Not Quite There Link Up


Welcome back to the link up unlike any other...
Not Quite There Yet!

This link up is specifically for non-mommy and/ or unmarried bloggers.
(We still love all you married with kids folks!)
This will be a weekly link up rotating through different social media outlets for us to connect through. I hope that this link up will facilitate the making of many new friendships and partnerships. We are all in the same boat, let's get to know each other and support each other through life's twists and turns.

Alright, let's kick this thing off!
We will be linking up our Twitter accounts this week.

You know the drill...
1. Follow your host. That's me! :D

2. Follow ALL of your co-hosts. please and thank you!

Tarole from One Haole Girl
Rachael from held by His hand
&
Danette from All My Love For All My Days


3. Link up your Twitter account.
Next week we will be linking up our Instagram accounts!

4. Find some other great bloggers and follow along.
And be sure to tag us in a tweet so we can all follow you back!

5. Button up and spread the word!
Share this post on Twitter & Facebook!

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If you are interested in co-hosting email me at 
dalayna {dot} dillon {at} gmail {dot} com.











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Donate Your Organs...Save Lives

I recently had a friend pass away who was an organ recipient of a liver.  She was able to live for five more months because of this donation.

We got one more Christmas with her.
One more movie.
One more laugh.
One more hug.
One more chance to be with her...

...and it was worth it all.

If you're looking for more information on organ donation go to www.organdonor.gov.

If you're not an organ donor please consider becoming one and watch this video.


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Making Circles


I have a confession to make.  

No, it's not that I'm a shoe-a-holic (although I am) and it's not that I love the smell of gun powder.  (Don't judge.)  It's not even that I believe in Big Foot and in the possibility of aliens.  (It is possible.)

I'm terrible at navigation.

If you ever spot a little red Ford Fusion stopped on the side of the road with a woman looking at her phone trying to recalculate her position, there's a good chance that's me.  I'm just terrible at directions.  Turning
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Link Love

+  Have you ever wondered what celebrity bride you are most like?  Take the quiz.

+  I'm in love with these paper designs from Griottes!  They make me want to live in a fairy tale.

+  This reminds me of my one of my new favorite Psalms...Psalm 39.

+  When I saw this Valentine's table runner on It's Overflowing it was instant love.  Valentine's may be over, but this design can easily be used year round.

+  This magazine is so encouraging, enriching, and beautiful.  Check out Life:Beautiful.

+  Blogging has done several things in my life.  For one, it's opened my eyes to an entire world of people and information I never knew existed.  Interior design has always been an interest of mine.  That's why when I found House of Turquoise I knew it was love.  Did you see this house?  Love it.

Did you find any posts or articles that you enjoyed?  Maybe you wrote a post that you're especially proud of.  Leave them in the comments.  I'd love to read them.

Have a wonderful weekend!
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Warm You Up Potato Soup



There are few things better than soup on cold days.  And potato soup is always a standard, but sometimes it might seem slightly unimaginative.  That can only mean one thing.  It's time to warm it up with a few unexpected additions.

Here ya go...
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February Must List


I'm slightly addicted to Kate Spade right now and I hear electric blue and sea foam green is all the rage.  Red lipstick will always be popular.

I've surrounded myself with all things Paris in preparation for my September trip.

There's one last piece of furniture that I would like for my bedroom.  I'm currently getting rid of the television.  Because my room is also my home office I need it to be free of distractions and full of multi-functioning pieces hence this chest of drawers.

Follow the links below to find more these items.

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GFC Blog Hop



It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the GFC Blog Hop!

When I want to follow a blog the first thing I look for is GFC (Google Friend Connect), it's so easy and  nice to be able to go and see all of the blogs you follow in one spot. It's really a great tool to have. 

One side note- Did you know you can follow through GFC using your Twitter Account? TRUE, it's definitely an option!

Ok, so let's get to the party, shall we?

RULES are simple:

1. Follow your host via GFC
The First link below

2. Follow your co-hosts via GFC
The Next 8 links below

3. Link up below using your main blog url not a specific post.

4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link up and follow them via GFC 
and if you want to leave them a comment, I'm sure they'd appreciate that as well.

5. Tweet about this blog hop

6. Share about this blog hop by grabbing a button and putting it on your sidebar!



*After 6 months of the waiting list to cohost being extra long, I finally have paid cohost spots available! Email me if you're interested at melissa@thelifeofanotsoordinarywife.com

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Guest Post from Melissa of The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife

All My Love for All My Days Readers,  

I wanted to share with you a guest post from Melissa of The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife.  I know that have grown significantly from the GFC Blog Hop.  I assume that many of us have.  I'm very appreciative of the support that she has given me.  

Melissa recently launched a new business that I think you could benefit from.  She just started the Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife Designs!

You're really going to enjoy looking over her designs.  She is very reasonably priced and you might just find that Melissa is the perfect designer for you.  Plus, there's a promo code for you to use!  Read all the way to the end.

Thank you readers,

Danette



Hello Everyone! I am Melissa from The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife and I am so exited to be guest posting today.

I have had some really exciting things happening lately and I can't wait to share it with the world, well at least the blogging world!

