Every Room In The House Party - #2

Hello Cottage Friends,
Welcome to the February edition of

Every Room In The House 

The month-long blog party where we link our posts to the theme room of the month.
This month we're partying in

The Living Room (Family Room, too!)

Before we get the party started,
I want to thank all of you who linked up last month
and to those who visited, left nice comments, and became new cottage friends.

Some of you gave me a "shout out" too, and that means a whole lot. Thank you.

I started this party for the purpose of inspiring
all of us who love to feather our nests -- one room at a time.

I'm so inspired by what you shared last month in

The Kitchen.

 I wish I could
feature every single one of you.

I almost did, as you'll soon see.
The top three viewed posts
 Kitchen Overhaul - My 2014 Challenge from Anne of Design Dreams by Anne. 
Anne shared her plan to remodel her kitchen this year and showed us her inspiration photo.
I love her vision for her new kitchen.

 Our New Kitchen!  Laurel at The North End Loft is a woman after my own heart. I have a weakness for historic built-ins in a home, and Laurel showed us how the built-in hutch from the dining room wall was incorporated into her new kitchen. 

A Kitchen Tour - Before and After by Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable.
I love a kitchen metamorphosis. 
Kim's is a treat for the eyes.

And now for more kitchen inspiration by category.
The Seasonal Kitchen
Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson shared My Winter Kitchen.
I like the way Jann beautifies her kitchen with the seasons.

The French Kitchen
  Magali at The Little White House on The Seaside --  who lives in a delightful cottage in Brittany -- is planning a kitchen renovation.    She shared her inspiration in Full Kitchen
It's such a delight to make new friends in other countries.
I look forward to following Magali's kitchen renovation adventure.

The Blue and White Kitchen
Do you love blue and white kitchens?  Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles showed us her
blue and white collection in Blue Willow / Winter D├ęcor
So pretty.

The Keeping Room
The Farmer's Daughter at The Country Farmhouse gives us a lovely tour with
I can't possibly describe this special kitchen (or kitchens). 
You just have to see it to believe it.

The Romantic Kitchen
Penny at Penny's Vintage Home wins my vote for the Most Romantic Kitchen ever with
So dreamy.


The Cottage Kitchen
I felt a little sinful ogling Kris's kitchen at Junk Chic Cottage.
Oh, so charming.
The Farmhouse Kitchen
Teresa at Magazine My Home showed us her wonderful farmhouse kitchen.
I love that ceiling.
The French Country Kitchen
Judith at Botanic Bleu gave us a tour of her beautiful kitchen in
So many great design elements in this light, bright kitchen.
Mid Century Redo
 Up With Furniture's Kitchen Reno of her mid-century home's kitchen is smashing.
The use of pale slate for the floors, the ingenious pantry, and so much more.
And you know I had to share these great DIY kitchen details
Island Love
Who doesn't love a kitchen island?
Melissa at Melissa Ellen's Loft shows off the island her hubby made -
Love the scroll corbels and that rustic top.

Exposing Brick
Sandy at Copper~n~Things exposed a brick chimney in her kitchen.
See it at Number 6
A conversation starter, to be sure.
What if you want to lighten your kitchen, but don't want to paint
ALL your beautiful wood cabinets?
Here's a beautiful DIY solution by Titia at Crafty Canadian.
Her Final Kitchen Reveal is stunning.

Budget Kitchen Spruce Up
Kirby at Kirb Appeal managed to spruce up her kitchen with a mere $50.
She shares her experience with a great sense of humor in Kitchen Facelift

Vintage Organization
Karen at Brayton Homestead Interiors
combined function with charm by using vintage jars
 and chalkboard labels
for storage.
Pretty enough to display.

Conquer the challenge of limited storage.
Cindy at DIY Beautify's kitchen has 2 1/2 drawers.
Yes, you read that right. . .2 1/2 drawers.  And she has limited counter and cabinet space, as well.
I love it when ingenuity overcomes challenges while maintaining beauty..
Cindy demonstrates how it's done at Organization In A Small Kitchen.

