Thursday, October 18, 2018

Funtastic Friday #199

The weather has finally turned
and it feels like Fall!

Lisa has these so cute  no sew pumpkins.
Love how she used old pants and shirts for the fabric. 
Upcycling and some great plaids. 
I'm thinking a buffalo check pumpkin with that jute stem...

How about velvet?

We've got the 411 on how to make these mini velvet pumpkins
Use them for place cards, to decorate as minis or make them large!

We appreciate your patience with us and getting the link party back up and running!

Checking out Halloween ideas at this week's party.
Let's go....

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Friday, October 12, 2018

How to make a Bench Cushion

One of our last summer projects 
was to sew up this bench cushion 
for my daughter's bench seat under her bedroom window.
She chose a navy striped ticking- love the look!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Funtastic Friday #198

Fall is trying to break through in Texas.
I think we'll get one day in the 70's this week!
We'll take what we can get, but so looking forward to cool temps!
When it's 90, it's hard to think Fall,
but we're starting to pull out a few of our Fall decorations
and looking for new ways to bring in autumn. 

Kippi has the cutest buffalo check pumpkin applique pillow tutorial.
And I love the black and white check. 
Something different for Fall.

And check out our easy buffalo check table runner.
It's so fun!

I've just got to get a box of mums to place in the center.
How are you bringing in the look of Fall into your home? 

Let's see what ideas we find at this week's party....

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Funtastic Friday #197

Working on the finishing touches to our family room after the big remodel.
We just got a cabinet to go under the wall mounted TV.
It's too distressed for me, so I'm going to try a little sanding to even things out
or may have to just repaint it. 
I've got to find some knobs too.
I'll keep you posted.

Kelly has this great ledge shelf tutorial.
I'm thinking this would be awesome in a guest room with some of our favorite books.

Another favorite display piece...wood boxes.
Raw, painted or stained, I love to use these for flowers
or holiday décor. 
What new home decorating piece have you acquired lately?

Let's see what inspiration we get from this week's link party....

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Funtstic Friday #196

It's football season, school is in full swing
and homecoming is next week. 
Looking forward to some fall leaves, cooler temps, 
and the pumpkin spice smells of the season. 
Starting to pull out some pumpkin recipes. 
stack of soft pumpkin sugar cookies, made from scratch
And Mel's pumpkin spice sugar cookies are a must try!

This weekend I'm helping a daughter move into her apartment for the first semester of college.
She worked at a cookie shop this summer.
Cutest little baker, 
made the most amazing chocolate chip cookies (my favorites)!

Try our  pizza cookie- a family tradition.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Funstastic Friday #195

Hope your weekend is terrific!
Just picked up a cabinet for my family room.
The finish is a little too distressed for me,
so I'm thinking of sanding it a little to see if that helps.
Might have to paint it.
For sure I'm putting on new knobs. 
I'll keep you posted.

The printable build plans for my popular Modern Farmhouse Bench are now available. Includes 5 beautiful wood top options to turn it into a pretty Farmhouse coffee table instead. The Chevron Top Design is my favorite! Get the DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table Plans today. #AbbottsAtHome #Bench #CoffeeTable #DIYFurniture #FurniturePlans
Stephanie has all the plans for this coffee table which could also be a bench.
Love the chunky legs.
This would be fun in a family room or as a mudroom bench.

Our wood crate storage bins with wheels not only works in a pantry,
but would be fun to hold blankets, pillows or magazines in a family room.
Check out the easy 411 on how to make these.

Now on to this week' party!

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Funtastic Friday #194

Hope you've got some fun plans for the 3 day weekend!

Seven Layer DipMarilyn has the recipe for a classic Seven Layer Taco Dip.
Yumo! This will be great to serve on Labor Day!
And a crowd favorite for football season. 
You can even make our mini-single serve cups of dip.


You can find some of our game day favorites {here}
Plus the printable tutorial to make your own game day pennants! 

Now on to this week's party....

