imagine the impossibilities 2012 link party…

You’ve all been working hard — and hard at work — turning your impossibilities into possibilities …

… and now it’s time to share …

Don’t worry if it’s not 100% complete – or didn’t turn out as planned – it’s all about the process.  You know, the learning process.

As for ‘rules,’ I’m a gal who likes to throw caution to the wind.  Color outside the lines and all …

… so instead of ‘rules,’ can I offer up some suggestions?

  • First and foremost, I’d love for you to ‘share the love’ with your fellow challengers. We all worked hard.  We all appreciate visits.  We all like to get a few “ooh’s” and “aah’s” in our comments threads …

  • If you feel so inclined to “join this site” through Good Friend Connect, that would be greatly appreciated …
… the same goes for Facebook and Pinterest …
  • Andrea @ The Cottage Market worked so hard on our lovely buttons, so if you want to show your solidarity – and pride – feel free to grab the I DID IT button code above …
… link backs are always nice …

Now this link party is what they call a “blog hop”…
… and what does that mean?  Well, I could make you all contact Mr. Brent Riggs (who tells me he created this concept), but I won’t do that to you, my dear blog friends …
What it means is that when you link up here, you will automatically be linked up at all six of our blog parties.
Pretty cool, no?

And when you’re done linking up and visiting your fellow challenger links, I hope you’ll stop by my fab five challenge co-hosts and connect with them too (just click on their blog header buttons below to be transported to fabulousness) …

Stacey @ A Sort of Fairytale


Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage


Andrea @ The Cottage Market


Karah @ The Space Between


Kari @ Thistlewood Farm


(If you need help linking up, click here)

Oh, and the link party stays open until midnight, Friday, February 3. And that’s Central time bee-cuz I’m in Chi-KA-Go, ya know.  With da Bulls and da Bears and da Cubby Bears …


  1. Woke early to link up but I’ve got an
    hour to wait…lol
    Have a fun time!
    thanks for hosting!!
    I’ll be back…..

  2. Giving you, and the Impossibilities party a shout out on FB today! Wow, so many great projects linked up already!!!

    @ Creatively Living

  3. My string art is all linked up…thanks for hosting. There is nothing like announcing something in the public domain to drive you to complete a project, this was a great challenge. Off to visit your co-hosts now and click through the entries so far. Somehow I don’t think I will get much real work done today!

  4. Thanks for being a crazy mad networker and inviting us all.
    It was definately worth it – mission accomplished !

  5. Oooh, look at all those people who have already posted!
    And, I bet there are more of us putting finishing touches who will be linking soon!

    It’s amazing how joining the Impossibilities Project pushed our family to push through.

    Off to visit the co-hosts (thanks for providing the links in your post above) and to check out some of these wonderful projects. And, of course, comment!
    ~ Dana

  6. Linda, that ceiling!! Painting ceilings is such a chore any day but you have that huge vaulted one to deal with. I have always been fond of pale blue on a ceiling…like the sky. How calm and relaxing is that!? Very nice.

    Thanks to you and all the others for this wonderful challenge that got everybody moving and the link up!

  7. So many great projects!! I shared the link to the party on Twitter and FB!!

  8. *SWOON*

    I love your ceiling. And, I’m so glad your hubby agrees! I can’t imagine the neck ache you had! Super Job!

    Thank you so much for co-hosting the Challenge!

    ~ Dana at Cooking at Cafe D
    (We’ll, hopefully finish our Jimmy John’s Kitchen tonight!)

  9. Ooooooooo – beautiful. Coming from a family of painters, things like “how will she cut in at the corners? How in heck do you mask off the fan?” were going through my head (along with the every popular “how much scaffolding will that take?”). You’ll do fine with the bead board wall paper – wall paper is not hard to apply. Go Girl!

    Linda at Fingers in the Dirt

  10. So excited to link-up to the party. Thanks for co-hosting.

    I’ve been feverishly renovating our 111-year-old farmhouse for the past couple of months with just a $900 budget. Move-in is slated for next month. The bulk of my renovation materials: PAINT!

    Love your blog. I’m your newest follower.

  11. Hi Linda. Thanks so much for hosting this challenge! The ceiling turned out great! Can’t wait to see the completed room.

  12. Thank you for co-hosting this fabulous party. I’m in awe of how many fantastic projects have been posted. Each one of them is an inspiration!

  13. Thanks for hosting the party – so awesome to see everyone come together on this. You’ve got some amazing co-hosts as well. Congrats to all of you!

