Monday, December 17, 2012

Welcome to Week 46 of The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!



Welcome to Week 46
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!


1 Party, 5 Blogs 

Our guest host this week is
Ally from Home By Ally!
Hi! I'm Ally from Home by Ally and I am SO happy to be here guest hosting for The Ivy Cottage and the Cowgirl Up Linky Party! What an honor! These ladies are such a great inspiration and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be here and sharing my passion with y'all!



Home by Ally started roughly a year ago with a serious passion for all things pretty. I have always had a love for home decor and repurposing the old and new, furniture included. My great uncle, grandmother & mother have always been insanely into home decor with my uncle owning his own interior design business in North Carolina. 

My little family and I just relocated to eastern Florida on account of my husband serving our country in the military. Since we are military and have lived in many houses that the military provides for you, I've always had to be creative with mostly white walls, cheap finishes and outdated looks. I'm so excited to be here in Florida and I hope to be here for awhile and get Home by Ally involved in the community and the local people! 

Here are some of my favorite projects to date here at Home  by Ally!

One of my first favorite projects was this cute little DIY Painted Mason Jar Soap Dispenser. So adorable and so FREE. It was made from a spaghetti sauce jar and I had the lid on hand from another dispenser! You can find the link by clicking  here!


One of my most recent projects was this DIY NO SEW Burlap Table runner. We had just purchased the new farmhouse table and I need a custom runner over 100'' inches long! I couldn't find what I was looking for without paying an arm and a leg so I decided to make my own! You can find the link for my DIY no sew burlap runner by clicking here!


Next up was just from a week or so ago, this cute little lettered picture frame that I keep seeing pop up on Pinterest! It cost me $3 whole dollars to make! You can find the link for making your own lettered picture frame by clicking here!


While we were stationed in North Dakota, I really wanted a new bedroom set but we didn't' exactly have thousands to spend on one. So, I painted ours! You can see the master bedroom furniture reveal by clicking here!


And finally, one of my most FAVORITE projects to date was my custom DIY Nailhead Trim (Pottery Barn Inspired) Headboard! I still can't believe I did it on my own with only a trip to Lowe's. Yes, seriously. You can find out how to make your own Nailhead Trim Headboard by clicking here!

I hope y'all enjoyed all of my links to my favorite projects and getting to know the girl behind Home by Ally. You can find my blog by clicking here! Be sure to "follow" me and also "like" me on Facebook by clicking here! I just wanted to extend a sincere thanks to The Ivy Cottage Blog for allowing me to guest post and just for being so great all around :)

XOXO,
Ally from Home by Ally

** Want to be a Guest Host here on Cowgirl Up? Just leave a comment with your name and blog address below! 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!

On to this week's features chosen by Amanda with The Ivy Cottage Blog!

I am a sucker for vintage makeovers and this little desk is one of the sweetest I have seen in quite awhile . . . by Do You Love Him, Loretta?



Love this teen room makeover by Remodelando la Casa!  Truly something special!

A scrapwood Christmas Tree by Marty's Musings!

Recycled Christmas Card Tree by The Enchanting Rose.

This fantastic Hub Cap Wreath by I Still Hate Pickles.

Now about this week's party... You link up on my blog and your link shows up on FIVE 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
*PLUS our Special GUEST HOST: Ally with Home By Ally
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 the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them,  that we may use those photos to feature your project in a blog post, on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog of course. 
*If you pin a project shown here, please, please pin from the original source.
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Welcome to Week 45 of The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!




Welcome to Week 45
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!
1 Party, 4 Blogs  

And this week, we have 5 BLOGS  
and our second GUEST HOST!

Meet Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin
  Hi I'm Mimi.  I am thrilled to be Guest Hosting for the Cowgirl Up link Party this week. 


My blog Blue Roof Cabin is all about sharing my passion for all things DIY.  Whether it's building from scratch or re-purposing old castoffs into functional new pieces.  Not long ago I found a couple old doors at a local Salvage yard and turned them into this


and this my Kitchen Island.

I also built my Faux Mantel.  Here it is all decked out for Christmas this year. 



I would call my decorating style Rustic Coastal Cabin.  I love to combine rustic pieces with natural elements in my decor.


If you have a moment come on over, I'd love to meet you!  

** Want to be a Guest Host here on Cowgirl Up? Just leave a comment with your name and blog address below 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!
On to this week's features! Picked by Linsey from The Farmhouse Porch

Monday, December 3, 2012

Welcome to Week 44 of The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!


Welcome to Week 44
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!
1 Party, 4 Blogs  

And this week, we have 5 BLOGS  
and our first GUEST HOST!

