Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites link party

Hi everyone! Emily, Michelle, Heather and Laura are excited to share some exciting changes around here at Friday Favorites! Starting on September 10th we are going to mix up this party and focus on DIY Projects and D├ęcor projects! We are working out the details to give YOU more social media exposure! Emily will be crazy busy with new graphics! We will be adding new co-hosts too! So please join us this week to link up WHATEVER you have been working on! We will feature our favorites when we return after Labor Day holiday! Stay tuned! We are so excited for the new changes and new season!!! Happy Labor Day!!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Create & Share, Fall tablescape


We have opened this post into a link party! If you have any fall decor, or tablescape that you want to show off add your link at the bottom of this post! Also, we are following on social media, if you want to share there use the hashtag #createandshare. Myself and the other 6 bloggers will be looking out for your fall creations!

Hi friends! Today is a little odd for me. Here, let me explain. I have been waxing poetic about enjoying the last little bits of summer, sharing some summer projects. Annnddd... today I am sharing a fall project. I know, it is confusing. No matter how much I adore summer I know it will end, fall is coming. The kids have back to school night tonight, we meet their teachers, and take their school supplies to them. I wore a sweater yesterday because it has been crazy fall-ish already here in Wisconsin. So this little challenge me and my blogging friends undertook made sense. We decided to get crafty and create some fall tablescapes.

We all know how I enjoy collaborating with my blogging friends. We also know how much I adore decorating, hence this whole blog. Me and 6 other bloggers are sharing some creative fall tablescapes. Oh, we also all are sharing a diy projects within this tablescape. Yay for learning new things! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mason jar ceiling light, Homedit article


Hey guy's, I have a fun and simple project to share today. You know how sometimes home decor or DIY bloggers sometimes call things simple and it really is code for extremely difficult, time consuming and involves serious power tools? I mean I do not do that, but some do. Anyways, this is NOT one of those times. 

I am over at Homedit sharing this easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy (to quote my kids) project. I did nothing more than purchase a kit and string some lights. See, I told you there was not much to it. However, I did explain a few how's and why's in the tutorial, which you can find by clicking here


I re-arranged some things in our home and these lovely chairs as well as this mason jar lighting is now in our master bedroom. IT is a wonderful space that gets used quite often when I am hiding from the kids working in here. Now I have some ambient lighting to set the mood for all of my inspiration. What can be more home decorating inspiration than some mason jars turned into lights? Head on over to Homedit  to check out the quick tutorial and more pictures. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

End of summer tea party, using dollar store finds


Hello all, I need a moment here. This week is a big week for me and Our home. It is the official last week of summer vacation. This time next week I will be in the mad dash that is morning routine, lunch packing, tired kids. Who am I kidding, next week will be a breeze. They are so eager to wake up the first week of school. The following week it will be work and cranky kids. 

It is also a big week because on Wednesday I turn 30! I am ok with getting older, really. I have always looked at it as... I cannot go back, or stop time. So the happy alternative is getting older. It is a big milestone though. Thirty sounds so adult-like. Oh, I also get to go to the DMV and renew my drivers license before my birthday, there is that too. Like I said, big week. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Favorites, link party

Hi everyone! Thank you to everyone who linked up last week to Friday Favorites?!!! There were some great links this week! We have a couple duplicates so you might want to stop by and check out the popular posts! Hey, we are looking for a few more co-hosts- if interested in this weekly party please email laura@notatrophywife.com for details. Thanks!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Organization station reveal!

                            

Wohoo! The organization station is done! I introduced you all to the project here. It has been slower going then I would prefer. Lets be honest, I would have preferred this was done the day I started it. I am not a very patient person. When I make a decision, or a plan I want to put it in motion right away. We decided to start having kids, and we had 3 within 3 years. We wanted a family and kept going to get that family. Short of having multiples (which I could not control no matter how much I tried) that was the quickest way to having my family set. You see the theme in wanting things done yesterday?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Question of the day- Tuesday


Ever feel like you have a burning home decor question, a need for advice? This is just the place for that. I am not a professional, by any means. But, I can google search things like no one's business. I also am fortunate enough to have all of you, here, on my social media accounts that can offer up their own advice to questions asked. I am also friends with a lot of other DIYers and home decor obsessed peeps with blogs, I know a guy... . So if something stumps me I can turn to them for advice. What I am trying to say is I may not be perfectly qualified to give advice on my own, but with all of my other networks I can handle some questions from you all. If you have a question, need advice, a second opinion on paint colors, whatever email me at emilye1@gmail.com.

Today's question comes from a reader on Facebook, no blog to promote. She just has a burning desire for organization....

"What's your favorite way to keep the kiddo's toys 

organized? This is a constant struggle in our house!