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I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Creating with the Stars Link Up

Game On friends!  It’s time to enter your favorite DIY project from 2013-2014 for a chance to be one of the 12 contestants in the 2014 Season of Creating with the Stars.  This is where it all begins and where you get to see what insane talent there is out in blogland. Prepare to be blown away!

As if you could have possibly forgotten, let me remind you about our fabulous group of Blog Stars for this year.  Each of our 12 contestants will be paired with one of these awesome bloggers as a mentor throughout the competition.  Some of these stars are in it to win it!

CWTS Blog Star Banner


If you need any reminders about all of the details for this season of Creating with the Stars, click on the image below, and you’ll be taken to our main announcement post.  It’s full of all the juicy details about dates to know, prizes, round themes, sponsors, and more!



Now, a few “rules” to remember before linking up!

1- You can only link up one project as your entry. No multiple entries please.

2- Your project has to be from 2013 or 2014. We’re sure you’ve done some awesome things way back when, but those won’t count as an entry.

3- Follow East Coast Creative on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram so that you’re kept up to date with all our CWTS announcements and updates (sorry to be a pain, but this one is a requirement- we’ve made it nice and easy for ya though!)


East Coast Creative

4- Please share that you’ve entered to be a contestant in Creating with the Stars on any social media platforms you use.  Tag us if you can and use #CWTS2014. Remember that one contestant will be picked by EC2 Blog based on a few different things, one of which is popularity! So send your readers and fans to come check out your entry project!
5- Enter your project by March 12, 2014 at 11:59pm EST- We’re East Coast girls, so don’t don’t forget to adjust if you’re in a different time zone!
  That’s it! Easy Peasy Right?!?



     Before we get to linking… we’ve gotta thank our amazing group of CWTS2014 Sponsors!  Without these companies, this competition wouldn’t happen!  Show them some blogger love and visit our CWTS Sponsor Page.  These companies love bloggers and are great to work with!  We truly appreciate each one of them!   CWTS LOGO 2014 Sponsors Final

    There are 18 days and counting until I leave for the Occidental Grand in Punta Cana with Apple Vacations and you could win your own trip too!  Make sure you enter daily for your chance to win!  For all the details about this insane prize, visit our Apple Vacations Dream Vacation Giveaway Post.  (It has lots of swoon-worthy beach pictures, perfect for this winter weather!)   Vacation Giveaway Graphic REVISED a Rafflecopter giveaway

Okay, friends- that’s it!  Good Luck! We can’t wait to see all of your projects!

12 CWTS Contestants will be notified on March 16th via email and announced here on EC2 on March 17th

Most people aren’t having trouble linking back to EC2, but if you do, just submit your link for moderation and we’ll approve it right away.  Thanks! 




The comments +

  1. I’ve lost so much sleep, I’m too excited for the contest! Contestant or not, Blogland has some serious talent and I cannot wait for the showdown!

  2. I can’t even imagine the planning that went in to all this Monica and Jess! So excited I can finally enter – had great fun following along and voting last year. I follow you on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest but I’m not on Twitter – hope that’s ok?

  3. Jess says:

    Thanks for hosting such a fun competition! It would be a dream to be chosen but either way I’m pumped to see the entries!

  4. lynda says:

    All linked up! Fingers crossed!!

  5. Mindi says:

    This is super awesome! I appreciate all your hard work in putting this contest on, and I am so excited to participate! Thanks so much!

  6. Becky says:

    I entered my shutter island–couldn’t decide, but thought this included some of the various weeks contests–repurposing, paint. Hopefully, I entered it–keeps saying no link back even though there is :). Thanks, what fun!

    Beyond The Picket Fence

  7. Thank you for the opportunity! Can’t wait to see what everyone creates!!

  8. This has been one of my favorite contests each year, I love watching all of the projects each week. Thanks for putting this together!

