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Home Matters Linky Party #155

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.  So much inspiration in one place!

So although I have been enjoying this summer like weather, I’ve been craving everything that comes with Fall. Break out the sweaters and pumpkins, I say! I was so excited to decorate for fall and I have some new DIY projects to share to help set the stage so stay tuned. For now, here are some great projects and recipes to help get you started! Enjoy! 

Home Matters Linky Party #155!

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Thank you for coming to share your awesome projects, recipes, and more with us this w eek. We love having you here! Take a peek around the links and be inspired!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Michelle is a mom of 2 grown children. She lives in Connecticut, where she sells her refinished furniture locally, loves thrift shopping, flea markets, and sharing her DIY projects and craft ideas.
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 155. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Michelle shares Farmhouse Style Fall Home Tour – Fall Blog Hop

You’ll love this Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe from Lorelai

Say, “Hello!” to our September 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Blog:
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Colleen at Life on Kaydeross Creek:
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Colleen shares her Adirondak-style Hot Cocoa Bar

Get this Free Party Planning Printable from Sheena

Donna shows us her Fall Themed Mantel

Kahlua Pork Recipe – be tempted by Nicole

Julie brings us her S’mores Hot Chocolate Recipe

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pasties with Butterbeer Frosting from Harry Potter — I mean, Emily

Nina shares Fixing Up Our Old House – Family Room

Make this DIY Corrugated Pumpkin Sign with Sahana

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 155. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Just take a look at all the Autumn goodness we have featured this week! Home decor, recipes, game day parties, Halloween, and DIY — enjoy!

15 Game Day Tailgating Snacks - Kleinworth & Co. - HMLP 155 Feature

15 Game Day Tailgating Snacks from Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

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Skulls & Bones Halloween Party Food - My Heavenly Recipes - HMLP 155 Feature

Skulls & Bones Halloween Party Food from Marci @ My Heavenly Recipes

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Farmhouse Style Fall Pillows - Centsible Chateau - HMLP 155 Feature

Farmhouse Style Fall Pillows from Heather @ Centsible Chateau

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Harvest Sign - The Magic Brush - HMLP 155 Feature

Harvest Sign from Jennifer @ The Magic Brush

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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash With Bacon - Cravings of a Lunatic - HMLP 155 Feature

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash With Bacon from Kim @ Cravings of a Lunatic

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

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The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

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We are looking for Co-Hosts for October 2017. Let’s Rock this party!
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By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

Don’t have a blog, but want to Remember to Party With Us each week?
Forgot to leave your email while linking up your post?
You can still sign up for our Email Party Reminders. Click below for a form…

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Thanks so much for spending some of your time with me today. Next week I’ll share my Farmhouse Fall Home Tour and a new furniture makeover so I hope you’ll stop by and join me. 

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Home Matters Linky Party #154

Hey everyone! Today is the official first day of fall! I’ve been busy working on some fall projects to share with you all including my fall home tour so stay tuned. For now, take a minute to browse through lots of projects from some wonderful bloggers in the links below. So much inspiration on one place. 🙂

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #154!

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Autumn has officially begun and we are loving all the beautiful fall inspired crafts, recipes and decor ideas! We have loads of talented bloggers sharing their inspiration and creativity. We know you will find things you love!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Google+/ Hometalk/ StumbleUpon/ YouTube/ BlogLovin’

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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Michelle is a mom of 2 grown children. She lives in Connecticut, where she sells her refinished furniture locally, loves thrift shopping, flea markets, and sharing her DIY projects and craft ideas.
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Hometalk/ Instagram/ StumbleUpon/ BlogLovin’

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 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai shares a beautiful Halloween Mantel Decor in Orange, Black & Purple

DIY Farmhouse Stenciled Pillows that you will love from Michelle

Say, “Hello!” to our September 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Blog:
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Colleen at Life on Kaydeross Creek:
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 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Customizing Cabinets shared by Emily

Sheena shares Fall Hard For Fall Design Themes

You will love this fall project with Pumpkin Painting brought to us by Nicole

Donna brings us Bless This Modern Home Canvas Sign

DIY Emoji Pumpkin Window Clings from Sahana

Nina shares great tips with Lessons In Frugal Living

Check out this yummy recipe for Slow Cooker Chocolate Mousse from Julie

Colleen shares her beautiful Farmhouse Fall Home Tour

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our
NEW Pinterest Board, All Things Home Matters!
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Follow All Things Home Matters Board on Pinterest.

