Monday, February 18, 2013

Make it Pretty Monday - Week 37

Hello World!  Guess what?  My rug came in that I ordered from Ballard Designs.  It wasn't scheduled to ship until mid-March.  So, you know I was completely surprised when voilà there she was in the delivery man's hands.  This weekend I have spent a good portion of time shooing the cats off of it.  The Dedicated Husband said we should get one of those little dog fences to put around it.  He makes fun of me so much of the time.  Don't you feel bad for me?  Well, don't, I've got a pretty thick skin.  It's a small rug, so I even roll it up at night so the cats won't go in and try to claim it as their territory.  Silly rug lady.  Oh, and I got a bee in my bonnet and redesigned my blog.  What do you think?  Love it?  I hope so. 

Enough about me.  You people completely amazed me last week!  Seriously, do you people sleep?  The projects you can get done make my silly head spin.  Are you ready to see some features?  Welcome to Week 37 of:


Make it Pretty Monday
Your Favorite - Most Views
Pretty Kristi wanted a cozier look for her sofa for the Fall and Winter.  To fulfill her whims, she was able to find a slipcover online that fit the bill.  You can find Kristi and her sofa and slipcover at The Thrifty Gypsy

Make it Pretty Monday
Craft Queen
Pretty Cyndee showed us how to make a lovely padded mailing envelope.  Cyndee, you can mail me anytime.  What a special way to send and receive a package.  Pop on over to Restyled Junk to get the tutorial.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Shopping Queen
Pretty Marium has been out treasure hunting and has unearthed some fantastic finds.  Head on over to Decorate Vintage to see Marium and all of her goodies.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Furniture Transformation Queen
Pretty Angela got busy and transformed her buffet with the help of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  So fresh and pretty.  To see Angela and her buffet before and after, scoot on over to Hickory Trail.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Sewing Queen
Pretty Debbie embellished these way too cute kitchen flour sack towels.  You must pop on over to Ribbonwood Cottage to see all of her cute embellished towels and get the tutorial.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Culinary Delight Queen
Pretty Helen...oh, my!  Look at this scrumptious Salmon with Bacon and Balsamic Vinaigrette.  You can find Helen and her recipe at Miz Helen's Country Cottage.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Dessert Queen
Pretty Heather will have me doing extra workouts because I will be making this absolutely delectable White Chocolate Raspberry Torte.  To get the recipe, pop on over to 
The Unsophisticated Kitchen

Make it Pretty Monday
DIY Queen
 Pretty Christine got gutsy and painted her pantry door.  I love it as well as all of her kitchen decor.  Scoot on over to 
The Crafty Woman to say hi to Christine and her door.  

Make it Pretty Monday 
Tablescape Queen
Pretty Emily has us dreaming of spring with her pretty tablescape and pink tulips.  You can pay Emily a visit at The French Hutch

Make it Pretty Monday
Home Decor Queen
Pretty Dru has created a lovely haven to get away from the world.  I adore that pale blue tub.  There are such exquisite details in this room that you must pop on over to 
The Country Farm Home to see it for yourself.  

Make it Pretty Monday
My Favorite
Pretty Vesna has me dreaming with her decor inspiration pictures.  Such fantastic eye candy.  Sighing.  Head on over to 
Home Chic Club to say hello to Vesna and see some fantastic inspiration pictures.  

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.
The Dedicated House
Thank you for coming to the party!  Wishing all a pretty week remember to be kind to one another!  Fear Not!  Excuse me whilst I shoo a cat off the rug.  

Toodles,
Kathryn


56 comments:

  1. Wow! What an honor to be called the Home Decor Queen! Thank you so much! And, Congrats to all those featured! Thanks for hosting, too.
    Blessings and Hugs,
    Dru

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  2. Thanks for hosting this party! Congrats on the new rug- I know how exciting that can be. I was laughing when you said you rolled it up at night, I'd probably do the same thing! Lol
    Jen

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  3. Good Morning Kathryn,
    What an honor to be featured with so many talented bloggers. Thank you so much for featuring my Salmon with Bacon and Balsamic, you are very kind. Hope you have a fabulous week and thanks for hosting a great party!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Thank you for hosting Kathryn, have a fabulous week!

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  5. I love your pretty blog look, Kathryn! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

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  6. Thanks for hosting, Kathryn! I love your new blog design. It is beautiful. Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  7. Great features Kathryn..going to visit some I haven't seen. Thank you for the party sweet lady. Have a lovely week.
    FABBY

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  8. Thanks for the party! Hope you have a great week!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  9. Thanks for the party, Kathryn! Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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  10. I do love the new design of your blog. Very classy! I also agree with you that there must be a lot of amazing people out there who are creating rather than sleeping. Thanks for the lovely features today and for hosting another great party. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

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  11. Oh my, to be included in your features with all this talent is such an honor for me. Thank You Kathryn and thank you for hosting this amazing party each week.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  12. Thanks for the party!! Have a happy week!

