Monday, February 6, 2012

Cowgirl Up! Linky Party starts NOW!!!


 Welcome to the Cowgirl Up! Link Party . . .


where we encourage a "can-do", pioneer spirit!



Here is the deal . . . you link up on my blog and your link shows up on three other blogs.  Cool, huh?  More exposure, less time.  Sounds good to me!

We are looking for the latest and greatest projects, tutorials, ideas, crafts, recipes, decor, and inspiring stories.  Anything that you are proud to show off.

Cowgirl Up! is the link party that saves you time and brings you inspiration.  Doesn't get any easier than that!

What blogs will your link appear on?  Check us out below!






Anita with Cedar Hill Ranch



Samantha with Crafty Texas Girls



The four of us are all Texas bloggers, but you don't have to be Texas, country, western, or own horses to participate in Cowgirl Up!  You just need that "can-do", pioneer spirit!

Cowgirl Up! Link Party Guidelines:


(Please read the guidelines before participating)


*  When you link

with Cowgirl Up!, your link will automatically show on four different

blogs.  Awesome!


*  Please follow your host blog before linking up.


*  You may link up

decor, DIY, crafts, guest post, recipes, giveaways, sewing, inspiring stories, and anything that

you feel related to the listed categories.

*  You may link as

many links as you want.

*  Please include the

Cowgirl Up! Button somewhere on your blog!  Preferably at the bottom of your post.

*  Be courteous and

visit the two links before yours.  Please

LIKE your favorite links!  Several

projects will be featured each week!




Sunday, February 5, 2012

Will you join my family?

Google is discontinuing Google Friend Connect March 1 for all platforms except Blogger. There is a rumor that they will also cancel GFC for Blogger in the near future.

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I've added the new linky followers to my sidebar over there. From what I understand the google friends followers gadget that most of us use will be disappearing soon.





My grandmother "Toppy". Isn't she beautiful?


Please follow me and I'll follow you, leave a comment so I can easily find you and follow you. I don't want to lose any of my bloggy family!

♥Linsey


Friday, February 3, 2012

New Linky Party!!! Link up once, appear on 4 blogs!!!


Introducing the Cowgirl Up! Link Party . . .
where we encourage a "can-do", pioneer spirit!



Link up projects that showcase your creativity,
inspiration, and determination!  Plus,
when you link up here at Cowgirl Up!, your link automatically appear on FOUR blogs.  That's right!  Link up one time, but hit four blogs at
once.  Doesn't get any easier than that!

What blogs will your link appear on?  Check us out below!


Linsey with The Farmhouse Porch
Anita with Cedar Hill Ranch
Amanda with The Ivy Cottage Blog
Samantha with Crafty Texas Girls

The four of us are all Texas bloggers, but you don't have to be Texas, country, western, or own horses to participate in Cowgirl Up!  You just need that "can-do", pioneer spirit!

Check out the the new party button over there on my sidebar. Feel free to take it. Mark your calender!

The gates open Monday night.

♥Linsey

Monday, January 30, 2012

Little girls closet...

After being confronted with the plethora of posts recently about organization and closet gutting, I felt compelled to clean out a closet too.

I decided to do my 3 year old daughter's closet.

I didn't paint in there or add a fancy light fixture, but I'm so darn proud of myself I just had to share.

So let us enter this corner of the room...




Don't be scared...open the doors...



Wow, Santa was good the last few Christmas's. Maybe a little too good? We'll blame Santa's helpers, the grandparents. : D







Bye-bye clean closet! One down...sister's and master closets to go. Why did I save the worst for last?



♥Linsey

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crusty Pale Blue French Pie Safe

My mom came to visit me this weekend. We're working on the launch of a rather big project. It's her brain child, I'm just helping out with the blogging and promotion aspects. I will share it with you all very soon!

Hubby agreed to watch the kids while Mom and I spent the day together. We went to the Old Oak Cottage, Ellen's Timeless Treasures, and eventually ended up in the Heights area of Houston.

I went upstairs and to the back. There was a dark booth and hidden under a pile of items was this pie safe...for $35. A beautiful pale blue chippy old French pie safe. I'm going to use it for our project. After that I think it will end up next to my hallway bench as a little side table. It's the PERFECT height and size.

Here are a few pics I took this morning in the backyard.






Pure French Farmhouse



Crusty chippy hardware


Crusty little hardware


Chippy Blue French Pie Safe



Farm fresh Eggs in Old Bowl


What do you think? What would you fill this with?

♥Linsey










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Friday, January 27, 2012

"The Old Oak Cottage" Store Tour

My neighbor and I just returned from visiting a very neat shop. I was told about it by Pam at "From My Front Porch to Yours" blog
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Here are the pics I snapped with my phone. Please excuse the poor quality, we had a baby,two toddlers and two strollers to manage so I didn't even consider bringing the big nice camera.








Next to this shop, the property has another shop that is the most adorable shabby chic cottage ever. I wanted to move in...or at least throw a tea party in it! So romantic and light. I was so enchanted with it that I forgot to get any pics.

The shop is called The Old Oak Cottage in Huffman TX. It's actually a few mintes from Kingwood and Humble, in NE Houston.

I look forward to returning SOON.





♥Linsey

Thursday, January 26, 2012

FUNky JUNK

Well trained eye? More like eye in training. Things that grabbed me today...

...a jadeite (ish) pepper shaker



..an old bread factory loaf pan (I think???) to store collections



...an old black clock that still ticks, rather loudly


...a very big old graduated baby (?) bottle to add to the crusty shelf


...another big jar for $1


...and lastly two unusual items that are project bound. Here is a little hint...



Today was an exciting day on the hunt. As you can see I found some cute small items, some of which were from the thrift store.

I use to be a haphazard collector. I'd just buy whatever caught my eye. I'm enjoying collecting so much more now that I have set limits on what to grab. I look for things that add to an exhisting collection and I try to group things by color, style and even age. I'm still learning how to control my urge to buy something I fall in love with. If it doesn't fit with my existing decor I leave it on the shelf. That's one of the reasons I love blogging! I love to LOOK at log cabins and dark european decor and even retro stuff...I love it all but I don't buy it. I find cool niche blogs and admire from afar.

Thank you so much for coming by to look. If you know anything about the history of any of my items shown I love hearing about it!

Have a thankful Thursday-
♥Linsey

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