Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Romantic Skirt and Homemaking Linkup

Baby Brenna turned 3 months old this past week!
Happy Thursday!

Hope you're anticipating a fun-filled Easter weekend!  We are looking forward to having my Dad come down for the day on Sunday.  He will be going to church with us and then coming home for an egg hunt and Easter dinner.  What a wonderful thing to be able to celebrate the Gift from my Heavenly Father alongside my earthly father!

Saturday morning I put on this brown skirt to go do errands.

Once I was out, I realized it was a lot shorter than I'd like it to be (I like it to cover the tops of my boots---almost ankle-length) and that it was kinda drab, being just plain ol' brown.

So, I hit the fabric shop for some pretty embellishments!
I found this cute fabric and some crocheted lace.  First I added a good four inches to the hem.
Then I made a pocket.  I love pockets on my skirts---they come in very handy for the homeschooling homemaker!
What do you think?  I love it!

I hope you'll join me for this week's Homemaking Linkup.  I love to feature some of the neat posts that are linked up so please make sure and put my button or a text link on your blog so you'll be eligible to be featured!  There were posts both last week and this week that I really wanted to feature but didn't because there was no back link.


Here are some of my favorite posts from last week:

Callie from Callie's Crafts showed off this awesome headboard redo that she did.  I think she did a beautiful job and I really appreciate that she made her instructions so clear.  I want to do one---thanks, Callie!

The girls at My Sister's Pantry shared an excellent idea for setting up the means to care for seedlings when you have to be away from home.  Check out this great set up!

Thanks to everyone for the great posts!

Now for the linkup.  Please remember to return the favor by adding my button or a text link to your post.  Have a great weekend!


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Linking with:

Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Pearls and Lace Thursday @ Faith, Grace and Crafts
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Legacy Leaver Thursday @ Leaving a Legacy
Thriving Thursday @ Serving Joyfully
Homeacre Hop 
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable  
Think Tank Thursday @ Saving4Six 
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home 
Open House @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday @ Dear Creatives
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Family Fun Friday @ Moms and Munchkins 
Beverly's Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound
Family Fun Friday @ Happy and Blessed Home
Farm Girl Friday @ Let This Mind Be In You
Fit & Frugal Family Friday
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
Or So She Says...
Show and Tell Saturday @ Sassy Little Lady 
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Finding the Pretty & Delicious @ Your Homebased Mom
30 Min. Linkup @ 30 Days
Sharing Creative Ideas @ Made By Joey
Sunday Showcase Party@Under the Table and Dreaming 
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Creative Jewish Mom 
Sundae Scoop @ I heart nap time
The Creative Homemaker Hop 
One More Time
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Craft-o-Maniac Monday  
Motivate Me Monday 
What's In the Gunny Sack? 
Modest Monday @ The Modest Mom 
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill 
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy 
Masterpiece Monday @ BoogieBoard Cottage 
A Round Tuit @ Creating My Way to Success 
Monday Funday @ C.R.A.F.T. 
Mondays with Countrified Hicks
Manic Monday @ Cupcake-n-Bake
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage 
Teach Me Tuesday @ Growing Home
Tutorial Tuesdays with Hope Studios
Courtship Connection
Women Helping Women @ Teaching What Is Good 
Domestically Divine @ Far Above Rubies
(Titus 2)s Days @ Time Warp Wife
Tending the Home Tuesday
The Bliss Project Linkup @ Grace-Full Intentions
What Up?! Wednesday @ Frugal Fit Family
Make Bake Create @ Hope In Every Season
Wisdom Wednesdays @Simply Helping Him
Winsome Wednesday @ My Daily Walk in His Grace
Whole-Hearted Home Wednesdays 
Encourage One Another @ Deep Roots at Home
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Homemaking Link Up @ Raising Homemakers
Home @ Rose Chintz Cottage  
Inspire Me Wednesday @ MamaBuzz
Watcha Work-Up Wednesday 
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 
Rednesday @ It's a Very Cherry World
Simple Living Wednesdays @ Our Simple Farm
Sheltering Linkup @ A Sheltering Tree
Shoe Lace Linkup @ Living In the Shoe 


  1. I LOVE this skirt!!
    You did a great job - it's a like a totally new skirt :)

    Happy 3-month-birthday to your baby, and I wish you all a very happy holiday

  2. Adorable baby!!! Pretty skirt! Thanks for hosting the party.
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  3. Beautiful skirt! I love the pocket fabric... so pretty!

