Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 104

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 104!

This has been a busy week for us and I am ready for some inspiration.
Despite the beautiful and serene landscape that we find ourselves surrounded by, there is no denying the sheer power of Mother Nature. We joined many of our fellow Granite Stater's with roof issues this week. Our kitchen door had started to stick and I discovered a leak in the office.  My oh-so-clever husband knew the problem immediately. The heavy snow load on our roof was to blame. This was quickly followed by a long day of roof shoveling. There have been several roof collapses in our area. The 8th grade wing of our middle school has been shut down for the remainder of the year, due to structural issues caused by the snow. Thankfully, we were given a little warning and were able to take care of things before we had a much more serious problem.

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
 ~ John Steinbeck

Now onto bigger and better things, let's get this party started!

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 103.


A Tweaked Layout and a New Gallery Wall at Little Bits of Home. Samantha shows us her lovely updated dining room and her new gallery wall that was a year in the making.


DIY Knotted Jute Bottles at Making it in the Mountains. Kristi is sharing a tutorial on how to make your own 'Knotted Jute Bottles' for mere pennies.



How to make a Princess Peg Doll at Little Girl Designs. Jennie shows us he created this sweet Peg Doll using a few fabric scraps,  a bit of embroidery and some simple drawing. This would make a lovely craft project to share with your little ones.


Update your Hallway - 2 Easy Ways at The Hatched Home. Amanda shows us her updated hallway and gives us the 411 on how it was done. While her first attempt was nixed by her husband, there is no arguing with the wonderful end results. 


Loving Lemon Tablescape at Row House Blog. Ramon is longing for Spring and decided to bring a bit indoors with this lovely tablescape. He combined layered tablecloths, fresh flowers and pops of yellow to create this bright and happy arrangement.


A Homemade Tussie-Mussie at Creative Country Mom. In this post, Brooke shows us how to recreate this Tussie-Mussie. This is such a simple and pretty way to add a floral touch here and there.


Homemade Sleeping Diaper Babies at Burnt Apple. An upcoming baby shower found Burnt Apple searching for homemade gift ideas. She found a tutorial for 'Sleeping Diaper Babies' and was able to make a pair of these sweet little things in 20 minutes.


Lemon Pound Cake at Kleinworth & Co. - Nicer weather finds Gina in the mood for all things lemon. In this post she shares a favorite recipe for 'Lemon Pound Cake' that reminds me that Spring will be here soon.


Amazing Homemade Taco Seasoning at Live Randomly Simple. Jessica found herself short on taco seasoning and whipped up this homemade version. It turned out so good, that she will never go back to the pre-made store packets..


Turkey Veggie Nachos at Simply Fresh Dinners. Robyn shares her Oscar night dinner that she says is quick, easy and healthy. You just know it's going to be good!


Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash at To Simply Inspire. Sherri is sharing a simple, side dish recipe  for 'Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash' that is a wonderful low-carb and healthy option.


Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Melon Salsa at Tabler Party of Two. Andrea shares a recipe pairing spicy shrimp with cool melon that sounds amazing. 

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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, February 21, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 103

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 103!

It's time for another party and time to share your latest project. What has inspired you this week?

Here in New Hampshire, we are covered in several blankets of snow with the promise of more to come. I am savoring the stillness and quiet beauty that continues to take over our little corner of the world. 

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together."
 ~ Vista M. Kelly

Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 102.


Our Little Girl's Bedroom at T-shirt & Jeans. Nicki shows us how she changed her little boy's room into a happy little girl's room. In this post, she explains how she calmed the bold red dresser into an accent color for the room and so much more.


Frayed Heart Pillow at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Erin shares a quick and easy 'Frayed Heart' pillow project. Love that she chose neutral colored fabrics that will work for any season.


Old Windows & Aquarium Stand = Awesome Buffet at Down to Earth Style. Holly transformed a thrift shop find into this character filled buffet. Be sure to visit her blog to read how she customized this great piece of furniture.


DIY Upholstered Headboard Tutorial at Lou Lou Girls. Jessica has a step-by-step tutorial showing you how she created this pretty 'Upholstered Headboard' for her daughters bedroom.


Handmade Turquoise and Silver Bracelet at Noting Grace. Jen finds making jewelry a great way to relax and de-stress. In this post, she shares this oh-so-pretty 'Turquoise and Silver Bracelet' that she created.


Easy Homemade Lotion Bars at Coupons and Freebies Mom. KH shares a simple recipe for 'Homemade Lotion Bars' that would make a lovely gift.


Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day - a look at Ukrainian Eggs at Daily Holiday Blog. Suzy shows off her talent for creating Ukrainian Eggs. Each piece is so unique and has such beautiful and intricate details.


Red Wine Gummies Recipe at Feather Pixels. Jennifer is sharing a simple 3 ingredient recipe for an adult version of Gummies that's sure to please the wine lovers out there.


Crispy Coconut Chicken Salad Recipe at Pink When. Justine shares a quick and easy recipe for 'Crispy Coconut Chicken Salad' that's filled with healthy goodness.


Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup at A Life From Scratch. The snowy and cold weather finds Courtney making this hearty soup to warm her families soul.


Italian Sausage and Tomato Soup (Groundhog Day Recipe) at Better in Bulk. A newly started family tradition has Lolli sharing this healthy and satisfying recipe.


Delicious Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies at A Cultivated Nest. Jody is sharing a decadent cookie recipe that should handle any chocolate craving.

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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!

Pieced Pastimes

 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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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 102

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 102 and Happy Valentines Day!

Any day that nudges us to appreciate one another and show our loved ones some special attention is a good day in my book.

"If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it."
 ~ Mother Teresa

Share your latest post here and spread the L-O-V-E.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 101.


Shabby Chic Valentine's Arrow at Shabby Chic and I. Tanja shares some lovely Shabby Chic Valentine's Arrows that she made from simple objects.


Simple Valentine's Day Wreath and Decor at Seeking Lavender Lane. Deb shows us her subtle touches of Valentine's throughout her home and shares why it doesn't have to be all 'Reds'.


Vintage Valentine's Mantel at Bohemian Junktion. Shannon shopped her house and created this lovely vintage Valentine's mantel.


Leather Heart Headband at Love Create Celebrate. Lindi shares this sweet Leather Heart Headband that she made for her little girl.


The Giving Generously Project at Little Girl Designs. Jennie was so inspired by the many comments she received on a previous post that she is now offering a free mini ebook containing gift ideas and printables. Her hope is to encourage you to give more creatively and generously.


Valentine's Day Wall Hanging at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies. Laurie shares a quick and easy project that will get you started with metal embossing.


White Chocolate Mud Cake with Layer of Strawberry Cheesecake at Something Sweet. Winnie baked this delectable cake to celebrate her second year of blogging and shares her recipe in this post.


Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts at Drugstore Divas. Lisa was inspired by another post and created these Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts.



And finally, a recap of my share from the party - 2015 Winter Mantel. A newly found appreciation for our fireplace led me on the path to create a simpler, minimalist Winter mantel.

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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!

Pieced Pastimes

 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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