June Pretty Project Party Features

Hi everyone! Today we are back again to show you a few of our very favorite features from last week’s Pretty Project Party. There were some amazing projects shared this month and below, we are featuring three that caught our eye, but you can see everything that was linked up HERE.

First up, Making it in the Mountains shared this incredibly cool technique using a stencil and paint to create the look of concrete tile on an accent wall, you can see how it she did it HERE. Continue reading

Summer Giveaway!

Hi friends!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend spent with all of the important men in your life! T took the boys to his parents’ house last Wednesday and I joined them on Saturday since I had a friend’s wedding to attend on Friday night. I was able to get a TON of unpacking and organizing done on Thursday and Friday without my favorite little guys running around. Love ’em, but productivity sure does decrease when they are bouncing off the walls ha! However, they truly have been rock-stars adjusting to the new house—new spaces, new rooms, boxes everywhere, limited access to their toys, etc. In fact, they’ve even been sleeping better here…crazy right?! Maybe they are just as exhausted as their mama!

Now, on to the exciting stuff! To kick off the start of summer, I’ve teamed up with some fabulous blogs and businesses to bring you this fun Summer Pinterest Cash Giveaway! 

Wouldn’t you like some extra summer cash?!! It’s super easy to enter!

SUMMER-PAYPAL-CASH-GIVEAWAY

One very lucky winner will win $600 in PayPal Cash!

This giveaway is blog/business sponsored and would not be possible without the following: Soiree Event Design, This is Our Bliss, Taste of Lizzy T, Bloom Designs Online, The Farm Girl Gabs, Premeditated Leftovers, Momma Lew, What the ForkFood Blog, The Honeycomb Home, Jolee Studio, Gather For Bread, Fantabulosity

To see a full list of sponsors, please see the Rafflecopter entry form below.

$600 Summer Cash Giveaway

Ends May 27, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Open Worldwide

Prize: 1 winner will receive $600 PayPal cash.

Eligibility and Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This giveaway is open to individuals over the age of the majority in their home country. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to adhere to all laws in their respective country, which includes payments to any governing tax body.

Winner Selection: The winner of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter from among all eligible entries received throughout the promotion period. The random drawing will be conducted within 48 hours of the closing of the giveaway by Pretty My Party or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by email by hello@prettymyparty.com. Potential winner must accept the prizes by email as directed by Pretty My Party within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”).

Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, some of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the giveaway may be shared by and between the promotion entities, and each of the promotion entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. See Pretty My Party’s full privacy policy here.

Rafflecopter Disclaimer: This promotion is powered by Rafflecopter. Metric Feat LLC (“Rafflecopter”) does not sponsor, administer or endorse this promotion. By entering this giveaway, participants agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy.

Social Media Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the sponsors of the giveaway and not to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or Google+. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any of these social media sites.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is blog sponsored and is in no way associated with PayPal. If there are any questions, please email hello@prettymyparty.com.

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

The more entries you complete on the Rafflecopter form, the higher your chances are of winning. If you don’t have time to fill out all of the entries you may come back and complete any entries you may have missed.

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start! I’ll be back on Thursday with the Pretty Project Party features and then next week, I should be getting close to back on track with my normal 2 – 3 project posts per week!

See you then!

This is our Bliss - signature

Pretty Project Party Hostesses

Pretty Project Party #5 [June 2016]

Phwew! Moving day was last week and we are slowly but surely knocking out the unpacking. Aside from today’s Pretty Project Party post, the blog was on vacay this week! I couldn’t miss the party!!

Summer is certainly in full swing and and so are the summery projects around blog-land, have you seen them?! Wow! I’m excited to see what pretty projects everyone has been working on, including what all of the hostesses have been up to this past month.

Let’s check them out!

___________________________________________

If you are looking to make simple changes in your home that make a big impact, Tammy is sharing tips for choosing and installing the perfect pendant lighting for your kitchen that will help update your look without breaking the bank.

how to choose pendant lighting

Tammy @ Pink Peppermint Design
Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter

________________________________________

Just before the big move, I gave our home one final “zhush” by adding a few simple summery touches and shared my summer home tour here. Since half-empty boxes stacked throughout our new home don’t allow for many blog-worthy photo ops, I’ll be starting to share inspiration posts and round-ups over the next few weeks of ideas that are brewing. Stay tuned for new house updates coming soon!

