Thursday, February 2, 2012

THE BEST BLOGS YOU HAVEN'T DISCOVERED...yet


Last Week, Jen From Harrison Home gave RE-invented style The Liebster Award, a recognition from a fellow blogger that a smallish (usually new) blog is worth following. To me, it is like the blog world version of TV Guide The Best Show on TV you are not watching  issue which brings attention to quality material that deserves a wider audience. Jen is very creative so it is a big compliment that she likes our blog.
Jen's hallway from her BEFORE & AFTER PROJECT .  She noticed she hadn't decorated the space yet, so she quickly changed that.

AFTER.  Jen used white paint to add horizontal stripes and a lot of visual interest to the hallway.  I love this project and had been thinking of doing horizontal stripes somewhere in our new house so I was really excited when I saw her post.  But, it  was Jen's can-do attitude evident in her faux fireplace project that got us to follow her.  You can check that out HERE
It was incredibly sweet of Jen to give us this award and now it is our turn to pass it on to the 5 blogs we think you absolutely *NEED* to follow.  Seriously, these blogs are treasures and founts of cool ideas that you will want to follow before everyone else discovers them so you can get credit for finding them early on. 


AT NANN'S TABLE is a wonderful blog about entertaining and home decor.  Nann is very sweet and her recipes are different than the ones I normally see.  I especially enjoyed her 12 Days of Christmas series where she made different foods to represent each song lyric.  Above are her TWO TURTLE DOVES croutons on a salad bed which you can see HERE.  Wouldn't they be adorable as love birds with a heart instead of a ribbon for Valentine's Dinner or a bridal shower? You should also check out her amazing Swan Cream Puffs on a Chocolate Lake HERE   They are incredible! Actually, just check out her whole blog. :)
SO MANY TABLES by Denise focuses mostly on tablescapes, but these are *NOT* your  Party Store standard themes.   Above is her Brown Derby Oscars Viewing Party setting. She made the black chair covers with the movie star names and copied Brown Derby caricatures to cover sports pictures in their bar area.  There are many little details to love in this setting which you can see HERE There are only 42 entries on the site since 2010 so she doesn't post a lot, but whatever she posts has been totally original. Check out the ANSEL ADAMS TABLE HERE or her Abe Lincoln Table HERE.  She also has really cool crafts like the 5 Generations of Women's Hands Craft you can see HERE  I've never interacted with Denise (my stalkerish gushing comments may have made her shy to reply back, since she has no way of knowing I'm relatively sane and harmless)  so I hope this is okay to post, but I had to share how excited  I am by her ideas. If you like Between Naps on the Porch and A Stroll Thru Time, then you should absolutely follow So Many Tables. 

CRAFTY MISCHIEF BY BRITTANY  is a wonderful blog by a young mother who comes up with a lot of family projects and recipes.  If you like Family Fun magazine and blogs like Tatertots and Jello then you will enjoy this blog.  If I could, I would friend match make Brittany with Christy from Wallace Family Blog because they remind me so much of each other.  They have that strong energy that young creative mothers have.  They both recently came up with adorable party ideas for their kids' parties and did a lot of the ideas themselves.

 WALLACE FAMILY BLOG as I mention above, has featured a lot of fun kids ideas,  including the Minnie Mouse party invitations above that Christy designed and made.  You can check those out HERE  Christy is a 1st grade teacher so you know she is organized and has tons of creativity.  For the Family Fun and Tatertots and Jello crowd, Christy's blog along with Brittany's blog plugged above, are great additions.
 
UNCLUTTERED LIFESTYLE is a DIY and home organization blog that runs a series I enjoy very much called Unclutter it Thursday.  If you are in need of organization help as I am, it is great because it has weekly tips on tools to use and inexpensive ways to keep (or get) your household in order.  A post on Pantry Organizing Tools is HERE The above picture is from an entry on organizing a spice cabinet which you can see HERE

 TO THE AWARD RECIPIENTS, IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE (FYI, no biggie if you don't) HERE IS HOW THIS WORKS:
1.  Post the award on your blog.


