Saturday, February 18, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 2/18/17

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We're happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all five blogs, you'll find the co-hosts' selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.
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The Turquoise Home has a lovely DIY Rag Garland.

Gluesticksblog has a recipe for Amish Bread!

Nap-time Creations has an awesome padded laptop sleeve tutorial.

Most Clicked:
Simply Stacie has a recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Brownies --oh my!
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Friday, February 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day (Oriental Trading)

Disclaimer:  Oriental Trading generously provided all these items but all opinions are my own.

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and we had the opportunity to work with Oriental Trading again!  They sent us some cute decorations and I had some fun decorating my kitchen with them.  The Jumbo Glitter Shamrock's are on the back wall.  The nice thing about these is they can go anywhere in your home.  I may have taken one down and put it on the front door :).

Next is the Shamrock Handprint Sign Craft Kit.  I had my 9 month old help me with these.  His first craft!  Of course he was much more interested in the green paint and trying to play with it but we did our best! We did his foot print on the left and hand print on the right.  They are simple, fun crafts to do with your children - even if they aren't old enough to understand yet.  They come with 12 so you could even have your kids friends make some or if they have a birthday near St. Patrick's Day do it at their party!  Then of course on our table you can see the Green Plastic Tablecloth.  We actually just got our table a couple months ago and haven't put any tablecloths on it and I think our table needed the coverage so it's nice having that!  All around the table you can see the Gold Coins Chocolate Candy!  They toned the green down a bit and they are easy to eat, too. ;)

These are the St. Patrick's Day Plates we got.  They are so cute!  They come with a total of 8.

This Plush St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun is so cute and fun!  Our 9 month old LOVES him!  Such a cute decoration for our home.

We also got this cute Shamrock-shaped dish from Oriental Trading.  However, I can no longer find it on their website.  They do have these ones though - St. Patrick's Day Shamrock-Shaped Dishes - if you are interested!

You can order all these cute and fun decorations (and more!) at this link: St. Patrick's Day Landing Page.  I have been looking at Oriental Trading magazines since I was a kid and always wanted everything in them!  They have stuff for all holidays and events and are a great company.  Be sure to check them out for this stuff and everything else. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Delicious Cookie Recipes + Funtastic Friday 114

Hi and welcome to our Funtastic Friday link party!  We love to see all the creativity that you all share with us each week.  This week I am also sharing some delicious cookie recipes from other bloggers, too.

 Who doesn't love a good cookie?

Sprinkled Butter Cookies by Brooklyn Farm Girl

Don't those look great?  Going to be making these in the future!
This last one is by yours truly.  My husband and son took some to their respective work sites and they were both asked when I would be making more--soon, soon.

Chocolate Chip Confectioners Cookies  by Two Chicks and a Mom


Funtastic-Friday-Featured-Image Welcome to Funtastic Friday 114! Did you have a special Valentine's Day? We were mostly sick in our house, so our activities were limited. Now that Valentine's Day is over, I'm working on a list of recipes and crafts for Mardi Gras and St. Joseph's Day. And you? On to the party! Funtastic Friday 113 Hosts
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Funtastic Friday 114 Host Favorites Angie and Joyce
Angie's favorite - Mid-Century Modern Bookshelf Turned Funky Bar @ Interior Frugalista
Joyce's favorite - How To Make $3,000 Fast @ The Busy Budgeter
Funtastic Friday 114 host Favorites Donna and Heidi
Donn'as favorite - Mouthwatering Rotisserie Chicken Tortellini Soup @ Easy Peasy Pleasy
Heidi's favorite - IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet @ Interior Frugalista
Funtastic Friday 114 Host Favorites Sherry and Debra
Sherry's favorite - Easy Strawberry Pie (like Frisch's and Shoney's) @ Cincy Shopper
Debra's favorite - Homemade Mint Extract @ Simply Stacie
Funtastic Friday 114 Host Favorites Lacie and Liz
Lacie's favorite - Lobster Mac and Cheese Bites @ Art from my Table
Liz's favorite - 10 Healthy Meals in a Bowl @ Spoonful of Flavor
Funtastic Friday 114 Host Favorites Donella and Kimm
Donella's favorite - Balayage Inspired Painted Media Console @ Thirty Eighth Street
Kimm's favorite - How to Install A Barn Door On A Budget @ Twelve On Main

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Link Party Features

Happy Valentine's Day!  Today is the day that the participants of the Valentine's Day Link Party share their favorites from the party!

Each blogger chose their own Features so check each blog to see if you were chosen!

My Busy Beehive has a cute heart banner and tutorial.

Crafty Lumberjacks has the way to color those bottle brushes for Valentine's--cute!

Last but certainly not least, Playdatesparties has a simple but oh so cute craft the kids can help with!  I love the hearts on the wall, too.

Thanks to all who participated.  We loved seeing your creations!  Coming next month, we will have a Spring Link Party so get ready!

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