Food for the Soul ~ Psalm 96:6

Happy Sunday! Hope you've had a great week! I have been thoroughly enjoying the bible study I've been doing in Nehemiah with IFEquip. Each day, I feel like I'm getting a bigger view of God's plan for our lives. What I love is that this plan involves people in community with one another... weeping and rejoicing with one another, praying with one another, helping each other, and encouraging each other as we "do life" together each day, side by side rebuilding walls torn down by the enemy. I pray that you have this kind of community in your life and that you are seeing the splendor and majesty of the Lord, day by day.


Wishing you a week full of sweet community and eyes to see the beauty of the Lord all around you!
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Creative Ways Link Party #68 and Features

Hi Friends! Welcome back! I'm so glad you're here to party with us again here at the 68th Creative Ways Link Party. We're getting back into the swing of things with both soccer and baseball seasons ramping up again. Next, we'll get our school year rolling. I'm still tweaking the kids' curriculum a bit before we get started the week after Labor Day. Speaking of, do you have big plans for that weekend? Look at me getting all chit-chatty! We've got a party to put on! Let's get to it, shall we?


Can I just say that I love, love, loved all the links you posted to last week's party?!? You all are so creative! Take a few minutes to check out some of my favorites:

Okay, we'll start with breakfast, since it's the most important way to start your day! :-) Honestly, these Cookie Butter Roll Ups by A Bountiful Love could be enjoyed any time of day! Scrumptious!

Next up, this DIY Fool Proof Floral Art by Champagne DIY surprised me. It is such a simple, yet beautiful work of art! It's so simple, in fact, that a toddler can do it. Don't believe me? Check out the post!
Ham and Swiss Hawaiian Slider Rolls, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... Thanks to Craving Some Creativity, we can all indulge in these little gems of sandwich heaven! Perfect for tailgating and quick weeknight dinners!

Michelle from The Painted Hinge always amazes me with her creativity! She made and shared this gorgeous Fall Wreath from a Repurposed Funnel and Wine Barrel. Love this unique piece!

Live Like You Are Rich tempted us all with The Best! Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Just look at those beautiful, creamy swirls of goodness! Be still, my heart!

Finally, Dukes & Duchesses shared this adorable Painted Pencil Garland. Perfect decor for the beginning of a new school year!

Thanks so much to all my featured bloggers! You inspire me with your creativity!

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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    Food for the Soul ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7

    Hello, dear friends! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far. On Instagram this week, I shared that I am participating in a Bible study through Nehemiah with the IF Equip movement (see Ifequip.com if you are interested in joining it too). It has been such an eye opening and convicting study. I realize that my faith is way to small. As soon as adversity strikes, I tend to feel defeated and want to just give in. I'm learning about how Nehemiah lived out his great faith, praying and overseeing the rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall. Nehemiah just knew that what he was doing glorified God and that He would grant success to His people. Even though he saw the huge amount of work to be done and all the opposition from the naysayers, he remained steadfast in prayer and in encouraging his fellow workers. Even when arrows were flying in the midst of rebuilding the gates, still He trusted that his faithful God would fight for His people. 


    Nehemiah, like Paul, was a man who lived "by faith, not by sight." I want to be that kind of person too. Praying for you this week... may you walk by faith and not by sight!
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    Creative Ways Link Party #67 and Features

    Hi Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to join this little ol' Creative Ways Link Party! I'm thrilled you are spending part of you week with us! We made it back home from Lubbock safe and sound. Although, since I was driving, we did encounter road construction, thunderstorms and an 18 wheeler that had been blown over by the wind. The only thing missing was fog... these things happen EVERY time I drive on road trips with my family. Thankfully, we made it home in one piece... and we had a good laugh. Are you ready to get on with this shindig?


    Here are some of the awesome posts from last week's party:


    Little Brags showed us her Cozy Outdoor Spaces. This would be such a nice place to do morning devotions.


    I'm all about having some quick options for breakfast... especially on those tournament weekends! These On-the-Go Mini Breakfast Casseroles by Spoons of Grace would fit the bill perfectly.


    Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! Domesblissity brought these yummy Weetbix Breakfast Cookies to the party... I can't wait to try them.


    I am positively enchanted by this Hot Glue Canvas Art by The Crazy Craft Lady. I don't know if it's the technique, the color combo, or me dreaming about being "somewhere beyond the sea", but I love it!


    Mmmm... Bacon makes everything better. Table for Seven shared this delicious Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. I could go for some right now!


    Last, but certainly not least, My Life Cookbook shared this delectable Low Carb Coconut Berry Ice Cream with only 3 ingredients. I'll be trying this one soon!

    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
      <a href="www.posedperfection.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc454/pianoprincessdesigns/creativewaysbutton_zps0fd67676.png~original" alt="Posed Perfection" width="250" height="177" /></a>

      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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      Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet

      I have a confession to make... I've been keeping something from you all summer long. I don't know why, but I've done it.

      Berries and buttermilk make the perfect summertime combination in this Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      I've been keeping this creamy and delicious Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet under wraps since the beginning of the summer. The first time I made it I didn't take pictures because, well, you never know how these things are going to turn out. The second time I made it, I took pictures. Then life got in the way and I never got said pictures edited or put into a post. We just made it again a couple of weeks ago and I swore (to myself) I would share it with you.  Yet, here we are... I still haven't shared it. So, today, as you may already be getting into your back-to-school groove, I'm expounding on the virtues of this delectable, tart and creamy Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet. It just might be the perfect "mom treat" while you wait for your sweeties to come bounding through the door announcing a big project that is due tomorrow. ;-)

      Berries and buttermilk make the perfect summertime combination in this Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      By the way, did you know that it is pronounced sher-bet... not sherbert. There is only one "r". I have been saying it wrong for all these years... not spelling it wrong, as I have not had occasion to spell it until today. (Thank goodness. How embarrassing would that be?)

      Raspberries, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla are all you need for this delicious Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      The ingredients couldn't be simpler: fresh raspberries, sugar, vanilla and buttermilk.

      Raspberries, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla are all you need for this delicious Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      Start by rinsing your raspberries and draining them. Then place in a blender and process until pureed.

      Straining the raspberry puree ensures no seeds or pulp in the Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet.

      Press into a fine mesh strainer placed over a large bowl. Discard any solids.

      Raspberries, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla are all you need for this delicious Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      Stir in sugar.

      Raspberries, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla are all you need for this delicious Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      Then pour in buttermilk and vanilla; stir until well combined.

      Using the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment to whip up some yummy Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet.

      Pour mixture into frozen bowl of 4-quart ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

      Using the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker attachment to whip up some yummy Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet.

      By the way, my sweet husband gave this KitchenAid Ice Cream Bowl attachment to me for our anniversary this year... such a romantic ;-) We have loved using it... especially for this sherbet!

      Raspberries, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla are all you need for this delicious Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      Pour into a container with an airtight lid and freeze until desired consistency.

      Berries and buttermilk make the perfect summertime combination in this Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet
      (makes about 4 cups)

      2 cups fresh raspberries, rinsed and drained (or a 14 oz. package of thawed frozen raspberries)
      1 cup sugar
      2 cups buttermilk
      1 tsp. vanilla extract

      After washing and draining raspberries, place in blender and process until smooth. Place fine mesh strainer over large bowl and pour the raspberry puree through the strainer. Discard the solids. Add sugar, buttermilk and vanilla; stir to combine completely. Pour raspberry mixture into container of ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pour the sherbet into a container with an airtight lid to freeze until desired consistency and for storage.

      Berries and buttermilk make the perfect summertime combination in this Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet!

      Now, I know what you must be thinking, because I thought the same thing... Buttermilk in sherbet? Sounds like a strange combination, doesn't it? Well, let me assure you, the buttermilk lends a certain tanginess that can only be described as divine. It's the perfect complement to the sweet berries. So, before the summer gets away from you...make sure you try this Fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Sherbet! Oh, and I'll try not to keep such important things from you anymore. ;-)

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