Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Sparks Link Party 104

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 104!

This has been a busy week for us and I am ready for some inspiration.
Despite the beautiful and serene landscape that we find ourselves surrounded by, there is no denying the sheer power of Mother Nature. We joined many of our fellow Granite Stater's with roof issues this week. Our kitchen door had started to stick and I discovered a leak in the office.  My oh-so-clever husband knew the problem immediately. The heavy snow load on our roof was to blame. This was quickly followed by a long day of roof shoveling. There have been several roof collapses in our area. The 8th grade wing of our middle school has been shut down for the remainder of the year, due to structural issues caused by the snow. Thankfully, we were given a little warning and were able to take care of things before we had a much more serious problem.

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
 ~ John Steinbeck

Now onto bigger and better things, let's get this party started!

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 103.

A Tweaked Layout and a New Gallery Wall at Little Bits of Home. Samantha shows us her lovely updated dining room and her new gallery wall that was a year in the making.

DIY Knotted Jute Bottles at Making it in the Mountains. Kristi is sharing a tutorial on how to make your own 'Knotted Jute Bottles' for mere pennies.

How to make a Princess Peg Doll at Little Girl Designs. Jennie shows us he created this sweet Peg Doll using a few fabric scraps,  a bit of embroidery and some simple drawing. This would make a lovely craft project to share with your little ones.

Update your Hallway - 2 Easy Ways at The Hatched Home. Amanda shows us her updated hallway and gives us the 411 on how it was done. While her first attempt was nixed by her husband, there is no arguing with the wonderful end results. 

Loving Lemon Tablescape at Row House Blog. Ramon is longing for Spring and decided to bring a bit indoors with this lovely tablescape. He combined layered tablecloths, fresh flowers and pops of yellow to create this bright and happy arrangement.

A Homemade Tussie-Mussie at Creative Country Mom. In this post, Brooke shows us how to recreate this Tussie-Mussie. This is such a simple and pretty way to add a floral touch here and there.

Homemade Sleeping Diaper Babies at Burnt Apple. An upcoming baby shower found Burnt Apple searching for homemade gift ideas. She found a tutorial for 'Sleeping Diaper Babies' and was able to make a pair of these sweet little things in 20 minutes.

Lemon Pound Cake at Kleinworth & Co. - Nicer weather finds Gina in the mood for all things lemon. In this post she shares a favorite recipe for 'Lemon Pound Cake' that reminds me that Spring will be here soon.

Amazing Homemade Taco Seasoning at Live Randomly Simple. Jessica found herself short on taco seasoning and whipped up this homemade version. It turned out so good, that she will never go back to the pre-made store packets..

Turkey Veggie Nachos at Simply Fresh Dinners. Robyn shares her Oscar night dinner that she says is quick, easy and healthy. You just know it's going to be good!

Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash at To Simply Inspire. Sherri is sharing a simple, side dish recipe  for 'Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash' that is a wonderful low-carb and healthy option.

Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Melon Salsa at Tabler Party of Two. Andrea shares a recipe pairing spicy shrimp with cool melon that sounds amazing. 

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:

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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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  1. Thank you for the party! Love the features!
    Pam (

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my hallway update! Here's to a great party this week, thanks for hosting!

  3. Love the features and some even yummy!
    Thanks for the party.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my Princess Peg Dolls. :) I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  5. Yikes - that sounds like a whole lot of snow. I pray that you start seeing spring here soon. Thank you so much for sharing my lemon pound cake!!!! You always make my weekend!

  6. Thanks so much for the party - hope you have a wonderful weekend !

  7. OH YAY! Thank you so much for the feature! I linked you up to my post :) Thanks for the party and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Jess @liverandomlysimple

  8. Suzanne thank you for hosting each week and for the wonderful feature on my lemon Tablescape, I am honored!!!!

  9. Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting such a great party! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Thank you SO, SO much for featuring my Knotted Jute Bottles! Wishing you a lovely weekend Suzanne!!!

  11. Thanks so much for the feature, Suzanne. I see your party is full of beautiful inspiration again this week. So glad to hear you caught the roof issue on time! This winter has been a challenge in so many ways. Hope your weekend is off to a great start :)

  12. Hello Gorgeous! I always love coming to your party. Thank you for hosting. We would love it if you would stop by our party on Monday at 7pm. That would be amazing! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  13. Thank you Suzanne for the party :)
    Enjoy the weekend and I wish you a good week

  14. Shovelling our roof is usually an annual occurrence for us so I know what a big job that can be. Glad you discovered the problem in time. With mild temperatures for us this year, we've had a lot less snow and haven't had to get up on the roof at all. Thanks for hosting this wonderful party! Love all the inspiration!

  15. Can't even imagine having enough snow to need to shovel your roof. That's a lot! Thankfully you caught it in time. Thank goodness Spring is just around the corner. Thank you for hosting - stay warm and hope your weekend is better. Cathy

  16. Yummy recipes you featured. Oh my that's lots of work just to keep your house together. Snow is so pretty that you don't think of the damage it can cause. Thanks for hosting.

    Shannon from


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