Hookin’ Up with HoH #165 THE FINAL PARTY

Shall we start this post out with a little Theory of a Dead Man? I think we shall… “It’s the end of the summer. It’s the end of it all! Those days are gone, it’s over now, we’re moving on.”

This is it. The last Hookin’ Up with HoH weekly link party. It’s been a fun 165 weeks, but all good things must come to an end. Fortunately for y’all, I’m even more dedicated to the blog than ever so stick around for lots new material – just no more linky parties. I’ve got a new fixer-upper house, a new lease on life, and a new attitude!

I’ll admit, part of me is relieved; part of me is crying. It’s bittersweet, but I know for me and my blog, this is the best decision. I suggest you join my brand new shiny group Pinterest board and start pinning your awesome projects over there. You’ll probably get as much, if not more traffic than from being featured here.

And now, without further adieu, my favorites from last weeks link party:

It’s Always Autumn makes me want to call myself a seamstress. Maybe one day I’ll bust out the ol’ machine and try my hand at making a shirt. This shirt makes me want to sew!

This DIY Corn Hole Game from The Blissful Bee looks fun and trendy. I love it when those two words come together in a sentence.

Our Mini Family decorated her laptop keys with washi tape. Um, hello, I’m SO doing this. Adorable.

What an awesome transformation from The Learner Observer. Who would have thought an ugly 80’s wall unit would look SO GOOD as a made-over kitchen hutch? Great job!

Life on Virginia Street is killing me with this office teaser post. The dark moulding wall is EXACTLY what I have on my to-do list for one of our rooms. Same color and everything. I think she’s a mind reader. πŸ˜‰ I am definitely going to be following along on this makeover.

On The V Side wow’s again. Man, navy and gold are so hot this season! I just LOVE navy, and this dresser just has the wow factor going on.

Make your own Ultimate Tailgating Caddy with That’s What {Che} Said‘s tutorial. You can’t have football games without tailgating! You guys know I’m a huge Texas Longhorn fan who loves going to the games and hanging out beforehand.

Thrifty & Chc made that awesome mirror on her wall. And I bet you think it’s wicker, don’t you?! NOPE. It’s rope and paint sticks. I am not even kidding. GO CHECK IT OUT RIGHT NOW.

Angela Says: Tips for a Cleaner Home made some petite sized homemade laundry soap tabs. Seriously, I so want to do this. I know I’ve said so for like a year, but for real, I really want to do this. I just always forget once I’m at the store. But really, this is on my to-do list.

Vixen Made a Scooby Doo party. OMG, adorbs. I am such a sucker for Scooby Doo movies, especially ones that have Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Wrup. This party is spot-on.

Smart Girl Style shares how to paint a rug. And I just love her blog, so go follow her right now.

These White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Bites from I Dig Pinterest have me drooling and my stomach growling at me. I am a sucker for white chocolate and macadamia rolled together into a cookie. Yuuuuuummmmmm!

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

And that’s a wrap! The last party ever. Thank you to each of you for coming here week after week to link up your projects. This party would be nothing without each of you, so thank you! I appreciate each of you and wish you the very best with your own blogs. Please stop by and say hello occasionally! Or better yet, make sure I’m in your reader and keep following along every day!

Peace out my friends! It’s been a blast!

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  1. Thanks for all of the great parties and thank you as well for all the kind words on my office wall πŸ™‚ Great minds think alike!

  2. Thanks for all the great parties and features. Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store to share with us.

  3. Thanks so much for the feature Allison! I have truly loved coming to your link party and see the progress you’ve made on your house. I am sad to see the link party go away but I’ll still come back to see how you’re doing. I really love all of your creative ideas for making your house your home. Thanks again!

  4. I am so sad.
    I have been coming here almost every Thursday for the past two years.
    Thank you so much for bringing traffic to my little blog and making t a bigger blog.
    I owe a lot of it to your parties each week.
    Sniff sniff.

    • I’m glad I could help send traffic your way. Head over to the group pinterest board and start pinning your stuff. You will probably get a lot of traffic from there now! I will miss you linking up each week. πŸ™

  5. You’ve made my day, Allison. I’ll miss your linky party, for sure — it’s my favorite one in cyberspace. But I completely understand your reasons for moving on, and as always, I look forward to your next adventure(s). Thanks for featuring my painted rug, I feel like an all-star being featured on the *sniff* last one! πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderfully happy day.

  6. Oh my. I did not expect to see this party ever go. It is my favorite link party ever. When I first started blogging it was my major goal to be featured in HoH. I told my husband that I would know I made it when you featured me. Lol. Whew, glad you did before you stopped partying or I might have lost my will to blog. Haha. Seriously, thank you Allison, your parties have been the best. I am grateful for all your hard work and effort over the years. God bless as you refocus. I am so excited to see the new things you share! Xoxo

  7. It’s a sad day in the blogosphere but I respect your decision. I hooked up with you each week and was always inspired. I look forward to your blog’s next phase

  8. Our Mini Family says:

    I am SOOO EXCITED but yet really sad that our MacBook makeover is featured at your last linkup party! Thank you so much though!!! We wish you all the best!!


  9. I’d love to be invited to pin to the DIY/crafts board. Can you add me? Thanks!

  10. Thanks for all the great parties and a chance to share my thoughts and ideas

  11. Thanks for the great ideas and thoughts you shrared over the weeks!! Looking for you on Pinterest

  12. Looking forward to following along with all of the new! Will miss the party, but look forward to the ‘what’s next!’ πŸ™‚ ~ jodie

  13. I’ll miss your link party, Allison! Thanks for hosting each week.

  14. Hope do i join the board? Do i need an invite? I’d love to be a part of it! πŸ™‚

  15. I have enjoyed joining the link party from time to time, but I am really enjoying the Pinterest Board. Thanks for hosting both and I am looking forward to your new projects.

  16. Love, love, LOVE that you made a TOADM reference!! πŸ™‚ End of the Summer is one of my boys’ favorite songs!
    Great blog and LOVE the Pinterest board.

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