  9. Such a fun contest! Congrats on all of your hard work. What a group of blog stars and partners you’ve acquired!

  10. Thank you so much for this Jess & Monica! I have been so excited waiting for this! I’m so excited to see all of the creativity ahead 🙂

  11. […] Before we get started let’s see the befores shall we? Before: After: The first day after applying the milk paint I was so excited, it all went on so well the paint looked awesome. The next morning I happily got to work, mixed my paint and waited and mixed again and started painting. After it dried I came back to paint again, OH NO! There was massive amounts of crackling all over the vanity. My heart dropped into my stomach and I wanted to cry. This is not what I had planned, not at all. Then I remembered what Allison said over at The Golden Sycamore. I sat down on the floor and just told myself: “this is why it’s ok, it’s going to teach me to let go. I can deal with this, it’s not what I had planned but I can make it work”. I had to remind myself of these things many times. As I sat there trying to figure out what to do; I remembered I had, had the space heater in the bathroom with me and after checking the FAQs on Miss Mustard Seed’s website I figured that must have been what went wrong. Upon further investigation of the FAQs I saw that I could use water based polyurethane to prevent any more chipping. YES! I wasn’t going to have to scrap it! From then on it was smooth sailing. I used my trusty paint pen to paint up the hardware like I showed you last week, I was going to get new hardware anyways so I figured why not give it a shot. It didn’t turn out well on the escutcheons, so later when it warms up I will flip them over and spray paint them. Oh and Bertrand we can’t forget him, he finally has a home. Don’t you just love him? The light fixture used to have dated glass shades so I removed them and replaced them with these lovely linen shades I had from Ballard Designs. After spending far too many hours to count searching for the perfect bathroom wall shelf my parents gave me this gorgeous one few years ago for Christmas. Last week was my little man’s birthday, I didn’t know what to get him so I made him this quote from Doctor Who on Pic Monkey: “Babe, babe, sugar, sweetheart”. We LOVE Doctor Who and this is one of our favorite lines which we say to each other all the time. I say we love Doctor Who in just about every other post.   I am in love with the matelasse shower curtain; it’s made in Portugal of 100% cotton. And of course my pseudo gallery wall, I am not sure what I am going to put in them…I think it may be different than photos I’ve thought about it and I’m not sure I want people’s faces staring at me when I am in there. TMI? Hehe And one of my favorite pieces from a trip to Florida: this agate nightlight. I love stones, it’s hereditary I can’t help it. Well my dears, if you haven’t already head over to the link party that I am co-hosting and enter your favorite posts I can’t wait to see what you have been up to! Shared on Creating with the Stars 2014 […]

  12. […] writing this post because I need your help.  Would you help me? I am absolutely in LOVE with the Creating With The Stars contest over on East Coast Creative Blog!  I’ve always wanted to enter the contest, even […]

  13. Super excited to enter and follow along! xo

  14. Thank you so much for hosting! I have been on pins and needles since I found out about this!!!

  15. […] link up at East Coast Creative, Home Stories A to Z, Inspire Me Please, and these fun […]

  16. Thanks for hosting! My link said there was no backlink- but I put 2 in my post. I sent it through anyway for approval 🙂 Thank you!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting, girls! What an AWESOME competition! {And thanks for assisting with my technical difficulties too, lol!} Hope you have a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)
    Just a Girl and Her Blog

  18. Corey says:

    Linked up to my Emerald and Gold Painted Bookcase. I love this project, here’s hoping some other people do too! Fingers crossed!

  19. […] I am sharing this at East Coast Creative. […]

  20. Woo Hoo!! So excited to see all of the amazing talent and so happy to submit my link for consideration. For some reason it said I didn’t have a backlink but I do, I see someone else had that trouble to so just give me a shout if there is any trouble with my link. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun contest!

    • Monica says:

      Hey Karah! Hope you’re well! I approved your project, so you’re all set! Some people were having issues, but I think it was a cache issue. So glad you linked up!!

