No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
-Elbert Hubbard

And considering that such wisdom came from a man with a name like Elbert Hubbard, who am I to argue?

After an almost 12 hour trip back from Florida yesterday (including all the stops, which somehow multiplied alarmingly from our trip to Florida), I was able to sleep in my own bed and wake up feeling ready for…a nap.

In fact, if you I were to post a picture of myself in about 5 minutes, I think I might look more than a little like this:  

Source: via Topala on Pinterest



(Only not particularly cute, fuzzy, or small)


So, since I clearly am lacking in the brain cells to say/show much interesting for myself this morning, how’s about I just dive right into what you guys got up to for last week’s party?

First up, I love this DIY Eye Chart that features a favorite scripture from Design, Dining + Diapers.

And then there’s this amazing living room space from Meeha Meeha. Drool.

And these scrumptious-looking rolled French toast treats from Inspired by Family Mag.

And this cute sewing machine cover (from a t-shirt!) from Vintage Gwen via The Crafty Scientist.

And this amazing-looking Tomato Parsley Pesto from Hello Paper Moon.

And these ah-dor-a-ble ruffled curtains from Creatively Living.

And this china hutch before and after (the before must be seen for the after to be fully appreciated) from Picked and Painted.

And last, but certainly not least, this book page bunting from The Good Life.

Thanks, guys, for saving my mental bacon (mmmmm…bacon) with your awesome creativity!

Feel free to grab a button from the sidebar if you’ve been featured!

And now it’s your turn again!

Same “rules” as always:


If you’ve blogged about it, I want to see it!


1. Link to your specific post URL instead of your blog URL (no limit on the number of linkies, so add as many as you like!)

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  1. While I don’t have any links to contribute to your link party quite yet, I’m an avid follower who is so thankful for you hosting it every week…it’s become my go-to source for inspiration on just about anything!!

  2. Nice pics.Everything is looking perfect in these pics.You have done a great job by sharing these pics with us.I would like to read your more updates.Keep them coming.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you are recovering from your vacation!

    Meredith & Gwyneth

  4. Thank you so much for hosting! This is my first time to link here, even though I’ve been a follower for a long time. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  5. I added Kitchen Vintage this week. I sure appreciate your Free for all, allows for a great mix of posts. Thanks for hosting.

  6. Hi Abbie! Thanks for the featuring my china cabinet. I found your blog last week and I can’t get enough.
    Have a great weekend!!

  7. Thanks for the feature Abbie! I totally can relate to that top quote. Vacations sound fun, but can equal a lot of stress….I think the more kids = the more stress! lol
    Although….there is light at the end of the tunnel, even though my boys might not ever be able to do a reasonable packing job (jammies all day and super hero costumes to them would suffice), my 9 yr old daughter packed for 4 out of 5 of the kids on our last trip! Woohoo! It was wonderful!

    Put a movie on, and take a good nap!

  8. Love all the features! You lucky thing chillin’ on the beach all week!!! Enjoy your restful weekend! XO, Aimee

  9. Abbie! Thank you for featuring my DIY Eye Chart! You rock. Glad you are home safely, hope you can get some good rest soon 🙂

  10. Thank you for hosting and for featuring my bunting! That beachy living room? It snatches my breath. Love!

    Have a great weekend!

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