Friday, April 23, 2010

::Weekend Bloggy Reading::

It's been a busy week here at Serenity Now.

Thanks to each and every blogger who linked up to the Decorating Dilemmas Party on Wednesday. It was a smaller party, which is nice because I think most participants did a great job visiting around and offering encouragement and feedback on Dilemmas and Solutions. The smaller party gave me more time to enjoy my twenty-fauxth birthday with my family.

There were some unique dilemmas, like Paula's shadeless lamp. And there were also some dilemmas that lots of people can relate to, like Danya's corner fireplace. I LOVE how everyone offered thoughtful and genuine advice for each Dilemma presented.

There were also several great Solutions featured, but my two favorites were Pam's triumph over the pink tile fireplace and Kendall's patio progress. These were exciting for me to see because both ladies had linked up those areas as Dilemmas several months ago. They took the suggestions they were given and ran with them...and now they can "wow" everyone!

If you missed linking up this round, check back in soon. I'll announce a May date in the next week or so. If you've linked up recently, start making your plans for updates now so you can share with us at the next Show Me the Progress Party.

As far as fantastic links from around Blogland, I found so many this week that I had to split them up and save some to share with you next week. I love the creativity I see!

~Lynette featured an easy Ruffled Tank Tutorial- perfect for any little girl!

~In love with the new "How to Take a Fantastic Picture" series over at Tatertots and Jello. Great tips, and gorgeous photos!

~The Nester had a great post recently about Furnishing Your Home Secondhand. I like that she practices what she preaches, and I would kill to go yard saling with that girl!

~Love the fun look of Jennifer's Easy T-shirt Necklace. A nice tutorial!

~Chain Link Fence Curtains over at have to see it to believe it. Divine!

~New to sewing or want to learn? Cheryl had an informative post to get you started with a list of Essentials.

As to what I'm up to tomorrow night, I'll give you a little hint tomorrow morning. T and I are hoping to double date tonight with my brother and sister-in-law...the guys want to go to Gander Mountain and the us girls want to see Date Night. I have a feeling I know who'll win out.

If you haven't entered the fantabulous Mississippi Mud Giveaway, there's still time! And please check back later this weekend, because Inspired Boutique will have a sweet Mother's Day Giveaway to share with Serenity Now readers.

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  1. I love seeing what everyone links many amazing ideas out there! thanks for the're sweet!

  2. Hey!!! You are a very energetic blogger! I found my way here from SITS. TGIF

  3. I thought your DD party was great! And there really was a lot of mingling, with very sincere and helpful comments. Now, that's how blogging ought to be!!

    As I'm typing this, I can see your "Followers"--there are 498! Wow! Good for you!! I'm betting you'll end your birthday week at 500. :) Pretty nice present, huh?

    Hope you have a wonderful time tomorrow night. A double date? That sounds like so much fun!

  4. I'm not believing the curtain rods! Amazing solution! Yet another blog I must follow now! ;) (PS, I left you an award on my blog today! Check it out!)

  5. I am with Carrie...those curtain rods are fantastic. I loved everything she did there!!
    Have a fun double date!!

  6. Very fun links -- have a great weekend! :)

  7. I hate I missed this round of decorating delimma's party but it was fun visiting links.

  8. That was a fun, fun party Amanda! I am glad you had a nice birthday!

    Thanks for highlighting my sister's photography series. I am really excited that she agreed to give us some tips!

    Have a wonderful Saturday!


  9. I really enjoyed your party this week and it was great that the participants took the time to visit and leave feedback. I hope I didn't miss anyone.

    You've got another great series on links for this week.

    Hope you had a great birthday!

  10. You are too good to me :)


  11. Thanks for sharing Amanda. I love that t-shirt necklace. gotta try that. Have a great weekend!

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