Thanks for the mention!

I was visiting blogger friends Sunday night and  ran across a new blog,

5th and State

. Debra Phillips had done a post featuring

different uses for firebacks


I recently built a fireback into the rock on my front porch.  I thought she might enjoy the idea, so I e-mailed her a picture.  I was thrilled the next day to find out she added my picture to her post! Here's what she had to say about it.

I have never sent a post twice but when a new reader forwarded this photo, i said to myself.....YES!!! What a gorgeous detail..........the fireback built in...........don't you love that? The reader. designer and blogger, Mona,  is one of the talented sisters of Providence Design Welcome these new bloggers. Thank you Mona for the photo.

Eddie Ross

has THE BEST entertaining ideas.  Yesterday, he commented on

a party hosted by none other than

Debra Phillips


5th and State.

What an over the top idea!? I just love it!

Additional entertaining ideas that Eddie had, included guess what?

Don't forget

our breadboard giveaway

.  It ends Monday at midnight. Just leave a comment to be eligible to win!