Showing posts with label The Kitchen Is My Playground. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Kitchen Is My Playground. Show all posts

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve and Happy December Creative Peeps! Can you believe it? This is the month we were made for! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and all leftovers have been taken care of. It was both wonderful and strange not to have to deal with that this year since we ran away. It was a wonderful escape getaway and may become a new tradition. 

I made my first Christmas gift for the place where we board our furbaby here: Pet Ornament and Card and started working on Hanukkah gifts this week. I finished this year's holiday cards before our trip so now I just have to get them in the mail. Will share those as soon as they're off. 

Now, let's see some of the wonderful ideas you shared at last week's party! 


The thing I love about fellow Creatives is the ability to see ideas in things that have nothing to do with the finished project. Enter this brilliant Trio of Trees from found Thrift Store items shared by the appropriately titled My Thrift Store Addiction



Likewise, if you've got some silver spoons you've inherited or picked up while thrifting, check out this lovely idea from The House On Silverado that transformed them into Keepsake Spoon Ornaments!   


It's card season and Paper Seedlings shared a gorgeous Snowflake Card. We must be on the same wavelength because I used some blues in my cards this year too! 


Finally, after a busy day of Elfing, relax with this delicious Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cocktail from The Kitchen Is My Playground. Hot, or cold! 

Thank you as always to everyone who linked up. A lot of busy people out there! Let's see what everyone's been up to this week. 







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Thursday, October 6, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve all and I hope Florida Creative Peeps are doing OK and hanging in there. So much devastation, it's incomprehensible and I know that's an understatement compared to living through it. 

October proceeds and Spooky Season is in full swing. I got my Halloween Tree up and dropping this year's Halloween cards in the mail to special family and friends today. 

As always, there were great projects shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few! 


How fun are these Witch Hat table favors from Thrifting Wonderland? Perfect to set a spooky table and/or send home with guests! 


These Concrete Pumpkins from Saved By Salvage are just GORGEOUS and she has all the details on how to make! 

How cute is this Book Witch from The Apple Street Cottage



Finally, these Brownie Parfaits from The Kitchen Is My Playground would be perfect on a Halloween part dessert table or for any time! 

Thank you to everyone who shared their creations and let's take a look at what you've all been up to this week! 






 

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

BFF Open House

 

It's that time again! Another week on the books and hope it's been a good one. Thank you all for the birthday wishes. We had a great day exploring a very artsy town near us, Tubac, which is one of the oldest towns in Arizona so it also has lots of history. Then dinner at one of our favorite restaurants from "up North" which also has a location nearby, and more exploring over the weekend. September is a busy birthday month. In addition to my own, I share it with my Fairy Grandbaby, cousin, and several friends including three this weekend and two on the same day! 

I even managed to post a couple of cards that came together with coordinating supplies from totally different places. 

Still working on my Halloween Tree skirt :)

Let's take a look at some of the great ideas shared at last week's party! 



The Apple Street Cottage is back with a collection of FABULOUS Dollar Store Pumpkin makeovers. Every one of these is great! 

Looking for a different pumpkin idea? Check out these Faux Terra Cotta Pumpkins from Family and the Lake House


Whether you're hosting a Fall dinner or just looking for a different take on Pumpkin Decor, Check out these beautiful Pumpkin Place Settings from My Thrift Store Addiction


Finally, to finish off my unplanned Pumpkin roundup, how about these cute Peanut Butter Pumpkins from The Kitchen Is My Playground.

'Tis the Season to be Pumpkin right? 

Thanks to all who linked up and let's take a look at what you've been up to this week. 







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Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve all and Happy Memorial Day Weekend which always feels weird to me since it's the holiday where we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Maybe that's just me. I try to keep things focused on the creative here because like everyone else, I need a break from the harsh realities of the world but the past two weeks of carnage between Buffalo and Uvalde are taking their toll. Just keeping it real. 

I hope you've all had a creative week. I managed to do a quick project which was to "Faux" stain my knife block. You can see it here. It may or may not (but may) be getting ready to be in a new space soon! 😏 

Lots of you are getting ready for Summer so let's take a look at some ideas we can try. 



Whether you have a small or large patio, Summer is S'Mores time! What a fun and a great way to make small or even individual DIY Mini Fire Pits for them! From Artsy Fartsy Mama



Hello Sewing shared how to make something pretty and practical, always a winning combination with this Rope Bowl Basket. Don't worry if you don't sew. There's also a no-sew option. 



The aptly named Creatively Beth has a fun way to change out seasonal decor without needing a lot of space for each season with this Interchangeable Holiday Decor Sign. 


