The Party Owl Will Sleep * A Self-Induced Coma

This is a special announcement, regarding our Tuesday Link-Up Parties. Unfortunately, we are going to stop hosting them, for now.  I’ve been thinking about this for weeks, and there is really no sane way around it.  As much as a part of me wants to keep doing them, I need to let it go for now. The party owl must sleep for awhile, in a self-induced coma. ; ) I am realizing how much it is effecting the rest of our blog, as hosting them, visiting links, and choosing features is just incredibly time consuming (as well as inspiring though!), and effecting the rest of the quality of the blog.Read More

Our Daughter’s Handmade Rosary, & the *Tuesday LINK-UP PARTY*/Features

& FEATURED Linkers !


Happy Tuesday, once again! Unless of course, it’s Monday Eve. Or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Because of course, we leave the party door open for you, hoping you’ll get to coming around at some point through the week, to link-up, and inspire us with your ideas!!  Sometimes, People are just ‘late to the party’. Right? We’ve been there. So we’d hate for you to miss out. Feel free to ‘bring a friend’ to the party anytime, too!  Invite them through Twitter, your blog, or any way you’d like.

I wanted to kick off the features this week, with a project by our very own 14 year old daughter, {A}.Read More

*LINK-UP PARTY* (#15) @ Our House Of Joyful Noise & Featured from #14

& FEATURED Linkers !


Hi Folks!!

Tuesdays sure do sneak up quickly! Sometimes too quickly, for me.  I apologize for skipping the party last week, but life gets in the way of my blogging now and then, and I’ve got to be o.k. with that.  Family first around here.

I am still struggling, choosing features. Ugh! There’s always so many great creations and ideas, and there are some linkers I want to feature every-single-week. But I try to give everyone a chance too. I want to keep it light, fun & inspiring for everyone.  But in my head, I get into considering hurt feeling, repeating the same linkers, picture quality, etc.Read More

*LINK-UP PARTY* (#14) @ Our House Of Joyful Noise & Featured from #13

& FEATURED Linkers !


What a week it has been!  Summer really seems to be flying by now, and I’m always feeling like I’m a few steps behind.  But at least lately, I know it’s because I’ve been putting the never-done-anyway to-do list aside, and taking the time to enjoy the fleeting and sweet days & nights of summer, with the people I love. We’ve been swimming & sunning & loving the sand in our toes and the salt in the air,…. hanging out & kicking back & laughing a lot with friends.  Summer comes and goes too fast, not to indulge in all of the gifts the season brings, while we can.  So hope you are too, if you have a summer where you are!Read More

*Link-Up Party* (#13) @ Our House Of Joyful Noise, & *Spotlight Picks*!



TUESDAYS……When we most always do a little Show & Tell of a few of our favorite link-ups from the previous week, and kick of a new party!

There’s a multitude of reasons why you should be following us!!  It’s our way of sharing ‘extras’ with you, making exciting announcements, giving you a heads up on things you’ll want to know in advance, and generally having a better connection with you.  We want to!!  So please take a moment to be sure you are following us in some way.  There’s a reason why I’m urging you to do this today so, don’t say we didn’t encourage you!Read More

Link-Up Party #12 @ Our House Of Joyful Noise & Hot Spotlights!



HaPpY TuEsDaY, Friends!

Some of you may have swung by here last Tuesday to link up some fine inspiration.  Only, there was no partyin’ happening!  We took an extended-long weekend for our oldest daughter’s birthday, and there just wasn’t room for setting up the link-party on the agenda.  However, we DID send out ample notice, via our Blog’s Facebook Page, as well as my Twitter. So…..if you ‘didn’t get that memo’, maybe you aren’t following us?  So we reckon now is as good a time as any, to be sure similar incidences don’t happen again.  ;-)

Options are a beautiful thing.Read More

Our House Of Joyful Noise Link-Up Party #11, & Spotlighted Links!



I wanted to thank everyone who has been coming around to link-up every Tuesday with us!!

Honestly, it’s a difficult process to choose features every week! Everyone is worthy, and I have never liked leaving people out. I want to choose everyone, and there are other times it’s hard not to choose the same bloggers we’ve chosen before. There are always so many inspiring and inventive ideas!  So, I can only do the best I can do, week depending. Anyhoo, this week, I need to keep it short and sweet, and get right to the party.Read More

Our House Of Joyful Noise Link-Up Party #10, & Featured Projects.



Well, I hope you all had as wonderful of a weekend, as we did.   It’s rare I go 2 days, without doing something for the blog, or get involved in some creative project or other.  But that’s what I did this weekend! I just spent a little time enjoying working on our gardens, and 2 straight days having quality time with my family. We celebrated Michael, and my Dad-who was here with is this weekend, and also celebrated & remembered our memories & the life of Michael’s father as well.  We miss him.   All in all it was a wonderful weekend, full of laughs, and perfect weather!Read More

Our House Of Joyful Noise Link-Up Party #9, & Featured Projects.



HaPpY New TuEsDaY my Fellow Bloggin' Creative Friends!!

Just a few quick features here, before we kick off another PaRtY!!

Our House Of Joyful Noise Link-Up Party #8, & Featured Links From Last Week.




Tuesday is here once again, and that means it’s time to TOOT a few horns, before we have another inspiring round of linky-partying!

Before I get to our features here, I just wanted to cut & paste a little message I put on our Facebook Page. (In case you aren’t following us there.) I really hope (really, really, reeeeeally hope….), that I don’t come across as a witch, saying this. Because my intentions are good, and encouraging.  But at the same time, I wouldn’t want thinking we never feature them because we don’t like their creative ideas or projects, either.Read More

Our House Of Joyful Noise Link-Up Party #7, & Featured Links From Last Week.



Memorial Day Weekend 2011 is coming to a close, as I sit here typing, exhausted from a wonderful 3 day weekend.  I could really go on a blab-fest about how Memorial Day hits home for me, as I know it sadly does for many of you as well.  Naturally, we all think of all of the American soldiers who have put their lives on the line for our country’s freedom, and sacrificed it.  For some of us, the pain of that loss hits very close to home, as we live with the loss of a loved one.   But we also celebrate our freedom, with gratitude to those soldiers, as Americans.Read More

Our House Of Joyful Noise Link-Up Party #6, & Featured Links From Last Week.




It’s Tuesday again, and that means it’s time for another Link-Up Party, to show off & inspire others, with the creative projects you’ve been up to!  If you *must*, you can skip right down to the bottom and link-up, if that’s all you’re here for.

But like many bloggers who have linky-parties, we’ve decided to feature some of our favorite ideas that were linked up last week! It’s a tough thing to choose, because they are all great ideas, and hopefully our parties will only grow in size, making the choices more difficult every week!  But for one reason or another, (and I’m sure I’ll be saying why!), the following  projects are ones I’d like to be sure no one missed last week!Read More