Hookin Up with HoH #55

Hey friends! I’m currently in St Louis, Missouri on our big vacay! Tomorrow we’re checkin’ out The Arch, then we’re off to Chicago. Any recos on fun quick stuff to see or do (or eat!) in Chicago will be greatly appreciated!!


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Holy cow, I could NOT narrow down my favorites this week. There were so many excellent posts. It was painful, but I managed to narrow it down to my favorite 12 from last week. In no particular order, here are the links that struck my fancy this week.

The Sunset Lane made this light fixture out of… wait for it… wait for it… picture frames! Holy cow is right! I didn’t believe it myself until I saw the tutorial. Go check it out. It’s so cool.

Learn how to make this beautiful big puffy flower pillow over at Don’t Disturb This Groove.

Check out this fab ottoman makeover by From Gardners to Bergers. Great job!

Suburbs Mama shows you how to make this stylish striped pencil skirt. Now if only I had her figure to rock this skirt in… hmmmm…. Great job on the skirt. I love it!

I am loving these little drawstring pouches from Pink Stitches. I have an illness for cute bags. LOVE them!

Wowzas! Holy Bookshelf staging, batman. The Precious Little Things in Life does a serious number on her bookshelf. If you want to know the proper way to stage a beautiful bookshelf, go see her post!

Me Sew Crazy created these adorable pom poms. My daughter would go nuts over these! I love that they are so fun and bright, yet SO EASY to make. Anyone, even you with the two left hands, can make these.

For the love, PLEASE please go to The Pear Tree Cottage and see her before pics of this living room. They will blow your mind. This room makeover deserves a STANDING OVATION.

Life in Rehab make some knock-off Crate and Barrel candle holders on the cheap, and boy are they cute! Great job.

Learn how to carve a cantaloupe from Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom. This carved fruit is sure to be the hit of the food table.

This. Is. All. Cake. And. Cookies. I’m not joking. How CUTE cute cute are these baskets of “burgers and fries” from Crafty Cupcake Girl’s Baby Shower Creations?!! They are made from cupcakes, icing, and sugar cookies. I am dying. Lurve.

And this shark bite watermelon also by Crafty Cupcake Girl’s Baby Shower Creations?!! OMG, I can’t stand how fun this is. Watch out, Jaws! Crafty Cupcake Girl’s Baby Shower Creations blog is so nice, I had to feature it twice! πŸ˜‰

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  1. Thanks for hosting this link party.

  2. thanks for hosting ~ hope you are having so much fun on your road trip!

  3. What wonderful features! Hope you are enjoying your time in St. Louis. πŸ™‚ Thanks as always for hosting the lovely party.

    Heather and Vanessa (At The Picket Fence)

  4. hey Allison, hope you are having lots of fun on your road trip! Thank you so much for featuring my pillow. It was a lot of fun to put together.

  5. I am a die-hard Chicagoan- If you let me know where you are staying I can recommend great places near by to eat- Chicago is a big area and traffic can be a killer. I am currently scouring Chicago for the best breakfast place- So far my favorite is Tre-Kroner on Foster!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting girl. You had some incredible features for SURE!!!

    Sounds like you are totally having fun, YAY, I’m loving all the guest blogs so far. Thanks again for the opportunity.

    Hugs, Bella πŸ™‚

  7. Wowza! Thanks so much for showing my ottoman some feature love! I cannot believe how awesome the other projects are, great picks! Thanks for hosting Allison!

  8. Hi Allison! I just saw the feature thank you so much for choosing my projects to feature! I LOVE your blog and will definitely be back to link up all the time!! Great blog!! So grateful!!


  9. Thank you so much for featuring my skirt. It is a great honor!!


  10. Allison, thanks so much for the feature. It’s an honor to have been chosen. So excited that you also featured my sister’s living room (The Pear Tree Cottage). Hope you enjoy your trip.

    Stacy@The Precious Little Things In Life

  11. Chicago…best food EVER. Glad you are stopping thru my great city. Your guest blogger series is fabulous btw.

    For a killer burger…head to Kuma’s Corner on Belmont. North side. It’s a great spot with a LOT of personality.

    For a amazing Mexican…try de cero on halsted. {near downtown}

    For hotdogs and duck fat fries…Hot Doug’s on California is the best.

    Steaks? Gibsons on Rush. Italian ice and food? Head to Taylor street to mario’s for the ice and the food…Francesca’s or Tuscany.

    Enjoy! I just gained a few pounds thinking of all that food. If you have any questions LMK.

  12. Thanks for hosting Allison. I hope you’re having a great time on vaca!

  13. thanks for hosting, and have fun!

  14. thank you so much for the feature! Those pom poms turned out to be a big hit with the kids, I heard a couple of them even ended up sleeping with theirs for a few nights…lol

    Anything to keep them entertained while school is out πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  15. Thanks so much for featuring my carved fruit!!


  16. Hope you are having fun on the road, girl! Be safe and thanks for keeping the party open while you are gone!

  17. I hope you enjoy your time in my neighbhood St Louis Missouri

    I want to make a trip to Chicago also have fun


  18. Thank you for hosting! If you are looking for eye candy, take a stroll through Webster Groves in St. Louis!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  19. Thanks so much for hosting, this was my first time linking up a recipe (Crispy Onion Chicken). Have a great day!

  20. Thanks for hostessing, have a great day!

  21. Hope y’all are having a BLAST on VACA!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting! πŸ™‚

  22. Hi,
    This is my first time here and hope to return weekly. Please enjoy your vacay and thanks for hosting!

  23. Ok so I live just north of Chitown and would have loved to coordinate meeting you! So I would definitely take the kids to the lakefront and to Buckingham fountain since it is gonna be 100 degrees here tomorrow. πŸ™‚ Try to get some Garrets popcorn which is just off Michigan Ave. near the John Hancock building and try and see the Sears Tower…which is now called willis tower. But I refuse to acknowledge this….anyhoo, they have the coolest lookout walkout thing-y….yeah, I majored in English. Hmmm.
    And you hafta get some Chicago pizza. Ok go ahead and let me know how it was!

    Happy vacay!


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