Countdown in Style {23} features Outdoor Decor, Repurposed Shirts and Emergency Savings.

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {23}!

Here are our favorites from Week 22:

23 Black and White Decor
Black and White Outside Decor

These simple neutrals bring elegance and adaptability to the outside room. Maria from Simple Nature Decor gives us a few options on what would make beautiful outdoor decorations for any season or style.

23 Floral and Stripe T-Shirt
Stripe and Floral T-Shirt Refashion

Got a shirt that needs a little refreshing. Julie from Sum of Their Stories opens up a new horizon on refashioning an old favorite.

A Lightened Up Pesto Recipe
A Lightened Up Pesto Recipe

Love pesto, but hate the heavy caloric impact on your daily diet. Majorie at A Pinch of Healthy helps us keep a favorite while watching our waistlines.

And the most clicked post of the week was:

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Where Do You Stash Your Emergency Savings by Mel at brokeGIRLrich

Now, on to this week’s hop!

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Right now, my little Bee is going through some real terrible two madness and my Butterfly seems to be following suit trying to make sure that I don’t have any time to myself. I had to work my behind off to get my other posts done. Of course, none of this helped that I double booked my regular #AskAwayFriday post and ended up answering 20 questions instead of the normal ten! I’ve had a tough week to say the least. Did you get an easy week? If so, I’m so jealous!

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {22}!

Here are our favorites from Week 21:

Who doesn’t like to save money? Sonya K from Saving Everyday with Sonya K has started a new series which she let’s us in on how much she saved and how she saved it. This week, she managed to get $35 worth of clothing for only $17!

Sending your child to preschool is hard enough emotionally, but you also have to consider which school is right for you. How do you make this big decision, especially when it can effect you in the future. Debbie from Heartbeats and Soul Stains gives us the 5 things to consider when choosing a preschool.

Mother’s Day has come and gone, yet Angie from God’s Growing Garden has given us 5 beautiful flowers that we can share with our mothers.

The most clicked post of the week is: Budget Travel: Camping from brokeGIRLrich!

Now, on to this week’s hop! 

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Countdown in Style {21}

Happy Sunday ladies! Happy Mother’s Day to all! I hope you’re having a wonderful and blessed day!

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {21}!

Here are our favorites from Week 20:

Have you ever been challenged to take someone else’s design and make it your own? Well, Julie at Sum of Their Stories did and made this beautiful clutch bag for a crafting competition.

Mother’s Day is today… and even if you didn’t get the gift of your dream, you can start dropping hints for next year! Maria at Music Teaching and Parenting gives us some reat ideas for the perfect Mother’s Day Gifts.

Teacher’s Appreciation just passed and you liked the Teacher Appreciation Planter shared by Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations.

Now, on to this week’s hop! 

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Countdown in Style Turns 20… Weeks that is!

We came back to some great posts! We are looking for guest co-hosts! Feel free to fill out the form HERE to guest host!

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {20}!

Here are our favorites from Week 19:

Keeping your home natural and free of foods that you cannot pronounce is becoming increasingly important. Since it’s so easy to make, why not try making your own Ketchup with this recipe by Little Owl Crunchy Momma.

Depression can hit the best of us. Between the stress of life and sometimes the chemical imbalance in our brains, we can be deep into a bout before we even know it. Check out this post by Mommy Hiker on how to help.

Did you know that Twitter is changing their header? Well, I didn’t until I read this post from Our Blended Marriage. Ana Lynn walks us through how to create the perfectly sized Twitter header for your page!

With beautiful weather coming with the Spring air, taking the kids outside is so much fun! Spit and Sparkles gives some great ideas for outdoor play!

Now, on to this week’s hop! 

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We’re Back! Come Link Up with Countdown in Style! {#CIS Week 19}

Countdown in Style took a little vacation so I could relax and enjoy my birthday! So glad to be back!

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {19}!

Here are our favorites from Week 18:

Having tons of leftover plastic Easter eggs from the multiple egg hunts that our kids went to, I was trying to figure out exactly what to do with them when I came across this post from the Pin Junkie. Make a beautiful lasting wreath that not only repurposes things that you already have, but makes a cool decoration!

As I become a better blogger, I’m increasingly interested in how to protect what I create. Steffany from Spit and Sparkles not only explains the importance of watermarking your pictures, but walks you through the process!

The painstaking repetition of parenting often includes your child’s need to nag you about anything and everything! Debbie from Heartbeats Soul Stains offers 10 great ways to making sure that you can stop limit your child’s nagging!

Now, on to this week’s hop! 

You can link your funny stories, best recipes, parenting successes, parenting fails, DIY projects and tips, photo bomb posts and more! PLEASE DO NOT LINKUP OTHER LINKY PARTIES OR GIVEAWAYS AND ONLY ADD UP TO 2 POSTS. We want to learn more about the people we connect with daily through their favorite posts. Then…come back for Feature Fridays! Brittnei and I choose our favorite links from the link up and feature them on our blogs and in the weekly linkup email! *We have the right to remove any links that do not adhere to the rules.

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Countdown in Style is on Vacation with a BIG Thank You

But I’m not.

Last weekend, I was as we went on vacation, I was considering whether it was all worth it. Putting on a blog hop is no joke, and especially a blog hop like ours where we visit every single post each week. If you didn’t know, my blogging friend and co-host has been on sabbatical for personal reasons for the last couple of weeks, which put all the work on me. I was amazed at how much work it was weekly, just for one person to carry ~ how many things and pieces you have to put together to pull it off each week, especially if you have multiple people.

