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Chevron Painted Clothespins

Monday, March 11, 2013


I have a bad case of spring fever. How 'bout you? I'm impatiently waiting for it to warm up enough to start my garden, enjoy our deck, and to be able to hang clothes to dry outside. My sweet hubby {happy birthday!!!} is going to build a clothesline for me, and I'm super excited about it! {It's the little things in life that make me happy.} He just bought me a bunch of clothespins, and of course, I painted them! I have to put my own personal touch on everything. You DIY-ers know what I mean, right? Even simple everyday items can be beautiful. I call it making the ordinary extraordinary. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to paint these babies, wait for them to dry, and distress them. I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out! C'mon spring!!!


To paint them, I used those wedge-shaped makeup sponges {perfect for painting the chevron!} and some paint I already had in my craft closet... Valspar Crystal Aqua, Folk Art acrylic paint in French Vanilla, and Folk Art acrylic paint in Soft Apple. After they were dry, I used a sanding block to distress them. Piece of cake, and they are so cute! They make me WANT to do laundry! 


Now they sit in a basket, and like me, are impatiently waiting for spring.

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115 Responses to “Chevron Painted Clothespins”

  1. Love these!! Anything to make doing the laundry a bit cuter! :)

    -Hannah

    http://hannahsjoyfullife.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Hannah! I so agree! Thanks for stopping by :) Have a great week!

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  2. Hi Shandy, WAY cute!! What a great fun thing to do with the ladies for a craft idea. I am so looking forward to making some. Your right about adding your personal touch on all we do. I am so ready for warmer weather, but I know it will soon turn HOT.
    I am like little bear, I want it just right :)
    I love the name of your Blog, We should add each other unto our Blog List, do ya wanna?
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Hi Roxy! Thanks so much :) I'm like you... just right is perfect. My just right would be 72 degrees with just a slight breeze. Ahhhhh... heaven.

      I don't have a blog list, but I'd be more than happy to swap buttons with you and feature yours on my sidebar :) If you go to the Swap tab at the top of my blog, there's an easy way to do it. If you have questions, just email me at aprons.n.pearls (at sign) icloud (dot) com

      Have a great night!

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  3. These are so fun!! Love the idea and am pinning so I can remember! Almost makes me want to do laundry!I'd love for you to share over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Partyhttp://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-8/

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    1. Hi Leigh Anne! Thanks for the pin :) I will definitely link up this weekend! Have a great night!

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  4. These are darling :) I am the same way… Make it pretty and work is pleasant!

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    1. Thank you! Pretty absolutely helps ;) Now if it will only warm up enough so I can use them! Have a great night :)

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  5. I like yup they sure are cute, so let's go hang out some laundry.........andi

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    1. I can't wait to hang the laundry outside! :) Unfortunately, the snow falling from the sky has other plans :( LOL Thanks for dropping by Andi! Have a great night!

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  6. Super cute! I love the colors and the distressing, too. I am waiting for Spring... as it's snowing outside right now :(
    I found you today at Not Just A Housewife's Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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    1. Thanks, Megin! It's snowing here, too. Yuck :( I just dropped by your blog to show you some love. Have a great night!

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  7. What a neat idea, and it look so pretty. Come on spring!!!

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    1. Thank you! And, yes...C'mon Spring! Maybe if we all say it enough, mother nature will listen! ;) Have a great night!

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  8. These are so,so cute! I know exactly what you mean about having to add your own touch to just about everything! I can't leave anything plain! Thanks so much for the great idea. It's been pinnned. Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Brooke! Thanks :) Yes, plain is boring. Now I'm looking around to see what else can get a little special treatment ;) Thanks for the pin! Have a great night!

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  9. These are so fun and cute! I am so impressed you WANT to do laundry....maybe I should make some and I will catch the bug?

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    1. Thanks, Mindi :) I know... I must be crazy. I really do WANT to do laundry! LOL Well, only if I can hang it outside, though. Otherwise, laundry is not on the top of my favorite chores list ;) These are so cute, they will definitely keep me motivated. Make them... what do you have to lose, right? hahaha

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  10. Super cute! Loving the clothespins!
    Kimberli @ greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kimberli! Have a wonderful night!

