Monday, March 18, 2013

The Scoop

Welcome Back to The Scoop! 
The weekly link party, that features the scoop on the best posts from around the web. 
Stop by every Tuesday, link up and browse through the posts. 
You'll always find great inspiration for projects and discover some new blog friends too. 
As always, add your link right here to my blog and  it automatically shows up on 5 amazing blogs! More exposure, less time.
We are...
Kelli and Kristi LollyJane
Anita Cedar Hill Ranch
Each week we highlight one of our favorite bloggers as a special Guest Host.
Our Guest Host this week is Marty from A Stroll Through Life.

Hello, I am so thrilled to be the guest host this week at The Scoop.  Getting to party with Samantha, Anita, Kelli, Kristi and Lindsey is pretty impressive company and such a thrill.   My name is Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.  If you follow my blog, you know that after retiring and downsizing I am on a mission to turn my builder basic house into a warm and welcoming home with DIY, thrifting, sewing, painting and crafting.
My style is basically traditional with just a touch of country, French, second hand redos and goodwill/thrift store finds. I am forever changing things and a neutral background allows me to get a totally different look by simply swapping out pillows and accessories.  You can see some of my many changes here.
  The family room  has gone through many decorating changes also.  Learning to downsize furniture and accessories to fit the room is still an ongoing lesson. To see the entire evolution click here.
 The master bedroom recently got a complete makeover.  It started with this headboard I found at a thrift shop for $75.  The fabric was wonderful, but the wood had to change.
A little paint and distressing turned it into the focal point I needed for the room.  A thrift shop dresser and goodwill nightstand that I refinished, completed the makeover.  You can see all the before's and after here.
 Thanks so much for letting me share my home with you.  I host a party every week called Table Top Tuesday, after you link up here,  I would love to have you link up with me and join the fun.

Thanks for joining us Marty!!   Let's take a look at your creative projects,  chosen from last week's party! "The Scoop" party features this week were by chosen by  Anita of Cedar Hill Ranch(I'm filling in for Linsey, since she was on a fabulous spring break trip.)
This week the features are...
Petticoat Junktion - Cherry Red Cedar Chest
Knick of Time - Seeing Signs

Twigg Studios - Lavender and Lemon cream biscuits

It's Overflowing - The Easter Story
A Cozy Place Called Home - Is Your Blog Name Legal to Use?
Giggles Galore - Peanut Butter and Jelly Party

Now it's your turn.  Link up on my blog, and your post shows up on 5 blogs!
(Please read the guidelines before participating)
Please follow (GFC) and/or subscribe to your host blog.
* You may link up any type post.   
* You may link as many links as you want.
* Be sure to include THE SCOOP Button or text link to in your linked post, Mandatory to be featured!!
* By linking up you are agreeing that the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them, that we may use those photos to feature your project on a blog post, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog of course. 


  1. How exciting that you are co-hosting! Thanks for being a part of The Scoop this week. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. Marty,
    Congrats on being a co - hostess of the Scoop!! Thanks for hosting!!


  3. Great hosting Marty! Thanks for hosting TTT every week and at The Scoop.
    Great features from last week.

    The French Hutch

  4. What a fun party, Marty! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  5. Thanks Marty!:-)

  6. Thank you Marty!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. Thanks so much for hosting, Marty! Hope you have a great week.

  8. Thanks for hosting and being the "guest host" on this wonderful link party!!...Have a wonderful week!

  9. Marty,

    I was just visiting Crafty Texas Girls and saw you were co-hosting! Congrats!
    You have such a beautiful blog!!

  10. Hi Marty, How fun to co-host at the Scoop!

  11. Hi Marty! Congrats of co hosting the wonderful party!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  12. Marty,
    The Scoop has picked the Queen of Vignettes to nicely done, dear friend!!!
    I never tire of seeing your beautiful home! Thank you for sharing your creativity, talent and style with us!!! A Stroll Thru Life. . .Where inspiration abounds!!!

  13. Congratulations on being featured, Marty! it's so nice to see features of your home, as well as the other featured links. Thanks for hosting. laurie

  14. How lucky we are that your amazing blog is hosting this week. Congrats and so happy to be here too!! Thanks for hosting too Laurie. Hope you both ladies have a great week.

  15. Hi Marty
    Thank you for hosting. So excited to share my friend's shop this week! :)


  16. How fun you are with The Scoop this week Marty! Thank you for hosting.

  17. Thanks for hosting along with The Scoop, Marty!

  18. I love your headboard, Marty. It reminds me of Ralph Lauren's style.

  19. Congrats on being the co-host along with The Scoop, Marty! Have a great day :)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla