Life Lately + Sweet Inspiration Link Party #71

Welcome back to another Sweet Inspiration Link Party – so glad you could stop by 🙂

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

Spinning a Yarn

Although my summer ‘blog break’ has not been much of a break (still workin’ the day job – argh – while waiting to take a real vacay in the fall), it’s been nice to have a bit more time to plan out some blog ideas and to stock up on some craft supplies. Well – truth be told – so far it’s been ONE craft supply I’ve been stocking up on:

yarn haul

Yep, that’d be a whole pile of YARN!

I made the trip to a couple of yarn specialty stores recently – I am fortunate to have two within a half hour’s drive from home – and I just couldn’t help myself 🙂

I felt like I was on cloud 9 – that is, if that cloud was made of the softest cotton, merino wool, and blended fibres you could find 😉

But I digress!

Let’s get onto today’s Sweet Inspiration Link Party!

The Party Details

If you’re new to the Sweet Inspiration Link Party, it’s a great weekend event where bloggers share their latest projects. These range from crafts, decor, home improvement DIYs, recipes, and inspirational posts that you can browse through in the link gallery (at the bottom of this post).

The party starts on Fridays 11am EST/ 4pm GMT and runs until Tuesday 11am EST/4pm GMT.

See What Your Link Party Co-Hosts Have Been Up To –>

16 Fun & Easy Back To School DIY Gift Ideas

back to school DIY ideas

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

A Back To School Journal Inspired by Lord of the Rings

DIY journal

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

A Farmhouse Birdfeeder Made From Horseshoes and an Old Icebox

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

Hack Me Please No. 3…DIY Blue Coral

blue coral hack

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

Decorating 101:  How To Style a Buffet Table in 3 Easy Steps

style a buffet table in 3 easy steps

                                                                      Jelica from A Pretty Fix                                                                                                                                                 Facebook | Pinterest Twitter

Our Favourites From Last Week’s Party

My Pick Basic Kitchen Shelf to Modern Farmhouse Decor Storage Bins

Sweet Inspiration Link Party - DIY Storage

It’s hard to believe that this lovely storage rack first started it’s life as plain, plastic kitchen wire. Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods really knows how to turn thrift store finds into something truly special!

Michelle’s Pick – Yarnbombing (Part 2)

Sweet Inspiration Feature - Yarn bombing DIY

Michelle says:  I have no words to describe how awesome I think this is. Marjan from Atelier Marie-Lucienne “Yarn Bombed” her yard and this little flower pot is just one of many exquisite crocheted creations that are all over her garden.

Florence’s Pick – Creating a Fun Gift Using Birthday Cards

Florence says:  Here is the perfect birthday gift to make the day even more special! Kari from A Grace Full Life shows how to pick out that special card, frame it on coordinating tissue paper and embellish the frame with curly ribbon! What could be cuter??

Christina’s Pick – Blah, Basic & Boring Becomes A Beautiful Bathroom (On A Budget!)

budget bathroom makeover

Christina says:  You are not going to believe what this bathroom looked like before. Kelly of Practically Spoiled did excellent work and created this beautiful and serene space on a budget!!!

Mary’s Pick – 10+ Old Fashioned Cake Recipes With Leftover Egg Whites or Egg Yolks

egg white and yolk recipes

Mary says:  We all have a few eggs lying around but do we always know what to do with them? Lina of Sew Historically shows us how to whip up good old fashioned cakes using just a few ingredients.

The People’s Choice From Last Week’s Party

And the post that received the most views from last week’s party is…

The Simple Cleaning Trick That Keeps My Bathroom Spotless – by Obraznicaturi – > Congrats!

cleaning trick - SI Party

Now, let’s get this party started!


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  • Reply
    August 25, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Awwwww… thank you very much to you all! I am honored and totally surprised to be the most viewed! Wish you all the best!

    • Reply
      August 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Congratulations, Gabi! Hope to see you back on Friday for the next Sweet Inspiration Party 🙂

  • Reply
    August 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you have planned for all of that yarn. Hmm… Thanks so much for hosting!

    • Reply
      August 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks Zenda – already using some of it right now 🙂 So excited!

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