Use an Olive Oil Bottle as a Dish Soap Dispenser

by Meegan on September 2, 2014

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  How was your Labor Day??  Mine was spent with about half of our kids so it was REALLY fun.  And, the grandbabies are growing up SO fast!

I have a simple, but easy way to make your kitchen sink area look SO MUCH BETTER.

Use an Olive Oil Bottle as a Dish Soap Dispenser

Does your kitchen sink look like this?  With hand soap, dish bottle and sponge on the counter? It looks cluttered and messy, right?

 I know MANY of you are using a mason jar or some other type of jar for your dish soap.  And that looks super cute, right?

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Inspiration Monday

by Meegan on August 31, 2014

Today’s Inspiration Monday is a special one!

We’re adding a seventh permanent hostess to our fun!

Please welcome Meegan from What Meegan Makes!

And we also have a fabulous giveaway from One BLESSED Mommie!



We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.

To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. 

Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:

I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle

Redhead Can DecorateScattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom

Last week’s party had us drooling over the deliciousness! And with the busy school season upon us, cooking time can be hard to come by. We pulled several of the yummiest, easiest, weeknight dinner recipes for you to enjoy. Check out all of the awesomeness below {this week’s features selected by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor}>>>

1. Chicken A la Caroline via Sweet Caroline’s Corner

2. Greek Style Tortilla Wraps via Culinary Flavors

3. Cincinnati Chili with Zucchini Noodles via Upstate Ramblings

4. Cheesy Ranch Potato Casserole via I Dig Pinterest

5. Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce with Grilled Pork and Spaghetti Squash via Food Faith Fitness 

6. Sriracha Mayo Glazed Salmon via DM Du Jour

7. Skillet Enchilada Casserole via Miss Information

8. Peanut Chicken Stir Fry via Nibbles by Nic

9. Pretzel Crusted Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese via What’s Cooking in the Burbs

10. Lemon Zucchini Penne via The Scent of Oranges

11. Venison Sausage Jambalaya {in the slow cooker} via My Wild Kitchen

This month’s giveaway is from One Blessed Mommie!

Her business has an AMAZING story and incredible cause. Owner, Natosha, is on a mission to bring awareness to SMA. She has two daughters with this genetic disorder and all of her proceeds go to their care. She’s truly an amazing lady! Enter below to win $100 credit to shop at her PRESH store {click here for the store}.


Enter giveaway below the photo through the Rafflecopter.

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Please keep in mind:
- Be sure to mingle with other party guests (It’s always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to.)
– Link up all of your creative fun, including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog.
– Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties.
– By linking up to Inspiration Monday you are giving the six blogs,listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.


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Announcement! Inspiration Monday

by Meegan on August 29, 2014

Announcement! Inspiration Monday. THIS IS SOVERY EXCITING!!

I am a new co-host with 6 other bloggers for Inspiration Monday starting THIS Sunday!!

Inspiration Monday Meegan

I hope you will join us each Sunday.  And link up YOUR best projects.  If you aren’t a blogger I hope you will come on over and see the 100s of  recipes, crafts, home decor ideas, etc… Each week it filled with new and exciting projects.

I am honored to be working with the webs BEST DIY bloggers!  Each one is talented, smart, create, and a fabulous cook.

SO, I will SEE you back here Sunday afternoon, right???

Inspiration Monday Meegan Make it a fabulous Friday!!


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Decoupaged Target Bookcase

by Meegan on August 28, 2014

Happy Thursday! Today is a really fun blogging day.  Especially if you like DIYs, Furniture and Decoupage.  I have teamed up with 10+ bloggers to share our best decoupage furniture makeovers.  I have been working on my Decoupaged Target Bookcase for a few days, and now I get to show you what I came up with.


Themed Furniture Makeover Day

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Blogland Tour

by Meegan on August 27, 2014

Wow!  This is an exciting day!  I am part of the Blogland Tour. I have the opportunity to introduce you to my friend, Jeanette.  She is one of my blogging friends.  Her blog is Country Design Style.  


Have I ever met Jeanette? No, but I LOVE her style.  Do I want to meet Jeanette,?  You betcha! We are kindred spirits, in that both have a love for rustic, thrifted and refurbished items.  Not only that, but she is patient kind and FULL of talent.  Her vision and insight is beyond compare.  AND she has been featured on Houzz. Woot woot!

So it is my honor for YOU to meet my dear friend, Jeanette.


Some of my favorite projects that have inspired me on Jeanette’s blog are:


Her repurposed blogging desk, which once was a dresser.


Jeanette’s scrap wood mantel. YES!  SHE MADE THIS MANTEL.  Can you say LOVE???


How awesome is her ottoman makeover?? Yes, this was featured on Houzz. 


Oh! And did I mention that Jeanette lives in a cabin? Yes, she most certainly does.  And it is GORGEOUS.  To see a FULL HOME tour, visit here.

As for another part of the Blogland Tour I am suppose to answer 4 questions.  Are you ready?

