Thursday, February 28, 2013

Weekend Wonders #29


Welcome to Weekend Wonders #26! We're so glad you're here with us tonight! 

Weekend Wonders #28 had so many fantastic people and projects. A great big Thank You to everyone who comes by and links up with us!

The most viewed link of last week's party was....

Monthly Meal Plan from Sew Much Crafting

And for your features, we give you six marvelous makeover projects... Enjoy!


Kids' Bathroom Reveal {Makeover} from Queen B Creative Me 
 
 
Chevron Painted Kitchen Stool {Makeover} from twelveOeight
 
 
 
Mirror Makeover from Relove
 
 
 
Thrifted Lamp Makeover from Rain on a Tin Roof
 
 
 
 
Table Into Desk {makeover} from My Love 2 Create 
 
 
 
 
Fast & Easy End Table {Makeover} from Kathe With an E
 
 
 
 
Great stuff ladies! Grab a button below if you were featured above...
 
 
And now on to this week's party...
The party will be open until Wednesday at midnight and we'll both be sharing our features at the party the following week. We will also be pinning our featured posts on Pinterest, into our Weekend Wonder Features Board.

Weekend Wonders Guidelines...

  • Follow your hosts, Love and Laundry and The Thriftiness Miss via GFC, bloglovin, or Linky Followers. If you are a new follower, leave a comment and let us know how you follow and we will make sure to return the favor.

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.

  • Show us your crafts, recipes, shopping hauls, photos, stories, really whatever you're proud of! We want to see it all!

  • Please do not link up Etsy shops, parties, and/or giveaways.

  • Visit some other links and let them know how wonderful they are! We all love some positive feedback.


Grab a party button for your sidebar and/or party page and help spread the word!





Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weekend Wonders #28


Welcome to Weekend Wonders #28! I'm so glad you're here with us tonight! 

Weekend Wonders #27 had so many fantastic people and projects. A great big Thank You to everyone who comes by and links up with us!

The most viewed link of last week's party was....

Mini Garden with Microgreens from Back To The Basics. Doesn't this just remind you that Spring is on it's way? It makes me want to start my garden indoors, right now.

And for your features, we give you six fabulous cookies!! Enjoy!





White Chocolate Chunk Red Velvet Cookie Bars from Annie's Noms

And even though Valentine's Day is over now, 'A Casarella shows us a fun way to personalize cookies for any holiday or occasion using stamps! What a great idea right?



Great stuff ladies! Grab a button below if you were featured above...




And now on to this week's party...


The party will be open until Wednesday at midnight and we'll both be sharing our features at the party the following week. We will also be pinning our featured posts on Pinterest, into our Weekend Wonder Features Board.


Weekend Wonders Guidelines...


  • Follow your hosts, Love and Laundry and The Thriftiness Miss via GFC, bloglovin, or Linky Followers. If you are a new follower, leave a comment and let us know how you follow and we will make sure to return the favor.

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.

  • Show us your crafts, recipes, shopping hauls, photos, stories, really whatever you're proud of! We want to see it all!

  • Please do not link up Etsy shops, parties, and/or giveaways.

  • Visit some other links and let them know how wonderful they are! We all love some positive feedback.


Grab a party button for your sidebar and/or party page and help spread the word!




Friday, February 15, 2013

Painting our Living Room

We’ve been living in our house for 6 1/2 years. I love it! It’s the perfect layout for our family. I love that the kitchen and living room are one big open area that easily fits lots of people (we like to host parties pretty regularly). But, our house is pretty neutral. When we first moved in, I definitely didn’t want to change it. We bought our house new, and I think that at the time it felt perfect. I didn’t want to mess anything up. But, earlier this year, I was looking around our living room and I felt like it needed a little more. To make a long story short, my friend Tiffany (who is pretty much a decorating queen…oh and almost 9 months pregnant) came to my rescue. While my hubby was out of town last week, the two of us went to work.

So, here’s the before:

living room before

Not that it was terrible. I really like our couch.  Our family picture is about 3 years old. Definitely in need of updating. And we could certainly use more color.

Here’s the after:

living room after

We still need to hang up our new family picture, but we’re waiting for a few pieces to complete the grouping. And there is still more decorating I want to do to finish the new look (can we say curtains?). It’s definitely a work in progress, and I’m excited to keep you all updated on it.

The paint color I used was Behr Simple Silhouette. When I was at the store picking it out, I didn’t have a paint sample of my original wall color. And my kids were tired and hungry. I lost count of how many times I told my kids to please behave so I could think. It felt like my brain was going a million miles an hour and I couldn’t process. Plus, I had a dramatic fear of choosing the wrong color! Yikes! But, I was definitely drawn to this color. Although I will say, the sample at the store looked slightly more red. It turned out to be a gorgeous brown/grey color that perfectly compliment the color of our existing walls.

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It’s hard to get a good picture of the actual color on my wall. Oh, and did I mention that another one of Tiffany’s talents is master painter? We didn’t tape any of the edges. She free handed that straight line. With a gigantic paint brush.  Amazing! 

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Our original plan was to just paint the wall a solid color. We painted the first coat. Then, I had to leave and take my youngest to a dentist appointment. While I was in the waiting room, she texted me with an awesome idea. Add board and batten! Her husband is a cabinet maker and she convinced him to help with our project that night.

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We got so excited, we decided to do the kitchen wall while we were at it. That meant more painting the next day.

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My husband got home the next evening and we literally just scooted the furniture back into place ten minutes before he pulled into the driveway. It was a fun surprise for him! Newly painted walls and he didn't have to do any of the work!

I love it!! I really love it!! And I’m so glad that I have the kind of husband that lets a girl who is sick of her living room experiment a little!

So, what do you think? I’m excited to decorate it more. And I think I might’ve fallen in love with painting.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Weekend Wonders #27 (Plus Features!)



We had a three way tie for most viewed this week! And I think it's definitely a good week to share the love, so here goes!


Empowered Mama did a post about All-Natural Homemade Oven Cleaner. Look how clean her oven is! I'm impressed!!




The Pin Junkie also showed us How To Clean Your Stove the Easy Way. And since they were both so popular, I don't want any excuses for dirty ovens and stoves! Haha!




On the sweeter side, Live It Well made Chocolate and Peanut Butter Layered Cakes. Yum!




And a few of our favorites:



These "Hey Girl" Valentines from Maybe I Will are too funny!!! I especially love the cereal ones.




Phaedra's Adventures made Cherry White Chocolate Cookies. These sound amazing!



You Know You Were a 90s Kid When.... is so funny! Thanks to Taste of August for sharing!




I love this gorgeous Family Room Makeover is gorgeous! Great job 2nd Story Sewing!!




If you were featured, be sure to grab a button!


Love and Laundry



One of my *favorite* parts about blogging is all of the amazing creativity out there in blogland! I'm so excited to see what everyone shares! Plus, since I'm co-hosting this link party, everything you share here will also be shared over at The Thriftiness Miss.

Now...on to the party. The party will be open until Wednesday at midnight and we'll both be sharing our features at the party next week. Be sure and come back then to find out if you were featured. Plus, we'll both be sharing other favorites throughout the week on our facebook pages, so if you're not already a fan, you can find me here. We'll also be pinning the features to our Weekend Wonders Pinterest Board


Weekend Wonders Guidelines...
  1. Follow your hosts: Love and Laundry and The Thriftiness Miss via GFC, bloglovin, RSS or Linky Followers. If you are a new follower, leave a comment and let us know how you follow and we will return the favor.
  2. Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  3. Show us your crafts, recipes, shopping hauls, photos, stories, really whatever you're proud of!
  4. Please do not link up Etsy shops, parties, and/or giveaways.
  5. Visit some other links and let them know how wonderful they are! We all love some positive feedback. 
Love and Laundry

Now lets party! 

10 Awesome Valentine's Day Ideas

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! How are you spending your day of love? We have a friend who owns a flower shop and I got a last minute job delivering flowers for the day. They let me bring my 3 year old along, so hopefully he doesn't get too sick of sitting in the car all day long!

To celebrate this special day, The Thriftiness Miss and I (well really, her....she's pretty darn amazing!) put together this fun roundup of Valentine's ideas that we found linked up to our Thursday party! Aren't they all too cute?!?










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