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We are looking for Co-Hosts for October 2017. Let’s Rock this party!
If you are interested, please

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We’d love to have you apply.

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 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Happy Autumn! We’ve got you covered for Halloween and Fall with great recipes and decorating ideas!

 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Slimy Slurpie from Liz @ Eat, Move, Make

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 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Darling Halloween Ghost Cookies from Maria @ Tinselbox

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 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Softer Side Of Fall from Yvonne @ Stone Gable

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 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse from Aly @ Cooking In Stilettos

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 Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 154. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Pumpkin Pillow Boxes from Lindsay @ See Lindsay

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!
Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party

Are you ready to Party?

Brand Logo HMLP 2015 ©

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Home Matters Linky Party - Grab Button

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

HMLP - Hashtag 2015 ©

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

Let's Party! LINK UP your blog posts at the #HomeMattersParty - The Door is OPEN! #Linky #Blogging Click To Tweet

HMLP - Interested in Co-Hosting With Us 2015 ©

We are looking for Co-Hosts for October 2017. Let’s Rock this party!
If you are interested, please

Click Here for DETAILS!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

Don’t have a blog, but want to Remember to Party With Us each week?
Forgot to leave your email while linking up your post?
You can still sign up for our Email Party Reminders. Click below for a form…

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So much inspiration! What was your favorite?

Happy DIY’ng!

Col

 

Home Matters Linky Party #153 - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Home Matters Linky Party # 153

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.  If you’re not a blogger, you’ll still find tons of great inspiration for your next project or great recipes for your family .

 

Home Matters Linky Party #153!

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Autumn starts next Friday! Are you ready? Well, you are in the right place, so thanks for stopping by to party with us! We have loads of talented bloggers sharing their inspiration and creativity. We know you will find things you love.

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Google+/ Hometalk/ StumbleUpon/ YouTube/ BlogLovin’

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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Michelle is a mom of 2 grown children. She lives in Connecticut, where she sells her refinished furniture locally, loves thrift shopping, flea markets, and sharing her DIY projects and craft ideas.
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Hometalk/ Instagram/ StumbleUpon/ BlogLovin’

HMLP - Here's What We've Been Up To 2015 ©

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Michelle shows us her Farmhouse Style Neutral Fall Mantel

Say, “Yum!” to this German Pancakes Recipe from Lorelai

Say, “Hello!” to our September 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.Lorelai…

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Blog:
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Colleen at Life on Kaydeross Creek:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sheena gives us a Home Tour – Decorating For Fall

Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen Lighting from Emily

Nina asks What’s Your Side Hustle?

Check out this DIY Dollar Store Fall Wreath from Donna

Julie shares super tasty Crockpot Asian Honey Chicken

Make Ribbon Pumpkins with Sahana

Colleen shares her Antique Hutch Makeover

Get the flavors of Fall with Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe from Nicole

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our
NEW Pinterest Board, All Things Home Matters!
And, please do follow…

Follow All Things Home Matters Board on Pinterest.

And now, onto…

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 153. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

We have beautiful ideas for your Autumn decorating and some delicious seasonal recieps too. Enjoy!

Free Fall Printable Autumn Garland Decor - Happy Happy Nester - HMLP 153 Feature

Free Fall Printable Autumn Garland Decor from Janine @ Happy Happy Nester

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Fall Pumpkin Bucket - How To Nest For Less - HMLP 153 Feature

Farmhouse Pumpkin Bucket from Erin @ How To Nest For Less

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15 Fall Garden to Table Recipes - Angie The Freckled Rose - HMLP 153 Feature

15 Fall Garden to Table Recipes from Angie @ Angie The Freckled Rose

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Easy DIY Leaf Stamped Dish Towel - Flamingo Toes - HMLP 153 Feature

Easy DIY Leaf Stamped Dish Towel from Bev @ Flamingo Toes

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Popcorn Boo Bark - Living La Vida Holoka - HMLP 153 Feature

Popcorn Boo Bark from Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party

Are you ready to Party?

Brand Logo HMLP 2015 ©

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Home Matters Linky Party - Grab Button

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

HMLP - Hashtag 2015 ©

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

Let's Party! LINK UP your blog posts at the #HomeMattersParty - The Door is OPEN! #Linky #Blogging Click To Tweet

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By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

Don’t have a blog, but want to Remember to Party With Us each week?
Forgot to leave your email while linking up your post?
You can still sign up for our Email Party Reminders. Click below for a form…

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found as much inspiration as I have.  I’ll have a few new projects for fall coming up in the ncxt week or so including my fall home tour. Did someone say s’mores and cider bar?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

Home Matters Linky Party #152

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. So much inspiration on one place!

