Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Whassup Wednesday...

Its Par-Tay Time in da hoooouuuuse!  WHASSUP WHASSUP ladies???  Cant wait to see what you have all been up to!  I was "Checked OUT" of blogland the end of last week and all weekend...EEEKKKK!
So im VERY excited to see whas been goin on!

PLEASE leave me a comment in responce to this QUESTION!  I have been struggeling {for quite some time} with wheather or not to do a "Featured" post on Wednesdays above the Linky Party, on entries from the week before!!!

Here is my Delima...OBVIOUSLY, I cant feature EVERY ENTRY {which is what I would want to do in a "Perfect World"...HOWEVER, we all know I cannot do that...My concern is I DO NOT EVER want ANYONE to feel BAD for NOT being featured...hurting ANYONES FEELINGS would BREAK MY HEART!!!  SO...Give me your TRUE thoughts and feelings on this because I just CANT decide!  I want my linky party to be as POSITIVE and FUN and UPLIFTING for everyone!

That being said...LETS PARTY!!!   WoooHoooo!  Link 'err up!  As mant times as you want...

I would LOVE to have you "Follow" my lil blog here and PLEASE DO Grab my Party button and display it on your blog so we can get as many party gals involved!  WAAAY more fun!

Heeeeere Ya Go!  Linker UP!


Shawna said...

Personally? I love it when linky party hosts do features. You should do it. :-)

Suesan said...

I like the features. It tells me what you liked. Everyone's stuff is already in the link party, so they are already "featured." It's nice to be one of the people featured, so I say, "Go For It!"

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kara, you know I do a feature post every week. I don't think anyone expects you to choose everyone and I think it is good to just choose a few each week so others can be inspired by what they have done. Not everyone looks or has time to look at every link and this way they will get to see a few of them. Surely we are all adults and don't get our feelings hurt when not picked. Thanks for hosting!

Laurie said...

I like to see features! Thanks for hosting. I love your charming blog!

Liz said...

Hi Kara,
Thanks for hosting doll! I think a feature post would be great, I would love to see you do it. By the way, I LOVE your cake you posted the other day, so creative and it looks ADORABLE.


Tete said...

Beverly on Pink Saturdays features 1-3 blogs a week. Ask everyone who would like to be featured to let you know and only pick from that list. Eventually you will get to everyone. Each week go in and pick the ones that smack you upside the head to use. PS doesn't have a problem with featured blogs. Go for it!
Hugs- Tete

Designs on 47th Street said...

I like the idea too of a featured link. It's impossible to see everything and really take it in. This way you will be showing us something that we may have missed! Thanks for hosting. :)

Tammy said...

You won't hurt my feelings. I gain a lot from just being able to link up with you, and I thank you for it! Plus you might point one entry out that I missed.

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

I love when there are features. Personally, I don't get my feelings hurt one bit but sometimes the host picks out one that I missed and am glad they highlighted for me to go check out.

Megan @ Cut the Craft! said...

Love features! :)

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hey, Kara! I say, do what you wanna do! It's your party. If you want to feature one, two or none - go for it!

And I love the Fake Cake! Ha! I had forgotten all about pick machines. I wonder what ever happened to mine ??? Very cute!

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you for hosting Kara! You do a great job! ;)

Hollie - said...

Kara, it's a really tough call to make, but I'll keep coming back no matter what you decide!

Jess said...

I think it's kind of fun to come back to see if I was featured. And the way I see it- if I'm not featured it's really not any different than if you didn't do a feature in the first place. I'm not out anything so it's okay.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Thanks for hosting!

Emily said...

I think its a great idea to feature, everyone loves getting to know people a little better. Thanks for hosting, my first time today

The French Hutch

At The Picket Fence said...

Hello lovely lady! You know, Heather and I do features each week at our party and we have decided that the only way to really narrow it down is to have some kind of we primarily focus on featuring blogs that are new or have fewer followers. So you might think of a way to do it where you have a different theme each week (Holiday's, kitchen week, an all burlap week (lol), bathrooms week, etc. That is just my 2 cents for whatever its worth which probably isn't much! :-) Thanks for hosting!

cami said...