Meet Lisa from Fern Creek Cottage
  Hi, my name is Lisa. I am so excited to be guest hosting at Cowgirl Up this week!

Our family just moved to Texas this summer and we are having so much fun exploring this great state! I hope to get a pair of pink boots soon and become an honorary cowgirl. ;)

The white library table was one of the first pieces of furniture I painted and it got me hooked!
My blog Fern Creek Cottage is all about my passion for creating a beautiful home on a budget. My idea of fun is to find "trash" from thrift stores and Craigslist and with a little paint or a glue gun, turn it into treasure!
This is one of the most recent pieces I've painted. A sweet little blue table for my guest room.


My design style loves are cottage style, vintage pieces, and a bit of French flair. I'd love for you to come visit me some time! I'll have to hot cocoa ready!
A little sneak peek of my Christmas decorating. I found some unfinished shutters at the thrift store for $1.99.


Blessings,
Lisa

** Want to be a Guest Host here on Cowgirl Up? Just leave a comment with your name and blog address below 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!
On to this week's features!

Friday, November 30, 2012

I can FINALLY blog again! With PiCtUrEs!

I had to break down and pay money to continue blogging. Apparently I have to pay for picture storage space now with Google. Last week I tried to type up a blog post and when I went to add my pictures I received an alert that I had reached my maximum allotment of storage space for pictures and couldn't proceed. No problem I thought, I'll just erase a bunch from my picassa album (which I found very frustrating and NON user friendly but maybe it's just me and my lack of tech savvy-ness). I had, and still have, no clue what I am doing when it comes to blogging, photography, or anything with buttons. But somehow I mange to stumble through it, barely passing by the skin of my teeth, doing the bare minimum to get by and managing to look like I totally know what I'm doing. Sorta like middle school. :)

In other news, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Farmhouse Porch house. Natuarally, living in Houston, it's not at all feeling like Christmas outside, so I am doing everything in my power to live in my own little snow globe and pretend it's chilly and snowy and winter-y.

Here are a few of the nooks and crannies that have been bedazzled and blinged up!


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A scarf handmade by a friend gifted to me 2 years ago. So special to me ♥


Thank You for stopping by...I plan to poke around your blogs this evening after the kids are tucked in to see your holiday wonderfulness!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

COWGIRL UP PARTY! Oops-late-sorry! :D


Welcome to Week 43
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!
1 Party, 4 Blogs  
Your Host this week is . . .
I'm been very busy getting ready for a Christmas party that you are invited to.  
I can't tell you how excited I was when these talented bloggers asked me to join them for a fun Christmas inspiration and Link party in December.  I'm hosting with Kim of Savvy Southern Style - Vignettes and Mantles Ann On Sutton Place - Doors and Wreaths  Yvonne at Stone Gable - Recipes and Tablescapes There will be four days of Christmas posts and a link party.  I'll be hosting the
Here what's NEW with Cowgirl UP!
Starting in December (That's next week!!) we’ll select a new to guest host for Cowgirl Up each week.
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? 
Just leave a comment here if you want to put your name in the pot, so to speak.
On to this week's features!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Welcome to Week 42 of The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!



Welcome to Week 42
of
The Cowgirl Up! Link Party!

1 Party, 4 Blogs  
Your Host this week is . . .
This past weekend, we had our family photos taken for our Christmas cards.  I went with a "Super Hero" theme this year.  We did the photos in our backyard and kept things real simple and light.  My kids don't usually do well posing for photos, so this was definitely easier on them.  We had such a great time!

Have you started preparing for the holidays?  They are just around the corner!  This weekend, my design business, High Fire Designs, will be setting up Christmas decor for The Hampton Suites in Mesquite . . . that's right!  I am decorating a HOTEL!  So excited to show you all the photos of all SEVEN of the fabulous tress that we will be decking out.

If you missed my post, . . . Vroom, Vroom Toddler Room . . . be sure to stop by and check it out!



Here what's NEW with Cowgirl UP!

We are moving up our party time by a few hours. Instead of beginning on Monday nights at 8:30 pm, we will now go live at 5 pm.

Starting in December, we’ll select a new to guest host for Cowgirl Up each week.
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.

On to this week's features!
Fun Finds from ZuHaus at Home
A Modern Romantic Home Tour from It's Overflowing
A lovely Upholstered Chair from Grey Lane Home
Easy Pillows from Linen Napkins by The Concrete Cottage
A Tree of Thanks by The Simple Things
Check out some unique uses for headboards at The Knick of Time
The WONDER Renter at Clever Nest
 Three Ways To Lower Your Grocery Bill at This Silly Girl's Life
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!
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. 
*If you pin a project shown here, please, please pin from the original source.
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