Home Matters Linky Party #152!

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Happy September! We are loving seeing all the wonderful Fall and Halloween inspiration! It’s lovely to see you here at Home Matters, and we are eager to see what you have to share. Enjoy the creativity!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Google+/ Hometalk/ StumbleUpon/ YouTube/ BlogLovin’

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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Michelle is a mom of 2 grown children. She lives in Connecticut, where she sells her refinished furniture locally, loves thrift shopping, flea markets, and sharing her DIY projects and craft ideas.
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Hometalk/ Instagram/ StumbleUpon/ BlogLovin’

HMLP - Here's What We've Been Up To 2015 ©

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 152. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST

Lorelai shares a yummy Avocado Eggs Florentine Toast Recipe

DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary from Michelle

Say, “Hello!” to our September 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Looking for some inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts and projects, and make new friends. There are so many fun projects here you can’t help but feel inspired!

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My Top 10 Posts of 2016 & A Couple Fails, Too

Just in case you missed it or if you’re new here (Welcome!), I wanted to share my top 10 posts of 2016. I’d also like to share a couple of not so great projects that didn’t make it on the blog at all .  Yes, that happens, and if you need a good laugh, you can see a few from last year here. 2016 was a very productive year for us here on Kaydeross Creek. Here we go…

10.  DIY Farmhouse Tray & Display Box – I love this project because it can be used in any room for any season. It’s easy to style and functional, too.

 

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9. Decorating with Garage Sale Finds, How to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck I’m all about decorating for less so this one was a favorite to write. I love the thrill of the hunt!

 

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8. Rustic Wall Decor Project – This was such a fun and easy, not to mention inexpensive, project. It was one I immediately could picture when I found that grater.

 

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7. Upcycled Tin Wall Vase – This project was not something I originally planned but was a pleasant surprise. I think it turned out cuter than I expected.

 

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6. Painted Antique Hutch  – The top 10 posts list would not be complete without a big furniture transformation. When I found this piece a the Salvation army for, wait for it, $35, I knew it had to come home with me. I love the new life it found with a couple of coats of the prettiest shade of gray paint.

 

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5. Old Frame Becomes a New Tray – I loved this project! What a wonderful use for an old frame.

 

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4. Industrial Style Bookshelf – Talk about a transformation. From a rusty shelf in someone’s garage to a stylish piece of furniture you could find a Pottery Barn.

 

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3. Mudroom Organization – This was a labor of love and a long time coming but the result was exactly what we pictured and what we needed to keep organized, farmhouse style.

 

Top 10 Posts - Mudroom Organization with cubbies and farmhouse touches- Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

2. Fixer Upper Metal Wall Decor –  I love doing things a bit out of the ordinary and this one is definitely different! Such a cool piece it had to make the top 10 posts. 🙂

 

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and the #1 spot goes to….. drum roll please…..

The Adirondack Style Hot Cocoa Bar – This was actually a few projects rolled into one. First we started with the Lean-to and then I made the signs. It all came together in the Ultimate Adirondack hot cocoa bar. Stay tuned with this one as there are more plans in the works for 2017 🙂

 

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Honorable mention: Decorating with Meaning

 

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So there are my top 10 posts from 2016. There are those projects that I just can’t wait to share and then there are the ones that, well, I know are not gonna make the blog at some point while I’m working on them. Here’s one…

 

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So I thought “how cute would it be if I simply tied bits of an old shirt and burlap together on a grape vine wreath?” Turns out, not so cute. It just didn’t work for me.

Then there’s this…

 

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The idea was to “age” the bottles a bit using some brown paint but they just came out looking like dirty bottles.

And then there was this paint technique I tried. The product ended up working great on another project but this piece was definitely the wrong one to try it on. You can see the bumps all over it. Awful!

 

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Ick! So, there you have it. There are also quite a few half finished ones that I am on the fence about. Maybe you’ll see some of those this year. Here’s what you’ll definitely see this year just to name a few…

  • We’re building a barn!
  • Updated Master Bedroom walk-in closet on a budget in just a couple weeks
  • Updated laundry area on a budget
  • Lots of furniture re-dos
  • Lots of upcycled projects
  • Finish the basement playroom for the kids
  • Added pantry storage in the kitchen

Thank you so much for spending some of your time with me today. I hope you’ll come back and check out some of the other projects coming up! Do you have some of your own projects lined up? I’d love to hear about them!!

