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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #290

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Hey, you came to our party! We are so glad you are here. ♥ Summer is such a busy time and you may be in a bit of hurry so we will just cut to the chase and visit our features right away.

Please, though you may not have a whole lot of time, do remember to show a little luv to our other guests. Blogging is a lot of work and bloggers are so blessed when you show that you care. Pin their work, share it and leave nice comments, too!

Here are the posts you visited most last week …

Most Viewed

Wardrobe basics every woman should own from Farmhouse 40

14 Wardrobe Basics Every Woman Should Own – Farmhouse 40

Very Popular

Stenciled wood hangers

Stenciled Wood Hangers To Display Artwork – Fresh Vintage By Lisa S

Porch day dreamer #homedecor

Porch Day Dreamer – Poofing The Pillows

Editor’s Pick

Chocolate creamcheese frosting from Kleinworth & Co

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting – Kleinworth & Co.

So, let’s get this party started!

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 2018

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Simple Steps For Living Life Instagram

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DIY Asymmetrical Autumn Wreath

Even though I am not decorating for Autumn yet, I sure am crafting up some fun fall things! One of which, this super inexpensive and easy to make fall wreath! All you need is some empty soda cans, wire, a steel hoop (I got this one from hobby lobby), some real or faux acorns, faux leaves for your pattern, and a can of Rust-Oleum gold spray paint. I have tried almost every gold spray paint out there, and trust me when I say, you can’t go wrong with Rust-Oleum metallic finish gold spray paint!First, you’ll want to cut the tops and bottoms off of your empty cans. They cut pretty easily, I just used normal scissors. Then gently pull the cans back and forth over the edge of a table or something to smooth and flatten them. Be careful not to bend them though!Now trace….Once you have the leaves cut out, use a dull object to make the leaf veining. I used a mechanical pencil, without any lead. It’s best to do this on a soft surface, such as a note book, magazine, or pad of paper, something that will allow the indention from the pencil to be made.

With a quilting needle, small nail, or other small sharp object, make a hole at the top of the leaf.

Spray the leaves and acorns with a coat of gold spray paint, before attaching them to the wreath, just to ensure that every angle of the leaves and acorns are covered.Attach the wire, simply by wrapping it around the hoop a few times, and begin attaching the acorns and leaves. I started in the middle and worked my way out.After the leaves and acorns were attached, I took the wreath outside for another coat of gold spray paint.And easy as that, you have yourself a new fall wreath!!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

Check out where I have linked this project…. Blog link list

Favorite Things Thursday’s ~vintage plates

I have a true love for vintage, mismatched plates! I don’t know what it is about that one (or two) lonely, beautiful plate(s) that doesn’t have a set anymore, but I swoon over them every time!!Together, these mismatched plates, really make a beautiful impact! I love to display just about anywhere and everywhere!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

Check out where I have linked this project…. Blog link list

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #289

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Summer is half way over. Do you believe that? The months go by so quickly. So, what have you been doing with it? Gone on a vacation or tackled some outdoor projects? We look forward to seeing what you have been WRITING about and will share with us this week ♥ But first, let’s take a look at what you loved most LAST week. Here are our FEATURES >>>

Most Viewed

How to Repel Mosquitoes Naturally – Five Spot Green Living

How To Declutter Your Home And Keep It Organized – Ducks ‘n a Row

Very Popular

No Bake Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bars – Delightful E Made

How To Make Tassels From Old Jeans – Pillarbox Blue

Editor’s Pick

Board and Batten Grid Feature Wall Reveal – Simply Beautiful by Angela

So, now, let’s get THIS party started!

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 2018

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Thrift store challenge

I was invited to participate in a $10 thrift store challenge with these sweet bloggers:

Terrie

Tara

Nicole

Elizabeta

The challenge was simply to find an item for $10 or less, and use it in our everyday decor.

I found this vintage fruit drying rack at a flea market, for just $8! I dry brushed it with a little white chalk paintThen layered it the “gather together” sign that I already had. I love the adding thrifted treasures to my everyday decor!! Loving the dimension that this vintage fruit drying rack gave to my sign!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

Check out where I have linked this project…. Blog link list

Favorite things Thursday ~ Triple Chocolaty Chip Bundt Cake

I don’t normally share recipes here, but this is a recipe that every chocolate lover needs to try! This is the cake that my four little boys, as well as my husband, all of my siblings, and everyone else who has ever tried it, always requests for their birthdays! It is really that good, and the best part is, it’s so easy to make!

•One box Devil’s Food cake mix

•One 3.9 box ounce instant chocolate pudding

•1/2 cup milk

•1/2 cup water

•1/2 cup vegetable oil

•4 eggs

•milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips

•powdered sugar

Combine cake mix, pudding mix, milk, water, vegetable oil, and eggsMix slowly until combined, then mix on high for 7 minutes.Fold in the desired amount of chocolate chips. I usually use about 1/2 cup of each milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips.Pour batter into a greased bundt cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Check to see if it is done by poking it with a toothpick. If it is not completely done, put it back in the oven for a few more minutes, until done.Once it is done, remove the cake from the bundt pan. While still warm, sprinkle with powdered sugar and chocolate shavings, or chocolate chips. Serve and enjoy!!!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #288

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop, hosted on 9 popular blogs! Every Tuesday evening we start our party [ 7pm ET ] where we showcase the most creative recipes, crafts, DIY, money saving tips, home decor, kids activities, parenting advice, inspiring stories and more! Bloggers share. Everyone enjoys.

