Sunday, February 17, 2013

Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop #99

Happy Sunday to all of you, my dear friends! Welcome to our weekly party :) I hope that you had a great Valentine's Day last Thursday. My officemates received flowers, chocolates, and balloons, and they asked me if I'll receive the same from hubby. I told them that hubby already knows that what's romantic for me is a gift of power tools like the miter or jig saw, or if he will allow me to paint the living room with a lighter color, instead of the ugly brown color we have ever since we moved in. This painting of the living room stalled for more than two years because we can't agree on color, or even the steps to undertake the DIY project. The good news is, after a long stalemate, I asked him nicely again yesterday, and FINALLY, he said yes, even if the color will be beige. Yay! So right now, I'm finishing up our tax return so I can focus on planning and executing the repainting of our living room. So excited!...How about you, what do you consider 'romantic'?

Favorite Blog
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog post this past week, being the most viewed post, is Black and White Chevron Kitchen Reveal by Lauren from If It's Not Baroque. Such a dramatic transformation!

Our Party
To the main course of this post.
For those of you joining us for the first time, we only have 2 easy, simple rules:

1) Link up your creative post - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, link party, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! And if you like to link more creative posts, go for it! We'd love to see them :) (No links to businesses or giveaways. We have another party for these exclusively every Tuesday called Market Your Biz & Giveaways at 5 pm, PST.)

2) Follow as many blogs as you desire, either via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers, preferably starting first with the one who linked before you and after you, before branching out, and let them know by leaving a comment. (Following me will be very much appreciated, and I definitely follow back. Just let me know you're following.)

Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated :) It will help you remember to come back and link up to the the happiest blog party on the block (ahem!). It will also help others find their way to the party which we all love because the more the merrier :)

Link opens up every Sunday at 5:00 pm, PST and ends Friday at 11:59 pm.

Friends, go ahead and get to know each :) One followed blogger is one gained friend. And please, don't forget to join my Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party every Tuesday at 5 pm, PST. It's your chance for free promotion of your family-friendly business and giveaways.

Now, let's party like no other!


  1. I've been a follower for a while, but I don't always get to link to your party - thanks for hosting each week! Have a fabulous week!


  2. Thank you so much for hosting your great party! Excited for your new project :) HAVE FUN!

  3. Just linked up and wanted to stop by and say thank you for hosting! Have a great week! Hugs, Penny

  4. Hi SJ; thanks for hosting, a great gathering of bloggers today. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Thanks for hosting, SJ! Happy painting :-)

  6. Thanks for hosting the fun party!!!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  7. haha, you and your husband sound like my husband and I! If my husband would go ahead and FINISH painting...that would be a romantic gesture in my book! (He gave me K-cups for my Keurig for V-Day...not exactly romantic, but I love them!)

  8. My husband came home to find me painting our house. We could never agree on painting so once I started it was too late! haha He ended up really liking it as I'm sure your husband will. Thanks for hosting again!

  9. Thanks for hosting and enjoy painting!

    hugs x

  10. Lovely party. I am new to your blog. Off now to put your button on Carole's Chatter Link Ups page! Cheers

  11. Hey fellow bloggers, thanks for sharing all of your interesting posts. I enjoy browsing. I am also grateful for the opportunity to share my own frugal creations, like the book cake I linked at number 143 up there. Have a good week, everybody.

  12. Hey SJ, I'm a new follower! And I have to say I love your blog. Would love for you to stop by mine!…xx Rani

  13. Thanks for hosting! I'm a new fallower!

    Stitches at

  14. Hi, thanks for following Carole's Chatter Blog Tips. You might like my main blog as well, Carole's Chatter. I have followed you right back. Cheers

  15. Thanks for the link up! Have a great week! :)

  16. What a great blog! I'm your newest follower. Would love a follow back :)


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