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, September 14, 2023

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Happy Friday Eve, mid-September, almost Fall, and Happy Birthday Weekend to me! I am counting down the last couple of days of my 5th decade before embarking on my 6th! I don't have any fancy giveaways or anything to celebrate but I do have my ongoing thanks to each of you who share and link up each week. I love having a community that is as passionate about creating as I am and that gets as excited as I do about new materials, trends etc! So thank YOU all for giving me that present every week. 

I'm having a bit of FOMO (fear of missing out) with the ascendence of Laser Cutters like those from Glowforge (can't justify the expense) or X-Tool (some more affordable models). Just when I'm mastering my Cricut Explore Air and Maker, here comes a next level trend! Any of you feel this way? I just keep telling myself there's always going to be another thing but since I don't run a business, I'm just going to watch and wait to see if prices come down or Cricut maybe comes out with their own. 

I did get back to creating if for a less than happy reason. I shared these Memorial Bracelets this week. Also plotting out my Halloween cards for friends and family. 

OK! Let's take a look at some of the inspiring ideas from last week's party! 

I'm so ready for Fall! Thrifting Wonderland shared this beautiful Fall Entryway vignette to get us in the mood! 

Krafty Planner shared how to make fun Halloween Pillow Covers using Heat Transfer Vinyl! 

Sew Crafty Crochet shared this amazing Three Strip Flower Scarf. Perfect for chilly weather!


If I cheat on chocolate, it's bound to be for something apple or cinnamon and these Cresent Roll Dumplings from The Kitchen Is My Playground have BOTH! Don't apples scream Fall? 

Thanks to all who linked up. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 

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Thursday, August 3, 2023

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Happy August and Happy Friday Eve all. Hopefully August will be cooler than July. I'm afraid to say that it can't get hotter because...

Once September hits, it's full steam ahead with holiday crafting. This is my favorite time of year with Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah crafts and projects. 

But before we make that leap, let's take a look at some of the wonderful projects shared last week!

With back-to-school season upon us, this Painted Teacher's Chair from The House on Silverado is a fabulous idea for that special teacher. 

If you don't have hydrangeas, there's an easy remedy! Simple Joys shared how to make beautiful Paper Hydrangeas

If you do want to get a jump start on Holiday Crafting whether for home, gifts, or fairs, Blue Sky at Home has you covered with this Jeweled Ornament tutorial! 

Finally, whether to beat the heat or just because YUM, this No Churn Swiss Roll Ice Cream from The Kitchen is My Playground is a must! 

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

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve! Seen any Leprechauns about?  I wish everyone good luck in finding a pot of gold! I also want thank whoever created Allegra aka fexofenadine because having been put on it almost a week ago has been my personal pot of gold! You never realize how ick you've felt until you feel better, ya know?

May even venture out to a handmade market this weekend! Let's take a look at some of the ideas from last week's party, first!

With Easter on the horizon, now's the time to start making some beautiful eggs like these Decoupaged Eggs from Blue Sk At Home. So pretty! 

Here's another gorgeous take on eggs...Stamped Clay! Shared by Saved From Salvage

What Easter meal wouldn't be made even better with this Black Pepper Foccacia from Foodnutters

Finally, Mr. Chocolate keeps going on about a "green thing" an Aunt of his made for family gatherings that was not nearly as pretty or elegant as this Pistachio Lush Dessert from The Kitchen Is My Playground. This might serve in its place! 

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

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

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Happy Friday Eve everyone. Hope you've had a wonderful and creative week. We've had some more wild weather by me with winds that made me look outside to see if  Dorothy's house from The Wizard of Oz was flying by! I was so productive last week that guess what? I was L A Z Y this week and didn't really make anything 😂.

I was however very honored to have my Rose Quartz Bracelet featured in Upstyle Daily's newsletter. If you're unfamiliar with the site and like DIY fashion and jewelry, you must check it out. It's a sister site, along with Foodtalk Daily, of Hometalk

Lots of great ideas were shared at last week's party. I love that creativity is something that will never be in short supply! Let's take a look at a few. 

These Planter Vignettes from Bluesky at Home are perfect for St. Patrick's Day and Spring. 

Living in the Southwest, how could I resist this Potted Cactus Scarf from Sew Crafty Crochet? Tonna's talents never cease to amaze me! 

Have some pretty papers on hand you haven't used (not that I'd know ANYTHING about that!) Use them to make Wine Glass and Tealight Lampshades. Simple Joys will show you how.

Finally, and there's just something about bite-sized foods, these mini Chocolate Chess Pies from The Kitchen Is My Playground are the perfect dessert for any meal! 

Thank you to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to 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, 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

BFF Open House

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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