Monday, November 5, 2012

Welcome to Week 40 of The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!


Welcome to Week 40
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!
1 Party, 4 Blogs  
Your Host this week is . . .
Samantha at Crafty Texas Girls

Can you believe it is already November?! I am so excited that the holiday season has officially begun. This month will be filled with so much fun-- preparing for my sister's baby shower, Thanksgiving, and I am hosting my first on-line trunk show for my clothing line. November is going to be great! 

Baby Shower Here, Thanksgiving Here, SCD Clothing
Some new exciting things are happening around Cowgirl Up --- and they involve you!  
 Beginning in December, we will be adding a new host to our line up. For those of you that link up, that means even more exposure for your blog. But here’s the thing. We LOVE meeting new bloggers, and even more we LOVE helping bloggers, so how can we possibly decide on just one? Well the truth is… we can’t! So we came up with an idea I think you are going to love. 
We will have a different guest host every week! That’s right, each week, we’ll select someone new to guest host for Cowgirl Up.
Now here comes the best part, it could be YOU! If you are selected, you will be introduced in the Cowgirl Up post for that week, and we'll include a link to your blog. We’ll send you the code for the party ahead of time, so that’s a post you don’t have to write! Lots of fantastic exposure for you, and the post is written for you, how cool is that?

Are you interested yet? I sure hope so, because we’re going to need 52 guest hosts each year.

So what do you need to do to be considered? It’s easy, simply leave a comment on this post, mention that you want to be considered, and be sure to include a link to your blog. It’s that simple.

Oh and I almost forgot, you DO NOT need to be Texan or even American. That’s the great thing about the internet; we can include our friends around the globe.
 
Now on to the Party Features from Last Week 

Simplicity in the South shares her fall vignette and a FREE printable banner. 

The Creek Line House updates her infamous mason jar light for fall and shares that an appliance light bulb is needed to make one yourself.


Live, Love, DIY shares the process she used to transform this beautiful French Provincial Dresser. 

Clever Nest wrote a great post on how to list items on Craiglist -- with safety in mind! A funny and informative read! 

Forever Decorating shares an inspiring make-over-- stripes make everything better
Red Head Can Decorate updated her front porch by painting her door white. 
   
Confessions of a Plate Addict has a beautiful Fall table-scape, complete with several tutorials including one for a beautiful burlap runner. 

Little House in the Big D took a chance and painted her wing back chairs! See the full tutorial for details. 
 
Make your own purse with this free downloadable pattern from Crystelle Boutique.

And finally, Cottage and Broome shows off her fabulous fall porch. 


If you were featured, please grab the featured button below
 

Now about the party...
You link up on my blog and your link shows up on four blogs.
More exposure, less time.
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. 

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", cowgirl spirit!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sweet Southern Pies and Porch Swings...




Sweet Southern Vintage things are on my mind tonight...

Like old hymns and paper fans.

Sunday morning church service. Can I get a AMEN
via Big Phils Emporium

Makes me want to throw on a ruffle-y retro apron and bake a sweet buttermilk pie and a PEE-CAN pie...

Southern Buttermilk Mini Pies (12)


Cute Kitsch Retro Apron / Handmade Full Retro Womens Apron in Red Gingham and Turquoise Bodice


Or How about the lazy creaking of a porch swing a-rockin'?


Vintage Sepia Photo of Sleepy Father Dressed in White with His Toddler Son in Lap Summer 1933


I've always wanted some willow wood porch furniture. It's so rustic and unique.

Twig Willow Porch Swing - Hand crafted rustic furniture



This pretty vintage Southern belle dress is sublimely ethereal, I can picture it with gloves and pearls!

