Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What We Accomplished Wednesday #30

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!

Today was back to school for kids in our district.  It was back to home school for my youngest.  He got away lightly today, as I finished rounding up the books I want him to use and I had a doctors appointment today.  Tomorrow will be grueling...kidding...although he probably will think so ;)

Today was a little sad, as I had to take my mama hen, who has been sitting on eggs, off the nest.  All but one of the eggs ended up rotten or the chick died inside.  I had to clean out the coop.  One egg remains and it is wrapped in a towel on a heating pad.  I have little hope for it.  It was my first time with a broody hen, and I learned a lot about what to do next time.  For now, she needs to eat and build her strength back up, so I have to keep shooing her off the eggs.  She'd starve to death!

My garden is late this year, since the first seeds rotted in the ground with our cold, wet spring.  My beans just started this week.  I was going to can them, but got called into work an extra day.  I'd already picked the beans, with no time to can, so I blanched and froze them instead.  It's time to pick them again too!

I also finished the drawer fronts of the cabinets I refaced for a friend, and my daughter's college roommate came to visit for the holiday.  All that kept me pretty busy this week, so no project posts...boo!  But you certainly had some.  The linkups this week were awesome!  Here is the rundown of the top ten for last weeks party:

Up first is beautiful dining room by Susan of Must Love Junk . I love the serene feel of this room!

Christine, from Little Brags, snazzed up some picture frames with a metal letter and star.  I love the burlap knobs she hung them from too.  Aren't they cute?

You have got to see how this beautiful desk transforms into a table!  Mary, from Orphans With Makeup, did an amazing job of painting and distressing this gorgeous piece.

This sweet little pumpkin was made by Nici at Posed Perfection.  She used a glass vase and a thrift store sweater.  Check out her great tutorial.

 It took a lot of elbow grease, removing damaged veneer, but Therena, from Little Bit of Paint, transformed this tired dresser into this little beauty.  I love the colors with the stained top!

Isn't this gift wrap sweet?  Pay Ursula, from Kraft Mint, a visit to see how she did it. 

Elisha, from Pneumatic Addict, used several techniques on this trunk her grandfather made for her, to completely change the look of it.  I love the color and the typography!  

Isn't this tub with the map just the cutest?  Rhonda, from Obsessive and Creative, used Mod Podge and paint to transform it.  Love that!

Pear season is just about here in our neck of the woods.  My pear tree is loaded!  Just in time, Aimee, from Twigg Studios, shared her Pear Fritter recipe.  My mouth is watering!

This is a recipe I've had for years, but have not made in forever.  I'm so glad Danielle, from Snippets of Inspiration shared it.  I am so going to make these very soon. They are delicious!

Your turn!  What amazing things have you been up to this week?  Please join the party and share with us.

Da Simple and Easy Rules

1. Only projects you have made/accomplished pretty please. Items for sale are okay, as long as they are in tutorial form, and linked to your blog post.  No links to shops or Etsy stores, please.  Link up to 3 posts

2. Linking back to the party (text or button) within your post is very much appreciated . You can grab a button from the side bar if you like.

3. By linking up here, you are giving me permission to feature you here, on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest.  I'll only use 1-2 pictures from your post and link back to you. Then people will be flocking to your blog to read all about it!!  Spreadin' the love around baby!    

*Note - After your first link-up, as a courtesy, I will email you each week to let you know when the party is up and running. If at any time you wish to be taken off the list, just shoot me an email with unsubscribe in the subject line. I use your email for this purpose only and never share it with anyone else.

Before you leave a comment, please read this post.  I love your comments, but many of you are no reply bloggers and don't even know it...even some of you who I've been able to reply to before.  If you switched your profile from Blogger to Google Plus, then your comments probably are set to no reply.  


  1. Beautiful features. Thank you so much for this cool party! Have a wonderful September.

  2. Thank you so much Deborah!
    Have a great week.


  3. Thank you so much for the Party Deborah! I love the features you picked!

  4. Wow! Sounds like you had quite a full week! Thanks so much for hosting. And a huge thank you for featuring my Sweater Pumpkin Vase. I'm so grateful! I hope you have a great week.

  5. Hello! I am SO honored and giddy to see my craft featured on your blog! Thank you :) Now, I'm trying to grab your button but I don't see the "code" below the button, so I can copy and paste this on my blog... maybe I'm missing something? ;)

  6. Hi Deborah, hope your chicken recovers soon. Lots of great features. I make Magic Cookie Bars often. One of my favs! Thanks for hosting.

  7. Thank you SO much for featuring my dresser!!! And of course for hosting! :)

  8. Thanks for the great party! I love seeing all your features in Pinterest!

  9. Thank you Deborah for featuring my trunk! Such an honor!

  10. Thankyou so much for featuring my pear fritters. Im so happy you liked them. Thanks for hosting xxx

  11. Thanks so much for hosting a great linky party! Have a blessed day! :-)

  12. What a nice surprise to see my dining room featured-thank you! :)

  13. Hey, Deborah- It is great to see all the features here. I am off to visit a couple of new blogs this morning! xo Diana

  14. Thanks so much for hosting today's party! I was away last week so excited to be getting back to linking up and partying again :-) Happy back to school week!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

  15. Thank you for your party! Have a wonderful week!

  16. Thanks for hosting! this is my first time linking up to your party, I'm your most recent follower :)
    Have a Great evening,

  17. Thank you for hosting, Deborah.
    It seems like from my computer, your buttons area which I usually can copy and paste to link up is empty.
    So I'll just link your blog name, not the button.
    By the way, am I still no reply blogger?
    I think I fixed it but I don't really know what is no reply blogger...haha
    So I can't tell if I'm still or not....


  18. Hi Deborah,
    Thanks for hosting the party. Sorry to hear about your hen. I hope she regains her health and strength quickly. Looking forward to visiting some of the other links.
    Have a Lovely Day,
    Pieced Pastimes

  19. Hi Deborah, I just now saw that you included my picture frames in the features!!! Thanks sooo much! xoxoxox

  20. You are busy, busy, busy! I make magic bars every Christmas, and my husband gobbles them down. Seriously, I have to hide them for guests. I'm super jealous of your pear tree. Great features!

  21. P.S. I hope your doctor's visit went okay.

  22. Hi Deborah Lynn, I was going to ask how the chickens are doing, but I see one of them is sick? It was so good to hear from you! I must stop my disappearing act, I really have missed visiting with you. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lynn

  23. Hi Deborah, Just popping in to say hi. Hoping all is well and that you're enjoying a lovely fall.

  24. Hi Deborah - Just missing you and your great and creative posts. I hope all is well. Praying blessings your way.


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