Food for the Soul ~ Isaiah 40:8

How often do we chase after the latest fad? Whether it's clothing, interior design, or the diet and beauty gurus... trends come and go. For those of us in the blogging world, the social media outlets tend to be the most fickle, don't they? Whatever method is working for Queen Blogsalot may work for awhile for you too. But before long, algorithms will change. You'll be chasing after the ever elusive magic bullet again. Much like the flowers of the field, whatever is in vogue now will surely be withered up and dried out soon. 


Whatever shifting seasons and in-between fads you find yourself in the middle of, know this... God's Word stands forever. His promises endure through generations and His statutes are a firm foundation that cannot be shaken. His faithfulness is never-ending and His love is limitless. When He says you are forgiven, He does not change His mind. How refreshing is that in this world of endless crazes and fickleness? There is One you can always count on! May your week be full of beauty and grace!
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Creative Ways Link Party # 37 and Features

Hey Friends! Happy Wednesday! I'm beyond thrilled to see you here today. I'm looking forward to what you'll be sharing here at the Creative Ways Link Party. Your posts are all so inspiring to me. Keep up the good work.


I've been plowing through old posts, trying to update some of the pictures... and doing other behind-the-scenes blog stuff. But, I was able to pull off a couple of posts this week... Here they are in case you missed them the first time ;-)


Okay... let's see which posts made my heart skip a beat from last week's party...

These Chicken Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by I Thee Cook look amazing, don't they? Such a great flavor combination going on here!

I love the message written on this DIY Valentine Glitter Canvas by Her Organized Chaos. I think this craft may be in our near future!

I've never had zoodles before, but I'm a nut for anything with pine nuts. I'm going to have to give Pesto Zoodles with Pine Nuts by My Life Cookbook a try. 

I loved how Diana Rambles is teaching her Girl Scout troop how to knit for a purpose with this Easy Hat Knitting on a Loom post. 

Mmmmm. So simple and so decadent. My kiddos beg for these every Valentine's Day. You'll want to check out these Nutella Crescent Rolls by Luv a Bargain. 

The Painted Hinge has come up with another winning project! This Victorian Shabby Chic Valentine's Day Mobile is just a celebration of all things lovely!

Speaking of celebrations... I'd love to be one of the taste testers at The Crafting Foodie's house. Who needs a special occasion? This Vanilla Strawberry Celebration Cake could be an everyday staple around here ;-)

Well, that about covers it from last week. So many great posts to choose from!

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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    How to Make a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath

    Pom-poms. I just love them. From the aisles at the craft store that are filled with them to making my own, I can't get enough of them. I recall seeing many beautiful homemade pom-pom wreaths over the holidays, but very seldom have I seen one for Valentine's Day. So, I thought I'd remedy that with this Pom-Pom Heart Wreath.

    How to Make a Pom-Pom Heart Making a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath is such a simple sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day!Wreath

    It all started just after Christmas when my daughter and I went to Hobby Lobby to redeem her gift card. We happened by the clearance rack and saw a pile of pom-pom maker kits marked down like 90%. Now, if I would have been on top of my game, I would have snatched up every last one of them for all the tween crafters in our lives that will need birthday presents this year. But, alas, I was not thinking and we left the store with only one. Fortunately, that "one" was all we needed to get started on making pom-pom crafts. The yarn that came with the kit, while adorable in color, does not produce very good pom-poms. We found ourselves going back to HL to pick some different yarn for this project. The red and white Crafter's Secret yarn ended up being just perfect for this craft.

    How to Make a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath Supplies

    So, here is what you'll need to make your very own Pom-Pom-Heart Wreath: yarn in a couple of colors (we actually ended up adding in a light pink too), pom-pom maker, glue gun and heart-shaped cardboard form. For this, I simply drew a heart on construction paper, transferred it to a piece of cardboard, and cut it out.

    How to Make a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath

    You'll want to make up a bunch of large pom-poms. Our finished project has 16 large pom-poms (8 red, 8 white) and then we filled in with 8 more smaller light pink pom-poms.

    How to Make a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath

    Simply glue pom-poms onto cardboard form spacing out accordingly.

    How to Make a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath

    We glued all the red and white ones on first. It was then that we realized it looked a little bit too much like a candy cane. So, I made up some smaller light pink pom-poms to fill in and give it more of a Valentine's Day vibe.

    Making a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath is such a simple sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

    I couldn't be happier with the end result. It's fun and festive. My daughter and I had a blast making up all the cute little pom-poms too.

    Making a Pom-Pom Heart Wreath is such a simple sweet way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

    We're starting to pull out a little bit of heart decor for February... not too much (we just got all of Christmas put away, right?) But, you know I'm the mother of someone who loves to celebrate every holiday, right?  We couldn't let this month go by without a touch of heart-shaped decor. Do you decorate for Valentine's Day?

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    I'm linking up at some of these great parties and

    Food for the Soul ~ Joshua 23:8

    Ever need a reminder to stay the course? I know I do. I love this verse from Joshua 23 that encourages us to keep clinging to the LORD, as we have already been doing. It's in this dependence on Him that we find our peace, our strength and our hope. 


    Thanks for stopping by today! May our hearts be encouraged this week to continue seeking the LORD in all we do. May we live our lives in the shelter of His blessing. Have a beautiful week, my friends.
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    Creative Ways Link Party #36 and Features

    Yay! I'm so happy you're here! It's time for our mid-week Creative Ways Link Party! I know I've said it before, but I just love having you join me each week to celebrate all things creative! I've got a couple of small projects in the works, and nothing inspires me more to keep at it than seeing the beautiful posts you bring to the party every Wednesday!


    ~In case you haven't been by since last week, here's what you missed ~ 


    Okay, are you ready to see what posts 'tickled my fancy' this week? Let's do this!

    Don't you just love the beautiful color palate of this Rag Quilt Tutorial from Refresh Living? What a fun addition to her little girl's room!

    Annie's Noms never disappoints! Check out this Chocolate Honeycomb Cheesecake she made! Creamy perfection!

    The Crazy Craft Lady showed us how to build a functional and pretty Home Office in a Closet. So many lovely touches in this space!

    You all know that I love quick and easy recipes. This Quick Mexican Chicken Soup by GrandParents Plus is on my short list of recipes to make this month. Loaded with flavor and only 5 ingredients, it's sure to please the family!

    I'm crushing on the colors of these DIY Rustic Mason Jars by Simply Beautiful by Angela. Her tutorial is super easy too!

    My children love helping me bake up treats in the kitchen. I plan on letting them fly solo with this simple Chocolate Snack Cake by Eat.Drink.Yum. It's a perfect "first" recipe for them to attempt.

    Fun Home Things gave us all something to think about with this 52 Week Money Challenge. This is a relatively painless way to save some money!

    Heather from My Sweet Mission brought this Delicious Pork Roast Dinner to the party last week. She certainly made it seem easy to prepare. Looks like the perfect comfort food!

    Finally, the peeps over at Christianity Cove shared this sweet 1 Corinthians 13 "Love Is" Banner. I love the idea of bringing God's Word into our Valentine's decorations. 

    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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