  4. I love brown and the contrasting fabric is lovely. Pretty for spring. Thanks for hosting.

    Have a very Happy Easter!
    The French Hutch

  5. Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah!!

    Glad that your Dad will be spending Easter with you and your family!!

    Wishing you a blessed Easter!!


  6. Thank you for featuring my Trash to Treasure headboard. I'm glad you liked it.

  7. How cute! Happy Easter to you and your family.

    Kathy M.

  8. Thank you for this fun party. Happy Easter... :)

    hugs x


    Crystelle Boutique

  9. Hi, Sarah,
    I LOVE the brown skirt re-make!! VERY cute and pretty :) An the little plants with the grow light gives me an idea!
    Also, as we follow along with Jesus'last week before going to His Father, I am so thankful we don't get what we deserve! It is all for His namesake and ultimate glory! Oh, what a wonderful Savior we have! May you have a blessed Resurrection celebration with your loved ones!

  10. Hello dear Sarah! Lovely skirt and baby Brenna is so adorable and sweet! Thank you for hosting and have a very happy Easter!

  11. Have a lovely Easter! Love the skirt makeover.

  12. Sarah, I just linked up and made a boo-boo! The #40 should be 'Running the Race'. If you'd change it (if you can) I'd be so grateful! Thanks you, dear Mama!

  13. Love the skirt! I wish I were more handy when it comes to sewing. I've also been thinking/praying about the idea of wearing more (or maybe exclusively) skirts...but my hubby's not on board with the idea.

    I linked up a couple of posts. Thanks for the invitation :)

  14. Sarah, your baby Brenna is adorable! Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful Easter weekend with your family.


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  16. Hi Sarah,
    Beautiful dress! Thanks for a chance to link. I'd love for you to link up over at HomeEducatorMom.com. Have a wonderful Easter!

  17. The baby is dreamy!

    You did a beautiful job on that skirt!

    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

  18. very sweet skirt! I so need to get my sewing machine out and see if i can still do it! I haven't used it in years but am itching to! thanks for swinging b frugalfitfamily! I buttoned up!! have a great Easter weekend!

  19. Great idea! I hope you have a lovely Easter with your father!

  20. I love that the trim adds a bit of colour to the skirt and adds a feminine touch! Thanks for linking up this weekend!
    ~ joey ~

  21. Love your skirt, Sarah! Gave me a great idea for a too-short skirt of mine. If I blog about it, you get all the credit!

  22. Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! See you Thursday on the next hop!

  23. What a great way to add a personal touch to a simple skirt! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing this one in The Bliss Project link up, too.

  24. Thanks so much for hosting! AND thanks so much for the feature! hope you're having a super week!

  25. How cute is that smile on your sweet babies face? Good job on the skirt. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  26. Pockets are ALWAYS good for a busy mom! I love brown and the coral/pink color is such a pretty contrast!

    Brenna is such a precious little dolly. What a blessing (and all your children) she must be to you! Thank you for hosting today! :)

  27. That skirt turned out beautiful! I love long dresses. As a child I felt like a princess to feel the fabric swishing across the tops of my feet. More and more I'm trying to be practical and make them a little shorter, (right above my ankles) but yesterday I had a long dress on again and well I felt like a little kid playing princess again :)

  28. Thanks for hosting the link-up and I love your skirt make-over! Very pretty! My daughter and I have started a new blog together and we would love to have you stop by.
    Gloria @resourcefulgals.blogspot.com

  29. Visiting through Wholehearted Home. I admire people with that kind of creativity! The skirt turned out cute. I just don't see things like that!

  30. That's beautiful! It looks like something even my unsewing skilled self could do! :)

  31. Thanks for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope to see you again this Sunday!

  32. Cute idea!! I love brown but since it is spring that is a nice 'take' on brightening up a brown skirt.

    Thanks for sharing this idea on WholeHearted Home."


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