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Link Party Palooza — and $100 Lowe’s Gift Card Giveaway!

It’s Friday!!

Remember, I’ve supersized the Weekend Wrap-Up Party! Now it’s the …
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We’ve combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap TimeLil’ LunaSomewhat SimpleTatertots & Jello and Today’s Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You’ll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own feature posts —  just like we always have!

So be sure to check with each site to see which of the amazing ideas were featured! I’ll have two “great ideas” posts this weekend!

This week’s giveaway is 

 a $100 Lowe’s Gift Card

to help YOU get your DIY projects started.

(from me!)


After spending some time working on my own house — like the master bedroom makeover — I’ve had some time to work more on the 1905 Cottage.

(I’m planning to share the bathroom makeover next week!)

And I’m so inspired by all of the great projects shared each week that I wanted to help kick-start one of your DIY projects!

My biggest DIY project ever,  my 1905 Cottage Remodel, is still underway, and it’s so satisfying to accomplish each major project!


Here are some Planked Walls  in the cottage I showed earlier this summer – and showed you how to make the same thing!

And I showed how we made the planked floor, too!

Check out some more 1905 Cottage Remodel projects, enter to win, and link up your projects after the break:

I’ve been showing many 1905 Cottage projects (and many more to come) that I hope inspire your space:



Here’s a closer look at my craft room and the restored wood floors that I completely adore!

(Can you believe those had been covered up all these years?)


Here’s one of the first projects from my 1905 Cottage, the modern, white fireplace that we use as the centerpiece of the living room/craft room now.


This spring I decided to entirely make over the front porch!

We completely remodeled the kitchen (well, the whole house, but especially the kitchen):

You can see what it looked like before in this post — and how we made the ceiling here:

DIY Rustic Planked Ceiling

Here’s a peek at the kitchen underway:

(Here’s the tile in the kitchen underway:)

If you haven’t read it before, you may even enjoy reading about how I fell in love with this cottage that needed some attention:

1905 cottage outside at tatertots and jello

There are many projects I haven’t even had a chance to tell you about, like removing the patio overhang that was falling apart to give more light to the house — and prepare the way for a future pergola!

(Yes, we managed to take it off without damaging the house or ourselves!)

You can check out all of the 1905 Cottage projects — and let me know which project you’d like to hear more about. Although we’ve finished the major work, there’s still a lot to do!

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So this week I’m giving away a $100 gift card to Lowe’s to help you get your DIY projects started!

Here’s how to enter to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Don’t forget to link up your projects!!    
I can’t wait to see YOUR ideas and feature YOU!!  
Remember, you only need to link up once here to be listed in all of the sites’ parties — but be sure to check out each site through the weekend!
We’ll each be featuring our own picks from all of the fabulous ideas!
(When you add a link,  please mention on your site that you linked up at Tatertots and Jello (here’s a link: Tatertots & Jello).
Please visit and comment on TWO links above you and TWO links below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit. 
{We all love comments!})    
xoxo jen signature   P.S. Here’s what else I’ve been doing this week!


Weekly Collage 9.27


Top Left: I shared my family’s 3-ingredient White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe!


Top Right: Learn how to make a new Felt Flower Halloween Wreath and…


Bottom Right: Get some tips on how to create a Beautiful Fall Front Porch!


Bottom Left: Read a touching adoption story and check out some free printable projects perfect for a nursery or kids’ room that I created for my friend and her daughter!

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  1. Just simply want to state I’m lucky I came onto your website!
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  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    shared on fb


    I also follow you on instagram as Pokergrl8

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    tweeted here https://twitter.com/zoeybear20/status/385113486709121024
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  22. ellen casper says:
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    tweeted: https://twitter.com/themorrisplace/status/384869604679352320
    Following on instagram as themorrisplace.

  26. Nicole Vosburgh says:
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  29. i shared via facebook

  30. Colleen Boudreau says:
  31. Tina Robinson says:
  32. -https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/10200840897920880

  33. Jennifer Jensen says:

    I tweeted the post! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Sarah Solducky says:
  35. ellen casper says:
  36. Currently it appears like Drupal is the preferred blogging platform out there
    right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?
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  37. ellen casper says:
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  40. Tina Robinson says:

    Shared on facebook! Oh this would be so great!