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Funtstic Friday #193

Summer is winding down.
What plans to you have to finish it out with a bang?
A last vacation, BBQ, or get together?
Maybe finish up a project you really wanted to get done this summer?

DIY world map art on wood

Lindsey has this terrific world map tutorial.
Wouldn't this look great in an office?
It caught my eye (I love maps) and 
randomly made me remember a summer project that I need to get done.
I'm working on recovering a window seat in my daughter's room. 
(Keep ya posted)
And I might whip up a few table runners.

Super easy table runner. (really)
I love black and white buffalo check.
Might look for a check in a fall color too!

A few technical difficulties with this week's party,
but we are up and running now!
Now on to this week's Funtastic Link Party!

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Funtastic Friday #192

I've just really been in the mood for pie lately.

This homemade Apple Cobbler is going to become one of your favorite fall desserts. Just a few ingredients to make this warm and comforting dessert.

And Jen's apple cobbler looks like just the ticket.

or one of our own apple pies Yumo!

Let's see what great recipes and DIY projects we have on this week's link party!

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Funtastic Friday #191

Last week of summer for us
and school starts Monday.

Dictionary Page Pennant Printable Banners - HOME, TIME, LOVE and NEST - Printable Tutorial | www.knickoftime.netAngie has this cute banner made from book pages.
It made me think of back to school.
Wouldn't it be fun to make one spelling out school....

Here's 14 more back to school ideas to celebrate the first day! 

Now on this week's par-tay…

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Funtastic Friday #190

Getting ready for back to school? Where did the summer go? 
Make these back to school cupcakes for your little one! They will love eating these on the first day of school! Makes a great gift for teachers as well!Angie has the perfect little cupcakes to commemorate the first day back to school. 

Carrie has a great idea for a special dinner on the night before school starts. 
It's hard to believe that my youngest is starting high school! Ahhhh!
Time has flown fast. I'm excited for her high school years though.
Plus now, after school pick up is at 4pm-nice!
We're off to get school supplies!
But first....Funtastic Friday--

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Funtstic Friday #188

It's summertime and that means s'mores!

Getting the flavor of your favorite summer flavors has never been easier with this easy no cook s'mores parfait recipe. No cooking and only 6 ingredients to an easy dessert! #smoresparfaits #smores #smoresrecipes #smoresrecipe #chocolaterecipes #marshmallows #dessertrecipes #nobakedesserts

 Kelly has the perfect no bake recipe. An upscale version of the campfire classic.

Check out our s'mores in a bag too, for your next kid get together or campout!

Now on to this week's fantastic link party!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fantastic Friday #187

This is one hot summer!
All the cool drinks from last week's party really caught my eye,
especially Amy's Brazillian Lemonade

Brazilian Lemonade with Coconut

My daughter just left on an 18 month church mission to Brazil!
We're making this refreshing drink this week in her honor. ;)

We've got 15 more cool drinks for summer right {here}.

Now, it's time for
Funtastic Friday!

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Funtastic Friday #186

Happy Birthday America!
Hope you all enjoyed the 4th.
We had a great day at a family reunion, BBQ and outdoor symphony. 
grilled Mexican corn on baking sheet with lime wedges and bacon crumbles
Gotta try Mel's Mexican corn on the cob
for our next BBQ.
Doesn't it look delish?!

If you're looking for some summer fun for the kids...

you can find crafts, games and activities {here}
from our kid's Fun Friday posts. 

Now lets get to some Funtastic Friday posts for the "big kids"...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Funtastic Friday #185

I love patriotic décor.

Rustic American Flag Full VignetteTayrn created this rustic American flag all in neutrals.
Love it.
And she has a brilliant way to make a star stencil!
Are you ready for the 4th?  

I'll be wearing my red, white and blue ruffled apron
as we prep for July 4.
You'll find more patriotic and summer ideas at this week's party.
Let's get started.....

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Funtastic Friday #184

Happy summer!

DIY Quilted Patriotic Coasters | Make these fun red, white, and blue coasters for simple hostess gifts or festive decor.
Love Kristi's patriotic coasters.
They would be a fun addition to an upcoming family reunion.

