Monday, March 31, 2014

Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

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My post for From Dining Room Set to a Dining Storage Island was the most clicked on the last Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party, and so that means that I am the



 and the co-host for the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party this week!    What that means for you is that you are able to link up this week here at Redo It Yourself Inspirations as well as at Creative K Kids and Denverista and OKC Mom of 3!  Link up and tell your friends!  The most clicked link will be the featured blogger next week as well as have the opportunity to be the co-host!  You can go here to see my post!

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Rules of the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

  • Be a follower of your hosts and co-hosts.
Pinterest Party Hosts Are...

Pictures of the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party hosts

{Misty @ Denverista (facebook) or twitter or Pinterest or google+}  

{Tammy @ Creative K Kids (facebook) or twitter or Pinterest or google+}

Follow this week's Co-hosts:

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{Tamara @ OKC Mom of 3 (facebook) or Pinterest or Google+ or Twitter} 

{Robin @ Re-do It Yourself Inspirations (facebook) or Pinterest or

Google+ or Twitter}

  • Pin our Pinterest party button or a visible link onto your sidebar, post, or party page. This will help others to find our party and will bring more visibility to your links! 
Creative K Kids
  • Please make sure that you link directly to your post’s URL and not to your blog’s URL.
  • Pin the two links before yours! If EVERYONE pins, then everyone will get more Pinterest love!
  • Link up a maximum of 3 links. They can be old or new–they’re all new to us, and we want to see them!
  • OPTIONAL: Follow our Bloggers Brags Board on Pinterest. You don’t have to do this; but of course, you’ll want to! We will be pinning all of these links to that board which will also gain more exposure for you! You can find the Bloggers Brags board here.

Here are just a few more details!

  • Whoever receives the most clicks from Monday through Thursday will be featured in the next Bloggers Brags post! Not only will they be featured, but they will be offered the optional opportunity to be a co-host for the week in which they are featured. Everyone that links up will be required to follow the co-host as well as the hosts; and in return, the co-host would be required to add the linky to their blog on the day the linky goes live. So tell your friends and followers to come link up and to visit your blog through your link! 
Creative K Kids
  • Disclosure: By linking up and including a picture, you agree to allow Creative K Kids and Denverista and any co-hosts to use your pictures and links in any future posts. Your photo may also be used for promotion on all social media outlets of Creative K Kids and Denverista as well as any future co-hosts.  We also may link your printables and other resources up to our permanent linkys to gain you more exposure.
  • If you include your e-mail in the linky form below you will be added to a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or given out.
  • If you’ve been featured, please grab the featured button below to add some brag to your sidebar!
  • Please do not add any shops, reviews, giveaways or link-up parties.  Links that do not comply may be removed.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

It's that time to start gathering things and ideas for egg decorating. It's not my favorite craft, so I don't produce anything fantastic. Generating ideas for you is something I can do though.

Blowing Out Eggs 
 Using a  long straight pin, poke a single hole at the point of the egg.  Then at the bottom. 

I used a manicure orange stick to poke through the bottom hole to make it bigger to release the egg white and yolk easier. It also breaks the yolk. 

I used my kitchen sink to do this. 
Blow out the contents from the point of the egg, and allowing it to pass through the bottom. 
Once the egg is empty, rinse it out with water. Filling the egg from the bottom and shaking it 
until the water comes out clean may take several attempts. Allow the eggs to dry out for a day or two. 

Decorating Ideas 
I resized a print out to decoupage one of the eggs.
After all this one seemed appropriate for a hen egg.
I love rooster decor in the kitchen.

Egg form is not easy to work with.  Small stickers or stencils would be amazingly nicer.
Something you may want to consider. 

I added white glue swirls for relief design on one half of the egg at a time to allow drying for each side. 

Ready for painting. 

Rooster Egg
I used a waterbase stain and let it dry. Then clear coated the whole egg.

Black and Gold 
I spray painted this egg in gloss black.  When dried, I used gold glitter stickers and
 hot glued an embellishment all around the egg.  It was very simple. 

Pink Hibiscus 
Using colored pencils and a fine point black sharpie for this, I drew the flower and greenery.
Then painted the blue around the egg.  Then clear coated the whole thing. 

Wild West Wood Look 
Using a waterbase stain again, and a black sharpie to write the year on this one. 

Distressed Turquoise
Using the white glue again, I just swirled a bunch of "S" shapes all over the egg. Then painted it turquoise. Over that, a watered down black paint to distress the blue. 

Princess Pink 
Using a pink highlighter pen, I colored the entire egg. Then hot glued pearl and
silver beads on the egg for this design. 

White Lily 
I spray painted this egg black gloss, dried then hand painted on a white lily with oil paints. 

White Glue Relief 
White glue relief design, painted whole egg in black acrylic, then lightly sanded to reveal the swirls. 

Blown out eggs last as long as they don't crack.
I hope I inspired you with some ideas. There are so many combinations and techniques. Lots of different media to use too. Yarns, colored strings, buttons, jewelry, paints, sequins,  newspaper strips, stickers and on and on.  Have fun!

I painted this egg in 1997 

Happy Easter 2014! 


The Weekly Round-Up

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Welcome to Link'n Blogs {#18}

Welcome to Link'n Blogs {#18} !
A place to link up your projects and make new friends. We are all about visiting links and following new bloggers here at Link'n Blogs. Remember to leave comments and PIN PIN PIN!
Cause sharing is caring. 

**Your links will show up on ALL blogs hosting the link party!**

Interested in guest hosting Link'n Blogs?!
I've created a spreadsheet where you can sign up to host a link party! It's a great way to get to know other bloggers, share a recent post with other party goers and pick the features. Sign up using the link below!

Grab my party button! 

*Feel free to post my party button on your blog and say you linked up here!*

I am sharing my DIY Polka Dot Pants. Don't spend on a fortune on designer jeans. Make your own!

DIY Polka Dot Pants


Katelyn from Learning, Creating, Living 

Katelyn never ceases to amaze me with her unique projects. I love her style! Today, she is showing us how simple it is to make twine Easter eggs. These are definitely going on my "to do" list next month!

Be sure to give some love to our guest hosts - you will love their creative blogs!

Debbie always has the cutest party ideas and amazing recipes. Today, Debbie is sharing a healthy recipe that looks almost too good to eat! YUM - I've already pinned this one.

Robin is all about home and garden DIY. If you want to know how to take something old and make it look NEW - Robin's your girl. Robin shows us how to do just that with her chair makeover she is sharing today.

Roberta is all about everything on her fun blog. Marriage, motherhood, crafts, DIY - it's all there! Roberta is sharing a flower crown today, which I'm so excited about. I've been wanting to make my own flower crowns for a while now, and this tutorial is just what I needed!

Here are this week's features:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Feature Friday with Countdown in Style 14

Welcome to Feature Friday with

 Countdown in Style ~ Week {14}!

                                 Your hosts: April @ 100LB Countdown
                                                     Brittnei @ Homemaking in Style 

                                 Co-hosts: Poekitten@ Many Waters
                                                 Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations 

Thank you to all who participated in Countdown in Style this week.  
I truly enjoyed the link ups and it wasn't easy to choose just 3 favorites.  

DIY Tutorial - Polymer Clay Wine Bottle

Georgie Lee - Writing to the Sound of Legos Clacking

"Have a seat"

St Patrick's Day Lucky Penny

Feel free to add the “I was featured on Countdown in Style” button below.  
It was very well deserved, ladies!

The most clicked post this week was….(drum roll............)

Saved by Grace       

                          "In Proper Order"  

In Proper Order