Monday Funday

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the link up!

Ahhh! I realize I’m posting this late! I had it all ready to go and then I was driving my son to a friend’s house, when I saw a clawfoot bathtub on the side of the road a block from my house!

Well, of course I had to stop and get it…..it still had the claw feet and everything!

I guess I got a little distracted….

Anyways, this week I posted on my Urban Garden progress.

You can click on the link to read all about it’s craziness, but for now

…on to the party!

Welcome to Monday Funday Link Party!

If you are joining us again, we are so happy to have you back! If this is your first visit, well then get ready to party! Link up your projects, crafts, recipes and more one time and have it displayed across eight, count them, EIGHT blogs!

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Setting for Four

This week’s features were chosen by Cheryl at That’s What Che Said…

 

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Wow! There were some AMAZING projects linked up to last week’s party! If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, I recommend you grab a beverage and open your Pinterest account and get inspired! I went pin crazy! You all are so talented! Since the arrival of Spangenbaby, we have been working on some home projects and so I found 11 DIY projects this week for both inside and outside your home!

11 Home Projects at thatswhatchesaid.com

1. Geometric Planked Headboard 2. Industrial Pipe Stool 3. Antique Egg Crate Pendant Lamp 4. Crochet Planter Covers 5. DIY Magazine Rack 6. Chalkboard Map 7. TV Tray Makeover 8. DIY Deck Stair Gate 9. Painted Patio Makeover 10. West Elm Inspired Painted Rug 11. Reupholstered Entry Way Bench

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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Urban Garden …out of control!

Do you remember the Urban Garden I made from free Craigslist Junk?

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…and my Free Flower Box Garden Art?

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Well, I figured it was time to give you a quick update on it all.

I’ve been so sick the past two months (I’m pregnant if you haven’t heard), that I put my 8 yr old in charge of watering the garden, and my 5 yr old in charge of picking the produce, so as you can imagine…..it’s gotten a little out of control.

Urbane Garden Craziness

This garden includes three different types of tomatoes, two different types of squash, zucchini, three different types of peppers, peas, and some rouge grapes from the neighbors.

Now I’ve grown Zucchini and squash almost every year for the past decade, and the plants this year are crazy! They are taking over literally 1/2 of my small yard.

Urban Garden Leaf

Even the leaves are huge…

Urban Garden Zuchs

…and the produce!

(everyone needs a picture in their pj’s holding extra-large zucchinis, right?)

So there’s the update on the Urban Garden. Maybe next year I’ll have to look into ways to have them to grow vertically!

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Monday Funday

The Monday Funday Link Party is a 8 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 8 blogs. What a great way to grow your blog!

Monday Funday Link Party at thatswhatchesaid.net

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Setting for Four

This week’s features were chosen by Katie from Creatively Living

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and Instagram

Hey everyone! I loved looking at all your incredible link-ups this week!

Choosing features was tough!

Since I can’t wait for fall, I decided on 7 Fall Inspired Recipes, and you know me…I had to include my 7  favorite DIYs too!

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Chevron Dresser Made from Pallets by Her Tool Belt / Golden Succulents by Kraft and Mint / Canvas Wall Art by A Mom’s Take / Geometric Headboard by The Weathered Door / Pine Cone Garland by Mabey She Made It / Chair Makeover by Love Grows Wild / Fall Mantel and Fall Ideas by The Turquoise Home /

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Parmesan Pumpkin Cannelloni by With a Blast / Slow Cooker Apple Butter by My Frugal Adventures / Corn and Sausage Bisque by Sweet Pennies / Back to School Apple Donuts by Your Homebased Mom / Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars by Real Housemoms / Oatmeal Baked in an Apple by The Grant Life /

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 love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!



The Farm…

 Hey all,

If you follow along on this blog, you’ll know I’ve pretty much taken the last month off.

I’ve been busy…..creating something special.

…a baby!

Between broken computers, exhaustion and nausea, I’ve taken a little R & R.

In all honesty, it’s been tough to get off the couch!

I’m sure I’ll be posting more about all of this later, but for now, here are some pics of  “The Farm”.

We spent the last weekend there. It’s such a beautiful time of year.

I thought I would try to capture a bit of the farm nostalgia for you.

FARM PIC

This is where I grew up.

Growing up on a farm is a blessing!

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You are taught hard work, and strangely enough, you begin to like it.

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Everyday happenings on a farm are what many children dream of!

Raising your own animals, riding horses, daily swim dates, and playing with cousins for hours.

Open fields of adventure are right in front of you, anywhere you turn.

