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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pretty Preppy Party Features: May!


You all really showed up with the fun and inspiration once again this month for the Pretty Preppy Party!  There were some great makeovers, fun projects for summer, and creativity galore!

Here are a few of my favorites...


Darrielle at DD's Cottage is famous for her fabulous transformations, and this one is no exception!  I'm loving the color she chose on these French Provincial nightstands.  See all the details here!






And Tara at Lehman Lane shared her dreamy Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal, which is absolutely beautiful!  Check it out here.  Love it!





And because I'm a big sucker for gallery walls, this one at The Honeycomb Home caught my attention as well!  I especially love the DIY arrow art!  Check it out here.








Thanks to all of you who joined our party!  Be sure to visit the other hostesses to see who they have featured, and if you missed out on the party this month, be sure to stop back next month on the third Thursday! You have a great chance to have your project featured, as well!  Just be sure to link back to the Pretty Preppy Party when linking up!


















Monday, May 25, 2015

Grant's Graduation Party



So, he did it!  My "little" boy graduated and, as predicted, there were a few tears.  But mostly there was joy and celebration in finishing an important life stage.  And that's reason enough to throw a party!





So that's what we did over the weekend.  And Grant, being the great kid he is, even helped me get ready for it.





A big thanks to Party City for providing many of the decorations!  Their Colorful Brights collection was just perfect.  Click here to check it out!









I covered the table in wrapping paper, which I often do, and it coordinated well with these Made the Grade plates.





I also designed this year's grad party printables to coordinate with this preppy look as well.  Click here to download and print all the printables I used for this party for free!












The party circles are perfect for dressing up plain cupcakes...







And the colored gumballs from Party City are pretty much irresistible!



And these Class of 2015 arm bands make a great party favor!












These bright paper fans are a great way to add color...





And one of my favorite parts: huge 2015 balloons!  Find those here.






 Thanks so much, family and friends, who have sent Grant your congratulations, prayers, and good wishes!  I'll keep you posted on his progress (and my emotional state) as he heads to college in the fall!

Meanwhile, whatever you're celebrating, head to Party City to get what you need to make it a great party!




Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pretty Preppy Party: May!


Welcome to the May Pretty Preppy Party. Where all things Pretty and Preppy are celebrated each month. I am always amazed at the inspiration in blogland and love looking through the projects linked up each month. I can't wait to see what you have been up to! Before we get to the link-up, let's take a quick look at what each of the hostesses have been up to lately.





Sarah worked on updating her living room for summer. She revealed a sneak peak of her throw pillows and shared some ideas for the other items she wants to add to the space.


Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street


This month, I featured a rancher renovation my brother did that's nothing short of fabulous!  Click here to see all the before and afters and get a dose of inspiration!


Julie @ Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss


Heather from Southern State of Mind confirmed that "navy is her love language". As a One Room Challenge participant, she not only painted her master bedroom, but also her foyer with Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. Come check out the before and after's of both rooms.

Heather @ Southern State of Mind


Brett over at Being Bianca shared this easy DIY rag quilt that she made from college and sorority t-shirts. She's been hauling these around with good intention for waaaaaayyyyyyy too long! Check out her reveal and the easy DIY tutorial that made this 15 year in the making project to reality! The best news of all ... you don't have to be a master seamstress or know the first thing about quilting to pull this one off, score!

  rag v5
Brett @ Being Bianca


Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane shared how to make this great open shelving. Click here to check it out!


Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane



Now it's your turn!  Feel free to link up any preppy projects from this month! You only need to link up via one blog and your post will show up on all five blogs. We can't wait to see what you have been up to. Please be sure to include a backlink to the party in your post somewhere as we can't feature your project without one. Not a blogger? No problem! Just post a photo on Instagram, be sure to tag at least one of the hosts and use the hashtag ‪#‎prettypreppyparty‬ so we can see your preppy goodness!

 
Guidelines:
- Link to your specific post, not your home page.

- Your project must be pretty and preppy. If it doesn’t fit this category, it will be removed. We want this to be a cute and fun prep-destination! 

- Please link back to one of the hosts in your post. Only those with a link will be considered for a feature!  Use the button below, or a text link.  

– Be inspired! Visit and comment on other links in the party.


Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss


Each hostess will pin our features to our Pretty Preppy Party Pinterest board each month, so make sure you’re following along to see the best projects and inspiration!
Let’s see those Pretty and Preppy projects: