Life Lately + Sweet Inspiration Link Party #68

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Sweet Inspiration Link Party – welcome!

Sweet Inspiration Link Party #67 | craft, decor, DIY, recipes

Hope you’ve had a great week. Mine’s felt a bit hectic, though that may be because I’m quickly falling behind on my yard work.


Yikes! I think that very tall, frightening looking weed on the edge of our driveway says it all! Hubby’s been out of town on business for a while and I’ve been “looking after” the lawn 😉

Ah well, I’m finally working my way around to doing some desperately-needed weeding today. And, afterwards, I’ll be treating myself with an ice cold specialty coffee – it may be my only incentive to get the job done!

But enough of me and my scary weeds!

It’s Sweet Inspiration time! Time to party and have some fun!

But first…


The party starts on Fridays 11am EST/ 4pm GMT and runs until Tuesday 11am EST/4pm GMT.  By joining us every week you will be able to grow your blog and gather inspiration from so many others who link up to the party. I hope you will join us every week to share and inspire others with your projects and creations.


A Nautical Sign That Is So Close To Amazing

DIY nautical sign

                                                              Mary from The Boondocks Blog                                                                        Facebook | Pinterest Twitter Instagram | Google +

What NOT To Say In Yard Sale Ads

                                                            Florence from Vintage Southern Picks                                                                 Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram | Google +

DIY Faux Succulent Garden

faux succulent garden

                                                           Christina from Art Decoration & Crafting                                                             Facebook | Pinterest | TwitterGoogle +

Make an Adorable Fairy Toadstool From a Glass Bottle

fairy toadstool

                                                                  Michelle from A Crafty Mix                                                                          Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter Instagram | Google +

Minimal Vintage Floral Wreath

minimal wreath

                                                                     Jelica from A Pretty Fix                                                                         Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter

And now onto our favourites from last week’s Sweet Inspiration Party.


Antique Wash Stand Dry Brushed White

Antique Wash Stand Makeover

Marie at The Interior Frugalista lovingly restores and repurposes this antique wash stand into a GORGEOUS serving station. Dry brushing, stenciling (and a sweet detail INSIDE) makes this an extra special DIY transformation.


A DIY Unfinished Natural Wood Dresser

DIY Unfinished Natural Wood Dresser

Mary says:  When you see the before of this gorgeous unfinished dresser by Jen of Noting Grace you will understand why I picked it as my feature. The transformation couldn’t have been more stark!


DIY Decorative Orbs from Dollar Store Toys

Decorative Orbs

Michelle says:  I just love these decorative orbs that Mimi over at Home With Mimi made. You’ll never guess what they were before she waved her magic wand.


Passport to Fun

passport to fun - date night

Florence says:  If you haven’t seen Lisa’s approach yet to Date Night, you’re missing a “Passport to Fun,” what Lisa calls her series. She and her husband and pre-school daughter “travel” to a different country by dressing the part, eating the food, listening to the music, and playing some fun activities related to that country. It sure sounds like fun to me!


Pear & Ginger Upside Down Cake

pear and ginger upside down cake

Christina says:  Ginger and pears are two of my favorite ingredients for a cake and this cake from Daphne of Ivy, Phyllis and Me combines both of them. The upside down look gives this cake a very interesting appearance.


And now (drum roll, please!), the post that received the most views from last week’s party is…

This week, we have a TIE folks!

Our Guest Room Got a Farmhouse Budget Makeover by Laura from Junque Cottage

guest room makeover

How To Make a Lamp Using Anything by Ash & Eileen from Just Measuring Up

DIY lamp

Congratulations to both of our winners!

Now, let’s get this party started!


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  • Marie
    August 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    LOVE the features this week and honored to have my Antique Wash Stand included among them. Thank you so very much, Jelica for choosing it as your favorite this week. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

    • Jelica
      August 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

      It was TOO fantastic a DIY for me to resist! I love all of your furniture DIY’s and am definitely taking note as I consider my own upcoming projects. I have so much to learn from you – you are one inspiring lady 🙂

  • laura
    August 7, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing my page!! I love this link party!

    • Jelica
      August 11, 2017 at 7:01 am

      You’re welcome, Laura! You have such a beautiful blog 🙂