Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Click and Chat Social Media Link and Living Room Makeover

Oh Happy Day!
Do I feel super accomplished today.
And why am I feeling this way, you ask?
Well it's nothing more than a project(s) is done.
D.O.N.E.
It seems like forever and a day that I've been working on the vintage sofa upholstery project AND the ugly coffee table makeover. 
I shared that coffee table make over with you before and here's a few pics of the before:

I used home made chalk paint to make it over :)
Now, drum roll please.....
Here's a little looksee at my living room now 







The small pillows were made out of a real coffee burlap sac
The other pillows are from Target bought on clearance! The ones behind those are made out of drop cloths. I'm still debating on whether to stencil something on them or not. Remember the ugly coffee table? I still have to recover the wing chairs (those are slipcovers) in the same color as you see them now. I just have to find some cheap but durable fabric. I am also on the look out for a decent priced rug and script type fabric for the ottoman. Ignore the hideous speakers that my husband insists on having :-I With a little money and lots of imagination you can decorate anything!!
I hope I have inspired you!
Oh, don't forget to enter my giveaway this month!!
 I've been slacking in promoting it. Please share it with all your friends.

 And in the meantime, social up!!
xoxo 
Patty





  The Click and Chat Social Media Link Up! Ready to grow your social media like a champ? Come on by and take part in this awesomely effective link up party! @ Adventures in Mindful Living  

The Click & Chat Social Media Link up Party #15!

Thank you so much for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up Party!
We are all about networking and helping you grow your social media numbers!
This month we are excited to announce that this linkup will appear on 13 amazing blogs!! That is 13 times the exposure for you and your links!
We are also looking for co-hosts for the coming up months, so if you are interested please contact either Amber or Kim on any of their social media and we will chat about it!
We will also have a featured blogger every week. Being chosen for our featured blogger spot means that we will share your picture (or logo) and your social media links just to let even more people see your awesome blog! To be considered for that spot you must have shared about the link up on at least one of your social medias and of course had good blogging manners and followed or liked the hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias.
Ready to meet this weeks featured blogger?
Making My Apt a Home
Makin my Apt a home
Go on by and say hi and check out all of her great social media links!
Now come and meet your hosts and co-hosts!
13 blogs = 13xs the exposure for your blog! Ready to grow your social medias? Then come on by and link up at the Click and Chat Social Media link up party!
Crystal- Hugs and Tugs Mom Reviews /Brenda- Daily Mayo /RebeccaFuture
To make it easier for you to follow your hosts and co-hosts we have put them in the first couple of spots in each link up section. Ready to link up? Great! Some quick and easy rules- 1. Please follow your hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias! It is just good blogging manners! . You can find all of our social media in the links below! Have you already followed us on one? Find another one to follow us on! We post great stuff on all of them, you won’t be disappointed! 2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends! Make sure to visit some other links on any list you leave your link on!This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve! You are all awesome- now go meet some other awesome people! Now if you want to be super awesome you can always tweet, share,+, or pin this link up! facebook1 twitter1 bloglovin1 Pinterest1 google1 instagram1  
Thanks for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up party!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Click and Chat Link Up-Free Social Media Optimization

It's hotter than hot here in the Dallas, Texas area. It seems the older I get, the more I hate the summer. I thought old people liked warm weather, ha!!
Here's another link up so you can grow your social media followers.

I automatically follow anybody who follows me on any social media platform. I just look to see my notifications of new followers and automatically add you back :)
easy peasy


The Click and Chat Social Media Link Up! Ready to grow your social media like a champ? Come on by and take part in this awesomely effective link up party! @ Adventures in Mindful Living  

The Click & Chat Social Media Link up Party #16!

Thank you so much for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up Party!

We are all about networking and helping you grow your social media numbers!

This month we are excited to announce that this linkup will appear on 13 amazing blogs!! That is 13 times the exposure for you and your links!

We are also looking for co-hosts for the coming up months, so if you are interested please contact either Amber or Kim on any of their social media and we will chat about it!

We will also have a featured blogger every week. Being chosen for our featured blogger spot means that we will share your picture (or logo) and your social media links just to let even more people see your awesome blog! To be considered for that spot you must have shared about the link up on at least one of your social medias and of course had good blogging manners and followed or liked the hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias.

Ready to meet this weeks featured blogger?

