Monday, February 11, 2013

Make it Pretty Monday - Week 36

Hello World!  Did you have a good weekend?  Remember like a thousand years ago when I was painting the intricate chest I never showed you?  Well, I got some good work done on her.  Completely changed the paint color from what I had previously painted her.  All that is left to do is finish painting all of the trim and put some dark wax on her.  Hopefully, I will have her all done this week.  I also ordered a new rug for the entryway which won't be here until the end of March and I went shopping and picked up some nice platters to restyle the entryway china hutch.  So, slightly productive.  Thank goodness. 

Are you ready to see the features from last week?  Quite the turnout we had.  So, let's get started with Week 36 of:

Make it Pretty Monday
Your Favorite - Most Views
Handsome Paul found a little drab bookcase and fixed her up and transformed her into the little lovely you see here.  You can find Paul at One Creative Couple

Make it Pretty Monday
Craft Queen
Pretty Denyse dressed up her pillar candles for Valentine's Day.  I really need to do this to my stash.  Head on over to 
Glitter, Glue & Paint to see the cuteness. 

Make it Pretty Monday
Shopping Queen
Pretty Terry scored big time with these chandelier shades and chain socks.  You will not believe the price she got them for.  Once in her possession, she gussied them up with her own "stamp".  To see her loot and the price she paid, pop on over to Forever Decorating!

Make it Pretty Monday
Furniture Transformation Queen
 Pretty Susan definitely worked her magic on this beautiful transformation.  To see the before and more after pictures, scoot on over to Uniquely Yours...or Mine!

Make it Pretty Monday
Sewing Queen
Pretty Daphne created this lovely little cushion.  The details are so lovely.  You can visit Daphne at Ivy, Phyllis and Me!.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Culinary Delight Queen
Pretty Laurie has been busy in the kitchen making this scrumptious looking Parmesan Garlic Artichoke Dip.  To get the recipe, head on over to Simply Creating Home.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Dessert Queen
Pretty Renea made these adorable Love Letter Cookies.  To see how she did it, pop on over to Cupcake-n-Bake

Make it Pretty Monday
DIY Queen
Pretty Lisa has done it again!  You must see the before of this bathroom cabinet.  Truly amazing!  You can find Lisa at 
House Dressing

Make it Pretty Monday
Tablescape Queen
Pretty Jenna is ready to welcome her Valentine's guests.  What a fun and festive table.  Head on over to The Painted Apron to see how she pulled it all together.   

Make it Pretty Monday
Home Decor Queen
Pretty Michele has given us a peek into the pages of Milieu; this wonderful magazine which is set to launch this fall.  Go to 
Hello Lovely to see more inspiring pictures. 

Make it Pretty Monday
Valentine Decor Queen
Pretty Angie created this Love Letter Valentine's Day Party on a budget.  You must go to 
Marigold Mom to check out more pretty vignettes she created.  

Make it Pretty Monday
My Favorite
Pretty Beth...I fell in love with this piece!  Such a stunning piece she has created.  To see the before and some close-up shots, scoot on over to Make Me Pretty Again.  

If you were featured, please grab a feature button.
The Dedicated House
Here are a few guidelines to follow:

1. Link up anything Family friendly...DIY, decor, crafts, recipes, gardening, shopping finds, sewing, inspirational stories, and beautiful photography.
  
2.  If you are participating in Make it Pretty Monday, be sure to link up your "permalink" post and not your general blog address.
 
3.  No etsy shops, giveaways and no sponsor pages.  I might have a separate party for those when I see how well this one goes.
 
4.  Please grab my button below, or have a link back to my blog so everyone can enjoy the party!  No Link Back, No Feature.  Boo.

5.  Please become a follower of The Dedicated House via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers.

6.  Be sure to visit at least two of the other pretties at the party. Show them some love and let them know you popped in for a visit.  You know how we all love comments.
MakeitPrettyMonday
Thank you for coming to the party!  Have a pretty week and remember to be kind to one another.  Fear Not!

Toodles,
Kathryn



51 comments:

  1. Hi Kathryn, Great features with so much inspiration. Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  2. Thanks so much for the link party!

    Angela

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  3. Good Morning Kathryn,
    What a great party, I am so excited that you invited me. Hope you have a great day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Good morning Kathryn, what lovely features you've share for ❤ week. Happy ❤'s Day! Thanks for hosting.

