July was a good month around here… I can’t believe it’s already time for another Round Up! Not only did we take two separate trips (one to Colorado and one to Kentucky) to visit family (hi Dad!) (and Trevor’s Dad!) but we had tons going on at home. As you all saw last week with my messy house tour the house is still a giant mess! Trevor got more done in the last two days then I was able to complete the entire time he was gone (thanks flu!). Oh well… at least we’re finally getting somewhere!
I think the best part of July are my new friends from the Thrift Store Swap! We have been working together for the past few months but during July we really kicked it up a notch! We added new people to the group and are coming back for a second Swap in September! Either way the three ladies who started this swap with me way back when are completely fabulous… it’s so nice to have blogging friends!
If you haven’t already hop over and check out their stellar blogs! Tracy blogs over at At Home with Sweet T, Lyn blogs at Mid Michigan Mom and Lisa blogs at Five Kids, a Dog and a Blog! I’m still getting to know the new girls but a couple have really jumped in and made themselves at home in our little group! Brittany and Samantha team up to run the blog DIY Just Cuz, Laci blogs at Sequins in the South and Tiffani blogs at Not Your Average Southern Belle!
Your favorite 5 posts from May 2015:
( or at least the 5 you clicked on most! )
The Thrift Store Swap – It’s finally here THE THRIFT STORE SWAP is live! I know you’ve waited patiently… so let’s get started shall we? This swap was soooo much fun! I love re-purposing things and making them pretty again… so this swap was right up my ally. But can I tell you a secret? Shhh… read more!
How to Paint like a PRO… Tips and Tricks from Sherwin-Williams University! – Remember that work conference a while back? Well when you work for Sherwin Williams you can expect at least 4 hours of that conference to be painting something! We had an excellent class full of tips and tricks…. which came in handy when the hubby decided we just had to paint! So here’s my best tips on how to paint like a pro… courtesy of SWU… read more!
5 Homemade Presents for your Man! – My hubby had his birthday last week… which means the task of coming up with birthday presents for me! We are definitely on a budget this year, so while I loved the idea to celebrate every hour with a fun new present I knew I needed to come up with some great homemade options that wouldn’t break the bank! Which is how I came up with 5 homemade presents for your man… well for my man! read more!
The Messiest House… EVER! – So I have been living in my new house for what… about a month and a half now? Yup almost two whole months and I’ll be happy to share that I haven’t unpacked a single box… read more!
How to Apply FREE Wallpaper Samples… to Projects! – If you’ve been following along with the Thrift Store Swap you already know about my epiphany to apply FREE wallpaper samples on top of my round-bouty thingy (that’s the official description: the roundy-bouty thingy). I spent so long trying to figure out what would pull this whole project together that when I figured it out I may have done a happy dance… a very loud enthusiastic happy dance… read more!
My Favorite Posts:
How to Create Mirrored Mason Jars… the Tutorial! – That’s right MIRRORED mason jars! With the mason jar trend going on I’m surprised we didn’t think of this sooner! I mean they’re clearly adorable! Here’s everything you need to make your very own mirrored mason jar… read more!
Headboard Shapes… Which to Pick? – So my mom decided a while ago that she wants a new headboard. She had an antique four poster bed that we picked up for a great price at an antique shop… but she just didn’t love it. So she got rid of it and now she’s thinking to go the DIY route! Which is awesome because, yay new projects! The only question left? What headboard shape is best… read more!
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award… Take 2! – I absolutely love blogging… I would do the projects anyways so it’s an extra step of awesome to share all of my little ideas with y’all. But the absolutely best feeling is when someone else sees what you’re doing and acknowledges the awesome. That’s what happened today when I checked my twitter account… there was a notification that Chocolate ‘N Children had tweeted “I nominate @happilyeverafteretc for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award… read more!
Creative Bloggers Swap! – Sometimes the best part of blogging is the relationships you form… which is why I love to participate in any type of blogging swap! I’m sure by now you’ve all seen the Thrift Store Swap that went live at the beginning of July. Well as much fun as that swap was… this swap is completely different! Emilie over at Emilie Lima Burke orchestrated the entire thing… read more!
Reader Survey! – In preparation for this monumentous occasion I am asking that you, my loyal following (hi mom!) take a quick minute to fill out my first ever, super awesome, you’re totally gonna love it: Reader Survey! It should be quick and painless but just in case it isn’t…. I’m sorry? I truly love each and every one of you awesome people… in truth I still can’t believe even one of you reads my blog!
The survey is still open for a couple more days… so if you wouldn’t mind taking the survey? I would love you forever!
That’s it for July! With the house starting to shape up and all of your fabulous answers on the reader survey I have a bunch of really awesome posts planned! August should be awesome!
If you have certain questions you would like me to answer… or a post you would love to see shout it out on the reader survey! I’d love to answer!