Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 99

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 99!
It's time for this weeks party. Time to share your latest creations and find inspiration from the imaginative ideas of others. Let's get this party started.
First - the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 98.
(Before and After) The Emily Set at The Vintage Storehouse. Kelsey Elaine shows us her newly refreshed 1920's antique dresser and nightstand and shares about the process in this post.
Revamped Kitchen at Stylish Revamp. Kathy and Garrett share a glimpse of their gorgeous remodeled kitchen with the promise of another more detailed post to come.
Heart Taggie Blanket at Love Create Celebrate. Lindi is paying it forward and made some sweet Heart Taggie Blankets as gifts and is sharing a tutorial on how to recreate them.

All you need is LOVE at Ornate Splendor. Catherine is celebrating Valentines Day with some lovely banners she created from antique book covers, vintage laces and trims. Love these!
Mounted Butterfly at White Tulip Designs. Jennifer has been admiring some of the mounted insect art, but not the heavy price tags some of them carry. Her solution was to make her own using a watercolor butterfly that she shares in this post.
Anniversary Decor at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Emily wanted to honor her 7 year anniversary with her husband while keeping their 'no gift' pact by creating this meaningful vignette for their special day.
Crock Pot Taco Chicken Bowls at Jenn's Random Scraps. In this post, Jenn shares a favorite comfort food created in the crock pot - perfect on a cold winter day.
Glazed Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies at Swanky Recipes. Jessica shares one of her favorite holiday cookies that she says just melts in your mouth.
Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes (Lower Fat) at My Sweet Mission. Heather is sharing a lighter version of the ever popular Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but she says you won't even know the difference as these are super moist and delicious.
Orange Peel Candy at Making Our Sustainable Life. Vickie's orange tree inspired her to try a new recipe for Orange Peel Candy which were amazingly delicious.
And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Parmesan Butternut Squash. I love finding new ways to serve Butternut Squash and this recipe turned out to be a real winner.

Pieced Pastimes

 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 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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Monday, January 19, 2015

15 Smart Ways to Deep Clean Your Fridge (Curated for Hometalk)

Compliments are such a great way to start a day. I recently received just this thing in a sweet email from the folks at Hometalk regarding my DIY Fridge Liners. In that same email, they asked if I would curate a 'Fridge Cleaning Tips' board and I happily said yes.
I found some great ideas for both cleaning and organizing the refrigerator. Visit my Fridge Cleaning Board to view each of the original posts. 

Hometalk is such a fabulous source for all things home and garden related. It is a community where homeowners, professionals and bloggers share ideas, inspiration and get help making informed decisions. You can follow me on Hometalk here to see some of my projects and the works of so many others.


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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 98

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 98!
It's such fun to see how everyone is so energized this time of year. Many of us are tackling long overdue projects or starting new ones with highly motivated spirits. 
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 97.

Shutter Grey Tall Boy with Glass Knobs at Ardent Hands. Jennifer's original plans for this dresser changed and the results are just gorgeous.
Hidden in the Woods at Gentle Joy Photography. A walk in the woods led Joy and her kids to the discovery of an old abandoned house. In this post, she reflects on the similarities between the old house and living a Christ centered life.
Top 6 Wordpress Plugins for your Blog at Mommyzoid. Stephanie shares 6 of her favorite Wordpress Plugins that she uses on her blog.
A DIY Faux Marble Mantel at Simply Vintageous. In this post, Suzan shares how she transformed a plain wood board into this lovely Faux Marble Mantel.
Change Can Lights to Pendant Light in less than 10 minutes at Kleinworth & Co. - Gina shows us how they changed out their can lights with pendant lights using a simple conversion kit that makes it as easy as screwing in a light bulb.
Mid Century Modern Makeover at Artsy Vava. A pair of mid century bar stools are refreshed with paint and given a new lease on life in this post by Artsy Vava.
Frittata Smoked Salman & Spinach at Memories by the Mile. Blair from The Seasoned Mom guest posts and shares a healthy and delicious recipe for a 'Skinny Frittate' that will jump start your day.
Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Pizza at Smile for no Reason. Kathy shares a quick and easy pizza recipe using ciabatta bread for the crust. 
Top 10 Favorite Post of 2014 at Treat & Trick. Treat and Trick is tempting our taste buds with her readers 10 favorite posts from 2014.
Portugese Chourico and Kale Soup at Olives-n-Okra. Sherry is sharing a favorite Rhode Island recipe that hits the spot on chilly days.
And finally, a recap of my share from the party - DIY Painted Stair Runner. In this post, I share why procrastination was a good thing when it came to this long abandoned project that finally got done.

Pieced Pastimes

 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 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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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Parmesan Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a favorite in our house, so I am always happy to find new ways to serve this versatile fruit. 
I stumbled across this recipe for Parmesan-Butternut Squash Gratin that sounded delish. so I had to give it a try.
My first instincts were right on this one. It was delicious!
I followed the directions as written with no changes and got a thumbs up from everyone.
The panko topping adds a nice crunchy texture to the winter squash....
 ... and the garlic butter adds a light flavor boost.
I am sure I will be making this recipe again. It was just that good.
Recipe Source is here.

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