Monday, September 24, 2012

Make it Pretty Monday - Week 16

Hello World!  I am so sore!  And, it's not a soreness from working out really hard.  It's from yard work.  How sad is that.  My hamstrings are not happy, but my yard is looking fantastic.  We are getting the backyard ready for The Dedicated Daughter's birthday party that will be held on Saturday.  The good thing about sprucing up the back yard is that the beds and trees are all ready for Fall and Winter.  After I finish this post, I have to go out and finish up some planting.  Let's hope my hamstrings love me tomorrow.  

Whoop!  You fantastic people make me so happy!  Every week the party keeps growing.  The party last week was the largest so far.  Let's get Week 16 kicked off!

***Important Note***
The Gardening section has been retired for the season.  However, there has been another section that has been added that I think you will love.  Happy Looking!

Make it Pretty Monday
Your Favorite - Most Views
Pretty Susan has worked her magic yet again.  To see the before and to gaze at the wonderment that is Susan's work go to 

Make it Pretty Monday
Craft Queen
Pretty Maria made this adorable Fall wreath.  Check out the tutorial at Sweet Yarns.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Shopping Queen
Pretty Melissa at Daisy Mae Belle had decorated her hallway with some fantastic thrifting finds.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Furniture Transformation King and Queen
Handsome Paul and Pretty Cathy do some amazing work.  Head on over to One Creative Couple to see the before and be ready to be amazed.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Sewing Queen
Pretty Annie at Peaches and Bees made this so sweet Ruffle Halter Dress.  Pretty little dress and pretty little model.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Culinary Delight Queen
Pretty Kristel shared the Best Cream of Tomato Soup ever.  To get the recipe, head on over to Healthy Frugalista.  

Make it Pretty Monday
 Dessert Queen
Pretty Nici at Posed Perfection shared this Butterfinger Cake.  I picked this one because I have a sick love of Butterfingers.  I will definitely be making this one.  

Make it Pretty Monday
DIY Queen
Pretty Tricia at The Little Cottage on the Pond has made her kitchen pots and pans cabinet way more functional.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Tablescape Queen
Pretty Jennifer has her dining room table all set for Fall.  To view the loveliness of this table, head on over to 

Make it Pretty Monday
Home Decor Queen
Pretty Judy has pulled out all the stops getting her mantel ready for Fall.  Stop by J Bigg's Little Pieces to see Judy's Fall mantel.  

Make it Pretty Monday
Fall Decor Queen #1
Pretty Barbara made this bucket of Fallness.  Go to 
The Everyday Home to see the prettiness.  

Make it Pretty Monday 
Fall Decor Queen #2
Pretty Carlene is showing off her pumpkins and owls collection at Organized Clutter.  I love the suitcase of goodies.  

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My Favorite
Pretty Sayuri transformed this into a dream.  To see the before, head on over to Vintage Breeze.  Really lovely!

Hope you enjoyed all the pretty features!  If you were featured, please grab my button for your blog.  

The Dedicated House
Here are a few guidelines to follow.

1. Link up anything Family friendly...DIY, decor, crafts, recipes, gardening, shopping finds, sewing, inspirational stories, and beautiful photography. 

2.  If you are participating in Make it Pretty Monday, be sure to link up your "permalink" post and not your general blog address. 

3.  No etsy shops, giveaways and no sponsor pages.  I might have a separate party for those when I see how well this one goes. 

4.  Please grab my button below, or have a link back to my blog so everyone can enjoy the party!  No Link Back, No Feature.  Boo.

5.  Please become a follower of The Dedicated House via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers.

6.  Be sure to visit at least two of the other pretties at the party. Show them some love and let them know you popped in for a visit.  You know how we all love comments.  

Off to the yard!  Enjoy the party!  Wishing all a grand week and remember to be kind to one another.



  1. Kathryn, what great features this week! They're all wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Hi Kathryn, just linked up, thanks for hosting!!

  3. Hi Kathryn! Thanks so much for featuring my Butterfinger Cake. I am honored. There were so many great features this week. Thanks for hosting again this week.

  4. I just linked up and wanted to thank you for hosting! Great features this week!
    Hugs, Penny

  5. I always love seeing the pretty features, Kathryn. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  6. I know what you mean Kathryn...bending down doing the weeds is a killer for me. Have a great week and hope your hamstrings heal up! ~ Julie

  7. Thank you for making me the sewing queen! Making me so happy on Monday :) Have a wonderful week!

  8. Wonderful party, thanks so much for hosting!

  9. Thanks so much for featuring us. We were so honored to be selected. Thanks for throwing a great party as well!

  10. Thanks for hosting and I'm off to check everyone out! ~ Maureen

  11. Thanks so much for including my pumpkins and owls in your features today! I will be back to link up today too.

  12. Wonderful features! Thanks for hosting a fun party!

  13. Thanks for hosting, Kathryn! Have a great week,

  14. Great features! Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful week.

  15. Kathryn,
    Great features!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!!


  16. Kathryn thanks for inviting me to your Make it Pretty Monday party! I am your new follower now and hope that you will come and follow me at
    Also i'm giving away some fall goodies if you will like to enter your more then welcome! Blessing and Happy Fall Maggie

  17. Great features! Thank you for hosting!

  18. Finally back to sharing my projects! So many great features, I especially love that desk with all the hand painted details. Such talent!

  19. Thank you for the party invite! I'm all linked up : )

    Have a wonderful week!
    Love Always,

  20. Thanks for hosting.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  21. Thanks for stopping by it's nice to meet you! I see you've featured a flying pig-gotta love that:@)

  22. I found you via my friend Debra's Monday Marketplace party.
    So nice to "meet" you!!

  23. Many thanks for having me again this week. Hope you don't stay too sore for too long!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  24. I'd much rather hurt from gardening than regular exercise. It seems more satisfying somehow.

    Thanks for hosting,

    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

  25. Thanks for hosting! Have a fantastic week :)

  26. Great features! Thanks for hosting a fun party.


  27. Hi Kathryn,
    Thank you for the sweetest of comments and the lovely invitation! I've already linked up and my blog bar proudly showcases your button!
    I am off now to further explore your blog and some of the links I spied :)


  28. WHAT! Thanks so much for featuring my desk update! You host a great party with lots of fabulous projects... I'm honored! - Susan

  29. Thanks for the invite! And for hosting the link party:)

  30. Hi Kathryn,
    Thanks for your invite. Much appreciated! Love all your features. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.

  31. thank you for the invite!! I just inked up! Marcy

  32. Fabulous turn out for your party. I will try so hard to make it next week. When does your linky go up?

  33. Holy Cow! I cannot believe I did not know you were a party girl. What rock have I been under. Well I will not be missing any more of your wonderful parties. Your features are fabulous. I am having a blast. Please feel free to link it up to ours as well.


  34. Do you normally write for this site or maybe for any other online portals?