  21. […] Sharing With: East Coast Creative […]

  22. cassie says:

    Hi ladies! so excited to check out all the links. Mine includes a backlink to your blog, but it kept telling me it didn’t- i tried the plain old blog link and then tried linking directly to this post, and it kept saying that. so i entered and i think it has to be approved. i don’t know what was wrong! thanks for your help!

  23. […] linking to EC2′s Creating with the Stars with my fingers […]

  24. What an incredible opportunity, and such fun! Excited to enter and see such creative works of mastery. Thanks for hosting!

  25. […] into the Creating With the Stars 2014 DIY blogger contest! You can check it out and follow along at this link […]

  26. Lesley says:

    Thanks for hosting. i had a little issue entering as well last night with the back link and it seemed all the ones I tried were in the link up this morning. I erased all but one. So excited to see all the amazing projects! Lesley

  27. Hi everybody! I ‘m having some difficulty with the backlink I entered it to my blog. But it’s saying I don’t have one! Can you help me out? I literally had an alarm set so I could get up first thing and enter, and now I can’t do it! Help!! Thanks Kathy P.S. So exciting!!

  28. Shelley says:

    I hope I did everything right!! It said no back link when I linked directly to the post then I added a link just to the blog and I think it worked. Thanks for hosting!

  29. There are NO WORDS for how excited I am about this contest! Of course I hope I am chosen, but I honestly can’t wait to see all of the inspiring projects that come from the contestants. A huge thank you to you ladies for offering this contest. It’s a HUGE opportunity for new bloggers like me. My fingers are crossed!

  30. This is such a great contest! Can’t wait to see all of the fabulous creations! I’m so excited to enter this year now that we aren’t moving all over the country and I can actually decorate my house : ) Have a great week!

  31. I had trouble linking up until i added www. To the url. Just FYI for everyone!

  32. […] linking this project up over at East Coast Creative and throwing my hat in the ring for Creating with the Stars.  Come over and click on my project […]

  33. […] Linking to: TDC Before & After Party, Give Me the Goods, Creating with the Stars 2014 […]

  34. All linked up and social media checked from a fellow East Coaster residing in New York. Thanks for putting together a fantastic contest.

  35. Thanks so much for this chance and contest! Such an amazing group of blog stars 🙂 I had such a hard time selecting what to link up. So many great entries 🙂 xo Kristin

  36. […]  I would probably make a terrible and hilarious contestant in Creating with the Stars.  But I entered anyway, and used this desk as my submission.  Hop on over to East Coast Creative […]

  37. I’m in AWE of all the beautiful projects and photographs already submitted! I’m going to get organized, submit something and walk around claiming that it’s just an honor to be nominated. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with ANY of these bloggers from what I’ve seen! Thanks, as always, for organizing this… it’s really SUCH fun to be a part of! xx Charlotte

  38. […] Linking with The Winthrop Chronicles | Miss Mustard Seed | Well-Groomed Home | A Bowl Full of Lemons | Tiny Sidekick | Common Ground | East Coast Creative […]

  39. Yay!!! Love, love, LOVE this contest! I’ve already found a dozen new favorite bloggers from the linkup and I CAN’T WAIT to see all the amazingness that comes from the competition part! I looked forward to this all year! Woot woot!

  40. […] Creating with the Stars (#cwts2014)! We would love your support, so please head on over to East Coast Creative and click on #63 to vote for us. Oh, and while your are there, check out all of the other amazing […]

  41. So exciting, ladies!! I had so much fun following along last year! XO

  42. Debbie says:

    Thanks for hosting, this is awesome contest!

  43. […] entered Creating with the Stars this year! Make sure to check out the East Coast Creative Blog and click on our submission to vote for […]

  44. Traci says:

    Thank you so much for this awesome contest and opportunity! All the link ups are fantastic so far! When we tell our followers about the contest, should they just click on our link up to support us, or is there a way to vote?