Add that special  touch.
Deborah at Green Willow Pond
shows us how with
Ooh, I love this.

And finally, because we partied in The Kitchen, the party was open to
Kelley @ Kelley Highway shared her tutorial
Don't wait for someone's birthday to make these sweets.
Think Valentine's Day!

Thanks so much to all of you for sharing.
If you were featured, please grab this button.
A Joyful Cottage

And now let's start February's party.
Link up your Living Room or Family Room posts.
Room reveals, decorating, DIY, furniture redos, thrift finds --
whatever relates to your living or family room, we want to see it.

(I'm sorry, but if your post doesn't relate to The Living or Family Room, I will delete it.
That's only fair to others who follow the guidelines.)

The party will be open all month.

Let's party!


  1. I'm so glad you had a good turnout to your party! and thank you for the feature.

    I can't wait to see all the links to this one. The kitchen party was fabulous!


    1. Thank you so much, Anne. It really was a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to seeing your final kitchen reveal. I know it will be great. Hugs.

  2. What a thrill to be featured, Nancy, thank you so much! What a great idea for a party. I just loved seeing all of the different kitchen styles and details. I even made some new friends! I am looking forward to some living room inspiration now! Happy February!

    1. Happy February to you, too, Kim. It's so good to know you made some new friends. That's the best part about blogging, as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for joining in the fun. xx :)

  3. Wow . . . love seeing all the varied kitchen ideas. What fun. Kind of a joyful Cottage Pinterest!

    1. Well, maybe I should make a Pinterest board for the party. Thanks for the idea, Lynne. :)

  4. Hi Nancy, thanks so very much for the feature! I adore all of the other kitchens! I am sharing an old post from when we first updated our living room. Hope that's o.k. Just wanted to mention, that the script is so small on your posts that I can not read it. I have even tried zooming in 150%. Still difficult. And I rarely wear reading glasses because I had lazik surgery years ago. Has anyone else mentioned that? It's just been the last few times I've hopped over. Don't mean to make you feel bad. Just wondering.

    1. Thank you so much, Jann for telling me about the small text! You didn't make me feel badly in the least. And no, no one has mentioned it so I had no idea. I have a large monitor screen and so I don't always get a true picture of the text. I've enlarged it now. Please feel free to let me know if it still needs adjustment. I truly appreciate the feedback, my friend. Hugs ~ Nancy

  5. Thank you for featuring my new kitchen, Nancy! This was such a fun party, and I've enjoyed visiting the other party-goers.

    1. Great! So glad you partied with us, Laurel. Have a great weekend.

  6. Thank you for the feature on my Farmhouse Kitchen! It was a delightful surprise. I love all of the other great kitchens and I'm off to visit them now!

    1. My pleasure, Teresa. So glad you shared your kitchen. Hugs.

  7. oh, I am so thrilled to have my jar labels post featured! your post is gorgeous, flattered to be amid such talented bloggers- thanks so much!!!

    1. You're welcome. :) It was a pleasure to meet you, Karen. xx

  8. Thank you Nancy for the feature on my kitchen. It was fun to redo my kitchen and spend no money. Love all the other kitchen inspiration thanks for sharing all these wonderful transformations. The kitchen is the heart of the home and these are so wonderful.

    1. You have such a great eye for design, Kris. It's been so fun to get to know you a little. Hugs.

  9. Nancy,
    How exciting to see my kitchen featured alongside all these other beautiful ones. I love all of them with so many enticing ideas that I would need a kitchen the size of my whole house to incorporate all the ideas. While I love the look of open shelves and vintage pieces, I know that I need cabinets with doors to hide the clutter and new pieces that are easier to clean. But, a girl can dream, can't she? Thanks for giving us so many dreamy kitchens.


