Food for the Soul ~ Psalm 33:12

Hello friends! For those of you in the USA, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend filled with family, friends, and great fun!


Reading the headlines lately, my heart can't help but grieve for our country. In many ways, we have turned our backs on the Lord God to seek after our own selfish ways. I'm praying that our nation as a whole will turn back to Him so that we might know the blessings He has for those who follow Him.

Praying you have a week full of joy and peace!
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USA Flag Picture Tray and Folgers Iced Cafe

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Folgers. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Hello, sweet friends! Hope you are enjoying the summer! It's been non-stop action in our house with VBS, baseball, playdates and lunches with friends. Never have I felt more like a taxi-driver than in this season of my life. Not that I'm complaining, for I know how quickly the time flies. Before I know it, my son will be driving himself around. Yikes! Anyway, in the midst of all the craziness, I have found it essential to tap into the creative side of my brain. This week, that exercise included making up this USA Flag Picture Tray and a little time indulging in my new favorite afternoon pick-me-up, Folgers® Iced Café™!
An old frame, some spray paint and some scrapbook paper are all you need to make this patriotic USA Flag Picture Tray!

A couple of years ago I purchased a picture of a pheasant at a garage sale. I loved the size of the frame and envisioned turning it into a tray of some sort. Well, the time had come to make that happen. I started looking around the house for some background papers and the idea for this USA Flag Picture Tray came to be.

An old frame, some spray paint and some scrapbook paper are all you need to make a patriotic USA Flag Picture Tray!

Here's what I used: an old picture, sand paper, white spray paint, wrapping paper and some scrapbook paper.

Disassemble old pictures to add in scrapbook paper for a fun accent piece.

I started by removing the backing of the picture.

Disassemble old pictures to add in scrapbook paper for a fun accent piece.

Next I sanded and wiped down the frame, as well as cleaned up the glass. It was pretty dusty, as you can see!

A little spray paint and scrapbook papers are all you need to transform old pictures into adorable picture trays!

The next step was painting the frame white. I just happened to have enough white spray paint to get the job done. Yay for not having to drop everything to go to the store to finish up a project!

A little spray paint and scrapbook papers are all you need to transform old pictures into adorable picture trays!

Finally, I cut the papers to size, attached them to the pheasant picture and reassembled the frame.

An old frame, some spray paint and some scrapbook paper are all you need to make this patriotic USA Flag Picture Tray!

At first I tried it without the dark blue border, but found that I needed a bit more contrast. I thought about adding some handles, but so far, I haven't found any that I like for this particular tray.

An old frame, some spray paint and some scrapbook paper are all you need to make this patriotic USA Flag Picture Tray!

And, I kinda like the versatility of being able to use it as a picture too!

Folgers Iced Cafe is the perfect summer afternoon pick-me-up!

I do love how it turned out, so naturally, I decided to celebrate with a little Folgers® Iced Café™ Latte and some Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies (recipe coming next week). After making it through this creative undertaking after my crafting drought, a little caffeine refreshment was in order!

Folgers Iced Cafe's many flavors are the perfect summer afternoon pick-me-up!

This drink is the perfect way to perk up your afternoons.. or mornings, for that matter. The best part? You don't have to leave your house to indulge in a decadent coffee drink... unless you want to... and then these are portable! These new coffee concentrates, in their portable package, are great for home, work or on-the-go! Each bottle contains 100% coffee extract, sweetener and flavor enhancers. All you need is the milk and ice! Stick one of the bottles in your purse, and you are ready whenever the mood strikes you! By the way, I have gone through the process of cold-brewing some coffee for the week to make iced coffee, but this way is much easier!

Easy as 1,2,3. Two squeezes of Folgers Iced Cafe into a glass of milk, stir and add ice!

Just choose your favorite flavor... Original Latte, Hazelnut Latte, Vanilla Latte and Caramel Macchiato. Pour a glass of milk, put in a couple of squeezes of your Folgers® Iced Café™ concentrate, stir and add some ice. Easy... and soooo delicious!

Folgers Iced Cafe is the perfect summer afternoon pick-me-up!

