Home Matters Linky Party #26

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. 

Home Matters Linky Party #26!

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Can you believe it is already the last days of February? The year seems to be flying by, and as the weeks fly by, our party continues to grow. We are excited to have so many wonderful bloggers partying with us. It is a real treat. We love to see what you are up to each week. Remember to share our party with your friends!

If you are interested in being a Co-Host at this party, we’d LOVE to have you fill out an application. Check below for details.

 

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Lorelai at Life With Lorelai

Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…

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Kristen at The Road to Domestication:

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You never know what you’ll find…check out Lorelai’s Yo-Ho Yo-Ho, A Treasure Hunt Fer Me

Kristen shares winning ideas on giving your carpets The Red Carpet Treatment.

Welcome our Co-Hosts, and Share some Love

by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

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Alyssa at Life From My Laptop:

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Brittany shares tips and tricks on Clearing Off the Kitchen Counters

Learn the Top 5 Husband Lunch Box Ideas from Alyssa

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This week’s features include some awesome DIY projects for home decor and fashion, entertainment ideas, and recipes.

Metal Button Jewelry - HMLP Feature

“Coined” Metal Button Jewelry from Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods

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Painted Upholstery - Meant To Be or NOT To Be - HMLP Feature

Painted Upholstery – Is It Meant To Be or NOT To Be? from Christie @ Sparkles of Sunshine

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Dreaming of Spring Recipes - HMLP Feautres

Dreaming of Spring Recipes from Joy @ Yesterfood

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Candy Coated Funfetti Martini Glasses - HMLP Feature

How To Make Candy-Coated Funfetti Martini Glasses from Marti @ Sew Licious Home Decor

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Faux Succulent Letter Decor - HMLP Feature

Faux Succulent Letter Decor from Carol & Randi @ FrugElegance

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

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The linky party starts on Thursdays @ midnight and closes on Mondays @ midnight.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

 

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

    1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week.

 

 

    1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.

 

 

    1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.

 

 

    1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.

 

 

    1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.

 

 

    1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

 

 

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

 

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We are looking for Co-Hosts for the month of March. If you are interested, please

 

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By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.


 

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The 2015 Spring Holiday Shelf!

Well, Valentine’s Day has come and gone, so, of course, I’ve redecorated my Holiday Shelf! For those of you who are newer to the blog, I’ve always wanted a mantel to decorate to match the changing seasons, but we haven’t lived in a house with a fireplace yet. So in each home we’ve lived in, I have set up a shelf that I can decorate and have a bit of fun with as the time goes by. If you’d like to see last year’s Spring Holiday Shelf, CLICK HERE! And HERE is the one from 2013!

But, for now…

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There she be! I call it: Spring is Coming! Here’s why:

On the right, everything still looks kind of “wintery”, right?

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Famous Methods for Sofa Cleaning…with Various Upholstery Types!

If you came by my house today, you would see towels on our sofa and on our love-seat.

I mean, they’re nice towels; they were purchased to match the furniture, actually. But they are towels, nonetheless.

The thing is, we have two furries that live with us: CoCo the black kitty and Taffy the white doggy. These furries (although they are treated as members of our family, without a doubt) are rather messy.

For instance, CoCo the black kitty’s favorite spot to run to after she gets out of her litter box is the love seat. I wish I knew why. But all I really know is that it gets a little…sandy…up there.

And Taffy the white doggy is a bit OCD, I think. She likes to lounge on the couch and lick her paw…and then the couch. Blech.

Now, why can’t these blasted animals be trained to quit messing up our microfiber furniture?! I’m sure they can be…but both hubby and I work outside of the home all day long…so there’s not much time for reinforcing.

First of all, I’m on the hunt for some new furniture. Because once the kids come along, I know the furries will have NOTHING on them! So if anyone has seen any gray leather sectionals around, do let me know! 

Second of all, I had literally finished cleaning the couch and love seat and adding the towels to them (in a desperate attempt to preserve the cleanliness of both pieces) when I was contacted by the lovely Sofia with this blog post! Perfect timing! I loved it, and I know you will, too! 