  45. SO many great projects!! Can’t wait for this year!!

  46. […] link and view my submission through their site and check out all the other amazing entries. Click here and thanks so much for your […]

  47. Amanda Jones says:

    Thank you so much for this fun chance! I am keeping my fingers crossed tight!!

  48. […] linking to EC2′s Creating with the Stars with my fingers crossed! Go there and look at all the amazing projects. Make sure to click on #48 […]

  49. dana eiiliott says:

    Voting for number 43 🙂

  50. Nicole says:

    Thanks for hosting this awesome competition. I linked up #115, the Faux Tufted Bed Project. I’m super excited about the contest!

  51. Thank you for hosting this fun contest!! I linked up one of my favorite DIYs from last year and cant wait to see all the other great projects!

  52. Suesan says:

    Good luck picking 12. There are some great projects here. Best wishes to everyone!

  53. […] Linking up at Creating with the Stars 2014! Vote for me here!! […]

  54. […] for this project on Creating with the Stars. Just click here and then click on the thumbnail for project #132, “Stirring up some art”. The more you […]

  55. […] Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back tomorrow for my next post in my “Race To Enter Creating With The Stars 2014” Marathon.  I’ll make it to that Linky Party! […]

  56. […] as a sidenote- I’ve linked up our kitchen to East Coast Creative’s Creating with the Stars 2014! My post is #5, and I would be so grateful if you would drop on by and give it a click […]

  57. Melissa H says:

    I love number 29. What an awesome redo on that dresser!

  58. […] I’m submitting this project for the Creating with the Stars Contest over at East Coast Creative! Check it out and vote for […]

  59. Kath Hawkes says:

    Thanks for hosting! So excited to enter and follow so many gorgeous link ups. Kath

  60. […] thrown my hat into the ring for the East Coast Creative’s Creating With The Stars Contest! Let’s see what these mason jars can […]

  61. […] thought we should give some right back. Also, if you haven’t submitted your project yet, the CWTS link up went live […]

  62. […] Update to this post:  I’ve submitted this project for East Coast Creative’s Creating With the Stars!  Check it out here: […]

  63. Dana says:

    It’s fun just to link up and see all the projects! Everyone is so talented!!

  64. I followed along last year right when I started my blog. I am so excited to be able to enter this year!

  65. […]  And it came to my attention that Creating with the Stars (CWTS) would soon be opening up “auditions” for this year’s […]

  66. Mandie says:

    This is my first year to enter and I’m beside myself with excitement! I deleted my entry and re-submitted to change my linkup picture. Hope that’s okay! 🙂

  67. Love all these ideas, can’t wait to see the final projects!

  68. […] we go any further, I have entered Creating With the Stars and would love your vote!  Just click here and then find entry #157 and click it to vote for me!  Wish me […]

  69. Stephanie says:

    So excited about this!!! There are so many great projects and I’m so grateful to be able to participate!!! I’m #159!!! Thank you!!!

  70. […] Funday  *  Flaunt it Friday  *  Boogieboard Cottage  *  Common Ground  *  DIY Showoff  *  Creating With the Stars 2  […]

  71. I’m just super excited over this! I can’t wait to see all of the links and watch where the fun goes. This is too ah-mazzzz-ing!

  72. […] I am linking this post as part of an awesome contest hosted by Monica & Jess over at East Coast Creative called Creating with the Stars! […]

  73. […] Linking to: Coastal Charm; Our Delightful Home; Give me the Goods Monday; The Scoop; DIY By Design; From My Porch To Yours; The Turqouise Home; No Mininalist Here; Share Your Cup Thursday; The Shabby Nest; Made In A Day; Liz Marie Blog; A Pretty Life In The Suburbs; Creating With the Stars […]

  74. Summer says:

    Just linked up y’all! Thanks so much for hosting and I can’t wait to see all of the projects! Amazing talent here!

