Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#136}

Did you miss us last week??  Hope you enjoyed time off with your family like we did!!  But today we are back and ready to see what’s been going on with you!


This week was all about Thanksgiving clean-up and Christmas decorating, as I’m sure it has at so many homes!!

I took a moment on Monday to share my love and thankfulness for the friends God has brought into my life.



You guys were as creative as usual this last week!!  Thanks so much for linking up your goodness!  Here are my features for this week.

If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there – thanks!

Kristi from Making it in The Mountains created these beautiful and simple Rustic Clay Ornaments

Rustic Handmade Clay Christmas Ornaments from Making it in The Mountains

And how cute is this yarn ball wreath from Jessica at Designers Sweet Spot!

Yarn Ball Wreath from Designers Sweet Spot

I love the way Elaine of Heart Rocks in My Pocket transformed a thrift store cast-off into an adorable Christmas decoration.

Holiday Thrift Store Challenge – Christmas Chalkboard Globe from Heart Rocks in My Pocket

Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles made-over a craigslist find for her daughter and can I just say wow – so glamorous now!

Red Hot Nightstand Makeover from Dimples and Tangles
I am a lover of chocolate and this snack from Summer at Summer Scraps looks super yummy and super easy to whip together, maybe as a gift??

Double Chocolate Sweet and Salty Party Mix from Summer Scraps

And speaking of gift ideas, check out this cute baking gift that Kelly from The Moon and Me put together.  I know several people who would love to receive this one!!

Bake Yourself Silly Gift Basket DIY from The Moon and Me
If you were featured be sure to grab a button!


And, remember to check out the other hostesses to see what they chose as their favorites and check out our Pinterest boards!


Now let’s have some fun!  What have you been up to this week?

Remember the rules 🙂

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: NancherrowInspiring Hearts and HomeSew A Fine SeamMore Than MommiesFrazzled JOY, and Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like – recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it’s a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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Fridays Unfolded Link Party {#135}

It’s Friday again!!  YAY!!  Time to party 🙂

About a month ago, my friend so graciously agreed to pick up some lights at IKEA that I wanted for my kitchen.  They sat in the floor of my kitchen for a week or so, and my hubby asked if we were going to put them in…

I said “I will only start if you promise we will finish before Thanksgiving.”  And to that he went to get the ladder and a hammer.

Thankfully we finished with time to spare!  If you haven’t seen the reveal you must go check it out! Here is a peek 🙂


Thank you all for linking up and sharing your thoughts, yummy goodies, and creativity with us each week.  Be sure to check out and follow our Pinterest boards to see what we’ve been pinning! 

Here are my favorites from this week. Remember to check all the hostesses to see their favorites too!

If you are pinning one of these great ideas for yourself, please click over to the original link and pin from there – thanks!
I’m getting more and more antsy to start crafting and decorating for Christmas, and this post from Tanya at twelveOeight added to my excitement. She shares how to transform villages to a snowy wonderland.

How to Make a Glitter House Village {the easy way} from twelveOeight

Meal planning for Thanksgiving has made me hungry!  If you are looking for a yummy breakfast to serve to guests, or even just your family, these cinnamon rolls from Living the Gourmet sound delicious.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls {with Cake Mix} from Living the Gourmet

If you are like me you probably already have things booked for 2015.  If you need a calendar, or planner, you must check out these cute downloads and printables from Eliza Ellis that she is offering for free!  How sweet is that?!?

Updated Free Printables for 2015 from Eliza Ellis

I love repurposing things so much!  So, I was so excited to see what Mindi from My Love 2 Create did with a few drawers, scrap wood and some casters – brilliant!
Under the Bed Storage, Repurposing Drawers from My Love 2 Create
If you were featured grab a button!


Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!!

Remember the rules 🙂

  • Follow ALL of our hostesses in some way: NancherrowInspiring Hearts and HomeSew A Fine SeamMore Than MommiesFrazzled JOY, and Skipping Sideways
  • Link up as many posts as you like – recipes, decorating, faith, kids, homeschooling, humor, giveaways…whatever unfolded for you lately.
  • Grab the code and post the party button or linked text somewhere on your blog.
  • Visit a few links (it’s a party, people!).
  • Pin only from the original posts.
  • By joining Fridays Unfolded you are giving us permission to post a linked photo from your shared post.

