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Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Link Party



Last year we did a ton of PINK everywhere for Valentine's Day. This year I had planned on doing something completely different, with lots of creams, ivories, tans and book pages. Well, there really hasn't been time to do any of that these past few weeks and to be honest I wasn't really in the mood to do much anyway. So, instead we just added a few simple touches for Valentine's this year.

One of the projects I had planned on doing was making a big coffee filter heart. I really liked the way the cupcake liner L that we made for Lillie's birthday turned out, but it took FOREVER so I thought it would save some time using the coffee filters that I have seen some people use. Well, I didn't make it to the grocery store until last night and I needed them the night before so I could make it and get it photographed yesterday during the daylight. So, I ended up just using folded up white tissue paper because I had a bunch of that on hand. I am not the biggest fan of how it turned out. In fact, I don't really like it much at all but fortunately it was completely free and Lillie loved it - it's pretty easy to impress a three year old with a project - haha! I rushed through doing it (I didn't start it until after midnight and knew I had to finish it before I went to bed because I needed to photorgraph it yesterday) and didn't take the time to properly "fluff" out each tissue. I actually took step by step photos to do a tutorial but I think I will wait and make another one with coffee filters and show the step by step with that. I do want to make another one really soon. I am trying to figure out what shape to do to hang in Lola's window.


And over here we used the LOVE banner and Love Birds cutout from last year.



And then we have the "Love is" pillow set on our sofa. We just restocked them in our shop this morning.


 Okay, so now it's time to LINK UP!

This is our first time hosting a party and we are so excited!
The rules are EASY!

1.) Your post has to be Valentine's related. It can be a project, a party, a gift, or anything else Valentine's related.

2.) Post a permalink. Make sure to link to your actual post, not your blog.
Please only post links to your blog posts, and not shops or advertising links.

3.) Please make sure to link back to the party. You can either use this button







 or include a text link that links back to here:

"http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-link-party.html"

 We will choose our three favorites and feature them later this week!

Have fun! We can't wait to see all of your projects!
Happy Valentine's Day!

47 comments:

  1. You know, I rather like the way the tissue paper heart turned out. It makes it different and more unique from all the other coffee filter poofs you see out there, and it kinda looks like little roses :) I adore the black and white decor for Valentines too. So up my alley :)

    Now following you through Linky!

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  2. Your house looks so great dressed for Valentines. Love the heart wreath and your love banner. Happy Monday!

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  3. What a fun party. I love your Valentines decor. The black and white is gorgeous. I have been a gfc follower for a while but I am now also a Linky follower.

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  4. Jennifer I think it looks great! I would have never known you didn't mean for it to turn out that way. I thought it was fabric! Gorgeous as always! Thank you for hosting the party!
    Courtney

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  5. Just linked up! Congrats on your first party! I like your tissue paper heart! I love how it is so full and thick! Girl, everything you touch turns to gold! You are amazing! You are one talented lady!

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  6. Thanks for hosting! Hope it's a wonderful experience for you. I'm getting ready to have my first party too and it IS exciting! Your home looks wonderful!
    Lorraine

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  7. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party! We absolutely LOVE following you and your eye for detail is incredible! LOVE all of it! :)

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  8. Hi Jennifer, I have been trying to link up to the Valentine Party about 4 different times and no matter how I try to get your link into my post this linky won't accept it and tells me that I don't have it in my post. I use this linky for my weekly party and had to drop the "backlink" option because it wasn't working correctly.
    I'd love to link up, so far I can't. Love your Valentine coffee filter heart!! Have a wonderful week! xoxo

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  9. I love how you decorate Jenni! Seriously, I wish I had your skills! I linked up my felt flower wreath for your party, it is an oldie, but a goodie, hope it counts! January/February is a busy time of year for me (three of the four of us are celebrating birthdays) and I really didn't squeeze anything Valentine's Day in this year, just couldn't wait to hang up my wreath!

    Hope you guys are doing well! I don't think I have commented on your blog as much lately, but please know I read every single post and love your pins on pinterest too! Now if you only had an iPhone and were on Instagram...that is my latest addiction!

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    1. Thanks, Jenni! I actually do have an iPhone and Instragram, but I've only had a chance to use it once so I haven't gotten addicted quite yet :) Hope you are doing well!

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  10. Thanks for doing this - I'm going through now to look at everyone's projects. I just recently discovered your blog and am happy I did. My husband and I are doing a complete DIY remodel of our old home and it is very exhausting, but looking at your beautiful home and decorating projects (even though our styles are very different) really inspired me to keep going!

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  11. Hi Jennifer, I hope you are well...I recently became a fan of your blog and it has quickly become a favourite of mine... I have never left a message before (sorry)but I know you've had some hardships these past few weeks and I hope you and your family are feeling God's warmth embrace as he helps you get through.... Thank you for hosting this Valentine party....have a beautiful week...xo
    Lucy

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  12. Very nice black and white take on Valentines. Love the white heart! Thank you for hosting! I had trouble linking too. I took the exact link from the party and it finally worked.
    Sherry

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  13. Love the non-traditional look of your Valentine decor! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

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  14. So excited to participate! Your decor is gorgeous, as always!!

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  15. Thanks for hosting this linky party!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

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  16. Oh everything is o pretty! So glad that I found your blog!!

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  17. Jen-I LOVE what you've done!! So pretty. I wish I had my camera working so I could post our v-day stuff...oh well! I'm excited for spring! Thanks for hosting the party, I'll have fun looking around!

    Have a blessed day:)

    ~*Jessica

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  18. Thanks so much for hosting. We absolutely LOVE your blog! One of us isn't too far away... in Lynchburg, VA.

