Showing posts with label Homemade On A Weeknight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homemade On A Weeknight. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Happy Friday Eve all of you Creative people! Hope you've had a good week. So thankful that things are settling down and my Mom, "The Mumster", is fully mended and has had great at-home Physical Therapy. She is very adamant about maintaining her independence. She's always been tiny and associated exercise with losing weight, a problem she's never had. So it's been an adjustment to get her to understand that strength training exercises are a key component of her maintaining the independence she so fiercely protects. 

I found some time this week to make something! Check out my Saguaro-inspired Metal Flower Bottle Tops, here

As always, LOTS of great inspiration was shared at last week's party so here are a few of them! 

Blue Sky At Home shared a fun and festive and perfect for Summer, How to Decorate Glass with Paint for Your Home Decor.  

Steph Creates shared this perfect for Summer Succulent Birdhouse

We love Asian Food, especially dumplings, and we love Tacos.  Homemade on a Weeknight has the perfect fusion in these Pork Dumpling Smash Tacos! YUM!

Finally, Fun A Day shared a twist on S'mores: S'mores on a Stick

Thank you to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've got in store this week! 

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Happy Friday Eve, and Happy (almost) Valentine's Day! After almost 32 years of marriage, we don't do a big thing. I'll probably still make a nice dinner and dessert but I've kinda outgrown it. That's not being a Debbie Downer for anyone who does it up big. For us, it's about the day-to-day love we know we have for each other. The little things that you do just because. But am I ever not going to celebrate a day in which chocolate features so prominently? Hello! 

I do love making special Valentine's cards to send to friends and family. I shared those here: Black White Gold and Pink Valentine's Cards In recent years, I've enjoyed celebrating Galentine's Day with friends. I made some special gifts I'll share next week. 

Thanks for another great party. Seeing the link-ups is a weekly treat for me. Let's take a look at a few of the wonderful ideas shared so this week, I'm featuring treats that are perfect for Valentine's Day. 

Claire Justine shared Heart Shaped Recipes to make for Valentine's Day and isn't this gorgeous?!

Then there are these Kahlua Mocha Parfaits from The Kitchen Is My Playground. So much little time! 

If you're not into chocolate (*GASP*...just kidding I know not everyone is or people have allergies etc.) then this Lemon Cheesecake With Lemon Curd and Blueberry Sauce would be lovely! From Scratch Made Food For Hungry People

Finally, couldn't resist these Fancy Pigs In A Blanket from Homemade On A Weeknight. This hits on so many levels: childhood memories and adult appetizers. Comfort food. Perfect if you're celebrating with kids but want to make them feel fancy. You name it! 

Now, onto this week's party! 

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Achoo! I mean Happy Friday Eve. Just a little allergy humor. While a lot of the country has been under snow and ice, allergens are kicking my behind here in the desert. So this week the most creative thing I've done this week is figure out which combination of allergy and sinus meds to take. I hope everyone else is having a good week! 

As always, lots of wonderfully creative ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few! 

Need some last minute Valentine's inspiration? Check out this beautiful Box of Roses idea from Studio 27 by Jennifer Adams! Beautiful. 

Another great and easy way to decorate comes from Fresh Vintage by Lisa S with these Coffee Filter Hearts strung on a branch to make a Valentine's tree. 

I've been wanting to get back into crocheting and this Baby Blanket with Pom Poms from Howling Liz is just perfect! 

And finally, this Orange Ginger Vinaigrette from Homemade on a Weeknight looks and sounds so delicious! 

Thanks to everyone who linked up. Now let's see what you've all been up to this week! 

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Happy December everyone! The time crunch is ON! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and for those who began celebrating Hanukkah, hope it's been fun. It was just the two of us but I cooked like it was 20 of us only without the stress of what mood(s) guests would be in and not having to time cooking to drive, pick up relatives, cook, drive relatives home etc. It was freaking glorious. The halls are now all decked and full speed ahead until Christmas which will be wonderful this year because thanks to the pandemic last year, it was the first one we didn't spend with our son and he'll be here this year! Thank you 🎅🏾.

I don't know about you but the hardest part of this time of year for me is being busy making things that you can't post because they're gifts for people you don't want to see them! However, you can share them here so let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party ok?

