Tuesday, January 21, 2014

All Alone

Twirl and Take a Bow Link Party

I live in a house full of boys.

I. am. all. alone.

But my boys are young enough that sometimes they still like to do crafty things with me….making frog scarves, framing old t-shirts, or even making signs for their bedroom doors with purple glitter.

So I asked Monkey for some help picking the features for today's party.
He whined. He hemmed. He hawed. 
And after haphazardly pointing to about 50 links he walked away.

Then I moved on to recruiting helper number 2…my husband.

Me: Hey, will you help me pick the features this week. Just l
ook at the links and tell me which ones pop out to you. I'll do the rest.
Him {leaning in}: OK.
After picking 3, he grew really quiet.
Me: Is this like when I ask you to go shopping with me?
Him: Um, yeah. Can I go now?

And then there is the 7 year old. He couldn't sleep. Said he forgot how.

I let him get under the blanket with me and he thoughtfully picked out some links that he liked. He took a painfully long time. 
I fear it was just a ploy to stay up and snuggle with mommy. 

                                 Like I said…in this house… I am all alone.

It’s OK though, because you are all here now! And really, it’s more fun with just the girls, isn't it!?! {PS…if there are any guy bloggers here…yay! I love that you joined too}.


This Weeks Top {Craft} Picks 

{from me…not the boys}

This bicycle transfer is fabulous!I would be making t-shirts for my boys, just like this one from Leslie at The Seasoned Homemaker all the time if I had a silhouette! Leslie made it look so simple!

I made my duvet cover a couple years ago, so I love to see how other people make them too. This one from Corey at Tiny Side Kick looks so comfortable and that tiny fake sleeper is adorable!


Wooden Spoons are beautiful and rustic on their own, but these painted handles done by Madalyn at Home Hearted make me smile. It is such a simple touch that adds so much character.


These felt envelopes from, Look What Mom Found, are so sweet! Makes me wish I had little girls to help me make them and then we could give special treats to all their friends. At least I can still get my 5 year old to push the pedal on my sewing machine...that is always fun!


Rhonda from Feet Grounded on the Earth, made these reusable produce bags for the grocery store and I am in love.  I have been contemplating how to make these (using old t-shirts), but didn't know how the cashier would ring them out without touching my food.  These are perfection, because they are semi-see-through!

How about a little pom pom garland from Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline? It is adorable for Valentine's Day or even to make it in different colors for a shower or birthday! Plus she has a video tutorial that was fantastic!

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Now, it's time to link up your latest and greatest, and Twirl & Take a Bow!

Take a moment and visit all six co-hosts of the party~

House on the Way, Déjà Vue Designs, All Things Heart and Home, Designed by BH,Art is Beauty and A Few Miner Adjustments.

You'll be glad you did!

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Now let’s party…..

Twirl & Take a Bow Party

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Each week we will also be featuring a few outstanding inspirations from the week before.


  1. Thank you for featuring my Duvet Cover Trina and for hosting!

    1. You are welcome, Corey! And thanks for the heads up about my social media buttons. I had no idea that they didn't work!

  2. I just discovered you through one of your linky cohosts (via google+).

    This post had me cracking up. It could definitely have been my family. Luckily I have one daughter in the mix.
    Im now following you on google+
    Thanks for hosting.

    1. Diana...thank you! Following you back. And you're welcome....we hope you'll join us again!


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