Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Sparks Link Party 71 and Updates

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 71!
I started this party to provide a gathering place for people to share their latest inspiring posts.
With that thought in mind, I have added to the list of suggested category ideas to include 'Photography' and 'Ponderings'. Whether through words, pictures or both, we all have stories to tell and I hope this will encourage you to share some of yours. 
Of course, all of the other categories are still joyously welcomed.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 70.
Paint Your Old Buckets at Little Brags. Christine has a thing for old buckets and shows us how she dressed them up a bit with some paint. Love the polkadots! 
Easy Summer Decorating on the Mantel at Chateau Chic. Mary Alice shares her tips for easy summer decor with her pretty Summer Mantel using vintage objects and a botanical theme.
Outdoor Makeover Challenge:  Big Reveal at Making It In the Mountains. Kristi participated in an Outdoor Makeover Challenge and transformed her deck into a wonderful outdoor gathering space with a minimal budget and some great DIY projects.
$30 Kitchen Island at Mom In Music City. Sabine wanted a kitchen island, but got sticker shock at the high prices. Using the fine art of 'making do', she made herself one for a mere $30. Love the rustic feel to it and the stain and paint combination.
DIY Chalkboard for My Entryway Wall at Seeking Lavender Lane. Deb shows us her quick and easy DIY Chalkboard that she say took only an hour to complete. Another simple idea with a big impact - got to love it!
Lined Glasses Case at It's Organized. Jackie shares a step-by-step sewing tutorial on how to make this pretty and useful eyeglass case.
Roast Chicken on Wild Mushroom Sticky Rice Risotto at The Woks of Life. Sarah shares her idea for a Risotto replacement that is equally delicious, but with much less effort in this savory recipe.

Butter Cookies with Cherry, Raspberry and Chocolate at Something Sweet. Winnie shares a yummy recipe for these Butter Cookies that is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe at The Pin Junkie. Bonnie shares her recipe for a Strawberry Fruit Bar that makes a perfect treat on a hot Summer day.

Blueberry Cobbler Bars at Kleinworth & Co. - Recipes that include blueberries rank very high on my scale and Gina is getting my vote once again with these delectable bars.
And finally, a recap of my share from the party - Unexpected Guests. In this post, I share about a surprise visit we received from some of God's creatures and the parting gifts they left us.

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:

Home Decor

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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  1. Thank you so much for including my post in your features this week. Always an honor!
    I appreciate you hosting each week!!
    Mary Alice

  2. Thank you SO, SO much for featuring my Outdoor Makeover Suzanne! What a wonderful surprise to wake up to this Saturday morning!!! Wishing you SUCH a lovely weekend!

  3. Thank you for the feature, Suzanne :)

  4. Thank you so much for hosting such a nice party. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  5. Oh my gosh, Suzanne, so many lovely features! I recently discovered the blog, The Woks of Life and just love their dishes! Thanks so much for hosting and providing such beautiful inspiration. Have a great weekend!

  6. Suzanne thanks a million for the feature of the buckets!!!! so sweeeeet! xoxoxo the Bucketcase

  7. Wow, Suzanne, I love all the features this week. Thank you for hosting and all the great inspiration. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.. Cathy

  8. Thanks for the feature, Suzanne! We hope you and your readers enjoy the recipe!

  9. Hi Suzanne. Thank you for the wonderful party!! Hope your summer is going well and you enjoy your weekend.


  10. Ohhhh...yummy features! Thank you for hosting Suzanne.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  11. I'm loving your choices for this week's features and the new categories.
    Hope you're having an extraordinary summer!!

  12. Thank you! I love stopping by your party each week. Please come and party with us on Monday at 7 pm. We would love to have you!
    Lou Lou Girls

  13. That is a sad story about the snapping turtles, Suzanne :( Maybe by a stroke of luck, some of the babies will hatch and make it to the water.
    Thanks for hosting again this week!

  14. Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend :)

  15. The raspberry chocolate cookies, blueberry cobbler bars and copycat popsicles are such sweet and yummy features! Thanks for hosting, Suzanne and hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  16. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my ice cream birthday cake which is a great alternative to a traditional birthday cake—no apologies needed for being allergy-friendly. :-)

  17. Thank you Suzanne for featuring my Butter Cookies with dry Cherry, Raspberry and Chocolate
    ♥ ♥
    It's has been a hectic evening here with all the rockets that are being fired towards us.
    I hope you're having a good weekend and thank you for hosting another party

  18. Thanks Suzanne for featuring my $30 Kitchen Island. Love your blog. -- Sabine


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