Hookin Up with HoH #46

Oh boy oh boy. Who wouda-thunk asking people to link back to my blog last week would cause such a tizzy?!

The rule stands. BUT(!!!) (yes, there’s a BUT!) you just need my link on your blog somewhere. Anywhere. Put it in your post, in your signature, your sidebar, or a separate page. I don’t care where. Just have my link on your blog. I’m not even asking for a button (tho that would rock!). A text link or button is great. Capisce? Capisce!


It’s that time of the week again! Time for another amazingly awesome party!!

What’s more awesome than adding your links? Having people SEE your blog! So scratch other linkers’ backs and check out a few of their links as well.

Wanna know a secret for getting more exposure to your blog?! Go to other blogs and LEAVE REALLY NICE COMMENTS! If they like your comment, more than likely they will check out your blog too.

Here’s last weeks Hookin Up party #45 party in case you missed it.

Wanna get featured at my link party? Post awesome stuff and even more awesome pics. And give a good tutorial. I like Awesome. Plain and simple.

And if you don’t get featured, it doesn’t mean you aren’t awesome. It means I only have 10-12 slots, so try again next week!

Doooode, check out these super fabulous posts from last week’s party-harty.

I’ve seen flowers like this before, but this Layered Flower Hair Clip just spoke to me. I think it’s because it’s an awesome flower AND an awesome picture. Go check out the tutorial over at Christina’s Adventures.

OMG amazing before and after chair makeover at A Girl & Her Home.

Beautiful table makeover by Before Meets After.

Increasingly Domestic has a birthday tradition you do not want to miss. Check out her post to see why I’m copying this tradition starting this year, and why you should too!

I’ve seen a lot of menu boards in my day, but this is my favorite so far. I love how pretty and simple this menu board is by A Creative Momma.

Mom’s of All Trades made this ah-mazzzzing mirror out of Jenga Blocks! Jenga Blocks people!! Go over right.this.second. to see how she did it.

A hand-painted map by Design Garden. Love it.

Making Messes created the most hi-larious onesie. Dying. I love it.

Starr Circus created the most beautiful space for her girls. Go check it out to see why I love every single detail.

Are these not some of the coolest coasters you’ve ever seen? Check out the full how-to at A Turtle’s Life For Me.

I swear I don’t intentionally favor The Speckled Dog. It’s just that her blog is so awesome that I just have to share her links with you all.the.time. {Hint… “follow” her blog}. Isn’t this sconce wall so awesome and cool?!?!!!

If you’ve been featured you are AWESOME so grab a button and tell everyone!


Post about anything you’ve worked on recently!

* Please link back to my blog somewhere on your blog. Buttons can be found HERE or you can just do a written text link.

* Link directly to your specific post, not your blog.

* Please only post links that you haven’t previously posted at one of my parties. We want fresh new content each week! Yippie!

* Go comment on a few other links. If you want clicks and lovin’ dish it out! Karma is an awesome friend.

A few DON’TS:

* Don’t link up your LINK PARTY **unless it’s a craft or tutorial of your own** {It’s just rude to advertise your link party at my link party).
Add your link party HERE if you want free advertising.

* Don’t link up your SHOP, STORE, OR ETSY to my party. This is also rude. Don’t try to sell your stuff at my party.

* Don’t link up your GIVEAWAY to my party. Again, this party is to promote other bloggers and their crafts and projects, not to promote your giveaway.
{Someday Crafts has a great party each Thursday for this!}

Thanks for being understanding of my new rules. I love scratching you back each week and letting you shine. My back itches too! 😀

Ready. Set. Post!

This party will be open until Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 10am CST.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting. 🙂 Love the dining room above! Just happened to be on Twitter when you posted that your party was up. 🙂

  2. Thanks for hosting….I hope you are having a wonderful evening:-)

  3. Thanks for hosting and showcasing such wonderful projects! 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for hosting!! LOVE your features from last week…holy crow…amazing inspiration…

  5. Hi Allison,

    I’ve followed your blog for a while now but this is my first time joining your ‘Hookin Up’ party. Thank you so much for hosting. Your family picture canvas looks great- you all look so happy!

  6. As always, your link parties rock! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Aww, you’re the stinkin’ best for featuring my wood coasters!! How awesome!! And that’s some serious talent in those other features! This tab will def stay open till tomorrow so I can check them out when my eyes aren’t burning and watering from sleep deprivation. Thanks SO much for making my night! Hope yours is just as fabulous as you are!!

  8. I haven’t linked up in ages! So thought it about time I came back and did it! Some great projects highlighted from last week – I’m off to check out some of this weeks!

    Have a lovely week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Oh, wow! I love that table from Before Meets after. That’s almost the same look I’m going after in my dining room!

    Thanks for featuring my sconce wall!

  10. I don’t think that’s asking too much – nearly every blog asks the same thing so it’s really only fair of us to link back to you 😉 I’m super happy to do it and appreciate ALL your hard work with you blog!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  11. Thanks for the link up. Your button lives on my blog but I made sure to add your link to each post I linked.
    Thanks again for the link up fun.

