Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Tuesday Linky

Here is another Tuesday Link Party for you to take part in.

This is over at House of Grace and one I really like called Twice Owned.


Reusing, re-purposing, making over and up-cycling are all wonderful ways to help keep the planet in a little better shape than it seems to be headed. Why buy new when you can make something over and reuse it? What a fabulous way to celebrate your twice owned possessions with a blog party.

You can find this weeks Twice Owned Link Party here.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to School Ideas

Back to school is usually an exciting time for most family's. It can be daunting and overwhelming as well. Up north of the equator most schools are back or headed back around now.

Here are some great craft ideas I have come across to help the transition go more smoothly. Idea's for the children and the teachers for back to school week in the northern hemisphere.

3 Fun back to School Traditions @ How does She?

What child could resist milk and cookies after school? You could even make one for each day of the first week to ease those settling in nerves.

@ Organise Your Stuff Now.

Why not makeover some buckets for homework supplies? Get them off to a good organised start.

@ Cute as a Fox an new take on an old favourite for a teachers gift.

@ Nice Girl Notes you can make decor matching magnetic alphabets for your younger learners.

At The Hybrid Chick is this neat and fun back to school door hanger idea.

And finally over at Love Stitched is one for the all us Mum's and Dad's who have to do the laundry after our precious ones come home from school with pocketfuls of stuff.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Favourites

Back again with this weeks Friday Favourites. Lots more creative goodness out there this week.

First up from Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special linky party

@ Fresh Cut Fabric

Digging the beach theme right now!

Found at the Strut Your Stuff Thursday on Somewhat Simple.

@ Me and My Insanity

Love the roses!

@ The Little Round Table I found a pretty "girly luncheon" tablescape. Just look at that hydrangea under the sweet cloche. {heart}

@ The Scrap Shoppe Blog I found a great way to show off photographs, art or scrapbook pages.

@ Our life in a Click was the cutest little cloche.

@ That Village House is a great Batten and Board project to pretty up a spare wall space. Egg blue and white - one of my favourite combo's.

Thank everyone for the wonderful projects and creative inspiration you've all shared this week. There were so many to choose from but I can't add all the ones I would like to. :)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lemonade Tablscape

Today at Between Naps on the Porch you can find a wonderful lemonade tablescape. fresh pretty and perfect for this end of summer get togethers.

It is of course Tablescape Thursday.

Our August featured blogger Susan, has once again brought us such a lovely sideboard tablescape.  That lemonade looks so cool and delicious. I am feeling inspired to go and make some too.

Click on the badge or go here to join in the 105th Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

More on Thursday Link Party

Today's blog link party being added to the list in the sidebar is over at Somewhat Simple. Love the blog design here - sweet and soft but fresh at the same time.


Find todays Strut Your Stuff Thursday here - along with a giveaway from Sugar Lane.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A New Wednesday Tutorial Link Party

I have another Wednesday link party for you to check out.
This one is from the Fine Craft Guild and is a DIY tutorial party. Do you have a great tutorial on a DIY project that you want to share? Then this is the place to add your link.

Fine Craft Guild

You can find todays DIY Tutorial Party # 12 blog linky here.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday

Just a quick reminder to pop on over to our featured blogger at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Sunday Link Party

Here's another Sunday blog link party being added to the list.

Todays linky party is held at I heart Nap Time with Chocolate Sundae


Check out the great inspiration and perhaps join in on the Sundae Scoop blog Link party here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Addition

Today's linky party host blog Funky Junk Interiors is one I have enjoyed reading for a long time. So many inspiring DIY and home decor projects. Humour, reality, sadness and joy are all an open part of this blog - adore it.

Saturday Night is time for Saturday Nite Special - a place to share your creative passions. There are different linky's for different things so make sure you grab the right one.

Tonights theme for the SNS# 44 is "your favourite project". You need to hop on over there and just look at Funky Junks favourite. Those stairs are simply amazing!

Link also added to the sidebar for Saturday.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Favourites

A wrap up of all my favourite finds from just some of the blog linky parties I visited this last week.

I am blown away by how much could have been chosen for this post. Way too many favourites. Think I might have to limit myself to a few less to keep you all from having too long a post to look at....but for this week here goes.

First up is from Metamorphasis Monday # 82 at Between Naps on the Porch.

@ From Glitter To Gumdrops

Up-cycled spoons meet blackboard Plant Markers

@ Make the Best of Things

Dressed up Towels

@ One Cheap B*tch+ (yep - that's actually the blog name). Adore this cushion!

Paris Postcard Cushion

Now from White Wednesday # 60 at Faded Charm Cottage.

Firstly @ Faded Charm - adore the vintage treatment on simple home items.

Vintage Whites
@ Mittens

Spoon Garland

From Tablescape Thursday at between Naps on the Porch

@ The Tablescaper

Dreamy Outdoor Table

@ Bellas Rose Cottage

Dainty Sweet and Pretty

From TaterTots and Jello

@ Flamingo Toes

Dryer Sheet Sachets

From Showcase Sunday at Under the Table and Dreaming

@ Landes in DC

Fab Fabric Bag Bag..Ha!

From Show off Your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses

@ Cottage Beach House

Beautiful Porch Setting

@ The House in The Roses

Beautiful Ruffled Bed

and one of my absolute fav's this week cause I know how cool my munchkins think this is..

