Best of February 2015

Every once in awhile I like to share what I have done in the past month.  It is also fun for me to look back to see how much I have or have not done in or around my home. So, in saying that I bring you the Best of February 2015.

What is also great about this post, is that there are gift ideas, recipes, home decor and so much more.

The Best of February

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Grow Your Google+ Circles

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!  It’s time for a fun and exciting party!  Have you ever joined Google+?  Well, you should!  There are thousands of creative and inspiring bloggers, companies, and entrepreneurs to follow.  Are you looking to GROW Your Google+ Circles? Do you want to improve your SEO and increase your blogs exposure? You’ve come to the right place!
Welcome to the mommy is coocoo G+ circles hop.

If you are a blogger and want to have more exposure to companies, other bloggers and want to see what happening in the world of blogging.  Then this Grow Your Google+ Circles Party is where you want to be.

Let’s have some fun and get this party started!

If you want to be included in our Google+ Circle:
1. Circle all of the co host.
2. Link up your Google+ url NOT your blog url.
3. Share a creative post (i.e. posts about cooking, DIY, crafts, etc…) to the public on Google+ and include the hashtag #mommyiscoocoo.
4. Socialize – The more shares a website or blog post has the better chance it has of ranking well.
  • Add new friends to your circles.
  • Comment and Share posts you really enjoy!
  • Throughout the day +1 posts with the hashtag #mommyiscoocoo on Google+

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No Sew Drop Cloth Heart Pillow

Happy Monday and welcome!  I am happy to be here with you today.  Things can get crazy are here sometimes, but we are doing great with some rain yesterday and today.  It is REALLY nice to get some moisture.  I hope you are staying warm and dry today.

I am excited to show you how to make your own No Sew Drop Cloth Heart Pillow.  It is easier than you think.  And a great gift for someone close to you all year long.  I am already thinking about Mother’s Day and Easter.  Are you?

No Sew Drop Cloth Heart Pillow meeganmakes.com

I have been wanting to make a drop cloth pillow for awhile.  So, let me show you how I did it…

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Inspiration Monday Party

 Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party…
Can you believe it is already March FIRST??? Wow!
 Each week is a struggle to feature just a few of you, because there is SO much inspiration linked up.  Thank you so much for taking the time to be here.  It is inspiring to see your creativity and talent.
 To search all of our features and faves, use hashtag #InspirationMonday,

Don’t forget to tweet the post(s) you link up using our hashtag. We love to search the hashtag and retweet you as a big thank you for joining the fun! Just use #InspirationMonday. And be sure to search the hashtag to see all of the fun features, too!



We would love for you to follow us on all social media via our blogs.
Remember-when you party with us, you are seen on SEVEN blogs, but only have to post your link one time!

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This weeks features were chosen by Meegan from What Meegan Makes.

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 Dining Room Gallery Wall

Little Bits of Home

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Painted Dresser Set “Oysters On The Half Shell”

Unique Junktique

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 Scarlett’s Nursery-Before and After

Buena Vista Road

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DIY Faux Copper Letter Aged with Blue Patina

Where The Smiles Have Been

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Orange White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Ice Cream

Ice Cream Inspiration

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Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup

This Silly Girl’s Life

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 Party you are giving the seven blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.

Let’s get ready t party…


Things That Make My House A Home

Welcome to What Meegan Makes today.  I am honored to have been asked by Porch.com  for me to share things that make my house a home.

I am excited to share my happy place and…

Things That Make My House A Home

Living Room Book Shelves

I love these book shelves for many reasons.  The first is the colors, blue and white.  (And, yes, I  painted them myself.)

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How To Make A Yarn Tassel

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I am happy to be here with you on this February day.  It’s cold here.  Is it cold where you are?  I am staying in to keep warm.  But I would love to show you How To Make A Yarn Tassel.  I learn how when I was ten years old from my sweet Mom.  She patiently taught me.  AND, I am so glad she did.

Now I can add yarn tassels to just about anything.

DIY Yarn Tassel Collage

 

Rattan Chair front repair

Even my Thrifted Rattan Chair.

Let me take a few minutes and show you How To Make A Yarn Tassel for yourself.

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10 Vintage Styled File Cupboards

Happy Monday!  I’ve got the Monday Blues for 10 Vintage Styled File Cupboards.  I know that might sound kinda weird, but I have been looking at pictures all week on Pinterest and thought you might like to see what I found.

If your taste is similar to mine, then you will be intrigued with these as much as I am.  Some are actually vintage pieces, some are new pieces, and others are furniture makeovers.  Sometimes you won’t even be able to tell the difference.

 

10 Vintage Style File Cupboards

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy…

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Inspiration Monday Party

Hello Friends!! We are SO excited to have you joining us for another awesome week of

baking, DIY’s, crafts, tips and all around creative goodness!

This week’s features were chosen by Tanya at twelveOeight
Duck Tape Cross Curtains 1

Fence Picket Wall by Clover House

DIY PVC Pipe Table
Spring Free Chalkboard Printable from On Sutton Place
vintage fleecy glass jar
German Chocolate Bars
 Ready to link up? Don’t forget to tweet the post(s) you link up using our hashtag. We love to search the hashtag and retweet you as a big thank you for joining the fun! Just use #InspirationMonday. And be sure to search the hashtag to see all of the fun features, too!

