i should be mopping the floor: Mop It Up Mondays #16

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mop It Up Mondays #16

Happy Mother's Day, Friends! 
{Pictured above is my sweet mom and my niece. Pure joy.}

Last week's party was ridiculously amazing...seriously! Below are a few things making my to-do list A LOT longer {if you were featured, feel free to grab a button}.

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I'm starting off by featuring two AMAZING & summery cupcake recipes. The above cupcake was linked up by Sarah from Sarah's Kitchen. It's a Key Lime Cupcake that's totally calling my name!

Ay-Caramba! The second summery cupcake that made me do a double take was linked up by Kaylee at Couponing & Cooking. Mucho Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Glaze...WHOA!! The candy melt wedges take these to a whole new level!! Ay-yi-yi.

Tamara from Etcetorize is super smart with this Stamped Candle Tutorial. Love the map she used for this effect. Beautiful. 

I totally needed this last year when we had a beach vacation {this summer's vacay involves three gallons of paint and my kitchen cabinets...fun times, friends}. Emily from Entirely Emily came up with the most adorable Beach Countdown Calendar. She also shared how she keeps "souvenir sand" from all of the beach trips they've been on...love that idea!

Nicole at Doodles & Stitches created a beautiful table runner and shows you how you can, too. I am loving the colors and fabric she chose...so pretty!!

The furniture pieces linked up last week were also divine! Julie from Red Head Can Decorate painted & distressed this beautiful Jewelry Armoire. Love the creamy color she chose. 

Another fabulous furniture redo! Sarah at Imperfect Patina transformed this beautiful Antique Desk into something super special. You've got to check out the before photo of this one! 

Trouble on a Plate? Yes, indeed. We just started gluten-free/low carb around here...what I wouldn't give for an Oreo right now. And one with peanut butter? Shut up. Back for Seconds gives a super simple {as in 2-ingredient} recipe for these Peanut Butter in Oreos.

Kaysi from Keeping It Simple linked up this gorgeous Grey Ruffle Shirt! The tutorial is very easy to follow and who doesn't love a good ruffle? You need to see the cute turquoise t-shirt cardigan she whipped up in the same post...it goes beautifully over this!

Oh my!! These are too cute for words. Karyn, the Pint-Sized Baker linked up a great tutorial for these Teeth Cake Pops. I'm not sure when I could use them...but I'm sure I'll figure it out!

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. Hi Kristi
    Happy Mother's Day to you
    We actually celebrate it here on a different date.
    I loveeeeee the 1st photo (of your mothers)

    Thanks for hosting another party

  2. Hi Kristi, Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for hosting this link up. What a fun way to start the week! Holly

  3. Happy Mother's Day always enjoy your party.

  4. All linked up! Would love to see you at Meet Me Monday. Opens at 4pm. Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  5. Hi,Kristi (that's my daughter's name, too.) Thanks for the party. VERY NICE party! Take care, Linda

  6. Hi Kristi,

    Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are not lifting a finger!

    Thanks for hosting. I appreciate it,

  7. Thanks for hosting, and happy Mother's Day!!!

  8. Thanks for hosting!
    I am now following your blog, pinterest & facebook.

    Liefs, Audrey

  9. Happy Mother's Day Kristi! Thank you for hosting and I hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend!
    Liz - Love Grows Wild

  10. Thanks Kristi for hosting:)


  11. Happy Mother's Day to you!

    Wanessa from

  12. Thank you for featuring the armoire Kristi! My Grandma (Nano) would love that her jewels are in the spot light today...Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to you and your's! Great picture of your Mom...I'll be back to link up my post tomorrow :)


  13. What a wonderful surprise! Thanks so much for featuring my candle, and for hosting. Have a great week~

  14. Glad to see the party already in swing. Thank you for letting us all in the door. Looks like fun!

  15. Thanks for hosting! Today I am sharing my Bread Pudding Muffins and my I'm Stuck In You Cupcakes which has a cake ball inside! Have a GREAT week!
    ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

  16. Thanks as always for hosting - great features!!!!

  17. Thanks for hosting! And Happy Mother's Day!

  18. Woo Hoo! Thank you Kristi for featuring my Beach Countdown Calender. It really makes my Monday. Thank you for hosting such a great party.

  19. Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my oreos!! Have a great week!

  20. Kristi,
    Thanks so much for hosting-of course, I LOVE the features! You mom looks absolutely precious!!

  21. Hi there! I'm new to your blog! Found you through It's Overflowing. I linked up this week and added you to my blogroll! Thanks so much for hosting such a fantastic party :)

  22. Thank you so much for hosting! :)
    Vanesssa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  23. Coming by to let you know that you have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY today...you can find my featured button under my header. When I get something that I can share at your party...I will be sure to link up...looks like a fun party:)


  24. Thank you so very much for hosting!

  25. Kristi, I found you from the Farmhouse Porch. Love your blog! I'm a fellow Texan and now a new follower. Thanks for hosting this great party!

  26. Ooo! Pretty blog! Thanks for hosting, now following and I'll be back!


  27. I always love seeing your features each week! Thanks for hosting~

  28. Thank you for featuring my Table Runner Tutorial from last week... I just squealed when I saw it!!! I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for hosting.

  29. Thanks for hosting. I always love to see what everyone links up!