Archive for February 2016

Dishing It! & Digging It! Link Party #1

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Hello everyone, welcome to another week of  lovely link-ups.
We have some talented bloggers, with plenty of inspiration. 
I like to start off with a re-cap of my week. I finished another blog  design for Karen who blogs at:
Southern Gal Meets Midwest

Karen is such a sweet woman and she is new at blogging, so  give her a warm hello and welcome.
I shared a Tex-Mex tablescape. It was perfect timing, because it happened to be : National Margarita Day 
I also shared a pink and yellow tablescape.  Perfect for Spring! Pink Lemonade Tablescape
And Now......Time to party! This week's host is:
I want to thank each and everyone of you who linked up.  We so appreciate your support. This party is growing each week.  We love having  you and we are doing our best to promote your blog  via social media.  There are so many wonderful projects, sometimes  it makes it difficult to select five.


 Simply Fresh Dinners 
 JBigg's Little Pieces

Planning Your Easter Table

Dining Delight 

Cutlery re-purposed Hanging Rack

Happy Spring Days

Living With Thanksgiving

 Time to Party!

Here is our new button that you can use for your post or sidebar, or blog post. 

Now for the party rules:

Remember to pin from the original source please.

Thank so much for linking up!

Gold for Your Shamrocks

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I am not Irish and I didn't grow up celebrating St. Patrick's Day other than my mom making corned beef. I didn't know the leprechaun was "a thing" and forget to tint the milk and toilet bowl water every year. But I am trying to get into this fun and festive holiday more,especially since March should be renamed 31 Days of  Staring Out Your Window In Despair.

Why?  It is long, cold, windy, drab, and sort of just a fun sponge in general. You think it is spring but it really isn't. Not one little girl is excited to have to wear a turtleneck under her pink Easter dress and mud seems to be the theme of every March event. Soccer practice? Mud practice. Easter egg hunt?  Mud hunt.  Start of your garden?  Sure, you'll get a head start on growing all your mud.

But St. Patrick's Day has become my little gold nugget (heh heh) in all that dreary, windy, mud filled, fun-sucking month.

A few years back I bought a sweet little clutch of shamrocks. I managed to keep them alive and when they are outside in the summer they thrive into a huge lush puff of sweet white flowers and dark green leaves. In the winter, they tend to thin out and the soil is seen more and more. This year, I created a little leprechaun gold to camouflage it until the summer!

I used some Rustoleum gold spray paint and  the marble chips they sell at garden centers. I picked out some of the smaller pieces to fit into my wee little pot and gilded them up!  So cute!  I love it my little pot of gold and until the spring/summer the soil will be hidden!

The shamrocks are now my centerpiece in my dining room. I gold charger and some chocolate coins bling it up a little more.

Here are some of my other St. Patrick's Day projects too!

St. Patrick's Day Printables


Table It Link Party #84!

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Hi friends!  Guess what day it is? Link party day!  Woo Hoo!

Table It Link Party aka Dishing It and Digging It Link Party for bloggers to share their blog posts and network

This week's host is

I'm Christine. I chat it up over at Rustic & Refined. I hope everyone is ready to linkup and party!

To review my rusty life last week 
we had a pretty serious breakup over at my house. Yes it's true. Sadly, I had to break up with Old Man Winter. You can read all about that HERE.

I also managed to do a rustic tablescape to add some spring to my dining room HERE.

Last week's party was one of our best yet. So let me take this time to say THANK YOU to everyone who linked up! I am so grateful for you joining us.  I think I speak for my partners in crime when I say, it's our goal to make this link party one that helps YOU gain some traffic to your blog & make new friends.  And getting to know you as well? That's a WIN WIN for all of us! Ready to talk party? Here are the highlights from last week's linkup.

White Hearts and French Feathers Vignette

Sausage Manicotti

DIY Kitchen Table Facelift

Ready for some news? The Table It Link Party is rebranding (changing names). As a team, we have decided that "Table it" should reflect all of us. From gardeners, to tablescapers, home decor etc. I do so love you all who have used my old logo for the party and hope you can take a minute to start using the new one that has been created in with all 5 blogs in mind. So, if you're DISHING IT OUT for recipes or if you're DISHING IT OUT for tablescapes, if you're a gardener DIGGING IT, digging in the dirt, or DIGGING that DIY project you did, or DIGGING your craft project or room reveal? Then let's  start:

Here is our new button that you can use for your post or sidebar....


Now for the party rules:
Remember to pin from the original source please.

Table It Link Party#83

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Welcome to Table It Link Party #83 and Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope your day has been filled with love and chocolate so far!

This week's host is...
Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate!

Despite a cold that knocked me down for a few days, I did manage to post a few things.  Using my Pinterest board as inspiration, I shared some delicious Valentine's Day inspired treats !

Included in the round up were some of my own Valentine's Day favorites like my Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Floats!

I also got personal on the blog this week by sharing my experience with postpartum depression.

Now onto last week's party's features!

You all are so creative!  I loved so many of the projects that were linked up but here are a few of my favorites!

Living the Dutch Dream
Painted Glitter Feathers

With a Dash of Color
Winter Bookcase Styling

New Southern Charm
Western Omelette Frittata

Thank you to everyone for linking up last week!  I hope you'll link up again this week!

It's a pretty much anything goes.... 
DIY, Home Decor, Tablescapes, Gardening, Recipes, etc...

We would love to share our button with you! Feel free to place it in your side bar so all of your readers can find the party!

the stonybrook house






Remember to pin from the original source, please.  And it would be awesome if you'd share this party so we can include more projects! Thanks!