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 Party you are giving the seven blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.


Field Trip Friday with Shabby Art Boutique

Happy Friday, everyone and welcome to Field Trip Friday with Shabby Art Boutique.  It’s going to be one of the best field trips yet!  Kerryanne is full of talent, a tender heart, and a shabby taste that I just love.  I KNOW you will feel her sweet spirit and creativity as you learn more about her.  I first saw Shabby Art Boutique a few years and fell in love with the shabby look and style from Kerryanne. Having her guest post today is a real honor for me. 

Thanks for being here today, Kerryanne…

Hello there, I’m Kerryanne… and I’m very excited to be taking you all on a field trip to visit my little part of the world.

Shabby Art Boutique

Firstly, a very big thank you to Meegan for allowing me to take her friends all the way ‘down under’ to Australia for Field Trip Friday.

My blog Shabby Art Boutique was originally a spin off from my business and working studio, Woodberry Designs. That was 8 years ago, but now the two are one creative entity.

I love all things ‘shabbilicious’ and slightly imperfect. My heart swoons for chippy, time worn and weathered décor… whether that be shabby chic, cottage, vintage or farmhouse styling.

I collect vintage buttons, doilies, teacups and aprons… and anything else I can sneak into our bulging storage unit. Shh, that’s our secret!!

[Apron making]

I’m an old fashioned apron wearing girl (hmm… can you still call yourself a girl at 50? You might have to humour me on that one).

My aim is to put homemade and home baked back into everyday living and this is what I like to blog about too.

Honestly, I missed my era… I really should have been a housewife in the 50’s.

Shabby Art Boutique - faux patchwork

[how to make a faux patchwork cushion]

The ‘welcome’ mat is always out over at Shabby Art Boutique, so please feel free to drop in and check out my crafty projects and tutorials, recipes and DIY home making.

I even have a Tutorials page that makes it a bit easier to find specific projects.

Shabby Art Boutique - milk jug cover

[How to make a vintage milk jug cover]

For the past 2 years I’ve been publishing the Simply Shabbilicious magazine, which is available as a free read online issue or can be purchased as a digital or printed version. There’s a handy ‘Magazine’ tab on my blog navigation bar that is a quick Go-To for past issues.

If you have a free moment, you may like to browse through one of them… they are filled with so much inspiration from truly amazing bloggers.

Simply Shabbilicious magazine

My studio has been my workplace for the past 23 years and I feel truly blessed to have been self employed all that time, plus combine it with being a stay at home mum. My girls are nearly 18 and 21, so are now almost independent.

In 2012 I wrote my first EBook, The Creative Mumpreneur, that showed women how to take their craft addiction from the kitchen table to creative business AND still be a stay at home mum. It fills me with absolute joy to hear success stories from women that were inspired by my book and motivates me to keep on sharing. The eBook is available from my website, which re-opens in March.

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Woodberry Designs (my website) is closed briefly, while it is getting a well earned facelift and all new stock… but I hope you will come by and visit when it re-opens in March. It’s where I sell craft and sewing E-patterns, eBooks and conduct E-courses.

When it re-opens, I’ll have an all new line of beautiful cottage and shabby/vintage style décor items to sell too. Here’s the best part… if you order from the US or Canada, your item will be sent from your own country, so no exorbitant postage costs!

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 Seeing you’ve come such a long way, it would be rude of me not to show you around a little.

I live on Australia’s east coast, halfway between two major cities, Sydney and Brisbane. We live opposite the beach in a beautiful coastal town, where we enjoy a very relaxed, laid back lifestyle.

Shabby Art Boutique - A Beach Life

I’ve always had a home based studio, but 18 months ago my hubby and I purchased a business that changed our lifestyle quite significantly. We now run a holiday resort and live here onsite. Moving to the resort meant trading in my big studio space for a craft room, but we’ve found a way to make it all work.

I’m busier than I’ve ever been, but I couldn’t live without creativity in my life, so it is a priority to find that precious time every week.

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You can follow that journey, as well as my attempt to renovate a whole home on a budget, over at my blog Shabby Art Boutique.

I’d LOVE for you to take the tours of my new craft room and if you’d like to see what I’m up to in there, you can get some sneak peeks while hanging out with me at the following places:

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Thanks for taking a field trip with Meegan and I,

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

 It has been an honor and a pleasure to have Kerryanne on my blog today for Field Trip Friday with Shabby Art Boutique.  

Thanks again, Kerryanne.  xoxo

And thanks to all of you for joining me at Field Trip Friday with Shabby Art Boutique.

Make it a Field Trip Friday.

Meegan

How To Repair a Rattan Chair

Happy Thursday, and Welcome to Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  It’s the time of month when several talented bloggers share their amazing furniture makeovers. TODAY, I am sharing How To Repair a Rattan Chair with scrapes and fraying.

15 Fantastic Chair Makeovers

Let me tell you a little bit about my adventure…

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