i should be mopping the floor: Mop It Up Mondays #15

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mop It Up Mondays #15

What a wild & crazy week! I was able to head up to Dallas and hug a couple of friends' necks on Thursday. And then Friday night, I participated in my first Relay for Life as a survivor. What a humbling and amazing experience. I barely made it through the Survivor Lap without crying. It was a wonderful event and I can't wait to go bigger & better in it next year!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and party with me. It is the highlight of my bloggy week! There were so many creative and delicious things linked up last week. And some super fun party ideas, too...COOL!

If you were featured, feel free to grab a button.

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Erin from My Very Educated Mother shared a great tutorial for her beautiful cake flowers made from marshmallows...WOW! Even I could {probably} pull these off. Well, done, Erin!

Look at this adorable Fabric Scrap Knot Bunting that Katie linked up! Head over to Pincushion Creations to check it out! This is so versatile...parties, decorating and more!

Jelli, from Jellibean Journals, had me at One Bowl Birthday Cake. She uses a wonderful Hershey's recipe to create this beauty! Sounds delish, Jelli!

We've been angry for the birds for a few years now. This Angry Birds Birthday Party has my seven year-old planning his September party already! You'll have to check out how Shannon, of Sew Sweet Cottage, put this awesome party together. They even have a custom bird catapult!!

Sisters-in-law Bonnie & Trish, at Uncommon Designs, pulled a great party out of their vault to share with us! This is perfect for this week: A Teacher Appreciation Ice Cream Social! FUN!

This is only one of three Mug Rugs in the post linked up from Saltwater Quilts. They are each so beautiful! And her blog makes me feel like I'm at the beach.

When I first saw this link up last week, I wasn't sure what in the world it was! The Brady Girls, from Cookin' Up Good Times, did a fabulous job of explaining their "Wall-O-Water" gadgets for giving your tomatoes a great start and long life. Who wouldn't want garden-fresh tomatoes a little longer?

Erika from My Road to Savings shared her wonderful method for Roasting a Whole Chicken. I adore how my house smells when I do this...and her recipe sounds wonderful. If you've never done this, you should give it a try!

Meg, from Revamp Homegoods, was inspired by Pottery Barn to create this knock-off version of their Eva Colored Glass Lamp. Is there anything more summery than a pretty clear-glasss lamp?

Julie at White Lights on Wednesday shared her Italian Lemon Drop Cookies. I love that she dips the cookies into the icing and then lets it drip off....um, wow. These look heavenly, Julie.

So it's time to get this week's links up and at 'em! 

Would love for you to link up your favorite project, recipe, tip or whatever. The more the merrier: link up as many posts as you like. Let's MOP UP SOME FUN!

Rules for the Par-Tay: 
1. Link Back 
2. Visit Other's Links 
3. Join us on Facebook (not mandatory, but we feature lots of your link-ups on Mondays):

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Thank you for hosting this party Kristi

  2. Hi Kristi,

    Congrats on your Relay for Life race! That's wonderful.

    Thank you for hosting!

    I appreciate it,

  3. Wow Kristi! What a wonderful adventure! I can imagine something to remember for a lifetime!!

  4. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  5. I linked my some lemon bars! Always fun to see what you featured from the week before :)

  6. Great picture...you are an inspiration!


  7. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week and congrats on the relay for life! You rock :)

  8. YAY! I love linking up to your par-tay! Thanks for the email reminder. Blessings to you!!

  9. Thank you Kristi for the sweet feature and congrats on your Relay for Life walk!

  10. I linked up with you on my post and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for hosting! Have a wonderful week.

  11. Kristi - thanks so much for hosting this fun start-your-week-off-right party! You have the best features - things I wouldn't normally see, and I get so tickled over them. Have a terrific week ahead.

  12. Congratulations on your Relay for Life! That is so wonderful! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!
    Liz - Love Grows Wild

  13. Congratulations Kristi - that's awesome!
    I walked 60 kilos for Cancer ( sorry too lazy to figure out the conversion for U.S. - we are metric in Canada ) and it was extremely humbling - lots and lots of tears, but one
    of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
    Thanks so much for hosting - I linked up another subway dresser,

  14. Kristi, I have shared Salted Nut Squares and Lemon Basil Pasta Salad. Thank you for hosting!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting such a great party and for featuring my roasted chicken!

  16. I'm so glad you had a great Relay for Life! It's a very moving experience as we have participated to honor my father! Thanks for hosting - I linked up my Baby Shower for a Long Distance Mom-To-Be and my favorite recipe to date: Crockpot Rosemary Chicken & Creamy Lemon Sauce!!! Have a great week :)

  17. Hi, I found you through a link at Sewinglyalong. Thanks for hosting the party. Your site looks like it's full of great ideas. I love the post below this one with the pallet planter. I'll have to go and check that out again. Hope you'll stop by Quirky Vistas sometime. I'm your newest follower and I love it if you'd come over and follow as well!


  18. New follower! Thx for hosting the party! Please come and visit me at shabbygals.blogspot.com when you get a chance!!

  19. Thanks for hosting! I linked up #159. My party is still open, pass on by!

    Have a great week!

  20. Thanks for hosting this great party and thanks for the awesome feature!

  21. Happy Monday, Kristi! Thanks for hosting!

  22. Thanks for featuring my son's angry birds party!! And CONGRATS on the survivor lap--that is so great!! I'm crying just thinking about it, and I haven't been brave enough to take that lap yet--gotta do it!!


  23. Hi Kristi, I'm so glad your are a survivor! Thanks for hosting the party again this week. I'm finally sharing my finished kitchen remodel.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  24. Thanks for hosting, Kristi!! I linked up my Blueberry Oatmeal Bake!!
    What great link ups this week!!
    Cookin' Cowgirl

  25. Thanks for hostessing Kristi! I linked up some great ASCP chairs for my porch! Maybe some day you can join me there for a drink!

    Cheers! Jen

  26. Thanks for being a fabulous hostess, Kristi! I shared my Strawberry Tres Leche Trifle. :)

  27. Thanks so much for the feature Kristi! I love linking up to your party every week. :)

  28. Thank you for featuring our Walls O' Water and Tomato Tips post! We love partying with you every week too. Thanks for hosting :)