Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What We Accomplished Wednesday #15

Want to be a pin-up girl?  Join the party, and if you are featured, I'll pin your project to my Green Willow Pond Features Board!

It's been a busy and challenging week.   We traveled downstate to watch Jamie walk for graduation two weekends ago.  We had her home from college last week. She has one more summer class to take so she is back at college until July 4th weekend.

We also celebrated my niece at her wedding shower this past weekend. She is a radiant bride-to-be!
I didn't post a Pinteresting Monday yesterday, so I'm sharing one today.  I start seeds 4-5 weeks before planting date here in northern Michigan.  I actually did this last year and it worked really well.  I can create a greenhouse on cooler days by keeping the lid closed, open it on warmer days, and bring the whole chabang inside on cold days or nights.  I bought the containers at Walmart for about $5.00 last year.

To water, I remove one cup and pour water into the bottom of the container.  This way I only have to water every day or two.  I keep them in the shade until they have true leaves, then move them to dappled shade, then gradually start exposing them to full sun for about half an hour the first day, and gradually extending that time over the next couple of weeks. When I'm through with them, I can store my garden supplies in them.

Now on to the features from last weeks party!  This weeks most clicked link was this adorable trailer, shared at Penny's Treasures.  I so want a little trailer to decorate and use as a summer guest cottage.

Kyra, from Chateau Revivals, shared this beautiful dresser refinish.  I love the mix of white paint and stained wood!

Check out this lace screen that Lynn, from Shabby Story, assembled.  I love the oval frame and jar of flowers she added to it too!  She also made a beautiful slipcover with ruffle.

I love the pretty shade of blue that Angela, at My Place 4 Tea, custom mixed to paint this awesome coffee table with a surprise.  You'll have to check it out to find out what that is.

I did not know you could transfer images with paint. Sumaya, at Evocative Vintage, shows how she used paint to transfer images on these cute pails.

Mindi, from My Love 2 Create, used a vintage divided box as her pattern, and created more boxes.  Aren't they awesome?

How fun are these covered beaded push pins from Ellya, of Curiositaellya

Spring has sprung and Karen, at Somewhat Quirky Design, has embraced it with her beautiful white with moss mantle.

This armoire from Biljana Shabby, took my breath away!  I just love how she finished it.

This sweet little pincushion was created by Andrea, at The Simple Craft Diaries.  Love the mason jar.  You could keep your thimble and tiny scissors store inside!

I can't wait to try this Oven Barbeque Chicken posted by Nici, at Posed Perfection.  It looks so moist and yummy!

Bonus Feature!
Have you ever wondered how to put a fancy design and title on your pictures?  Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof, gives an excellent tutorial about how to do it in picmonkey. Make your pictures pin worthy!

Now, onward to this weeks party!  I am so ready to party!!  It's not a rule, but if you would like to follow me it always makes me smile, plus I will follow you to if you let me know :)


  1. Fun features Deborah. I can't wait to try transferring an image with paint! More blessings to you, Patti

  2. Lovely features today Deborah. The girls all look so happy too. I bet you are so proud of your lovely daughter.xx

  3. I love the pictures of your family events! Good stuff!! I was so excited to see you featured my crates/boxes! Thanks so much! I hope your week is great, and after a busy week...relaxing!!!

  4. Thanks Deborah for featuring my armoire:) You have lovely daughter, have a beautiful day, hugs Biljana

  5. What wonderful pictures Deborah :) Thank you so much for hosting, have a great week!

    xo, Tanya

  6. Hi Deborah, thanks for sharing the wonderful family pics. I love being a pin up girl, so thanks bunches for featuring my acrylic paint transfer pails!:)Can't wait to visit all the other features!

    Happy week,

  7. Wonderful family photos and great features. Thank you for hosting Deborah.

  8. Hi Deborah. Congratulations to Jamie and your niece. Fun times as everyone moves on into a new stage of life. Hope you enjoy the celebrations. Thanks so much for taking time for the party with all you have going on.

  9. the girls look so pretty...and happy! thanks so much for sharing my screen, deborah:) great mix of features!

  10. Congrats to Jamie on her graduation and to your neice also. Thanks tons for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  11. Congratulations to Jamie and your niece! Thank you so much for featuring my cottage trailer...hugs, Penny

  12. Such wonderfully happy events in your family! Thank you for hosting!

  13. Great features Deborah! I'm going to make me one of those pin cushions! Thanks for including my mantle.

  14. Hi Deborah! Thank you for the party! Great photos of your family! It's such a fun time of year! Grads, brides, sunshine... :-)

  15. Thank you so much for hosting I enjoy coming by every Wednesday!

  16. Hi Deborah, So nice to meet you and find your blog. I just linked up to join the fun. Great idea for the moveable tub greenhouses. This looks like it would be perfect to get a good start on plantings. I live in Texas now but I am originally from Dearborn, Michigan born and raised. I am sure this would work great when the weather is weird!!

    Great features you share too.
    Thank you for hosting. I am a new follower too.
    Have a great Wednesday, Celestina Marie Design

  17. Fabulous party, my friend! Happy Wednesday..… :)

    hugs xx
    Crystelle Boutique

  18. Congratulations to the graduate...to all.
    I saw your chalkboard at my bloggy friend's page (Celeste) and I just couldn't resist. Can't get enough of them.
    This sounds like a great party. As soon as I'm done with one I'm hosting (although it's very small), I'll try to be back next week.

  19. Hi Deborah,

    Great features and congrats to the graduate. Your niece is going to be a lovely bride. So pretty. Thanks so much for hosting.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  20. By the way, I was a home school mom too...through high school. Both our children (23 and 20) just got into their dream college, Univ. of Miami (where we live). Never a day goes by that I regret our decision to come home.

  21. Thanks so much for hosting!! I LOVED the button clips you chose to be one of your features :-)

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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  23. With all that is going on in your life, it is amazing that you can host a party. Thanks.

  24. Congratulations to your daughter! And your green house is ingenious!

  25. Hi Deborah, Thanks for hosting this Great Party!

  26. Hi Deborah,
    Thank you so much for featuring my beaded push pins. And thank you again for another great party! See you next week.
    Have a great day,


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