Reader’s Choice Link Up

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Happy Friday! I hope your Valentine’s day was fabulous.  I had a fun time spreading some love and RAOK.  This week for the link up, it’s Reader’s Choice.  You can link up whatever you want.  Since I switched the format, here are the themes I’ve hosted:

Reader's Choice Link Up


Link up your choice.  Whatever you want.
And then leave a comment for why you linked it up.  Please also leave in the comments what type of link ups you like being a part of or what theme you hope to see in the future.


I have two friends with new(ish) link ups that are fun. Stop by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom’s Finding the Pretty & Delicious Link Up and Mariel from Or So She Says’ Your Great Idea Link Up– both tomorrow!


—–> Up next week: I will be taking ideas from the comments- so make sure to leave what you’d like to see in a comment below.


  1. says

    Mustache parties are so much fun. I created these embossed novelty mustache note cards that can be handstampe on the inside for invitations, or left blank on the inside for thank you messages.

    Not sure what I love the most: the cards or the mustache comb embossed on the envelop. I wanted to share something fun and whimsical.


  2. says

    I’m sharing my latest DIY Fail! to show that even as a professional designer I can fall prey to decorating blunders. We’re all human afterall! I want my readers to know that my house is rarely perfect and that most of my awesomeness stems from trial and error. Love your themed link-ups btw. I would love to expand my blog-tribe and your more personalized parties seem to enable that more than the traditional “Look at me!” parties do. So – thank you Mique! :) ~ Dee

    • says

      Dee- I love this. So refreshing to know that we all have blunders and fails! I think it’s easy to get caught up in all the pretty and sometimes I forget to share the “trial and error” portion of things. I need to do that more. Thanks for linking up and for the comments!

  3. Kelsey says

    I linked up my Pinterest link and a recent project: Hello Kitty Crocheted Coffee Cozy. I enjoy finding new people to follow on Pinterest and new projects to try!!!:)

    • says

      Hi Kelsey- awesome! I need to check out both your Pinterest account and Helly Kitty Crocheted Coffee Cozy- too cute! Thanks for linking up!

  4. says

    This is my first link up to your party and I linked up because I heard about you from DaisyMaeBelle’s blog. I linked an infinity scarf tutorial but most of the parties I join lean more toward home decor, DIY, and painted furniture. I am open to any type of link up party but really like to see a wide assortment of ideas! Thanks for hosting and I’m so glad I found you! Hugs, Patti@OldThingsNew

    • says

      Hi Patricia! Welcome! I’m happy to have you visiting from DaisyMaeBelle’s blog. Thanks for linking up your scarf tutorial. I love seeing all different ideas too. Hope you find all kinds of inspiration here. Have a great week!

  5. says

    I finally have the confidence to share outfit posts on my blog. I’m doing the Take One Pass It On Closet Remix challenge. It’s so much fun and it pushes me to be more creative with my outfits. I really like being part of “Life Lately” posts where everyone gets to share what’s keeping you busy these days. It’s so interesting to see what people are up to.

    Thank you for hosting!

  6. says

    I finally have the confidence to share outfit posts on my blog. I’m doing the Take One Pass It On Closet Remix challenge. It’s so much fun and it pushes me to be more creative with my outfits. I really like being part of “Life Lately” posts where everyone gets to share what’s keeping you busy these days. It’s so interesting to see what people are up to.

    Thank you for hosting!

    • says

      Another great idea to add to the list- thank you Mary! I love the “life lately” idea….I’m always curious what people are up to. And congrats on sharing your outfits. Way to go!! Have a fabulous week.

  7. says

    I love thrifty/repurposing ideas. I’m enjoying your different linkups each week. This week I linked up my mason jar chandelier idea because it’s my latest favorite project. Have a great weekend!
    Marty@Marty’s Musings

  8. Julie @ Being Home says

    Hi Mique! I love all your link up ideas. Even though I may not always have something to share, I do enjoy seeing what others share. :)

    I link up the Boy Bathroom (before & after) because I has so much fun creating this bathroom for my son. It is a happy and fun room for bath time and brushing teeth. The sun and trees make me (us) smile. :D

    Have a beautiful weekend!


