Friday, July 12, 2013

Show Off & Inspire-Top This Top That

Today I am totally thrilled that I get to Show Off & Brag about Laura from Top This Top That.  I love her style, humor and of course her blog.  She is always up to something new, either a DIY project, decorating a room, or creating something fabulous in her garden.  I know you are going to love learning a little about her and seeing her beautiful home.

 Hi there! I am Laura from Top This Top That and happy to be hanging with Marty and all her friends today!
Most people may not realize how I actually got started
in blogging. Would you believe a lamp shade. In fact this shade.
Yes it's true.
But unfortunately the demand for lampshades weren't as great as imagined, so I continued to do what I have always loved to do.....blogging about my DIY projects, home and garden. 

About 11 years ago things really transitioned for my husband and I when we took a Sunday drive. We decided to change our lifestyle and purchase some land in the middle of nowhere in Northeast Georgia. Here we were, moving from a wonderful subdivision in Atlanta with grocery stores and shops within walking distance and a 1/2 mile work commute for my husband, in exchange for dirt roads, donkeys for pets and good ole country living. 
A decision that we don't regret and would not change for the world.
My son with Daisy Mae
Although I have a love for design and DIY projects, getting my hands dirty (literally) is a passion for me. More times then not, you will find me working on outside projects, gardening or landscaping around the property and it's possible on some weeks that I am on my tractor more then I am in my car. 
What can I say, I am country girl!! 
So, when I am  not feeding the donkeys, the pony, the horses,the dogs, the fish, the cats or the kids you will find me working on some new projects or finishing ones that I have started. 
Some recent projects that I have finished have been my home office
The Breakfast area here
My $10.00 coffee table here
and most recently I restyled my outdoor living space.....just in time to sit back, relax and to enjoy the summer, my kids and all of the work that we have accomplished at our home.
I feel so incredibly blessed and grateful to have stumbled upon this world that we call blogging. Thank you Mr.Lampshade and Marty for having me over today. Have a great summer and stop on by Top This Top That anytime!
  See, I told you she was wonderful.  If you don't follow her already, then I am sure you will want to.  There's always something wonderful to see.  Thanks again Laura for letting me Show you off today.                                        
If you would like to be featured on Show Off and Inspire, just send me an email.
I am linking to the following parties:

Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party Friday
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party
Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.

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  1. you have a great blog ^ ^
    you want to follow each other?
    follow me and let me know with a comment
    and follow you too :))


  2. What a lovely article, Marty! Laura has a beautiful blog! You picked a great blogger to feature! I love her style! I follow her too and enjoy her inspiring ideas!

  3. I loved Laura's humble story, and I have seen her office photos before and never would have guessed she is a dirt lovin country girl! Thanks for sharing Marty!

  4. Thanks, Marty for sharing Laura! She's wonderful and her home is gorgeous!! Have a great weekend ladies!!~~Angela

  5. What a great feature blogger! I will have to check out the rest of her blog too.

  6. Thanks for sharing!! Going to visit her blog right now:)


  7. Laura does have a great house and a great blog, Marty.

  8. thanks Marty for sharing Laura's home. She is very talented and I am going to be following her.
    Have a GREAT weekend.

  9. What an absolutely lovely home! You should be proud.

    Marty, this is a fun series that you host! I'm glad I found you on Chic on a Shoe String.

  10. How wonderful, Marty, you are so special and it shows in this fabulous series you're hosting! I love, love Laura's home! Thank you for sharing and enjoy a great weekend.

  11. I enjoyed this post so much Marty! Laura has a beautiful country home....thank you for sharing it with us! Hugs, Penny

  12. I follow Laura's blog and she is so sweet and creative. I love her home, especially her front porch. Thanks so much for this great post, Marty!


  13. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!

    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy