Pieced Pastimes: March 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 108

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 108!

It's time for this weeks party and time to share your latest inspiration. Show us how you've been spending your creative time.
 
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
 ~ Thoreau

Now, lets get this weeks party started!

Last weeks party was a continuing theme of lovely Easter and Spring related projects, which you know I loved!

Enjoy the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 107.


Early Spring in the Kitchen at Karen's Up on The Hill.  Karen pushes forward with her pretty Spring decor, despite the predicted snow fall.


Kate Spade Inspired Gold Eggs at Ash and Crafts. Ash shows us her elegant 'Gold Eggs' and explains the simple way she created them.


Make an Owl Iron-on T-shirt at Little Girls Designs. Jennie shows us how she made this sweet Owl T-shirt for her little girl with an iron-on transfer and a touch of embroidery.


Easter Eggs Marbling: with Nail Polish at The Practical Mom. We all have those projects that don't meet our expectations, such as these marbled Easter Eggs that The Practical Mom made. They turned out very pretty, but the nail polish proved to be a poor choice for a kid friendly activity.


DIY Candy Easter Basket at The Crafty Blog Stalker. Katie shares an idea for creating a fun Easter basket made out of candy.


Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches at Upstate Ramblings. Anne is sharing a fun recipe for these 'Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches' that you can freeze and have on hand for your Spring visitors.


Baked Carrot Cake Donuts {Gluten Free} at Burnt Apple. These delicious 'Baked Carrot Cake Donuts' are sure to bring a smile to the favorite people in your life - both big and small.


Deviled Eggs & Ham at Memories by the Mile. Amy from Little Dairy on the Prairie guest posts and shares a tempting recipe for 'Deviled Eggs & Ham'.


Pizza Rustica at Olives-n-Okra. We all have recipes that are dear to us - the ones that are saved for the holidays or special occasions. Sherry is sharing her special recipe for a savory once-a-year dish that her family adores.


Roasted Tri-Color Carrots with Herb Butter at Simply Fresh Dinners. Robyn has you covered for Easter dinner with this delicious side dish recipe for 'Roasted Tri-Color Carrots with Herb Butter'.

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. 
- 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 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'.

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. 
- 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 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.

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. 
- 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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