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  13. Thanks for hosting. I hope you like my clock.

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  14. Thanks for hosting! Your blog looks nice. I love all things blue and white!

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  15. Thanks so much for hosting - I'm laughing that you roll the carpet up at night - we're all such nutcases LOL
    XOX

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  16. Good morning! Thank you for hosting this fun party! 'Gotta embellish some flour sacks. How cute!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  17. Kathryn, thanks for hosting this fun party for all of us each Monday morning. It's great fun to participate here.

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  18. Thank you for hosting and a big thank you for featuring my padded envelopes. I'm honored! For the life of me I can't figure out what I am doing wrong with the feature button. It doesn't seem to want to post. As soon as I figure it out I will post it with pride on my blog. Thank you again!

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  19. Thank you so much for hosting your party! Have a sweet week!

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  20. You are right-so much talent around here! I love the blue toile background that you chose!

    ~Trisha

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  21. When I clicked on your blog and it came up I said (out loud) "oooh....nice!" Love the new look! I adore everything in Ballard Designs catalog so I know your rug is beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting!
    melinda

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  22. Hi Kathryn1 It is os fun to stop by again.....!
    I love seeing the features and reading your whitty comments!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

    Thanks for the party too!

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  23. I am honored and thrilled dear Kathryn!! You chose my post as a favorite!! WOOOOOW!!!
    Thank you very much for your wonderful words and thank you for hosting this lovely party!
    I am posting a new project - DIY Coffee Filter Wreath... Hope you like it.. :))
    I wish you a wonderful week beginning!
    Blessings,
    Vesna - HOME CHIC CLUB

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  24. What fun features this week and already so many fun links to go and check out! Thanks for hosting! Now following on FB, Pinterest and GFC :)

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  25. Thank you so much for featuring my cake!! I am so honored! I love your new blog! It looks so beautiful and classy! Thanks for hosting as well! Have a fantastic day!

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  26. Isn't it fun when something arrives early!! I'm sure you are loving your new rug. Thanks for hosting this week, Laura

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  27. Kathryn your new decor at the Dedicated House is beautiful! I love your new button design too! It looks great, I especially like the toile wallpaper!
    Jenna

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  28. Your blog looks great, Kathryn! I noticed the new header right away. Great features; thanks for hosting!

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  29. happy monday! thanks for hosting, have a great week.

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  30. Oh...Kathryn! Your new blog design is dynamic...so beautiful...so serene! I love it and I love that you chose to accent it with my favorite color RED!
    What a splendid lineup of beautiful blogs. Each one is amazing. I can't wait to go visiting.
    Thank you so much for hosting, my friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xoxo

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  31. There are a lot of talented people in blogville. Thank you for hosting Kathryn.
    Sherry

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  32. I love the neww look o your blog! Thank you for hosting again!

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  33. Thanks for featuring me! I'm just thrilled...And great party, as always!

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  34. Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting, & God bless!

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  35. Thank you so much for hosting, fantastic projects. I'm linking up a stool my 15 year old made and painted.

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  36. Kathryn, your new look is trés magnifique as is your pretty new button! The blue toile and the red are so very French!

    Thanks for hosting the party!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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  37. So glad you got your rug early! Great features! Thank you for hosting your fun party! Have a wonderful week.
    Nancy

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  38. Just linked up! Thanks bunches for hosting a terrific party. So much beautiful inspiration here. Have a great week!

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  39. This is my first time here, new follower. I love your features this week!

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  40. Hi, Kathryn. I'm so glad to be partying with you this week! Thanks so much! Love all the wonderful features. I'm off to take a better look.

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  41. Hi Kathryn, your new design is fantastic. So pretty as are all the other features..Thanks for hosting and Happy Monday..Judy

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  42. Your new blog design is lovely! Thank you for hosting!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  43. Lovely features! Thank you for hosting!

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  44. Hello Kathryn, wonderful features - the new look to your blog is fantastic! Always a delight to join your party,
    Kathy

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  45. Hi Kathryn, I linked with your party yesterday, but wanted to stop by and let you know that I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-9/

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  46. You've got a great party going on and a lot of comments! Thank you for hosting!

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

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  48. Lovely features Kathryn. Wow, there are alot of people linking up. Great party. Thanks for hosting.

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  49. I do love your blog redesign! Gorgeous! I mean pretty...

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  50. Kathryn, love the new look of your blog! Timeless. :) Thanks fr hosting another fun week of link ups! Time for some creative eye candy munchies. lol Have a joyous rest of the week! :D

    Julie

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  51. Great party!! Thanks for the invite! I added my link but the cropped image had a glitch and shows hardly anything...oh well. Love your blog!

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