Ultimate Blog Party ’11

Hey y’all!  I’m so excited that you’re here for the party!  If you are new to My Blessed Life, welcome to my home in blogland! Have a seat and I’ll grab some sweet tea for you. :)

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I’m Myra, I’m married to my childhood sweetheart and we have a sweet lil’ man who is now 2 years old.

{I adore these boys!}

I want to inspire you to have a peaceful heart and a beautiful home. I love to share my crafts, DIY projects and repurposed thrift store finds. I also love to share recipes that I come up with for my family.

{Click the pictures below to see all my DIY projects and Recipes!}

I recently fulfilled a dream and passion of mine by launching my home decor blog – The Casabella Project. My husband and I are renovating and updating our 1950s home… “making it beautiful, one project at a time.”

We just finished updating our guest bathroom and I’m just tickled pink with how it turned out!

One of my other favorite projects is the board and batten we installed in the living room!

Well, that’s enough about me!  I want to hear about you!

Leave a comment, so I can stop by your blog. :)

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  1. That is such a sweet photo of your family!

    I LOVED your bathroom makeover!! :)

  2. me too – the bathroom ROCKED! (miss ya) — hope all is going smashingly perfect!!
    Stef – Layton Family Joy´s last blog post ..Party Crasher!

  3. You have a beautiful family!!

    I LOVE looking at any photos of your projects. Everything you do is always sooo gorgeous!
    Kristie´s last blog post ..It’s Time For A Party Blog Style!

  4. Beautiful! Wish I had a decorators touch like you do! :)

    The Lazy Mom

  5. Love your redecorating! You are very crafty and I am envious of some one who has the patience to remodel. I always wish for a magic wand to get things done fast. :)
    Tiffany´s last blog post ..Somewhere Marvelous

  6. Hi! Its great to meet you! I totally just sub to this blog! I can def use your tips!!! I will go follow you on fb and twitter too! I hope you will visit me soon! I am loving this party! I look forward to reading more from you! ~Heather http://www.livingonloveandcent.com

  7. Thanks for a lovely visit for the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. Your bathroom is beautiful, as are your sweet yellow tulips. Have a fun night.
    Kaye Swain´s last blog post ..SandwichINK Says WELCOME to the Ultimate Blog Party 2011

  8. I love that first picture of your family, it is gorgeous. Going to have to stop in for more of your recipes. Beautiful blog!
    Kathleen B.´s last blog post ..Were Gonna Party Like Its 1999 – UBP11 In the House!

  9. I read both of your blogs and always enjoy them. I especially like your bathroom redo! I’d love for you to stop by my blog!
    Susan M´s last blog post ..Nothing is safe

  10. I am already a follower of your blog but wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how inspired I have been by your blog this past year. Not only because of your amazing crafts, DIY projects but because of your real & personal posts as well. Not to mention…you’re from the same area I grew up in too & we are both North AL gals!


  11. So glad you linked up! Have fun!
    Barbie´s last blog post ..Welcome To The Party!

  12. I love your enthusiasm and the pictures, of course. :-) It is nice to see into your world.
    Meg´s last blog post ..Frugality- Minimalism &amp Homesteading

  13. Hey Myra!

    Your blog is wonderful!
    I’ve been following your blog for a while now, Life just keeps me from commenting most of the time.
    But your blog party gives the perfect excuse to say “Yes, I’ll finally leave a normal comment today.” I love everything crafty, DYI and re-purposed – it’s a joy to read your blog and find so many lovely things and tons of inspiration!

    Thanks for the tea, really sweet! ;)
    Estrella Azul´s last blog post ..My trip to Paris- France

  14. Let’s get the party started :) I had a ton of fun last year as well and am sure this year will be no different (maybe only better! Haha!)

    DIY projects & recipes…always my favorite! You look so proud of your little family in that picture…I love it!

  15. That’s a nice family photo, Myra. I visit your blog every time you post something new. Love all your tutorials! My blog is just about my family, but you’re welcome to peek in for a visit if you like.

