Monday, January 14, 2013

Honorary Cowgirl...yee haw!


Hi all! I'm joining my Cowgirl Up friends...Samantha, Anita, Amanda and Linsey as their guest host for the party today and "honorary cowgirl". If you've been hanging around here for awhile, you should already know that I'm a southerner and a huge fan of cowboy boots and country music, so I feel right at home in their neck of the woods! The style of these four fabulous Texas bloggers mixes farmhouse, french, and shabby chic creating effortless style and comfort...exactly what we all want for our homes. Just insert yours truly into that gray box with the question mark and saddle up for the ride...

Let's party!  
Welcome to Week 49
The Cowgirl Up! 
Link Party!
1 Party, 5 Blogs  
The story of my blog began a little over a year ago when I was looking for another outlet to bring more recognition to my Etsy shop, Swede 13 Inspirations. It began as a way to showcase my love of all things vintage, my paintings and my photography.


 Keep reading to see the "Cowgirl Up Link party"

I describe my shop as a mix of shabby, french, vintage and cottage. For many years, I was selling my vintage finds and treasures in local antique malls until I discovered the wonderful world of Etsy. I can't say enough good things about this amazing community of artists who not only support, but also truly inspire one another on a daily basis. The idea to start a blog in conjunction with my shop came from a fellow antiquing friend who gave me that push to make it happen. 


My blog has become a place to not only showcase my projects and transformations, but also a venue to share my inspirations. Swede Dreams is my avenue to share my love for art, beauty, decor, fashion, food, travel and entertainment. There's a little bit of something for everyone. 


So if you are into antiquing, junking, painting, decor, country music, chocolate, dreams of Paris or days at the beach, I think you might enjoy a daily dose of Swede Dreams.


A big thank you to the Cowgirl Up team for having me as their guest host today and allowing me to share a slice of my world with their wonderful readers. Now it's time to grab that cup of coffee, iced-tea, glass of wine or ice-cold beer and feast your eyes on last week's features. I can't wait to see the new inspirations you link up this week! Check out the guidelines below...welcome to the party!

Warm blessings to you all, 

** Want to be a Guest Host here on Cowgirl Up? Just leave a comment with your name and blog address below! If you are selected, you will be introduced in the Cowgirl Up post for that week, and we'll include a link to your blog. We’ll send you the code for the party ahead of time. Lots of fantastic exposure for you, and the post is written for you!  
On to this week's features chosen by Samantha of Crafty Texas Girls

Uncommon Slice of Suburbia shared this ombre DIY Wine Cork Heart

"What Meegan Makes" has a beautiful rosette heart wreath 

"Life Illustrated" shows how to make Valentine button art- on burlap! 

At Home with Jemma linked up her vintage Valentine wreath. 
Twigg Studios made these peonies out of tissue paper! 

 "Decorating Ideas Made Easy" created a Valentine wreath with a houndstooth bow. 

Now about this week's party... You link up on my blog and your link shows up on FIVE blogs.
More exposure, less time. We are looking for the latest and greatest projects, tutorials, ideas, crafts, recipes, decor, and inspiring stories. Anything that you are proud to show off.
Cowgirl Up! is the link party that saves you time and brings you inspiration.
What blogs will your link appear on? Check us out below!
Linsey with The Farmhouse Porch
Anita with Cedar Hill Ranch
Amanda with The Ivy Cottage Blog
Samantha with Crafty Texas Girls 

*PLUS our Special GUEST HOST:  Angie of Swede Dreams

The four of us are all Texas bloggers, but you don't have to be Texas, country, western, or own horses to participate in Cowgirl Up! You just need that "can-do", cowgirl spirit!

Cowgirl Up! Link Party Guidelines
(Please read the guidelines before participating)
* When you link with Cowgirl Up!, your link will automatically show on four different blogs.
* Please follow your host blog before linking up on GFC (and if you have a linkyfollow account, then please follow that way too.)
* You may link up decor, DIY, crafts, guest post, recipes, giveaways, sewing, inspiring stories, and anything that you feel related to the listed categories.
* You may link as many links as you want.
Be sure to include the Cowgirl Up! Button or text link to Cowgirl Up in your linked post, (mine can be found on my sidebar.) Mandatory to be featured!!
* Be courteous and visit the two links before yours. Several projects will be featured each week!
* By linking up you are agreeing that the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them,  that we may use those photos to feature your project in a blog post, on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter with a link back to your blog of course. 
*If you pin a project shown here, please, please pin from the original source.

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  1. How beautiful and my favorite whites!

  2. Congratulations Angie on being a guest host!

  3. Newest gfc follower from the Cowgirl Up link party. Your blog looks to have lots of beautiful projects. I'm anxious to follow along. Have a great week!

  4. Thanks for being the guest host. I am now following.

  5. Hi Angie, Found you through The Farmhouse Porch. I love junkin' and painting furniture, and the beach! I also have the same chandelier stencil. I love it. Thanks for the party.

  6. Hi Angie, I saw you featured at Cowgirl Up. Congrats! You seem like such a fun lovin gal. I adore some of the same things. Happy to meet you! Now a new follower.

  7. It's not letting me follow. I click on it and it says, webpage can't be found. I'll try again later.
    p.s. forgot to say, I love your blog title. So cute!

  8. Thanks Angie for hosting the Cowgirl Up Party this week! Love your lovely blog and we are joining you! Please check us out!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  9. Following you from "Cowgirl Up"!

    Your blog looks great, its nice to meet you!


  10. What a lovely blog & creations! I'm a new follower & would love a follow-back at:
    Thanks so much for cohosting & God bless!

  11. It was lovely to find out about how you began your shop and blog and those stools are so cute. This was an interesting post celebrating so much creativity and talent. I always enjoy visiting your blog as I never can predict what the topic might be! I have nominated you for an award on my latest blog post - you certainly deserve it!


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