We've got more patriotic party ideas {here}

Let's get to this week's party...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Funtastic Friday #183

Summer is in full swig.
And we have a lot planned.
We've been rearranging rooms and decluttering.
I'm also interested in getting into more natural cleaning products
stack of cloths with a homemade non toxic cleaner
Any recommendations?

Tania has an all purpose cleaning solution that I'm going to try.
With our recent home renovation,
I'm wanting to keep things clean and uncluttered!

What are your plans this summer?

Next week is Girl's Camp.
I've been training all our youth camp leaders for the past few months.
We have our last leadership meeting and dinner tonight!
Such a fun bunch of young ladies!
Our theme this year is Look Up!
You can find previous camp ideas {here}

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Funtastic Friday # 182

It's a busy summer for us.
First up, a high school graduation today!
Congrats to Kate and all the 2018 grads out there!
I think I must really be into patriotic poke cakes this year,
'cause another cake caught my eye from last week's party.

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe. This delicious poke cake recipe from scratch is so simple to make. If you are a fan of jello poke cake recipes, you will want to try this fabulous strawberry poke cake recipe! Dressed up in red, white, and blue, this strawberry and jello poke cake has a list of easy to follow instructions to customize your cake as you see fit. Bake and serve this mouthwatering poke cake tonight. Yum!

Ann's strawberry jello poke cake looks like a must try.
I think the star shaped strawberries are so fun 
plus there is the extra surprise of blue jello in the middle.

Here are 18 more patriotic treats.

Still looking for a Father's Day gift?

You can find over 10 ideas {here}

Now on to this week's party....

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Funtastic Friday #181

It's summertime!
What have you been doing to get your backyard ready for summer? 

Learn how to make an easy and comfortable DIY 2x4 bench.
Paula has the plans to build your own 2x4 bench.
Wouldn't this be fun in the backyard,
painted in a bright color?!

Let's check out what other fun outdoor ideas you have on this week's
Funtastic Friday!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Funtasitic Friday #180

Have a terrific Memorial weekend!

Make this Jello poke cake is perfect for the 4th of July and any patriotic parties that you host!Angie's patriotic poke cake might be just the dessert you're looking for
at your backyard Memorial Day party.

Here's the latest and greatest link party for you to check out...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Funtastic Friday #179

Hope you've had a great week...
now on to some R & R for the weekend!

Maybe we'll make some of April's watermelon and cucumber salsa!

The next two weekends are Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.
Celebrate in style with our simple red, white and blue table décor.
Simply paint some mason jars and add fresh flowers.

Now kick back and check out the party!

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Funtastic Friday #178

I'm getting ready to replant the pots by our front door.
And maybe add some inside the house too.
Katrin has a fun mini greenhouse
that would look great on an end table.
And you know I can't resist a mini succulent!

easy frame mini greenhouses

Are you ready for summer!
We are so ready.
Even the temps feel like July!

Start off the season by sharing {this} bag of summer goodies with a friend or teacher.
It makes a great end of the school year gift.
Think orange!

Now on to this week's fantastic party!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Funtastic Friday #177

Hey all, welcome back to Funtastic Friday.
Our last two parties have been the biggest yet!
Thanks for stopping by to check out all the DIY inspiration each week
and to all you bloggers who post- keep sharing all your creative ideas!

The Very Best Ranch Dressing - you can make your own homemade ranch dressing in just 5 minutes and it is so much better than anything sold at the store!

Who doesn't like Ranch dressing?!
It's a staple around here.
We are for sure trying out Kit's homemade recipe.
She includes dill, which I love.

I've really gotten into salads lately.
You can find our round up of 25 salads {here}

An if you love home remodels, 
check out ours here {here} and {here}

Now on to the party!

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Home Reno Days #2-5

Renovation is in full swing!
Here is what's been accomplished on days 2-5.

It's taken a few days to get the thick Satlillo tile out.
And what dust!
The guys taped plastic around walls to block it out,
but we still have a layer over everything.

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