And here we go…

what am i working on now

Hmmm…That is a REALLY good question.  I am working on a lot of projects. But are these are the most recent:

$5 mirror

a thrifted mirror,

Decoupage Book Case Top

a decoupage project,

Broken Plate Mosaic Table

and a mosaic tabletop.  Yes, I have been working on this for a year now.  I think it’s time to finish it, wouldn’t you say?

how does my work differ

I would say my work differs because I have done DIY, furniture makeovers, had my own style as long as I can remember.  I am a lot older than most bloggers.  I am 56 years old.  The average blogger in my genre varies from late 30s to mid 40s.


why do i writecreate

I do what I do, because I love it. I love to create. I love to share what I create.  I enjoy having somewhere to share it.


how does your writing

My creative juices never stop. Never, ever!  Sometimes my brain won’t stop. Hubby will often ask me, “Does the creativity ever stop?”  My answer is always, “NO, but sometimes I wish it would.” I don’t have nearly enough time in my lifetime to get everything done that my brain can conjure up.

Honestly I have projects in my head and on paper from 2-3 years ago that are still waiting for me to accomplish them.  It’s not that I procrastinate.  It’s that there is a REAL need for some to get done, and others are just for fun.

That’s me in a nutshell.

NOW for you to meet 3 of my other blogging friends.  I hope you will pay each one of them a visit and tell them I sent you.

He Married Me For My Cooking

Cat is the oldest of 5 daughters in my family. My mother had awful morning sickness with all of my sisters for the entire pregnancy. So growing up, she taught me how to cook so that I could help in the kitchen while she was trying to keep her composure in the other room. After I left home and went to college I took some cooking classes as electives and just loved them. From there, it’s just been a process of teaching myself various techniques, trying new things, and doing A LOT of research in cookbooks, online, and just flat out experimentation. I love to make new creations. And I am grateful that I have a husband and two awesome little girls who have been my guinea pigs in this journey. Join me on my blog: He Married Me For My Cooking.


Julie started her blog Sum of their Stories almost exactly a year ago to share her love of all things crafty. Brought up in a “don’t buy it, make it” environment she was inspired by her Mum and Grandma’s to try all sorts of crafts. Julie describes herself as an enthusiastic amateur and just wants to encourage others to have a go too. She has a selection of tutorials for sewing, knitting, crochet, paper craft and recycling projects and even a few family recipes.


Hi, my name is Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything I have a wonderful hubby and kids that put up with me organizing, rearranging, and decorating our home constantly.

Organizing is a passion of mine, so much so that I made a business of it. I love sharing my ideas on organizing your home and life and especially what works in my own large family (I have 8 kids and 9 grand kids). I also enjoy decorating, thrift shopping, crafting, gardening and DIY projects. Thank you for letting me share my ideas, transformations and thoughts with you.

Thanks for joining me on the Blogland Tour.  

I LOVE sharing other bloggers with you as well. I am blown away by the blogging community as a whole.  They support and help one another constantly.

Make it a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


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Mediterranean Avocado & Tomato Salad

by Meegan on August 27, 2014

It’s Wednesday already!  It’s a fab week so far.  The weather is still HOT here, and that means more pool time for me.  Yay!  I really do love Summer time.  While it’s hot outside I like to eat cool and refreshing meals.  One of them is Mediterranean Avocado & Tomato Salad.

With fresh garden ingredients, this is a great addition to any meal, or as a meal itself.

Mediterranean Avocado & Tomato Salad

The first time I ate Mediterranean Avocado & Tomato Salad was while I was helping my mom after her hip replacement.  It became a fast favorite.

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Teacups and Saucers Collection

by Meegan on August 25, 2014

Happy Monday everyone!  School starts here today and I am thinking about all the Mommas out there kissing their babies “goodbye” for the school year.  NOW it’s time to have some fun.  Sit back, relax and join me while I share my Teacups and Saucers Collection .

I collect seashells, and recently started collecting Teacups and Saucers, too.  I love the different patterns and styles, don’t you?

Teacups and Saucers Collection

You can use Teacups and Saucers in a variety of ways around your home.

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Meegan’s Field Trips

by Meegan on August 22, 2014

Happy Friday!  It’s a SPECIAL EDITION of Field Trip Friday.  Today I am going back in time about a year and a half ago to Meegan’s Field Trips.  Yep, we are going to visit MY very FIRST Field Trip Fridays.

Field Trip Friday

Are you ready??? Let’s get started…

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Happy Thursday everyone!  How has your week been going?  Mine??  Well, it could be a LITTLE better, but overall, I would say I am very blessed.  I am happy to be here with you today.  I KNOW you will love my idea to Use a Large Shelf or Mantel in Place of a Headboard.  It has been of the BEST projects I have done in a long time.  AND I am sharing it with YOU today.

I have been searching and searching for a “mantel” or large shelf for about 2 years.  I REALLY wanted to use it as a headboard.

Use a Large Shelf or Mantel in Place of a Headboard

I am part of a “garage sale” facebook group in my area.  I browse through everyday looking for something I might be able to refinish, paint, or redesign.  I came upon a woman who was selling 4 large shelves.  I jumped at the chance and bought one as soon as I could.

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Summer Top 12 Posts

by Meegan on August 18, 2014

It was a great weekend.  I went to a bridal shower that was gorgeous!  I had so much fun just looking at all the details.  I worked on a few projects here at home.  AND I am ALMOST finished with our bedroom.  Just a few more details until I can share the WHOLE thing with you.  You are gonna love it!!

It’s a beautiful Monday and I have the Monday Blues. (Like always)  BUT today is special because I have special Summer edition of my Summer Top 12 Posts.  It’s fun for me to look back and see all that I have shared with you.  I hope you enjoy them as well.

Summer Top Twelve Posts

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