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  19. I actually adore the tissue wreath! A nice departure from the typical red. Have a wonderful holiday, and thank you for hosting! Cheers, Andrea

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  20. I love the tissue paper heart, and all of your decor. The color scheme is just beautiful and a nice change from red and pink. Thanks for hosting and Happy Valentines day!

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  21. Thanks for hosting! LOVE your "Love" banner! Already a follower but just followed on the new linky!

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  22. Absolutely love the banner! Thanks for hosting the party! I'm linking a DIY Chalkboard Valentine today!! Have a great week!!!

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  23. Hi Jennifer!

    You did a fabulous job!!! Wow, you are amazingly talented and your crafts never cease to amaze me!!! I've linked up - thank you kindly for hosting. :) I am also following you via linky followers too as I just added that to my page as well. Have a wonderful Valentine's!!!


    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  24. Jenni, what a great party! You're very smart to have this during Valentine's week--we're all eager to showcase our Valentine's projects, and what better place than here? Thank you very much for hosting!

    I'm linking up a heart-shaped wreath I made out of stuff I had on hand plus $2 worth of moss. Since my house is full of boys, I tend to shy away from anything that's very girly--but so far no one has complained about this wreath. Your decorations look wonderful as always! :)

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  25. Love the paper tissue wreath ... it looks wonderful layered against your gorgeous mirror! Thanks so much for hosting and allowing us to play! Happy Valentine's Day. *Becca*

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  26. Thanks so much for hosting!!! Love your blog and look forward to your posts always!

    Natalie

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  27. Oh my gosh, Jennifer...I am always completely blown away by your decorating skills...you amaze me. Thank you so so much for hosting this wonderful party! I hope you and your lovely family are doing well!

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  28. Love your wreath!!! So pretty!! Thank you for hosting this fun party!!!

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  29. I never tire of seeing your house...everything looks lovely. Thank you for hosting. I appreciate it...Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

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  30. I really like the heart! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  31. Hi. Just discovered your lovely blog! I agree -- enough with the red, pink and frilly...that's why I created Valentine framed artwork that embodies cream, beige, sage and black. Hope you like it. It's my ode to the famous movie line, "You had me at hello."

    I'm now following you! Hope you can come by for a visit, too, at
    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  32. Ooops...Not sure what happened to a comment I was just typing. It vanished! Anyway, I think your home looks lovely. The tissue paper heart is darling!!!

    My e-mail is not working at all right now but I did see your message the other day by logging into our provider for a second. I have prayed so hard for your family. I have talked to my boys about Blake too. You have been close to my heart and mind constantly. I honestly cannot imagine the void that sweet looking and sounding boy has left. it just breaks my heart. I have something to send you. Could you email me your address if you don't mind. Hopefully, comcast will be fixing my email very soon and I will e-mail you. Thinking of you all.

    Best,
    Kim

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  33. Hi Jenni! Fun link party - thanks for hosting :). I hope you are doing well! Your decorations are beautiful, as always!

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  34. I love your white tissue paper wreath! I think it turned out beautifully! It's very sweet and romantic. Your home looks lovely for Valentine's Day...simple and elegant. Everything you do is done with such class, Jennifer.

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  35. I wanted to join your v-day party~sorry I am so late! I think the white tissue roses in the heart shape look really pretty~happy valentines to you and yours!

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  36. I think your tissue paper wreath turned out SO cute! I've made a few coffee filter wreaths and they take for-ev-er! I kind of dread making them because they are too time consuming. I actually was going to make a heart one for V-day but never got around to it because I didn't have the time... maybe I can have it done by next year. lol :) I think your tutorial is worth sharing, I know I would be interested.

    I linked up my little vignette (119). Thanks for hosting!

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  37. I just found your beautiful blog a short time ago and I am happy to have joined your party today.

    Thank you for hosting and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Carolyn

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  38. Thank you so much for hosting the Valentine's party. I think your tissue paper heart is adorable. Lillie has great taste.

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  39. What beautiful decor...Thank you for hosting. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  40. You have the most amazing hand writing...

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  41. Jenn, thanks for the linky party...I love to see beautiful things! You should do this more often!

    I hope you and your family are ok...((((Big hug))))
    Happy Valentine's Day! OXOXOXOXOX

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  42. Hi Jennifer, Just wanted to let you know I featured your slip covered ottoman on my blog. Hope that is OK! Let me know if not!
    Here is the link to check it out.
    http://wovenhome.blogspot.com/2012/02/roses-and-ruffles-pillow-tutorial.html

    wovenhome@hotmail.com if you need it!

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  43. I have not attempted making any wreaths yet, but get so inspired to try! Thank you for hosting a sweet link party too! I am your newest Linky Follower now.

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  44. Thanks for doing this - I'm going through now to look at everybody's tasks. I just lately found your site and am satisfied I did. My partner and I are doing a finish DIY upgrade of our old house and it is very tiring, but looking at your wonderful house and designing tasks (even though our designs are very different) really motivated me to keep going! You should visit 3rd edition of our cliche-free Valentine’s Day party by Trendy Lime. Trendy Lime is a social network for trendsetters and world travelers that started in San Francisco, California in 2009 and has become a global movement in 3 continents with chapters in San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Vienna, and Barcelona. Social & Networking events by Trendy Lime blend Fashion, Travel, Music, Technology, Photography and feature innovative businesses, as well as good cause initiatives.

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  45. I actually like the way that heart turned out a lot! I'm going to give it a try with the tissue paper!
    susan

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