Thursday, September 8, 2022

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope you've all had a good week and those of you who either as teachers or parents went back to school this week, I hope it was peaceful. We had a fun getaway for our 31st Honeymoon last week. We drove up to Las Vegas for the week and loved checking everything out. It seems like every Food Network or other celebrity chef has a restaurant or several! Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss) Lisa Vanderpump, and Martha Stewart's "The Bedford". We stayed at Resorts World which has three hotels in one and enjoyed their "Street Eats" choices as well as a fun place called "Sun's Out Buns Out" with great breakfast sandwiches and the Carver Steakhouse where we celebrated our Anniversary dinner which they made special. It also housed a 24 hr Starbucks which was great for me with morning and late afternoon iced mochas. We didn't do any shows this time mostly because we're such early birds and are in for the night well before they  start. It was good for me to get away since I suffer from some crippling anxiety and depression at times and the timing was perfect. Sometimes that helps me create. Other times it just paralyzes me so being distracted helped. 

Fall is here (I don't care what the calendar or thermometer says). I guess I should say "Fall Craft Time" is here. I'm going to start on a Halloween tree skirt for the black "Christmas" tree I got for 50% off from Wayfair. Found some great fabric 50% off at JoAnn's!

Let's see some of the ideas from last week's party. 

This is brilliant and perfect for any space. A DIY in this case Journaling Station but could be used for SO many thing including just as extra storage! From Thriving With Less.

I love what Penny's Vintage Home did with this Antique Wooden Dough Bowl! We have one from my husband's family's old farmhouse and last year I filled it with greens and baubles for the holidays but I love it with these Fall blooms!

Being a lover of neutrals, this Neutral Baby Shower from Saved From Salvage caught my eye. It is so elegant and fun and you really have to see all that she did! 

Lastly, I hadn't thought about using my InstaPot to make Bread Pudding but this Gooey Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding from Scratch Made Food may change that! 

Thanks to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what everyone's been up to this week!

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Ann said...

Love the features, Carol! I'm glad to hear you had fun in Vegas. Anxiety and depression are no joke...thinkin' of you!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

What a delightful surprise to see my dough bowl included in this weeks party's features....thank you!

Two Chicks and a Mom said...

Thank you for hosting each week! Awesome Features as usual.

Artsy VaVa said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. I'm glad you had a chance to get away. And, happy anniversary!
Thanks for hosting the party. Looking forward to seeing your black tree!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Sounds like great memories were made! Thank you for the feature of my post Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding! I appreciate coming to visit each week!

mjmaterazo said...

I am glad to hear you had a good time in Vegas but sad to hear you have some struggles. Thinking about you and yes, creating can be very therapeutic. Thinking about you. XO- MaryJo

Beth Watson said...

Thanks for hosting a FABULOUS linky party every week, Carol! Have a great week. Creatively, Beth