Thursday, September 21, 2023
Fall is in the air! Granted, here that means days finally under 100 degrees, but I'll take it. ALMOST out of shorts and sundress weather. Had a fabulous birthday weekend this past weekend and continuing to celebrate with more September baby friends and their upcoming special days.
I love Fall with all of its changing colors and cooler days. Let's take a look at some of the beautiful Fall inspiration shared at last week's party!
My favorite type of project is transforming something ordinary into something pretty and extraordinary. Steph Creates did exactly that with this inviting Upcycled Fall Floral Decoration!
This inspired Fall Tablescape from My Thrift Store Addiction is a perfect way to transition. Love all the greens!
These look good enough to eat, don't they? Studio 27 shared her "Faux" Fall Decor that is convincingly real! Great way to get the feel of a bakery without the calories.
Finally, Fall (for me) is soup weather and hearty ones that can be a whole meal are my fave. This Cream Cheese Potato Soup from Rose Bakes fills the bill!
Thanks to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Hello and Happy Friday Eve! It's been crazy weather all week with afternoon monsoon performances around me. Thunder, lightning, rain, even when the sun's out, and some beautiful sunsets. Then then next morning it's clear and dry and starts anew.
Hope you've all had a great week. I had a moment Tuesday when I realized Christmas is in FIVE MONTHS!
Let's\ take a look at some of the great ideas from last week's party!
I love my reusable shopping bags and every time I look, there are more fun and pretty ones. Penny's Vintage Home has a great way to use them as Shopping Bag Wall Art!
Steph Creates shared these lovely DIY Terra Cotta Pot Decorations that easily go with any decor.
Harry Potter was a huge part of our son's childhood and if you're familiar with the "Potterverse"you know that July is Harry's Birthday month and bloggers love to celebrate. These Printable Coloring Pages from Creatively Beth are perfect!
Finally, this Chocolate Chip Fudge Muffin Cake from Cindy's Online Recipe Box just speaks for itself! There's a sugar free version too!
Thank you to all who linked up and let's see what you've been up to this week!
Thursday, July 6, 2023
Happy Friday Eve all! I hope everyone had a SAFE Fourth and that furbabies weren't too distressed. We live in a "dark sky" town where only professional fireworks are allowed and given that we haven't had any rain from monsoon season yet, it's also a tinderbox so I'm glad things were minimal.
Random: I love my Physical Therapist who's basically building me a home workout I can continue when we're done. I've been an advocate for PT since I first had to go through it for a shoulder injury and son had to go through it for a knee injury.
Halloween and Fall are starting to appear in stores and honestly, I can't wait. Fall through Christmas are my favorite maker times of the year.
In the interim, let's take a look at some great projects from last week's party!
It's still very much Summer and this festive Summer Drink Tray from Steph Creates is just perfect!
Lavender is amazing. It's pretty to look at, make things with, even use in recipes. There's a big festival North of us that we've missed two years running between moving last year and being injured this year. Hoping next year's the charm! In the meantime, Master Pieces of My Life has a fabulous Lavender roundup of projects!
These Tooth Fairy Pillows from Creatively Beth are so cute! I need to make one of these for my Fairy Granddaughter (my BFF's grand).
Finally, with it being fruit season and so much in abundance, this 3 Ingredient Blueberry Jam recipe from Drugstore Divas is just perfect!
Thanks to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Woo Hoo! Happy Friday Eve. Mr. Chocolate continues to walk unassisted and has learned his lesson about overdoing it (I think) and my Primary has at least been able to give me a diagnosis on my back (compressed discs and an uncommon calcium deposit condition which will need monitoring). Physical Therapy will be part of my Summer, but at least it's a plan! Thanks for putting up with all my health updates.
I even made something this week! Just a birthday card, but it felt great to create! Cardmaking Without a Machine.
Thinking about everyone who's dealing with the smoke etc. from the wildfires in Canada. Having lived under threats of them in both the Pacific Northwest and now Southwest, with daily air quality alerts, it's daunting. Be safe, stay hydrated, mask up!
Lovely ideas shared at last week's party so here are a few inspiring ideas.
Absolutely stunning makeover of Thrifted Finds from The House on Silverado! You really have to see the "before" to appreciate the "after".
For another fabulous thrifted makeover, check out this Repurposed Mail Holder from The Apple Street Cottage.
Steph Creates is back with another adorable Dollar Tree find and transformation! Thinking these would be cute around the holidays with Christmas trees too!
Finally, with Father's Day approaching, if you're planning a menu you want to check out the selection that Bluesky At Home shared. If you can't find one from these choices, not sure it exists!
Thanks to all who linked up and let's take a look at what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Happy June all! I'm not sad to see May go but the saga continues. Mr. Chocolate was finally able to stand and walk on his injured foot and of course, overdid it because some days "Why are MEN?!" And I've had back issues for years including a previously herniated disc so guess who's going for imaging tomorrow. I refuse to let June go the way of May! REFUSE! So, another week of not doing much which has to change.
In the meantime, let's see what you healthy creative people have been up to!
This $5 Target Mini-Wheelbarrow with Succulents from Steph Creates is a perfect Spring to Summer transition piece.
I love seeing Painted Rocks in gift shops and galleries and does anyone remember a few years ago when people were leaving these to be found by random others? Simple Joys has some wonderful ways to do these.
With July Fourth next month, get a jump on a piece of Patriotic Decor using Vintage Rulers! From the always Creatively Beth.
Finally, and as the saying goes "timing is everything" because we just saw these on a show and couldn't remember the name, check out these Brigadeiros, a Brazilian Truffle, from Kiku Corner. YUM!
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Dear May 2023,
I'm not sure what I did to you, but it was clearly something because for the third week now, "things haven't gone as planned".
"Now what?" you might ask. Lemme tell you. I made my mom a very special Mother's Day dinner last Saturday night. Herbed filet-mignon, Dauphinoise potatoes, broccoli gratin and cheated and picked up two different cakes for dessert. I came home from dropping her back at her place only to find that Mr. Chocolate decided to climb up on a ladder while I was gone, and of course, he fell off.
Landed HARD on his heel which we thought he fractured but "men" so did we go to the ER that night? No. The next day? "But it's Mother's Day"! He'd shopped for brunch, which I made because did I mention he couldn't stand? Monday: "Lets see how it goes". Finally, Tuesday we went. Whew. Wasn't fractured because we learned that if it had been, he'd have had to have spinal imaging since that would mean the force was strong enough to potentially damage the spine. Oh, and surgery for the heel. So again, "whew" that it wasn't but he's been using his desk chair to scoot around the house and it's a good thing we have tile floors and no carpet. He can't sneak up on me though because clackity clack, I hear you coming Oswald Cobblefoot!
Needless to say, another week of not doing anything creative! I'm afraid to think what the last week in May might have in store. I hope everyone had a less eventful and fun Mother's Day weekend and let's see what you've been up to this week!
Can you ever have too many reusable bags? Love this Repurposed Jeans Bag from Me and My Inklings! Perfect for Summer.
One of the best things I ever bought was a HUGE roll of Kraft Paper. Seriously, it's got to be 20 years old and I still have about 1/4 of it left and like Steph Creates, have used it for pretty wrapping projects. i love the combination here of rustic and floral.
Like Bananas Foster? Then you will want to check out this Bananas Foster Cocktail from Cook Eat Go !
Finally, I too love Gooey Brownies. These from A Day of Small Things look PERFECT!
Thanks to everyone who linked up and if this was your first time, Welcome! Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Happy Friday Eve once again Creative Peeps! Speaking of Peeps, I hope everyone who celebrated Easter this week had a wonderful one. Orthodox Easter is this coming Sunday so Easter wishes to those celebrating.
Like other places, the weather continues to be "interesting". We hit our first days of 90+ degrees and wearing shorts and now are "cooling" back down to 80s so back to leggings 😂Brrr!
Some wonderful Spring ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few.
I just love seeing vintage pieces re-combined into something new, especially when it's pretty and practical. Such is the case with this Vintage Thread Holder project from Birdz of a Feather. Isn't it great?!
If you're thinking of starting an herb garden, you can't go wrong with this Self-Watering Herb Garden from Condo Blues!
This DIY Hanging Sign from Steph Creates just screams Spring!
Finally, the only thing better than a scrumptious chocolate cake is a One Bowl Chocolate Cake like this one from Rose Bakes! Fewer dishes. More time for eating.
Thank you to everyone who linked up! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week.