Friday, July 31, 2015

{Link Party} Friday Favorites #118 & Features

Hi everyone! Thank you to everyone who linked up last week to Friday Favorites?!!! There were some great links this week! As we try to grow this party we would love, love, love if you Tweet, , G+, Facebook or Share our Friday Favorites party on your blogs! Please check out a blog or two and leave a comment. We all love comments!!!
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Features from last week:

EMILY'S FAVS
My Husband Has TOO Many Hobbies shows off some fun arrow artwork.
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HEATHERSFAVS
Don't these Roasted Summer Vegetables from Little Miss Dexterous look delish? The added sage really kicks them up a notch!
Cathy from Vintage Paint and More shared a whole bunch of Beach Inspired Decor ideas put together with thrifted or Dollar store items.
MICHELLEFAVS
Farmhouse 40 created this beautiful Bird Bath Planter. This is a surprisingly inexpensive project to make & she gives a step by step tutorial so you can make one too!
These DIY Tagalongs submitted by Little Miss Dexterous look delicious & surprisingly easy!
LAURAFAVS
Home Made Interest linked up a collection of spiralizer recipes. I am obsessed with the Spiralizer!
My new gadget has become a kitchen staple. No need for pasta when you have a spiralizer to turn those vegetables into noodle shapes. Turn zucchini into zoodles and enjoy a low carb dish. Much healthier too!Little Miss Dextrous made DIY toilet cleaning fizzies
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STEPHFAVS
I love the chair makeover from Redo it Yourself Inspirations. The blue and yellow toile looks amazing.
Yummy! The ladies at Home.Made.Interest have done it again. They share this delicious twix milkshake.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

{The Abode} Deck Makeover (again)

Our deck has been through a few changes over the years.
   This is a photo from our Deck Refresh last year when we added some new accessories like an umbrella with solar lights and a fancy new floor mat (both are holding up well!).  We also got my beloved Garden Stool in a previous year.
There's even a post about getting the cushions recovered.  It's a wonderful outdoor space for us but it requires maintenance.
This time we hired professionals for the job.
We also got deck paint instead of stain and it took a little getting used to the lighter color.
You can see the difference on the supporting posts in this photo.
The deck really stands out now and draws your eye outside.  
It sure looks and feels and lot fresher.
We finally got to enjoy it and have a few get togethers out there (my Ikea solar lanterns have been working like a charm!).
What do you think?
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Monday, July 27, 2015

{Recipe} Buzzed Cherry Bombs

I made these spiked cherries for 4th of July.
{original recipe here}
 I thought they'd be fun treat to have while watching our hometown parade..a little sweet with a bit of a kick.  They only require a few ingredients.
Ingredients:
Maraschino cherries with stems, 1 jar makes about 20
Vanilla vodka (or any flavor you like)
White chocolate for dipping, 1 cup
Blue sprinkles
 Start by pouring the cherry juice out of the jar. I poured mine into another jar to make a non alcoholic version along with my vodka soaked version. Take out as many cherries as you want for the non alcoholic version if you are making them and add to jar of cherry juice.
For the spiked variety:
Add vanilla vodka to jar of cherries, put lid back on and refrigerate overnight.
For the kid friendly variety:
Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract to cherry juice/cherries and refrigerate overnight.
 When you're ready to assemble, take the cherries out of the liquid and dry them off a bit. Dip in white chocolate and sprinkles.
 Place on a wax paper lined tray to firm up. I put mine in the fridge and kept them there until I was ready to serve them.
 The red, white and blue combo was great for the 4th of July and other summer holidays but I could see using different colored sprinkles to go with whatever theme you choose.
 You could also use different colored chocolate or dark chocolate.
The kid friendly version of the cherries were popular with this guy (at least the sprinkles were).
 I think they are so darn cute.
They were tasty too!
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Friday, July 24, 2015

{Link Party} Friday Favorites #117 & Features

Hi everyone, it's Friday again!  Thank you to everyone who linked up last week!!! We had a great turnout and our so excited for all of your help! So we would love, love, love if you Tweet, , G+, Facebook or Share our Friday Favorites party on your blogs! Please check out a blog or two and leave a comment. We all love comments!!! (and explanation points!!)!!
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Features from last week:

EMILY'S FAVS
Vintage, Paint and more... thrift table painted like a surf board in beach colors


This table is so great from Vintage, Paint & More. It is summer, fun and bright! The color combo of teal and green makes this table stand out and is stunning!        
Scavenger Chic upcycled fruit crates into ottomans. Where can I find some crates to redo? This is such a great idea and done so well. I love the look of the rustic crate with the light and delicate fabric. Perfection!
HEATHERSFAVS
Sharon @ I'm Sharon With You revealed this gorgeous Buffet Transformation. Amazing!!
Benita from Chasing Quaintness made this funky Breaking TN Wall Art. It's a World Market hack that she claims is perfect for the craft challenged. Sign us up!
MICHELLEFAVS
Scavenger Chic created the most beautiful Sunflower Seed Packet Sign. She shares the how to on her blog! Great job!
I'm Sharon With You shared a gorgeous update of a buffet that she has had in her garage for a couple of years! This piece was originally purchased for $35! It looks just stunning in her kitchen.
LAURAFAVS
The girls over at Homemade Interest caught Laura's eye (again) with this upcycled tire project.
We used sisal rope to create an upcycled table out of used tires and a piece of glass. It is a great table for outside and it was so easy to DIY!
Check out these cute watermelon pops from the Lazy Gastronome.  This would be fun and easy to make for a bbq or afternoon snack when parents are looking at the clock asking, "Is this playgroup done yet?"
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Crystal and Company shared a round up of creative ways to organize your car while traveling. Great advice for all those summer car trips.
Benita from Chasing Quaintness loved an art piece she saw so decided to try to make one for herself. Check out her Breaking TN art .
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