I Made It! Monday

This last weekend was the Huckleberry Festival in North Powder, OR. My booth didn’t do amazing, but I really enjoyed my huckleberry sundae, so I guess that’s something.

Here’s a great project from last week’s party:

What a fabulous chair makeover by Life on Lakeshore Drive. I’m quite in love with the fabric she chose. (Be sure and check out the close-ups to see what I mean!)

Now on to this week. A few guidelines:

1. Please follow my blog. You’ll know when to link up every week.

2. Keep it family-friendly. I reserve the right to delete links.

3. Have fun! Visit some of the other blogs and share comments.

4. Post my button or a link to the party, if you would.

Ninth Street Notions

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Guest Blogger: Laurel from Girl Meets World

I am so excited to be here with y’all today!

Hi! I’m Laurel and I blog over at Girl Meets World where you will find inspiration and love and a lot of randomness.  I believe in meeting the world head on and taking things one day at a time (I am still working on that last part myself).  I love all things vintage and beautiful and want nothing more than a life of love and laughter.  I am newly married (it’ll be a year in September) to an amazing man and together we have a couple of crazy fur babies, Bruce (our good child) and Molly (the manic mutt).

I love to inspire and be inspired and I ADORE interacting with my readers (even if I AM awful at responding to comments at times).   I am relatively new to this whole blogging thing and am currently re-committing to my purpose in writing.  I love a good D.I.Y project and consider myself an amateur cook/baker (I DO love to try).  Finding my place in this crazy Bloggyland has not been easy but I am learning that staying true to me is the best way to do it! I have big goals and big dreams and I can’t wait to share in them with you! I truly believe that life was meant to be shared and that is what I hope to accomplish with this blog! I blog about everything from things I find inspiring to recipes and D.I.Y. projects. I have one current weekly feature (Way Back Whens-day) and several new ones soon to come!

I am truly grateful to Amanda for giving me the opportunity to be here today! I know she loves her readers too and I hope you all show her some love! I hope you’ll come visit me too and join the journey!  I hope you all have a great weekend as well!!!




I Made It! Monday

This weekend was busy at Miners Jubilee in Baker City, OR. I had a fabulous time, but it was exhausting. Three days is a crazy long show. And next weekend I’m back at it again at the Huckleberry Festival in North Powder, OR.

Here’s a favorite project from last week’s party:

Sarah did a beautiful living room makeover on the cheap. See her before and gorgeous after pictures. Plus, get some tips on how to do the same to your home!

Now on to this week’s party:

1. Please follow my blog.

2. Keep it family-friendly. I reserve the right to delete links.

3. Have fun! Visit some of the other blogs and share some comment love.

4. Post my button or a link to the party somewhere on your blog.


Ninth Street Notions
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Summer Camp Craft: Found Objects Mobile


Here’s an easy and fun project to do with your kids. Spend the day at the beach, park, or woods, and let the kids pick up all the neat little items they find. Then, spend an afternoon creating this cute mobile as a way to preserve your memories. They’ll love it!


First, gather some materials with your kids. Be sure and also find a length of stick and some twine, hemp cord, yarn, or other material for hanging your objects.


Using varying lengths of twine, hang each item separately. Then hang each down the length of your stick. If your kid has collected a lot of fun items, it might be best to hang more than one item from a string.



And that’s all there is to it! It’s a beautiful, casual summer decoration that you and the kids have made yourselves. I created this as part of the Summer Day Camp at The Craft Nest.