Dishing It & Digging It! Link Party #87

Welcome to another edition of Dishing It & Digging It! Link Party!

I am sooo loving all of the cool projects people are linking up!
Even if you aren't a"linker", check it out and be a "looker".
You might just find an awesome recipe, craft project or something! 
So this is what I've been up to this week....

Did you see my tape ball?

That means progress, right?? Well...not enough in my book!
I have been insanely frustrated this week... Let me just tell you...
These stairs are so tedious!!! I can work on them for hours and it seems like I've got NOTHING done! AND I'm just going to mention.... I haven't cleaned my house in about 3 WEEKS!
Don't judge me.... :)
It ended on a good note.... I am DONE with the white paint! YES!!
A bit of staining and I will be finished!
And the house WILL get cleaned this week...Thank The Lord!

I've also continued writing my life story...
Here are all the links if you want to read from the beginning.
A Child of the 60s &70s
Life in Hawaii
The Jr. High Years ~ The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

It has been quite the journey. The high school years will be next...

Now on to this week's lovely host!

profile pic 2014

New House New Home

Here's what I've been up to this week:
Spring! It's arrived a bit early here in Ontario, Canada. So I've been outside enjoying the sunshine and warmth. It's also been a time to put out some spring decor inside and prepare for Easter. I love anything birds and birdnests, so I made these birds nests from a hula skirt and a balloon.
diy birds nest
With the weather warming up, we're also thinking about outside decor and we recently bought a new outdoor rug for the deck. It's also got me thinking about some outdoor lighting for the deck. We had some great patio lights, but the squirrels chewed through the cords. So I'm looking for some charming outdoor lighting ideas like these mason jar lights.
mason jar outdoor lighting idea
Thank you, dear readers for linking up last week. There were so many terrific projects & ideas, it was hard to choose which ones to feature. This week's features are full of spring, Easter and St. Patrick's Day!!

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guilded eggs - link party
I love how Eilis took some ordinary eggs from WalMart and turned them into something so special!!! I'll be copying this idea for my Easter table!
Irish soda fruit bread
Thelma sure knows how to cook! Her blog is filled with tons of great recipes - including this Irish Soda Bread. It's sure to bring the Irish out in all of us!

just the woods table
I'm a sucker for an upcycled piece of furniture, so I had to feature this awesome table re-do from Kandice. You have to see the "before" to appreciate the transformation!!

spring wreath with a twist
With the official start to spring just days away, it's time to switch up your front door wreath. Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles shows us how to make a spring wreath with a twist - actually a basket for your front door! Love it!

St. Paul de Vence
Lory's recent trip to France has got me yearning for a European vacation this summer. She shares her experience visiting the quaint village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Can we all say "dream vacation"?

Let's get this party started!!

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Thanks for linking up!

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