  12. Soooo excited to see my Menu board featured over here! Thanks Allison! It was super easy to make too 🙂

  13. For real? People didn’t think they should link back? I’m always amazed at that. For cryin’ out loud, do they realize how much traffic they get from link parties? At the very least, they should grab your button.

    I hosted a paint-only party for a while (and plan on starting it up again soon) and while I didn’t have a ton of participants, they were all great about linking back. (maybe they felt sorry for me;)

    I’m glad you spoke up, Allison. I love the blogging community because it has been a give-and-take experience. I hope it remains that way!

  14. HI! Thank you so much for the feature. I was in the middle of a bloggy pity party(I’m having a bit blogger’s block), so this is just what I needed. THANK YOU!!!!! and I’m in great company..those are some awesome projects… thanks again,
    Bernadette @ agirlandherhome.blogspot.com

  15. One more thing – thanks so much for listing all the linky parties you participate in. My computer bombed last week and I lost all (ALL!) of my bookmarks. aaack! Now that I see your list, I can start up my bookmarks again. mmmwah!

  16. Thanks so much for the time and effort you put in on this each week! I love being here!!!


  17. Hi Allison! Thank you for hosting the party! Your link is in my sidebar so you have perma link love 🙂

  18. Link – check, button – check, back scratching – check! Thanks for hosting, Allison! 🙂

  19. Thanks for taking the time to host another great linky! Looking forward to checking out some fab ideas! Just had a peek at the comments from last week, can’t believe the fuss over a little button, each to their own I suppose! Thanks again!

  20. OMG I love you!! THANKS so much for featuring my hair clip…now I will have to tell my husband he had a part in that because he took the pictures while it was on my head 🙂 🙂 I LOVE your party and your blog, and I am super excited that you featured me 🙂 THANKS!!

  21. And WOAH…just looked at some of the comments from your very simple request of a link-back from last week…the NERVE of some people is beyond me! Please don’t let the few negative comments outweigh all of the supportive positive ones…you’re awesome…your blog is awesome…this party is awesome…AND it takes a lot of work to host a party!! I truly appreciate it, and I’m sad that others don’t!

  22. Thanks sooooo much for the feature, Allison! AND for the advice! 🙂

    Off to check out all of this weeks links….

  23. even if it wasn’t for all the great ideas, i’d totally read your blog for a good dose of dry wit and sarcasm. love it.

    thanks for hosting!

  24. Thanks for hosting a great party! Not unreasonable at all asking to have a link back to you! You’re party button is proudly displayed on my sidebar! Loving getting to know so many creative ladies in the few weeks I’ve been blogging!

  25. Great party!!!! Thanks for letting me join up.

    have a lovely day

    janet xox

  26. THanks so much for hosting, you rock!

  27. I don’t see why linking up to you would cause such a problem. You are the host after all. 🙂

  28. oh this is so great! there are so many great ideas here!! i linked up and i’ll be back next week!!

  29. Thanks so much for featuring my onesie! 🙂 I truly did shout it from the rooftops last night! 🙂 I really appreciate the mention!!

    Valerie @ Making Messes

  30. Thank you so much for Featuring my Jenga Mirror. Also Thank you for hosting! Love this party!

  31. I super duper love you HoH party every week! I have your button on my Blog Parties page! I’d really love to be featured, if you’d be so kind! I recently renovated my kitchen on a $1,200 budget. I was able to replace the cabinets, buy a brand new dishwasher, and build a really nifty super cottage chic range hood! I hate to brag, but it really looks like a million bucks!

    Happy Blogging!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    Kitchen Reno Link: http://www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com/2011/04/french-farm-kitchen.html

  32. Thanks for hosting Allison! Link is on my menu bar under Linky Parties 🙂

  33. Thanks for hosting! I’m a new(ish) follower. Love your blog!! Keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  34. Thanks for changing it so we could have the link in a sidebar or a separate page! We really appreciate it!!

  35. Just wanted to say AMEN to your rules. I cannot believe so many links are *still* disappointing. I click on it thinking I am getting a tutorial or instructions or something neat only to find self promotion etc. Thanks for being the party police! Your party- your rules! I think they think you will not notice since your party is always so big. And *awesome*!

  36. thanks for hosting friend! (:

  37. Thanks for hosting. I just found you blog and linked up for the first time and I’m now following. Great links here and I can’t wait to visit them.

  38. Thanks so much for hosting!

  39. Thanks once again for hosting supadupafly party! 🙂


  40. Thanks for hosting! I’ve followed you’re blog for a while, I LOVE your enthusiasm and honestly. Keep up the good work my dear, it’s encouraging for us all!

  41. You do such amazing things, you deserve it. I hope to get there someday 🙂 CONGRATS AGAIN!

  42. Hey HOH I follow your blog all the time and that was so wonderful for you to be in that magazine.Keep up the cool projects I love them so much. You are so inspiring. Bye


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