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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ROAD TRIP: Brimfield, MA Antique Show and Flea Market – SCORE!

We hit the road again this year for one of our favorite get-a-ways, the Brimfield Antique Show & Flea Market and I can’t wait to show you what we found!  We scored huge in both weather and in great stuff!  We look forward to this every year because not only is it a night away for just the two of us but it’s an incredible place for JUNKIN’!  (See our trip and finds from last year here). If you’re ever up in New England, you should definitely check it out! There are acres of booths and unique finds…

 

Brimfield Antique Show

 

Brimfield Antique Show Booths

 

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Wouldn’t this make an amazing kitchen island????

 

Brimfield - Kitchen island Maybe - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

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This booth had beautifully hand painted pieces…

 

Brimfield - Pennsylvania Folk Furniture

 

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So much stuff to look at and we only covered about 2/3 of the place in 2 days. We were exhausted and a little sore but it was worth it.  We ended up with some pretty cool stuff, but before I show you the goods though, I’m going to ask you to keep an open mind.  OK, here goes…

 

Brimfield Antique Show - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Brimfield Finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Brimfield finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Brimfield Finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

OK, here comes the open mind part…

 

Brimfield Find - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Brimfield Finds - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

So I know you’re thinking,  have you lost your mind ???  Especially with the last 2 pieces. But, give me a few days, and I’ll show you what becomes of them. I promise, it will be worth it 🙂

In the mean time, I have a quick update to one of the other pieces. Here is the before of the little shutter which I picked up for $8…

 

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I gave it a good cleaning and removed the hardware which was covered in layers of paint. I boiled the hardware in water and let it sit until the paint was easy to scrape off. Once it was clean,  I spray painted it with a new coat of flat black. Good as new.

I decided to go with this pretty grey again like I used on the milking stool this week and the hutch a few weeks ago.

 

Shudder after paint - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It’s much cleaner now and not so predictable as with the white. A little sanding here and there and with the hardware back on…

 

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There’s just one of the transformations. Stayed tuned for some big reveals of the other pieces coming soon as well as how I used the other cool finds to decorate in unique ways!

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Updated Mudroom – Part 2

Hey there! I can’t tell you how glad I am to be sharing this post with you today!! A long time comin’ is an understatement with this one for a couple of reasons. First, the mudroom has been the bane of my existence from the moment we moved in to this house because it was never really planned out. In a hurry to move in = mudroom not really on the top of the “list” and stuff just gets thrown in there.  Second because we actually started it like 11 months ago. Does that ever happen to you?? You know, good intentions, then life happens and…BAM, it’s almost a year later???

Anyhoo, here is the before. Sad, right?? I first introduced the space here.

 

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First things first, we needed more light in the mudroom so we added a window. This was no small task because the heating duct to our upstairs closet needed to be re-routed. Let’s just say a few “special” words were used during this phase of the project  🙂

 

Window outside

 

It was sooo worth it though, because it makes a huge difference.

 

Window Inside

 

Second, we needed more organized storage and we needed to just make better use of the space. We thought we could do this best by adding cubbies. That way everyone could have their own space.  We started by using MDF to build a bench.

 

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Mudroom - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Someone gave us some pieces of tongue and groove flooring they had leftover from a project they had done so we used it for the top of the bench and inside the cubbies. It’s great because it has a coat of sealer on it so a wet coat won’t hurt it.

 

mudroom

 

So far, so good.   🙂  I primed the MDF and then gave it a couple of coats of paint. The first color was way to bright green. I went with this greenish/gray but may change it to gray by the time we are done.

To make a space for hats, gloves etc we added shelves to the corner sections. Now to add the hooks for coats.

 

New Mudroom Cubbies - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Mudroom - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

From this…

Mudroom Before - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

To this…

 

Mudroom - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It turned out exactly like I had hoped and works really well for us! We each have our space and now the kiddos know where their stuff belongs and, more importantly, where to find it when they are looking for it.

So now it’s just finding paint for the walls, a new light fixture, rug and a couple more baskets.  Final reveal coming soon. Hopefully, it will not take almost an entire year to get it finally finished.

Do you have a project that you have been working on that seems to be taking forever?  Here’s to gettin’ it done!

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  • UPDATE: See the completed Mudroom Here.

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Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor

Today’s project is all about creating unique wall decor for your home. It was sunny and beautiful up here in the Northeast these past few days which allowed me to take some time to wonder around our property for awhile with the kids. They love to explore the woods and stomp around down by the creek.  A couple of weeks ago, on a walk just like this one, I happened to find this old piece of roofing tin that my husband used to cover our firewood piles to keep them dry. Turns out is was just the piece I needed to create a Fixer Upper inspired metal wall decor.

