcome to Monday Funday!



Hello there! If you're new here, Monday Funday is a rockin’ link party where we share crafts and recipes! We are so happy to have you here with us! Since we are so rockin’, you get to link up your project ONCE and you get to be seen on SIX blogs! How awesome is that?

Our weekly Co-Hostesses are:
and our new guest hostess for the next 6 weeks is...
Candace from Vintage News Junkie

I am Cheryl from That’s What Che Said… and I am choosing this week’s features! Yay! I’d love to also tell you about the $500 PayPal Cash Giveaway I have going on right now as well as a $100 Gift Card Giveaway to celebrate the gender reveal of the bun in my oven! My door is always open and I hope you will stop by if we have never virtually met!

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Now onto this week’s features! I have 14 Fabulously Green Projects for you! 7 lucky Crafts to make and 7 Delicious Recipes to get you into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit!

  7 Green St. Patrick's Day Projects at thatswhatchesaid.net

7 Deliciously Green Recipes at thatswhatchesaid.net

Thank you to everyone who linked up with us last week! And if you were featured today or throughout the week on our social media accounts… Please, grab a featured button!

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pregnancy Brain... and Other Musings

An Unplanned Break

Time seems to fly. If you are a regular reader, you've probably noticed I haven't posted any new tutorials since Christmas. It feels like that was just a couple of weeks ago, but here it is March and I'm due with a little baby boy this month. In fact, I have a c-section scheduled for March 20.

Of course I'm so excited, but I'm also pretty nervous. Even though this is the third time I'll be going through all of this, it's easy to be overwhelmed with all of it... like trying to recover from major surgery without having time to sleep. We also have JUST started on the nursery. We had saved most of our baby items, so there wasn't as much to prepare, but I did want to put together a simple and modern nursery for our little guy. I guess we just waited until this past week to start.

What it comes down to is that I don't particularly enjoy being pregnant. I'm sure a lot of people agree with me on this... It's a wonderful blessing, but it also is a huge and LONG undertaking for your body. What bothers me most is the "pregnancy brain". I just don't feel like myself when I'm pregnant, especially when I am not getting enough sleep I have a seriously lack of creativity, trouble making decisions, and a foggy thought process.

 (The first photo is from 6 weeks ago. It's crazy how much you can grow in just 6 weeks!)

Pregnancy Brain

A few months ago (before a big belly was even an excuse) I took the kids to preschool. I walked all the way inside, talked briefly to their teachers, and drove home. It wasn't until I walked back into the house that I noticed I was wearing two different colored flip flops. One was turquoise and one was pink. The worst part is... they were both left feet. Looking back at the morning I remember my son saying to me "Mommy, you're wearing blue and pink today!" I assumed he was talking about my clothes... which weren't blue or pink.

Celebrating with Friends

A few weeks ago, I got to enjoy a sweet little "baby sprinkle" lunch with my Orlando blogging buddies Lauren (The Thinking Closet) and Katie (Sew Woodsy). It was so much fun getting together and chatting, and so sweet of them to think of me. Katie is actually due with a little boy one day apart from me, which is really exciting! After having lunch together, I came home really excited about actually putting everything together.


Getting Ready for the Baby

Fortunately, the rush of energy that comes from knowing I will meet my little boy in 2 weeks has motivated me and energized me to put some things together. I want to share some of the inspiration for his nursery.

Simple. Modern. Soothing. Understated. Gray. Stripes. Sky. Clouds. Rain. Airplanes. Bright Accents.

I've shared a couple of quick shots on Instagram and Facebook, and I will keep you updated on our last minute nursery project as we go.



What we've done: We have dark cherry brown furniture that looks beautiful against the light gray walls we just painted. We went with Behr's Sterling color and I really love it! There isn't going to be a particular theme for the nursery, but the closest would be the sky, since we will be incorporating a fun DIY cloud project and some of Grant's vintage airplanes he had when he was a boy. I also picked out some navy and white striped bumpers and some gray elephant sheets (I can't resist elephants!).

Still to do: I want to add some fun pops of bright color - neon yellow and a shade of turquoise/aqua. I'm considering stenciling some turquoise raindrops across the wall behind the crib, but I'm not sure how it will turn out. Hopefully I'll share our DIY cloud soon as well as some more pictures of the room in progress. I would also like to add some IKEA spice rack type shelves to let some of our favorite little books be a part of the room's decor.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Monday Funday #58 - A Creative Link Party

Welcome to Monday Funday!


If you're new here, Monday Funday is a big ol' link party where we share crafts and recipes and you get to be seen on SIX blogs! Link up once and be seen on 6 blogs! True!
Our weekly hostesses are...
and our new guest hostess for the next 6 weeks is...
Candace from Vintage News Junkie

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Hi, I'm Katie from Creatively Living
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I'm the one picking out features this week. It was TOUGH! You guys linked up sooo many awesome projects last week!
I love a good room/project DIY, so here's my top 10 from last week's party.
Awesome DIY Projects
1. Master Bedroom Reveal by Vintage Finds
2. Bold Herringbone Stenciled Wall by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body
3. Concrete Countertops over Formica by Hymns and Verses
DIY Projects and spaces
1. Sharpie Rug by Upcycled Treasure
2. Embroidery Hoop Camera Art by Simply Albany
3. DIY "Metal" Garden Spheres by French Blue Cottage
4. Building a Desk with What You Have by Rain on a Tin Roof
5. Laundry Room Reveal by Like a Saturday

Thank you to everyone who linked up with us last week! And if you were featured today or throughout the week on our social media accounts… Please, grab a featured button!
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  • We’d love for you to pin the features, but please click through to the tutorial and pin from the original source!
  • By linking up to Monday Funday you are giving the 6 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our SM outlets and blogs.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in MondayFunday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!

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