Friday Friends Parade Linky Party #1

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Welcome to the launch party for Friday Friends Parade!  This is a link up party hosted Julie & Me and our two besties, Janine Happy Happy Nester and Ashley Modern Glam Home. This Linky Party is for anyone who would like to share their Crafts, decor, DIY and recipes!  We wanted to start this forum where you can get inspired, meet new friends, and show off your projects and posts! We are so excited to get the parade started and hope you will join us every week Friday morning through Monday night to share your favorite projects with us! Then, each week we will each feature our favorites from YOU in next week’s post!

Friday Friends, What I’ve been up to this week!

This week has been all about ushering in spring! Yes, I know it’s a bit early for most, but when the rains start in Northern California and everything starts turning green outside it’s hard to resist.  Maybe some of my early decorating will give you spring fever or give you some ideas for spring decorating when the moment feels right for YOU!


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How do you decorate for spring?  For me it’s easy, beginning first by choosing a color palette.  As you can see I chose one main color:  GREEN!  Other colors may be added as the season evolves, but for now I am loving the simplicity of one main color. I chose a handful of real plants and faux plants to literally bring my spaces to life, happily mixing them just to keep you guessing!



Fresh pillows continue both the color palette and the plant theme.  And a new spring wreath adds a similar pop to the wall.


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I like to mix vintage finds with modern details….cottage style with industrial chic.  I don’t follow rules or formulas.  It’s all about creating a space that reflects my own unique vibe!


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And did I mention fresh flowers??  I’ve gotta have fresh flowers!


Friday Friends Parade Linky Party


Friday friends Parade Linky Party


The kitchen table gets a fresh new look with plaid napkins in navy and green and vintage style glasses and water pitcher that echo my green mood.


Friday Friends Parade Linky Party

I hope these photos have put you in the mood for spring!  You may be feeling the cold where you are.  But it’s never too early to start planning. I find joy in looking forward to what’s next! Even if it doesn’t feel like it, spring will be here before you know it!

In case you missed it….

We also published some inspiring and motivating new blog posts (if we do say so ourselves!!) since the new year that we don’t want you to miss!  Our Pantry Organizing Project turned out even better than we had hoped!

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And, we brought you the latest in Instagram Growth Strategies to focus on ways to grow your IG account in 2018.  Specifically we share the importance of making your Instagram account PERSONAL and how to do just that!


This week from Happy Happy Nester!

Hello, I’m Janine from Happy Happy Nester. So, for the new year, I kicked off a few organizing projects. It started off as one project which apparently morphed into another, and before I knew it, I had quickly dismantled our home in one afternoon. I have some crazy talent for creating messes. Well, out of this chaos rose these beautiful Kitchen Labels. Come on over for a visit and check out my latest blog post.


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This week from Modern Glam Home!

Hi! I’m Ashley from Modern Glam! This week I shared a fun Valentine’s Day Kids Thumbprint Art and also a post all about How To Make Your Home Cozy for the Winter. Come on over and check it out! You can also see my everyday happenings over on Instagram. I look forward to sharing more with you!


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  1. Tammy says:

    Jodie! This linky party is so fun! Your spring home speaks to me, all the green and flowers! It’s all just gorgeous.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Tammy! This is Julie, but it speaks to me too! We are so very happy you are joining us for our Linky Party. Please try to hop on board each week. We will just love to have you. We are also super excited how it will build community among us bloggers and will be a win win for everyone. Best, Julie & Jodie

  2. Sarah says:

    This is such a great idea ladies! And I love your spring decor. Makes me itch to get all my greens out!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sarah, What an inspiration you are honey. And we say, get it out! haha 🙂 So happy you are joining us for our Friday Friends Parade. We really hope you’ll try to join us every week to share your amazing talents. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  3. Thanks so much for hosting a new link-up party! Happy Friday!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We are delighted to have you join us. We are enjoying the chance to meet so many new friends and real talents. It’s an incredible treat for us personally. In addition we love that it spreads the word and is a win win for all involved. God bless, Julie & Jodie

  4. Martha says:

    Thank you so much for coordinating this gals!! I love having another place to share insp. <3

  5. Kristy Wicks says:

    Awww thank you girls for starting this! It’s so fun to take part and join in ???? Xo

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Welcome to our blog. It is our great pleasure. We are honestly loving the chance to visit all these amazing blogs, be inspired and grow this community. It’s all things we love, so it just makes sense. We really hope you’ll try to join us each week. All the best, Julie & Jodie

  6. So fun – and excited to see so much inspiration in one place! Thanks for hosting

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Cindy, We are excited too! It’s amazing to visit all these inspiring blogs, make new friends, and create a real community. It’s just more of all the things we love! We sure hope you’ll join us every week to benefit in many ways and of course enjoy the party 🙂 Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  7. Marianne says:

    I love all your beautiful spring green touches Jody! Thank you so much Jody and Julie! You’re both so inspiring and generous! So much thanks from me and my little blog too!????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Marianne, Always so full of generosity and kindness. I suppose it takes one to know one, as my grandmother used to love to say 🙂 We are so happy you joined our Friday Friends Parade. We hope you will continue to share and enjoy the party! With blessings, Julie & Jodie

  8. Julie says:

    Thank you for setting this up, ladies! So kind of you! LOVE all the green (my fave color-family)! I subscribed! Love your story, and that you are bringing glory to HIM!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Julie,
      I’m sorry for my delayed reply. It’s been a crazy busy time over here, but that does not lessen my appreciation. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed reading our blog and subscribed as well. Yes, my faith leads me in all things, and I happily share my testimony. Blessings to you always, Julie & Jodie

  9. Amy says:

    Such a fun party! I love each of the hosts on your own and grouped together it’s just so fab. Plus all the other inspiration. I found a couple new peeps and was inspired! Thanks sweet girls.

  10. Reem says:

    Such and amazing twins, I love your blog and this idea is so thoughtful … thank you

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Reem, You are so sweet! Thanks for joining our Friday Friends Parade. Please join us each week to share your talents with our wide audience and hopefully gain new friends and followers along the way. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  11. Such a great opportunity! My first link party as a newbie, so it was great to meet so many talented bloggers and read their inspiring posts. Now I can party every weekend! Never thought I would say that. LOL 🙂

  12. Michelle says:

    Hi girls! LOVE your beautiful spring pics! I just linked up – I am totally new to this – hopefully it works! Let me know if I have missed anything! XOXO

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Michelle! We’re so happy you joined us on our Friday Friends Parade. We hope you will continue to hop on board every Friday. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  13. Carrie says:

    This is a wonderful thing you are doing! I absolutely love seeing others spreading the love. Your home is beautiful and so is your heart. Thank you!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Our pleasure, Carrie. Thank you for sharing! We hope you will join us each week for more fun, traffic, new friends, and hopefully a feature 🙂 Wishing you the best, Julie & Jodie

  14. Thank you for hosting, cute twinners! 🙂 XOXO

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Haha, and thank you, Cute Twinners, for participating!! We hope you will continue to share each week! What fun that would be! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

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