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  11. I inherited clothespins from my grandmother, and I love using them for different uses around the house. I can't wait to paint a few! Thanks for the idea. Visiting from The Winthrop Chronicles.

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    1. Anything inherited from grandmas is wonderful. I am lucky to have my grandma's wicker laundry basket. Between that and my new clothespins, laundry is almost a special event ;) Thanks for dropping by!

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  12. what a great idea to use the make up sponge - brilliant girlie - I love how rustic these look. happy almost spring to you!

    http://www.northerncottage.net

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    1. Thanks :) I tried finding my paintbrushes, but they're packed away. I walked by my makeup sponges, and a stroke of genius struck. Doesn't happen too often, so I figured I better follow through! LOL So happy I did... they worked perfectly and made painting way easier than a paintbrush! Happy almost spring to you as well. Can't wait for warmer temps!

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  13. How cute! What a creative and fun idea. I love how they turned out!

    Visiting from Eco Kids Tuesday :)
    Tammy
    ourneckofthewoods.net

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I appreciate you stopping by :) Have a great night!

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  14. Super, super, super cool! Chevron stripes are my favorite!
    By the way I've nominated you and your lovely blog for the Liebster Award. You can check out my latest post for all the info..
    http://www.restorationbeauty.com/2013/03/another-liebster-award.html

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    1. Selene!!! How cool is that?!?! You made my night :) Thanks! I'll look into it in just a little bit. Have a great night!

      P.S. I love chevron, too. As trendy as it is right now, I still love it when done right. LOL

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  15. I love anything with chevron print. Super cute. I would love it if you would share this on my link party.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-10.html

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    1. Hi Lauren! Chevron is so fun :) Thanks for the invite. I linked up at your party, and am now following you! Have a great night!

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  16. These are soooo cute...thank you for sharing them at my NTT party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda :) And thanks for hosting such an awesome party. I am loving your blog! Have a wonderful week!

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  17. I love these. I will have to make some in preparation for spring and sunshine! i love to use clothespins as clips for chips and these would be cute for that too!

    I love these and hope you will drop by and link this and any other craft up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! It is live now and will be open till Wednesday.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    http://www.feedingbig.com/2013/03/in-and-out-of-kitchen-8.html

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    1. Hi Cynthia! Thanks so much :) They would definitely make cute chip clips :) I will hop over to your blog in just a bit. Thanks for the invite!

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  18. Really cute! I LOVE clothespins and I love chevron. I'm going to have to make some of these! Love!!! Here from If It's not baroque

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    1. Thanks, Candice! :) So glad you're going to make some! Boring clothespins be gone! ;)

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  19. Love your blog! I'm your newest follower and I would love if you visit me and follow me back!
    http://choosecraftiness.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely visit you tonight and follow back :)

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  20. These are really really cute. Thanks for linking them up at http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com/2013/03/show-it-off-wednesday-3.html

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! :) And thanks for hosting the party! Have a great day!

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  21. Those look great! I love the shabby look of them! Fun project!

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    1. Thanks, Danni! They were a fast & fun project :) Have a great night :)

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  22. adorable Shandy!!! So glad to have connected with you! Thanks for commenting on my wreath, I had to come over and see you! Now I'm your newest follower! Would love to have you do a guest post over at my place: www.commona-myhouse.blogspot.com
    So excited to check out some of your other previous posts!! XXXOOO!

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    1. Hi Amy! Thanks for following :) I'll be in touch soon regarding partnering up for a guest post. Love your blog! Have a fantastic rest of the night!

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  23. Absolutely loving these. Stopped from wow me Wednesday. Pinning this and following you

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    1. Hi Jodi! Thanks so much :) I'm following you as well! Have a great night!

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  24. chevron style is so hot right now, love the look on the cloth pins they look even more vintage..

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    1. Thanks, Phyllis :) I love chevron! Distressing them definitely gave them a cool vintage look. Have a great night!

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  25. So clever- I love them. Thanks for sharing with me today!

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    1. Hi Gina! Thanks :) and thanks for hosting! Love your blog :)

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  26. Those are too cute!! I have the worst spring fever - I bought four tank tops last weekend and it's only 35 degrees here!