My husband came in from mowing the lawn and I offered him a sip of my drink. Only, he didn't just take a sip... he drank the whole thing! He thought it tasted just as good as the expensive ones we've bought in the glass bottles before. At $4.99 per squeeze bottle, indulging in these coffee drinks won't break the bank, especially if you can get up to 6 drinks out of one!

Folgers Iced Cafe's many flavors are the perfect summer afternoon pick-me-up!

To make your Summer Fridays even cooler, Folgers® is giving away some gift baskets including these Iced Café™concentrates every Friday! For details on their #FolgersFridays and to find out where you can purchase Folgers® Iced Café™Coffee Drink Concentrates for yourself, visit their website or follow Folgers® on Facebook or Twitter.

I love that I don't need a bunch of fancy equipment or ingredients to serve up these delicious drinks! However, it does does help to serve them on a cute tray ;-). Are you an iced coffee fan? Are you a purist or do you like to flavor it up?
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I'm linking up at some of these great parties and

Creative Ways Link Party #60 and Features

Hi there, friends! Welcome to the 60th Creative Ways Link Party! Hope you have had a wonderful week so far! Mine certainly didn't slow down any from last week, but it has been a good one nonetheless. I've been trying to play catch-up on all the posts I need to do. I have a wreath to show you, several recipes and some summer decor... all just waiting for the photos to be edited, posts to write, blah-blah-blah. I may be bombarding you in the next couple of days...


In the meantime, Independence Day is just around the corner (like, this weekend!). Do you have big plans? To get you in the mood, I thought I'd showcase some of the fabulous patriotic posts you all shared at last week's party for the features today. I will let the pictures speak for themselves, but if I were you, I'd definitely click on the links to get all the details on the post. Some of them, like this first one are chock-full of fantastic ideas!

July 4th Party Ideas by Greco Design Company




4th of July Kids Crafts by Crafty Journal

Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes by Annie's Noms for Reasons to Skip the Housework


Homemade Cherry Pie from Scratch by The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl

Free Patriotic Banner Printable by I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Red, Blue and White Chocolate Mousse by Sweet & Savory by Shinee

Okay, your mind should be swimming with ideas now to celebrate the USA this weekend! 

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!"
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    Food for the Soul ~ Revelation 4:11

    Praising God today for His majesty, His creativity, His love and His mercy! Isn't it wonderful that He shares all this beauty with us?

    “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelation 4:11



    Well, we are just coming off of an amazing week. My kids and I spent the week at our church's Kids Kamp, which is just an amped up version of VBS. I had the privilege of working on the Art Team, sharing some fun projects with the Kindergarten through 4th grade campers. What a joy it was to see the excitement on all these kiddos' faces! There's just something so amazing about seeing over 1000 kids singing praises to God and watching many of them accept Jesus as their Savior.

    I was just thinking about all the work that goes into making a production like this go well. It all goes back to God's grace, His love and His mercy. He has equipped all the leaders, brought the kids who needed to hear His Word, and caused all the logistics to fall into place so that He may receive the glory and we receive the blessings. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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    Creative Ways Link Party #59 and Features

    Happy Wednesday! Welcome to the Creative Ways Link Party! Hope your week is going well so far. We are in the middle of our church's Kids Kamp week, so it's been a little nutty around here. I'm helping out with the ART team doing a few fun projects with the 1200+ kiddos that are attending the camp. I'm having a ball, but am totally spent at the end of the day. On top of the camp, we've had baseball practices, musical auditions, swim parties and lunches with friends. So, in other words, I have not had a chance to go around and visit all the wonderful links from last week's party.


    So, instead of me choosing the features this week, I thought I'd feature the first post linked up, the last post, and the one with the most views... I should be back to the regular features for next week. Thanks so much to everyone for linking up! I really do appreciate you coming to the party each week and sharing all your awesome posts!


    The first post shared at last week's party was this DIY All Purpose Cleaner by The Organized Life! Just a couple of pantry staples and you've got a great multi-surface cleaner!


    The last post was Messages from my Garden by My Thrift Store Addiction. I love the sweet words she has displayed all through her outdoor spaces!


    The post with the most clicks was Decorating with my Recent Finds by Anderson & Grant. She always puts together beautiful vignettes!

    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!"
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