Monday, February 11, 2013

Welcome to Week 53 of The Cowgirl Up!


Welcome to Week 53
of
The Cowgirl Up! 
Link Party!
1 Party, 5 Blogs  

Our guest host this week is 
 Jamie of Southern Revivals 
                  
I am more excited to be an honorary cowgirl that I think any normal person has a right to be.
See. I'm a southern girl through and through but I haven't always been a country girl. 

 
And certainly not a cowgirl. These days I live on 10 acres in the country, own 12 chickens, 3 dogs and a rabbit. But if I had my way I'd have cows, horses, sheep and pigs, too.


It may not sound like a glamorous life but one look at how we revive things down south at Southern Revivals and you'll see that even chickens can be divas!


Southern Revivals was born out of pure necessity. A way to save not only the life of old or forgotten furniture but also as a way to save mine. You can read the About Me section of my blog to read my personal story.


Reviving old furniture is so therapeutic and rewarding. Like watching a Phoenix rise from the ashes. A reminder that no matter how bad things get they can always be clean up and made beautiful again. The marks, scratches and scars received along the way add character, tell a story and only serve to enhance their beauty. It's amazing how much like old furniture we are, isn't it?


I would be remiss if I failed to mention that I just plain love purdy pretty things. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love and add beauty to the lives of others. When I first started Southern Revivals my only hope was that maybe, just maybe, some people would buy my furniture so I'd be able to keep on doing it. And now here I am an honorary cowgirl! Life is amazing!


Thanks for having me as your guest. It truly is an honor.




Now I can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to!  So go ahead! Cowgirl up, Ya'll!

***** 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. Lots of fantastic exposure for you, and the post is written for you! ***** 
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Features this week are chosen by Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls

This week's party was all about LOVE! 
Here are the projects that made me say "I love that!" 
After all, a valentine doesn't always have to come in an envelope.

Shaken Together's - I'm Nuts About You Valentine

Momnivore's Dilemma - "Jeweled Clipboard"
 
The Velvet Door - Chandelier

Rae Gun Rambling - Simple Drawstring Tote Tutorial
 
Better with Age - party invites and treat bags
 
 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:  Jamie of Southern Revivals

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.
* 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.

19 comments:

keri @ shaken together said...

LOVE the party and thanks so much for featuring my circus peanut Valentines :)

Cristina Garay said...

How cute is that "diva"! :) Thanks so much for hosting!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the wonderful party! Great features this week :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

Kristen Soderberg said...

Loving all these redo's (and the party of course, I look forward to it each week!) - and that amazing diva chicken! If I had property on my humble lot in my sort of rural town, I would get some of those! Hope you can stop by my linky party too! Here is the URL:
http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-most-creative-week-linky-party.html
Have a lovely day!

Martha Anne said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm also going to follow on blog lovin'. :)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Jamie nice to meet you,I'm off to have a peak at your blog. Love all your furniture,such inspiration for me as I'm not terribly good at it,I love to have a go though. Just finished a cabinet which I am quite pleased with. Love your posh little friend with the lovely hair do. :)

Susan Townsend said...

New follower- Thanks for the party!
Lovin your blog.
Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful party this week, I am happy to be linking up! {Hugs}
alderberryhill@nl.rogers.com

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Thanks for hosting, ladies! Have a "lovely" week!
Blessings,
Nici

Dawn said...

Im arriving late tonight but so glad to be at the party!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting! Wishing you gals a pretty week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Lorena said...

Thank you very much for hosting another great party! Come back later to enjoy what other participants have created! Have a nice week!
Lorena
http://myshabbychichome.blogspot.com.es/

Kristel said...

Thank you for featuring the chandelier in my daughter's room, and for hosting another wonderful party! Have a great week ladies.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Thanks, Cowgirls! Looks like another great party. Great to meet Jamie!

Gaye Christmus said...

Thank you. This is the first time I have visited or linked up with you.

gaye

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Your friends sure have some amazing posts and love that dresser you posted OMGOSH that color is awesome.. .LOVE your place.. >Cant wait to see what you blog next my sweet new friend..............HUGS Sherry @ The RustY PEARL

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Thanks for hosting, ladies!

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Katie said...

Cute features. Thanks for hosting.

Jamie Lott said...

Thank you all for having me as your guest this week. Once an honorary cowgirl, always an honorary cowgirl, righ?! I hope so!

Thanks to everyone for the nice compliments. And thanks for loving my sweet Phillis Diller - a Polish Crested chicken. ;)

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