i should be mopping the floor: Mop It Up Mondays #20

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mop It Up Mondays #20

Are you to ready to parrrr-tay? {Once again} the party is up a bit early...we are heading out to my niece's graduation party over in Bastrop today. But, I couldn't leave without getting THIS party started...it's the highlight of my week! Thanks to all of the awesome friends who linked up last week...so many mahhhvelous things!

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Love this ceiling transformation...what a great idea. Kim from The Money Pit gives a great tutorial on how she did this Beadboard Ceiling Install. Thinking I need this in both of my bathrooms now.

Dorothy from Crazy for Crust shares a fabulous recipe for Apple Crumb Pie...which, incidentally was the inspiration for the name of her site. This recipe is so delicious looking...making me think I need a cheat day added in somewhere to our new eating lifestyle. My little "ChocoLITE" bars just aren't helping my sweet tooth. 

I seriously didn't even know this was possible...Musebootsi linked up an amazing tutorial on aging wood to match other wood. Her results were incredible...I need this in my life. 

Loving all the finishes incorporated in this Cherry Blossom Dresser linked up by Melody at My Passion for Decor. You need to get a closer look at the hardware she used...beautiful!

When Linda's store was out of an ingredient she needed for a recipe, she had to improvise and came up with this fabulous Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bar recipe. Check it out over at With A Blast.

Rita from Design Megillah is selling her beautiful home. That's always such a crazy process. But, it looks like Rita's good to go! She shared some awesome tips for Staging A House through the selling process. This is a great post to pin for a time when you might need it.

If you looked in my closet, you'd know I'm from Texas: the flip-flop to heel ratio is, ummm...embarrassing. And I'm LOVING these adorable flip flops Jenny from Honeysuckle on the Vine linked up. Her post, Down the Aisle Style, gives a great tutorial on how these were created for a bride's beach wedding. 

Cookin' Up Good Times had me at Coconut Shrimp. Although cooking seafood at home can be a bit daunting to some of us, this is a great step-by-step tutorial to getting shrimp cooked to perfection.

I'm in love with Cathy's Two-Toned Looker.
I'm in search of the perfect buffet, and when I find it...this will happen to it!
Head over to My 1929 Charmer to check it out.

Dani over at Seaside Shelter is making me look for a place to paint stripes. Loving this adorable Preppy Striped Bathroom she put together!! It's so pretty.

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 projects on Sunday evenings & Mondays):

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Thanks for hosting and the reminder, Kristi!
    Hope you've had a great time with your family :)

  2. Thanks for the reminder, life is busy and I haven't done much partying lately! But I linked up some Coconut Shrimp Curry which is the best dish I've made in ages! Try it!
    Can't wait to see what others have done.

  3. Thanks for hosting the party I added in a quite a few today since I have been really busy. :) Amee

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my Strawberry Chocolate Coconut Bars !

  5. Thank you for hosting this Kristi! I always look forward to linking up and checking out the other posts.

  6. Thanks for the feature, it's great seeing your name in lights!

  7. As always - I'm always tickled to see your features here...so interesting and practical! Thanks a million for hosting...I love being able to link up on Sundays.

  8. Thanks so much for hosting! Great features

  9. Bastrop! My relatives live in Smithville! Love that area!

    Thanks for the party!

  10. Thanks for the email reminder and hosting

  11. Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

  12. Thanks for hosting the party, early or not, it's great to link up and be inspired. Take care and enjoy your week, Kristi.

  13. I have shared Sausage Stuffed JalapeƱos. Thank you for hosting!

  14. Thanks so much for featuring my pie! It's definitely better than diet chocolate. :) Have a great week!

  15. Happy Monday Kristi! Thanks for hosting.

  16. Whoot whoot! Thanks for featuring my ceiling (I have to say I never thought I would ever say a sentence like that!)

    And thanks for hosting again this week!

  17. Thanks for hosting, Kristi! Some great projects this week!

  18. Hi Kristi,

    Have fun at your niece's graduation party!
    Thanks for hosting,

  19. Thanks for hosting Kristi! It is always fun to be here!
    Graduations are SO fun, aren't they?
    Have a great week!
    What Meegan makes

  20. We were as amazed as you were about the aged wood results! Thanks for featuring my table!

  21. Thanks for the invitation to join in--I'm here, if a bit late. There are some great posts here! Can't wait to visit! ~Zuni

  22. Thank you so much for hosting! I hope that your niece's graduation went well!