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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pretty Project Features-- April!


Hi, y'all!  I'm back after a little trip with just my daughter and I to celebrate her upcoming graduation and I'm just in time to share this month's features from our Pretty Project Party!  I'll share a little more about our trip later, as well as party plans and printables for graduation, so stay tuned!

But for now...



Do you know what one of the best things about hosting The Pretty Project Party is? The inspiration! It's like a mini Pinterest feed right on the blog--- full of beautiful spaces, creative DIY's and all sorts of amazing decor and styling tips and tricks!

Today we are sharing our featured favorites from April's party. Check them out below!



Pretty Project Party April Feature - House Homemade




House Homemade shared her DIY version of an expensive European bistro stool. With a thrifted stool, recovered seat and fabulous black and white striped wicker wrapping, she saved a TON of $ and now has a pretty plant stand. You won't believe the cost comparison!


Pretty Project Party Feature - A Home to Grow Old In



A Home to Grow Old in shared her Master Bedroom Vanity makeover that also doubles as a desk - love the dual function! We don't even need to tell you why we like this project, right? I mean...the desk is pink! That pale blush shade, coupled with the bold gold chair against her navy wall - total perfection!



Pretty Project Party Feature - My Life from Home 1


My Life from Home linked up the new look of her lovely kitchen nook - the table and chairs plus a stock pile of great pillows! Who wouldn't want to sit here and sip on a hot cup of coffee?! A simply beautifully styled space just around the corner from her dedicated kitchen "Coffee Bar" - if only we could all have one!

Thanks to everyone for linking up at the Pretty Project Party this month! Be sure to follow along and stay on top of what your hostesses are up to as we head into May!



Pretty Project Party Hostesses

Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane 



Heather @ Southern State of Mind 



Rachael @ This is our Bliss



Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street 



Tammy @ Pink Peppermint Design 



Julie @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss 


Pretty Party Project graphic 


The next Pretty Project Party will be here on Thursday, May 19th. We already can't wait to see what's to come! Have a wonderful day!




Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Pretty Project Party



Can you believe it is April already?! These months are flying by and that means it's time for the April Pretty Project Party! We can't wait to see all the pretty projects you've been working on over the last few weeks. Here's a peek at what all of the hostesses have been up to this past month.
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At 11 Magnolia Lane, Amy and Christy shared their new Whole House Home Decor Planner--a collection of printable worksheets to help plan and organize the process of updating and decorating a home, these are the same ones they use to stay on top of the projects in their own homes. You can learn more about it and download a copy HERE--and it's FREE!

April Pretty Project Party

Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
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I revealed my daughter's bedroom makeover in a modern Disney theme, complete with custom wallpaper and original Cinderella art! Read all about about it and see the full post here: Modern Disney Themed Bedroom Makeover


April 2016 desk side dm 2

Julie @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
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Teacher Appreciation Week is almost here, so Tammy shared a quick and easy Kreme of the Crop printable to make your child's teachers feel extra special this year.

April Pretty Project Party

Tammy @ Pink Peppermint Design
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Sarah took it old school and did a furniture makeover. You have to see how this cane back rocker looked before!


April Pretty Project Party

Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street
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Rachael has been sifting through her local thrift shops lately to scope out goods for a monthly blogger thrift challenge she takes part in on the last Tuesday of the month. Of course, she can't let a good find in the door without dousing it in gold spray paint! Her recently made-over pretty pineapple vase looks right at home in the guestroom, don't you agree?!

Pineapple Vase

Rachael @ This Is Our Bliss
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Heather from Southern State of Mind shared her inspiration board for the One Room Challenge. This is a six week challenge where you transform one room in your house and share updates each week. Heather is giving her dining/sitting room a good swift kick in the pants, but there is only three weeks left to pull it off! Follow along here to see how things turn out!
April Pretty Project Party

Heather @ Southern State of Mind
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Now for the party! We want to see your PRETTY projects! Next Thursday we will be revealing our top three and featuring them on all of our blogs, as well as sharing our picks on our social media, including the Pretty Project Party Pinterest Board which you can follow HERE.
Directions: Be sure to include a link back to the party in your post, especially if you want to be considered for a feature. Share some love by leaving comments on other links. You can also share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #prettyprojectparty {great for you non-bloggers!} as we look for features that catch our eye over there as well.


Thanks everyone! We can't wait to see all of your fun projects and be inspired by you!





Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My Favorite Outdoor Replacement Cushions



Wow!  This week is flying by and I've not even had time to stop in here at the blog to check in.  Lots of things going on in our life right now, which I'll be sharing along the way, but for now, I've got to tell you about my new porch cushions!  

I know some of you are out there, and you're like me---searching high and low for replacement cushions for your outdoor furniture.  This is a tough job that requires a lot of research!  Not to mention talking yourself into biting the bullet to pay for them.  So, I'm telling you all about the ones we just bought because I am thrilled with them!

After 3 full years of having this porch furniture (can't believe it's been that long), the cushions were really starting to sag and show a few stains, so I decided to try out these Belvedere Patio chair cushions by Threshold from Target.  

Here's the comparison below with the old cushion on the left and the new on the right...






They are thick, firm, and fit our furniture perfectly.  And I love the double-piping and the Scotchguard fabric.  

We have spent many evenings on this porch and the poor sofa was feeling it...






And now it's refreshed and looking brand new again...




You can click here to read about my original screened porch makeover and get some sources for other things on my porch.  We are totally ready for some great times out here soon!

Stop by tomorrow to join up with the Pretty Project Party!  And then I'm taking some time off from blogging next week as I head out for a special trip with my daughter to celebrate her upcoming graduation.  If you want to see our shenanigans, be sure to follow me on Instagram.  We are slightly ecstatic!