Monday, August 3, 2015

Something To Talk About Link Party #28

Welcome!



I'm glad you're here!  If you’re new to the party, today through Thursday bloggers will link up their favorite crafts, diy, recipes and more.  Sharing with you tons of great projects, inspiration and diy at it’s BEST.  Something To Talk About Link Party is also a great way to make some new friends and get a little more exposure and traffic to your website. We’ll be sharing many of your creative ideas throughout the week on social media too. 

The party runs from Monday at 6:00 am EST to Thursday at 5:00 pm EST so make sure you come back to this later to see what everyone is sharing.


What I've been up to this past week:



6 things to look for now that you will want later

Most Clicked Features

Patina Paradise - Industrial Faux Meal Nightstand
A Junk Chick Life - Forgotten Sideboard
Vintage Refined - Kitchen Makeover Reveal
Sincerely Jean - Garbage Turned Into Beauty


Spain Hill Farm is proud to feature:
(Adding a special thanks to EVERYONE that links up each week.  So many great recipes, projects, and crafts that it makes it hard to choose just 2!  I really appreciate each of you!!)

This hardware looks amazing!  So clever!


and

Beautiful!  Love this color!


If you were featured, don't forget to grab a button!!



Vicki and Jennifer from 2 Bees in a Pod || Facebook || Instagram |Pinterest || Twitter 
CoCo from The Crowned Goat || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest
Angie from Spain Hill Farm || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Twitter
Karin from Art is Beauty || Facebook || Instagram || Pinterest || Twitter


Party Rules…please don't link and run :) 
1  Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. You may link up to 3 posts!
2  Please leave a comment for your host.
3  Cultivate new relationships…visit a couple of blogs and leave comments.
4  No Etsy stores, giveaways or link parties.
5  We would love a link back to one of our blogs with a text link or party button.
6 By submitting a link, you’re giving us permission and granting us the right to feature your project and photos on this blog, website and on social media.  Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given. The Altered Past/Spain Hill Farm is not responsible for stolen images or the misuse by others who have found your image through TheAlteredPast.blogspot.com (www.spainhillfarm.com)
7 Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs.  Features will also be pinned to our Pinterest Party Board  for even more exposure!  If you were featured, be sure to grab a button!


Thank you so much for stopping by and for linking up with us!





Thursday, July 30, 2015

6 Things to Look for NOW to Use LATER for Christmas

I know, I mentioned the "C" word...Christmas.  Please don't throw anything at me.  I promise there's a good reason for my mentioning it now, during the heat of July!

We are in the height of yard sale season and NOW is the time to be looking for some items you will want to have on hand this fall.  For, you know, when you get ready to think about that time of year.  When it's chilly outside.  Everything is dressed up with red and green.  The "C" word.

6 things to look for now that you'll want to have later


First, and this is not just for later this year but something that can be used anytime...MASON JARS.  Honestly, can you have too many of these?  If you're in my household, you're not allowed to answer that.

Mason jars in all shapes and sizes are great for making snow globes, water-filled or waterless.  They also make great candleholders and baking mix gift containers.

vintage mason jar snow globes


Second, you're gonna need something to put in those snow globes.  Yard sales and thrift stores are the perfect places to pick up miniatures and toys that will fit nicely in mason jars.  Look for animals, small cars or tractors, bicycles, tiny houses, or anything that speaks to you.  It's your snow globe and it can tell whatever story you want it to.

Third, gumball machine.  Seriously?  Yes!  I found one at a thrift store last year and turned it into my all-time-favorite snow globe yet!  Don't pass over a gumball machine with writing on it.  I think mine had "Jelly Belly" on the glass.  I simply removed that before using it for my snow globe.  If it's hard to remove, you can hide or disguise it.

gumball machine snow globe christmas


Fourth, ICE SKATES!  How many of you have seen cute decorations in magazines or on Pinterest using ice skates?  How many of you have kicked yourself in November for not picking up that pair you saw during the summer at a yard sale?!  (Me!)

vintage ice skates for christmas decor


Fifth, old books.  You can probably find some old, non-collectible, non-interesting (think old tax law or something), books at thrift stores or your library's book sale.  Disassembled, the pages are great for all sorts of crafts like this book page wreath.

easy diy book page wreath hung on antique mirror


And, lastly, the sixth item...greenery.  Yes, that's sort of obvious but think outside of the box here.  I picked up a thrown away artificial tree because it was broken.  However, the branches were beautiful.  I use the individual branches to fill my window boxes and to build a foundation in arrangements around the house.  Think about how many broken artificial trees you've seen at thrift stores and yard sales.  Yep, lots of cheap greenery right there!

6 things to look for now that you'll want to have later


Ok, that's my last mention of the "C" word.  Until at least next month.  You may return to your summer break now ;)

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

Angie




Monday, July 27, 2015

Something To Talk About Link Party #27

Welcome!



I'm glad you're here!  If you’re new to the party, today through Thursday bloggers will link up their favorite crafts, diy, recipes and more.  Sharing with you tons of great projects, inspiration and diy at it’s BEST.  Something To Talk About Link Party is also a great way to make some new friends and get a little more exposure and traffic to your website. We’ll be sharing many of your creative ideas throughout the week on social media too. 

The party runs from Monday at 6:00 am EST to Thursday at 5:00 pm EST so make sure you come back to this later to see what everyone is sharing.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

5 Simple Updates to the Family Room

5 Simple Updates for the Family Room - Inexpensively

With the laidback, lazy days of summer here, now is your opportunity to freshen up the family room.  Who am I kidding?  Our summer schedules can sometimes be just as busy as the rest of the year.  However, that doesn't mean you can't tackle a little decorating too.  With these 5 simple updates, you can quickly and inexpensively add new life to your family room.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Great Game to Play at a Party - Left Right Center

great game for parties left-right-center

We celebrated my 50th (gosh, that number just looks wrong!) earlier this month.  Oh my goodness, I had so much fun! 

My sister and daughters threw the party for me which made it even more enjoyable!


great game for parties left-right-center


My nephew-in-law-to-be was DJ for the evening.  We have to have music because we are a dancing family.

Well, at least we think we are...the videos tend to tell a different story.  

Never watch yourself dance on video.  

Ever.

You're welcome.