    1. My pleasure, Judith. I hope you'll party with us this month in the Living Room. xx

  10. Thank you so much for the feature, Nancy! I think I garnered a lot of sympathy with my pathetic 2 1/2 drawers!...however, Mr Diy and I have BIG plans this year to make some small changes that should have enormous impact on that limited space! I can't wait to share :) And I cannot WAIT to have more space...yippee :)

    1. Sounds like fun to me, Cindy. I look forward to seeing it. Please party with us again. :)

  11. Thank you x 18 for the feature, Nancy! It was my pleasure to be "in the kitchen" with all of you beautiful folks!

    Hugs and happy highways,

  12. You showed some very nice kitchens with talented ladies. Thanks for sharing! See you soon!

    1. Thank you, Judy. I hope you'll come back and link up something from your living room in February. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

  13. Thank you for featuring my inspiration post and for giving us so much inspiration! I've pinned so many kitchens from your party, it's crazy!

    1. So glad you found more inspiration. Happy weekend, Magali!

  14. Thank you for the feature. What a fun surprise! Have a great week!

    1. My pleasure, Katie. Love your blue and white kitchen. Enjoy the weekend.

  15. Thank for featuring my spice cabinet among so many gorgeous kitchens! Thanks also for hosting an awesome party. Have a wonderful week! ~Deborah

    1. Thanks, Deborah. I hope you'll share something from your living room with us this month. Blessings.

  16. Your kitchens are delightful! I love blue and white - my very favorite:) Sadly - my kitchen isn't! However, my kitchen is where the important stuff happens - and all the good conversations!

    1. My husband and I have great conversations while we do the dishes. One reason why we don't want/use a dishwasher. Enjoy your weekend.

  17. You have such a beautiful blog.

  18. I like your blog very much Nancy.Kisses from Greece!!!!!

  19. Just found your blog! I am a new follower and will back to visit again!!

    1. Welcome. Please do come back often. I'm on my way to visit you right now. :)

  20. Hi Nancy, thanks for the invite. So glad to discover your charming blog! I'm a new follower.

    1. Welcome, Marsha. It's great to make a new friend, and I'm so glad you joined the party. Cheers!

  21. Thank you for stopping by my blog and thank you for the invite! It's nice to be here! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

    1. Welcome, Delia. I'm so glad you came to the party. Thank you.

  22. Hi Nancy, thanks so much for inviting me to your party and leaving me a sweet comment on my blog Little Brags. I tried to reply to the comment directly but you came up as a non reply blogger (Google glitch). I added your party to my post and follow you now via email. Thanks so much, your blog looks great, will have to snoop around! Christine from Little Brags

    1. Hi Christine. Thank you for joining the fun. It's great to make a new friend. :)

  23. Hi Nancy, so glad you invited me to join in on the party! Nothing I like better. Love, love your kitchen series on the last party! What gorgeous kitchens you shared. So glad you found me! I am also for the first time doing a linky party starting Monday called makeover Monday. Hope youll join me and link up. Look forward to seeing the living room series!

    1. Welcome Theresa, and thank you for the kind words. So glad you linked up. I'll see you on Monday. :)

  24. I was happy to find you through a mutual friend, Kim, and love your blog! It's going to take me a little bit to go through your previous posts to enjoy, but I'm sure they are all wonderful.

    Thank you for hosting and sharing so many creative posts. Have a great week, Nancy!

    1. You're so sweet. Welcome! Thanks for introducing yourself, and for joining the party. I'm so glad you found me through Kim. She's wonderful.)

  25. Hi, glad I found your blog today. I am a new follower. I'll be looking around more as soon as I can link up my post.

    1. It's so nice to meet you, Judy. It's great to make a new friend. Thanks for joining the party and linking up. I'm off to visit your blog now.

  26. Hi Nancy Thanks for visiting me and inviting me to the Living Room party. I always enjoy making new blogging friends. I love the photo on your header. Rhondi xo

    1. Rhondi, I'm so happy you joined the party and showed us your fantastic mosaic mantel. Welcome! It's great to have you as a new cottage friend. :)


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