You know what the nicest thing is that you can do for a blogger? Show appreciation for her (or his) work by sharing it, pinning it or leaving a nice comment. Another GREAT thing you can do is to subscribe to their email list. Bloggers use a variety of methods to advertise their work. Social media is OK but the rules keep on changing. Reaching out to you, the readers, via email is by far the best way. We LOVE it when you follow us by email!

Now, for our features! We select our featured posts based on how many clicks they received the week before. Let’s see what they were last week!

Most Popular

Finding Some Old Friends – Old New Green Redo Blog

Very Popular

Pumpkin Bars With Ginger Snap Crust – Playdates and Parties

Condensed Milk Lemon Pie – Keeping It Real

Editor’s Pick

Crayon Lip Gloss Made With Only 2-Ingredients – Glue Sticks Blog

So, let’s get this party started!

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 2018

This week, if you have not already, please follow our hosts on their blogs by EMAIL! You can find a subscription box or form on each of them and, in advance, we thank you so much for joining our email lists – it means a lot!

Ducks­ ‘n a Row

Mom Resource

My Life Abundant

Engineer Mommy

Marilyn’s Treats

Eclectic Red Barn

Simple Steps For Living Life

Penny’s Passion

LeCultivateur

Simple party guidelines>>

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Favorite things Thursday ~ Fresh Flowers

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to have fresh flowers or greenery in my house, always and always! It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I started using fresh flowers as part of my decor. I always thought it was just too expensive to buy fresh flowers every week. Well, let me tell you…it really isn’t as expensive as you might think.

This week I made four small arrangements, for just $11! Most all the flowers here are store bought, with the exception of a few little snippets from my garden.

The best piece of advice that I have to offer, find out when your local grocery stores mark their flowers down. The grocery store here (Kroger), marks down every Sunday. Almost every flower is hugely discounted, and most of the flowers are still really fresh! This week I got a big bouquet of 18 roses, and 5 hydrangeas for just $6.99! And the rest of the flowers, were just $.99 each bundle.

If you’re like me, and like your arrangements to feel a little wild and free…go out to your yard and find a few little whimsy pieces of plants or flowers to add to your arrangements. If you don’t have a flower garden, just look around, you’ll be surprised how much beauty is growing wild…even some so called “weeds” offer beauty and appeal to an arrangement.

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #287

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Another fun party is now underway and we are so glad you are here! Summer is moving along quickly and, guess what is coming soon? School is! Enjoy as much summer as you can because Back To School time is upon us.

Before we start our party, let’s see what you visited the most last week …

Most Viewed

Christmas in July

5 Things I Do In July To Prepare For Christmas – Duct Tape And Denim

Very Popular

Chicken Enchiladas – My Recipe Treasures

Favorite Finds Friday – Narrow Minded Woman

Favorite Things Thursday Vintage Books – LeCultivateur

How To Get Bacon Out Of The Package – Ducks ‘n a Row

Editor’s Pick

Hack Mom Needs To Try When Her Toddler Won’t Eat – SAHM Plus

So let’s get this party started!

First, we would love it this week if you would follow each of us on Twitter!

Ducks ‘n a RowTwitter

Mom ResourceTwitter

My Life AbundantTwitter

Marilyn’s TreatsTwitter

Engineer Mommy Twitter

Eclectic Red BarnTwitter

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Simple Steps For Living LifeTwitter

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  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. No Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please.
  • Visit others. Let them know you stopped!
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We can hardly wait to see what you will share with us this week. Thanks so much for coming to our party!

How to make Glass Glitter

There are so many lovely posts going around right now, sharing beautiful Christmas ideas. It made me want to share some Christmas in July inspiration too, so I went down to my storage room to get some vintage ornaments. As I was carrying the ornaments upstairs, they started rolling around, two of them fell to the floor and shattered!I was a little disappointed for a moment, but then had the best idea! I was going to crush the broken pieces and make glass glitter. I carefully picked up all the little pieces, and put them in a plastic bag.Make sure to break the tops off and discard those pieces. The glass is a lot thicker at the top, and doesn’t crush as well.I started to roll the bag with the rolling pin. I rolled it over and over.Keep rolling the bag of glass, with your rolling pin, until you get the consistency you want. I suggest putting a towel or piece of cardboard under the bag that you are rolling, just to protect your work surface. My biggest concern was whether or not the glass glitter would be sharp. Although, the glass is VERY sharp before you crush it, the finished product is soft and smooth. As you crush the glass over and over, the edges are softened, even to the point that I ran my fingers through the freshly crushed glass glitter several times, and never felt a slight poke.

Can you believe it! You can make your own glass glitter!! I seriously did a happy dance when my experiment worked out!!! Yay, for homemade glass glitter!✨I also experimented using new silver glass ornaments vs. vintage. The new glass is on the left, and the vintage glass is on the right. Very similar, but slightly different color.

I would love to hear how the glass glitter turns out for you! Let me know!!!

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

Check out where I have linked this project…. Blog link list

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