Posts Tagged ‘link party’

Favorite Things Link Par-tay

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

There is little that’s more miserable than battling with an infected computer, gah.  Oh the time and energy wasted, and shaking of fists in the air!  I cannot wait to pick up my new (wicked fast) computer later today and get back to business.  Many thanks to all of you for commiserating with your tales of hard drive failure, I feel much less alone in my frustration.    

The post I was trying to write before my computer was sabotaged was a simple invitation.  I came up with this idea when I was jogging through my neighborhood the other day.  I realized there are so many quirky little things I’ve come to love about my town, and no doubt you have your favorite things too.  That’s what I love about the blogosphere and our community – it’s reading and being inspired by what all of you have to say.  I imagined a day where we all share the best things about where we live, sound fun?  

So let’s have a party!  It’s a ‘favorite things in my town’ kind of party.  No need to live in a small town though, you big city peeps need to give us the scoop too!  Where are the coolest places to go?  This is your opportunity to photograph and write about a few of the favorite things you see from day to day that make your world a better place.  Show us that building you love, or wraparound porch on the house around the corner, the best place for java, tastiest spot for lunch, or a store in your town with amazing finds. 

You’re invited to share your favorite things about where you live! 

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Won’t you join me?  

It’s right here, next Wednesday.  One week from today.  August 31st ! 

I hope you’ll link up with a post about your favorite things in your town.  And if you’re the mom of little ones still in car seats, the drive thru Starbucks totally counts.

 

 

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Save the Dates: Fall Link Parties!

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Well well, we’ve done it again!  This fall season, I’m partnering up with three of my very favorite ladies like we’ve done in the past.  The four of us are bringing you some fun fun fun this autumn.  Yes indeedy, it’s time for another round of link parties for fall!  

We’re asking you to save the dates and we do hope you will get your seasonal DIY on to mix and mingle at these upcoming parties!   

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As you can see Ms. Layla will be showcasing mantels and Ms. Rhoda is handling door décor in the last week of September.  That following week (the first week of October) I’m hosting fall crafts and later that week Ms. Sarah will rock the outdoor projects. 

I loooove to get my craft on when it comes to the holidays, especially in the fall.  Here are a few favorites from the archives that were so much fun to make! 

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1. Shimmery Magnolia Leaves Wreath; 2. Fall Leaves on Canvas, 3.  Gilded Porch Pumpkin Topiaries,  4. Rub n’ Buff Posh Pumpkins 5. Autumn Leaves Windcatcher 6. Halloween Boo Game Printable & Prize Bags

Time to start hatching a plan ~ it’s going to be another glorious season of fall creativity!  If you’re in search of inspiration, hop onto Pinterest, there’s always much to be found over there.  Also I’ve added a whole bunch of links to my Autumn Ideas board so take a peek there too. 

Start thinking about what you’ll create, we hope you’ll join in the fun!

 

 

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How I Yard Sale + Link Party

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I learned years ago as a kid that having a successful yard sale was like a competitive sport ~ there is hard work, sweat, and strategy involved.  My parents used to have them every year, and often we’d visit other sales too.  After my own kids came along, the excess unwanted stuff began to pile up rather quickly, so selling it all at a yard sale and making some extra cash seemed pretty genius to me.  Ever since, I’ve had one at my house every summer.

Here are the guidelines I follow for a successful yard sale every year:

Declutter Every Single Room.   Go through every room in your home the month or week before your sale, asking yourself do you love it, use it, or is it just collecting dust?  Does it hold serious sentimental value?  If not, put in in the ‘yard sale’ pile.  Don’t try to sell things that are broken or worthless, instead recycle or dispose of them, they will detract from the things you’re selling that have actual value.

Get Together.  Enlisting friends and neighbors makes for a fun social scene, and also more things to offer buyers.  Make sure you mention in your ad that it’s a multi family sale!

Advertise.  Online ads on sites like Craigslist and Garage Sale Finder have replaced the local newspaper, so use them strategically.  List the time, specific address, and directions if your home is not so easy to find.  List your categories of goods like “toys” or “linens” and a few big ticket items too.   Keep the sale short, I find it brings more customers.  “Saturday Only, 8 to 11” sells your stuff a lot quicker than “Saturday and Sunday, 8 to 2”.

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