Friday, June 24, 2011

::Weekend Bloggy Reading:: Link Up!

Welcome to Weekend Bloggy Reading. I hope you'll link up your best post of the week today, and maybe leave me some comment love!

All kinds of posts are welcome--recipes, crafts, funny stories, home decor, etc.; but please do not link to Etsy shops, businesses, items for sale, etc. (I have a Sponsors section, if you'd like to Advertise with me.)

Here are a few of my faves from this week:

sources listed below

~Melissa came up with a great Summer Chore System for kids.

~Lisa brought a Summer Theme on a shoestring budget to her home with some vintage sports equipment.

~Crystal's whimsical take on a Big Girl Bedroom Design will inspire you!

~This hand-me-down Headboard Makeover will make you smile. Great update!

~You must read Richella's Advice for a Lasting Marriage.

~And me? This week featured:

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

Time to link up your best post of the week (please take the time to include a link-back or my party button and visit some of the other participants!)

Here's the button code if you'd prefer to use that rather than a link-back:
Weekend Bloggy Reading

Party is open until 10 pm (ET) on Sunday night.

Remember that blog parties work best when bloggers participate, so if you have a chance to visit a few of the other links, you might find a new friend or two!

My in-laws are taking Natalie and Michaela Byrd on a little trip for a T family reunion this weekend. I'm honestly not thrilled about the girls going so far away (my 3 year old has never been away without me before), but T pretty much insisted that they be allowed to go. So I am sucking it up and vowing to enjoy my Saturday and Sunday. Trying to convince my mom to go to IKEA with me on Sunday, and I have plans to yard sale tomorrow. By myself!

What are you up to this weekend?

I'll be back tomorrow with some highlights from Weekend Bloggy Reading!

(This Code is for blogs featured today!):
Featured At Serenity Now


  1. I can understand your nervousness about having your babies leave you for two days. Try to enjoy your free time. I'll bet your mom will enjoy having some adult time with you!

  2. I hope you have an awesome kid free weekend and don't worry too much:) Have fun at Ikea. We are planning a trip to Ikea next weekend and I am SUPER excited!

  3. Loved the chore cards, I pinned them to my Pinterest and I think I'm going to give them a try.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for hosting Amanda....have a great weekend, I would love a trip to IKEA and child free time, i think my kids are already OVER summer. Arghh!!!!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting - this is such a great party!!! Enjoy yard-sale-ing - I'm always amazed at how much great stuff I find!!! And gosh I wished I lived closer to an IKEA...have a wonderful weekend:)

  6. Hi Amanda -

    I just want to thank you for featuring my daughter's big girl bedroom. I just linked up the beginning stages of our master bedroom makeover. Hopefully it turns out as well as my daughter's room. Have a great weekend!

  7. I hope you enjoy some Mommy relaxing time, Amanda!

    Thanks for hosting another great round of up of good bloggy reading. If blogger is cooperative (which is hasn't been for me lately) I am off to read and leave some blog love on the other entries!

  8. Thanks for hosting Amanda! Have fun this weekend and enjoy yourself!!! I bet you will!!

  9. Thanks for hosting another great party Amanda! Hoping that my how to on making your pictures bigger in blogger will help those that don't know about it yet, like me until just recently!

    I didn't get a chance to leave a comment earlier on your child id temporary tattoo idea with the silhouette machine, but I loved it! Such an easy thing to do while on vacation with the kiddos! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi, I'm linked up, buttoned up, and shuttin' up to go visit all the other linkers.

    Can you tell my daughter and I have been making up idiotic rhymes this morning? Somebody make me stop!!! :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  11. Happy Friday! Thank you so much for hosting. I am looking forward to hopping around for inspiration!

  12. Love your Link Party every week, thanks for hosting Amanda! Have a great weekend!!! :)

  13. Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest!
    Kerry at

  14. Well, my power was out for about half the week, so I didn't post much. I'll have to join you again next week. But thanks for hosting . . . always!

  15. Hi Amanda,
    Just yesterday I found out that my son got his visa to go to Madrid for World youth day. He's 16 years old and this is the first time he'll travel so far away without me or his dad. I got butterflies and all sorts of heebie jeebies in my stomach! So it doesn't matter how old they are! Patsy from

  16. Enjoy your weekend without any little ones. Hope you find some great yard sale treasures!

  17. thanks for hosting! i'm a new follower!

  18. Hi Amanda! This is my first time joining your link party. You do such a great job with your blog. I have a Friday/weekend link party too... not as popular as yours though ;)
    Your daughter looks JUST like you! So darling.

  19. Thank you so much for hosting this! It's led me to so much new reading material. My Google Reader overflows! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Somehow I didn't get to spend any time online yesterday, so I didn't know until just now that you'd highlighted my marriage post. Thank you! This week it seems to have been good for my family for me to spend less time on my blog and more time just being present to everyone here. I wish I were better at balancing things!

    I hope your weekend is turning out to be a wonderful, relaxing treat. I know Natalie and MB are in good hands with your in-laws and that you're having a great time doing whatever you feel like doing whenever you feel like doing it! :)

  21. Thanks for Hosting the Linky! I Love your blog. I've posted a link back to your party on my post for my wreath tutorial. I hope my readers will visit!


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