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  5. Thanks again Kathryn for featuring my vintage chest! Such great pieces you featured from last week! - Susan

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  6. Hello Kathryn, terrific features this week. Looking forward to seeing your newly painted piece of furniture. I am planning to paint our bedroom set and am looking at everything for inspiration!
    I appreciate you hosting,
    Kathy

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  7. I am so flattered to be included in this week's features, so many fabulous ideas! Thank you! I can't wait to see your chest make-over, I am itching to redo some furniture and am a little afraid of taking on this type of project...after hearing your words and seeing Lisa's bathroom cabinet make over, I am really getting motivated! Thanks for a great party,
    Jenna

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  8. Thanks for hosting, Kathryn! Hope you have a perfectly lovely week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  9. Hi Kathryn! Thanks so much for hosting your wonderful party :) Have a lovely week and a Happy Valentine's Day :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  10. Thank you for the fun party!! Linking Up! Happy Monday to you!

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  11. Thanks so much Kathryn for hosting another great party!
    Have a Happy Valentine's day :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  12. Thanks for hosting! Have an awesome week!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  13. Thanks so much for featuring the bookcase Paul upcycled. We love participating in your party and we were so flattered to be featured.

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  14. Thank you for another pretty party! Have a lovely week!

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  15. Thank you so much for the beautiful feature on my artichoke dip! I'm honored! Thanks again for hosting and have a wonderful week!

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  16. Thanks for hosting. My first linky party here at The Dedicated House.

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  17. Kathryn, Thank you so very much for the feature, I'm truly honored.
    Keep up the good work on your fun party,
    Lisa

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  18. Thank you for hosting a great party. Great start to the week.

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  19. Hi Katheryn,

    So many wonderful features from last week! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

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  20. Looks like quite a party this week too! Thanks for hosting!

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  21. Thanks for your wonderful party, Kathryn! Have a great week!!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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  22. Dear Kathryn, Thank you so much, for featuring my white beaded cushion, you are very kind.
    It was a wonderful Monday morning surprise.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  23. Thanks so much for your party! Have an awesome week :)

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  24. ooooh kathryn, i feel fancy! and i love feelin fancy on a monday mornin, don't you?

    i'll be linking up with y'all again, but first i need to check out all these inspiring features you have spotlighted--WOW!

    love to you.

    michele

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  25. Thank you very much for hosting another great party! Come back later to enjoy what other participants have created! Have a nice week!
    Lorena
    http://myshabbychichome.blogspot.com.es/

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  26. Thank you for hosting. This is my first time linking up at your party. I am also a new follower. cute blog. Have a wonderful week

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  27. Great party! Thank you for hosting and have a great Valentine week.

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  28. Thank You for hosting Kathryn ... and I can't wait to see the chest you've been working on.

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  29. Hi Kathryn, thanks so much for this awesome party. What a great way to start the week. And the features this week are fab!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  30. Good Morning Kathryn! Thank you for the kind invite! You always have such great inspiration on your blog! Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's
    thebusybhive.blogspot.com

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  31. I love Daphne's pillow. Thanks for hosting, and have a special Valentine's Day.

    XO,
    Meredith

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  32. The valentine features are so pretty. Thanks for hosting!

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  33. Hi Kathryn! Thanks for featuring my candles. Great features this week. Thanks for hosting!

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  34. Lots of great links to check out...thanks for hosting!

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  35. Kathryn, Thanks so much for hosting! Looking forward to seeing the chest you are refinishing. I have a dresser I need to refinish, but it may have to wait due to cold weather.

    Have a productive rest of your week! :)

    Julie

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  36. Kathryn,

    Thanks for featuring my Love Letter cookies! You've hosted yet another wonderful party :) I also host a Monday party, and I'd like to invite you, as well as everyone here, to link up. Hope to see you there!

    Renea (cupcake-n-bake) http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com

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  37. Thank you so much for hosting! Love the features. Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  38. All fun features, I'd love a cookie or two! Happy Valentine's Week:@)

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  39. r hosting dear lady! Nice features too. Have a lovely week.
    FABBY

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  40. Thank you Kathryn for hosting the party. Have a wonderful week!

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  41. Kathyrn,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! I am having a giveaway... please stop by if you have a chance!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  42. Thanks for the link to the party and for stopping by Floridays Mom. I'm all linked up! :)

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  43. Thanks for another great party! I'm linking up my last-minute Tootsie Pop Valentines. Have a great week!

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  44. Thanks so much for the link up! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  45. Dear Lady - what a grand collection of ideas here EVERY WEEK! There is truly not the time to follow up on all the things I am inspired to do with so much to put creative ideas in my head! I am more like you with your unfinished furniture project that you were supposed to have done some time back - but - on hold it reappears with a complete revamp from the original plan. Looking forward to your end product. I have many projects in pre-end product phases. Praying for time to indulge the DIY muse . . .
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  46. So glad I found your link party today and could link up a couple of recipes! I'm following on GFC and I put your link party button on my link parties page too!

    I'd love for you to stop by my weekend link party that starts tonight and link up a few of your favorite recipes/craft posts from your site!

    The party is Fri-Sun @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you there!

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