  16. Stopping by from UPB11. There are so many fun blogs to visit! Great to meet you! If you have time, I hope you’ll stop by:


    You can enter to win a $25 Gift cert to my eBay store to spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe (details on post)

    Have a great weekend!

  17. Good morning! You’re family is beautiful, your bathroom so lovely, and your blog quite fabulous and welcoming:) Have a great weekend!

  18. Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!

    Love your pics!

    Hope you’ll visit my party: http://momandmore.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party-welcome-to-mom-and-more.html

  19. Hey friend!! Such a wonderful UBP’11 post!! You have such a beautiful family!! & I haven’t told you in a while, but your blog is SUCH an inspiration to me!! Have a great week!!
    Rachel´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011!!

  20. Love coming here for all of your inspiration. Now if I would just start using all your wonderful ideas and whip my own house into shape. Have a great day Myra!
    Amy´s last blog post ..Code Of Justice

  21. Hola! and greetings from Guatemala! My name is Claudia and I’m a follower and daily reader of both “My Blessed Life” and the “Casabella Project” because, well, you inspire me! I am child-less, not married, and a full-time part of the workforce, but every spare moment I get, I spend coming up with something to make my home a cozier place. You know, little crafts, DIY projects (probably not as big as renovating a bathroom!!) and ideas that I get from bright minds like you and cool stores online that are not available locally.
    So thank you for sharing your projects and activities with all of us. I know it has change my life for the very best. Keep on the good work!!
    regards from sunny Guatemala,

  22. oh! and my blog, if you have time to drop by, is:

  23. Wow what a beautiful family! And thanks for the sweet tea! It’s my fav! If you have time to drop by my blog please do!
    Lisa @LisaVFitness´s last blog post ..Its Party Time!

  24. Just beautiful! I am not a decorator …or course, would love a decorated and put together home, but it would have to be on a budget! I am more of a baker and cook. Stop by if you get the chance.

    Owen’s Mom´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday 55

  25. Hi. I really enjoy your blog, and it reminds me how blessed I am as well! You always seem to have a great idea for a DIY and an interesting tutorials.

    Last year, I was feeling I had not stretched myself creatively, and spent all my energy on my lessons, but had done nothing for myself. My blog, http://www.artofbeingcreative.blogspot.com, chronicles my creative bursts on energy. Please feel free to stop by!
    Kath´s last blog post ..birds on a wire

  26. Hi there! I am stopping by from the UPB Party! I am so glad I found your blog. You are super crafty and such a sweetheart! I look forward to getting to know you better and perhaps learning from you (your DIY projects).

    Have a great day!
    Rachel @RunningRachel´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party &amp Fun Fitness Swag

  27. Love your blog. Stumbled on it recently. You have a peace about you that I feel just by how you write! Amazing!
    Laura´s last blog post ..Have Yourself Operate As Though You have A lot Of Energy!

  28. Hey Myra!
    I’ve followed you for a little while and love both your blogs, very fun and inspiring to read!
    Becca´s last blog post ..Transformation in Pain

  29. Love the photo of you and your family! So beautiful! Also, love what you’ve done with the bathroom! Looks FAB! Happy Friday! :)

  30. Love the green dresser, So want one. Our Bedroom is going to be green , white , black and charcoal. Cant for it to be done.

  31. Your family is just too cute!!! And your home, oh my!! Glad to have met you through UBP
    Heather´s last blog post ..My Six Word Story

  32. Just stopping in to say Hi, I’m glad I came across your site via UBP11…love it! You have a beautiful family…I love what you are doing to your home!

  33. Waving hello across the party room!
    Cherie´s last blog post ..Can a Disney Parade Be Anything Like Heaven

  34. What a beautiful family.
    Nolie´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011

  35. Nice to meet you – stopping by on the party tour :)

    Your lil man is a cutie! I’ll have to check out your projects – we need some jazzin up around here that won’t cost an arm and a leg!

    ~Darcy @ Tales From the Nursery~
    Darcy´s last blog post ..Link Up! April’s Tailspin Monthly Blog and Social Media Hop!

