Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 347 + a Christmas Giveaway from LeroyLime

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  This week we have a very special edition.  Not only have our hostesses picked some fantastic holiday ideas for you to take a look at, but we also have a giveaway for you this week! Yay!

The giveaway is for something that’s handmade…it follows under the category of holiday decor…and it comes to you from our friend and Friday Favorites hostess Dawn of LeroyLime.  Dawn has been hosting Friday Favorites with me for nearly a year, and she was a regular visitor to the party long before then.  She is also an avid crafter with her own Etsy shop, and I’m very excited to feature her shop here today!

Please check out the giveaway below; you can get 5 entries just for linking up a post this week!  But if you don’t have a blog, that’s okay too!  There are a lot of other entries that don’t require you to participate in the party (although we’d love to have you!).

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Please support and follow our lovely blog party hostesses:

Jerri at Simply Sweet HomeTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Christine at Light and SavvyTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Jen at Creatively HomemadeTwitter | G+ | Pin

Dawn at LeroyLimeTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL

Maisy at Becoming AliceFB | G+ | Pin

Sheree at Stage PresentsTwitter | FB | Pin | Inst | Inst

Lisa at Condo BluesTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Amy at A Day of Small ThingsPin

Penny at Penny’s PassionTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Kelly at Under a Texas SkyTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL

If you are featured this week, be sure and grab a featured button for your blog!

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You can show your love for this week’s favorites by going over and commenting on the posts and by pinning or sharing!

And if you love all of this week’s favorites, please pin, share, and invite your friends to this week’s linky party! [Read more…]

DIY No Sew Pet Blanket and Pet Stockings with Purina

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When I go out shopping these days, the aisles are decked with Christmas decorations and great gift ideas.  I can’t help but get in the spirit of the season and start planning my holiday shopping list.  And as I get ready to prepare my gift list, I always include my four legged family members!  The Simply Sweet Home dog and cats get a stocking each year, filled with food, treats, and toys.  And we have a good time watching as they receive these gifts.  Today I’m going to show you how a few products from Purina can help you to make your pets Christmas merry and bright!  And I’m going to share a tutorial for a DIY Pet Blanket, the perfect handmade gift for your dog or cat.

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Steps to Maintain Your Car

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We recently got a car for our 16 year old, and from school to work, to back home, and everywhere in between, he’s already put a couple thousand miles on it.  Then we have a family car that my husband drives to work and we use for shopping, and running errands. (And till this year, it was also the car I would drive to take Noah to school.)  Needless to say, having our cars in tip top shape is very important to my family.  Luckily my husband is an expert of fixing practically anything, and he’s great at working on cars.  Today I’m going to discuss a few steps that you can take to make sure your cars maintained. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 331 – With Decor Projects

Hello all. Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites.  This week for my features I’ve chosen some really great decor and decor projects.  As someone who loves making improvements and buying new things for my home, I love seeing everyone else’s projects.  It gives me so much inspiration.  I hope you get inspired by these ideas as well!
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Simply Sweet Home
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MustLoveHome

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Creatively Homemade

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Our Secondhand House
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Homemade & Yummy
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Friday Favorites – Week 330 – With DIY Projects

Greetings everyone! Welcome to this week’s linky party! This week I have some really great DIY projects to share with you.  I love all of these because they all involve a lot of creativity and craftsmanship, and they are all woodworking projects.  Hope you like them as much as I do!

Also, I wanted to let you know this is the last week I’ll be taking applications for Friday Favorites Hostesses.  I wanted to give my current hostesses a chance to post the notice on their blogs, and since they are doing that this week, I’m posting the form here one final time.  So if you’d like to sign up to host with us each week, please feel out the form.  You’ll find it at the bottom of the post.

And one final thing…I just added a giveaway for a $25 Visa card and coupons for Arnold Bread.  This giveaway will only be open for a few days, so please go over and enter: Arnold Bread Giveaway.

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Period Must-Haves and DIY Rice Heat Pack Tutorial

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Period Must-Haves and DIY Rice Heat Pack Tutorial

If you’re a woman, you know all too well how bad a period can be.  Menstrual cramps, headaches, bloating, and even the unpredictability of periods are just a few things that make many a woman dread “that time of the month.”

This is why it’s important to track your period using your planner or a women’s health app and make sure you are always prepared with the period supplies you need. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 321 – With Natural DIY Solutions

Hello everyone.  Happy Friday!  Today’s party celebrates a theme that has become near and dear to my heart over the past couple of years: Natural DIY Solutions.

I can’t say that I’m a completely all-natural kind of a girl.  I still have a number of chemical cleaners that I use, and I certainly have my share of health and beauty products that contain chemicals.  But I have started using essential oils in a number of areas in my life.  I have a diffuser on my desk.  And I especially love using cleaners made from essential oils.

Today I’m featuring posts, which teach how to make your own laundry and dish soap, as well as a post on how to make your own lavender oil!

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Simply Sweet Home
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MustLoveHome

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A Heart Full of Love

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Our Secondhand House
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Homemade & Yummy
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LeroyLime
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Friday Favorites – Week 312 – With Spring Decor

Hello everyone! I am so excited to welcome you to this week’s Friday Favorites party. This week you’ll notice we have a new banner, and we’ve also added new hostesses to our party!  They are Jen from a Heart Full of Love, Bonnie from Our Secondhand House,  Gloria from Homemade & Yummy, and Dawn from LeroyLime.  As usual, you’ll find links to all of our hostesses’ blogs below, as well as links to their social media pages.  They are all lovely bloggers and I encourage everyone to go over and visit their sites, and follow, follow, follow them!

I’m really looking forward to collaborating this group of women, and I think they will bring a lot of great things to our party!

Now let’s get the party started!  This week I have some absolutely inspirational spring and Easter decor ideas.  I think you will love them!

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Simply Sweet Home
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MustLoveHome

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A Heart Full of Love

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Our Secondhand House
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Homemade & Yummy
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LeroyLime
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DIY Cat Scratcher Tutorial + Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care®

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DIY Cat Scratcher Tutorial and Cats Pride

Today we have another fun post starring the Simply Sweet Home Cats! Yay!  Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE my baby cats and would do anything for them.  And I have to say, I think I’m very lucky to have a couple of really good-natured and well behaved cats!  But like all relationships, a relationship between a cat mommy and her cats can get quite interesting!  For example, my sweet Sugar cat likes to cuddle, but only on her terms, and she will give you a very small love bite when she’s ready to stop.  Meanwhile, Rebels love to lounge around, and he often chooses to make clothing, backpacks, purses, and anything that’s new his bed (and every now & then he likes to scratch on things)! [Read more…]

Living Room Makeover

Living Room Makeover

Last year I was happy do a little home improvement.  One project we took on was to do a little makeover in our living room.  Today I’m going to share some of the items we purchased and (hopefully) provide a little insight and inspiration on how you can decorate and do room makeovers on a budget! [Read more…]