Monday, August 12, 2013


Hello, everyone!


I hope your weekend was fabulous. Ours was busy, busy and very hot!!!
Still dealing with triple digit temperatures, so doing outdoor projects becomes a real struggle.
We managed to get about 80% done of our back porch ceiling. 
I painted 108 boards! And my poor husband spent most of his weekend installing them.
We hope to be done with it soon and move on to the next step.

But the highlight of our weekend was the phone call we received from our son, who is on deployment right now in the Middle East. It was so amazing to be able to hear his voice. We love him and miss him so much!

Before we start another party, I want to share with you some of last week's most viewed  links.
We had some really beautiful entries. So much inspiration every week!
The most viewed link was Hib Nobbers. Her family is the Resident Director of a 49 room mansion in which they have lived for 23 years. You just have to go read this post!
What an amazing home!

Ginger and the Huth made a beautiful framed chalkboard for her baby's playroom. 
So pretty! And what a cute, cute baby! :)

Fabby from Fabby's Living made some gorgeous cake stands using some glass pieces she already had.
These are so beautiful and original!

Now At Home Mom gave us a tour of her new kitchen. Gorgeous! 
You just have to see the before and after pictures. 
Well done!

True Blue Baking shared with us an amazing recipe for Sour Cream Cheesecake.
It sounds and looks so good!

Refresh and Renew gave us a super great tutorial of how she created her own numbered placemats.
Beautiful project!

Thank you all who took the time to participate! 

I always appreciate your visits!

If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.


  Now, lets see what you all have created this week!
You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking,or DIY related


-Please put a link or my party button on your post. 

 -No link parties or advertising, please.  

  That's it!   

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!

Have fun!


  1. Thank you so much Maria Elena for featuring my kitchen tour! :-) &
    thank you for hosting today!
    glad to hear you were able to speak to your son!
    wish you a great week too! :-)

  2. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week:)

  3. Hi Maria! Oh, what fantastic features! Thank you for hosting your party.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)


  4. Great feature Maria! Thanks so much for hosting!

  5. Maria, how wonderful that you were able to speak with your son! What a blessing! Thanks so much for hosting each week. These are great features; and the ceiling is looking great! I'm excited to see the big reveal!

  6. Your ceiling looks fantastic, worth all the work!!! It is 55 degrees here tonight wish I could send cooler weather your way. Thanks for hosting, Laura

  7. Thanks for taking the time to host a party each week, Maria Elena! Our winter is going towards Spring now and I can feel a difference in temperature. Yesterday we had +29°C, which is 84.2F... not bad for a winter's day :) Looking forward seeing the ceiling all finished. You have done a great job! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  8. Hi Maria,

    Thank you so much for hosting and featuring our chalkboard! My husband is also in the military too and I know how precious those phone calls are :-)

  9. Thanks for hosting Maria! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. Thank you so, so much Maria for featuring my Classic Sour Cream Cheesecake. I can not tell you how much it means to me as a new blogger to be featured, it is priceless! Also a huge thank you for hosting such a great link party every week!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  11. Oh wow dear Ma. Elena, that ceiling reveal is amazing!!! Look at my humble DIY stand featured here, in this cool party and next to some awesome features... yahoo!!! Thanks a ton sweet lady, I am so excited! Now, off to take my featured button home, too. Have a great week.
    Big hugs,

  12. Thank you Maria for featuring my numbered placemats! Such an honor to be among such great company!-aimee

  13. It's looking wonderful Maria Elena, your guys are doing a great job! Thanks for hosting!

  14. Maria, I cannot imagine how excited you must have been to hear from your son. I was a mess when my kids were a camp for a few short days! Thank you for the party, great links and such pretty, and yummy, features!

  15. Hi Maria Elena,

    Love your shiny new ceiling! Enjoy it!

    Thanks for hosting!


  16. That is wonderful about the phone call! :) My son was over in Iraq several years ago and boy oh boy do I know where you are coming from and what a pleasure it is to communicated with, chat, whatever way you can !! :)

    Thank your son for his service from a mom who knows ! God Bless Him! :)

  17. So glad you got to talk to your son! Back porch ceiling looks good, can't wait to see the back porch once it's complete. Thank you for hosting. Have a great week.

  18. How wonderful to hear from your son! Thank you for hosting. Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. You really had some great features from last week, and this week looks like it is filled with tons of good things! Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. Beautiful features, Maria! Thanks for hosting!~~Angela

  21. Lovely features, Maria Elena, very inspirational...Christine

  22. Love the great features! Thank you so much for hosting! So happy to be back and partying with you. Enjoy the rest of your week. :)


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