Finally, these Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cream Frosted Cupcakes from The Kitchen Is My Playground would be a great dessert to add to a Memorial Day dessert table! 

Thanks to all who linked up and for sharing your creativity here each week. Wishing everyone a safe long weekend. 










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Thursday, March 17, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve all and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Whether you're drinking green beer, eating corned beef and cabbage, making Colcannon or not doing much of anything at all, hope it comes with a bit o'luck. I also hope that all of you who endured the time change this week are adjusted by now. On the one hand, it's nice here in Arizona that most of the state doesn't change. On the other, it's confusing to remember what time it is everywhere else, especially Pacific since for half of the year we are on the same time and the other half we're an hour ahead. 

And now, we fast forward into Spring, Easter, SprEaster? Lots of great ideas shared last week so let's take a look at a few!



This adorable Carrot Wreath from Creatively Beth is so perfect for Easter Decor but it's also perfectly timed since I have a project using these exact same carrots being featured in today's Hometalk Newsletter! Great minds Beth! 


Who says chicken wire is just for coops? Not creative thinkers! This Chicken Wire Cloche from Junk Is My Life is a perfect display vessel for Easter and Spring decor! 


With Easter and Passover coming up or any Spring gathering, this modern tablescape from Whispers of the Heart is crisp, bright, and fresh! 


Finally, these Black Bottom Cupcakes from The Kitchen Is My Playground are...YUM! Perfect for ANY occasion. 

Be safe, Be well. Be Creative! 








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Thursday, February 3, 2022

BFF Open House

 

Happy FEBRUARY all! Yikes. Every January, I convince myself that the year won't fly by. Why do I lie to myself? Hope everyone had a great week and those of you hit by storms in the NE and Midwest are keeping warm. I know Texas is also in for it so hope you all are stocked up and warm too! 

This week I shared a fun and easy variation on all the Faerie Gardens we're seeing and made a Gnome Garden! My other creative contribution this week was baking my Newfie a birthday cake! She acts like a human anyway. No worries...perfectly dog safe ingredients! 



She did NOT get the whole thing at once! OK let's see a few of the wonderful ideas shared at last week's party, You all continue to let your creativity shine!



What perfect timing from Hello Sewing! We have a BIG girl who does what big dogs do which is to destroy dog toys. I keep sending the message out to the universe to dog toy companies that if they need a super chewer tester, I've got their girl. But in the meantime, these Repurposed Jeans Dog Bones look very promising! 



This Valentine's Day plaque is just the thing to add a little Valentine's spirit to your decor. From The  Apple Street Cottage

I am always in awe of people who can take their thrifted finds and make beautiful tablescapes with them. This Valentine's Table from My Thrift Store Addiction is no exception! 


Finally, whether you're looking for a Valentine's treat or just because, you can't go wrong with these Oreo Brownie Bars from The Kitchen Is My Playground

Thank you to everyone who linked up and shared their talents here. I hope you're all clicking on and visiting each others links. Now let's see what you've all been up to this week! 
















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Thursday, November 11, 2021

BFF Open House


Happy Friday Eve once again and welcome back to another fun party here at The Answer Is Chocolate. I hope everyone's had a great week and survived the changing of the clocks.  We don't change here in AZ but we do get confused about what time it is everywhere else. 

We are already almost mid November with American Thanksgiving (I had Canadian colleagues who trained me well) two weeks from today! My mom will be spending the holidays back east with her sister and while we'll miss her, I think this is a fabulous opportunity to do something she hasn't done in forever. 

I had a ton of fun with girlfriends at a "Candle Bar" last weekend. Check out the details here: Light and Bark Candle Company and got my Thanksgiving cards done which you can see here

Lots of festive Fall goodness shared at last week's party. Let's take a look at a few ideas! 


Can you tell I'm in love with yarn based pumpkins? I just think they look so cozy. This herringboned patterned one is from Howling Liz




This DIY Long Box from Thrifting Wonderland is one of those pieces that can stay out all year round and be updated seasonally. PERFECT for the holiday season and I'm picturing it filled with everything from mini gourds to bottlebrush trees, ornaments and greenery, paperwhites, amaryllis...you get the idea!  


Speaking of bottlebrush trees, check out this ingenuity from Junk Journal who used vintage doorknobs as their base! 


Finally, if you're looking for a star addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table, look no further than this pretty Pumpkin Caramel Trifle from The Kitchen Is My Playground! She just keeps coming up with amazing desserts! 


Thank you as always to all who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!












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