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…and the beauty of a farm is hard to match!

 I grew up on a farm in the desert. The sunrises and sunsets are unbeatable in my opinion.

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My parent’s farmhouse is the iconic farmhouse.

….that they actually created out of a 1950′s rancher!

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They did a terrific job of pulling off the classic farmhouse look, by slowly making changes year after year.

…oh and then there was that year they added on an entire story.  Another year they built a double-car garage from scratch…cupola and all!

I should have made a point of getting pictures of those, I guess.

farm treehouse

Abandoned relics jog memories of yester-year.

Remembering fort-filled days in the apricot trees.

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…and you’re glad you still have a place where your children can go and taste a little of what you’re child-hood was like.

(Although when they visit the farm, there is little work for them, ample amounts of really good food, and their grandparents take them on small farm adventures everyday.)

It’s no wonder they always want to move there!

farm bike

Many things never change, and it’s nice that way.

farm apples

So we go, visit, know that even though this seems like an almost perfect place, and may be a little sad that our kids don’t get to spend everyday there, I have to remember that it’s no ones permanent home. God gives us all different lives to live and in the end, Heaven is far better than even the farm.

Here’s to hoping I can get something done today! I had a good day yesterday, hopefully it’s the beginning of the end of the first trimester!

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Monday Funday

Hey all!

Welcome to the party!

This was was the last week in my month long blogging vaca.

I’m excited to share with you tomorrow what I’ve been up to!

Until then, let’s see what you’ve been up to!

The Monday Funday Link Party is a 8 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 8 blogs. What a great way to grow your blog!

Monday Funday Link Party at thatswhatchesaid.net

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Setting for Four

This week’s features were chosen by Kimberly from A Night Owl

Kimberly at anightowlblog.com

Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Google +

Hi friends! So thankful you’ve stopped by the Monday Funday Party! I LOVED going through the links last week and seeing what amazing projects you guys have been up to. I’ve been so inspired by ALL of the projects, some of the Back to School ones in particular!

Our features from last week’s party are Back to School Crafts!

Back to School Crafts #MondayFundayParty

No Sew Pencil Pouches by Chaos & Love | Monogram Map and Washi Tape Pen Holder by Setting for Four | Printable Lunch Box Jokes by Wine & Glue | Lunchbox Note Jars by Meatloaf and Melodrama | Kiddo Personalized Pencil Case by Delineate Your Dwelling | Back to School Mason Jar Printable by Uncommon Designs | Glitter Apple Tote by The Casual Craftlete | Free Printable No. 2 Pencil Gift Boxes by Lines Across | Mason Jar School Printables by Yesterday on Tuesday | DIY Ruler Vase by Lolly Jane | Sharpie Teacher Gift by Shaken Together Life | Easy Pencil Roll by Club Chica Circle

and my personal fave:

This Vintage Inspired DIY Poster by Refresh Restyle

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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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Monday Funday!

Welcome to the Monday Funday Link Party!

It’s Time to Party!

Monday Funday party is hosted each week by 8 AMAZING blogs! You can link up your latest craft and DIY projects, craft ideas, and even recipes to be seen on ALL 8 blogs. It’s a great way to discover new blogs, get inspired, and get new followers!

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Our Monday Funday team is…
You will absolutely love visiting each of these blogs! They are all crazy talented!
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This week’s features were chosen by Pauline from Club Chica Circle.

The favorite thing about our link party is being inspired by all of you! And if it’s something I love, it’s turning something from trash to treasure, or reinventing something and giving it new life. So the first part of my favorite features from last week’s party are these 11 fab upcycle DIY ideas. From turning a tabletop into a wall mirror to a basket into a side table, you are going to love this round up!

11 Upcycle DIY Ideas to Drool Over #MondayFundayParty

top photo collage clockwise from top left corner:

DIY WALL MIRROR (from side table) from Remodelando la Casa

CHALKBOARD TRAY WALL ART from Sweet Parrish Place

DIY CHICKEN WIRE FRAMES from Duct Tape and Denim

NO-SEW HEADBOARD SLIPCOVER from Do It Yourself Fun Ideas

IKEA STOOL MAKEOVER from Table + Hearth

PAINT STICK WALL ART from Tiny Sidekick

bottom photo collage clockwise from top left corner:

CLOTHESPIN PHOTO DISPLAY FRAME from Dwell Beautiful

COASTAL VINTAGE WINDOW WALL ART from An Extraordinary Day

FABRIC COVERED CORKBOARD from Real Housemoms

BASKET SIDE TABLE from Modern Hues

OLD CHAIRS INTO NEW BENCH from My Love 2 Create

DESSERT TIME!

