DIY Wall Decor [Link Party 65]

DIY Wall Decor - Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party #65, a cyberspace place for creative bloggers to network.

Did you hear the news that we’ve added two new hosts to the party? Please give a warm welcome to DIY on the Cheap and Maison de Pax as they join our team. These ladies are uber talented and we have no doubt that their work will inspire you week after week! Today, we’re proud to feature DIY Wall Decor from five bloggers who linked up with us last week. Pin ‘em, share ‘em, and spread the bloggy love around!

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Pregnancy Favorites

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Sushi, Small Bites & Happy Hour: New to P.F. Chang’s Dallas

Thanks to P.F. Chang’s for sponsoring this post.

P.F. Chang's New Menu ItemsHow was your weekend? Mine was fantastic! This mommy-to-be had a romantic candlelit date night with the Mr. as we tried some of the all new P.F. Chang’s Dallas menu. We’ve always been big fans of this restaurant and I’ve never ordered a dish that wasn’t exceptional! Lucky for all of us in North Texas, P.F. Chang’s is taking their menu to a whole new level by introducing hand-rolled sushi, a first for P.F. Chang’s, as well as inventive small plates and handcrafted cocktails. First and only in Dallas! They’ve even added happy hour specials and weekly wine pairing events. Yes, please! Read on for details. {Continue reading…}

We All Scream for Ice Cream Recipes [Link Party 64]

Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party #64, a place for creative bloggers to network.

Ice Cream RecipesBIG NEWS!!!

Next week, we’ll be launching a bigger & better version of Moonlight & Mason Jars! We have two new hosts to introduce . . . DIY on the Cheap and Maison de Pax. They’re fab! Plus, for your convenience, we’ll begin the party at a new start time. It’s now 10PM CST on Tuesday nights. This way the night owls (like me) can link up before going to bed on Tuesday night and the early birds can catch the party first thing in the morning. We look forward to bringing you a new & improved link party to help grow your readership!

Now let’s all celebrate this exciting news with an ice cream social! Check out our featured Ice Cream Recipes from bloggers who linked up with us last week.

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Easy Dessert Recipes: No Bake Smores Pie

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The Newlywed Pilgrimage is getting a blog makeover!

Blog MakeoverWhen I started this blog 18 months ago, I never dreamed that it would become such a big part of “me” but it has. I am constantly changing and growing as a person and this blog of mine should follow suit. After all, it has taken on a personality of it’s own!

Therefore, I’d like to announce that The Newlywed Pilgrimage is getting a blog makeover! Here’s what you can expect to see this fall.

1. New name.

If I could give a piece of advice to a blogger just getting started in the blogosphere I would tell them to choose a name very carefully because you don’t want to tie down your blog’s name to a particular life stage (newlywed) and have to change it later on. My blog’s new name is better fitted and it will take me into any stage of life.

2. New look.

The new blog design is clean, crisp, and chic. I can’t wait to show it off!

3. More authenticity.

I’ve struggled with just how personal I want to get on my blog but I’ve learned that having a successful blog means that people want to connect with the person behind the keyboard. My goal moving forward is to keep it real and put a piece of my heart and my story into each and every blog post.

4. Better content.

I’m working hard to provide better content. This may mean that I don’t post everyday but when I do have a post, you can bet that a lot of thought and hard work went into it’s creation. This means better photos, better writing, and projects that you truly want to see!

5. Less sponsored posts.

Yes, I’ve got to make money but I’m finally at a place where I can be picky about the sponsored posts that I take on. You can expect to see me only work with brands that I am truly passionate about. A sponsorship must make sense for this blog and you (the reader)! I plan on taking on less sponsorships but better ones.

6. Improved link party.

If you’re a blogger who links up with me each week at my Moonlight & Mason Jars Linky to network with other bloggers and get your content seen, you will be happy to know that the link party is also getting a makeover. We have new hosts joining our team! They are amazing bloggers with a large readership! There’s never been a better time to join in on the party! Look for details at Wednesday’s party.

7. Video.

Ready! Set! Action! I’m putting my posts to video so get excited about vlog content coming soon. Vlogging will be a regular component to my new blog. It’s thrilling to watch a friendly face who you’ve come to know go through a DIY tutorial or recipe creation right in front of you.

Thank you for your loyal readership. I hope you will enjoy these changes and continue to take this ride with me. Makeovers sure are fun, aren’t they?

Xoxo Jennifer Pilgrim

DIY Paint Projects [Link Party 63]

DIY Painted Projects

Welcome to the 63rd edition of the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party, a place for creative bloggers to network and “show & tell” their latest blog posts. Nothing can drastically change the look of an item quite like a coat of paint (or two) can. This is ever so evident with these five DIY Paint […]

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New Dad Survival Tips

New Dad Survival Tips - The Newlywed Pilgrimage

This is a social shopper campaign with Pollinate Media Group® & BJ’s Restaurants. Our baby girl is due in a few weeks so I’ve been asking every female friend and relative that I can for their very best “brand new mom” advice. I hear that those first weeks of parenthood can be challenging so the more […]

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DIY Bug Spray with Lavender

DIY Bug Spray with Lavender Essential Oils

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Patriotic Crafts [Link Party 62]

Patriotic Crafts

I’m proud to be an American! How about you? Decorating for holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day is really fun, especially when you can decorate with items that you make yourself. I think you will get some true red, white, and blue DIY inspiration from the five Patriotic Crafts that we’re featuring today. Let […]

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