link luv roundup - it's baaaack!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

link luv is back! yep, it's taken me a while and lots of pondering. i wasn't sure if i was going to continue to do this post weekly as it takes me tons and tons of time. no really, my reader is so huge it takes me hours to go through it to find all this fun stuff. after pondering it though and getting back to regular blogging i realized i missed it and it was my fave part of the week to put together for all of you.

i see so many things i luv during my blog adventures that i just can't help but share. if you have a tutorial you would like to see on here or info you would like to share please email me at i love hearing from you. also top tutorials is coming up again this year and if you would like to be nominated you must have had your tute posted on luvinthemommyhood.

1) nursery from - ohhhhh, love it so much, love the site so much too!
2) playpen storage bag from
3) nursery from
4) i've been dying to give my hand at these for a while now - it is seriously time to dress up my paper lamp from ikea. check out this tute from craftynest to make yours too!

i'm crying that i have to give this book back to the library. cal patch's "design-it-yourself clothes: patternmaking simplified" is sure to be on my must have sewing book list. too bad mother's day is so far away, i wish i had put this on my xmas list! check it out if you haven't already, it's a great book for anyone looking to make and sew their own clothes.

ohhhhhhh....the new anthropologie pics have me swooning...and swooning...and swooning....the shoes, the dresses, the tops....oh my.

i don't know about you but i'm sure not sick of the lovely ruffles yet. tea rose home has a sweet tute on how to make this pretty ruffle top. (via 30 days)

oh wow, i am a sucker for throw pillows and over on censational girl you can find out how to make some soft, fluffy, textured ones using the most unusual source.....bathmats! great idea!

wishing i looked like this preggers in a bikini....oh you lucky lady you! her blog is fab too! (via a cup of jo)

i've been seriously behind in my blog reading and fell in love with these three tutorials from make it and love it - 1. pillow 2. green scarf 3. beige scarf

i can't wait to get my hands on the new fabric line nicey jane from heather bailey - gorgeous and so fresh!

i thought this little tute from sew4home to spruce up a plain glass vase was perfect to bring some cheer to all the rainy weather we have been having around here.

1) homemade by jill's got a great printable burp cloth template.
2) adorable gooey hearts day shirt makeover from jessica at happy together.
3) transform your t-shirt into a tunic over on craftstylish.
4) learn how to make an easy elastic waistband for a little girl's skirt over at the mother huddle.

are you a fan of the blog the sartorialist? why not get your giggles on by checking out the new blog the catorialist or a similar idea using toddlers/babies over on planet awesome kid.

things i'm luving this week:

- this comforter set from target...oh target...why won't you ship to canada?
- this post on "how to survive the first seven weeks" (of life with a newborn) from domestic reflections.
- the newest issue of vivalamoda is out! go for a looksie...hurry!
- meet me at mikes has a great line up of crochet school lessons going on right now - crocheting is fun and i love seeing it pop up everywhere nowadays.
- want to show off your personal style? are you a blogger? go post some super stylish pics over your style in the newly created flickr group "bloganistas". love this idea, only wish i thought i was stylish enough to add a pic of myself to the group.
- my hubby, it's his bday today....i love you baby. thank you for being you and making everyday better than the last and for giving me our precious and wonderful babies (as well as that piece of ice cream cake to eat while i type this ) - you're the best xoxoxo


  1. Happy Birthday to your Hubs!
    I'm glad you kept this one around,it's my favotite of the week! Good links too. I've been attempting some Anthro insired stuff latley, I love their clothes but its so expensive.
    And how do you live without Target? I would go crazy!

  2. Thanks for sharing my tut! Have always loved your blog, been on my daily roster for over a year now...See you around!

  3. Forgot to mention....loving that nursery, and that baby bump, a little baby hungry I suppose.

  4. i love these posts, and am glad you have decided to keep them around. :) and, i am glad you are feeling up to blogging again (and totally understand the break, as i am 21 weeks pregnant with number 2 now, and have a 14 mo old little girl of my own, and a 15 mo old nephew to care for each day!)

  5. 3 Sweet P's - I'm glad you're happy it's back too! thanks for the bday wishes for my hubby, that's sweet of you. As for Target, it kills me, tortures me, seriously, daily....

    Destri - Thanks for the compliment Destri and I'm glad you're part of the mommyhood! Love your site too!

    Sarah - Wow, you've got 2 young ones running around, I feel for you. I have a hard enough time with just 1! It was a tough decision to keep the link luv around, but I just missed it too much. My fav folder was getting way too large to not post about things. Thanks for the comment :)

  6. When I first glanced at it, I thought it said "How to Survive the First Seven Years" and my reaction was "man, I've really got to read that!" But alas...

    I've missed your link roundups but they also lead to me spending too much time at the computer when I should be doing something "fun" like washing dishes ;-)

  7. Wow, so many great links and so much cute stuff!

  8. You are awesome at these roundups ! I just can't get enough ! You're a one-stop-shop for fantastic blogs. Thanks so much for the shout out !


  9. Oh, wow! I feel so honored that my tutorial is featured on your blog!! Thank you!
    I always loved your blog and I am happy that you are back.

  10. Oh Pants, I had been crossing tutes off my 'to do' list, and now you're going to keep making it longer again! I love your round-ups, glad they're back :)

  11. Hi! Do you have an "I was featured" button? I would love to have it on my side bar.


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