Showing posts with label Sugar Spice and Family Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sugar Spice and Family Life. Show all posts

Thursday, September 7, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve once again. Sadly once again it's a week where we're watching awful devastation from nature. To those in the path of Irma, Jose, still recovering from Harvey, dealing with fires in the West, be safe and smart! No material things ( not even craft supplies) are worth it! 

Let's take a break and see what everyone's been up to as we gear up for Fall. 



What better way to prepare for Fall than with a new wreath? Leslie from Playdates to Parties has got you covered with a roundup of ideas. 


If you're still enjoying some outdoor weather but transitioning to Fall, check out this idea from My Thrift Store Addiction. Coffee and cupcakes? Yes please! 


Fall is the start of candle season to me. Sure they are year round but those cooler and darker earlier months are perfect for a cozy glow from candlelight. Chas' Crazy Creations has a wonderful way to display a Fall Candle. The secret's in the corn! 


And for this week's chocolate feature, what's better than a frosted chocolate cupcake? A frosted chocolate cupcake with a BROWNIE inside! From Sugar, Spice, and Family Life

Now on to this week's party! Thanks for being here. 

   
   

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope everyone's had a wonderful week and Spring is acting like it in your neck of the woods. Here in the PNW we've had seveal days of every kind of weather except snow lately. I'm talking in the same day. Sunny then rainy then thunder then sunny. Lather rinse repeat.  Let's see some ideas from last week's party! 


LOVE this Spring tablescape from Much More Creative using pedestals she made. Even though Easter is over, this is perfect for the rest of Spring. I am a sucker for anything on a pedestal. 


How fabulous would those pedestals look on top of this amazing farm table Artsy VaVa shared? More amazing? HER SON MADE IT. Yes I needed to put that in all caps. HE MADE IT! If he ever decides to stop being an Architect, he's got a calling right? Not surprising he's got such a great eye with a mom as creative as he has. 


Any pet parents out there? I have an older dog who would love to snuggle in this Pampered Pooch Pocket from Kileen at Raven Would. Who wouldn't feel cozy in this and even if your sewing skills are limited ( like mine) it looks pretty straightforward. 


YUM is all I have to say about these Chocolate Kiss Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sugar Spice and Family Life

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

   
   


Thursday, March 9, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all! Hope everyone's had a great week. Some fun ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few of them shall we? And oh ...a reminder that I have a little Spring themed giveaway going on through next week here.


Alayna's Creations shared an awesome  Spring Care package idea.I've been doing care packages for PhD Boy since he was College Boy but I love that she did a whole season!  Hers is for her deployed husband and covers all of the Spring holidays. There are smaller care packages within the big box! 


I'm seeing foxes everywhere lately. Creative genius extraordinaire MichLinLA came up with a fox themed necklace using something you would never guess. Really... you won't! 


My never ending bucket list includes wanting to be able to make gorgeous cakes. In the meantime, I live vicariously through those who can like Paisley and Pugs who shared this incredible unicorn cake. How cute is this? 

And for this week's chocolate feature? What's better than a chocolate chip cookie? How about one stuffed with a peanut butter cup?! You're welcome. From Sugar Spice and Family Life


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

   
   







Thursday, February 16, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party

Happy Friday Eve all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day the day before or both! There were so many LOVEly (see what I did there)  ideas shared at last week's party. So here are some great ideas to pin for next year! 


Let's start with this gorgeous altered canvas print from ArtsyVaVa. The print was great but I really like how she altered it. 


Speaking of altered, how about these Valententine Art Heart Tartlets from Lynda Creates


Not all hearts have to be red . I love the simplicity and color of this necklace from Thistlewood Farms.


Of course, what's Valentine's Day without chocolate. How about these Hidden Heart Chocolate cupcakes from Sugar Spice and Family Life! Look at that frosting! 

Now on to this week's party! 

   
   






Thursday, January 26, 2017

BFF Open House Link Party


Happy Friday Eve all. Can you believe we're headed into the last week of January already? Wasn't it just Christmas? 

There were some really cool and inspirational ideas shared at last week's party ( and I've fixed things this week so the thumbnails show...operator error!)


Let's start with this Wood Burned and Stained Mandala Tray that Kileen from Raven Would shared. I recently bought a wood burning tool to play with and this is my inspiration!! Isn't it spectacular?


All the way from Germany is this beautiful illuminated 3D paper art piece from Wesens Art blog. I love what she shared in her post too: 

"Especially this object is important for me. 
It should remind me to really trust my abilities. 
I'm a creative person and want to do more creative things for myself - to keep it or give it away. Just because I want to do it!"
Couldn't agree more!


