Ah, summertime! We have been enjoying almost every day kickin' it poolside, just chillin' with our littles. We're enjoying it so much that we've decided to take the summer off and simply enjoy the time we have with our kiddo's. Yes, that means Lolly Jane will no longer be part of The Scoop BUT rest assured, the party will go on without us. Just check with our ah-mazing co-hosts each Tuesday to get your link on! (;
Now onto The Scoop,
the weekly link party that features the scoop on the best posts from around the web. As always, add your link to our blog and it automatically shows up on 5 amazing blogs. More exposure + less time = win win!
We are Anita of Cedar Hill Ranch, Samantha of Crafty Texas Girls, Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane and Linsey of Farmhouse Porch. Kelli and I are hosting this week and just thrilled one of our good IRL friends could join us as The Scoop's co-host. Please welcome Jourdan of Little Yellow Barn, a darling blog with gorgeous furniture revamps, home decor tutorials, recipes and more. Just see for yourself!
Hi there Scoop lovers, I'm Jourdan and my very best friend Ashley & I blog over at Little Yellow Barn.
We both have a crazy addiction to DIY anything. Something about saving a buck or two while creating beauty in our homes makes our hearts sing. Plus the phrase "I can make that" is a point of weakness for the both of us. Of course this isn't always true, but it doesn't stop us from trying. We blog about our favorite projects, the hazards of painting, health/ beauty products, printables, recipes TO-DIE-FOR and more. Here's a few of our favorite projects:
White French dresserChalk painted turquoise hutchDIY simple tack boardBarn door headboard
Visit us at littleyellowbarn.com or on FB, Twitter or Pinterest if you too like to bite off more than you can chew in the DIY department. We can learn together, right!
Aren't she and her blog partner Ashley just the cutest? Thank you for being our guesties today, girls!
Now it's time to share a handful of features from last week's party. I loved browsing through your projects and am amazed at all the creativity we are lucky to see from you talented bloggers each week. Thank you for sharing your creations at our party! Let's take a look at who created what, shall we? (:
DIY magazine holder | Gallery 512
Stenciled bookcase | Home Crush
Overnight blueberry french toast | The Moon and Me
Country pillow | Twelve O Eight
Vintage alphabet art | Christina's Adventures
I know! Gorgeous! Thank you for linking up, friends! Please read the guidelines before participating:
* Follow (GFC) and/or subscribe to your host blog.
* Be sure to include THE SCOOP button or text link to in your linked post :: Mandatory to be featured!
* 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 on a blog post, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog, of course.
Psst! Don't forget to keep up with Anita, Linsey and Samantha each Tuesday to see THE SCOOP on the
hottest projects in blogland! (; Alright now let's par-tay!
Our party is preparing to welcome some new permanent hosts and continue to grow. Stay tuned for exciting announcements in the upcoming weeks! Hi there girls! This is Linsey from The Farmhouse Porch and I am delighted to be your host tonight.
I'm so glad you decided to visit our party! Here in Texas summer living is in full effect. Families are staying up late to BBQ and play outside on these warm southern nights. Families are going on road trips to see Grandma or go camping. Moms are toting kiddos to the pool or wandering through air conditioned antique shops to get the kids out of the house and keep their sanity. And school teachers like me are enjoying some time to finish projects and try out new dinner recipes (and read blogs like YOURS dear readers). From projects to decorating to mouth watering recipes...here are my picks from last week's party. You all inspire more people than you'll ever know with your beautiful talents and ideas,especially me! I had so much fun looking through the links from last week. Prepare to fall in love with this FAB-U-LOUS dining room transformation by The Fancy Shack. And I'm sorry, but if you include your cute lab pup in the picture you up your chance of getting featured by me. Haha!
Check out this beauty! I'm crazy about the aqua interior of this revamped depression era hutch by Create Inspire Me...
YUM YUM YUM! This refreshing looking Strawberry Sangria recipe looks scrumptious doesn't it? By My Kitchen is My Playground ...and to go with your Sangria at your summer BBQ party, a gorgeous fluffy white raspberry torte like this one by The Dedicated House is just the thing! And lastly...I just HAD to feature this beautiful porch. You really must go take the tour here at Sophia's Farmhouse Style. It's so gorgeous!
Now it's your turn. Link up and show us what you've been up to!
(Please read the guidelines before participating)
* Please follow (GFC) and/or subscribe to your host blog.
* Be sure to include THE SCOOP Button or text link to in your linked post, Mandatory to be featured!!
* 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 on a blog post, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog of course.
Summer break in fiiiinallly here! And although I am not a fan of the Texas heat, I love vacation as much as the next school teacher. There's finally time to play and shop and visit friends and paint some paintings!
One of the first things on the summer agenda was a summer haircut for the kids.
I just happened to drive down Main Street in little downtown Humble, TX. Killing time before the hair appointment. I noticed what appeared to be a new antique store in one of the old storefronts. I whipped my car around and ran up to the door to peek in. And by pure chance I noticed my friend Ellen, of "Ellen's Timeless Treasures", standing on a ladder hanging a light fixture. She showed me into the shop, which was scheduled to open in a few days. She had moved to this new location, and had the new shop looking absolutely adorable. I snapped a few pics to share with you...
The next stop was another unplanned detour. I noticed that the "Humble Trade Days" show was going on at our local civic center. My daughter and I walked through the booths of the open air pavillion quickly. There were only 3 or 4 vendors selling "antiques". Most of the stalls were Scentsy, hair bow, Avon, Premiere Jewelry type stalls. But one lady had a table tucked away, with about 20 pieces of jadeite. I ended up getting 3 old shakers and a refrigerator box for a super great price!! It was my find of the month!
There are some things in life you can never have enough of. Pretty baskets. White towels and sheets. Beautiful old cotton quilts. And JADEITE of course!
The last thing I have to share with you is another little side project I'm working on. When I did the makeover on my master bedroom HERE, I reclaimed an old "dresser-turned-open-cabinet" from my daughter's room and put it in my bedroom to house my quilts...
This left a pile of books on my daughters desk. She needed a bookshelf desperately. Have you noticed how gosh darn expensive it is for a decent bookcase? A solid wood, somewhat decorative bookcase is hard to find. And it's a pretty penny when you do! I found this one at Goodwill for 19.99. I painted 3 coats of antique white paint on it and called it a day. It was just what I needed and cost next to nothing!
The 2.99 chair, which will go with her 12.99 thrift store desk (yet to be painted) is halfway done. It has one coat of paint on it and as you can tell, I have only wrapped the fabric on the seat loosely to get an idea of what it will look like.
I'd say my first weekend of summer has been pretty productive! And I have SO much more in store for you! Lots of antique shop tours, paintings, projects and even some trips to vintage-y, farm-y places far away. Stay tuned and stay cool my friends! ☼ ~Linsey
Each week we highlight one of our favorite bloggers as a special guest host.
This week, please welcome Chelsea from "Making Home Base".
Hi new friends! I'm Chelsea.
I'm so excited that these sweet ladies asked me to guest co-host this fantastic party!
I blog over at Making Home Base, my little space where I share a bit of everything from crafts and home decor to recipes and even a glimpse of my military life. As a military family living in base housing, decorating can be a challenge. My blog started because I was on a mission to make my bland base house and home base for my family.
When you visit the blog, you'll see my craft and home decor projects, like this chalkboard tray.