Echo- Domain of the Mad Mommy

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Blog / FB / Instagram /Pinterest / Twitter

Go on by and say hi and check out all of her great social media links!

Now come and meet your hosts and co-hosts!

13 blogs = 13xs the exposure for your blog! Ready to grow your social medias? Then come on by and link up at the Click and Chat Social Media link up party!

Amber- Adventures In Mindful Living / Kim- This Ole Mom /

Sarah-Life in a Breakdown / Molly- Rose and Odin / Kat-MamaBirds Nest /

Patty-How Sweet it Is / Bonnie-Lady Blogger / Sarah-Baking with Mom

Katie- A Little Pinch of Perfect / Miranda- Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Crystal- Hugs and Tugs Mom Reviews /Brenda- Daily Mayo /RebeccaFuture

To make it easier for you to follow your hosts and co-hosts we have put them in the first couple of spots in each link up section. Ready to link up? Great! Some quick and easy rules- 1. Please follow your hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias! It is just good blogging manners! . You can find all of our social media in the links below! Have you already followed us on one? Find another one to follow us on! We post great stuff on all of them, you won’t be disappointed! 2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends! Make sure to visit some other links on any list you leave your link on!This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve! You are all awesome- now go meet some other awesome people! Now if you want to be super awesome you can always tweet, share,+, or pin this link up! facebook1 twitter1 bloglovin1 Pinterest1 google1 instagram1  

Thanks for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up party!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Grow Your Social Media Presence FREE

I am back to participate in this great link up for this month too!
By linking up your social media handle, you will appear in more than 7 blogs!! This means that many more people will see your presence and follow you. If you follow others, you will have a better chance of growing your fans and likes!!
So what are you waiting for?

Link up.
And don't forget to enter my monthly giveaway for a beautiful Better Homes and Gardens Book. See the post below!



The Click and Chat Social Media Link Up! Ready to grow your social media like a champ? Come on by and take part in this awesomely effective link up party! @ Adventures in Mindful Living  

The Click & Chat Social Media Link up Party #15!

Thank you so much for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up Party!

We are all about networking and helping you grow your social media numbers!

This month we are excited to announce that this linkup will appear on 13 amazing blogs!! That is 13 times the exposure for you and your links!

We are also looking for co-hosts for the coming up months, so if you are interested please contact either Amber or Kim on any of their social media and we will chat about it!

We will also have a featured blogger every week. Being chosen for our featured blogger spot means that we will share your picture (or logo) and your social media links just to let even more people see your awesome blog! To be considered for that spot you must have shared about the link up on at least one of your social medias and of course had good blogging manners and followed or liked the hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias.

Ready to meet this weeks featured blogger?

Dana- Chocolate and Sunshine

Blog / FB / Google+ / Instagram /Pinterest / Twitter

Go on by and say hi and check out all of her great social media links!

Now come and meet your hosts and co-hosts!

13 blogs = 13xs the exposure for your blog! Ready to grow your social medias? Then come on by and link up at the Click and Chat Social Media link up party!

Amber- Adventures In Mindful Living / Kim- This Ole Mom /

Sarah-Life in a Breakdown / Molly- Rose and Odin / Kat-MamaBirds Nest /

Patty-How Sweet it Is / Bonnie-Lady Blogger / Sarah-Baking with Mom

Katie- A Little Pinch of Perfect / Miranda- Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

Crystal- Hugs and Tugs Mom Reviews /Brenda- Daily Mayo /RebeccaFuture

To make it easier for you to follow your hosts and co-hosts we have put them in the first couple of spots in each link up section. Ready to link up? Great! Some quick and easy rules- 1. Please follow your hosts and co-hosts on at least one or more of their social medias! It is just good blogging manners! . You can find all of our social media in the links below! Have you already followed us on one? Find another one to follow us on! We post great stuff on all of them, you won’t be disappointed! 2. This link up is all about networking and meeting new friends! Make sure to visit some other links on any list you leave your link on!This makes it fun and really helps get the exposure on all the blogs that they deserve! You are all awesome- now go meet some other awesome people! Now if you want to be super awesome you can always tweet, share,+, or pin this link up! facebook1 twitter1 bloglovin1 Pinterest1 google1 instagram1  

Thanks for stopping by The Click and Chat Social Media Link up party!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July Dessert and a July Giveaway!

