Food for the Soul ~ Psalm 103:2-4

Hi Friends! Hope this Sunday finds you doing well. I am so thankful for the goodness of the LORD today. If you follow my Instagram feed, you may have seen that my dad had knee replacement surgery this week. He and my mom live about 300 miles away, but he had to have his surgery done here in the DFW area. Although I'm sure it's not how they would have planned the logistics of surgery and rehab, the LORD graciously made it so that he would have to have the surgery here and have to stay at our house for a couple of weeks afterward. It's a win-win situation. We're able to be there for them for support and we get to enjoy the blessing of their company for a couple of weeks. It's been so sweet to see the kids ready and willing to help out and keep their Papa company while he heals and does his physical therapy.


I'm thankful that all went well with the surgery and that healing is taking place. I am also thankful for the opportunity to love on and serve my sweet parents who have given so much of themselves over the years. I know the frailty of human relationships, and I am beyond blessed to have the family that I have.

God is so good! Besides the loving relationships He has given us, Psalm 103:2-4 is another example of the benefits we receive from Him. What a blessing to know that I am forgiven, He has redeemed my life, and I have been crowned with never-ending love and mercy! Want to know something awesome? Those are your blessings too!

Wishing you a wonderful week, my Friends! Thank you so much for spending part of it with me! It truly makes my heart smile!
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Creative Ways Link Party #64 and Features

Hi Friends! Welcome to the 64th Creative Ways Link Party! I've got to keep things short and sweet today. My dad had knee replacement surgery here in the DFW area this week (they live in Lubbock ~ about 300 miles away). So, I've been back and forth to the hospital and hanging out with my mom while we wait for him to be ready to be moved to my house for a couple of weeks, as he starts to recover. Needless to say, it's been a bit nutty around here.


I did have a chance to scroll through the links from last week's party, and these are the ones that caught my eye!

DIY Cupcake Liner Wreath by Dandelion Patina

Single Serving Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese by Crazy for Cookies and More

Salt Water Etching by Upstate Ramblings

Vegetable Cheese Frittata by Three Kids and a Fish

How to Make a Pirate Ship by Living Off Coffee and Love

Three Ingredient Butterfinger Bars by Our Table for Seven

If you missed these wonderful posts, be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

To see some of the past features, check out my Creative Ways Link Party Features Board on Pinterest. I'm hoping that will bring your posts even more exposure! I hope you'll follow along! 


Link Party Guidelines
  • Please link up to 3 of your family-friendly DIY Projects, Crafts or Recipes...your Creative Ways
  • Please link to a specific post on your blog, not just your home page.
  • Please do not link up Etsy shops or giveaways.
  • Please follow Posed Perfection by clicking on one of my pretty, colorful buttons on the sidebar, and let me know so I can follow you back.
  • I'd love for you to add the party button to your post, a visible link back on your post, or a link on a party page. We want your creative friends to join us too!
  • Be sure to visit at least 2 links and leave some comment love. 
  • By linking up to this party, your are giving authorization for your projects/recipes to be featured with a photo and a link back to your blog.
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    Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Please don't link up and run. Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"

    Thanks again for linking up to this party! Let your friends know about it too so we can keep the inspiration chain going!

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    Food for the Soul ~ James 3:17

    Hello Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. There's something that's been on my heart a lot lately as I peruse the different social media channels. Wisdom... I think we can easily fall into the trap of subscribing to the "world's" view of wisdom instead of God's view.  The words could come from "friends", famous celebrities, respected religious leaders, or even cartoon characters. 

    It seems like when we are hurting, it's all to easy to see, believe and then share a pop-psychology graphic rather than seek out how the Lord would have us respond to the hurt. We need to make sure we are running these quotes through the grid of God's Word to see if it matches up with how He would have us respond to the wrongs done to us (or those we've done to others), rather than just taking it as gospel and perpetuating it through the social media channels.


    The book of James gives us a pretty good idea of that grid, "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere." May we all seek this wisdom with our whole hearts so that we might be made complete, lacking in nothing.  Have a beautiful week!

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    Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce

    {Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q provided sauces and rubs for this recipe, but all opinions are 100% my own.}

    Summertime... fresh picked cherries, corn on the cob and barbecue... they just all go together! I may be a little late sharing this, but there's still lots of time for grilling! Although our 4th of July was pretty low-key, we still found time to enjoy some delicious tastes of summer. No July 4th would be complete without a little something thrown on the grill. This year we went with sliders. After a chat with my dad about his "famous" burgers, I decided to use his technique and miniaturize it. So, we ended up with these Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce.

    These Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce pack a punch in a small package! Fun way to serve a crowd!

    I kept things real simple and dove into my Stubb's BBQ stash. Their variety of rubs, sauces and marinades is second to none, so finding something to complement the beef and pork was a cinch!

    Ground sirloin, ground pork and Stubb's Bar-B-Q All-Natural Spice Rub make the best burgers!

    Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, I combined 1 pound of ground sirloin, 1/4 pound ground pork, and about 2 teaspoons of the Stubb's Bar-B-Q Spice Rub. I love that it already has sea salt and pepper in it... no extra seasonings were needed.

    Flatten meat between two sheets of wax paper and cut with pizza roller for even portions of slider meat.

    Next, I plopped (a technical term) the meat mixture onto a sheet of wax paper and then formed it into a rectangular shape. After laying a second sheet of wax paper over the top, I used a rolling pin to flatten the meat into a uniform thickness, about 1/3 to 1/4 inch. (Most of my family likes their burgers on the thin side.) Then, I used a pizza cutter to section off the meat into 8 patties.

