9.03.2015

Idea Box Link Party: Week #26



Happy Thursday!! I hope you're all settling into September like it's no big deal. We've got a long weekend ahead of us and I'm pumped to have a little extra time for house projects!!

As always, I'm so glad you've all been joining in for our link party. I am super sick of organizing and unpacking, and absolutely loving that I get to live vicariously through all of your fun projects and recipes each week. Thank you! Now, onto serious business.

With two of us getting ready for babies this fall... Idea Box is looking for Co-Hosts!

Want to co-host Idea Box?? Click here to sign up. (or click here to read Mila's post with more details)



In case you're just joining us now:
Idea Box is a new weekly link party for bloggers to share all of their creative posts---recipes, home decor, DIY projects, gardening tips, good advice... Whatever your creative heart desires. For the first little while, Idea Box will be open from Thursday - Tuesday to give you all plenty of time to link up and tell all your friends.


Make sure you check out the hostess' blogs to see what we've been up to!

Now for the party features!


Purple Hues and Me: 
Corrugated Cardboard and Jute Twine Vase
http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/corrugated-cardboard-and-jute-twine.html







How cute is this?! I am itching for a quick fixer-upper project, and this baby is totally inspiring me. One day I'll have time to look for projects again.. or so I hear ;) 





I am determined to can something this year... but not quite ready to learn how to do it while barefoot, pregnant, and in the throws of summer heat. These awesome blogging ladies are thinking ahead and freezing their tomatoes before making a big batch of sauce (which is what I want to can!). That sounds MUCH less painful than starting canning season during actual canning season... even if I get to it while on Maternity leave this winter I will feel accomplished. Anyway. Check out the full post for details!





I don't think my interest in this post comes as much of a surprise... I am just over two months away from having a baby, and am a BIG fan of being as prepared as possible. Oh, and let's not forget  the words of "wisdom" and warning that are being thrown at me by people lately. Including, of course, the first thing addressed in this lovely straight forward list: "Sleep now, you won't sleep at all later!"
 Blech. Read the full post for all the good baby-on-the-way tips


Make sure you visit your hosts! You may be one of their features. (And don't forget--follow follow follooowww!)


Mila @ MilasLittleThings
Google+ || Bloglovin' || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Hometalk

Carole @ CreativeClementine


Cyndee @ MyCreativeHome *new blog link!*



Congratulations to our featured guests! Go ahead and grab yourself a fancy feature button. You've totally earned it!






And don't forget your bragging rights! Click below to tweet your feature loud and proud:





Features are also pinned to our Idea Box board on Pinterest:

  Follow Idea Box Link Party on Pinterest.


Now, onto this week's party!

Simple Party Rules:

1. Please, please, pleeease follow your hosts.
2. Only link up personal content-- there are no rules about the content, as long as it's family friendly!
3. Please, please, pleeease visit at least three other links and leave comments/make new friends. It isn't a party if you link and run!!
4. Please link back to one of our blogs or grab our button below.
5. You can add up to three *new* links each week---please don't link up posts you've shared with us before. 

Remember that by linking up, you are giving the hosts permission to use your images/content on our blogs and/or social media. Proper credit and links will always be given. The link up starts every Thursday at 6am EST, and closes the following Tuesday.


Party button:

Idea Box Link Party



Help spread the word about Idea Box on Twitter:





Add your links:


Idea Box is a weekly Link Party that opens Thursdays at 6am ET and ends Tuesdays at 6am. Idea Box is hosted by:


8.27.2015

Idea Box Link Party: Week #25



Happy Thursday!! I am probably the worst for saying this.... but I am SO EXCITED for fall. My usual love for everything pumpkin is only intensified by being pregnant, and I just can't wait!!

Skipping straight to business now....on to the Idea Box Link Party!! (My apologies for skipping last week--- the weeks are getting away from me!)


In case you're just joining us now:
Idea Box is a new weekly link party for bloggers to share all of their creative posts---recipes, home decor, DIY projects, gardening tips, good advice... Whatever your creative heart desires. For the first little while, Idea Box will be open from Thursday - Tuesday to give you all plenty of time to link up and tell all your friends.


Make sure you check out the hostess' blogs to see what we've been up to!

Now for the party features!


Collecting Moments:
When Imperfect Parenting is Enough
http://collectingmnts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/when-imperfect-parenting-is-enough_13.html





I love chia pudding, but can only take so many different takes on chocolate or banana. This recipe is exactly what I have been looking for! Head over to Living off Love & Coffee to read the full post for the yummy details.

Make sure you follow your hosts! You may be one of their features. 


Mila @ MilasLittleThings
Google+ || Bloglovin' || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Hometalk

Carole @ CreativeClementine


Cyndee @ MyCreativeHome *new blog link!*



Congratulations to our featured guests! Go ahead and grab yourself a fancy feature button. You've totally earned it!






And don't forget your bragging rights! Click below to tweet your feature loud and proud:





Features are also pinned to our Idea Box board on Pinterest:

  Follow Idea Box Link Party on Pinterest.


Now, onto this week's party!

