One Project at a Time: 8/5/14

August 5, 2014

Welcome to August! I know everyone is talking back to school and getting the kids ready to catch the bus with all their supplies while wearing their new sneakers but I’m so glad that, despite all the hectic schedules and ‘to do’s ‘ you decided to join us today. If you don’t already know, today is our link party. Each week we take a moment to invite you all to share your hard work with us.You can share your DIY projects, recipes, organizing tips and tricks, party planning ideas; and, of course your back to school ideas! All we ask is that you grab a ‘button’ before you link so that your wonderful readers will know to come join in the fun here!  Each week Toni and I pick our favorite links from the previous week to feature. I hope you enjoy this weeks!

 
 

TONI’S PICK:

 

Taking something ‘old’ and making it new again can be one of the most rewarding home projects a person can do. Not only does it save tons of money, it adds a new level of ownership to that piece that’s been refinished. Kristi, from Making It In The Mountains shared her long awaited but well desired finished product. Although it can be time consuming, the steps are surprisingly simple to follow. So, go ahead and dig that long awaited piece of furniture out of the basement/attic/garage and follow Toni’s pick, so you too, can see fabulous results!

 

How to give your kitchen table a makeover
 
 

RACHEL’S PICK:

 

One thing that seems to get out of control quicker than anything is mail…. email that is. From spam to newsletters to advertisements from your favorite online boutiques, if you skip even a day, you might find yourself buried underneath more emails than you’ll want to deal with. Unfortunately, if you don’t take care of the virtual clutter, it will only get worse until the problem is so big it seems impossible to tame. Laura, from Laura Sue Shaw, shared a wonderfully easy post about how to de-clutter your inbox, once and for all. Click <HERE> to get started on your de-cluttering journey!

 

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And now it’s your turn to grab a button and link up so we can see what’s been keeping you busy lately!

ABFOL One Project at a Time

 
 


31 comments on “One Project at a Time: 8/5/14

  1. Laura says:

    Thank you for hosting and for featuring my email tips! Hope you have a great week 🙂

  2. Suzanne says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Yes, it is a busy time of year! Love the kitchen table makeover – so pretty!
    Thanks for hosting,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

  3. WOWEE! Your new blog looks beautiful! Thanks for the link up and have a blessed week! 😀

  4. I really like that you featured the email de-cluttering post. My goal this past two weeks has been taming my email.

    Rachel and Toni you are both a great source of inspiration! Thank you to you and your entire creative team 🙂 Keep up the great work!

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you for joining us, Theresa. After a week of not checking my email I was smacked in the face with how out of control the whole thing can really get. I’m typically really good with checking email but wow, to go through that again would be me into an anxiety attack! Glad you’re finding useful and inspiring information.

  5. Kristi says:

    SUCH a big thank you for sharing my Kitchen Table Makeover! It means so much to know that you love it as much as I do! Wishing you both such a wonderful week!!!

    • Rachel says:

      You did a beautiful job on the table. Very inspiring. I absolutely get the intimidation of finally getting started. Thank you for sharing the real ins and outs. Knowing that the actual staining took only 15 minutes makes the task far less daunting!

  6. LOVE your new look! Thanks so much for hosting!
    KC

  7. Cait says:

    I love linking up with you each week! I’d like to get linked up sooner, could you tell me what time the party goes live?

    • Rachel says:

      certainly! The party goes live at 12:01 EST every Tuesday. Thanks for joining us each week!

  8. Roberta says:

    Hi, I love this site and just caught up with cleaning with vinegar post. Here’s a little tip I learned when living in the west of Ireland where the water was very high in lime scale – vinegar on a cloth lifted the lime scale away from the shower door and the bathtub very well. It also was great for descaling the kettle and saucepans – ordinary cleaners were useless as the water was so ‘hard’ and the ‘Calgon’ product in the shops was really expensive – vinegar worked better and was much cheaper – thanks again and all the best 🙂

  9. Jill says:

    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  10. Shawnee says:

    The color under each entry is really hard to see.

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