I think it is a great idea to do a feature or two. It is fun to see how creative girls are. Sometimes, its rather overwhelming to look through all the links. This way, there are a few that truly stand out. I don't think people will take it personally! Thank you for doing this. I love your site!
xoxo, cami

Lindsay said...

YES! I think it would be awesome to feature a few every week, I'd love to see your favorites.
Country Girl Home

Jodie said...

Hi Kara,

I'm back (smiles)! Thank you so much for hosting! I love features, it's fun to see the blogger's personal favorites!

Warm Wishes,

Paisley Walls said...

I like features! Not for my projects alone, but to maybe catch a great project I might have missed (:
Thanks for hosting!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Hi Kara,
I love to see features! While obviously it's great to have one's own project featured, it is just as great to have other projects highlighted. There is just no way we can visit all the links, so it's nice to have a few pulled out that we might have missed.

If you're feeling sad that you might miss someone or hurt someone's feelings you could always feature a couple of your favorites and then privately choose a number and feature that random project as well. (No one would have to know it was random.)

Additionally? We're grown ups and should be able to handle it if our particular project is not featured.
:) Thanks for hosting the party.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I think you should do a feature. I don't think anyone would get their feelings hurt. I do notice though weekly when people feature someone alot of the times all of these parties have the same features. Would be cool to see some different people to try and get their name out there. Anyhow thanks for hosting girl!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

I forgot to tell you to come check out my giveaway!! :)

AliLilly said...

I love seeing features!! EVEN when they aren't mine! haha! NO REALLY! BUT there is also a way to do that is kinda fair. You can choose the most clicked on link. BUT thats only one features and I like seeing a bunch!

Sherry said...

Thanks for inviting me over! I had this post set to go on your party and last night I didn't see it yet, so I was getting to it. I have the same problem about featuring at my parties. I can honestly say it would be easy to feature them all. There are so many creative ladies out there. I also haven't done it because there is some huge time invested in some of these post and it would be so hard not to feature everyone who are putting their heart and soul in this. Such a hard thing to just pick a few.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

People know that they can't be featured all the time. It's a nice surprise to find your blog featured here & there, though. I just started a link party, and I randomly pick 7 to feature. It's extra work, but I think it's kind of fun. Maybe I should have started with a more manageable number, like 4 or 5, lol. Maybe try just picking 3 randomly...? I kind of don't like it when blogs do a huuuuuuuuuge long list of dozens of features; I don't have time to look at all of that! Just my opinion. You don't have to do features; but if you do, do a small number of them. :-)

dogsmom said...

I enjoy the featured post at the top of a party. Sometimes it shows me a post I had not had time to get to, other times it shows me something to be inspired by and maybe even work a little harder at making my own post shine to be included in a future feature. I know parties that do a feature type wrapup the following day and others that begin a meme by showcasing several from the previous week. You can see which posts had the most clicks (most initial appeal) or even the least (who may need more comments) or if several followed the same theme... or welcome someone new to the party... so many ways to choose who to feature. I guess the only thing I would not do is feature the same blog every week. Someone that good usually has a strong following. And I would limit it to 4 or 5 at most.

Thanks for hosting!

-Katie Waddell said...

Hi Kara, thanks for hosting! Featuring a post is a great idea and I agree with Vivienne.... "We're grown ups and should be able to handle it if our particular project is not featured." :)


Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I like when they do features of the previous week above the linky party! You should do it Kara! And thanks for hosting :)

MeMeSue said...

I love features....Like when your in school not everyone can be picked....but oh the excitement waiting to see if it's you this week....heart racing, sweaty palms, knees shaking...LOL I say go for it...maybe keep a kinda sorta running list to not pick the same peeps all the time?? Good luck with it!

Jessica said...

Yes Yes Yes! You should totally do it! As you know we don't all have the time to check out every link so it is great to have someone pick out some hot ones! Thanks for hosting...:)

Faye said...

You won't hurt my feelings, I'm happy to have a fun party to link up with and to find new ideas each week.
Thanks for hosting!!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...


