Happy Friday, and happy first day of fall!! Woohoo!! Fall here in central Texas is off to a fantastic start. Even as I sit here and write this, at almost noon, the temperature outside hasn’t even reached 75 degrees. Quite a change from our morning to night triple digit temps! And what a welcome change. It makes me giddy, and energized, and ready to tackle some projects!!
Beginning this week, I’m making some changes to the weekly link party. What prompted these changes is that several of you have written to me and told me that you get more visitors from my link party than you do from link parties that are much larger than mine. And several others have mentioned that my link party is your favorite to visit.
At first I was puzzled, but then I realized why this is. I know when I visit link parties that have hundreds of links, I get overwhelmed. I may quickly skim the links, and click on a couple, but that’s about it. Add to that the fact that bloggers that have these massive link parties generally use the tiniest thumbnails possible, and just forget it. Looking through hundreds of microscopic thumbnails where nothing is recognizable just isn’t fun for me. Perhaps many of you feel the same way.
So I’ve decided to always keep mine small, and continue to use the big thumbnails. From here on out, the number of submissions will be limited to 75 per week.
This means that as the number of submissions begins to reach the limit, I may delete some, such as repeat submissions that have already been shown here on A2D, and also multiple submissions from the same blogger, especially if one blogger submits more than three links.
We’ll see how this goes for a while. Who knows where this will lead?! Perhaps a “juried” link party? That might be interesting. But we’ll see. Okay, enough yapping. Let’s get to the highlights from last week.
First up, blue pumpkins? Yes, please! Learn how to achieve this crackled look at Home Stories A to Z.
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the progress on this kitchen remodel at Domestic Imperfection, and naturally, these gorgeous butcherblock countertops caught my eye!
A food feature is out of the norm for me, but potato soup is one of my absolute favorites. With fall officially being upon us, this recipe from A Fabuless Home is sure to be my new favorite.
I love seeing homeowners make bold, dramatic choices in small spaces, and this striped powder room from Designed to the Nines is fantastic!
Everything about this outdoor space from Tres Chere is simply perfect, from the daybed, to the fabrics, and that amazing yellow sunburst mirror.
This is another out-of-the-norm type of feature for me, but this wood peg sorting and matching game from Gluesticks is too adorable to pass up.
And finally, this front porch makeover from J and J Home demonstrates the power of paint. This porch went from dull to something that I would expect to see in Architectural Digest.
Alright, you guys really brought your “A” game last week, and it’s time to do it all over again.
I want to see anything and everything that you’ve made with your own hands—everything from home décor and room makeovers, to recipes, clothing, accessories, etc. Anything goes. If you’ve made it, link it up!
(Please link recent projects. And please still refrain from linking Etsy stores, your giveaways, your link parties, and your general blog URL.)
- Add the link to your specific blog post to the link party below (be sure it’s the permalink to a specific post, and not your general blog URL);
- Be aware that if you link here, your project may be highlighted here on the A2D blog, the A2D Inspiration files, or the A2D Facebook page (credited and linked to your blog);
- Grab the code for the button below and add it to your post so that others can join in the fun (or just add a text link on your post leading back here);
- Take a look at other projects linked up here, and be sure to leave comments so they know you’ve visited!!
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