50's Southern Belle Ruffled Dress


How about some iced tea? We drink it year round down here in Texas yawl! And it better be fresh brewed. None of that instant nonsense. You don't know how many times my mother said she missed Texas tea when we lived up north.  I have a special place in my heart for the Luby's Cafeteria tea ladies.

sip & repeat - vintage glass iced tea dispenser. unique jar, drink, retro container, barrel, wedding, picnic
via Kella



Or a big old farm table to gather 'round and snap green beans for supper. I love a table that is so timeworn that it takes a beating everyday but only gets more beautiful because of it.
Vintage Wood Farm Dining Table - Mid Century, Modern, Rustic, Shabby Chic
via Hindsvik

Tipping Green Beans on the Porch. . . Beautiful 1940s Vintage Snapshot
via Lovalon

Well, time to gather up the youngin's and throw 'em in the tub. 
Thanks for stoppin' by sugars! :D

♥Linsey


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Monday, October 29, 2012

Welcome to Week 39 of The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!


Welcome to Week 39
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!
1 Party, 4 Blogs  
Your Host this week is . . .
I've been super busy lately.  One reason is that we just bought a new place close to Mr. CH's office and are building a new house. If you missed the post, you can find it here.  It will look something like the one below.  I'm pinning like crazy, so if you want to see my inspiration boards, you can find the one for the house here and the kitchen one here.

This should keep me busy for awhile.  I started to say "out of trouble" but I"m not sure that would be accurate!  Case in point, Mr. CH has already asked in an accusing sort of way if I was going to start buying stuff for the new house now, although it won't be ready until April or May.  I said, "Of course not," exasperated that he would ask such a ridiculous question... I mean.... the nerve!!!  I continued, "The new house won't be ready for months, and we don't have room to store anything extra."  (To quote George from Seinfeld, "It's not a lie, if YOU believe it.")  And I did believe it... at the time, but to date I have purchased one large mirror, a console and a bookcase for the new house, and maybe a few other things.  #slappingmyownhand.
Here are the features for this week...
Betsy from Coastal Colors found an easy way to transfer a graphic to wood.

From Generation to Generation talked about gathering walnuts
Fancy Frugal Life made me hungry with their homemade noodles.
Chaos in my Casa showed the gradual changes to her dining room
Twigg Studio made deer antlers from straws, for real!!
Ranger 911 has the most darling red cross display
If you were featured, please grab the featured button from my button page 
Now about the party...
You link up on my blog and your link shows up on four blogs.
More exposure, less time.
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!
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", cowgirl spirit!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Come here my pretty...I have some candy for you...

Eye candy that is!!! Bwa-ha-haaa





OK, so...I really just wanted to lure you in to come take a peek at my thrifty finds.  Can you tell i'm a little obsessed when I get a new ETSY shop? I love sharing with you guys because you love the stuff I love. I have nobody else to show off my thrifty finds to! They're like "Uhhhh cool trash."




I made a pretty little collage of the new goodies!








That's all I've got for today. Pretty tuckered out. Sleep well gals!




P.S. If you want a good laugh, go check out the conversation on my facebook page (HERE) last night about "words our grandparents use to say...". Feel free to add one if you've got a good one!

 Joining these Parties:
Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage

Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage

Monday, October 22, 2012

Welcome to Week 38 of The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!


Welcome to Week 38
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!
1 Party, 4 Blogs


Your Host this week is . . .
If you haven't checked out my new series, "The Jenny Series:  She's Not A Blogger, but She Should Be!" . . . you are totally missing out!

Check out the lovely little girl's room that she shows us this week!

Okay, everyone!  I have a lot of features for this week . . . and they are all over the board.  From Halloween and Fall to Weddings and Recipes!



A Lace Pumpkin by The Grant Life





If you were featured, please grab the featured button from my button page 

Now about the party...
You link up on my blog and your link shows up on four blogs.
More exposure, less time.
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!


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", cowgirl 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 on GFC (and if you have a linkyfollow account, then please follow that way too.)
* 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.
Be sure to include the Cowgirl Up! Button or text link to Cowgirl Up in your linked post, (mine can be found on my sidebar.) Mandatory to be featured!!
* Be courteous and visit the two links before yours. Several projects will be featured each week!
* By linking up you are agreeing that we may use your photos to feature your project in a blog post, on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog of course.

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