  75. […] popular post yet! Who knew? That is why I have entered them in a Creating with the Stars contest at East Coast Creative Blog . […]

  76. Kylie says:

    I am SO excited about this contest and I’m LOVING looking through all of the projects. Nice work gals!


  77. […] This post linked to Work it Wednesday, Wow Us Wednesdays, Creativity Unleashed, Inspiration Gallery, Weekend Bloggy Reading, Remodelaholics Anonymous, Link Party Palooza, Creating with the Stars […]

  78. […] am submitting this room to the Creating with the Stars Contest over at East Coast Creative! If you would like to see me advance I’d love for you to […]

  79. Hello Jess and Monica! So sorry to bother you, but should I be panicked that my trackback is not showing up? I linked back, I promise! I would DIE if my entry {#57} was disqualified. I linked back here: Thanks for the AMAZING opportunity!

  80. […] Linking to:  East Coast Creative Blog {Creating With the Stars} […]

  81. What a fabulous contest! I am so excited! It’s so nice when the bigger blogs encourage “little guys” like me to show our stuff! A big thank you to the ladies organizing! I’m so excited to participate and check out all the great DIY eye candy!

  82. […] project was linked up for 2014 Creative with the Stars Challenge . Click HERE to see all the […]

  83. Nicole says:

    I am so excited, first time for everything. Thanks for hosting this event, allowing us to share our talents and passions.

  84. I am so excited about this opportunity. Even though I am fairly new to blogging I have been a DIY, let’s see if I can do it kind of girl. So far I have accomplished many challenges in my life by facing them head up, hands busy, willing to learn. I can;t wait to see where this journey will lead me and the many whom have applied. Best of luck to all.

  85. […] Super Duper excited to be entering this little gem into East Coast Creative’s Crafting with the Stars 2014 eek!! […]

  86. I am not able to Trackback could you please help me?
    Linking to East Coast Creative blog While entering Creating with the stars contest!

  87. What an amazing opportunity! Thanks so much for hosting girls!!!

  88. […] update! I’ve entered my laundry room in East Coast Creative’s “Creating with the Stars” . Eek! There are already so many fabulous projects linked up! Be sure to hop over and check out the […]

  89. […] Creating with the Stars at East Coast Creative […]

  90. Fredric Rosenthal says:

    What your secret? How to you have time to do these magnificent projects. The Princess Room is a dream room. The unbelievable part is you were able to do this on a bare bones budget. Martha Stewart would be proud to show the world what people can do with a limited budget. I hope you write a book or even better have a cable show. This way you can reach millions on how to shop smart and use items from the attic. Being creative is a gift. Thank you for sharing it your imagination and creative cost saving tips.

    I sent a copy of this to my brother wife. She a professional artist with a 3 year old daughter. Now shell get the upgrade from a cute room to a Princess Suites. On behalf of Adelaide who now 3 1/2. She will soon have a Princess Room.
    Bravo Lynda, Bravo …

  91. […] want to help a sister out? head on over HERE and click on entry #30 to help me get into the Creating With The Stars contest! no log in/sign […]

  92. […] you mind going to this site and clicking on my project (#219)? Don’t worry, I’m playing by the rules – they […]

  93. thanks! heard about this from the House of Smiths and just entered. 😀

    • Monica says:

      So glad you heard about us through Shelley, we’re so glad she’s one of our blog stars this year! Good Luck! 🙂

  94. […] Linking up to East Coast Creative’s Creating with the Stars. […]

  95. […] Post linked up at these great parties: DIY Sunday Showcase, Frugal Crafty Home, Do Tell Tuesday, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, The Makers, Link’n Blogs, Remodelaholic, Link Party Palooza, Best of the Weekend, Craft Frenzy Friday, East Coast Creative […]

  96. I’m so excited for this contest. I put in the DIY built in bookshelves that my husband and I built, since it’s my most popular post on my blog. Thank you for hosting such a creative and fun challenge.