@ Under the Table and Dreaming.

Cool Wall Art

So many wonderful and creative projects out there. I could have added so many more.

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Till next time!

Mudroom Makeover Linky

Was catching up with one of my favourite blogs today - The Lettered Cottage where they are featuring a before and after mudroom makeover by Ashli Maillardville. Gorgoeus use of space and fabulous storage solutions too.

I love the idea of a mudroom - possibly something in Australia we could include in our laundry rooms or "back hall". If I ever build my own home then I sure want to include one - very practical.

At the bottom of the article on The Lettered Cottage is a linky party. This one is decor specific and just for  "mudrooms".

Do you have a mudroom? Made it over or jazzed it up? Pop on over to the Lettered Cottage mudroom linky party and link us all up.

Check out the other Lettered Cottage linky parties on the left sidebar.

I would love to see your inspiration!

A Friday Party

Today's new linky being added to the Friday list is Frugal Friday from The Shabby Nest.

Wendy is super talented and has a lovely blog to so browse around while you are there.

You can find today's Frugal Friday party here.

Now I'm off to check out some of the participants in Wendy's linky list. :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Link Party

 A couple more linky party's being added  to Wednesdays list.

The first is at Seven Thirty Three - click on the button to hop on over to today's party.

The next one is over at Life in the Pitts.

Click through on the button for today's Creative Therapy Session linky party.

Life in the Pitts

Don't forget to pop over to one of my favourite linky partys, White Wednesdays at Faded Charm. 

You can see my entry for White Wednesday here.

That's it for today. I'll have more blog linky parties up soon.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Some More Monday Link Parties

Adding two more link party's to the Monday list.

The House in the Roses
runs one called Show of Your Cottage Monday. It is to celebrate anything you love about your home and how you live.

You can find the current Show of Your Cottage #31 party here.

The second linky party is Motivate Me Monday from Keeping it Simple.

You can find the current Motivate Me Monday #31 here.

Don't forget to check out the Monday list on the left for other Monday link parties.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Linky Party

Added a linky party to the Sunday list today. It is Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming. 


You can find today's quick link to the current Showcase Sunday # 17 here which includes a nice giveaway from Reliance Lighting.

Have to say - if you a looking for some inspiration I just had a quick squiz at some of the blog links already added and there are some fabulous projects waiting for your viewing pleasure.

While you are there - check out Stephanie Lynn's own amazing Toy Story Wall Art creation. Seriously cool!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Weekend Blog Party

Today I am adding another new blog linky party to the list.

This one is held at Tatertots and Jello. Isn't that a delicious sounding name! Just matches the site perfectly with wonderful things to see and delight in. Great tutorial section too.

Check out the current Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello. There is also a giveaway this week.

Many more wonderful creative ideas to be found at the linky party. Later in the week Jen usually highlights those that she found inspirational.

Join  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up        party!

You never know, Jen might feature your project in her weekend wrap up! 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tablescape Thursday

Today my featured blogger this week has another linky party. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch does the most incredibly inspiring tablescapes out on her wonderful porch.

If you want to try a new table setting or are not sure where to start then you can't go wrong with a visit to Susan's blog. Read back through her past posts on tablescaping and you will start to get a feel for what you can achieve.

Then join in one of her linky party's. You will find this one added over on the left there under Thursday so you can easily find it. Here is the link to this weeks 103rd Tablescape Thursday.

As you can see it has been running a while - but today is very cool as Susan has added her first ever video! Check it out.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Added another link to Wednesday. Today is White Wednesday over at Faded Charm.

Love white, dreamy whites, shabby whites? You can find all sorts of lovely white inspiration at the linky party over at Faded Charm. Have a look around Faded Charm while you are there too. Such a pretty blog!

You can see my White Wednesday entry here.

Here is the link to White Wednesday # 60.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Featured Blog of the Week 1

Each week I hope to share some of my absolute favourite blogs and link parties. These are ones that I have read for quite some time and thoroughly enjoyed the hosting blog as well as many of the links found in their party.

Todays blog is one of the first I ever discovered when I found blog hopping a wonderful way of reading about home styling and decor tips. It is of course the uber fabulous Between Naps on the Porch.

Susan has the most wonderful way of telling a story and drawing you in to the adventure of tablescaping amongst other things. Her home is most definitely lived in and enjoyed. It is warm and welcoming as well as inspiring. Just makes me wish I had a porch.

Today's linky party at Between Naps on the Porch is Metamorphosis Monday. This is a great linky party showing before and afters of many fabulous DIY projects. You can find the current 82nd Met Monday here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blog Link Parties

The blog link parties held on some of my favourite blogs have always fascinated me. They are such a wonderful way to discover new people with wonderfully inspiring blogs, projects, tutorials and delicious photos.

I have even participated in a few. Mind you there are so many worth being a part of that it can be hard to keep track.

Which is the reason behind this blog. A place to add regular link parties as I come across them. Somewhere you can check when you do a post to see if a linky party is on that fits your project.

Vintage, decor, upscaling, before and afters, tablescaping, pink, pretty things, recycling, junking, reusing, home renovating, reporposing, teacups and many others will come under the spotlight on Creative Link Up. The links will be added to the left sidebar for the appropriate day they are held.

Some may be under their own category as the lists grow. It may take me a while to get the lists full so check back regularly to see what else is new.