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    1. LOL! I can't wait to be able to wear tank tops! Cold here, too. YUCK! Thanks for dropping by! Have a great night :)

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  27. Shandy, These clothespins are adorable! I think I have a few laying around, and this makes me want to do a small makeover on them right away.

    Maggie @ thelovenerds.com

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! :) Definitely make some! They're soooo cute! Have a great day!

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  28. Shandy, I am soooo ready for spring too!! Love your cute chevron clothespins! I'm a new blog follower. Popping over from the pinterest party :). Pinning this!

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    1. Thanks so much! Happy to have you as a follower! I'll be sure to drop by your blog :) Have a great day!

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  29. What a great idea! I'm so ready for spring too. I think I started spring projects in January...lol

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    1. Thanks! Me, too. Normally I like to enjoy Christmas for as long as possible, but starting December 26, I was ready for spring! LOL Thanks for stopping in. Have a great day!

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  30. Absolutely love these! I have some in my drawer as chip clips. We use them all the time. I'm going to give mine a makeover! What a great idea for a gift!

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    1. Hi Jessica! Thanks :) Someone else mentioned using them as chip clips as well. Smart ladies. I might try doing that as well. Our PC clips are always disappearing! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  31. I really love the chevron pins! They are really cute and I am always looking for projects I can do with my daughter!! I recently started a Thursday link-up party (yes, today:), and I would really love to see this post and/or any others you would like to include. I am at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there and for many more Thursday's to come!!

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    1. Thanks, Julia! And thanks for the invite :) I'll pop on over there now! Have a great night!

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  32. These are so cute! I just had my husband nail a clothes pin (unpainted mind you) to the inside of our under the sink cabinet to hold my dish washing rubber gloves. Well, now you know that I have to paint it up all cute!

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    1. Hahaha! Well of course you have to! ;) Also, nailing a clothespin to the cabinet for your gloves... genius! Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  33. These are great! I love how they make a mundane task more fun! I can't wait for spring either! I'm going to start my first garden and I'm a bit nervous but I still am looking forward to it. I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd love for you to join!
    http://www.simplydreamandcreate.com/

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I'm starting my first garden, too! Have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm gonna do it! LOL Thanks for the invite to your party... I'll be right over to check it out :)

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  34. Love 'em! They would help inspire some laundry moxie for me too! I can hardly wait for spring...and all that entails. I would love to have you share your project(s) at the Shady Porch party.
    Rock 'N Share

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by, and for the invite to your party. I'll check it out now :) {P.S. I love the word moxie. LOL}

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  35. Hi Shandy, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop.

    These are great! Never would have thought of this, but now I might give it a try. Oh wait, I probably have to have a clothesline, don't I???

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you ever get a chance, stop over to my blog to say hi! Have a great day…

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    1. Hi Anne! Thanks for stopping by! Clothesline not necessary... some of the ladies here have shared that they use clothespins as chip clips! Another has a clothespin nailed to the cabinet under her sink to hang her dish gloves. Smart ideas :) On my way to your blog...

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  36. I just popped by via the Pinterest party. I'm pinning your project right now!

    Hope you can pop by my blog soon. I'm sharing a fig and hazelnut cake recipe.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for the pop and the pin! ;) I'm off to see your blog now!

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  37. I love this! pinning now! So many things you can do with cute pins!

    Id love for you to come over and link up, we party every Friday!

    http://www.lifewelive4.com/2013/03/love-it-list-it-linky-party-3.html

    :laura:

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Laura! and for the pin and invite! I'm on my way now :)

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    1. Hi Monica! Thanks :) And thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend!

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  39. They're so cute! I think I'd use them for wall decorations or holding a recipe or something. Great idea to paint them and I love the look!

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    1. Thanks so much! They would be cute as a magnet on the fridge to hold things :) Have a great day!

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  40. Awww the poor things, all dressed up and no place to go since the weather isn't cooperating. They are adorable!
    Saw you sharing at the Power of Pinterest Party.
    Debbie :)

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    1. HAHAHA!!! This weather is horrid. Almost April and we have snow on the ground. Yuck. Thanks for stopping by {and for making me laugh!} Have a great day!

