Making Monday [#25]

Hello friends.
What have each of you been doing lately?

Last week my husband and I spent four fun-filled days in Seattle.  I’m not big on eating out in restaurants but when we visit a city like Seattle that has amazingly great restaurants I really enjoy it.  I live in a city in western Idaho and our great restaurant selection is very, very, very small.  Maybe that’s why I would rather cook and eat at home.  Anyway, we ate some delicious Turkish food, had some clam chowder that rivals my husband’s award-winning clam chowder, and feasted on super tasty brisket pho and Vietnamese sandwiches which we actually had twice because they’re so delicious and we’re practically addicted to them.  In fact, I’m trying my hand at making my own this weekend.  If I’m successful I’ll share them here.

As wonderful as the eating was, it wasn’t the purpose of our trip.  We actually went for the Boat Show!  I know it seems funny to go all the way to Seattle for a boat show but we’re planning to sail the San Juan Islands this upcoming September and thought we could get some good information at the booths and seminars.  We did learn quite a bit, but the biggest thing we learned {after looking at some of the sail boats that were for sale} was both of the boats we loved cost WAY more than our house.  So we came away with lots of info for our trip later this year and decided we’ll just keep the boat we have.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately.

Welcome to another fun Making Monday link party.

This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people.
Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers.
By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs,
be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe,
and most importantly make new friends!

This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs.
We love that you’re here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!

We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we’d love to have you follow along!
This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

Gracie designed and built a really great Work Bench combining the features of two she liked into one that will work for her at a fraction of the price of the two she patterned hers after.


Lori shared a lovely short story, When Queens Ride By, that reminds us of the
importance of a woman’s presence and influence in the home.
Read it and be encouraged that all you are doing is noticed and making a
difference in the lives of those you love.

Oriel Bird-When Queens Ride By

Now it’s time for some awesome features chosen by Lori:


#1.  Stephani at Behind the Camera and Dreaming visualized a sturdy low-to-the-floor bed for her toddler.
With a bit of time and hard work she and her husband built one great Toddler Bed.
The whole room is so adorable.

#2.  Jodi at Country Road Abode shares her 3-ingredient recipe for Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix.
I’m definitely going to be trying this because I’m liking those three ingredients and no coffee creamer!

#3.  My laundry room needs a cute Laundry Sign like this one shared by Leslie at Tally Tales.
Check out her easy to follow tutorial.

#4.  What little girl wouldn’t love to have this snuggly Dolly Bed for her baby to sleep in?
I agree with Terri at A Creative Princess, giving a baby doll in a bed is so much lovelier than the box.

Thank you ladies for sharing your talents with us last week.
Everything was simply amazing and we look forward to seeing what you bring this week.

If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.

A Bright and Beautiful Life


If you didn’t make it as a feature this week don’t forget to check out the Pin board and keep linking up, next week could be you!

A Bright and Beautiful Life






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12 Responses to Making Monday [#25]

  1. Candace February 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    It sounds like an amazing trip you have planned for September, Lori! I hope you will blog all about it. I would love to hear details :). Thanks for the party! Have a great week!

    • Lori February 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

      Thanks, Candace. I’m not great at blogging about what I do in my life ~ taking the photos and writing it up never seems to come together, but I’ll try, really, I will. 🙂 Thanks for sharing here again this week.

  2. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home February 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    My husband and I love Seatte. It’s a beautiful city! Sound like you had fun.
    Thanks for hosting another fun party!
    Have a great week,

    • Lori February 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

      We love Seattle, too, Suzanne. I’m glad to know you love it, too. Can you believe I know some people that don’t like it? It’s the city we’ve visited the most out of all of the places we’ve traveled to. Thanks for joining in on the party this week.

  3. Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents February 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    • Lori February 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      Thanks for sharing here every week, Stacy. We love seeing what you link up. Have a great week.

  4. Winnie February 3, 2014 at 1:22 am #

    What a great trip you had with you husband 🙂
    Thank you for the party and have a terrific week

    • Lori February 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

      Thanks, Winnie. I hope you have a great week, too. Thanks for coming to the party and helping it be a success.

  5. Carrie Groneman February 3, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    THANKS gals for another terrific party!

    • Lori February 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

      Hi Carrie. Thanks for joining in on the fun. We love what you share every week!

  6. Kathy @ Melding Magic February 3, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    How I would love a dining adventure in Seattle…sounds like so much fun! Thanks so much for hosting, Lori. Have a wonderful week!

    • Lori February 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

      Oh, Kathy ~ you would love the food there. There are so many great choices and everything we’ve eaten there has been so delicious. Thanks for coming to the party. I hope you enjoyed it. We appreciate you.

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