Famous methods for sofa cleaning with various upholstery types

The sofa is one of the most used objects in the house, especially for watching TV with a cool drink in hand or something to eat. Imagine all the blemishes, crumbs and dirt that are hidden between the edges of the sofa. Or else, imagine the dirt and the stains if you let your pets to play on the sofa. Because of that, it’s good to pay more attention to the sofa cleaning during the big house cleaning every season. Take a look at some ideas and methods that can help you!

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Home Matters Linky Party #25

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #25!

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Thank you for joining us at this week’s party! We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend; we sure did. Please share the party with all of your friends–parties are just more fun that way! Here’s to another awesome week at Home Matters.

If you are interested in being a Co-Host at this party, we’d LOVE to have you fill out an application. Check below for details.

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Lorelai at Life With Lorelai

Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…

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Kristen at The Road to Domestication:

Kristen is a lover of organization, crafting, cooking, baking, reading, writing, traveling, social media, music and more!

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Kristen shares Gluten-Free products in Van’s Simply Delicious Review & Giveaway

Bring on the Irish with Lorelai’s St Patrick’s Day Chalkboards

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Alyssa at Life From My Laptop:

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Brittany at Overdue Organizing:

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Alyssa brings: What I Love about the Erin Condren Life Planner

Brittany shares: Free Printable- What I Love Most About My Home

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We have some lovely features to share this week. Ideas for a Guest Room, find out how to make an adorable prayer frame, save money when you travel, an easy way to make a gorgeous monogram letter, and beautiful and fun ways to personalize your organization!

One Beautiful Way to Organize Your Life - HMLP Feature

One Beautiful Way to Organize Your Life from Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

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Top-50 Ways To Save Money When Traveling - HMLP Feature

50 Ways to Save Money When Traveling from Sherri @ Making It Pay To Stay

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Glam Monogram Letters - HMLP Feature

Glam Monogram Letter from Kim, Jessica, Cassie & Benjamber @ Lou Lou Girls

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Guest Room Suite Reveal - HMLP Feature

Guest Room Suite Reveal from Kelley @ Kelley Highway

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Bedtime Prayer Frame - HMLP Feature

Bedtime Prayer Frame from Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

 

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party

 

 

 

Are you ready to Party?

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The linky party starts on Thursdays @ midnight and closes on Mondays @ midnight.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

 

Home Matters Linky Party - Grab Button

 

 

 

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media. Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

 

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

    1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week.

 

 

    1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.

 

 

    1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.

 

 

    1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.

 

 

    1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.

 

 

    1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

 

 

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

 

HMLP - Interested in Co-Hosting With Us 2015 ©

We are looking for Co-Hosts for the month of March. If you are interested, please

 

Click Here for DETAILS!

 

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.


 

Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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The Red Carpet Treatment!

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony (the Oscars) will be held this coming Sunday! While I’m not typically a fan of awards shows, I DO enjoy watching the stars arrive on the red carpet. I think you can tell a lot about a person from the way they dress, and I’m always trying to predict the best and worst-dressed! (That’s about as fashionable as I get, to be perfectly honest.) But it’s a fun game to play!

Regardless of wins or losses in the fashion world and beyond, one thing is for sure: that red carpet better be spotless! I mean, really, people. I sure wouldn’t want to be there if someone discovered a STAIN on the carpet right before the stars begin showing up…I can only imagine the frenzy that would ensue. Perhaps they even have an entire spare red carpet hidden somewhere? I have no idea, but it seems like a plan to me!

So when Hannah from Ghergich & Co contacted me to see if I’d like to share this lovely infographic, I happily agreed! I mean, telling me that carpets can be 4,000 times dirtier than the average toilet seat (can we all just stop for a big ol’ EEEEEWWWWW!!!!!) kinda got my attention. But, she also tells us how to CLEAN them. Which I love! So check it out…

Thanks to Hannah and her partner, eReplacementParts, for the fantastic graphic! Don’t you LOVE that stain removal guide?! SO handy!

What is YOUR favorite red-carpet event? What’s your best tip for maintaining great carpets in your home?