Party Features so I can come out of the corner

Back when decorated trees sprouted out of peoples houses I was part of a link party called 'Tis The Season' with 8 other blogs.  Thanks to Stacey at EmbracingChange for inviting me to be part of it.  The "season" seems like eons ago for me.  I was the last hostess - ending in January - and I was on top of reading the party links, but getting a post done with the features.... not so much on top of that part.

Just sit me in the corner with the cone of shame.

Why did it take so long, you ask?  Because I tend to want to feature every. single. link. so I put it off as that's not how these link parties work.  Dammitanyhow.

Let me refresh your memory on what you were to link..... I wanted to see where you were a year ago at this time, or your first post ever.  First I had 22 selected.  Then I whittled away to 15.

This is why I will never be good at hosting link parties.  So I did eenie-meenie-miney-mo.

To start, how about a concrete walkway that has botanical leaf imprints in it.  A year ago ThisGreenHouse was documenting their new home progress... and pouring lots of cement!

And I remember the next one from last year - the post responsible for my summer hunt for futon frames.  Susan at HomeRoad made a bench out of the wood from a futon.  People usually can't even give those things away at garage sales, where are they now that I'm looking for one? 

Last year this time, OurPinterestingFamily was busy installing a bead board ceiling in their bathroom.  Curses.... now I want some on my bathroom ceiling too. 

On Manor Drive linked her first post of January 2013.  Emphasis on first post.  She is a new blogger and has set out her goals as DIY resolutions.  I'm pretty sure she'll get those missing door handles put on, but what I am looking forward to is goal #10 - create a WOman cave for herself. 

This next link was the one feature that was a no brainer for me to pick.  I knew right away I was ordering some of the paint and giving it a try on the craigslist dining room chairs I picked up in November.  Because, you know, I'm all about trying what I see from all of you.
Jean at TheBackYardBungalow  used fabric spray paint to transform this chair.  Hopefully soon you will see a chair transformation at Bliss Ranch too.

2012 had Linda at ItsyBitsandPieces redoing an entry way.  Go see the before and how they gave the existing waiscotting the look of a built in.  Linda is a super star, and one of the two bloggers to have actually met the elusive Bliss.  I really do exist.

And because I really do exist, before blogging I gave away a table that looked just like the one Laura at TopThisTopThat redid.  Now I want it back. 

You linked some "mayhem", "pearls" of wisdom, a "heart"felt tribute of remembrance and a bit of "monkey" business.  A beautiful door headboard, a chalked door, a pine headboard makeover and a dresser redoux from two bloggers who always inspire me. 

And lastly there was this...........

The first ever photo upload from Ranger911 ..... misspelled.  Because in bogging we have to be abe to augh at ourseves, which in turn teaches us to check spellling for a missing "L".

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  1. Anonymous1/17/2013

    Well, after sitting in the corner for so long with the dunce hat on, you may want to go fix your hair. I am sure it is terribly messy from that dreadful cone shape cylinder that has been affixed to your head for weeks now. But don't you feel better for getting this off your plate? Great job with the "eenie-meanie-minie-mo" tactic because you chose wonderful features. May have to resort to tactic myself coming up in the near future.

  2. You are a rip! Love it! Thanks for the funny post - love the cone of shame comment! You make blogging fun! Thanks for co-hosting lady! You did awesome!

  3. Oh my gosh...that last one! The words!
    They are all wonderful features!! You can come out of the corner now!

  4. Love seeing those!! It's always fun to see how far we have come!!

  5. I am totally making that sign. Seriously.

  6. Such great features, but I think you forgot one. Mine. LOL.


  7. Thanks for sharing all that splendid goodness!

  8. I just love you, put a SMILE on my face every post and are such a generous blogger! These are some great projects and that photo from Vickie is hilarious...thank you, my friend!

  9. Well done, Bliss -- love the variety! Cross that off your list and come out of the corner now. :)
    xo Heidi

  10. So much fun; hope you didn't use crazy glue to get the hat to stay on...

  11. What's wrong with the sign....that's how they spell,it down at the local seafood restaurant dive. It hangs right next to the worm vending machine......seriously.....

  12. Ooh, I am so going to try that fabric spray. Awesome! I loved all these projects. I can see why you had a hard time choosing.

  13. Great features...I am the other lucky blogger that got to meet "elusive" but amazing Bliss :)

  14. Yep, come out of the corner now you night crawer you!

  15. Hehehe. I'm so old my first grade teacher (Miss Brown) actually forced little Timmy Amundson to wear that dunce hat on more than one occasion. And she didn't use her yardstick to make a cute little table either. Ah, the good old days.

    Thanks for hosting a fun linky party and making me laugh when I visit your blog! I'm looking forward to more of the same in the upcoming year.

  16. I'm with Kirby....totally want that sign right out front in my yard! Although here, I'd probably get customers!!

  17. Fun, fun, fun! Now get that chair done. We're waiting!

  18. Thanks so much for the feature! Work on the woMan Cave is in progress!

  19. Thank you so much for the feature. :) You are too kind.

  20. What would my world be like without you in it! Even if you only are in my computer. You really exist?

  21. It's kind of surreal to see my dad's infamous sign on the internet. My dad has always sucked at spelling.


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