If you're still looking for some fun decor projects, these Yarn Loop Trees from The Apple Street Cottage are easy and festive! And there are so many fun yarns to play with.

I love a good Dollar Store project and this Ornament Wreath from Life as a LEO Wife is pretty and easy on the budget. 

My blog is really about this next blog's perfect name: Makeable Crafts. Festive accent pillows can change the whole feel of a room. These are no exception! 

Finally, it's the time of year when dinner needs to be easily doable with everything else going on right? These French Dips from Homemade On A Weeknight are PERFECT for that! 

Alright all you Santa's Elves, let's see what you've been up to this week. 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

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Happy Friday Eve once again Creative Peeps! It has been a busy week since we last gathered. Excited to announce that I have a Granddoggo. You can read about him here and see my latest project which was inspired by my son giving him a forever home. Also honored to have had my Layered Shamrock featured in Hometalk's Newsletter. But the most exciting the time you read this, Mr. Chocolate and I will have received COVID Vaccines!!! So thankful. AZ lowered the age requirement so we qualify. Who says getting older is a bad thing? 

OK back to some of the inspiring ideas from last week's party! 

Pandora's Box shared her beautiful St. Patrick's vignette along with the meaning of St. Patrick's traditions. LOVE her MacKenzie Childs pieces. 

I love pretty and practical. This Functional Kitchen Sign from Unique Creations by Anita fits the bill and you are going to have to check out her post to see what she used for it. I'll bet you can't guess! I'll give you one clue. It's not a cabinet door. 

I love a good "green craft" and The Apple Street Cottage has a wonderful way to use up old jeans that have seen better days while staying organized with this Denim Pocket Organizer. Win-Win! 

Finally, St. Patrick's Day may be next week but I can never pass up Mexican food flavors and one of my fave faves is Mexican Street Corn. Can't wait to be able to go to my favorite restaurant that serves it and may just order a giant bowl of only that. Street Corn Chicken from Homemade On A Weeknight!

Thank you to everyone who linked up and if it was your first time sharing, WELCOME! 

Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

BFF Open House

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope those of you who have been dealing with frigid to sub-zero weather are keeping warm. Valentine's weekend is here and 2021 is moving quickly. Hard to believe it's been a year that we've been dealing with COVID isn't it? But Creatives that we are, we've been able to fill that time haven't we? Let's take a look at some of the ideas from last week's party! 

The Little Yellow Corner Store shared this Warm and Cozy Valentine's Tablescape that truly lives up to its name! 

Howling Liz is showing some love for our feathered friends with this pretty and practical Birdseed Heart. We have tons of quail around us who aren't exactly airborne but I love to watch them as they have their morning and evening conclaves. 

 Another beautiful tablescape, this time with Chocolate Truffles and Peonies, was shared by My Thrift Store Addiction. I love pulling together different pieces we have on hand and using them in creative ways. 

Finally, Valentine's Day doesn't have to only be about chocolate ( Gasp! Can you believe I just said that?... Me?!) I am intrigued by this Garlic Lovers Jelly from Homemade on a Weeknight. I started using a Honey and Fig jam I picked up on burgers, grilled cheese, etc. and it was a game changer. I think this Garlic Lover's Jelly is one as well! 

Thanks to all who linked up and let's see what you've all been up to this week! 

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

BFF Open House First of 2021


Happy New Year officially since last week's party was on NYE. I hope you had a safe and happy one and that the New Year is treating you kindly so far. I haven't been as creative as I would like...I've spent more time looking at the beautiful artwork at the hospital where I've had to go for a few tests ( not COVID ). Lifelong respiratory issues. Will get back to creating soon!

Let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party to get the New Year off on a fresh creative foot! 

I love the simplicity and elegance and message of this beautiful card from Linda at Paper Seedlings

This is the time of year that so many are cleaning out / organizing. This is a great post by The Organized Dream on how to re-purpose some of those things we always seem to have plenty of...Old T-Shirts. 

This is the perfect thing for Mr. Chocolate and me: Bourbon Bacon Jam! I love bacon, he loves bourbon, match made in culinary heaven. From Homemade On A Weeknight. YUM!

Finally, as we all strive to eat healthier this time of year, there's no reason you can't do it in a way that's also delicious. Check out this Hight Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread from The House on Silverado

OK let's see what you've all been up to so far in the New Year! 

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