We did it!
In fact, we not only hit 1,000 followers on GFC today, but we even edged past it a little bit.
And to prove I mean it, here’s your promised chance to win the absolutely smashingly cute Little Larue tote from Shop Ruby Jean.
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And now for a quick word of random advice:
If you have brittle, peel-prone nails like mine and you end up with a very rare couple of completely kid-free hours and attempt to get a spur-of-the-moment manicure at a place you wouldn’t normally go but decide is good enough because you’d rather not drive across town…
It’s probably a bad idea.
You will discover this when, instead of buffing your nails and pushing your cuticles back with an orange stick, your manicurist proceeds to take care of both issues by buzzing your already flimsy and easily breakable nails down to the nubs with a rotary grinder.
You will probably also end up with these babies in an attempt to spare your blog-readers the sight of your cracked, almost bleeding, incredibly unsightly nails:
You will be unable to open soda cans or zip-lock baggies or type anything without a plethora of misspelled words and amusingly unintentional inappropriate text messages.
You will become paranoid that you’re going to embarrass yourself every time you type anything and wonder whether you should, perhaps, stop blogging altogether because of your Big Southern nails.
Also, your brilliant plan for a quick fix so that your blog-readers are spared your nail-issues will backfire when you get your newly applied Big Southern nails quite messy while applying craft paint to your latest project.
You will scrub and scour to remove said craft paint…to no avail.
You will then proceed to blog about the entire incident, thus drawing lots of attention to the nails no one would have ever known about if you’d kept your B
ig Southern nails off the keyboard mouth shut.
But, when all is said and done, you will have fingers that work, nails that no one but you gives a rip about, and a really fun project to have ruined them while creating:
I have a feeling you all would have been much savvier than I to begin with about this whole nail situation (starting when you saw your manicurist coming at you with the grinder!), but if not, I hope you consider yourself better educated now.
I do what I can.
And now, enough of my silliness so that I can talk about your awesomeness!
Let’s start with food, shall we? It just so happens to be one of my favorite things, so I think it’s a good place to start.
Design, Dining + Diapers shared her (gluten-free!) recipes for:
Don’t they both look divine?!
And because things are better in pairs, how about not one but two amazing dresser makeovers?!
Ain’t she a beaut?
And speaking of pairs, both My Serendipity Home and The Crafted Sparrow linked up “Eat” letters, and they’re so great, I could eat them both up (I couldn’t take a pass on that one, folks…it was too good).
…and The Crafted Sparrow covered hers in pennies! Brilliant (I’m a roll with the cheesy puns today).
Such fun colors and shapes!
And in the world of room redos, this beautiful and oh-so-detailed powder room from Knick of Time caught my eye:
Love the wall color, the old sheet music…ALL of it!
And this home office from A Lived In Home came together so beautifully!
Love the organization and the yellow rug!
And FINALLY, in our fashion department, these three lovely ladies wowed me with their colorful, detailed ensembles:
If you’ve been featured, feel free to grab a button from the sidebar to let others know that you rock (although..they probably already know).
And now it’s your turn to wow me again (I really like being wowed).
Same “rules” as always:
1. Link to your specific post URL instead of your blog URL (no limit on the number of linkies, so add as many as you like!)
2. Grab a party button so that others can join in the fun! (Text link-backs are great too! : ))
3. Consider visiting/commenting on at least 2 of the other links. You never know what kind of inspiration you might miss out on if you don’t. Plus we all love to read words of encouragement! (I know I do!)
4. PLEASE, no shops or giveaways!
(No separate categories this week…just link away and ignore the “everything else” header…inlinkz is giving me fits!)