Bright & Bold Eclectic Summer Home Tour summer styled home This is our Bliss www.thisisourbliss.com

Rachael @ This Is Our Bliss
Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Bloglovin’

___________________________________________

Heather from Southern State of Mind shared a trip recap of their recent getaway to Charleston, South Carolina. She’s not sure what she loved more: the houses, the history or the food! Charleston Weekend Getaway Trip Recap

Heather @ Southern State of Mind

___________________________________________

Julie has been busy with outdoor decor this month, specifically with container plants! She and her husband just installed an easy DIY irrigation system for her flower box and potted plants. All the instructions and supply lists are on her blog. Click {here} to check it out.

window face sm

Julie @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Blog | Pinterest | Facebook | Bloglovin’ | Twitter | Instagram

___________________________________________

Sarah from Life On Virginia Street shared Part I and Part II of her beachy, relaxed summer home tour.

Blue-Green-and-White-Summery-Guest-Bedroom-via-Life-on-Virginia-Street-719x1024

Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street
Blog | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Twitter

___________________________________________

Over at 11 Magnolia Lane, Amy created an easy DIY graduation gift for her teenage son, using photos from his Instagram feed. The retro Polaroid look was a big hit–see all the how-to’s here.

grad-banner-header-vertical-marked

Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
Blog | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Twitter

___________________________________________

Now on to the fun part! We want to see your PRETTY projects! We’ll be selecting our favorites to feature on all our blogs next Thursday as well as sharing our picks on our social media, including the Pretty Project Party Pinterest Board which you can follow HERE.

Directions: Be sure to include a link back to the party in your post, especially if you want to be considered for a feature. Share some love by leaving comments on other links. You can also share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #prettyprojectparty {great for you non-bloggers!} as we look for features that catch our eye over there as well.

We can’t wait to see what you have been working on!

Have an awesome day and I’ll see you back here sometime next week! Here’s to hoping our stacks of boxes start to shrink!!

Summer Home Tour | summer styled family room and mantel | bold pops of color for summer | Eclectic Summer Home Tour | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com

The Day is Here

Hey, all! I’m popping in quickly today to let you know that it’s moving week, which is why its been crickets over here since I posted our Summer Home Tour and my recent Thrifted Finds last week. The packers have been here all week and the house is literally being packed up and boxes are being loaded out at this very moment. It’s slowly becoming more and more empty and the move is finally feeling more and more real.

See…
ec91f544-227e-4a6f-879e-78aa4e83305e…very real.

I’ll admit I did tear up last night while rocking the littlest before putting him in his crib and then shed a few more while reading to the biggest and then tucking him in. I so clearly remember bringing the boys home from the hospital and the memories of those first few nights and even weeks learning our new normal and their desired bedtime routine came rushing over me. It was the last bedtime in this house. Yes, they will have new rooms and their furniture and belongings, but it just won’t quite be the same. I’ve felt all the feels in this house. The emotional roller coaster of becoming a mom for the first time and the images of bringing the babes home here will forever be ingrained in heart and soul.

We are actually headed to the new house today, so our first night in our new home is tonight. And then the cycle continues….the first of many more firsts to come. Such a crazy thought! Friday our moving trucks will arrive to deliver our things, so we’ll be unpacking this coming weekend and working to get settled in the weeks to come. As for the blog, my plan for a little while is to share the remaining project & styling posts from our current house (or is it already our old house?—Either way it feels strange!) as well as begin to share a few inspiration posts as ideas start brewing for the new spaces! Eeeek!

I truly appreciate all of your sweet notes, comments and emails wishing us well on this exciting adventure of making the next house our new home.

I’m signing off for the week, but hope to be back up and running sometime next week…as long as we don’t have any snafus getting our cable & internet up and running!

I’ll be popping in and out of social media throughout the week, so if you aren’t already following This is our Bliss on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, be sure to change that immediately! I’d love to see you over there!

I’m so excited to be able to take you on this journey! Thanks for reading and I promise to be back soon!

This is our Bliss - signature

Its so Ugly Its cool Thrift challenge brass container turned planter This is our Bliss www.thisisourbliss.com

Thrifted Finds | Getting “Summer Ready”

You know when you see something and you get this overwhelming feeling like… I just HAVE to have that! Well, I’ve been on a mission lately to do some last minute summer sprucing around the house before we move, but buying new decor for this house just wasn’t in the budget and didn’t really make much sense.

