Showing posts with label Marilyn's Treats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marilyn's Treats. Show all posts

Thursday, February 20, 2020

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve everyone! Hope everyone had a LOVEly Valentine's Day. Let's take a look at some of the fun ideas shared at last week's party. 


Whether you make your own or find one already made, Tiered Trays are a fun way to show off a collection or use for storage. The Organized Dream has a roundup of 15 different Spring Tiered Trays to check out. 


If you're like me, you take more and more pictures on your phone and then don't do much with them. I really love this idea from Artsy VaVa of using photos to make a lantern. What a great way to remember a special trip or occasion. 


We are surrounded by bunnies and not a day goes by where there aren't some playing outside. If you're looking for a different type of bunny, check out this cute Candy Pocket from DIY Party Mom.  


This cake is accurately named: Addiction Chocolate Cake because I know once I started, I'd be hooked! From Marilyn's Treats. YUM! 

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


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve all. December is slowing down for no one. After losing a week to my back going out the halls are now fully decked and my Christmas and Hanukkah cards are made. Hope all your projects are coming together. I get my best present ever when PhD "Boy" comes home next week! 

Here are some ideas from last week's party!


Gnomes are everywhere! I have always loved them and Bird's Party has free templates for these cuties and the best part? They're NO SEW! 


The Organized Dream  shared these fantastic Buffalo Plaid Christmas Printables that would be great framed or for the inside of a handmade card. 


I adore the name of this project from Artsy VaVa as much as I do the project itself. Scrap wood and paint and you have "Not Your Mama's Christmas Village". 


Christmas is the perfect time for a Trifle and Marilyn's Treats has one that looks amazing. Presenting Death by Peanut Butter and Chocolate Trifle! 

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


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party Apology Edition

Soooo...I kinda forgot my own party last week and by the time I realized it, too late! My sincerest apologies. Had some medical stuff on my mind and just oops'd! Hope you all had a wonderful and fun Halloween!

Let's take a look at some of the great ideas shared the week before. 


If you're planning your Thanksgiving dessert table or something to bring, check out this No Bake Apple Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake from Marilyn's Treats. How perfect for the season! 


A must Pin for next year! These Witch Hats and Broomsticks from Claire Justine are too cute! 


These Owl Soap Bars from Handmade Weekly would be a "hoot" to make and give as a hostess gift if you're going somewhere for Thanksgiving . 



Finally, I'm always looking for more ways to use my Instant Pot. This Tuscan Chicen Pasta from Pots and Planes is definitely one to try! 

OK let's see what all you makers have been up to this week ( and last week lol) !

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve once again . I cannot believe we are staring down the end of May, that it's Memorial Day Weekend already, which means the start of Summer! Before you know it we'll be seeing Halloween stuff. Yikes!

Before that happens, let's take a look at some of the ideas shared at last week's party!



With Memorial Day soon to be followed by Fourth of July , this pillow from Lisa and Fresh Vintage By LisaS is a perfect addition to your decor.


I don't read as much as I used to ( thanks internet) but when I do, I still love holding a physical book in my hands. And that means having a bookmark. I love these from Yarn Scissors Silk which are a great way to use up scraps of ribbon and miscellaneous beads and embellishments. 


If you need a dessert for Memorial Day barbecues ( or just because) check out this Bailey's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake from Marilyn's Treats


Let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday eve all! Week's flown by, almost literally, for me. It was super windy here yesterday and hoping that's done with. Hope you all have had a great week! Who's preparing to watch the last season of Game of Thrones starting on Sunday? Huge fan here. 

OK let's have a look at some great ideas from last week's party!


With Easter and Passover approaching, eggs are a big decor item. LOVE these Botanical Eggs from Artsy VaVa! 


Look how cute this table setting is from Kippi At Home! You really have to check out all of the ideas for a lovely table and this is the KIDS table! 


Thrift store makeovers are one of my faves, and this Farmhouse Sign from The Organized Dream is no exception. 

Finally, this would make quite the impression as an Easter dessert don't you think? Espresso  Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce from Marilyn's Treats




You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party : Chocoholic Edition


Happy Friday Eve all. Hope the week has been good to you. There were some really delicious chocolate ideas shared at last week's party and it's been a while since I did a chocolate themed post so here we go! 


First up, how about this Ice Cream Cone Cake from Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen. Layers of wafer cookies and ice cream, enrobed in a delicious chocolate coating! 


