Creative Ways Link Party #46 and Features

Happy Hump Day! That's right... it's my favorite day of the week! I get to share it with all of you here at the Creative Ways Link Party! So glad you've stopped by to join us. I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Here's what you may have missed here at Posed Perfection since the last party...

Okay, are you ready to see the features? Again, you all blew my socks off! It really is hard choosing which posts to highlight each week. But, I gave it my best shot. Without further ado...

This DIY Stencil Letter Quote by BrePurposed couldn't be easier to pull off... at least that's how she makes it seem. Love this saying!

To Simply Inspire brought this delicious Barbacoa Recipe to the party. Sounds like she's giving Chipotle a run for their money!

Garden Up green made this adorable DIY Garden Cap to protect her face from the harsh sun while also looking rather cute. I want one to wear to all the soccer and baseball games we'll be having!

These Artichoke Butter in Phyllo Cups by Olla-Podrida would make the perfect spring appetizer at you next gathering. Light and delicious! 

Ana Love Craft made these beautiful little Fabric Butterflies. I'd love to make a spring garland with an group of these pretty things.

Pink Recipe Box showed us How to Ripen an Avocado Fast. I will be using this little trick, as I am forever waiting for mine to be ready to use. Then, I end up forgetting about them until they are over-ripe. I just learned this week that you can put ripe avocados in the fridge to keep longer. Who knew?

Sweet Katie of Fun Home Things shared her Spring Porch Reveal. Love this cheery, inviting space! Couldn't you just rock away an afternoon here?

Last, but not least, All She Cooks brought this delicious Cookie Berry Torte to the party. Isn't it gorgeous? Almost too pretty to eat, but I bet I could get over that feeling real quick!

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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    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, "Well done!"

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    Bunnies and Eggs Easter Mantel

    Hi Friends! So happy to see you here today! Are you enjoying some spring weather right now, or digging out from yet another deep snow? While our winter wasn't a particularly bad one, the gray clouds and gloomy weather certainly seemed to squelch my spring decorating mojo. Isn't it amazing what lighting can do to our moods? Anyway, I've been working on this Bunnies and Eggs Easter Mantel for a few weeks now, putting things up and taking them down. When the sun came out on Sunday afternoon, I figured I better seize the moment to take some pictures and be satisfied with how this year's Easter mantel turned out. After all, Easter is just a couple of weeks away!

    Bunnies and Easter eggs come together in this sweet Easter Mantel.

    For this mantel, I brought out some of my favorite Easter decorations. Some I've had for ages; others are new creations or sweet hand-me-downs from my mom.

    Bunnies and Easter eggs come together in this sweet Easter Mantel.

    I love this new-to-me "happy easter" bunting. The cheery colors just shout, "Springtime is here!" My mom tucked it into a bag of goodies she gave to me when we were there for a visit recently.

    Bunnies and Easter eggs come together in this sweet Easter Mantel.

    This sweet embroidered bunny has been in my collection for a long time. I try to find a special place for her every year... this year she made the mantel! I've also always loved this little bunny candle holder. (I might need to find a new egg-shaped candle soon... this one has seen better days.)

    Bunnies and Easter eggs come together in this sweet Easter Mantel.

    These two bunnies sit next to a white tree that's been used for just about every holiday over the last 10 or so years. At Christmas it holds our Jesse Tree ornaments, then for Valentine's Day, it gets adorned with shiny red hearts. Years ago I found these sweet little wooden Easter ornaments and the sparkly eggs.

    Bunnies and Easter eggs come together in this sweet Easter Mantel.

    On the other side, you'll see I placed my Pom-Pom Bunny Tail Picture with a little bird finial and a sweet nest I picked up last year and one of my favorite little decor shops. I added in some sparkly eggs and ribbon to give it a little more color.

    Bunnies and Easter eggs come together in this sweet Easter Mantel.

    Here it is all pulled together from the front. Uh-oh... I spy some tiles that need to be cleaned up after all the fires in the fireplace this winter. Add that to my growing list of spring cleaning to-dos. Now that I'm looking at this head-on, I wonder if I should paint my round clock to lighten things up a bit... what do you think?

    Thanks for stopping by! I love it when you visit! Have a wonderful week!