So I've been seeing a lot about Instant Pots lately and I'm interested in anything that sounds fast in these time compressed times. The ladies from LollyJane sure have me intrigued with 23 Instant Pot recipes! I do have a Williams Sonoma gift card from Christmas I haven't used yet....hmmm

With Valentine's day coming up , here are some yummy treats: 


What's better than a chocolate chip cookie? An Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie! Check out Sugar Spice and Family Life for the recipe...if you dare! 

OK on to this week's party!! Happy Weekend all. 











Thursday, December 29, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party Goodbye 2016!!!


As much as I cannot believe we are at the end of another year, I won't lie and say that I will be unhappy to say goodbye to 2016! Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

However, what better way to say goodbye to the year  than with a party? 


What says party more than New Year's Eve and the gals at Lolly Jane have some wonderful ideas like this party hat tutorial which comes with a free clock printable! 


These festive Times Square Ball drink stirrers from Crafty Lumberjacks pair perfectly with the party hats don't they? 


What better time for a makeover than a New Year ? Grandma's House DIY has a gorgeous one. 


Finally, what's a New Year's celebration without a festive and of course chocolate dessert? 

These Peppermint Patty Brownie Cupcakes from Sugar Spice and Family Life are perfect! 

Now on to this week's party. Happy Happy New Year all!!



   
   

Thursday, May 5, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Even and Happy Mother's Day weekend all. Whether you're a mom or a mom figure to someone in your life, wishing you joy and happiness. I won't see my "baby" but my joy comes from knowing that he's working his heart out pursuing his dreams. For me, that's the point of motherhood. OK also knowing that I'll get to see him for a few weeks next month!! 

Here are some features from last week's party a couple you can still whip up to celebrate a mom in your life. 


From Woods of Bell Trees, how about a Jelly Donut Sugar Scrub?! No calories.  


This is not so much of a project as a fantastic idea.  You need to visit Saving and Simplicity to find out what the idea is but I bet you will love it. 


The mystery continues with this wonderful necklace idea from Mich in LA. I challenge you to guess what she used to make this. You won't. Trust me. So you'll have to go visit to find out. 


Nothing says Spring like digging in the dirt. In this case, these fun dirt cups from Sugar Spice and Family Life

   
   




Thursday, April 21, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. It's been "Sprummer" here in the PNW...when it's Spring but feels like Summer. 90+ in APRIL! Fortunately things have cooled down and hopefully we don't see those temps again until Summer. 

Here are some ideas from last week's party that caught my eye. 


Ever since childhood, I've been fascinated with weaving but have never pursued it. Jelica, from A Pretty Fix  has a great tutorial for a mini framed weaving with a lap loom.  I love the colors and the texture and everything about how this turned out. 


Here's another fun piece of DIY art from Artsy Va Va. I love the combination of the yardstick background and the Scrabble tiles. 



I love word games like Scrabble and I also love Crossword puzzles. How cute is this Birthday card from Lynda Creates for a word nerd in your life?  

This week's chocolate feature is almost (ALMOST) too cute to eat. From Sugar Spice and Family Life: 



Now on to this week's party! 

   
   


Thursday, March 24, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party Happy Spring!




The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve and Easter Weekend for everyone celebrating. Is it Spring where you are now that the calendar says it's official? Signs of it here between the raindrops.  Here are some fun Springtime ideas from last week's party. 


If you're dyeing eggs this weekend Practical Mom has a great tutorial on these gorgeous marbled eggs. 


I'm seeing lots of metallics in home decor and Lynda Creates shared this fun geometric metallic pillow along with the how to. 


Nothing says Spring like flowers and Twenty Something in the 2010s share a lovely way to dress up mason jars to hold your Spring blooms. 


If you're looking for another kind of egg this weekend, how about these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough eggs from Sugar Spice and Family Life? 

OK now on to this week's party! 



   
   

Thursday, February 18, 2016

BFF Open House Link Party

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy Friday Eve all. Hope everyone had a very Happy Valentine's Day and a great week. Back with features this week. Even though Valentine's Day is over, it's never too late to pin for next year or to show someone some love whenever right? 


Much More Creative shared this fun altered Love Potion  bottle. Change up the paint colors and embellishments and you could have a different kind of potion bottle for Halloween! 


You wouldn't guess that this Valentine block from Artsy Va Va started out from wood scraps from her husband's shop. Salvage everything!  In keeping w/ my Valentine's to Halloween transition ( where that came from I don't know) you could easily do this with a pumpkin instead of a heart and change the background papers. 


Sugar Spice and Family Life shared these delicious and pretty Chocolate Peanut Butter hearts. Who wouldn't love a bunch of these any time of year! 


Speaking of Chocolate and Peanut Butter, One Little Project At A Time shared these Chocolate Heart Peanut Butter cookies and for those of you who are gluten sensitive, they're even gluten free! 

Now on to this week's party!