  36. You have a beautiful home, I can’t wait to dive into your projects.
    Jen´s last blog post ..Is Nothing Safe To Eat

  37. Gorgeous home! We appreciate a great interior designer! Have a great time this week with UBP

  38. Stopping in from the UBP to say hi LOVE your sense of style! :) Have a great weekend!
    Kasandria reasoner´s last blog post ..2011 ULTIMATE Blog Party with 5MFM

  39. I will definitely be coming back here for some decorating inspiration! I love your board and batten walls. Lovely!
    Jen @ ListPlanIt.com´s last blog post ..list of steps to preparing for an upcoming conference or trip

  40. Your home looks great and you have a beautiful family.


  41. LOVE your bathroom makeover! Popping by from the UBP! Stop by and visit me at Life for Dessert too…i think we just need to be friends! :-)

  42. Stopping by from the party! Would you like to do a blog roll link exchange? If so, add me to your blog roll & then leave a comment on (any) post on my blog along with your link & i’ll add yours in ASAP as well! :)
    Ashley @ Closet of Free Samples´s last blog post ..FREE John Varvatos ‘Artisan’ men’s fragrance sample at Nordstrom saturday

  43. Nice blog you have here, found you through the blog party. I think you have a lovely family and definitely know how to decorate. Man, I should have you visit my house. :)
    Homemom3´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011!

  44. I am so not a decorator! I just put up lots of pics of my children! :)
    Carolynn @mylittlebitoflife.com´s last blog post ..Blog Party

  45. I admire your DIY projects! Lovely…

    Party on!

  46. I’m your newest follower! I’m so glad I found you. We have a doublewide that we are completely revamping to make into a home. I’m sure I’ll be able to glean some fantastic ideas from you:)

    Faith on Fire
    Michelle G´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011!!!

  47. Could you come to my house and help me decorate? I couldn’t decorate myself out of a RTA box to save my life. You’d die if you walked into my house! Absolutely love that you are married to your childhood sweetheart.

    ~Mimi #115
    Wow, those ARE some messy boys! Just wait until their older. They just get dirtier. LOL How cool that you were a guest poster at 5M4M. That makes you super cool!

    ~Mimi #115
    Mimi @bigguysmama´s last blog post ..Tangled DVD Giveaway UPDATE

  48. Comin’ to you via the UBP 2011. Oh girl, I could so partake in a sweet tea…it’s one of my faves! Love the site. Your home and family are beautiful : )
    Dar´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party

  49. What a beautiful post, and blog! Stopping by from UBP. Blessings!
    Dawn @ Guiding Light´s last blog post ..Giveaways! Linky Link YOUR Giveaways!

  50. I absolutely LOVED how your bathroom turned out!

    Always such a pleasure to drop by here, Myra! LOVE your blog!
    Brandy @Brandy’s Brood´s last blog post ..Who’s Ready to Party!

  51. You have a beautiful eye for decorating…and I love the look of your blog too! :)

    I will be your newest follower now! :) Stopping by from the party to say hi. I would love for you to stop and say hi. I love making new friends…and have made some fantastic new ones already today! :)

    Happy partying!
    Tammy´s last blog post ..Weekend Wrap Up March 25th – 27th

  52. I’ve followed you long before today, but came by for UBP11 :) Love your blog and all your inspiration! Come by for a visit when you get a chance!

    Michelle @ FTSN

  53. I absolutely love your bathroom! (if you get bored, mine is needing updated from the 1970’s turquoise….).

    It was lovely meeting you today! I look forward to stopping by again. I came in with the UBP today to comment and do some following!
    Crissyanna´s last blog post ..Welcome to the Party!

  54. Here from the UBP! Your little guy is so cute! I look forward to checking out some of your DIY projects!
    Jen´s last blog post ..Are You Here For The Party

  55. I have no giftedness in the area of making a home beautiful so I will gladly visit your site for ideas and inspiration! Found you thanks to UBP11! Blessings!
    Helen Lee´s last blog post ..My First Ultimate Blog Party!

