Thursday, February 4, 2010

Inspirational Love Provided by Bloggers Who Rock via Thrifty Thursday.....

Once again, I need to add into my budget money to hire someone to write clever catchy blog post titles.
I got nothing. But I do have something to show you.......
Yesterday's Thrifty Thursday post had me feeling the love and left me feeling inspired! We had over 60 contributors to Thrifty Thursday, here is just a very small sampling.....

The Lamp Tramp did it. Did you see it? She too had the idea to create an oyster shell mirror (see my April 09 post). The difference in us both...she did it. Ok. next time I go to Billy's I am loading up. For the tutorial click her blog. I  bow down to thee.
Maybe now you are skilled, you can work on creating me this matching chandy? Please. Will pick up. Smile.

Little Big Nest had the fabulous idea to create her own monogramming and use a thrifty find frame to make it work. Another inspiration. I have a blank space above my bed. Its a weird size because of the height of my bed and the tray ceilings. I am going to do this for my space. LOVE this project. Love monograms. Love customizing a space. And I need my own little love nest!

My friend Joan over at Anything Goes Here created such a sweet quilted Valentine from a literal headed for the trash quilt. So glad it was rescued. Can't you feel the love?

Jessica at This Blessed Life had a cute thrifty find......One CAN find Paris by way of the Thrift Store.And it cost just $2.47.

LOVE this Pottery Barn inspired clock from Alchemy Junk. She scours Pottery Barn and Ballards like I do for inspired ideas. She created this clock herself with some paint. I really think she should start selling! But back off people, I will place the first order.

Lisa and I share many loves. Pickles and Cheese....and these hand painted numbered tv trays she created. Now eating in front of the TV is a beautiful thing!

I am not even giving a hint on this one but it cracked me up.....and it worked. You have to see to believe at Someday Crafts!

Speaking of won't believe friend Lynn, aka SWAMPGIRL created these GORGEOUS fit for a queen cupcake holders. You will not believe from what. Hey...Lynn...I AM the queen of "Sugah"..pass me a cupcake will you? Those look delish! (Heart you, Lynn!)

Framed by Love? You could be. Mine will be. You can bet that! Sit Relax Read and find out how.

The Little Green bean is back at it again this week. And HOLY COW!!! They are knocking my socks off. Or at least I would LOVE  least curl up barefoot on this window seat, of all things created by a door. And you know how I love a good door redo!

LOVE these sweater pillows by the Country Chic.

And finally, Karla of It's the Little Things that Matter also reads what I do and shops for ideas. Remember this Lowes inspired gift bag center/organizer. Check out how sweet Karla's is!

You will not want to miss any of the great thrifty finds and inspiration. Be sure to take a trip around and visit everyone. "Road Maps" are provided in post below (Mr. Linky).

Don't forget to check out Foodie Friday contribution on my food blog, Plates and Places.

You will not want to miss this recipe that can guarantee love...and a good piece of a$$.
You'll just have to read to understand.

And on Alabama Bloggers this week as a guest contributor, as well as last week. It's a suggestion of some places you will certainly want to visit next time your hunger strikes!

Thanks for dropping by!
Have a wonderful weekend.



Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Thanks for linking to my Eiffel Tower! :) I will definitely be participating again - I had so much fun looking around tonight!

Blondie's Journal said...


It doesn't surprise me at all...all of the creativity and talent of the bloggers you have featured on this post. So many ideas I'd like to try. So inspirational. They are not just thrifty, they are ingenious!! The two have to go together!! :-)


Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Thank you for including me with all these other marvelous redos! I especially love the clock!

Bama Belle said...

VERY successful TT! LOVE IT and you!

Mari said...

What a lot of wonderful finds! I love the monogram over the bed idea too!

Missy Luukkonen said...

there are so many wonderful projects linked up! Wow! Thanks again so much for the bloggy love again!!! I will be back next week, not sure with what! :)


Anonymous said...

loving your blog girl! so glad we crossed paths! Im trying to find your twitter link?? look me up @shortsassymama Yay!! Hope your having a great night! XOXO

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Thanks for linking up back to my blog! Have I ever mentioned I love the music on your blog? Every time I come, I'm excited to hear what is playing!!!

Allie and Pattie said...

Leigh, thank you!! You gave me some wonderful new blogs to browse this morning-what fabulous ideas! I'm loving the mirror and the gift wrap center. I'm feeling some new projects coming on
xoxo Pattie

Lamp Tramp said...

Thanks so much for the shoutout! There are so many talented bloggers out there with great projects, my head is spinning. I'm DEF going to do more with osyter shells, husband loved going with me to pick them up. There's this burning creative desire within me and if I don't feed it, I go crazy! Ha Ha!
Lamp Tramp

Lamp Tramp said...

Thanks so much for the shoutout! There are so many talented bloggers out there with great projects, my head is spinning. I'm DEF going to do more with osyter shells, husband loved going with me to pick them up. There's this burning creative desire within me and if I don't feed it, I go crazy! Ha Ha!
Lamp Tramp

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks for the mention today my TV Tray Tables! Really great projects posted on this week's Thrifty Thursday. Thanks for hosting it Leigh. I LOVE Alchemy Junk's clock and started working on one of my own yesterday. So much inspiration floating around out there!

Little Big Nest said...

Thanks for the shout out I am glad you liked my project! I cant wait to see your version!

Anonymous said...

I have you a little something over at my place when you get a little time. XOXO

jennifer said...

I love the wrap up posts. I wasn't able to visit any participants this week (BUSY! ACK!) so it's nice getting to see at least a sample.

There is a tray table sitting next to me just like the black painted ones. I may have to try that!

Bryan knows a man who sells Oysters. I told him about two months ago to ask the guy for some shells for me. Has he done it yet? NOOOOOOO. And look what I could make with them!!! I am going to have to remind him.

Have a wonderful weekend Leigh. Love you my friend!

Lindsey said...

Wonderful finds, love it all!

Maya said...

I'm truly impressed with that Oyster Shell Mirror a la Wisteria!!

Happy weekend!

nancygrayce said...

I absolutely love that window seat! The other stuff too, but that window seat!

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend! I haven't been by in awhile...yes again! Bad me. But, I've sure had fun tonight looking at all your posts I've missed. I can always come here for inspiration! You rock.