    Move over ranch dressing... there's a new condiment in town! This Spicy Aioli Sauce is a cinch to make and takes your grilled burgers to the next level!

    Before putting the meat on the grill, I made up a batch of the Spicy Aioli Sauce. This sauce sent the sliders into orbit! It's so easy to jazz up your burgers with this sauce. Just mix up 1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise, 1/3 cup Stubb's Spicy Bar-B-Q Sauce, and 1/2 tsp. Stubb's Bar-B-Q Spice Rub. Cover and refrigerate until ready to garnish your sliders...or burgers.

    These small patties did not take long to grill, just a few minutes on each side. (In fact, I'm fairly certain I overcooked mine. But, most of my family prefers their meat well done... so, we'll just say I was being thoughtful.) Once they were done, it was time to assemble these adorable sandwiches.

    These Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce pack a punch in a small package! Fun way to serve a crowd!

    I recommend toasting your buns before adding on all the goodies. It helps the burger keep its shape better. (I didn't do this and they were still delicious.) Then, spread both sides of the bun with the Spicy Aioli Sauce and start piling on the fixin's... slider meat, cheese, followed by lettuce, tomato and a slice of creamy avocado.

    These Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce pack a punch in a small package! Fun way to serve a crowd!

    Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce
    (patties)
    1 lb. ground sirloin
    1/4 lb. ground pork
    2 tsp. Stubb's Bar-B-Q Spice Rub
    slider buns

    (sauce)
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/3 cup Stubb's Spicy Bar-B-Q Sauce
    1/2 tsp. Stubb's Bar-B-Q All-Natural Spice Rub

    (extras)
    lettuce
    tomato slices
    avocado slices
    bacon
    grilled onions

    Prepare the grill for cooking. In small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Bar-B-Q sauce and spice rub. Cover and refrigerate. In large mixing bowl with paddle attachment, combine ground sirloin, pork and spice rub. Place a sheet of wax paper on a flat surface and empty the meat mixture onto the paper. Form into a rectangle and place another sheet of wax paper on top. Using rolling pin, flatten meat to 1/3 to 1/3 inch. Cut into 8 equal pieces using pizza cutter. Grill over direct heat for a few minutes on each side, being careful not to overcook. Toast the buns and assemble sliders by spreading the Spicy Aioli Sauce on each side and then piling on the meat, cheese and veggies.

    These Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce pack a punch in a small package! Fun way to serve a crowd!

    You can serve these with the usual condiments like ketchup and mustard, but you'll probably find that the Spicy Aioli is all you need for the wow factor!

    These Beef & Pork Sliders with Spicy Aioli Sauce pack a punch in a small package! Fun way to serve a crowd!

    Along with the sliders, we enjoyed some fresh Rainier cherries, my Copycat KFC Cole Slaw and The Best Sweet Corn on the Cob... ah... the tastes of summer!

    What are some of your favorite summertime sides for barbecue?

    Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favorites:



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    Creative Ways Link Party #63 and Features

    Well, hello there! So happy to see you here for the 63rd Creative Ways Link Party! I'm always happy to have you join us!

    Thanks for sharing all your goodies with us last week! There were tons of great posts linked up to the party. Here are a few that caught my eye:

    I loved the rustic simplicity of this DIY Wood Crate Rolling Table by Greco Design Company. She made a bench in the same fashion... fabulous!

    These Pineapple Cupcakes by Val Event Gal are just adorable! What a fun treat for a summertime luau!

    I love the nautical vibe of this DIY Rope Clock by Lou Lou Girls. Such an easy way to update an inexpensive clock!

    These Chicken Fajita Quesadillas by My Sweet Mission had my mouth watering! This dish is loaded with flavor and texture!

    I can see these DIY Hanging Bottle Decor by Domestically Speaking being used as flower vases too. What a fun and easy summer project!

    I love the sweet and spicy combo of this Strawberry Chipotle Jam by Best of Long Island and Central Florida. I bet it would be amazing drizzled over cream cheese and served with crackers!

    If you missed these wonderful posts, be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

    To see some of the past features, check out my Creative Ways Link Party Features Board on Pinterest. I'm hoping that will bring your posts even more exposure! I hope you'll follow along! 


    Link Party Guidelines
    • Please link up to 3 of your family-friendly DIY Projects, Crafts or Recipes...your Creative Ways
    • Please link to a specific post on your blog, not just your home page.
    • Please do not link up Etsy shops or giveaways.
    • Please follow Posed Perfection by clicking on one of my pretty, colorful buttons on the sidebar, and let me know so I can follow you back.
    • I'd love for you to add the party button to your post, a visible link back on your post, or a link on a party page. We want your creative friends to join us too!
    • Be sure to visit at least 2 links and leave some comment love. 
    • By linking up to this party, your are giving authorization for your projects/recipes to be featured with a photo and a link back to your blog.
      Posed Perfection
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      Would you like to get notifications for the Creative Ways Link Party posts and the other recipes and projects I post throughout the week? Make sure you SIGN UP TO GET EMAILS delivered right to your mailbox so you don't miss a thing! You'll find the place to follow right under the pretty social media buttons on the sidebar. I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!

      Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Please don't link up and run. Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"

      Thanks again for linking up to this party! Let your friends know about it too so we can keep the inspiration chain going!

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