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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sizzle into Summer - It's a Party #182

Welcome to this week's Sizzle into Summer party.
Last week's party was filled with so many great ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
Calypso in the Country shared photos from a designer show house she visited.  What a great source for ideas.

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Techie's DIY Adventures  shows how she dealt with a damaged cane back chair and reupholstered the back instead.  Great tutorial.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Vintage, Paint and more  created this super cute paper organizer out of cereal boxes.  What a great idea!

TASTY TREATS:
Butter & Jam  shared her recipe for healthy banana walnut muffins that are sugar, dairy and egg free!!

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Ok...Let's party!!

-Judy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sizzle into Summer - It's a Party #181


Welcome to this week's Sizzle into Summer party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
Totally Lauren Amber  revealed the changes she made to her living room.  Love the color combination.

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
CD's Country Living shared how she transformed her dining room table and created this stunning piece that looks like driftwood. 

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Priscillas shared the gorgeous blue puffy flower blanket she made for her daughter.  What a beautiful job she did.

TASTY TREATS:
My Thrift Store Addiction shared her recipe for secret garden greek salad.  Perfect for a summer meal.

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Ok...Let's party!!

-Judy

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Blog Tour

I was invited to participate in a blog tour and want to say a big thank you to Rhonda from Restored Treasures Too for the invite.  
Here's a look at her beautiful home and blog:

I love how she created visual interest in the ceiling with baskets and faux beams.
I love her master bedroom as well.

She mixes furniture and flea market finds beautifully.

I love her rustic, farmhouse style and how she mixes traditional elements with old barn house type furniture.  It creates a beautiful effect.

Be sure to stop by Restored Treasures Too to check out more of her beautiful home. 

I was asked to answer four questions:

1.  What are you working on right now?  Right now I am taking some time to enjoy the summer and the home we have worked so hard to create.  So often I jump from project to project and never actually sit back and enjoy the things we have created.  

We enjoy the outdoor space we have put together...
...especially the pizza oven and outdoor kitchen have gotten plenty of use this summer.

Come fall my plan is to work on indoor spaces including a makeover to our foyer staircase.  

2.  How does my work differ from others in this genre?  I think my style of decorating would be defined as traditional, however the way it differs from others is so much of what is in my home I have personally created.  I self-taught myself to sew and crochet and enjoy crafting very much.  I am not afraid of a challenge and have even reupholstered several pieces of furniture on my own.  

I sewed these drapes in my guest room and reupholstered a chair I found on Craigslist. 

3.  Why do I write/create who I do? I started this blog because my kids were in a tennis academy that was a 40 minute drive each way.  They played three hours a night and it was too far to come home and I didn't want to go and shop each night and so a blog was born.  Blogging was an easy transition, because I was already doing all of these projects...now I just was writing about it.  This past year they moved to an academy that is a ten minute drive away and blogging has become more difficult now that I am not "stuck" somewhere for three hours a night.

4.  How does my creating process work?  I find inspiration everywhere.  I still love thumbing through magazines, but also love Pinterest and Houzz.  I think the best inspiration comes from fellow bloggers.  They tend to give lots of details when they do a project which helps when you try to recreate it.  I have always been creative.  I grew up in a neighborhood where no one went to camp.  Instead we created our own fun with other kids on the street day in and day out during the summer.  At ten years old I built a club house using wood (and an entire box of nails) and a metal pool liner someone was throwing away as the roof.  Wow was it hot in that club house with a metal roof.  

Hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me.

-Judy

  


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sizzle into Summer - It's a Party #180

Welcome to this week's Sizzle into Summer party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
My friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life  is so talented when it comes to accessorizing.  She always creates the best vignettes.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Shabby Love created this one of a kind DIY art piece using reclaimed wood.  Such a cool idea!

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:

Restoration Redoux transformed an old tube TV cabinet into this super cool dog house.  What a clever transformation.

TASTY TREATS:
The Moore Babies  shared their recipe for easy shepherd's pie.  

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Ok...Let's party!!

-Judy

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sizzle into Summer - It's a Party #179

Welcome to this week's Sizzle into Summer party.
Last week's party was filled with so many great ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
Our Home Away From Home  shares her unplanned bedroom update.  Love the new bedding.  

Interior Design Blog shared photos and tips on how to incorporate gold into your home decor to create a more luxe look.

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Pneumatic Addict created this DIY entertainment center by transforming two oak bookshelves and an oak base.  You have to check out the before photos to really appreciate how amazing this after photo is.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Day 2 Day Supermom  shares how she created her own DIY sweet almond butter and oatmeal moisturizing soap.  What a great gift idea.

TASTY TREATS:
Jodie Fitz shared a recipe for an easy to make cool down oreo freeze pops.  Yummy!


If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Ok...Let's party!!

-Judy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sizzle into Summer - It's a Party #178

Welcome to this week's Sizzle into Summer party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
Southern Seazons shared a makeover to her french country kitchen island.  Beautiful.

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Bacon Time with Hungry Hypo shares a tutorial on how to hand paint flowers like on this hutch.  Great tutorial.

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
DIY Fun Ideas  gives a great tutorial on how to create DIY fabric storage boxes.  

TASTY TREATS:
Lou Lou Girls shares a recipe for taco carne asada.  Yummy!


If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Ok...Let's party!!

-Judy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sizzle into Summer - It's a Party #177

Welcome to this week's Sizzle into Summer party.
Last week's party was filled with so many awesome ideas and inspiration.
Here are this week's features:

HOME DECOR:
My friend Marty, from A Stroll Thru Life, shares some awesome tips on how to create a sitting area in any master bedroom, even if you are short on space.

FURNITURE TRANSFORMATIONS:
Restoration Redoux  transformed a vintage chair using plaster paint.  Awesome makeover!

CRAFTY CREATIONS:
Sew Much to Give gives a great tutorial on how to create a bolster pillow cover.  

TASTY TREATS:
Fry Sauce and Grits  shares her recipe for rhubarb strawberry pie with sour cream crust.  Yummy!

If you were featured, please grab an "I've Been Featured" button.  You can find my buttons by clicking on the buttons tab right under my header.  Now let's get started with this week's party.  I can't wait to see what you have been up to.  Link up anything you have been working on...home decor, sewing, crafts, organizing, baking, recipes, etc.  I will keep this link open through Friday.

A few rules:

1.  Please become a follower (if you already follow me on Google, I would love for you to follow me on Linky Followers as well).

2.  Please link back to the party.  This way word can spread about the party.  The more people at the party, the more fun we will have, and the more views your posts will receive.

3.  Please enter the link to your actual post, not just a link to your main blog page.

4.  Please visit others who have linked up.  Everyone works hard on their projects and blogs...let's show each other some love by visiting each other.  Let's have some fun and hopefully make a few new friends along the way.

Ok...Let's party!!

-Judy





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