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Making Monday Link Party

Welcome to the fabulous Making Monday Party!  This is the first link party that I’ve (co-) hosted! I’ve considered starting a link party, so I figured this would be a great warm-up. I hope you’ll join in the fun and link up your wonderful creativity!

 

This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you’re here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we’d love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
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We are officially starting off the co-hosting, better than ever Making Monday party! We have a fabulous list of members of the Making Monday family lined up to share with y’all all the way until JULY! If you are interested in joining this awesome group of people send us an email and we would love to have you be apart of it.This week our first co-host is Angela Conley of The DIY Homegirl!This DIY Rope Side Table is awesome! This piece is perfect for this spring and adding some fun to your new decor, or even a porch/patio!Be sure to check out The DIY Homegirl with all her social media and our Pinterest board to check out what Angela has found inspirational :)

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Lori has been busy, but not to busy to stop her Saturday tradition of Home Made Pizza. Check out this new idea she tried last week, Mustard Tomato Pie (Pizza).

I’ve been enjoying these spring days. Reed and I have ton of work that we are trying to get done in the yard, and we had a FABULOUS Saturday last week which included this new Drop Cloth, Rit Dyed Cushion.  

 

Here are the features from last week’s party chosen by Gracie~

This week we have some awesome cheap ideas to add some color to your life!1. Have some fun with Nail Polish Marbling like Sonnet from My Crafty Spot.
2. Lets get those spring flowers ready with some DIY Miracle Grow by The Lady Prefers to Save
3. And spruce up that kitchen with these Free Kitchen Printables from The Happy Housie
If you are one of our features PLEASE grab a button and share it on your blog!

 

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And don’t forget if you didn’t make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you!

 

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Moving Again?!

Perhaps I should’ve changed my site to “The DIY Nomad” instead.

donkey carrying load movingBecause of some big maintenance issues with the apartment I moved into this summer, I will again be moving into a new place. I’m able to end my lease early and get outta here.

This time, it will be a totally different location, totally different management, and totally different style of apartment. (Hey, I can’t just do it half-assed, right?!) Oh, and I can paint the walls in this new place—NICE!

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Apartment Kitchen Makeover

NOTE: In updating my site to reflect my new name, The DIY Homegirl, this post gave me some wackiness while editing. So I had to repost this as a brand new blog. This makeover was done in 2011, but it’s still pretty fly!

Completing my kitchen’s decor has been an ongoing project for quite some time now. I actually tried out a few different color schemes before deciding a mostly white palette would be best. And boy, was it.

apartment rental kitchen makeover white contact paper drawer pulls handles silver teal aqua all-white neutral DIY decor  stove oven pizza tin magnetic bulletin board Dollar Store

I won’t lie, this makeover was a challenge because I live in an apartment and can’t alter the cabinetry. But I did find a way to visually alter the cabinets without doing any harm. Find out how I completed this kitchen makeover after the jump.

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Day ???: No Diet Soda Challenge

Over one month ago was my last post about eliminating diet soda from my life. Full disclosure: I have continued to drink it on occasion, just not nearly as much as I used to. And definitely with the intention I used to, which was of dependence.

In light of that, I’d say I was less successful than I could have been, but am very glad I persisted with breaking the dependence. I’m still drinking my green tea in lieu of the soda and feel great for this replacement.

When I have partaken in the faux sugared soda, I have noticed a sense of familiarity. When I first drank it, it felt like a treat and something rare. Perhaps due to more times of drinking it, that sense went away. Thankfully, I’ve got the awareness to know I could fall back into drinking it regularly again.

As noted before, removing the soda from my diet has coincided with less fast food. I’m still making more meals at home and improved my nutrition as a result. I’m considering doing another challenge in which I truly abstain from diet soda… to further emphasize its importance on my health. At least for now, I’ve moved beyond the dependence. :)