  56. I love the pics! So beautiful!

  57. What a beautiful blog, and what a beautiful family…and I love your decorating style! I just “liked” the Casabella Project on Facebook. Hope you’ll stop by and visit me!
    Cindy Swanson´s last blog post ..Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!

  58. Hi, there! I’m Rachel, visiting from the UPB. First and foremost- I am in love with your house. Clearly there’s a lot I can learn from you! I can’t wait to explore your blog- during commercial of the UK/UCONN game that is ON RIGHT NOW : )

    Hope you’ll visit me at http://www.upperbottom.com. I also hope I’ll see you at the twitter party, I’m @upperbottom (just look for the white dog art- that’s me!)

    Cheers and happy Saturday!
    Rachel´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party!

  59. Your bathroom is amazing! I can’t wait to find more inspiration from you.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Today only- Walgreens Coupon

  60. Love your blog and enjoyed my stop here tonight

    what a fun party. I have enjoyed finding so many new blogs..

    Hope you will stop by…I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment…no jumping through hoops.



  61. I love you blog and sense of style. Your little guy is so cute. I am following from the UBP. I hope you can visit me at my blog.
    You should see my 3yr old daughters sense of style, princess dresses everyday.
    God Bless,

  62. Hi!

    I found your blog through UBP! I love home decor and have found your home and blog an inspiration! I can’t wait to read more of your blog!

    I’m Tory from Life As We Know it @

    Nice to meet you!
    Tory´s last blog post ..A Party!

  63. You have a gorgeous blog! Also, I really love your DIY projects. That bathroom looks amazing! I will definitely be checking out your home decor blog, I could use some inspiration in that department!

    Have a great time partying this week!
    Holly´s last blog post ..“Wubbzy’s Egg-Cellent Easter” DVD Review and Giveaway

  64. Love the blog. Found you through UBP and am now following.

  65. Hi Myra, I’m visiting from the UBP! I’m a blessing counter also! I also post for HomeGoods, so I love your home decor ideas. Thanks for sharing your beautiful site!! Deb
    Deb´s last blog post ..Its Party Time

  66. Getting ready to redo our bathroom so I hopefully it comes out 1/2 as nice as yours. GL with your new business.

    Just dropping in from the UBP11! Nice to “meet you.” Stop by my blog when you have a chance Making Our Family Complete. I blog about my family’s journey to adopt an infant domestically.

    P.S. We are giving away a Dunkin Donut GC as added incentive to visit :)

  67. Stopping by from UBP. So great to see so many blogs about faith and life in Christ. Blessings!!
    Diane H´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011

  68. Hi Myra! Just stopping by from the UBP although I’ve been here before.

    I love the site and find your projects inspiring! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Becky @ From Ministry to Motherhood´s last blog post ..Seasons of Love

  69. You take some BEAUTIFUL photos! Im a new follower from UBP11, its so great to “meet” you! If you would like I’d love to have you “visit” us at http://www.flipflopmama.com to learn more about my crazy life as a mom to 4 monsters!

  70. What a lovely blog! I am really looking forward to seeing more.

    Following from UBP…stop on by my site sometime. :)

  71. Hey! I am visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party and I have been visiting your blog for some time now…pretty interestiing stuff!!

    Please head over to either or both of my blogs (and become a follower if you aren’t one already):

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Have a very blessed week! :0)
    Jessica´s last blog post ..Lyss and Livvy Has a New Design!

  72. Hi! Just stopping by for the UBP! I wish I lived closer so you could help me decorate my house! You have a beautiful home! Looking forward to getting to know you! Please stop by and say hello! :)
    Brandy´s last blog post ..Dad of Divas Reviews- FLY AWAY movie with Autism Awareness Month

  73. Hi Myra,
    Lovely to meet you and your blog through UPB. This is my first year and I am finding many wonderful blogs, like yours.


    Gg – Notes on the Journey # 269
    Glenda Childers´s last blog post ..It is PARTY TIME 2011 Ultimate Blog Party

  74. Loving the party! Loving so many new awesome blogs to explore! And have a blessed life too…problems and all.
    Laurie´s last blog post ..Ultimate Blog Party 2011

  75. Hi we’re new followers from the UBP11. Love that boyz rule your household as well!

    hope you come check us out!

