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Merry Monday Link Party #71!

Welcome to another edition of Merry Monday!  We love seeing all the creative things you all are sharing with us each week!

Lots of great things are underway here: our holiday ornament swap is still taking sign-ups, we have THREE (yes, three!) guest co-hosts for the next two weeks, and it’s the FINAL week to enter our $200 Fall Giveaway!


Merry Monday Link Party #71!

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  • FINAL WEEK to enter!!!  The hosts of Merry Monday are giving away $200 Paypal Cash to help you kick-off the Fall Season!  Use it to buy new Fall decor, throw a party, start your holiday shopping, or anything else your heart desires!  Just click here to enter for your chance to win!

Let's Kickoff Fall with a $200 Giveaway! | Where The Smiles Have Been

  • Have a Halloween craft, DIY project, costume tutorial, or fun party recipe?  Come share it at the 2015 Halloween Spooktacular Link Party!  It’s open until October 29th, so enter your creations here!

Halloween Spooktacular Link Party

  • THREE new guest hosts this week, so you’ll be seen on 14 blogs!
  • Look for these upcoming Party Theme Features!:
    • Dollar Store Craft Challenge!  Share your Dollar Store crafts on the September 13th party for a chance to be featured on the September 20th party.
    • Fall Outdoor Decor!  Share your outdoor decor ideas on September 20th for a chance to be featured on the September 27th party.
    • Fall Side Dishes & Desserts!  Share on September 27th to be featured on October 4th party.
    • More themes to be announced soon! :)
  • Our Holiday Ornament Swap is now OPEN!  Sign-up HERE!

Ornament Exchange (1)


Meet the Hosts of Merry Monday!

The Hosts (4)

Welcome to Our THREE Guest Co-Hosts for the Next Two Weeks!

Meet Michelle from Our Crafty Mom!

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Hi! I’m Michelle & I’m so happy to be guest co-hosting!  I’m a full time insurance adjuster, part time blogger and Mom to two grown children ages 24 & 19.  My youngest, Amanda, is now a sophomore in College allowing me more time to focus on my passion of arts & crafts, DIY projects, home decor & sharing these projects with you!


Meet Meredith from The Palette Muse, our second co-host for the next two weeks!

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Hi!  I’m Meredith, the blogger behind  I’m an artist by training, a part-time interior decorator/stylist, and a full-time wife and mom.  I have a wonderfully supportive (in spite of the occasional eye-roll) husband, and two fast-growing little girls, ages 10 and 8.  I love taking care of my family and I thrive on doing creative projects and sharing them on the blog.  I write about all sorts of DIY projects, from the arts and crafts end of the spectrum all the way to major household remodeling, along with a few of my thoughts on life along the way.


Meet Lyn from MidMichigan Mom, our third host for the next two weeks!

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Hey there!  I’m Lyn aka the Mid Michigan Mom.  I blog about DIY, crafts, re-purposing furniture and the joys of motherhood…ahem.  I also throw in some fun things about my town for the locals.  If you enjoy reading about the wisdom according to a 3 year old or like to see some awesome projects, stop on by!



Most Popular from Last Week!

Fall Acorns (made with Easter Eggs) @ Silly Pearl (PIN IT)




Hosts’ Featured Picks!

These are seen on ALL of the hosts’ and co-hosts’ blogs!  Wahoo for great exposure! :)
MM 71 Features 1

MM 71 Features 2

MM 71 Features 3


Special Stash Buster Features!

Last week, we challenged you to use your stash and makeover old fall decor.  Here are 12 fall projects that reused/recycled old decor items or found items from thrift stores!

Fall Features 1

Fall Features 2



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Party Rules

We gotta have some rules, right? ;)

Party Rules


Now, let’s get this party started! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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