Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 85

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 85!
Each weeks party reminds me of how quickly time goes by. It seems as though I just finish going through the beautiful links from one party and it's time for another one. 
Last weeks party was an eclectic mix of wonderful ideas that truly sparked my imagination.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 84.
Crap Room to Craft Room Reveal at Bohemian Junktion. Don't you love a great before and after? Well, Shannon has a real treat for you with her newly completed craft room. Be sure to visit and explore all the wonderful details.

DIY Desk-less Drawer to Rustic Decor at Anastasia Vintage. Stacy and Eric took a lonely drawer and  up-cycled it into this wonderful command station - so clever!
Fall Decorated Tree in my Country Kitchen at Creative Country Mom. Brooke loves a decorated tree for year round use and shows us her Fall adorned country tree.
DIY Candle Packaging at House of Hipsters. Kyla shows us how she customized some candles with her own labels and is offering a free printable so you can too. Nice packaging makes everything better!
Actions Speak Louder Than Words at An Extraordinary Day. Diane has written an inspiring post about why 'actions speak louder than words' and encourages everyone to take action now.
Glitter Pears at Karen's Up On The Hill. If you love a simple craft with big impact, you are going to love these "Glitter Pears' from Karen. She plans to use them from Thanksgiving thru Christmas, so they will get plenty of air time.
Haunted House Cut Out at Art Club Blog. Bella shows us how she created this spooky Halloween cutout. This is such a great art project to make with your kids.
Pumpkin Spice and Corn Flake Bars at It's Always Ruetten. Julia made up a batch of these delicious Pumpkin Marshmallow Treats for a co-worker's celebration and shares her recipe.
Healthy Molasses Raisin Oat Muffins at Luv a Bargain. Sherri confesses to her love of molasses and has come up with a healthy way of indulging in her cravings with this muffin recipe.
Pecan Pumpkin Bread with Warm Caramel Glaze at My Sweet Mission. The flavors of Fall are so wonderful and Heather is really putting our will power to the test with this yummy recipe for Pecan Pumpkin Bread with Warm Caramel Glaze.
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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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 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 or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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, October 11, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 84

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 84!
Another fun week to share your latest project. What have you been working on? What has inspired you? I can hardly wait to see!
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 83.
Rustic Fall Centerpiece - Copper at Little Farmstead. Julie shows us how some copper accents bring out the colors of Fall nicely as seen on her lovely table setting.
Old Chair Redo:  The Gentleman at Redo it Yourself Inspirations. An abandoned old chair found its way to Robin who gave it some much needed love and attention restoring it to its once former glory.
Cute Printable Cards at Designs by Miss Mandee. Mandee is offering a free printable for this cute fox card and describes a letter writing challenge that she hopes you will take on.
Lunch Bag Pumpkins at Vintage, Paint and more. Cathy shows us some darling pumpkins made from ordinary lunch bags and promises to give us a tutorial in the coming days.
110 Random Acts of Kindness at Darlene Nemeth. In a world full of troubles, simple kindness is always welcome. Darlene has come up with a list of 110 Random Acts of Kindness that are sure to brighten someones day.
Handmade Rustic Coasters at Making it in the Mountains. Kristi is teaming up with 14 other bloggers for a Handmade Gift Series and in this post, she shares how to make these unique rustic coasters.
Farm House Christmas Charm at Red Tin Inn. Sheryl took a galvanized feeder, some chalk paint and a few simple craft supplies and made this wonderful Christmas display. She also shares a heartwarming tribute to her rescue dog 'Beau' that she says 'rescued them'.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake with Honey Glaze at Something Sweet. Winnie is tempting us with this wonderfully rich Pumpkin Cake that she describes as being "reminiscent of honey or carrot cake".
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Garam Marsala Ketchup at Hello Little Home. Ginnie admits that french fries are one of her weaknesses, but she has adapted the ever popular fried version with this healthier and every bit as delicious recipe.
Apple Fennel Salad at Upstate Ramblings. Anne needed to bring something to a potluck and came up with this healthy seasonal salad combining apples, blueberries and fennel.
And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Fall Mantel 2014. Our New Hampshire landscape is bursting with vivid colors, but my heart was longing for a quieter, more neutral tone to our Fall mantel.
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 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
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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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- 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 or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Mantel 2014

A new season has begun, so it was time to refresh the mantel. 
Crisp, cool days and brisk nights are a sure sign that Fall has arrived here in New England and it is welcomed with open arms. 
These days, I find myself leaning towards a simpler, uncluttered decor style. Less is more seems to be my mantra of late.
For this mantel, I chose a neutral pallet and a few simple objects to reflect the season at hand.
A local gift shop carries a wonderful array of Amish made items. I purchased this wheat grass wreath and hung it from an old wooden gate.
Stacked books turned to the back and a few pumpkins - just enough.
Autumn is bursting with vivid colors outside, but is merely a whisper within the walls of our home.
 A bundle of common reed (marsh grass) quietly rests in the cubby.
Our Fall mantel is bordering on the edge of minimalism, but that seems to be where my heart is these days.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 83

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 83!
We are in full 'Fall' mode here in New Hampshire. Our foliage is at about 50% right now. The orchards are overflowing with apples and the farmers markets are brimming with their final crops of the season. It was fun to see many of the linkups from last weeks party were in full 'Fall' mode too!
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 82.
DIY Sisal Basket at Kleinworth & Co. - Gina has been having fun creating things for her new home and is sharing this pretty DIY Sisal Basket and shows us just how she made it.
Fall Feather & Glitter Wreath at It's Always Ruetten. Julia was ready for a change and came up with this sophisticated Fall wreath and she is giving her directions on how she made it.
Halloween Themed Scrapbook Paper Wall Art at What Rose Knows.  Rose finds scrapbook paper an easy and expensive material to use in decor and shows us how she made this fun Wall Art for Halloween.
Golden Leaves-Fall Makeup Tutorial at Sparkles and Such 26. Sparkles and Such is sharing a video tutorial on how to create this pretty 'Fall' look for your eyes.
Easy DIY Fall Wreath at Luv a Bargain. Sherri shares her daughters pretty Fall wreath that she made for the front door and shows us just how easy it was to make.
DIY Metallic Fall Leaf Garland at t-shirt & jeans. Nicki likes to decorate with different garlands in her home and came up with this Fall Leaf version using pretty metallic papers.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust at Robyn's View. Robyn shares her recipe for White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust. Any recipe with a name like that has to be amazing!
Caramel Pumpkin Mini Pies at Homemaking Hacks. Dawn shares a simple and delicious recipe for 'Mini Pies' with the full rich flavors of the season.
Pumpkin Spice Latte-Crockpot Recipe at Living Chic on the Cheap. Jessica shares a tempting crockpot recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte. She says is super easy and the crockpot does all the work for you.
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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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 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 or if you prefer, GFC and Linky are located at the bottom of this page.
- 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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