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  41. Very cute! I agree, everything needs that pretty touch. I have some old clothespins I want to paint and distress-you could do even more than just hang laundry with these beauties, hang photos, design a tea wreath, etc. nice job!

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    1. Thanks, Kristina! The possibilities are many! :) Have an awesome week!

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    1. Thanks Laura Jane! :) Have a great day!

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  43. These would certainly make laundry a bit more cool!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Anything to make laundry better! Thanks for hosting, and for dropping by! :) Have a great day!

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  44. I am up for anything that will make me want to do laundry!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie! My sentiments exactly! Thanks for hosting, and for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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  45. So adorable! Love how they turned out! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! :) Have a great day!

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  46. Even the clothespins are longing for Spring!)

    Visiting today from Raising Imperfection. :)

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    1. They are. It's so sad. LOL Still in the 30's here :( Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!

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  47. Such a cute idea! I just hung out some laundry yesterday! Although it's suppose to rain next week spring is on the way! Drop by sometime I found you from the Sunday Social Hop! Your new follower Theresa from DearCreatives.com

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    1. Hi Theresa! Thanks, and glad to have you as one of my newest followers :) I'm soooo jealous! We're barely above freezing here, thought it might hit 40 next week. Can't wait to hang laundry outside! Thanks for dropping by :) Have a great day!

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  48. Thank you for joining our Thursday link party over at All Things with Purpose! We're featuring you today in our Link Party Favorites post. Looove these! Can't wait to make some for myself :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature! What an honor :) Have an awesome week, Sarah!

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  49. oh my! these are so cute!! i am definitely doing this ... already pinned to my Pinterest board. thanks for the tutorial!! that will make hanging your clothes out even more fun!! (i too am quite impatiently waiting on spring).

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    1. Hi Tish! Thanks so much :) Have a great day!

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  50. Hello Shandy. Love your blog and those adorable clothespins. I LOVE chevron. Found your link on Sundae Social. I am following you via Google+ and twitter. Would love for you to follow back or stop by and visit.
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Leslie! Thanks so much! I'm following you on G+ and twitter as well :) Have a great day!

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  51. Stinkin' cute! This could make laundry fun...imagine that!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Thanks, Stacey :) I believe you can make almost any chore fun. ALMOST. LOL Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  52. These are so cute! I wondered how you got the chevrons looking so perfect! Happy hanging!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you join us again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/03/flip-trainer-review-at-eco-kids-tuesday.html

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    1. Thanks Hannah! Have a great day!

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  53. Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday last week - you are one of my features this week! Hope you'll join us again tomorrow! :)

    Krysta @ KrystaSteen.com

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    1. Hi Krysta! Thanks so much for the feature :) I'm sorry to say, my computer took a nosedive back in March, so I'm just now getting to respond to comments and checking my blog. So while it's delayed, I very much appreciate it! I really enjoy Thrifty Thursdays and your blog, and am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things.

      For my readers, please check out Krysta's blog! You can find the post she's referencing here: http://www.krystasteen.com/2013/03/21/thrifty-thursday-2/

      Have a great week, Krysta! I'll be visiting soon!

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  54. So cute! I love chevron stripes, it must be a blogger thing. Found you on Imperfections Sunday!
    xoxo tiffani
    www.tiffanigoff.com

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    1. Hi Tiffani! Chevron is huge right now :) I'm not really a trend follower, but this I love! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  55. I love these! I somewhat addicted to chevron stripes!
    I am featuring you again at Thrifty Thursday! I hope to see you there!

    appleofmamaseye.blogspot.com

    -Lindsey

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    1. Hi Lindsey! Thanks so much for the feature :) Like I've had to tell many people, I'm sorry to say, my computer took a nosedive back in March, so I'm just now getting to respond to comments and checking my blog. So while it's delayed, I very much appreciate the feature! I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things, and I love the new look of your blog!!! The name as well :_

      For my readers, please check out Lindsey's blog! You can find her at emmylane.net :)

      Have a great week! I'll be visiting soon!

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    2. LOL That was supposed to be a smile :) Don't know what this is ---> :_

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    1. Thanks, Tonna! I appreciate you stopping by :)

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  57. Adorable project. Thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Thanks, Emily :) I always enjoy your blog. Have a great night!

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