  97. […] DIYers and this competition would be so amazing for us to be a part of!! Head over and check it out here. Leave a comment and tell them how much you love this room and the Classy Clutter girls!!!  We […]

  98. It was so hard to decide what to link up!!! I linked up my Coral and Mint Living Room Makeover! I hope everyone likes it! Tons of hard work and a crazy amount of DIY projects went into that room. Thanks so much for hosting such an awesome link party and competition! So much talent in blogland deserves to be recognized! I sure love this! xoxo

    Can’t wait to see who makes makes the cut! It’s always so exciting!


  99. I would have so loved to link up a project this year but if I was picked competing wouldn’t fit in the schedule this year. 7 months pregnant, house renovation, plus living at my parents with limited space and access to my craft and DIY supplies would make for a tough time. I’m excited to follow along anyways and hope you’ll be continuing the series again next year!

  100. Mandie says:

    It’s okay if your trackback isn’t showing up, right?

  101. I can’t even imagine the work that went into putting this competition together! Thank you so much for hosting!

  102. Kathy says:

    Just linked up!! So excited for this season whether I make it or not. Thanks for such an amazing opportunity EC2!!!

  103. […] Click HERE to visit the link-up  […]

  104. […] and I’m linking this to East Coast Creative’s “Creating with the Stars 2014 Contest” Link up. If you haven’t heard about it, it is The American IDOL of the DIY blog world. […]

  105. Stephanie says:

    […] LONG STORY SHORT, I would be so grateful if you would take a minute to visit East Coast Creative and find my project […]

  106. Was worried I wouldn’t be able to finish my project in time for the submission deadline. Just linked up the herringbone ceiling and the flat washer chandelier in my laundry room! Talk about cutting it close! Super excited to participate. Thanks for offering us this wonderful opportunity.

  107. […] Again, here is my “Map It Out Desk” entry and the link to vote CWTS2014 […]

  108. Breanna says:

    Eek! All linked up. There is so much crazy talent out there, all the projects are beautiful. Excited to see who is chosen!

  109. kATHIE wILSON says:

    #163—this lady is FULL of super ideas not just this one! Check her out! This lady is so talented and full of common sense ideas that many of us “normal” moms would NEVER think of doing. I’ve been following her ideas for some time and totally in awe of her creative and innovative DIY’s!

  110. Linked up my project while I was away on vacay, and now just having time to go through the other submissions. SO much amazing talent!!!! There are now a huge number of projects on my “to do” list…!!!

    Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

    (from #144)

  111. So many incredible designers – what an amazing opportunity! Thank you!

  112. Amy Krist says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this!! Amy

  113. […] I entered. Hopefully I’ll get in. If you want to check out the submissions look here. Extra bonus points if you click on mine  (#31, I think we might get an extra boost from the […]

  114. Jenny says:

    Hello Jess and Monica! So sorry to bother you, but I’m worried that my trackback is not showing up. I linked back, I promise! I linked back here: . Thanks for the AMAZING opportunity!

  115. Thanks so much for hosting gals! One of my favorites to follow each year!

  116. […] Today’s the last day to enter Creating with the Stars over on East Coast Creative! Such a fun contest to enter and see some amazing projects happening! If you get a chance to head […]

  117. Hi Ladies – I am pumped to see the creative peeps you all pick. I imagine not an easy task. Best to you all.
    Cheers, katie

  118. alina says:

    hello there .. I’ve read that you guys where having a link up contest last week and i asked my husband to link up for me a project we have made this year and he kind of went over board and linked them all since yesterday I’ve been trying to delete all of them but one .. i really hope you understand this and that wont interfere with my chances to win.. thanks you so much ..
    xo alina..

  119. […] the way, I’m entering this room makeover in the East Coast Creative “Creating With the Stars” contest.  Hop over there to check out hundreds of amazing projects – and wish me luck, […]

  120. […] PS- I submitted this project to the East Coast Creative’s Creating with the Stars contest- come check it out along with some fab other projects here! […]

  121. Lucky number 295! 🙂 I am so excited to start looking through some of these other contestant’s entries- so much delicious creativity!

