You absolutely must go over and see what this looked like “Before” to fully appreciate the “After” and while you are there, you won’t be able to help seeing all of the other incredible transformations they are making to their home. This gal has some serious talent!
You may or may not have noticed that many blogs have started to use a function at their linky parties which REQUIRES those who link up to already have a LINK BACK to the party in their post. For now we have chosen not to take this step. However, we only have one true requirement for linking up at Inspiration Friday and that is that you put a Link Back to us in some form (our Party Button in your post or sidebar, our web address in the post, etc.) and we cannot begin to tell you how many people do not do this. Not only do these parties require a lot of TIME (we do our best to visit as many links as possible every week), we also PAY to host them. We would really appreciate it, if you would just simply reference Inspiration Friday in some way in your post. It is such a simple step and yet it truly means so much to us!Thank you!
- Friend At The Picket Fence in some capacity
- Link Up any post you’ve written that has Inspired You and will Inspire Others-it can be a home improvement project, craft, recipe, story, devotional…if it inspires link it up!
- Be sure to link back to your original post and not just your url (main blog address)
- Please post our button (code in the sidebar) or a text link on your blog so others can join in the fun! (MANDATORY)
Visit another guest. Please try and visit at least the link directly above and below you! We are trying so hard between writing posts, homeschooling, and taking care of our families..grin..to visit everyone’s posts. Sometimes we miss one and for that we apologize. It makes us feed good knowing others are visiting people as well! Thank you..it truly means a lot to us!
Hello Vanessa and Heather–Yes, I have noticed that some bloggers now feature the fact that linking up to their parties requires that bloggers include a link back to the hostess. Honestly, I don’t blame them for taking this step. It seems that a link back is the least we can do to say thanks to hostesses. But I’m hoping that your participants will just link back without your having to take that step.
I’m linking up a tiny little project–not a big thing, but fun because it’s interchangeable for different seasons and holidays. I can’t believe I’m your first link–I wish I had something earth-shattering to feature, since I’m the first link! I just got lucky to be online when you first put the party up, I guess. But I appreciate your allowing us to link up all kinds of things, great and small.
Y’all have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much for hosting. I hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks so much for the party. Here’s wishing both of you a wonderful holiday weekend!!!
FABBY'S LIVING says
Thank you for hosting this great party and wishing you a wonderful 4th. of July weekend. Enjoy! Hugs, FABBY
Little Brick Ranch says
Hey, Girlies! Thanks for hosting!! I linked up my paper starburst and a little painter tape quick tip.
Last week I took advantage of the new required link back on my linky party and it was a disaster. I had several people not be able to link up even though they had a link back. Perhaps that glitch it fixed but I did away with it after a few hours.
Here is another GREAT link on linky parties and general courtesy from those who link up. 🙂
Have a great holiday weekend!!
all linked up my friend…having a fun time browsing the features…have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Beautiful features as always. Loved those yummy desserts and that Ikea bookcase is looking absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for having us each week… it’s a lot of fun!And a Happy 4th to you!~Poppy
I love browsing these links! Thanks so much for hosting 🙂
⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ says
Thank you girls for all you do to make this blogging world a fun happy place. Yes, I concur, small gesture to link back, much appreciated by all party hosts! Thank you for hosting, and what great inspiration, I really dig the scrabble!
Thanks for hosting you two!! Hope you both enjoy your holiday weekend!
I can not wait to see more of those sisters’ blogs. I love the white book covers on that bookshelf. It’s so clean and crisp looking! I always leave blogs like that wanting to just toss a match on my whole mess.
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Thanks for hosting girls and have a great 4th of July!! Martina
Ann from On Sutton Place says
Hey girls…I’ve not only joined your party but the other 3 as well. Thanks so much for those links…and thank you for hosting. I haven’t been here for a few weeks and I’m so happy to be back. Have a great July 4th!
The Garden Bell says
Just popped over from Debbie-Do to join in some Friday Fun. What a pleasure to join you this week, looking forward to being back soon. But, for now I will be off hopping around checking out what creative things everyone is up too.
Debra @ Common Ground says
Thanks for the great party, I’m off to check out the features!! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo Debra
You two have done such a wonderful job with this joint endeavor of your blog. So glad to always be here to participate and/or to be inspired. Yup- comment love and common courtesy go a long way- and that includes to the hostess(es) as well!
This is my first time linking up for Inspiration Friday! Love those features they are all great but I seriously love that bookcase make over. Thanks for hosting, I hope to join again soon.
Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door says
Hey! Thanks so much for featuring me. I was reading along thinking I’m going to have to come back after I link up and take at look at all these great posts. And imagine my delight when I’m one of the posts! Thank you!
Susan (My Place to Yours) says
Ladies, thanks for another great week of inspiring ideas! I’ve taken away a couple of things to try… Happy Independence Day to you and yours!
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Hi Ladies, Thanks for hosting this fun party and having me as a guest. The Key Lime Whipper looks delicious and I will be making it for company next week. Have a wonderful 4th!
I love your parties, and appreciate all you two do! Happy to link back! Love looking at your stuff and I also love visiting your weekly features!
Hi sweet ladies! Oh, I just love this party and I’m attending today!
I love seeing all of the wonderful inspirations in Blogland and thank you for hosting.
Have a wonderful 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Hi ladies! Thank you for being so generous in featuring the key lime whippers! So happy you liked them…I made a batch and added 8oz. cream cheese and I think I like it even BETTER! Happy almost weekend!
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Great inspiration and I had seen the first sister’s room, but not those shelves. How great. I need to go check her blog out. Thanks for hosting.
fran @ eleven-o-one says
Thanks so much for hosting. I appreciate the opportunity to share my projects and to find other inspirational sites/projects. You are appreciated.
Lynn@ The Vintage Nest says
I have noticed some common courtesy missing big time in real life too. Thank you for hosting this fun party every week. I do enjoy it.xo
It’s been awhile but I finally finished my headboard and a little mod podge dome so I can party again! Thanks again for hosting and I appreciate that I don’t have to link to you ahead of time, but understand if you have that requirement in the future. I always link up so it doesn’t bother me! 🙂
Hi Girls- I am always amazed by the wonderful assortment of different things you get here. It makes it so much fun to see everything from toes to owls! Love it..love all the work you do too. xo Diana
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
Thanks for hosting ladies!! Have a great weekend!! 🙂
Thanks for hosting. I try to link up a project here every week (when I have one!) and yes it takes very little time to put the link back to the party host. What I have done to make it easier on me, is I have created a Word doc with all the linky parties I participate in.This way I just cut and paste the address on my blog post. Saves me soooo much time.
I am definitely going to check out that recipe! Happy Independence Day!!
Woo-hoo! Thanks for the feature ladies! I’m honored to be in the features with all those other great posts. 🙂
Mary Ellen says
Always fun to see what great posts you feature!
Thank you for the party!
I can’t remember if I said it, but the Blog party was such a HUGE success! I know you girls are tired after what…700, 900 submissions…something like that! My head is still spinning trying to keep up!!! It was awesome and have loved so many things you have posted! I keep getting distracted by my kids! What do they think, I am supposed to cook or something weird like that! Love the garden Heather and the spring outfit Vanessa and all the red, white and blue decor! YOu girls ROCK and it is rockin’ over here at the Fence! Where did all the FREE time go this summer that we were all cravin’!!!??? Hope you two are having a great one! Christie
Deborah March says
THANK YOU for hosting. I know this takes a LOT of time to set up, and it’s just WONDERFUL to see all the inspiration at your parties!
Joining you At the Picket Fence for the first time today.
Thanks so much for hosting and gathering all these wonderful blogs together for us to visit.
Maggie @ Normandy Life
Loved the features! Thanks for hosting the party!
Now I want key lime SOMETHING!! Thanks a lot! LOL!!
Thanks for hosting – always a lot of fun!
Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com says
Thanks for hostessing, have a wonderful 4th of July!
Honey at 2805 says
Hi Girls! Although I didn’t link up this week (and would not want to be late for a party), I wanted you to know that I did stop by for a good dose of inspiration! Have a good weekend and Happy 4th!
Thanks I know I appreciate being told what is right when it comes to blogging, posting and linking. I am so new but little by little
it is becoming less painful. I dearly love the link to Crafter
Mind. That help clear some fog.
You girls do a great job and have been a lot of help to me.
Thanks, I see that it isn’t to late to join your Friday party….now lets see if I can do this right
Okio B Designs says
Thanks so much ladies for including me on your Facebook post!
Vanessa and Heather,
Ahh! This is so exciting! I am beyond thrilled. Thank you so much for featuring my sister and I. We’re very close and love each other dearly, so it’s fun to visit your blog and see you two have the same kind of relationship. As fellow home decor enthusiasts, we spend lots of time talking about our homes, giving each other ideas and discussing projects. I just returned home from a prolonged visit to Texas and I’m missing my sister terribly already. Thanks for all you do and, once again, we feel honored that you chose to feature our work.
Another great party this week! Thanks for hosting.