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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Whimsy Home Wednesday No. 31

Welcome to the Whimsy Home Wednesday Link Party. Today we are sharing the chosen posts from Whimsy Home Wednesday No. 30.

Do you know the reason I began this blog?


After following blogs for over a decade, I decided during covid I would give it a try.  That wasn't the only factor though, KariAnne Wood with Thistlewood Farm began teaching a class in how to get started on writing your very own blog.   I thought long and hard about it since I was unsure if I should actually go through with it.  A friend of mine said, you can stretch a dollar and people like to know how to decorate without spending a lot of money so JUST DO IT, famous words from Nike, huh.  So I signed up and began learning so many things!

You see, when I read blogs for so many years, I was a quiet reader.  Never one to speak up or make my presence known, I would read each post from beginning to end, look at pictures and study them getting ideas for our own home, but I never made a peep.  In fact, there are many bloggers today who I have followed for more than a decade, but they are none the wiser.  I sometimes still keep quiet, but continue to read along because I enjoy it.

I had no idea if I would continue to blog after people were back to normal life, but I have made friends with yes, other bloggers and non-bloggers alike, I found I really enjoy writing, and sharing some of our crazy ideas we have around our home.  A large factor in continuing for me was that I had to stay home after everyone else went back to work due to illness, but I have learned a lot, grown as a person, and enjoy the fact I get to continue to share and meet new folks daily.  

I just wanted to say thank you for reading along with us whether you are a blogger yourself, or someone who enjoys reading them, seeing the progress no matter how slow on our cottage, and for those of you who never reach out, I say hello, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I was once a quiet reader myself, so I understand, but I do respond to each and every comment, reply to emails, and even chuckle at some of your responses.  I think every now and then, we need to be human and let our thoughts be heard.         

Whimsical Home Projects From Our Features

Congratulations to the featured posts of Whimsy Home Wednesday! I enjoy being able to visit each post to see what other's are up to around the web. This week wasn't any different than any other week for me. So difficult to make a decision on just one post.

This week I chose to feature Debbie, with Debbie Dabble Blog, French Country Vintage Farmhouse.  Debbie has so many wonderful vintage pieces that she shares in her kitchen, along with this lovely Planters Peanut tin.  I am so in love with it, along with several other pieces she has.  Isn't that a cute way to display your rolling pins?  Go on over, and check her out.  


Becky's Pick  | Saved from Salvage |  HOW TO MAKE A LIVE EDGE WOOD TABLE FROM SLABS

Charity's Pick | Creatively Beth  |  How to Make a Wooden Crate Storage Stool Ottoman

Meredith's Pick |  Cloches & Lavendar   EASY DIY: AGING A PICNIC BASKET WITH A DRY BRUSH

These are our featured posts who will each be added to the Whimsy Home Wednesday Pinterest boards!

If you have been featured, please grab our featured button and link back with this party. Thank you for participating.

Please check out the Whimsical Home projects of our hostesses below. Be sure to sign up for one of each of the host's social media channels, Pinterest or subscribe to our email lists to be the first to know about Whimsy Home Wednesday parties and more.

Whimsical Home Projects From Our Hosts

Meredith, Arts & Classy 

Becky, The Vixen's Den

Kristin, 5th Sparrow No More 

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Kristen | 5th Sparrow no More  |  Create A Botanical Wall Hanging From Thrifted Art

Cara, Vintage Style Gal 

Cara | Vintage Style Gal  |  Unique Nightstand

Charity, Mornings on Macedonia 

Charity | Morning's on Macedonia |  Fun And Unique Things To Do In Nashville For Couples

Whimsical Home Projects From Our Guests

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  1. Love your intro today, Cara! As someone who has been on the receiving end of your supportive words and comments I am so grateful you decided to start blogging during Covid so our paths would cross! You always have such a sweet and thoughtful way of lifting fellow creatives up at exactly the time they need it most. Thank you for giving us your best no matter if it's writing a blog post, leaving a comment or visiting our social media pages - we appreciate you! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you CoCo. You just made my day when I was feeling a bit blah this week. I am always so excited to visit with you and see your beautiful home and ideas. I think sometimes we all need a lift, the world seems to be a dark place these days, and anytime I can make someone else feel good, I take that opportunity to do so. Thank you for your kind comments.

  2. Hi Cara! Thanks for hosting such a fun link party! I always look forward to seeing the features each week! I hope you have a great one, see ya next week!

    1. I look forward to your creativity each week Donna, you have so many wonderful ideas! Thank you for visiting today.

  3. I always look forward to linking up with your party. Thank you for hosting.

    1. Love seeing you every week Wendy! Can't wait to see what you have been up to.

  4. Cara,
    Thanks so much for the feature and for your very sweet words!!!!! I gave you a Shout Out on Face Book and will do so in my next post too!! Thanks for again for hosting such a lovely party each week!!! I truly do appreciate it!! I hope you are having a great week!!

    1. Thank you so much Debbie, I am in love with that Planter's tin! You rolling pins are adorable displayed in it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Thanks for hosting and always commenting on your post, you're the best...

    1. You have so many wonderful recipes Nora, I enjoy looking over them and seeing what new foods you will make next.

  6. Awww, I'm so glad you started your blog, Cara! I always love stopping by to see what you've been up to! And Kari Ann is such an inspiration to me, too!

    1. Thank you Niky. I love seeing your projects, you are so creative! I began reading KariAnne's blog when she lived in Kentucky, not too far from my neck of the woods. teehee... I loved her ideas and how crafty she is.