  76. What beautiful decorating! I know my future sis-in-law would LOVE this blog. Passing it along to her!

  77. Hi there!

    I’m visiting from the UBP11 and love everything you have to offer here! I look forward to reading more.

    I blog over at http://ahappygirl.com about my life with my miracle baby who is 1 of about 5 in the world, how being a momma with a chronic disease can be rough, and how we practice gratitude and celebrate the impossible!

    Have a fabulous day!

  78. Hi! Stopping in from the UBP11… You have an interesting blog – I’ll be back. Your family and your home are beautiful.

    I’m at http://www.reflectionsfrommyheart.com if you’re interested.


  79. Stopping by to say ‘Hi’ from my 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2011 link-up! What a great blog you have and I will be following! Stop by and say ‘Hi’ back! I have blog parties on Tuesday and Wednesday’s that may interest you. Tuesday is Tutorial & Thrifty Treasures Tuesday. Wednesday is What’s Cookin’ Wednesday. I am also looking for guest posts on home décor and crafts if you are interested.

    Extreme Personal Measures
    DENISE´s last blog post ..Whats Cookin Wednesday

  80. Hi! Heading over from the UBP. It’s nice to meet you! I’m a new facebook follower : )
    I have two blogs I’d love for you to visit when you have the time:

    http://giveawaycorner.blogspot.com/ (Daily Giveaways)
    http://anne-somekindofwonderful.blogspot.com/ (Family Blog)

  81. Just stoppin by to say hi! I LOVE your blog! My husband and I want to build a house and I have a feeling I’ll be checking your blog out a lot ;) My sister and I just started a blog of our own and would LOVE for you to come give us some great tips or just to say hi! come follow us at
    my personal blog is mitchandroz.blogspot.com

  82. Hi! I’m visiting from the UBP – #73 (Being Made New – http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com) on the Christian List. Very glad to get to know you a bit – your son is adorable and looks a lot like you – and I hope you might be able to stop by my place, too. :^)

  83. Beautiful blog. I love your creativity! You have beautiful family! I love the one project at a time philosophy.

  84. Following you from Ultimate Blog Party!! Great to join your blog. Would love for you to stop by at my home: http://dinosaurs-and-dandelions.com

  85. Hi, Just hoppin by from UBP!! zGreat blog!
    Sistergirl´s last blog post ..THE ULTIMATE BLOG PARTY

  86. Swinging in to say hello from the UBP. That is an AMAZING photo of your family!!! It’s been a whirlwind, it’s amazing to see how many blogs there are out there and how many people you have something in common with :) Feel free to swing by my UBP for an Amazon giveaway (worldwide) or if dresses are your thing, the Shabby Apple Giveaway (RV $92) (US only) is pretty awesome!
    Jenn @ Beautiful Calling´s last blog post ..Who needs a head by Chloe

  87. Ok, I literally let out a gasp (with delight) I love the bathroom makeover, but girl, that board and batten is outa this world! I love it!
    I feel like we’re old friends, seeing you on twitter and all the different hashtags for crafting too…(@aunt_nette) and now I’m stopping by from the #ubp11 ! Like visiting an old friend.

  88. Jennifer says:

    Hi, I found your adorable blog on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and I’m a new
    follower. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance, Jennifer from Just

  89. You have a beautiful family and a beautiful home. I’m just starting to work my way through the UBP list. I hope you will stop by my blog as well and take a look: http://www.centsationalsaver.com

  90. I am still Blog Hopping from the Ultimate Blog Party for 2011 and hope that one of my blogs interests you too! I also do a weekend hop open Thursday 10pm-Sunday 11:59 PM EST please come link up your blog, FB and Twitter!

    http://tawnasplan.com weekend hop here!

    Have a great day!

  91. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto
    a colleague who has been doing a little homework on this.
    And he actually ordered me dinner simply because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this subject here
    on your blog.
    disney coloring pages for easter´s last blog post ..disney coloring pages for easter

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