  122. Kambo says:

    So many cute ideas. Since I am born to craft I love what #295 did with the studio reveal. My wheels are turning.

  123. I just read about this all less than 24 hours ago and I can’t even describe the excitement! I am kicking myself now for not taking photos of all of the home improvements and up cycling projects completed last summer! My blog was geared towards primarily paper crafting and I’m still very new to blogging and photography so I have mucho room for improvement there! Thanks ladies for such an incredible opportunity! I just got to go through the other designers projects and am so excited to follow #CWTS2014! Seriously, what a dream!

    Jessica Kephartt #275

  124. […] I entered that project in the Creating With The Stars Contest […]

  125. For some reason by backlink isn’t showing but it’s here:

    Guess what? I’m throwing my hat in the ring for East Coast Creative’s 2014 Creating with the Stars! If you love this project, it would be amazing if you would hop over to the contest entry post {here} and click on my entry (#206) to vote for it. And while you’re there, you can enter to win a dream vacation getaway! Thanks so much!!

  126. Well what better way to start a blog than to jump right in by joining a contest! ” Love life- live life – what the hey?” I say! Good Luck to all! Such awesome creativity out there! Can’t wait 🙂

  127. […] am linking up this bedroom at East Coast Creative for a chance to compete in Creating with the Stars […]

  128. […] stars, we picked our top 12 CWTS contestants! The talent and creative ideas from this year’s Creating with the Stars link up was amazing, though I’m sure you already know this from the amount of comments, tweets, and […]

  129. […] the record, I was not chosen for the Creating with the Stars contest by East Coast Creative (so many great projects!), but HAD I been selected, I was going to […]

  130. Cheers! Plenty of postings!

  131. […] Yep, this is a new blog.  Most of you know me from  If you are coming here and see absolutely no content you can go over there and check the last 5 years of my rehabs.  I have moved, transitioned jobs, and helping my husband start his business so why not transition the blog?  I took some time off from blogging to pray and make sure this is what I want to pursue.  I have lots to tell you but there is a reason I am choosing to post today.  I am excited to enter a little competition.  Honestly, it would be fun to do all of the challenges and my husband (who is my biggest supporter) encouraged me to go for it.  It’s probably a long shot but I am not one who likes to leave things on the table and open the opportunity for the words “what if” to play their game.  If anything, it has been the “kick in the pants” I have needed to get the ball rolling with Midwest Eclectic.  So what is this competition…..  The Ladies over at East Coast Creative are putting together a little project showdown.  Check it out here. […]

  132. […] the best, I decided to enter my “DIY Barn Door Hardware“. I would LOVE if you’d click over to their site, scroll to the bottom of the post, and click on my entry #3, because one of the ways to get […]

  133. […] the best, I decided to enter my “DIY Barn Door Hardware“. I would LOVE if you’d click over to their site, scroll to the bottom of the post, and click on my entry #3, because one of the ways to get […]

  134. Blog Tour says:

    […] up with one of my favorite bloggers, Kate, from Centsational Girl in the East Coast Creative’s Creating with the Stars Contest. They did a fabulous job and I was so impressed with Tracy’s ability to decorate with color. […]

  135. […] It was a messy fight, in which the biggest, baddest thought of them all pummeled its way to the top, throwing out all the weaker thoughts and finally forcing me to do its bidding: to enter myself in a terrifying contest. […]

  136. […] it to use as an outdoor piece, but wasn’t able to find the perfect fabric. When I heard about Creating with the Stars, a contest put on by East Coast Creative, my mind began racing and after consulting with my buddy […]

  137. […] Be sure to check out all the other amazing entries. My submission is number 68 on the list. Click here or the image below to go and “vote” for me. […]

  138. […] I’m happy to help in any way I can.   I have entered this project into the “Creating with the Stars” Contest at East Coast Creative. […]

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