So, I really considered not returning from the vacation, talking to my co-host and calling it a day, especially since I don’t know how long her sabbatical will be.

That’s when I know that God is in control, because these were the comments that I got that day:

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I don’t know what you all get out of our work each week, but I do get something from you each week. I just wasn’t sure that was enough.

So I want to shout:

Thank You

Thank You

Thank You

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Link Up with Countdown in Style {18}

Welcome to another week of Countdown in Style! We are happy to have you here! Let’s get started!

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {17}!

Here are our favorites from last week:

Bonnie liked this post from The Mad Mommy because this is a beautifully written and all-too-true open letter to all moms everywhere and I can so relate to it!

and this post since This is such a wonderfully EASY way to get rid of all those pesky stickers!

April was impressed by the ease and simplicity of this Easter craft:
Carrot Treat box tutorial from Sum of their Stories
and she would like to send out her CONGRATULATIONS on a positive to Poekitten!
Many Waters Getting A Positive
The most clicked post was April is Coming by Domain of a Mad Mommy:
Domain of the Mad Mommy

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WE WILL BE TAKING OFF THE WEEKENDS OF APRIL 13TH AND APRIL 20TH! 

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Countdown in Style with Guest Host Bonnie {LadyBlogger}

This week, so much has been going on! I’m launching a book next week on Tuesday, review to come on Monday!

We are also introducing a Guest Host, Bonnie of LadyBlogger! Please welcome her aboard the Countdown in Style team!

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WE WILL BE TAKING OFF THE WEEKENDS OF APRIL 13TH AND APRIL 20TH! 

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Feature Friday with #FAIL Beauty Regimes, How to Do #Ebay, and Some Good Fun with a Bit of Bathroom Redux

How many times have you heard… “A mother’s work is never done!” You can also apply that to a blogger! Whether you’re trying to keep it simple or develop an entire brand, pushing “Publish” is only the beginning of the work that needs to be done. But alas, the best part of my week has arrived and I’m here to highlight some of my favorite posts of this week!

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S.I. at Raindrops and Roses is my makeup best friend as she shares with us the parts of putting on makeup that she’s BAD at, truly a #fail. Considering that I don’t know what half of the things are… I’m sure that I suck at those too! However, I will have to say that tonight (Thursday night), some women made my night by say that I didn’t look like a new mom… not one once of tired. So I guess I know how to do some of it right.

Beauty Routines - Rain Drops Roses

 As bloggers we are always trying to make a few extra dollars doing whatever we can to contribute to our family. Instead of guessing, use what you already have and create an Ebay store. This is definitely in consideration as I have SO much stuff to get rid of an very little of it is of one item. I have already started looking into this from Teresa at Home Jobs by Mom.

ebay - Home Jobs by Mom

 

Finally, I was in the mood for some just feel goodness… jewelry buying, Frozen watching and St. Patrick’s day celebrating fun! Check out Janine’s Thankful Edition of Irish Eyes Smiling.

When Irish Eyes are Smiling - Janine Huldie

As always we have some awesome posts in our lineup. This week’s most clicked post of the week is from Daniela at Put a Bird on It. Check out her post on Everything You Need to Know about Bathrooms.  

Everything You Wanted to Know about Bathrooms - I Put a Bird on It

 

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Countdown in Style {16} with @BonnieLFrank and @Bamarebdivided

This week, I got to take a few days off with the family. Hubs took a few days off. We went out of town, visited some family, and ready to get the weekend started!

That said… let’s get the party started!

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WE WILL BE TAKING OFF THE WEEKENDS OF APRIL 13TH AND APRIL 20TH! 

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Feature Friday {15} with Reinvented Traditional Food, Jewelry and Mindset

Feature Friday CISThis week has flown by because it was a SUPER short week for me. Spring Break is here for my son and we headed out of town… which we should be returning from shortly. I hope you are enjoying your week and looking forward to your weekend! Let’s get started with a little Feature Friday!

I start this week again with food. I think this is clearly showing where my mind’s been lately. A new take on an old classic ~ lasagna. Check out Julie at the Everyday Momma’s Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups.

Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups - The Everyday Momma

As I try to open up my craft closet, I admire those who make some wonderful things ~ from “trash” to treasure! I can’t say it started as trash, hence the quotations, but now it’s definitely a treasure. Check out Julie at Sum of Their Stories.

Copper Painted Bangle - Sum of Their Stories

The last feature is from Poekitten from Many Waters. I used to be a worrier, I was. Until I had a little life stay with me for just a few moments. What if I spent that time worrying?

Worry - Many Waters

 

Our most clicked post of the week is from Bonnie at LadyBlogger. It’s always helpful to get a few little tips to help your blog succeed.

5 Helpful Blogging Tips - LadyBlogger

 

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Countdown in Style {15} with Co-Hosts @HBSoulStains and @greeneyecarissa

I have to say that each week, the quality and content of each post is getting better. That’s good for me and for you! I thank you and in appreciation, I SHARE as much as I can to as many places as I can. I’ll be sharing a post about that very soon.

That said… let’s get the party started!

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You can link your funny stories, best recipes, parenting successes, parenting fails, DIY projects and tips, photo bomb posts and more! PLEASE DO NOT LINKUP OTHER LINKY PARTIES OR GIVEAWAYS AND ONLY ADD UP TO 2 POSTS. We want to learn more about the people we connect with daily through their favorite posts. Then…come back for Feature Fridays! Brittnei and I choose our favorite links from the link up and feature them on our blogs and in the weekly linkup email! *We have the right to remove any links that do not adhere to the rules.

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