Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 97

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 97!
I am a morning person. Sunrises and crisp morning air make me smile. We have a busy house filled with energy most of the day, so perhaps this is why I find myself savoring the quiet moments in the pre dawn hours. Many a morning will find me sipping hot chocolate by a window browsing the links from Saturday Sparks. It has become one of my favorite things to do and I thank all of you for that. 
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 96.

My 10 Favorite Posts of 2014 at Calypso in the Country. Shelley looks back into 2014 and shares her 10 Favorite Posts including this lovely Jacqueline Kennedy Inspired Table.
A New Year and a Fresh Look at Karen's Up On The Hill. Karen was ready for a change after all the holiday decor and shows us how she brightened up her living room with a few accessories and other items from around the house.
With a Swish of my Wand at The Little White House. Magali looks back at some before and after photos of her kitchen renovation and seeing the transformation lifted her spirit to continue on with more cottage renovations.
New Years Eve Snacks at Owen Family Six. Jennifer shares how she rung in the New Year with her family including some great printables and delicious foods.
Winter Whiteness Wreath at Martinel. Marinela gathered natural items for two months to create this gorgeous wreath. The details are really stunning.
Peppermint Jello Playdough at Little Girl Designs. Playdough is such a great creative outlet for the little ones. In this post, Jennie explains how to make an easy homemade peppermint jello playdough.
Top 10 of 2014 at Scrapality. Andrea shows us her 10 most viewed posts from 2014 including this  fabulous 'Herringbone Pallet Deck'.
Lard and Olive Oil Soap at Making Our Sustainable Life. Vickie continues down the path of living a self sustained life and shares about her soap making adventure.
Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies at Luv a Bargain. Sherri is carrying on the tradition of making these melt in your mouth cookies with her daughter.

Readers' Favorite Recipes of 2014 at Yesterfood.  Joy looks back into 2014 and shares her readers' favorite recipes.
Best Pinterest Inspired Recipes of 2014 at The Pin Junkie. Bonnie discovered many new recipes from Pinterest and shares some of her favorites she made in 2014.
And finally, a recap of my shares from the party - they were all about you!
2014 Favorites from Saturday Sparks ...
... and 2014 Saturday Sparks Favorites - Recipe Edition. The linkups from Saturday Sparks in 2014 were a creative persons dream. Inspiration overflowed as you will see in these recaps of some of the favorites from throughout the year.

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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:

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!

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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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  1. Yay, another morning person! :) I love the quiet in the mornings before the day gets going peaceful. Thank you for featuring me today. I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I am NOT a morning person! I do get up early but I also stay up late. I always plan on going to bed early but then my creative juices start flowing and before I know it it's 1am (or so). It's probably the reason I've developed dark circles under my eyes! I don't get enough sleep! Enough about that...thank you so much for hosting the party! Great features! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. I am sitting here enjoying my quiet time and coffee as I type :-) Thank you for including my Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies this week. Have a fantastic weekend!

  4. I`m with you, Suzanne. I get up ridiculously early and in the warmer months, I love to spend the time outdoors when no one is up yet. The peace and quiet is so good for the soul.
    Another day of beautiful images and I cannot wait to visit that wreath along with the others. I think I need a bite of that snowball cookie too!
    Thanks so much for including me. I hope your weekend is fabulous!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen renovation!

  6. I'm not a morning person - at all - unless I've stayed up all night LOL !!!
    What wonderful features - I've been in awe of Scrapality's talent with pallet wood for a long time
    Thanks so much for the party - have a great weekend

  7. I get the most done in the mornings. There is just something about a fresh start of the day that gets me motivated. Thank you so much for featuring my post today. Such a wonderful thing to wake up to! Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Suzanne, I can't believe you mentioned getting up early and browsing Saturday Sparks. It's the absolute second thing I do every Saturday morning (after grabbing a cup of coffee, of course). I truly enjoy your party, and I appreciate being including in your features this week! Now I'm going to go pin those snowballs, find out how to make lard and olive oil soap, then remodel my kitchen. ;) Maybe just the first two. Happy Saturday, Suzanne!

  9. Hi Suzanne, you're features are always so beautiful and delicious looking!

    Thanks for the party and hope you have a sweet weekend.

  10. Happy New Year:)Thank you for hosting this wonderful party..and for featuring my white wreath:)It was a great pleasure for me to make it, now I hope people will have the pleasure to watching it:)

  11. Pretty features as usual. Thank you for hosting.
    Have a nice weekend.

  12. I find I'm only a morning person on Saturdays when I don't have to go to work! The other days, I have to drag myself out of bed but when I have a day to stay home, I love getting up early so there's more time to do what I want...which also includes checking out your blog and those linked here! Thanks for hosting! Great features!

  13. Hope your 2015 is off to a great start! Thanks so much for featuring my best Pinterest recipes!

  14. Good morning, Suzanne! Thanks for including my post on lard and olive oil soap in your features! I added another one about rebatching soap today. Thank you also for hosting the blog party. Have a great weekend!

  15. Hi Suzanne :)
    Thank you for hosting another wonderful party :)
    I hope you're enjoying you weekend

  16. Hello beautiful! We are thrilled to stop by and be a part of your party. Please take a moment and party with us . We love partying with you.
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  17. Thank you for featuring my pallet deck this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Thanks for hosting a great party. Saw lots of things I want to try. We would love it if you and your bloggy friends would join us for Funtastic Friday, our weekly blog hop at Hope to see you there.


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