  41. rachel travis says:

    I pinned it! My username is mrsvirginia2011 for pinterest :)

  42. Shared on Twitter

  43. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  44. Wow! What a party! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
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  46. Meghan Finley says:
  47. -https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/10200832352107240

  48. Thank you for hosting this great party. Lovin’ the blog, keep up the awesome work! Please stop by and check out our weekly party!! Link and Hop with BeBetsy

    ~~Thanks, Sharon & Denise BeBetsy

  49. Love checking out all of your ideas each week! I pinned the Lowes giveaway on Pinterest.

  50. Colleen Boudreau says:
  51. rachel travis says:

    Shared on fb! :)

  52. Thanks so much for the giveaway! We just bought a new home that needs TONS of work, so I could definitely put that $100 card to good use! I shared this post by pinning it on Pinterest. Hope I win!

  53. ellen casper says:
  54. I absolutely love everything you’ve done with your cottage! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Lowes gift card – I shared on Facebook! :-)

  55. I LOVE the photos of your home and your bright yellow ideas!

    I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/383868383067770880

  56. Great contest to celebrate fall! Nothing like cooler temperatures inspires me to make my house cozier! Shared via twitter.

  57. Hi Jen! Your cottage is sooo adorable! If time and money allowed, I would love to do a whole cottage makeover like that. What a blast! I also LOVE your new wreath! There is something about those fantastic colors of the flowers on the black and white that is so striking! I shared it on my blog as one of my favorite things I’ve come across this week. Love it!

  58. Thank you so much for the party!

  59. audrea clemence says:

    Great giveaway! I shared via Pinterest! Thankya!

  60. Thanks for hosting!

  61. The cottage is looking amazing – I love so many of the details:) Thank you for hosting the link up! I tweeted the giveaway at https://twitter.com/ginnielmg/statuses/383787879656222720

  62. You have such a beautiful blog and some great ideas, this is my first time linking to your party. Thanks for hosting.
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  63. I shared. Love the links! Some really great ideas

  64. Colleen Boudreau says:
  65. Thank you for the party! Have a happy weekend!

  66. Thanks for the fabulous party every week Jen. I love all your bright glossy yellow accents! Have a great weekend.
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  67. Thanks so much for the amazing party, Jen! Such a wonderful place to link up. Your home and creativity never cease to amaze me. Thanks for all the inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!

  68. I love all the photos of your home. Great color choices! Thank you so much for hosting this palooza of a party.

  69. Shared on G+

  70. Thanks for hosting! It is so fun to see the pictures of your cottage, especially since I’ve had the opportunity to be in it! SO fun to see all the progress!
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  71. Shared the giveaway via twitter. Thanks for hosting!

  72. Wow! This party is tremendous. Thanks so much for hosting! and have a great weekend.

  73. Thanks for another great party, Jen! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  74. I shared on goggle+

  75. Tweeted! @dlk3265
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  76. I just can’t get enough of the darling cottage! Thank you for hosting.

  77. Thank you for hosting a great party and I love what you’ve do with your cottage :) Enjoy your weekend
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  78. I just love what you have done with that cottage. I keep wondering if you plan on selling it or keeping it for yourself.
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  79. ellen casper says:
  80. Your cottage is looking so great. Can’t wait to see more. Thanks so much for the party!
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  81. Wow, your cottage is just adorable! Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from you :) Thanks so much for the amazing party!! Oh, and I shared the giveaway on Twitter, too!

  82. Giveaway shared on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46654546113222156/
    Thanks for another great party!!!!
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  83. I tweeted about the giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting!
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  84. Thanks for the most rockin’ party, Jen! So in love with the new tile in your cottage. Enjoy your weekend!

  85. Thanks for the party! I tweeted the giveaway. Could certainly use that! Looking forward to checking out all the great ideas.
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  86. Thanks so much for another awesome party Jen. Have a wonderful weekend! :)
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  87. I LOVE your cottage – it is looking so fabulous. So crisp and fresh and modern yet with a classic vintage feel. You have such amazing style! Have a great weekend and thank you for hosting:)
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  88. You are just so stinkin’ adorable Jen- love seeing the progress on the cottage. It’s so charming.

    Hope your weekend is amazing my friend!
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  89. Thanks for the party, Jen!
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  90. that cottage is amazing! what a terrific project. thanks so much for the party
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