The Great Outdoors Linky Party

The Great Outdoors Linky Party


Is it considered so 1980 to sing “Celebration” ….as in “Celebrate…good times….come on.”

Are Kool and the Gang so 3.2 decades ago?

Are we just so over it all?




Not here at Thistlewood.

Not here with farm and the gang.

Not when we are partying like it’s summer 2012.



So you’ve seen this project.



And this project.


And this project.

And this project.

Day Lilies

And unfortunately….many of you have seen….this project.

And now it’s your turn.

Now we want to see your outdoor projects.

Show us your gardens and your planters and your flowers and your trees and bunnies and decks and your porches.

And turtles.

If you have any turtles….link them up.  My turtles would like to say hello.  🙂

The Great Outdoors Linky Party


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Linky guidelines:

1.  Any easy project qualifies.

2.  No linky parties, please.

3.  I am going to be posting your projects on Facebook and twitter and Pinterest because I want the world to see just how talented you are 🙂

4.  If you want to join in all this after-party fun, you can follow me on Facebook here or Pinterest here.

5.  If you link up at any of our blogs, you will be automatically linked up at all five.

6.  We will host features next Tuesday, June 5 🙂



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  1. Hey, thanks for the BIG pic!!! So fun to cohosting again with the MP group. 🙂

  2. All linked up. I wanted to share our garden, but the weather is not cooperating around here for me to get pictures. Hope the hammock shots are o.k.
    Thanks to y’all for hosting.

  3. Love linking to yall’s parties…so much fun!….Planned on doing more of a larger garden project, but something was not cooperating….I think they were talking to the “4,964 Gang”….it’s a conspiracy!!!

  4. Oops…I meant the “4,994 Gang”….you see, it is a conspiracy…they inverted the 9 and turned it into a “6”….!

  5. I’ll sing along with you but be forewarned: I cannot hold a tune. Seriously. Dogs take cover when I dare to sing along …

    Looking forward to another great party!



  6. I banned that horrid song from my wedding – but today, I’ll make an exception!

    Party on girl – on that fabulous patio (didn’t you hear, dirt is the new grass)!

  7. thanks for hosting with this awesome group of ladies!

  8. Just linked up to the party! thanks for all the summer garden fun, hope you had a great weekend!

  9. Thanks ladies for hosting — when I get a chance to slow down later today, I look forward to going through all the links — my “great outdoors” needs all the help it can get.

  10. Thanks to all you ladies for hosting another great linky party 🙂 Looking forward to checking out everyone’s great outdoors – I’m not the greatest gardener, so I need all the inspiration I can get!

  11. Fun party! Hope my post counts, even though it’s about our party you can see my yard and landscape. Wouldn’t you know that now 2 weeks later everything is in bloom? I was so hoping to have beautiful color in my little garden for the party but it just didn’t happen. Seems things are blooming a little slower this year.
    Have a great day!

  12. Yeah, so I had a project all ready for this. I finished it like 3 weeks ago but NEVER TOOK THE PICTURES!!! I’m a terrible blogger. Fun party though!
    Oh and how have I not followed you on Pinterest yet? That major error has been corrected.

  13. Thanks for hosting a GREAT party!

  14. I am so happy to join this party! I couldn’t find a place to add your button so just said in my post that I was linking to this party here at Thistlewood Farms. Hope that is OK!!! Can’t wait to see all the outher participants, and what they did. Thanks for hosting! XO, Pinky

  15. Thanks for giving me the kick in the pants to get my outdoor projects done! You ladies all have such awesome ideas.

    And now I am going to have Kool and the Gang in my head all day. Gah! Thanks a lot. 😉 – Hey, you could use the paver area as your new dance floor, just blast the music! Whoot-whoot!

    🙂 Have a great day!

  16. Thank you so much, to all of you, for hosting this great garden link party! I enjoy your Thistlewood blog, and look forward to checking out the fun links at the party today.

  17. It’s a hot one in NJ and we are melting, m e l t i n g g g g g.
    Why can’t those flying monkeys tend to the flowers?
    Thank you for hosting featuring my favorite place to be — the great outdoors! Love all your projects. Keep me posted on how the thyme works out for you.
    Off to visit all those that linked in.

  18. Oh, What great fun and fabulous inspiration, Kari Anne~ These are all explanation mark projects!!!!
    Have I told you I love the way you write? I do! Thanks for hosting~

  19. Thanks for hosting a party with your great group, and getting me to make a little attempt at spiffing up our outdoors, even during our drawn-out construction phase.

    Maybe your grass is waiting for fall?? I hear it’s best to plant then so it develops a good root structure. Or, maybe, and this is my view after spending hours holding a heavy and loud, grass string trimmer in the last week, it’s just trying to save you from all those hours of keeping the grass from growing up onto those perfectly set and lined up pavers. That was a huge step in this project, and they look GREAT.

  20. Great outdoor projects! I’m behind!!! Great party, hope to make it next time!

  21. Wow there is so many awesome looking projects!!

  22. The only post I’d have to offer in an outdoor party would be “BEFORE” photos, so I’ll just sit back and watch this one and get some good ideas. Always love your parties!

  23. What inspiring pictures, I hate that I missed out on the party, I should have linked up my front porch from yesterday.. hugs ~lynne~

  24. Oh, wow…Look at all these linkers! Congrats!

  25. Wow, I sure missed a great link up party. Thanks for bringing so much inspiration together.

    The French Hutch

  26. What a great outdoor party! Thank you so much for hosting 🙂 It’s been really great to join in the fun, and WOW – the projects are incredible. So much inspiration all in one place!!!

  27. Thanks to all of you for hosting one amazing party! Your entries inspired me to quickly through a post together. Each entry is unique and I love seeing the garden tours, curb appeal and projects! Many thanks!

  28. Karianne, I love your patio! It’s gorgeous! The day lilies are stunning! This is such a difficult project; it looks great!

  29. Thank you so much for hosting this linky party. Anticipating it was the encouragement for getting my front porch finished. However, my porch is doing about as well as your six blades of grass, so I just had to punt for this linky….maybe next year?