Thursday, August 8, 2013

Don't Quote Me on That...My Blog Tour Day



My grandma was a collector.

She collected crafting supplies and cards.

She collected mugs that she proudly displayed on shelves in her living room.

And she also collected quotes.  I wonder if that was her favorite thing to collect?

Most of the cards she sent me would have a quote written in it that fit the day.

She even started a journal of quotes that she collected for me. Anytime she was in a store and she saw a new one, she would write it down in her notebook and then mail me the piece of paper.

So today, my favorite projects have been paired with one of my grandma's favorite quotes {yes, I still have the journal she started for me}. I apologize in advance...I do not know the authors.

{One}

"No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone."

My most popular post to date is my tutorial on how to make a duvet cover with some fabric and a flat sheet. 

I would make another in a heart beat. This is one of my favorite pieces in my whole house.




{Two}

"Help Wanted! Everyone in the family qualifies."

Cleaning out the toy box is no small task, but it can be done...with the help of the kids.  

And we even accomplished it without any whining!


Find out how: Clear the Toy Clutter

{Three}

"A Friend is one who overlooks the broken down gate and admires the flowers in the garden."

We recently finished our front porch makeover. The before was ug-ly. I think now this is my new happy place.


See the Before: Front Porch Makeover

{Four}

"I have loved you ever since I saw your face and felt the warmth in your hand."


My hubby and I wrote each other six-word love stories last year for our anniversary.

This project tells the story of how we met and started our life together.



Read the whole story: Six-Word Love Story

Last and certainly not least...

"If you want a balanced diet...hold a cookie in each hand."

But, hey, don't quote me on that one.



My buddies today on the "Getting Creative at Home Blog Tour"...

Thursday, Aug. 8:
The Vintage Nest

28 comments:

  1. Trina! Such a cute post. And you got me because I clicked through on every one to find out more. I don't know which is my fave. I love your anniversary gift idea. So glad to be on the blog tour with you. ~Kim

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  2. What wonderful quotes! Love how you paired them with your projects! Visiting from the tour and will be following-but have to go back and browse in depth- Your anniversary artwork is a delight!
    Cheers
    Christina
    PennyWise

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  3. Lovely post!! Sweet projects and I love your front porch - so envious!!!!!!!!!

    Hope you get lots & lots of visitors!

    xox

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    1. THank you, Anne. I Hope you get lots and lots of Visitors too!

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  4. Love the math facts! I have my mathletes on speed dial for the new school year! New follower on bloglovin! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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    1. A fellow teaCHer! How fun! I teaCH reading. My Hubby teaCHes matH.

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  5. That sign is TOO SWEET! Seriously! Glad to tour with you!!!

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    1. THank you, CHristine. And it only took me a little oVer a year to make it from wHen we wrote tHe 6-word loVe stories!

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  6. Excited to check out the duvet cover post!!! ...and what a sweet post and grandma!

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    1. THaunk you, Amy! If I Can make tHe duVet...anyone Can!

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  7. Love the story of your grandma...and what a treasure to have that notebook of quotes! So sweet. Your front porch is beautiful...no wonder it is a favorite place. Loving the tour and finding new blogs...so fun!

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    1. THank you. My grandma is so Cute. And finding new blogs is always a blast!

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  8. I love your love story. I had read it when you first posted it and enjoyed it all over again today. What a precious gift for your grandma you have to pass on. My grandma always had a saying. I need to start writing her says down while I can remember.

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    1. Jeanette, tHank you. I am so glad tHat you got to see my loVe story tHe first time around.

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  9. Fantastic post! I love how you wove the quotes throughout & within all the projects! I am going to make a duvet cover! You helped me & I like the diet inspirational quote!
    Kelly :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Good luck with your duvet.

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  10. Trina, I love your post - your grandmother's quotes - and your projects!! What a beautiful way to tie them all together. I think it's fabulous that your grandma started saving a journal of quotes for you. That is what one would call "priceless". So nice getting to know you on our blog tour. ~ Amy

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    1. Amy...you are so sweet! Thank you.

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  11. Trina ~ I loved the way you sprinkled your posts with the quotes from your grandma. So wonderful. I also love all of your great ideas and projects. I'm happy we have gotten to know each other a bit better through the blog tour.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs,
    Mary Beth

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    1. Thanks, Mary Beth! This was such a great way to meet other bloggers.

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  12. Hi, visiting you on the blog tour! I love the duvet cover project, can't wait to make my own this fall. Your grandmother was a very wise woman, what a wonderful collection of quotes you must have!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! You are so kind!

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  13. I have been wanting to do a duet cover ....thanks for sharing....great being on the tour with you

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    1. Thanks, Terry! I have enjoyed meeting everyone!

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  14. Loved your post today Trina. Your grandmother sounds delightful and what an amazing gift she has left for you. I enjoyed your projects and getting to know you on the tour.
    Hugs - Kerryanne

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    1. Thanks, Kerryanne! I have enjoyed meeting you too!

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