I have over 10 years experience with graphic and web design and do it for a living, so when I started designing some blog layouts for myself and some friends it came really natural for me and was actually super fun! I have been doing some designs under the radar for the past year and thought maybe it was time I made a small business out of it! What's that? A Business that I LOVE? SIGN ME UP!

So... I am happy to introduce to you...



Not So Ordinary Designs is a place where YOU and I can come together as a team and create something FABULOUS!! 


I will work with you to design an amazing fully custom layout, 
social media backgrounds, shop banners and so much more!

Click here to check out my portfolio, packages and prices.

A SPECIAL GIFT FOR YOU!
Use the promocode 25OFF to get 25% off any package.
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Major Cute

I have to share this insanely adorable video with you.  The ladies of Small Fry have out done themselves yet again.

I hope you enjoy.


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Beautiful Things...a look at the couture world



After viewing the pictures of the arrivals at the Grammys one word comes to mind.  Disappointment.  With the exception of Carrie Underwood and Rihanna, the artists, in my opinion, looked kinda, well...trashy.

But we need not fear.  We still have one more big show left in the season.  I was so inspired by the video on the making of couture gowns, I knew it had to be shared.


What strikes me most about this video is the care that is put into making one single gown.  These artisans take special care to design the fabric and dresses for one person to where down the runway or red carpet.

I believe this is an image of God's love for us.  He cares so greatly for each of us.  He's molded and made us into His grand design. Somehow, out of the scraps of life God creates a couture, special design, gown that fits only you.  Someone else might try to put the dress on, but it will never fit them just right.  It wasn't made for them.  It was made for you.

Hope you enjoyed the video.  And remember where your gown with pride.  It's so beautiful.
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Moroccan Warmth

I've been really inspired by the colors of Moroccan design, so inspired that I've started collecting images.

Morocco is a country on the west side of the African continent. It shares shores with both the Atlantic and Mediterran Ocean.  It's location created a melting pot blending Arab, French, Middle Eastern and Spanish cultures.  This style lends itself to warm, bright colors and absolutely beautiful designs.

Below are a few pictures.  I've had a few problems sourcing some of the photos, but they are beautiful.


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the Road to Your Dreams

Memories are a powerful thing.  They have the power to enable us to do explotes freeing us from every limitation we've ever felt.  But memories also have to the power to cripple us leaving us broken in the shadows of our past.  The past sneaks around in the secluded crevasses of life haunting our every move.

Maybe it haunts you too.  The idle words spoken to injure.

"Oh honey, that's not your gifts."

"That's the most ridiculous idea I've ever heard."

"Well, that may be a good idea, but it will never work.  Where are you going to get the money from?"

"You are so stupid."

You are  ___________________.  Fill in the blank.  We've all heard it before.

But it's vital that you remember, if the vision...if the dream...you carry in your heart is from God they can say whatever they want to about you and your dream.  God's the master of your vision and He's orchestrating its completion.

There are three principles that we find in Moses's life that can really teach us about staying true to our God-given dreams.  The story of Moses is found in Exodus, but most of these points are outlined from Exodus 5 and 6.  If you a chance read those chapters.  But first, let me point these out for you.

1.  When God gives a dream or a vision or a purposes there will be opposition.

It seemed that there is nothing Moses could do that would make the Israelites happy.  When they were in slavery they complained because they were slaves.  When Moses obeyed God, went to Pharaoh, and demanded their freedom, they complained because of the retaliation from Pharaoh.  When they were freed, miraculously,  they complained when they looked behind them to see that the Egyptian army coming after them.   It's almost as if they forgot every work that God had just done to make a way for their escape.

When God parted the Red Sea and they walked across of dry ground, when God caused the Sea to come crashing back down on the Egyptians...when God performed a miracle of deliverance they complained to Moses.

Moses carried the weight of their murmurs very intensely.  The deliverance of the Hebrews was, after all, the dream that God had called Moses to see completed.  No doubt he became discouraged and mad and even violent at one or two times.  It seemed, regardless of how many times Moses told the Israelites that God had freedom for them, they wanted the
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Interesting...

pictures to animation


+  Did you see this Before & After feature on Traditional Home's site?  It's so pretty.  I want to live in a house like this someday.

+  These linen napkins from SMITH Handmade are fresh and contemporary.  I'll take two.

+  I stumbled upon this vimeo video from Jordan Bruner.  Love the design and the song is great too. Good job, Jordan.

+  If you're in the blogosphere then it is unlikely that you missed all of the tweets and talk about the ALT Summit that happened last week in Salt Lake City.  I learned so much just from tweets and blog posts I've decided that I've got to find a way to attend.

In preparation for the Summit, A Pair of Pears made these promotional cards.  The take your normal business card to the next level.

I'm a big fan of A Pair of Pears.  Check out their blog and design work on Etsy.  I think you're going to like them too.

+  A what?  A pianobell.  Yes, I was just as confused.

+  These paper cutouts are magical.  Absolutely magical.

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Happy {February} + Free Download

It's February!  The month of love.  Here's you February desktop calendar created for your enjoyment and usefulness.  Just download the size that fits your screen best.

Enjoy and live love.


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