Next, love Snickers? Love cheesecake? How about a Snickers Cheesecake from Marilyn's Treats? I think I'll have to make this for Mr. Chocolate since Snickers is his favorite candy bar. 


If you want S'mores but don't necessarily want to do them outside, check out these S'more Brownie Bowls from A Sprinkle of Joy


Finally, chocolate and caramel are always a winning combination and these Chocolate Caramel Cake Mix Cookies from Family Cookie Recipes are no exception. Look at that ooey gooey caramel middle!  

Hope you've enjoyed these. I'll "mix" things up again next week. 

Now let's see what you've been up to !

   
   

Thursday, August 2, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Hi all and welcome to another BFF Open House here at The Answer Is Chocolate. Sadness in Casa Chocolate this week as we had to say goodbye to our precious furbaby of 16 years. It's the day every pet parent dreads. She's at peace and not suffering which is all we could possibly want. 

Looking through the links from last week's party helped a lot so thank you to all who linked up. Here are a few features!!


Repurpose and Upcycle is back with an amazing DIY Budget Friendly Beach Cottage Mudroom



Satsuma Designs shared the cutest Fairy Camp Party idea, complete with Fairy Houses. This would be as much fun for grownups as for kids and could be easily adapted for a Bridal or Baby Shower or just a girlfriends gathering. 


It was Harry Potter's Birthday this week and the 20th Anniversary of the book that  started it all. Harry has been a huge part of our lives and I can never resist a Harry Potter craft idea. These mugs from Surviving A Teacher's Salary are no exception. 


Finally , between this week and the fact that this pie applies to me, I had to feature this "Menopause" aka Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Pie from  Marilyn's Treats. Yeah you do all the things you're supposed to ... eat right, exercise, mindfulness but let's be real. When you are a woman of a certain age and your hormones are going full tilt crazy, the answer really is chocolate. 


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

   
   

Thursday, April 12, 2018

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Settling into desert life and still trying to process the reality that it hit 100 degrees in APRIL while other places in the country are still getting snow. 

Here are some features from last week's party! 


Let's start with these DIY Moss Pots from Sew Historically. I love how these add pops of nature and color to any decor. 


With outdoor entertaining season coming ( sooner for some of us) using the power of the Sun to light your outdoor decor is easy with this idea from Chas's Crazy Creations.  She has a step by step tutorial and you just need a few items. 


As much as I love tech, and I do, there is still something about a written note. This free and downloadable stationery from The Handmade Home makes it fast and easy to do! You can print out a set for yourself or add to a girlfriend gift etc. 

Finally, you know this caught my eye! Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Marilyn's Treats. Oh my! 

Now, let's see what you've all been up to this week! 

   
   





Thursday, September 14, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Mid September Friday Eve all! Hoping that those who've been impacted by Harvey and Irma are recovering. Fall is almost officially here and there were lots of great ideas shared last week so let's take a look. 


I was just reading in the paper today that here in the PNW we have a great crop of Fall pears so this recipe from 3Winks Design is well timed and looks amazing! 


Nothing says Fall like Pumpkins and these fabric ones from Vintage Paint and More are perfect for any room. 


Halloween will be here before we know it and this Easy Tulle Wreath from Foxy's Domestic Side is just the thing to get you in the haunted mood! 


The first time my parents took me to a "grown up" restaurant as a kid, I fell in lifelong love with chocolate mousse. This recipe from Marilyn's Treats looks like just the way to end a special meal. Or an ordinary meal. Or in place of a meal. 

Now, let's see what you've been up to this week! 

   
   


Thursday, July 13, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Woot. Happy Friday Eve. I'm ready for the weekend, how about you? Let's face it, I'm never NOT ready for the weekend!

Here are some ideas ( maybe even weekend projects? ) from last week's party. 


See the curtains in the background? Want to know what they're made from? Only the most versatile thing ever...fabric dropcloths from the HW store! Check out how Lindsey from Repurpose and Upcycle freshened up her living room with these. 


Who doesn't love a great thrift store transformation? This vintage sign from Vintage Paint and More is  one .  You have to check out  the before and Cathy did such a beautiful job on the after. 


This gorgeous DIY outdoor solar light looks like it came from a high end home store. Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled ( whose blog name I love!) has a great tutorial. 


Anyone else want some of these like I do? They're called Martha Washington Candies and they are a combination of coconut, pecans, and other yummy ingredients. Thank you Marilyn from Marilyn's Treats for sharing! 

Now let's see what you've been up to this week. Party On!