 

Rusty Tin Roofing - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The patina on it caught my eye right away. The orange and blue combination is so pretty and the chip-y, peel-y just makes my heart happy.  I thought, there’s got to be something I can do with that. So I called Hubby over to take a look and we decided to cut a piece and see what we could come up with…

 

Tin Roofing Project - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Once it was cut I could see that I wanted to frame it. We tossed around some ideas on what to frame it with including some reclaimed wood we had but there was no really easy way to attach it. Then I remembered I had this old tongue and groove flooring which would be perfect because we could use the groove to hold the tin in place. I had used this wood before for a sign I made for the dining room and for one in the hot cocoa bar . The patina is so unique on that too.

 

Metal Art Pieces - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

So Hubby cut the flooring pieces into a frame, mitering the corners and then he slid the metal into the groove to make sure it fit.

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor Project - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Then it was time put it all together. He used wood glue in the grooves and slid the metal piece into place.

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor Project - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Then he screwed “L” brackets on the corners on the back side to hold the pieces of wood together.

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor Project - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor Project - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The colors of the “frame” turned out to be too much for the variation in color of the metal so I sanded it down using a palm sander. It made it more uniform all the way around.  I wanted it to be just a bit darker but didn’t want to use stain or clear poly so I tried mineral oil. It worked great to bring out the color of the wood and darken it just enough. I’ll have to do it again here and there but overall I really like the look.

Wall Decor Frame before oil - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Frame - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

I think this wall decor project came out pretty cool especially since it was FREE! Well, I guess it did cost $2.50 for the “L” brackets. 🙂

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor Project - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

 

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor with a beautiful orange Patina - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor - White contrast - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

 

Fixer Upper Inspired Metal Wall Decor. Unique Wall Decor from Life on Kaydeross Creek

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I love the way the white of the cotton branches stands out against the orange and blue patina. You can find some of these on amazon here. (affiliate link provided for your convenience, see disclosure here) Do you have a project you’ve made with found materials or something left over from another project? Maybe you’re thinking of something you can use right now?

Happy DIY’ing!        WARM WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON (2)

 

 

If you like Farmhouse and Fixer Upper, check out these other wall decor projects.

 

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DIY Wall Art – Make It Mine Monday (on Thursday)

Hey everyone! I’m going to really confuse you today and share the second Make it Mine Monday with you which is an easy DIY wall art project. But Col, it’s Thursday you say. Yes, that’s why it’s confusing. 🙂

Anyway, onto the project! My very sweet husband will occasionally pick things up for me that he thinks I can use for a project or transform in some way. We call this Making It Mine. He is an enabler really. What I mean is, luckily he is very supportive of my DIY habit.

One of the things he picked up this weekend was this very cool metal tree…

 

Metal decorative tree turned fixer upper inspired DIY wall art - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Cool right??  I really like it because it’s not something you see everyday. I wasn’t too crazy about the bronze-y tone but that’s easily changed.  I decided to spray paint it Oil Rubbed Bronze. Not completely, but enough to cover most of the bronze so that just a bit of the original color would show through.

I didn’t want to hang it on the wall by itself but wanted it to make more of a statement and let the detail in the branches really show. (kind of like the last Make It Mine Monday which actually was on Monday) Here is what we used for the background this time…

 

Wood background before

 

I know this is crazy but this came off the side of a hot tub surround exactly how it is. My friends were going to throw it away but I asked for it just in case. That was like 7 years ago and it’s been sitting in my garage ever since. A few coats of chalk paint later and we have this…

 

Metal decorative tree turned fixer upper inspired DIY wall art

 

We ended up taking off the top and bottom pieces to make it a square. I sanded down the edges here and there to make it a bit more worn and then used some antique wax to make it a bit darker.  I could have also used pallet wood or MDF but this was free and already assembled. How cool is that??  Here it is all done…

 

Metal decorative tree turned fixer upper inspired DIY wall art

 

Metal decorative tree turned fixer upper inspired DIY wall art

 

Metal decorative tree turned fixer upper inspired DIY wall art

 

I love the way this DIY Wall Art project looks in our family room and it will work in all seasons.  So the next time you see something you think is so cool but not quite you, put your own spin on it and make it yours.

Do you have a project that you’re working on? Something that you are transforming? I’d love to hear about it!

Happy DIY’ing!

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