mission possible link party: the great outdoors

It’s that time again.  That time to party.  Linky party, that is.  And this time around we’re sharing all things outdoors and outdoorsy.  Me?  I’m partying right here …

… thank you PicMonkey for making me look like a super cool photo editing genius ….

… on my screen porch. 

And I want to take a moment to thank the lucky stars that this is a virtual party.  Because while my screen porch may be ready to entertain … the rest of the house?  Well, let’s just say the dust bunnies have started to colonize.  And I may need to apologize to my kitchen counters again.  And the family room?  There’s a very good reason I haven’t shared that space with you all yet …

… and I’m very lucky that my husband is a patient man when it comes to my diy.  Because the master bedroom?  Yeah, that project has sputtered and spurted and stalled …

… and is in need of a serious jump start.

And speaking of jump starts, be sure to visit my party co-hosts and check out their outdoor projects, which may jump start some ideas of your own …

… like Karah’s enviable island rooftop bedroom … and Kari’s sad little six blades of grass … and Andrea’s shabby chic hanging garden … and Kelly’s crazy cool creative dresser planter … (just click on the pics)

12May pallet bed thumbnail Day_Lilies
 Andreas_hanging_flower_planter Dresser Planter

And don’t forget that this is a multi-blog party — which means when you link up here, you’ll be linked up on my fabulous co-host’s blogs too …

Eclectically Vintage         the space between    

All I ask is that your links are outdoor related … patios, decks, gardens, yards, porches, plants, planters, grilling recipes … you get the idea, right?

Oh, and a button or line link back is always appreciated …


The party will stay open until midnight CST on  Friday, June 2 so you still have time to take it outdoors …

… and be sure to check back next Tuesday (June 5) when we’ll feature some of your outstanding outdoorsy work.


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  1. says

    Thanks for hosting. I was hoping to have a different outdoor project finished that I’ve been working on but alas didn’t get it finished in time for your party. Which means I had better get my self back to work.
    Can’t wait to see what everyone’s outdoor projects are. Their always my favorite.
    Have a great day!

  2. says

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope you don’t mind if I link up my planter here! Also, I’m your newest follower :)

  3. says

    So glad you found my blog, I am loving yours!! Always fun to find a fellow Chicago blogger! Your screen porch looks lovely, especially love the white fabric and the hanging lampshade fixture. Can’t wait to join the party!

  4. says

    Your porch looks wonderful – I could spend all day out there! Thanks to you and the other ladies for hosting another great linky party – I’m sure I’ll find lots of wonderful outdoor inspiration :-)


  5. says

    Linda! How did I miss this link party!? Off I go to work on my gardening post, I have had a folder of pics sitting in my computer and this is the kick in the butt I need to get them up and on the blog. 😀 Thank you for hosting!

  6. says

    Such a fun party! I am so glad you ladies decided to do this! It was just the kick in the pants this lazy bones needed, to get some things done outside!

    Love your porch, and all of your amazing pillows!


  7. says

    Wow! what a lovely outdoor space you have! Love how everything looks so green and the colorful pillows on the bench. The blue tray with the lemonade is so summery and refreshing:)I’m loving all the links here and will be so much fun visiting them. Thank you and all the other hostesses for a wonderful party. I just added two of my links here. I appreciate you visiting me and for following me. I’m your happy follower as well.Hugs,Poppy

  8. says

    Thanks to you and all the hostesses for this party — I am trying to get through the links. You have a great porch, and I am looking forward to the day I have a better one. My latest estate sale finds are waiting in the garage to be cleaned and painted — so I will have to look at the rest later!

  9. says

    The best part about summer? Being able to have another ‘room’ outside, out of sight of all the indoor projects that need to get done =)

  10. says


    Thank you for hosting this party with your partners in grime (aka: dirt!) It’s a fantastic collection of spring’s best. Your porch is lovely! I liked looking at the before and after pictures. The turquoise really energizes the room.


  11. says

    Hi Linda, Thanks soooo much for stopping by and saying hello. Also for hosting such a great outdoor party! fun, fun…

    Love your new Monogram Door Decor. What a happy porch to sip some summer tea or lemonade. The simple pleasures really are the best!

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