Saturday, March 21, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 107

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 107!

Each of us have our own unique perspective on what inspires us and makes our heart sing. It is the sharing of that eclectic mix that I find so refreshing each week and gives me pause. 
 
"One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought."
 ~ Daniel Boone

Now, lets get this weeks party started!

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 106.


Watercolor Bookmarks & Book Reviews at Designs by Miss Mandee. A New Year's resolution to read more books finds Mandee fully immersed in the world of reading. In this post, Mandee reviews  the books she has read so far this year and is also offering a free download of some lovely watercolor bookmarks.


Fireplace Planking Reveal at Little Bits of Home. A compromise of where to place the 'big black box' resulted in this lovely planked fireplace. 


Farm Photo Friday at LL Farm. Lori continues her 'Farm Photo Friday' series showing some delightful images she has captured at their farm. 


DIY Painted Mug That Won't Wash Away at Tabler Party of Two. Andrea is sharing a craft project from her oh-so-talented DIL Shandi. In this post, she shows us how she personalized a mug with a paint marker and the steps involved to make it permanent and dishwasher safe. 


Vintage Bridal Photos on my Antique Sideboard at Creative Country Mom's. Brooke shows us the sideboard vignette she created using a lovely mix of vintage items.


Covered in Crayola Colour at Poppy View. Poppy shares some of the beautiful places she has photographed in her home land of Greece. 


Banana Crunch Parfait at Sweet Silly Sara. Sara shares a recipe from Post that combines Bananas and Pineapples into a healthy and delicious parfait. 


DIY Ranch Seasoning at All She Cooks. Ranch seasoning is such a great flavor booster in so many recipes.  Jessica is sharing a healthy homemade version that sounds like a must try.


Kaya Pancake Muffin at Treat & Trick. Nora is sharing her recipe for 'Kaya Pancake Muffin's' that she describes as a 'versatile, on the go and delicious meal'. 


Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes at Honey & Birch. Jenny shares a 'mashed potato' memory from her childhood and a delicious recipe for 'Garlic Chive Mashed Potatoes'.

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Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

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- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 106

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 106!

Blog land seems to be filled with all things Spring related these days and I am loving every ounce of it.  After this long and snow filled winter, I find myself longing for bright sun filled days and the first blooms of Spring. Seeing that others are in the midst of the Season tells me that our turn is coming. 

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
 ~ Mark Twain

Now, lets get this weeks party started!

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 105.


Custom Craft Space at Love Create Celebrate. Lindi dreamed of her own craft space and her husband helped her to realize that dream by building custom shelving and transforming a blank wall into this wonderful and bright crafting area.


Spring Wreath at Vintage, Paint and More... - Cathy is sharing a tutorial for this sweet 'Spring Wreath'. I love how the colors pop against her black door.


Sneak Peak & How To Hang Drapes Professionally at A Stroll Thru Life. Marty is giving us a glimpse of her updated living/dining area and in this post shows us her lovely drapes and how she trained them to hang perfectly.


7 Fun Spring Ideas at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Erin is sharing '7 Fun Spring Ideas' that will help you  say goodbye to Winter and welcome Spring.


Paper Flower Backdrop:  Dahlia at Ash and Crafts. Ash is sharing a video and written instructions explaining how to create a pretty paper Dahlia as part of her series on creating a 'Paper Flower Backdrop'.


Playing In The Snow Tablescape at Rowhouseblog. Ramon's original tablescape plan took a new direction with a bit of help from Old Man Winter.


Speckled Easter Eggs at The Pin Junkie. Bonnie explains how she created these oh-so-cute 'Speckled Easter Eggs' that she made for an Easter themed challenge she participated in.


Healthy French Toast at Simply Fresh Dinners. Robyn is sharing a lighter and healthier recipe for 'French Toast' that I must try.


Cold Weather Comfort Food - Potato & Turkey Soup at Just A Little Creativity.  Molly explains why a missed grocery trip forced her to think outside the box and the end result was this delicious  'Potato & Turkey Soup' recipe. 


Red Velvet Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting at To Simply Inspire. Sherri describes these tempting bars as 'scrumptious' and I think she might be on to something.


Pistachio Kiss Pudding Cookies at Yesterfood. Joy is testing our willpower with these little confectionary delights combining pistachio and chocolate. 


Guinness Bread at Upstate Ramblings. Anne is sharing a quick bread recipe that she says is packed with flavor and perfect for St. Patricks Day.

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 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

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- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 105

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 105!

 Many years ago, on a whim I attended my first quilt show. It was being held in an old church by one of the smaller guilds. There were only four cars in the parking lot and the building looked tired and in need of paint. My expectations were dwindling as I walked up to this house of worship...

....Throwing caution to the wind, I opened the doors and was greeted by a lovely older woman who offered me a program guide and welcomed me to enjoy the show. Another smiling woman then ushered me into the church entry and again offered warm, welcoming wishes.  As I stepped inside, I was instantly taken aback by the beauty of this humble place - so much for first impressions!

The worn interior had been transformed into a wonderland of colors, textures and patterns. Quilts were lovingly displayed throughout this sacred place - from the beams of the cathedral ceiling, draped along the pews and sprinkled throughout the tiny alter. Baskets filled with cotton gloves were placed throughout the church for those of us who needed to 'feel' the goodness behind all that quilting. It was this introduction into the quilting world that grabbed me and never let go.

Much like my first quilt show, this party has taken hold of me. The variety of ideas and projects that are shared each week never cease to amaze me. Inspiration abounds and sets the creative spirit flying.  

"Everybody born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity. I think that each one of us is born with creativity."
 ~ Maya Angelou

So, let's get this party started!

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 104.


And the Wall Came Down... at the Long Awaited Home. The Long Awaited Home shows us how removing the wall between the living room and dining room opened up the space and brightened the area. I am so loving the mix of whites, wood tones and natural textures.


Introduction to Luckett's Green at The Painted Poppy. Kim shares her combination of Annie Sloan's Chalk paint and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in this wonderful farmhouse dresser.


Hair Bow and Headband Organzier at Love Create Celebrate. Lindi shows us how she took a purchased Chicken Wire Frame and created this fun personalized organizer for her daughters hair bows and headbands.


How to Organize Cards at The Thrifty Challenge. Lisa shares her method for storing cards that bring back memories of the special moments in her life.


DIY Leaf Placemats at Southern Seazons. Jody saw some 'Leaf Placemats' in a catalog that spoke to her, but the price was to steep. In this post, she shows us how she made her own. These would make a lovely Spring tablescape.


{Two Ingredient} Sweetened Toasted Coconut at T-shirt & Jeans. Nicki shares a good friends two ingredient recipe for 'Sweetened Toasted Coconut'. It's funny how the simplest recipes are sometimes the best.


Creamy Tomato Seafood Bisque at A Dish of Daily Life. Michelle is not a fan of cold weather, but she is a fan of delicous hot soup such as this 'Creamy Tomato Seafood Bisque' recipe that she shares in this post.


Fire Chicken at Honey and Birch. Jenny is tempting our taste buds with this Asian inspired 'Fire Chicken' recipe.


Copycat Bailey's Irish Cream at Yesterfood. Joy is sharing a recipe for 'Bailey's Irish Cream' that allows you to control the amount of alcohol and save money. 


Savory Roasted Chickpeas at Memories by the Mile. Jessica is sharing a healthier snack option with this recipe for 'Savory Roasted Chickpeas'. 

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Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

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 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) or a text link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own ideas - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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