Howdy sweet peeps! 
Happy Independence Day!
I'm here to share a quick and yummy dessert I made 
just a few hours ago for a 4th of July cookout we are invited to.

 How to make a 4th of July Dessert


It is super easy and delish!
Here's what you'll need:
2 packages of crescent rolls
2 packages of 8 oz. cream cheese
chocolate chips
1/2 c sugar
2 bananas
1 lime/lemon
1 pint of strawberries
1 pint of blueberries
whipped topping/cream
9x12 glass pan


 
 1. Take the crescent rolls and flatten them on your baking sheet to form a rectangle. Then bake them according to package directions. 
In the meantime, I washed all the fruit and sliced them. I used this handy little gadget to slice the strawberries. 
I put some lime juice on  a plate and I sliced my bananas on the plate. Then I squeezed some more of the lime juice on them to keep them from turning brown :) 



 After the crescent rolls were done, I let them cool a little them used a large spatula to gently move them to my glass pan. I had my cream cheese sitting on my counter until it was soft and them added some sugar to it (to taste) and mixed it up well with my spatula. It should have the consistency of frosting. I spread it on my first crust and then I piped some of the whipped cream all around the edges and added the fruit.




This is the first layer. 
Then you put on the next crust and do the same. Frosting it with the rest of the cream cheese and adding the fruit to resemble a flag :)
I added bananas only to the bottom half of the top layer because one of my boys is allergic to them. This way he can just get a slice where there are no bananas.

And there you have it. Super, duper, easy and delish. 
Store it covered with another glass pan in the fridge until ready to serve.
What's fun about this, is that when my kids were younger they loved helping to decorate it.

:D





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And now for even more fun!
You're head's going to explode, right?
LOL
Here's a little giveaway for you fans of mine.
This is one of my favorite decorating books.
It's Better Homes and Gardens
New Cottage Style.






How many of you love Cottage Style homes?
I know I do.
I bought an extra copy to give away. 
1.All you have to do is follow me on Instagram 
(this is mandatory)
The link is to the right on the side bar. 
Follow and then come back and comment 
that you are following on instagram.
Extra entries:
Follow my blog on google friend connect!
on Google +
on facebook
on twitter 
and 
on pinterest!
For every new follow write a comment so that you have more chances to win!!
This is not a sponsored post.
Winner must reside within the continental US.
Winner will be chosen by Random.org
Giveaway closes at midnight CDT
July 30th, 2014.

Good luck!

xoxo 
Patty




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July-Let Freedom Ring-Denim-Wreath

What do you get with these:
 
 
 
 
Why, a patriotic wreath of course!


How to make a denim wreath
for Independence Day! 
 
First, gather your materials: 
2-3 wire hangers or semi-rigid wire
jeans or denim fabric
wooden letter
red paint
ribbons of your choice
hot glue gun
staple gun 
fabric scissors
cricut or any other die cutter 
or
white star stickers
 
Step 1:
 Make your wire hanger into a circle.
You will need one inner circle and one outer circle that is slightly bigger. The idea is that one fits inside of the other. This is to make the wreath look fluffier. Begin by cutting or tearing strips of the denim and tying them around the hanger. They don't have to be perfect or the same size. 



It's good to have a helper :)
Once you have them all on there, make sure they are nice and scrunched together tight. 
For my wreath, I used a large sized denim shirt and a 
large pair of jeans 
(my hubby's...shhhh)
That was enough to make the two circles nice and fluffy.
 While my helper was cutting the strips of denim,
I went into the kitchen and started painting my wooden M with red acrylic paint. I gave it 3 coats. 
After it was dry, I cut a stencil out of my Cricut and just painted them on. The idea is that I will reuse this 
letter later on and paint over the stars :)

You can use stickers if you like. 

When you are finished with both circles, you will need to fasten them together with floral wire or anything you have handy ;P


Here you can see that I was just trying out lay out 
ideas on the wreath. 
I took a staple gun and stapled two skinny ribbons to the back so I could tie it to the wreath nice and snug.
 
 Then I just made the cute little bow and tied it to the wreath.
I also added another piece of ribbon to the back to hang it from my door. 
You can use anything you have handy!! 

And there you have it!








Happy Independence Day everyone!!

I'll be back tomorrow with a super, yummy and easy dessert for your 4th of July parties.

xoxo
Patty

 














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