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Behind The Scenes and an Introduction

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Alison from Nancherrow about participating in a blog hop – a Tour Through Blogland. I loved the idea of giving my readers a little insight into how things tick around here at Frazzled JOY, and to introduce you to a blogger that might be new to you!

I have been blogging now for two years.  I was an avid blog reader before and found that DIY blogs really renewed my love for creativity and DIY. With a little coaxing from my hubby I decided to put my own voice out there.  

What am I working on?

I always have several projects going at once, and I am notorious for starting another. Right now I am working on my kiddos bedrooms.  I shared here that when my oldest moved to college, all the rest moved into new rooms, and they all had a vision for their rooms.  So, I have been working to make those visions happen.  Remember this is where we started a couple of months ago.  It’s been a slow process but we are getting there.

How does my work differ from others in my genre?

The most important thing to me about this blog is being myself.  You might get a great DIY project one week, you might get a quick tip the next.  The next week might be filled with heart stories of our family, or our faith.  

Why do I write what I do?

My goal in writing and creating is to encourage. Maybe you are encouraged or inspired to try a DIY or an organizing project. Maybe you are struggling with being a wife or mother on a particular day and something I said helps you know that you are not alone in your struggle. Really this is my purpose – to bless.  

How does my writing process work?

Most days I share things I am working on at our home. As I have been speaking to during this month’s blog series – I am still working to make all the spaces in this home functional and pleasing for our family.  I do my best to share how-tos as much as I can. Some days however, the Lord puts words, thoughts, emotions on my heart.  And, when that happens, I am called to share.

I am so thankful for those that read along.  I pray that you are blessed through this little corner of webiverse.

Speaking of being a blessing.  I would love to introduce to you Lisa from Shine Your Light.


Lisa has been a blessing to me from the very beginning with her sweet words of encouragement!  She is a fellow DIYer with some mad skills.  You really must go and check her out!!



She just completed a quick update to the stairs in her garage.





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One Space Down

Okay so we made a plan, I collected some inspiration, and we made a budget.  And then, we got busy.  
 
This, sometimes for me is the hardest part.  I am constantly scheming up things to do around the house to make it better.  But, the list is long, and I don’t always get started!!
But, this time we did.  You can see some before, during, and after posts about our entryway.  
 
Here is the after because I love it!!

 
And here it is now.

 

Still functioning and still beautiful!!
 
Now it’s your turn
 
Step 6 : Get Er Dun – Or in other words – Get your first space finished 🙂
To see other posts in this series click on the link below
http://frazzledjoy.blogspot.com/2014/10/31-days-series-launch-2014.html

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You Don’t Have To Spend A Fortune

Okay so you have your space, you know how it needs to function, you have some inspiration, now what next??
 
You need to decided how much money you want to spend on your fixes.  Yes, I said money.  Some fixes will cost a little and some fixes will cost a lot.  Most of the time I try to land on the low end of cost, because that’s what our budget will allow. At most we might land in the middle.  
 
So, what does that mean??  It means compromise.  Which as I mentioned yesterday, is not always easy for me.  It means rather than throwing your hands up and saying “nevermind” because you can’t afford to tear out the wall or re-do the floors, you compromise and do the things that you can do.  It means doing at least the things that will help make the space function, with a little bit of form.  
 
As I said yesterday – you don’t have to sacrifice design – even on a budget – not totally at least.  
 
Here is my inspiration for our entryway design.
 
Obviously, there were things about these spaces that weren’t happening.  I love the herringbone brick flooring – but flooring was not in the budget.  The built-ins the side of the bench are fabulous, but my space is too small for that.  So, I had to make some compromises to make my vision happen within my space and within my budget. 
 
Step 5:  Determine a budget

To see other posts in this series click on the link below
http://frazzledjoy.blogspot.com/2014/10/31-days-series-launch-2014.html

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