And talk about droolworthy—after you are done “DIYing”, get ready to drool over these yummy dessert ideas!

7 Dessert ideas to drool over

clockwise from top left:

HOLY CANNOLI ICE CREAM from Food Folks and Fun

ICE CREAM CONE CAKE POPS from Love Bakes Good Cakes

BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST ROLL-UPS from Gal on a Mission

INDOOR S’MORE BARS from Pink Recipe Box

FROZEN CHEESECAKE COOL WHIP SANDWICHES from Couponing and Cooking

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES from Chocolate with Grace

LIME CUPCAKES WITH RASPBERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING from Lemons for Lulu

…and my personal fave is this DIY Faux Fireplace by Bless’er House.

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Now, let’s get this party started!

Thank you to each and everyone one of you who shared your talents with us last week!
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  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in Monday Funday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!

Monday Funday

Welcome to Monday Funday!

I am so glad you’re here and I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to this week!

So on to the party!

Monday Funday party is hosted each week by 8 amazing blogs! You can link up your latest craft and diy projects, even recipes to be seen on all 8 blogs. What a perfect way to discover new blogs and get new followers. 

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Our Monday Funday team of bloggers is…
You will love visiting each of their blogs….crazy talented!
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This week’s features were chosen by Rachel from Lines Across.
Hi, we’re happy to have you here at Monday Funday. Here are a few highlights from the past month at Lines Across: DIY Succulent Pineapple Planter, 10 Tips for Picky Eaters, Triangle Pencil Eraser Stamps, 40 Fun & Fabulous Shoe Makeovers, 24 Free Summer iPhone Wallpapers, and a Polymer Clay Donut Necklace. It’s so difficult looking through all of the wonderful projects that are linked up each week and narrowing them down to just a handful of features! This week, I chose craft and DIY projects that are fun and quick projects that can be (mostly) completed in about half an hour.
…and my personal fave:
Remodelando la Casa’s Guest Bedroom Makeover
Thank you to each and everyone one of you who shared your talents with us last week! If you were featured, please grab a featured button to display!
 


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  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in Monday Funday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!

Monday Funday

 Hey everyone! Welcome to the Monday Funday link-up!

We are looking forward to seeing what you’ve been up to!

I haven’t even posted this week! When I don’t post anything, know that I’m working on 20 things at once!

I can’t wait to show them to you!

But for now….on to the party!

Welcome to the Monday Funday Link Party!

Join the Monday Funday link party!

The Monday Funday party is hosted each week by 8 amazing blogs! You can link up your latest craft and diy projects, even recipes to be seen on all 8 blogs. What a perfect way to discover new blogs and get new followers.

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Our Monday Funday team of bloggers is…

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Creatively Living ~

Club Chica Circle A Night Owl Blog Setting for Four

You will love visiting each of their blogs….crazy talented!

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 This week’s features were chosen by Heather from Setting for Four

Heather at www.settingforfour.com

Instagram   ~   Pinterest   ~   Facebook   ~   Twitter  ~  Google +

Hello everyone!! I’m so glad you stopped by for some inspiration and creativity at the Monday Funday Party! I’m excited to show you my picks from last week’s party! : 10 Fabulous Makeovers and DIY Projects.

10 Fabulous Makeovers an DIY Projects.

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Decoupaged Cheetah Fabric Tray from House on the Way ~ DIY Wooden Planter Stand from Home Coming

Bedroom Makeover from Our Home away from Home ~ Prisma Wall Decor Urban Outfitter’s Hack from Delineate Your Dwelling

Mudroom Reveal from Newberry Sykes ~ DIY Ikea Hack Open Shelving from Lemon Thistle

DIY Honeycomb Hexagon Shelves from Boxy Colonial ~ DIY Swiss Cross Curtains from Houseologie

DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Drapery Tiebacks from Paper and Fox ~ Dipped Dyed Painted Stool from I Tried It Too

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Thank you to each and everyone one of you who shared your talents with us last week! If you were featured, please grab a featured button to display!

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  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in Monday Funday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!

Monday Funday

Hey everyone!

Welcome to Monday Funday!

I’m looking forward to checking out all of your awesome projects.

This week I shared how to make some easy and inexpensive Pendant Banner String Lights,

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Outdoor Lighting Dilemmas …help me choose!

  We have had some major house exterior progress in the past couple months!

(Never-mind the open slider and the ladders…I was too lazy to go up and fix those.)

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