Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What We Accomplished Wednesday #16

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 looks like our spring was a short lived one.  Last week was beautiful.  I dug out an entire 12 foot flower bed.  Lilac roots had invaded, and some of the perennials were staging a coup to take over the whole bed.  They got the ax...literally.  My hubby had to take an ax to the lilac roots.  Never fear, you can't kill those things.  This past few days has been miserably cold and wet again.  Tomorrow is supposed to be better...I sure hope so.

I tried starting a favorite rose from stem cuttings.  You can read about that here.  It's an interesting technique, that I'm curious to see if it works.

If you read my recent post about challenges, you know that my husband was laid off over two months ago.  Many responded with prayers and well wishes, that really lifted my spirits.  Ken is still laid off.  We are still praying he will be called back soon.

In an unexpected and sudden turn of events, I've been offered a part time job at our local JoAnn store.  I have not worked outside the home for many years, so I am a little nervous, and yet excited too.  It will nowhere near make up for what my husband made, but every little bit helps.  It will keep me busier though, so I may not be able to comment on all the link-ups every week anymore.  I will continue to host the party and do the features.  I get so much joy from seeing all your wonderful inspiration.

Now on to this weeks features.  The top clicked link this week was this bed and dresser redone by Freddie & Petunia. You have to see what she put on the top of the bed posts!

Some lucky chickens get to live in this adorable coop at Glass Slipper Restorations

Isn't the color and design of this end table just gorgeous!  This is just one of several that Susan of Sunflower Hugs repainted.

Kadee Willow painted this awesome wrapping paper herself, and if you are all thumbs at wrapping gifts, she gives a great tutorial to make it easier.

Who wouldn't want to stay in this guest room done by Celestina Marie Designs.  The problem would be getting guest to leave...I'd want to stay forever!

Picking the right type of Sharpie pen is crucial to a lasting design on dinnerware.  Terry, at Forever Decorating spills the beans on this one.

Need a desk organizer?  Check out how Denise on a Whim turned this crate into this pretty and unique organizer.

Will you be holding a yard sale this year?  Then don't miss this post packed with awesome tips to make it a successful sale.  Danielle, from Finding Silver Pennies, shares some tips here I'd never heard of!

Patti, at Old Things New, painted this sweet little table with a stenciled bird on a branch and pretty turquoise base.  Can you guess what it started out as?

Banana bread is a favorite at our house, especially if I throw in a handful of chocolate chips!  Diane, at An Extraordinary Day, claims this recipe is the best one ever.  This is a must try recipe for me!

Now, onward to this weeks party!   It's not a rule, but if you would like to follow me it always makes me smile :)


  1. Deborah,so pleased you have a little job. Hope it all goes well. xx

  2. Deborah, love that gorgeous rose! Hope it works. Nice features. Happy to be joining the party.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting Deborah. We struggled with the same challenges in the past few years too, and it's hard to know how it will all work out, but it will. God always provides, and you will do great at JoAnn's :)

    xo, Tanya

  4. I've never tried propogating roses, but I have two that I really love and would love having more of. I'll have to check out that post. Thanks for hosting. I hope the new job goes well. It'll be a new juggling act for sure, but what a blessing to have that opportunity. I hope you enjoy working there.

  5. What a delightful surprise to see my Banana Bread Recipe featured today!! We really do enjoy it...another loaf was made last night...with a half bag of chocolate chips and a dash of nutmeg and a wee bit extra vanilla...cause I just can't stop playing with what I already think is best. Silly me.
    Thank you for making my day, Deborah!! [hugs]

  6. Hi Deborah, Prayers for your hubby to be back working soon and best wishes to you at Joann's. You will love it and with your talents, be a huge compliment to the store.
    Thank you for hosting this fun link up. Love all the features this week and was excited to see my room among them. Thank you so much.
    Love the treasures in your etsy shoppe too.
    Blessings and prayers.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  7. Thank you for the party Deborah. And I do hope your hubby gets called back very soon. Good luck with your new job at JoAnn's. sure you will enjoy seeing all the crafts, fabric etc at the store. Andi thewednesdaybaker

  8. Hi Deborah, I just found your blog and love it. Thanks for hosting this delightful party...Connie

  9. Thanks so much, Deborah, for featuring the desk organizer! Hope you're having a lovely week :)

  10. Hi, I just linked up for the first time here. Very cute blog :)

  11. Hi Deborah, Thanks for hosting another Great Party!

  12. Deborah, congrats on the part time job at JoAnn's. You'll do great! And, praying for a call back for your husband. It will work out. Keep the faith.
    Thanks for hosting and enjoy your day!
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese @ Fresh Idea

  13. WoW Deborah~thanks so much for the feature!
    I'm still new to your blog and party, and ALways look sO forward to what you have going on!

  14. So I'm scrolling slowly through your wonderful features when I come across my own bedside table! What a nice surprise. Thank you! Praying God's favor over you and your family. You are going to have an amazing story to tell of His sufficiency! Blessings, Patti

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  16. Thank you so much for including my yard sale tips! x

  17. Hi Deborah, thank you so much for your sweet commet and the invite;)
    Love to share my barn with your readers!
    Thank you for hosting;)
    Love and hugs

  18. Thank you so much for hosting.
    Have a great day,

  19. Deborah.... you made my day!!! Thanks so much for featuring my post about wrapping a present! I am so tickled!!

  20. Thank you for another great party Deborah! Have a wonderful day!

  21. Thank you so much for hosting Deborah. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  22. Hi Deborah, I am sending prayers your way. May God soon open new doors for you. Wishing you happiness at JoAnn's:)

    Thanks for hosting and featuring some amazing projects!!!


  23. Deborah, your roses are BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for hosting this wonderful party. Prayers for you! ;)

  24. Thank you for the party! I hope you have a great week, and good luck with your job! Sounds fun!

  25. I could never have a job like that - too much temptation! Congrats on being a member of the work force - I am sure you will be great at this with your creative mind. Thank you for hosting.

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  28. Deborah,thank you for hosting!!
    Great features :)

    I'm sorry to hear that you are having a hard time,sometimes we feel that life is never easy,but after it goes down, it'll go up!!
    I hope your husband will be called back very soon and good luck with your new job!!!

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