2.    Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3.   Reveal your 5 picks for the award and let them know.
4.  Bask in the love from the most supportive people in the blogosphere... other bloggers.
5.  Finally, the best rule of all, have fun and spread the love!

WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE
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13 comments:

  1. a BIG T H A N K Y O U !!! for nominating me for the award. I am HONORED and flattered. I want to link back here but I'm still so new I don't know quite how to do it. Now I do know how to link to a linky party but not the sidebar thingys. But I will learn. You are SO KIND to do this. And it just thrills me to death that you like my blog. And I love love love yours! A blog has to be pretty darn special for me to sign up for emails from a blog and I have yours. You two are amazing. I have still not gotten over your backyard redo. It blew me away. It should have been on Television. No kidding! And your tablescapes are right up there with the best of them. You guys are A OK and I love you both to death!!! Thanks again. This means alot to me.

    Nann

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    1. Nann,

      So glad you are flattered by the award. As soon as I got the award from Jen at Harrison Home, yours was the first blog I thought to pass it along to. Your blog is lovely and all your entries are very creative. I wouldn't have recommended your blog if it wasn't full of great ideas.

      You're welcome. If you want to do the same entry on your site, then you will have to copy an image from each blog to post on yours with the url of the site. Here is Jen's post where she gave me the Award to show how someone else did it.

      http://harrisonhomeblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-award.html

      Eldarose

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  2. This is very cool of you to do. I need to check these blogs out.

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    1. Blackheart Betty,

      First, you have an AWESOME posting name! Second, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Third, YES, you absolutely *NEED* to check these awesome blogs out. I wouldn't have recommended them if I didn't think they were really worthwhile. I consider this an awesome tip I am sharing with folks to recommend these blogs.

      And I cannot take credit for the idea. We got the award from Jen at Harrison Home so I am just passing it on.

      Eldarose

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  3. congrats to all the award winners!
    dee dee

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    1. Dee Dee,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. And I do hope you visit the blogs listed bc they are really great sources of inspiration.

      Sincerely,
      Eldarose

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  4. Congrats to the award winners! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

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  5. Honey,

    Thank you for hosting Potpourri Friday. Thank you also for visiting and leaving a comment. I hope you get a chance to check out these blogs because they are really great ones.

    Eldarose

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  6. Thank you for your kind words about Harrison Home, I love your blog and you two!! I can't wait to see what you do next, I am always impressed! Off to check out the blogs you chose to pass the award on to, I am sure they are wonderful!

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    1. Jen,


      You're so welcome. I only speak the truth. You're incredibly creative. It was a big thrill that you honored us with the award. And I'm so glad you are going to check out the blogs I selected. I think they are all wonderful.

      Eldarose

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  7. Reba and Eldarose,
    Thank you so much for the Liebster Award. Unfortunately, I am a bit crazy these days. My husband is very sick (not life-threatening, but hard on him, as he is in a great deal of pain). I use my blogging as a sort of get-away time. It is relaxing for me. I don't post too often, as you noted in your write-up. I hesitate to get involved with other bloggers at this time in my life. I'm sure you can understand.

    As a retired school teacher, I'd like to compliment you on your writing skills. So nice to read succinct, well thought out, and informative work.

    I just signed up as a follower.

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    1. Denise,

      I'm so glad you accepted the Award as the strong compliment it was. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope that health improves. I can definitely understand why you use your blog as a creative outlet and escape. And, I also understand that you don't want to get too involved with the blogging social world in your situation. Blogging can definitely overtake one's time easily.

      And I'm glad you like my writing skills. I had great teachers.

      Thank you for visiting, for leaving a comment and for signing up as a followers. I am sincerely honored by it all. I admire your creativity greatly and have been very much inspired by it.

      Eldarose

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  8. Congratulations on your award! Your blog deserves it. Thank you also for introducing me to some new great-looking blogs. I'm off to check them out now! I'm following you and looking forward to more good stuff! (Saw you over at My 1929 Charmer.)

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