Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How Non-bloggers Can Link To Blog Parties

Hi everyone.

I have exciting news for those of you that are non-bloggers!

Whether you are a blogger or not you can now join in the fun of blog parties, including the Share Your Style party hosted here every Wednesday evening. 

I have been thinking for quite a while that there must be a way for non-bloggers to join linky parties. Now if the party is hosted by Inlinkz you can now simply add your Instagram photos.  This will drive more traffic to your Instagram site and create new followers.  Even if you are a blogger you can also link from Instagram.

If you want to use a photo from your collection, first type the ‘Link‘ you want to add and
then click on the instagram icon.

You will be asked to login to you instagram account. Type your username and password and click “Log in“.

If you see the following image, please click on ‘Authorize‘.


Instantly you will see your photos loaded and you will be able to select the photo you wish.

Select your desired image and click done!

Well, you are done, yes it is that simple to add your instagram photos as link thumbnails.

I hope you will give this a try at the Share Your Style party starting every Wednesday evening right here. Link up once and be shared on eight blogs.


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Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Decorating

Hello Friends!

Last week I showed you my courtyard all dressed for Spring and now I would like to invite you into my kitchen.  I hadn't really planned on doing Spring decorating in the house until I started seeing all the beautiful vignettes you have posted. You inspired me to do something simple on my kitchen table.


Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to seeing you at this weeks  Share Your Style Party.
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Furnishing The Bathroom

Furnishing the Bathroom

I've always liked using furniture in a bathroom is space permits. It's always nice to have the extra storage.  If space is limited a vanity built to look like furniture is also a great option.  The piece below
reminds me of beautiful French antique.

When you look at your bathroom, you might see a room with only a few items. These items often include a shower with a tub or a shower that stands alone, a toilet and a sink. There are other pieces of furniture that can be placed in the bathroom that can make it look comfortable and modern.

One of the things that you can add if it's not already there is a cabinet. There are different kinds of cabinets that you can get depending on how much room you have. A recessed cabinet that sits in the wall is ideal for rooms that are smaller. A benefit of this kind of cabinet is that you can make it any size you need it to be as long as you have the support in the wall. You can store towels, washcloths and other linens in the cabinet.
 If you don't want to install something inside the wall, you can put a storage cabinet under the sink or over the toilet. Any wall can be used when it comes to cabinet space. Keep in mind that the door needs to be easily accessible.

Another piece that you can put in the bathroom is a wire rack. This is something that can hold a variety of items, including towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and decorations. There are racks that go over the back of the toilet and racks that have shelves extending from the floor to the top of the rack.

In our previous home we had a claw foot tub and I used a piece similar to the one below.


If you have a separate shower and tub, you will probably have room for a vanity in the middle of the room. The vanity can have one sink or two along with a large mirror and decorative lights.

Smaller pieces of furniture can also be added to the bathroom. Place a magazine rack in a corner or a small stool near the tub to make it easier to remove clothing before putting on pajamas or taking a bath. A small table can be used to hold items like hair accessories or bottles of cologne and deodorant. Examine the room before adding furniture to get a layout of where items would look best. Companies like https://www.decorplanet.com/bathroom-furniture have a large selection of furnishings.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Welcome to Share Your Style #6.

Before we get to the link up party I want to thank everyone that visited the SYS Spring
Blog Hop.  If you missed any of the hop you
can still visit these host for lots of Spring inspiration.


This week I shared our courtyard all dressed for Spring.

I look forward to seeing all of your Spring décor, recipes ect. you link to this weeks party.

Thanks for visiting and I appreciate your support and friendship!

Our host this week is Martina and she writes the beautiful blog Northern Nesting.


 Hi there friends...
Welcome to another week of Share Your Style!
For those of you who don't know me I'm Martina and I blog over at
My favorite "style" is French Country...I love sharing my latest projects, and home decor changes on my blog...so if your not already I would love for you to stop on by and follow me...I love making new friends!
This is my first time being a party host...I'm so excited...especially that I get to do it with 7 of my  fabulous blogging friends!!

I love looking back at all the link ups. It's so tough to pick only a few favorites!
Here are a few from last weeks party...
Cristina over @ Finding Grace Interiors  
shared her family rooms pretty makeover...
The blog CottageFix shared a beautiful spring vignette...
Cindy over @ Edith & Evelyn Vintage Interiors shared her stunning dining room transformation...
Vickie over @ Ranger 911 found a beautiful lead glass window and hung it in her living room...
love it!
If you were featured be sure and grab our Featured button!

Now let's get this party started!!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Large Paris Map Is Up

Hi Friends.

I recently asked my readers should I add the large map of Paris or instead use board and batten in the dining room.  The results are in and the majority said go with the map.

I was a little nervous about adding something as big as the map so I temporarily taped it to the wall. There is actually one more row to be added to the bottom but I ran out of tape!

I really do value your opinion... so what do you think?  Yah or Nah?

If you missed the Spring Blog Hop you can see our courtyard decorated for Spring and a list of all the participants in the blog hop Here.

Please join myself and the other seven host for the Share Your Style link party starting Wednesday evenings.


Thanks for visiting and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Paris map.


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