Making Monday [#8]


Today I’m introducing something new on my blog.

I’m hosting a weekly link party with another blogging friend, Gracie from Kitchen Table Art.

For those of you that don’t know what a link party is, it’s an online “party” that is hosted by a certain blogger/bloggers for other bloggers to submit a link to their blog for some of their creations {food, craft projects, useful ideas, etc.} for others to read. For non-bloggers, it’s a fun collection of pictures with links that you may click on to go to a particular blog and get a recipe or tutorial or other fun stuff.

Before we start the party, I want to take a moment to introduce Gracie.

We just recently met through one of her link parties. She blogs at Kitchen Table Art and I encourage you to go check it out. She has some really fun friendship/dating/love/marriage stories that are very endearing and I so look forward to getting to know her better. As Gracie mentions on her blog, we have several things in common. She’s an artist {I’m not ~ but I really appreciate and love beautiful art} and we both love life, family, and delicious food. She’s been throwing these link parties for the past seven Mondays and it’s been more work that she expected so we are teaming up and will hopefully offer a party that will be enjoyable for everyone.

Now, on to the party…

Here are our features from last week! Be sure to check out the Pinterest board that we pin each feature to and other fabulous projects through out each week!

Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs wrote this awesome post about mixing your own paint color. I love this because I also have loads of partially used paint and love painting anything and everything. Paint is expensive so don’t go out and buy an all new color if you think you have the shades, tints, and hues to create it yourself! Between this post about mixing and my previous post on the basics about color I feel like you could repaint a room perfectly 🙂

Angela over at Creative Blossoming used a simple project we all do in elementary school and turned the out come in to some pretty fabulous custom art work for her living room. Ink blots are super interesting and with her tutorial you can learn how  to make them even more “grown up” by getting rid of the middle crease and even adding in colors that coordinate with your decor! Plus I love the way she framed and displayed these. Wish I had an open wall!!

And finally check out this fabulous faux cast iron finish tutorial by Brianna at Craft Thyme. I am in LOVE with all things cast iron. I love my cast iron skillet and always drool over the Lodge section at stores… The only thing that makes it hard is that cast iron is usually really heavy, and can be pretty pricey at times. But with this tutorial you get that great cast iron look for cheap and can apply it to almost anything!! I’m thinking about making some outdoor furniture with this technique 🙂

Ladies thank you SO much for linking these fabulous posts up with us last week! I hope that you will grab a feature button and be sure to share the party with your friends!!


And even if you weren’t featured this week or didn’t even link up last week, PLEASE link up with us this week and share as many of your fabulous projects as you can! Plus once you link up grab the button and place it on your blog, or add a text link back to the party. And If you are pinning from any of these featured sites please pin from the original site!




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15 Responses to Making Monday [#8]

  1. Emily October 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Thank you so much for featuring our Tips For Mixing Your Own Paint Color!

    Emily @

    • Lori October 7, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      You are so welcome. They are really great tips for using up leftover paint. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hannah October 6, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Awesome Link Party Lori!

  3. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! October 8, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Thanks for hosting and for inviting me to come over! I am posting your button on my party page and will make sure I am following you and Gracie on social media.

    I would love for you to stop by my Wine’d Down Wednesday link party starting tonight at 7pm eastern at Hope to see you there!

    • Lori October 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      Thank you, Kristin, for taking the time to link up and taking our button. We appreciate you.

  4. Heather October 8, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Great party! I love to see new recipes!

    • Lori October 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      Thanks, Heather, for helping us make it fun and successful.

  5. Bridget October 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Thanks so much for the invite to link up! Fun Party!

    • Lori October 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

      Bridget, thanks for linking and joining in on the fun.

  6. Jennifer October 10, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Thank you for hosting Lori! Found you via Twitter, so glad I did 🙂

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•`¤… Jennifer
    Jenn’s Random Scraps

    • Lori October 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

      I’m glad, too. It’s nice to meet you.

  7. Angela @ October 12, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    Thanks again for featuring my inkblot art! I appreciate the love!


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