Simple Party Rules:

1. Please, please, pleeease follow your hosts.
2. Only link up personal content-- there are no rules about the content, as long as it's family friendly!
3. Please, please, pleeease visit at least three other links and leave comments/make new friends. It isn't a party if you link and run!!
4. Please link back to one of our blogs or grab our button below.
5. You can add up to three *new* links each week---please don't link up posts you've shared with us before. 

Remember that by linking up, you are giving the hosts permission to use your images/content on our blogs and/or social media. Proper credit and links will always be given. The link up starts every Thursday at 6am EST, and closes the following Tuesday.


Party button:

Idea Box Link Party



Help spread the word about Idea Box on Twitter:





Add your links:


Idea Box is a weekly Link Party that opens Thursdays at 6am ET and ends Tuesdays at 6am. Idea Box is hosted by:


8.13.2015

Idea Box Link Party: Week #23



Happy Thursday!! Welcome back to the best day of the week and another super fun edition of our Idea Box Link Party. I am so happy to see so many of you coming back to party with us week after week. It sure makes a pregnant girl feel the love. As I noted last party, I'll be cutting back on features this summer to make time for baby prep. I promise to get back into the usual rhythm of things once life settles down!


In case you're just joining us now:
Idea Box is a new weekly link party for bloggers to share all of their creative posts---recipes, home decor, DIY projects, gardening tips, good advice... Whatever your creative heart desires. For the first little while, Idea Box will be open from Thursday - Tuesday to give you all plenty of time to link up and tell all your friends.


Make sure you check out the hostess' blogs to see what we've been up to!

Now for the party features!


Half Bathroom Makeover
The Honeycomb Home
http://thehoneycombhome.com/half-bathroom-makeover/




http://premeditatedleftovers.com/recipes-cooking-tips/chili-corn-dog-muffins/


I don't know if I'm just pregnant, or love chili and cornbread and corn dogs and pretty well anything served in a ramekin... but holy good golly do I want this. Like now. Check out the full post to get the full uber yummy recipe.

Make sure you follow your hosts! You may be one of their features. 


Mila @ MilasLittleThings
Google+ || Bloglovin' || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram || Hometalk

Carole @ CreativeClementine


Cyndee @ MyCreativeHome *new blog link!*



Congratulations to our featured guests! Go ahead and grab yourself a fancy feature button. You've totally earned it!






And don't forget your bragging rights! Click below to tweet your feature loud and proud:





Features are also pinned to our Idea Box board on Pinterest:

  Follow Idea Box Link Party on Pinterest.


Now, onto this week's party!

Simple Party Rules:

1. Please, please, pleeease follow your hosts.
2. Only link up personal content-- there are no rules about the content, as long as it's family friendly!
3. Please, please, pleeease visit at least three other links and leave comments/make new friends. It isn't a party if you link and run!!
4. Please link back to one of our blogs or grab our button below.
5. You can add up to three *new* links each week---please don't link up posts you've shared with us before. 

Remember that by linking up, you are giving the hosts permission to use your images/content on our blogs and/or social media. Proper credit and links will always be given. The link up starts every Thursday at 6am EST, and closes the following Tuesday.


Party button:

Idea Box Link Party



Help spread the word about Idea Box on Twitter:





Add your links:


Idea Box is a weekly Link Party that opens Thursdays at 6am ET and ends Tuesdays at 6am. Idea Box is hosted by:


8.10.2015

High & Low: modern neutral nursery on a budget



With a baby on the way and a new house to decorate.... my mind is reeling with baby nursery possibilities!! 

The walls in the room our nursery will go in were already a soft aqua when we moved in, so I'd love to make it more modern and less baby-boy-ish by adding black and white furnishings and artwork with pops of colour. And with as much repurposable art as possible... not stuff that's so baby-centric that even the kid will want to get rid of it in three years.

The trouble? I have expensive taste. Luckily, I'm not the only one! There are some pretty decent knock-offs of the furniture I fell in love with. I think I'm okay with liking popular things, if it means a price cut!!

Here are a few of my ideas, and where to save money. The best part? All stores are easy to shop from Canada, even if you choose the pricier route.


Higher Budget Nursery: $2454 


B&W Nursery: Higher Budget


The breakdown (sources in link above):
Rug: Urban Barn - $380
Chair: Urban Barn - $699
Crib: Baby Letto via West Coast Kids - $499
Dresser: Baby Letto via West Coast Kids - $499
Curtains: Urban Barn - $79 per panel
Artwork: Lora Zombie print via All Posters - $219 (framed)




I didn't even know I had a particular taste in crib until I fell in love with multiple nurseries that featured the Baby Letto Hudson crib. And in grey? Talk about pulling my heartstrings!


Lower Budget Nursery: $1223


B&W Nursery: Lower Budget



The breakdown (sources in link above):
Rug: Ikea - $179
Chair: Structube - $399
Crib: Shermag via Babies R Us - $299
Dresser: Shermag via Babies R Us - $299
Curtains: Ikea - $19 for the pair
Artwork: Etsy - $28 (not framed)



Can we just reflect for a moment on how those cribs are sooo close?! Also, can we just discuss the fact that I already ordered the crib and dresser, because Babies 'r' Us had an online sale? YES! I am so excited that we got the lower price crib for an even lower price that what I'm showing you. Now to spot out sales and coupon codes on all the other goodies!

Happy Monday, world. :)