What if it wouldn’t work in the new house? What if it was an impulse buy and I didn’t truly love it?

You know what my answer was?… Just THRIFT it.

Today, I’ll be sharing, not ONE, but TWO madeover thrifted finds for this month’s “It’s So Ugly It’s Cool” Challenge. I’m going to show you how I scooped up my thrifted pieces, worked a little DIY magic and transformed my thrifted finds into beautiful, functional pieces at an affordable price just in time to style our home for summer! Continue reading

Summer Home Tour | Eclectic summer Home tour 2016 | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com

Summer Home Tour 2016 | One Final Zhush

Hello! And welcome! You guys – I have been anxiously awaiting today for a little while now. It’s time to share my Summer Home as part of the Eclectic Summer Home Tour Blog Hop hosted by Jess of Domicile 37! It might not seem like a big deal. I mean, I do decorate and re-decorate on the daily and post bits and pieces along the way, but today is not just any home tour. It’s actually the very last home tour I’ll be able to share with you guys in this house. Yes, our move date is quickly approaching and while I should have been purging and organizing our things in preparation, I couldn’t help but get carried away in giving our home one last zhush.

And a bold, colorful summery zhush I might add 😉

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull this together in time for this week of Tours, but I thought – hey, its eclectic so anything goes, right?! 

So step right up as I take you from the front porch and all the way through the main level of our house one final time. Continue reading

May Pretty Project Party Features

Hi, guys!! Today I’m back with the hostesses picks from the May Pretty Project Party last week! Thank you so much to everyone that linked up!  There were so many gorgeous projects this month, and a major increase in complete room makeovers. Talk about some serious eye candy! We’ve selected our top three favorite projects, but there were so many great ones that linked up, we encourage you to go back and check them all out if you haven’t already done so! You can find them here located at the bottom of the post under the in-linkz hyperlink.

First up is this completely stunning master bedroom makeover from Melissa at Polished Habitat. Not only did she create one of the most unique wall treatments we’ve ever seen, but she completely transformed a blank space into something spectacular in only six weeks! Continue reading

DIY color block lamp | gray and gold painted lamp base | create and share challenge | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com

DIY Color Block Lamp

Hello! And welcome to the Create & Share LAMP-alooza! I am so excited to be joining forces with a group of bloggers to bring you a total of 11 fabulous DIY lighting projects this month! Whether you’re looking to repurpose something INTO a lamp, makeover a thrifted one or simply recover that old-lamp-sitting-in-your-guestroom’s-shade – we are here to help you channel your inner DIY boss and be inspired to create!

Although this is my first time participating, typically the Create & Share Challenges feature a specific product for the month and each blogger has to come up with their own way to create something from that one item. The goal being that everyone will put their own spin on their project and no 2 pieces will come out looking the same! Well, with the amount of talent in the group, there’s no denying the projects are off the charts on the creativity scale. Inspiration for daaaays. Continue reading

Pretty Project Party Hostesses

Pretty Project Party #4 [May 2016]

Hello, friends!  Welcome to the May Pretty Project Party!  It’s been another great month for all the hostesses as we freshen our homes for spring and summer!  We’re ready for it!  And we’re ready for you all to show us what you’ve been up to as well.  Here are a few things that have been keeping us busy lately… Continue reading

Eddie Ross Style Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer bar styling | Thrifted dresser turned bar | This is our Bliss

Inspired by DIY | Eddie Ross Inspired Indoor Summer Bar

When we kicked off this monthly Inspired by DIY Challenge in February with Kate Spade, I knew I was going to have fun with it — with fabulous designer themes each month, new projects for our home and doing it with such a talented and creatively inspiring group. I mean, how could it not be a blast?!

*affiliate links are used in this post.

This month we are pulling inspiration from Mr. Modern Mix himself — Eddie Ross! He flawlessly combines thrifted antique gems, with chic, classic pieces and then tops it off with a brilliant, modern spin. He style is fearless, fun and exceptionally inspiring! Not to mention, his signature “looks” can be achieved by incorporating frugal, second-hand finds in order to keep styling and accessorizing on budget.

Today I’m going to show you how I styled my Eddie Ross inspired space! Continue reading