    Before you go, here's a little more Spring Inspiration for you!



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

    Food for the Soul ~ Matthew 4:19-20

    I hope your first weekend of Spring has been a good one. I do love this season of renewal and rebirth. It's always a good time to reflect on how I'm doing in my obedience to the Lord. Am I joyfully following His calling on my life in the daily tasks? Or could I stand to improve? 


    I've come to realize that I want to be more like Simon and Andrew who "immediately left their nets and followed Him." I often spend too much time thinking about how to love on and serve others, rather than doing. Am I the only one that has let opportunities pass me by? Do you know of someone who is struggling and you know you need to do something? Perhaps you should reach out to see how you could pray for them , write them a note of encouragement, or bless them with a meal.

    When the Lord brings these opportunities to us and nudges our hearts to action, our response should be immediate. We often strive for "first time obedience" with our children, but don't respond with it to the Lord when faced with things out of our comfort zone or at "inconvenient" times in our schedules.

    Although Simon and Peter were leaving behind their livelihood and perhaps disappointing others, they didn't waver in their obedience to the Lord.  I pray that we would all live in such a way that we follow Him when He calls.

    I love the chorus of Chris Tomlin's song, I Will Follow. These lyrics are such a great reminder of how we should live this life we've been given.

    Where you go, I'll go
    Where you stay, I'll stay
    When you move, I'll move
    I will follow you


    Who you love, I'll love
    How you serve, I'll serve
    If this life I lose, I will follow you
    I will follow you


    Wishing you a beautiful week, dear friends. My heart is blessed knowing that you came for a visit!
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    Creative Ways Link Party #45 and Features

    Hey there! Hope you've had a great week since the last Creative Ways Link Party. The kids and I took a little trip last week to Lubbock, TX to visit my parents for a couple of days, and it's been go-go-go ever since we got back. Looks like you all have been pretty busy too! Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you coming to the party each week? Well, if I haven't told you... I really and truly do!


    I loved looking through all the fabulous posts from the last party! Here were some of my favorites:

    I'm drooling over this Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad by Swanky Recipes! Love the addition of the multi-colored rotini pasta!

    Dining Delight set a pretty little table for two for her and hubby with this Lucky Charms Tablescape

    Oh, man... A Home Made Living brought these delectable Banana Nutella Crepes to the party. Let's see...breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert...I could eat these any time of the day!

    You have to see the transformation of this space over at Simply Beautiful by Angela! The addition of the DIY Floating Shelves just pulls everything together perfectly.

    My heart goes pitter-pat for these German Chocolate Brownies by Sweet & Savory by Shinee. I have always loved the caramelly coconutty frosting of this cake! Looks like I'll be trying it in brownie form soon!

    Home to Cottage brought this sweet Indoor Bulb Garden to the party. What a wonderful way to bring Spring inside! I bet this little spot in her home is going to smell beautiful when all the flowers are blooming!

    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, "Well done!"
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      Food for the Soul ~ Phillipians 2:3-4

      Happy Sunday to you! I just got back from a quick trip to visit my folks. It's always nice to see them, and check on how they are getting along. As busy as life gets, it's so important to not merely look out for our own interests. I'm reminded of the verse in Philippians where it says to look into the interests of others too.

      All too often, I get so wrapped up in my own life and the interests of my family (i.e. baseball, piano, soccer, youth group, etc.) that I forget to look up and check on others in my life. I was so thankful things worked out for us to take a couple of days to visit my parents. It would have been easy to forgo the 5 hour drive there to fritter away the last days of Spring Break here at the house. But, my kids would have missed out on precious time with their grandparents and I would have missed having laughs and long talks with my mom and dad.

      Phillipians 2:3-4

      I know these times are special, even when we don't DO anything exciting or adventurous. Sometimes just taking time to BE with loved ones fills our love tanks and blesses them as well. I know I have others in my life that I need to call or even send a little note just to let them know I'm thinking about them. It's a constant battle to take my eyes off of myself and look to see how I can put a smile on someone else's face.

      How about you? Anyone you need to reach out to this week? I encourage you to make that call, send a text that says "Hi, how are you?", or stop by with a plate of brownies. You will surely show someone how special they are, and you in return will be blessed.

      Have a wonderful week!
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