Celebrate Your Story! #280
Celebrate Your Story! Link Party
Happy May, everyone! I had the most fun last weekend. My best friend, Meredith, hosted a “It Was Nice Knowing You Boutique” party with a group of girlfriends. Guests brought gently used clothes, shoes, jewelry and handbags that no longer fit or suited their taste. Everyone got to “shop” and return home with some “new” stuff! We were outside on a beautiful spring day, and it felt so good to socialize again. All the ladies agreed that we want to do it again, this time with kitchen, household and home decor items!
Here’s what else I’ve been up to:
Now, let’s party!
Party newcomer Susan from Hen and Horse shared her recipe for Shrimp and Grits. Being from Connecticut, I’ve only tried this yummy dish once while visiting South Carolina. Susan (also a northern girl) has perfected her recipe, and I’m definitely going to make it!
I’m swooning over Cindy from Country Road 407‘s vintage farmhouse kitchen! Look at the authentic shiplap, ironstone and open shelves. You’ve got to see the lovely spring accents she’s added, too!
Crafting and decorating with books has been a thing in the DIY world for some time, but I’ve never seen this technique used by Wendy from WM Design House before. I love how she aged the books with dark wax. And the bee motif is fabulous!
With Mother’s Day coming up next weekend, take some inspiration from Shelley of Calypso in the Country and set an outdoor tablescape for mom! I love this tropical theme she chose with the palm leaves and rattan chargers. She also has a clever trick to disguise the umbrella pole…ginger jars around the base!
My mom used to have a lavender patch with several varieties of lavender. She would dry the lavender and make wands with ribbon. Lisa from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S created this wreath out of fresh lavender! My mom would’ve loved this!
Lemon is my husband’s favorite, so I’m always looking for new lemon dessert recipes. Kippi from Kippi at Home shared her grandmother’s Lemon Jello Cake recipe from the 1960’s! This looks so good…I can’t wait to try it!
The most clicked link of the week is from Kristi of Mulch and Paint. Last year, she made May Day tin can baskets along with a friend. They delivered them to family and friends “just because”. I love this sentiment! Check out her tutorial to see how she made them.
If you’ve been featured this week or any other time at CYS, please feel free to grab a button to post on your blog!
Thank you to everyone for sharing, and congratulations to all of the featured bloggers! I had so much fun reading your posts and discovering new to me blogs. Don’t forget to link up your new posts to have a chance to be featured next week at Celebrate Your Story!
Now it’s time to link up! It’s easy, just a few rules:
1. YOU CAN LINK UP TO 3 POSTS: HOME DECOR, CRAFTS, TABLESCAPES, GARDENING, RECIPES, AND MORE!
2. ETSY | AMAZON | LINK PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED AND WILL BE DELETED. ALSO, NO ROUND UPS PLEASE.
3. PLEASE VISIT ONE OF YOUR FELLOW LINKUPS AND LEAVE THEM A COMMENT. DON’T LINK AND RUN!
4. YOU ARE GRANTING ME PERMISSION TO USE PHOTO(S) ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.
PLEASE DON’T PIN FROM THIS POST…IF YOU’D LIKE TO PIN SOMETHING, JUST CLICK THE LINK TO VISIT THE BLOGGER’S SITE AND PIN FROM THERE. THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT!
I PIN ALL FEATURES TO MY CELEBRATE YOUR STORY! PINTEREST BOARD.
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Thank you so much for hosting the party.
Have a great week.
Thank you so much for hosting this week! I enjoyed all your lovely features and inspiration shared today! Wishing you a fabulous Mother’s Day!
Tee @ Teediddlydee
Rebecca, just checking in that you are still on for the Bee-utiful blog hop next week? URL, title and one pix aren’t due until end of day tomorrow. But, I sent out a reminder with the initial list of links and two of the three collages and didn’t hear from you (for some reason I have 2 email addresses for you). Figure I’d try reaching you this way.
Thanks so much for hosting Rebecca! Love the features and can’t wait to dive into all the fun posts above. Have a great day!
I have been so behind on everything (especially link parties) I didn’t know you were still at it!)! Here I am! I am so happy to see you are still carrying on…and growing!! YAY!
Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.
What wonderful features, Rebecca! Wishing you a wonderful week! xo
Thanks for another fun party. I love the party idea! What a great way to get together & repurpose items. Have a great week. XO- MaryJo
Thanks for hosting!! Have a great 1st week of May!!!
Thank you so much for hosting AND for sharing my outdoor Mother’s Day table! Enjoy your week!
Thanks for hosting the party today. Have a great month of May!
Thank you so much for the feature today! I’m new to link parties and am so excited to have found you and your beautiful site! Up next I have to learn how to post the button on my blog! Thank you again!
Thanks for another great linky party! The chicken pot pie casserole looks so good! Pinning now…
Niky @ The House on Silverado
Hi Rebecca! The party you described is such a fun and smart idea! I remember having a garage sale with my sister in law and we both had fun trading and buying each other’s stuff!! Thanks so much for hosting and have a great Mother’s Day!
I truly appreciate you taking the time to host this charming party each week!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Thank you so much for sharing my blog post, I am so excited to have discovered you and your beautiful site.
This is my first attempt at link parties