Thank you so much for the invite. I'm coming back later to check out your blog and of course to see all of the other projects... :)

Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Thanks for inviting me to the party, always love a good party!! :)

Karen said...

Hi Kara, thanks for hosting! I think featuring some projects is okay. I don't think anyone's feelings would be hurt if they weren't featured. It's a lot of fun just linking up to these parties and seeing all of the great talent out there.

DecorandtheDog said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I linked up.

I like features. I don't have time to look through all 150 entries (but I do try to read and comment on a handful of other blogs in parties I link's only fair). It's nice to see what the stand outs each week are!!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I think with so many great ideas floating out in blogland it would be "Crazy" for anyone to have their feelings hurt if they are not featured...

I would love to link up to your party on my blog...unfortunately I'm blog illiterate and usually have to copy and paste and do a seperate link...I will get it figured out...trying to get help with my blog is turning out to be almost impossible...

It's OK I love a good party...might have to go grab me a glass of wine and check out some other wonderful blogs at the partayyyy!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Miss Kara!!I I hear you on the linky features... it is HARD to select just a few each week... I hope you are having a better day- here if you want to talk. :) Hugs, Courtney

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

I don't mind the features. What does get to me is that I've seen some party hostesses feature the same blogger in consecutive weeks. Not that there is really anything wrong with that, but after I've seen it happen more than once from the same blogger, I tend to not join in on their party anymore because, personally, I don't think that's a very fair way of picking a feature. Some of us aren't as creative or as talented as others are, I get that, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us don't put as much time and effort into our projects and to keep singling out the same crafter week after week gets old really quick! O.k., I'll jump down off the soap box now. :) Thanks for letting me put my two cents worth in and no, I don't require any change back! LOL!

Jen@GarageSaleDiaries said...

Thanks for inviting me to your linky party!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Thanks for hosting, Kara!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi again Kara! Lovin' the Linky Party! Thanks!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Trying to be featured is a good goal for those who like to link up. The bloggers content and photos get better every week as they try to reach that goal and the feature is a reward for a job well done.

The nice thing about the new thumbnail linkys is that it makes everyone feel like they are featured!

Becca said...

I love the features and, yes, you should do it !! (And, I will kick and scream and cry like a baby if I'm never featured ... LOL LOL LOL! Kidding.) Thanks for hosting !! :) Hugs, Becca

Judy said...

I love the idea of features. I don't think it hurts anyone's feelings when they are not featured...but it's really an awesome thing when you are. It also highlights some projects that others might have breezed right over and missed. I think it's a great thing.

Mara said...

I'm with everyone else - love the features! It helps bring some attention to a few of the "jillions" of amazing ideas linked up. It might be one we missed seeing, or might be our own which is always fun! I don't think there would be hurt feelings....we're all big girls (or boys) here! =)
Thanks for hosting!

Mara @ Super Savings

Sunshine's Design said...

I have joined the Linky Party! I am excited to see what everyone else has done! Thanks for visiting!

Melissa said...

Feature them! I think it is so awesome when you do get featured and it really brings the coolest one to attention! Thanks for hosting! xoxoxo


CAS said...

I've been following your blog for awhile, Kara, & have never seen anything but a very kind, good-hearted & generous person. I can't believe anyone would get their feelings hurt if you featured a few bloggers each time. I, for one, follow your blog because I enjoy what you do & the talent you have for home decor. So I would really enjoy seeing a blog through your talented eyes. I know you would do a great job if you decide to go this route.
P.S. Just peeked at your faux cake. How adorable is that!!!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to the party!! Great ideas!!!

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Thanks for another great party! Love to see what you choose to feature. There are so many great ideas out there!!

Betsy said...

Hi Kara, I've been a follower for about a month now and love your blog and your style. I always enjoy looking at the features from the other parties. I've been featured before and always consider it an honor, but never have hurt feelings if I'm not. I agree that we're all featured just by linking up with these fun parties. Hugs.

Brandy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about the awesome link up party!!!! Glad to be find your great blog!!! Hope you'll stop back by.

NYCLQ said...

Great projects!! Sorry I was tardy to the party - thanks for the invite and I'll have to attend next Wednesday!

:D Lynda

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