Tablescape Features

Entertaining Tips From a Night Owl Blog

Earlier this week I shared my summer table with you and then invited you to link up yours. There were some lovely ideas linked up and today I am featuring four of those. A beautiful Fourth of July Tablescape from Frugal Homemaker. A DIY Buffet Caddy from Create Craft Love. A Beach Inspired Tablescape from the Frugal Homemaker. Entertaining Tips from A Night Owl Blog. After you finish checking out these lovelies, check out the rest of the beautiful ideas linked up. ...

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Egg Carton Caterpillar


Hi friends! I am guest posting over at Poofy Cheeks . Stop by and you can read about the bad boys above and whatever other randomness I threw in there. Notice a new blog look? Yup, it is a work in progress. I'll update you when I have my head on straight. Happy Saturday friends!   CLICK HERE TO SEE WHERE I PARTY! ...

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Pinterest Proud: Ikatbag

Pinterest Proud

I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was such a fabulous idea I had to share. This was done by Ikatbag. How fun is that? It is so brilliant because it cleans up nicely and even when it is "out" it takes up hardly any square footage. I just love it. I might even try my hand at one. Click on the image above or follow this link (here) to check out all the little details. Be warned, it is a fun blog with a fun shop and it might suck you in for hours! Don't say I didn't warn you.   P.S. You can still enter our giveaway celebrating 1000 Facebook friends here. ...

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Lets Connect

Hello friends! As many of you know Google Friends Connect is going away. That means the 248 of you who follow me this way will no longer be in the loop. Womp, womp, womp! I love your smiling faces! You can subscribe via email or RSS feed and now I have another lovely option that is very similar to GFC. The same people who make all those linky parties happen are helping link you to your favorite blogs! WooHoo! So I have joined my blog friend Jessica from Stay at Home-ista in a blog hop. Join in the fun! You can stay in the loop with the linky tool in the sidebar.   “A blog hop is a ...

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10 Awesome Valentine Ideas

Valentine Idea

"The best kind of Valentine's Crush is the kind you drink" from Design Aglow Paint Chip bookmarks from Old Town Home Superhero Valentine from Zakka Life (with printable) Quinn actually received one of these from his acting class buddy and he loved it. Download coupons from Creating Keepsakes Package them perfectly in an Altoids tin as seen in Creating Keepsakes magazine (here) Pencil Valentine from Simply J Studio I "WHEELIE" LIKE YOU from Thirty Handmade Days (printable available) Lollipop Butterfly from Skip To My Lou (with printable) Lollipop Lilly also from Skip To ...

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Statement Necklace Giveaway

Giveaway Prize Necklace

I am so excited about this giveaway! I wish I could enter and win!! I am head-over-heels in love with Jewelry by Jessica Theresa. She makes the most amazing statement necklaces and thinks about every detail. Her necklaces come complete with her signature fabric flower for an added punch. Today's giveaway will go with any outfit. I included some pictures of the giveaway prize. You can find more of Jessica's fabulous creations at her Etsy shop, here. There are so many ways to win and you can come back every day to earn more entries! WooHoo! The more love you show to Balancing Home and ...

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Updated Kitchen Cabinet: Reader Submission

Wallpapered Kitchen Cabinet

You know how when you have cute underwear on you feel cute even though nobody is seeing it? (How is that for a lead in?) Seriously, it is true. Sometimes it is the little details, the ones no one else sees that put a smile on your face. It is the cute pedicure hidden in your sneakers, the darling makeup bag stowed away in your purse, or the pretty file folders hanging in your desk. My sister-in-law, Julie, recently did a project and snapped some pictures and sent them my way. She included these details in her message:   My main motivation for this mini-makeover was that the inside ...

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Blog Swap: Quick, Thrifty Mirror Makeover

Guest Post Yard Stick Mirror

Hello! My name is Holly, and I blog over at Life as a Thrifter. I am thrilled to be guest posting today! Although I used to teach kindergarten, I now stay at home with a very busy toddler. Along the way, I developed an obsession with thrifting. These days nap time is most often spend sanding or spray painting! Whether it's a beat-up piece of furniture or a worn out pair of jeans, I have the greatest time producing something new out of something old . . . and blogging all about it! Today, I'd like to share a quick mirror redo with you guys! Initially, I painted the mirror orange . . . but, ...

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Letter To Santa Party: Blog Swap

Today is an exciting day for us here at Balancing Home. We are doing our very first blog swap! Today I am over at Uncommon and Bonnie and Trish are posting their amazing Letter to Santa Party here. I love all the little details that went into this party. Hope you are inspired! _________________________________________________ We are Bonnie and Trish from the blog, Uncommon, and we are thrilled to be here on Balancing Home today!   Do you guys feel the excitement in the air?  Things are starting to look a lot like Christmas around here and my kiddos are just so full of joy and ...

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