Saturday, May 19, 2018

Snickerdoodle Create bake Make Link Party May 19, 2018


Thanks for coming and joining us!

Happy Birthday to my sweet youngest child, Ali Rose!  She is 18 today and graduates high school in about 3 weeks.  We went to her last Swing Choir concert last night--she had a great time performing in Swing Choir and Women's Choir (last year).
 Onto the party!

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Strawberry doughnut recipe 

FUN SUMMER PAPER WREATH by Cookies Coffee and Crafts.
Make this bright and fun summer paper wreath to decorate your front door. Learn how to design this in design space and cut it on your Cricut Maker 

DINOSAUR TERRARIUM by Crafty Lumberjacks.  I wonder if those little people want out of there?

How to Turn an Ugly Plastic Container into Gold. When you can't find the item you need for a home decor project, don't despair. You can turn even an ugly planter into the perfect container with spray paint.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018


I love flowers, petunias, and red, white, and blue!  I love to work in the yard in the summer and so I plant a lot of flowers.

I have several old half wine barrels that are placed around our yard.  I mix some fresh potting soil in with the existing soil each year and then plant away.

I used red petunias, dark purple (for the blue), and can you believe that no store in our town had white petunias?!  I used white alyssum instead--it smells very fragrant!  No store had brushed nickel or silver solar lights!  My son picked one up at Target when he went to Reno.

The old mine cart the barrel sits on was my dad's--he and his dad had a mine in Northern Nevada for many years. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Planting!


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How has your week been?  Mine has been busy, what with getting my house cleaned and organized a bit for Ali's upcoming high school graduation and family coming to stay.  Also, Ali will be turning 18 this Saturday so planning on a party for family and a few of her friends.  Still need to send out graduation announcements, too!

Meet the Funtastic Friday Party Hosts

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Wooden Mason Jar Craft - Adorable Handmade Card
Wooden Mason Jar Craft @ 5 Minutes for Mom
If you like Chick-fil-A's frosted lemonade, then you're gonna love this copycat recipe! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this cold, creamy Frosted Lemonade recipe is perfect on a hot day!
Debra's favorite - Frosted Lemonade @ Delightful E Made
Mother’s Day Gift – DIY Hand towels- Leaf Printing+ Plus Printing on fabric
Michele's favorite - Mother's Day Gift - DIY Hand Towels @ Lily Ardor
simple DIY macrame plant hangers
Shea's favorite - Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hangars @ Kreative K

Heidi's favorite - Fresh Watermelon Salsa with Cucumbers and Peppers @ April Golightly
Cracker Pudding - A vintage Pennsylvania Dutch dessert recipe that is creamy and sweet.Â
Lacie's favorite - Cracker Pudding @ Simple Stacie
Donna's favorite - Making A Memory Wreath @ My Family Thyme
Picture frame Jewelry organizer made with twine, How to Make an Easy Frame Jewelry Organizer
Sherry's favorite - How To Make An Easy Frame Organizer @ The Boondocks Blog
DIY Stay Awhile Sign with Free Printable | Free printable Stay Awhile sign and olive wreath | Free printable eucalyptus wreath and farmhouse style wall art | Gilded Stay Awhile sign | Ready to print DIY wall decoration | Upcycled frame | Stay Awhile sign with boxwood wreath | #TheNavagePatch #FreePrintable #GalleryWall #Upcycled #DIY #HomeDecor |
Cristy's favorite - DIY Stay Awhile Sign with Free Printable @ The Navage Patch

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  3. Old posts are welcome
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Time for another creative-filled Party in Your PJs!  I hope you are ready to share your awesome ideas with us or just peruse the ones shared by others.


Cake Mix Brownies with Candy Melts by Across the Boulevard.  I love brownies and candy melts, too!
Cake Mix Brownies with Candy Melts Across the Blvd #brownies #cakemixbrownies #chocolatetreats 

Beautiful Bedrooms Tour by Follow the Yellow Brick Home. 

How to Create a Funky Sidebar Bio with Pic Monkey!  Oh yeah, I love Pic Monkey!  Thanks to A Grace Full Life for the info. 
Blog Side Bar Bio Tutorial  

DIY Bottle Garden and Insulator Tea Lights by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S. 

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Nina @ Grandma Ideas  

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  Teresa @ Aging Like a Fine Wine

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