Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Well, here we are at Wednesday already!  I hope you're enjoying the series and my guests!  Today Summer from Simple Stylings is here.  I've only known Summer for a short while, but she is one of the sweetest girls with the biggest heart around!  And, I'm excited to get to know her better when we're roomies at Haven this year...woo-hoo!  I just featured Summer's magical deck makeover on Friday, so you might be familiar with her work already.  If not, take a look at what you're missing!

Thank you so much for having me today Jennifer, I'm so happy to be here!
Hello Jennifer's readers, isn't she the best?!?! I'm thrilled to be here talking about my top 5 blog posts EVER! What a great topic, right?
Well, when I started this post I thought my top 5 would be pretty clear but once I put some thought in I realized it was really hard to choose!

The first post I chose which was actually an easy pick was my Guilded Kids Magnets. It was the first little DIY project that I blogged about and it was the beginning of many kid friendly projects that I would work on with my son.


Another favorite was my Blogger Stylin' Christmas Home Tour post. This was my very first home tour and I was so nervous and excited and worked really hard on it. I knew the photography had to be great too so it was fun to really concentrate on that as well as the styling.


 I know as a DIY/design blogger it's easy to get caught up with creating the latest and greatest project. But I love when bloggers I follow share their hearts and I get to know them a little better. In this post I started a 30 day series of my own {where I wrote a post everyday for 30 days} to help me focus and simplify our lives. By sharing our "mess" with my readers it lifted a burden and motivated me to get more organized. I am still a huge work in progess but sometimes discipline and being accountable can give you that kick in the bum you need! 


Another one of my recent all-time favorites is my reveal post from the One Room Challenge. I put blood, sweat and tears into this space from start to finish and I am so proud of the way it turned out. My favorite part though is that it really looks and feels just like the pictures reflect and that doesn't always happen through a camera lens!


And my top 5 wouldn't be complete without a tribute to my little man. He is my companion, my apprentice, my teammate and my heart. He truly enjoys all most of our projects and loves helping me with them :)  In this post I shared a little bit about our special story.  Simple Stylings definitely wouldn't be complete without him!


Thanks again for having me Jennifer, I'm so honored to be here!

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Thank you so much, Summer! Is her son not the cutest little guy?  Head on over and check out more awesomeness on her blog, like her Target Knock-Off Gold Desk Accessories, this adorable Sunburst Mirror/Christmas Card Holder,  and her homemade chalk paint recipe that she used on her bathroom vanity.  You're sure to find lots of inspiration!

Any guesses on who my guest will be tomorrow?  Come back and see if you're right!

**You can check out all of the posts in this series with each of these links.  Happy Reading!

Simple Details
Savvy Southern Style
Simple Stylings
Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Cuckoo for Design
Design Post Interiors
Goodwill Glam
Dwellings by Devore
Little Black Door

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  1. I love Summer and her blog - she knocked it out of the park with her patio makeover! You girls will have so much fun together at Haven!

  2. love summer! her deck is one of my favorites! i want to hang out there! can't wait til haven!!

  3. Summer is such a sweetheart and her diys are always killer! Lucky to have that cute assistant, too! :)

  4. Summer really is one of the sweetest girls glad to have her here in Charlotte! Cheers to both of you on amazing blogs that I look forward to reading daily! xo

  5. Love all the projects you've shown here so far! Your son is a cutie-pie Summer, no wonder your crazy about him!

  6. Thanks Jennifer so much for having me and for all of your sweet comments! I tickled to be here today and I can't wait to meet so many of you in less than a month!!!

  7. Great post, Summer!

  8. Another great new to me blog. Great to meet you Summer!

  9. Summer, Simple Stylings is definitely one of my favorite blog discoveries of 2014! I love your projects and sunny personality, and your little fella has captured my heart!

  10. Thanks Elizabeth and it's been great meeting you as well!!

  11. You as so sweet Lisa! Thanks you so much!

  12. Love Summer and her blog! I think I need to make some of those magnets!


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