  14. Woohoo! Thank you for the kick in the pants to tackle my “to do” list!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  15. Great party and you really made us hustle to get our craft room done in time. Of course the camera died on Saturday, needing to buy another one Sunday after church, get photos in the horrible gray Oregon weather with just one window in the room. But, all is well and we got the room posted. There’s nothing like a good challenge to get the creativity flowing.

  16. You are such a dork … but I luv ya!

  17. What a FUN idea! I have NEVER been to a blog hop!! And thanks so much for the sweet lil note about my bathroom!!!! SO fun finding new blogs to LOVE!!!

  18. Great party! The link ups are gorgeous :)

  19. Thanks Linda for visiting and inviting me to share my powder room. I’m all linked up. Looking forward to visiting others. Thanks again, Gail

  20. Thank you for hosting. What a great group of posts to read.

  21. Thanks for hosting this terrific party! GOing to check out some of these awesome posts! XO Cindy

  22. Thanks for the invite!

  23. All linked up – thanks for the invite to such a fun party!


    Jenn @ Social Salutations

  24. Hi Linda, thanks so much for visiting my little blog. Happy to have an invitation to link up….Now im gonna go and spread some linky love and peruse some of the awesome links…………Bonnie, ur latest follower

  25. Thanks for hosting. Great turnout. Lots of posts to check out.

  26. Linda, thank you for the invite to your party. I just linked up my painted kitchen backsplash and became a follower. I LOVE paint link parties and can’t wait to visit some of the other entries. Thank you again :)


  27. Thanks for helping host such an AMAZING party!! What fun!!
    I just became your newest follower :)
    Make it a great day!

  28. First, thank you for hosting! There are so many incredible posts! I am a fellow midwesterner working on a budget…enjoyed your site, will continue to follow!

  29. I LOVE this partaaaay! Thanks for havin me!!!!!

  30. Thank you for the invite. Tons of great inspiration.

  31. All linked up! Thanks for the invite!!
    Holly @ Life as a Thrifter

  32. I linked up…thanks for the invite…& of course for hosting :) – Katie

  33. Thank you for inviting me…….love all you do….I will follow on my way out!

    Start at home

  34. Thank you ever so much for hosting I will be enjoying checking out these fabulous blogs well into the night. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  35. Awesome party! thank you for hosting, looks like a lot of great links to browse through. and thank you for linking to my blog via the LinkyFollow tool :)


  36. I just followed your blog and would love it if you would come over and follow my new LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  37. Hi Linda! I couldn’t go another second without saying thank you. Thanks so much for your complimentary comments about our laundry room AND pantry. I owe you ladies a huge amount of gratitude for pushing me past my comfort zone. We wouldn’t have been so successful without the pressure of a deadline looming and the commitment we made. It was fun making so much happen without spending much money! Made us more creative.
    Have a great weekend!

  38. I just followed on the new linky, so please follow back so we can all stay connected. Thanks, Lori

  39. Thanks for hosting!! We have started on many new projects….like the basement…which is the big one!! Let’s do it again soon!! Love the ceiling!!

  40. Wow, so glad I popped over! I’m now following you though Linky too – now to pour through all these fabulous projects!

  41. Thanks for hosting! What awesome projects shown… I’ve sat here for the last hour just clicking away. Can’t wait to come back later and finish reading.


  42. Wow! Great party! Thanks for hosting. I’ve enjoyed browsing. Found you via Karianne. Wonderful blog and I’m happy to follow!

  43. such an inspiring linky party! I am your newest linky follower! Hugs!

  44. So many of these are SO cool! Way to go, EVERYONE!

    <3 Megan

  45. This is such a fun party, Linda! I’m over by way of Thistlewood Farms, where I realized I just had to meet you. Just spending a few minutes looking at your blog, & I know this going to be fun. I’m a new follower to your blog & also following on Pinterest. Nice to meet you, and thanks for hosting this part of the challenge.

  46. This is a HUGE and very successful party, girl.

    Kari loves ya so much, I came over and started following you. :))
    xo bj

  47. OH MY WORD!!! I am a blonde! That is SO funny you caught that, I never would have! Well I renamed your blog! OOPS!
    Thanks for inviting me to the party, it’s fun, and SO many talented people have shown up geez!!!
    Glad I could give you a good chuckle lol!!!

    p.s. Thanks for the sweet notes about my bathroom and mailbox!!

  48. Awesome party! Thanks for inviting me. :)

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