    • says

      Hi Julie- thanks for sharing your boy bathroom! Anything to encourage brushing teeth and bath time is a win in my book. ;) Have a great week!

  9. Michelle Muckala says

    Hi! Thanks for hosting, I found you off Lil Luna’s link party page, so glad I did. I love this and I love that you have themes that switch up. I linked up my printable meal planner, how to magically get a couple cleaning fairies in your house (kids will love it) and how you can start organizing the chaos in your life-one stop shop of ideas to get started! I love any themes, just love that you switch it up!

  10. says

    Hi, I linked up a post that is so near and dear to my heart. Marriage! It’s very hard to keep your marriage alive and vibrant and I shared 35 things I’ve Leaned in 35 Years of Marriage.

    • says

      Thanks Barb- congrats on 35 years of marriage!! We’re approaching 15 years this year. I’m sure I could learn a thing or two from you. ;)

  11. says

    I linked up my post about Relay for Life. I’ll be participating in it this year for the first time and I’m really excited about it.

  12. says

    Thank you so much for hosting. I linked up my post from today. It is about my 1 year anniversary of blogging and a shout out to my top 10 blog referral sources. I’m so glad for the help of other bloggers, including you, in the last year. Thank you, you make a difference to lots of people with your fantastic ideas, link party and inspiration.
    Have a great weekend!

    • says

      Hi KC- congrats on your 1 year-iversary!! And thank you for the sweet comments. I love your list of your top bloggers. They are awesome. xo

  13. says

    I linked up a heart bombing I’m participating in this week. Leaving crochet hearts with “you are loved” tags anonymously around town.

  14. Amy Papale says

    I linked up my Valentine’s creations! I was so happy with how they turned out. Honestly though, I like the original link up party. For me, I think that it may be too limiting to only link up certain themes and a lot of great projects could go un-linked because you would have to wait for the right time to link up and then those might be forgotten. That is just my thought on it since I don’t get a lot of chances to link up to blogs. Thanks for hosting!

    • says

      Hi Amy- thanks for linking up your Valentine’s creations. I loooove V-day! I actually started doing themes just recently so that people would hang around and connect more. With more general linkies, I felt like people were just coming, linking, and then leaving quickly. My thoughts on changing it up was that people would actually visit each other and make real connections. I feel like that’s been the case since I switched things up. Each week I don’t have nearly as many link ups as I used to, but I love that people are learning more about each other. And instead of saying “thanks for the linky party” each week, I get to really know WHY people are linking things up or what makes them tick. I love it. Thanks for the comment!

      • says

        Seriously, this is my FAVORITE linky party in blogland now ever since you changed it up. One criticism of link parties that I’ve heard is they they don’t allow for an organic connection between bloggers…it’s forced or “required,” and as you mentioned, most folk link and run (I admit, I’ve been guilty of that). However, I think your linky party DOES allow for organic connection in the new format. We have to put thought into WHAT we link up and we can engage with you and others in the comments section. Some weeks, I don’t have a relevant project or I have to really get creative to fit the category, but I’m engaging with your party and with your readers in a new way…and I so appreciate that. Thanks for asking for our input this week!

        • says

          Lauren- thank you!! What an awesome comment. I so appreciate it. I know how it is and I can be the same way for sure- linking up and leaving because I’m in a hurry. But I honestly LOVE that people are connecting more here. It feels good that people are meeting and getting to know each other instead of linking and ditching. People host and do linky parties for different reasons. Some like the links back. Some like the traffic. Some like them for a combination of reasons. But it just got to the point where I was ready to stop doing it. I thought it was worth trying to change it up and seeing if there was more interaction. I’m so happy with how things have changed and I hope it keeps going the way it is. If not, I guess I’ll mix it up again. ;) Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks again for the comment.

          • says

            You’re welcome, Mique. And I’m so glad you didn’t ditch it, but reimagined it in this wonderful way! And while you may not get as much traffic, you’re definitely building up more loyalty among your readers, which to me, is WAY more valuable. Have a great week, too! And I’ll look forward to Friday’s link-up…and whatever category it will be. :-)

  15. says

    I linked up a post I did for homemade finger paints! I had so much fun with my little girl that day. The pictures make me smile!

  16. says

    Thanks so much for hosting! I linked up 2 projects:
    1) Make your own silhouette art – this one is special to me because my parents just lost their dog and I wanted them to have a sweet memento of her.
    2) Pipe shelf entertainment center – I linked this one because my husband built it AND “guest posted” about it. It’s the first time he’s ever blogged :)

    Here are some ideas for other parties:
    -“to-do” list projects – posts about what we plan on making in the near future
    -“no purchase necessary” – posts about recipes or projects that you should be able to complete with things you already have around the house
    -$5 and under
    -kid’s craft (or kid related projects) – this might be too specialize though, I’m not sure…
    -project that starts with your initial (too random?) – for example I could link up “Silhouette Art” because my name starts with an “S”

    I’ll try to think of more :) I love the idea behind your link party! It makes each week so much fun. Have a great weekend!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

    • says

      Shannon – You, my dear, are a brave one for sure. If my hubs got ahold of my blog he’d break it for sure. Kudos for having the hubs pitch in! ~ Dee

    • says

      Shannon- these are fantastic ideas. Thanks so much for sharing! And for linking up your posts. I love that one is your husband’s “guest post.” Don’t think Josh would ever go for that. So good job!!

  17. Tracie @cleverlyinspired says

    I linked up my girls room…because after all this time…we still love it ;) Fun linky ideas…: diy wedding ideas, healthy snacks, maybe colors (like a pink linky etc…)
    Love stopping here ;)

    • says

      Thanks Tracie! That’s the best- working on something and still loving it after time has passed. I like your fun ideas. Thanks for sharing! Have an awesome week.

  18. says

    I linked my baby shower, since it’s one of my favorite (and most popular) parties. Plus I have a teeny tiny case of baby fever right now! I loved when you linked “about” pages, it was so interesting to find new bloggers. I would love to see a really specific theme, like “chocolate” or “green” themes – would be great for holidays!

    • says

      Thanks Suzanne! Baby fever? You make such cute babies- I don’t blame you. ;) I loved the “About Me” link up too because I felt really connected to everyone. Have a great week!

  19. says

    Honestly, I don’t prefer any type of blog linkup over another. I just like the chance to be able to share, and to find inspiration for new recipes and home ideas outside of Pinterest. ;)

    Thank you for giving us the chance to share here!

  20. says

    I linked up my resent post. I like redesign, diy and craft project and good interior ideas. Thanks for hosting! Greetings from the land of the north: Norway

    • says

      My sister’s name is Lisbeth! We’re 25% Swedish, hence the Scandinavian spelling. She loves her name – – and it’s very unique over here in the states. When I saw your name in the comment, my heart skipped a beat. Just had to say hi!

  21. says

    I linked up my most recent project, my burlap love banner, which has the word love in 10 different languages. I chose languages that were special to me and my family. If anyone has a Silhouette, they can download my cut file fo’ free.

    And as for future link up themes…here are a few ideas:

    -Kid-Friendly Projects
    -10 Minutes or Less Projects
    -Home Decor Projects
    -Textiles / Fabric-Related
    -Craft Fails
    -Craftgawker Rejects
    -Pinterest Inspired
    -Dollar Store Crafts
    -Furniture Makeovers
    -Why I Blog
    -What Inspires Me

    Thanks for hosting such a great party, Mique. Looking forward to more creative link-ups to come!