Thursday, March 21, 2013

What's Happening & Find + Follow Friday!

Exciting days ahead for my blog! I am co-hosting Find + Follow Friday with Nicole from Me + The Moon. If you aren't one of the lucky ones to have read her blog, check her out now!

The Happenings Lately...

I assure you, I have got some exciting home projects in the works too! The Mister and I have been working away on these awesome home DIY projects all week! I thought I'd have these pretty before and after pics up here by now, really! We have run into some major hiccups to get everything just right, now we got it all figured out and I'm pretty sure we are pro's in the refinishing business! Anyway, in a couple days, it'll be blog ready! Hence the reason I have been blog M.I.A. but it'll be worth the wait! Luckily for me, hubby-man has been on vacation--he thanks me kindly!

When my supervision hasn't been needed, I've been pouring myself into some major Spring-cleaning! I have cleaned walls, appliances, planted flowers, and made a penny ball for my garden in the planting process! I have hydrangeas see, and rumor has it that copper keeps away slugs and keeps your hydrangeas blue! I'll take that! Here's how I did it--

My Uncle's name is Dale, so I like this ball!
For all my fellow OCD friends, YES--all the pennies are heads up! 
I went to the thrift store here in town and found a super cheap bowling ball, $2.49, came complete with the bag I didn't need or want. Then I round up all my pennies and mixed up some epoxy, huge nasty mess! Hours later and tons of pennies (a few dollars worth probably) and I have a penny ball! Eh, it's ok I think. Not as pretty as the one on Pinterest.

Then I made a ribbon basket, it's lame!

And I'm not done yet with all the organizing and cleaning fun! I still plan to clean my ceiling fans, recover my dining room chairs, and clean out Zane's clothes (again) which no doubt will make me cry (again)!

This Sunday we had Zane's Easter pics taken! I cannot wait to see them and share them with you!

Last Year, right before the meltdown!
Last year, we had a complete meltdown with the live bunnies! This year--a complete 180! There may be some bunny kissing involved! Stay tuned!

The Link-Up...

Thanks for joining us! So let's get to it:
1. Follow your hosts. 
They will be numbers 1 - 4 on the list. **I try to always follow back, so PLEASE leave a comment letting me know you're new here so I don't miss you! ** Sometimes it takes a little while, but I always get through every comment and follow back. :) My co-hosts this week are: Lesley over at Mommy in the Making Melissa over at Forever and A Day + Sarah-Louise over at Life In A Break Down! 2. Link up your blog's main page. **No blog hops, please.**
3. Try to stop by at least 3 blogs and follow ones you love. 
I'm sure they'd love it if you left a comment, as well :)
4. Take a button! 
Sharing is caring :) The more awesome blogs = the more awesome bloggy friends you make.
5. Tweet this hop!
Spread the hop love. 
I've decided to make this hop every other Friday for the time being-- e-mail me at if you'd like to co-host! 


  1. New GFC follower, thanks for hosting!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer

  2. Hi Lesley!! I'm your newest GFC follower through the blog hop!

    Hope you'll stop by and visit me too :)

    Have a great weekend,

  3. I'm here from Find & Follow Friday! I love you blog design....very cool. Thanks for hosting....I look forward to reading more from your blog.

  4. I'm here form Find & Follow Friday and your son is simply adorable! I love the idea of using live bunnies for the Easter pictures! I've never thought of that and my daughters would LOVE it! I'll be back to your blog for sure! I followed you on Twitter and Pinterest, can't wait to see whats next

  5. Love the penny ball! I can't wait to see the Easter pics of Zane. I'm sure they are adorable!!

  6. I love the ribbon basket actually! It makes it easier to organize ribbon and keep it neater.
    I found your blog through the blog hop! :)
    Have a great night,
    Love Sparkle Pretty

  7. Hello!

    Thanks for hosting the blog hop and I'm a new follower:) Have a good evening!

    Lillies & Silk

  8. Hi Leslie, thank you so much for co-hosting the blog hop! Looking forward to following your blog and getting to know you. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Thanks for co-hosting! New follower from

  10. Thanks for co-hosting ^^. OMG bunnies!!I love bunnies. Also love the penny ball!Great blog.

    New follower,following with GFC

  11. Thanks for hosting and following my blog!! I'm so happy to have you!! My link up is for wedding or relationship posts, so I hope next time you have a fun wedding post to share!

  12. Hi! New follower, thanks for hosting!

  13. ah, the joys of spring :P I'm jealous that you can actually clean, really- we still have too much snow! (and haha, totally with you on the 'all heads up' ;P)

    new follower from the blog hop- can't wait to read more :)

  14. I'm with Tatiana...we have snow too!! Where is spring? I am anxious to hear more about the penny ball and see the new Easter pics...too cute! Following from Find+Follow!
    LA :)


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