Creative Ways Link Party #16 and Features

Hi Friends! It's so good to see you here! Thanks for stopping by to check out the Creative Ways Link Party #16! I've missed connecting with you all...we just returned from a trip out to sunny Arizona where we visited with dear friends and spent some quality time with our family that lives there. We alway have grandiose plans of things we'll do when we get there, but in the end, we happily settle for extra time with our loved ones and good food from our favorite eating establishments.


So, obviously with me being away, I have not done much in the way of posting...or cooking...or creating. I just enjoyed that time being slightly "unplugged" from the blog. However, I have thoroughly enjoyed clicking through the links you brought to last week's party. Without further ado, I bring you the featured posts:


Clockwise from Top Left

Hardware Cloth Vase by Anderson + Grant
I love this industrial/farmhouse look that she created with this hardware cloth!
Breakfast on a Stick by The Painted Apron
Food is just better on a stick. What a great to-go breakfast for those with a sweet tooth!
Karen brought us a delicious recipe, some sweet thoughts of her mom, and a special way to remember the good cooks in our lives. 
Whipped Feta Dip by The Pink Recipe Box
She had me at FETA! I can't wait to try this on a cracker or baguette!
Grandma's Garden Book by GardenUp Green
Carole shared a piece of history and a sweet connection to the past with a treasure from her grandma.
No Knead Rustic Bread by My Sweet Mission
I will have to give this hearty bread a try. It sounds like a delicious and relatively easy recipe.


If you missed these wonderful posts, be sure to click through their links to check them out! So, let's get right to this week's party, shall we? What have you been working on? I can't wait to see!

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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    I would love for you to start following me on BlogLovin' to ensure you get the latest posts. I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!

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    Food for the Soul ~ Proverbs 11:25

    Hello, sweet friends! So glad to see you here today. I've been enjoying some time with family and friends in Arizona this week. Now that we're back from our trip and I look back on our visit, I am blown away by the love and generosity of the people in my life. The Lord knows exactly what we need and when we need it. 


    This particular picture was taken several years ago in St. Peters, Missouri when my husband was sent to the area for a period of time for work. It was a time in our lives when we had felt as though we had gone through the desert, metaphorically speaking. Although our family lived in a hotel for 6 months while my husband was in training, the Lord put extended family and new friends in our lives to refresh our souls.

    I am so grateful for those 6 months, as they reminded me of the Lord's goodness. We didn't need a spacious home with all the extras, for the Lord provided everything we needed...especially the oasis of fellowship. When we returned to Texas, my soul was refreshed and it allowed me to open myself up to God's plans and His blessings.

    Wishing you a week full of blessings! May your hearts be refreshed as you pour into others!
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    Creative Ways Link Party # 15 and Features

    It's one of my favorite days of the week again! It's time for another Creative Ways Link Party! The week just flew by again...no surprise there, right? Have you been squeezing out the last bit of summer before school starts back? Or are you already firmly in the trenches of a rigorous fall schedule?


    I had so much fun going through the links this week. You all really brought your "A Game", as usual. I am always in awe of your talents and gifts! Thanks for sharing them with us! Here were a few of my favorites:


    Clockwise from top left:
    Office Makeover- Storage by The Refined Relic
    You have to see the "before" of this Craiglist bookshelf! A stunning makeover!
    10 Hydrating Infused Water Recipes by Home. Made. Interest
    Who knew water could taste so good? Love the flavor combinations in this round-up!
    Carole not only has a green thumb, but she has a way with creating beautiful outdoor spaces too.
    Summer Garden Pasta by Simply Suzanne's
    A great way to use up summer's bounty of tomatoes!
    A repurposed library cart is the focal point in this beautiful small space.
    I love a good quick bread, and I adore the fact that this one is good for you too!

    So, let's get right to this week's party, shall we? What have you been working on? I can't wait to see!

    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>

      I would love for you to start following me on BlogLovin' to ensure you get the latest posts. I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!


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      Food for the Soul ~ Hebrews 1:3

      Have you ever looked at a cluster of Queen Anne's Lace flowers? Each "bloom" is made up of hundreds of tiny flowers all held together by a network of life-giving stems. In fact, each of the hundred or so blooms in a starburst pattern off the main stem produces more blooms, which produce more blooms and so on. Each little flower is a tiny representative of the larger bloom. The minuscule flowers reflect the larger flowers overall form. (I went looking for information about this beautiful flower and found it here.)

      This makes me think of the body of Christ. If we picture Christ as main flower in this scenario, we are the tiny flowers that together make up the body of Christ, the Church. Jesus is the embodiment of the "radiance of God's glory." If we are "in Christ", then we, too, should reflect the glory of God.

      Food for the Soul- Hebrews 1:3- Queen Anne's Lace

      What a powerful reminder of just who Jesus really is...."the exact representation of (God's) being"! Amazing! And, since that is the case, should we not, as the body of Christ, be good representatives too? Let's go be the hands and feet of Jesus this week! Wishing you a wonderful week, friends!
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      Creative Ways Link Party #14 and Features

      Welcome to the Creative Ways Link Party #14! I hope you've had a great week. Some of you may have already sent your kiddos back to school and I hope it's been a smooth transition. I'm still gathering up information and putting together a curriculum for my kids' school year. I have to say, I'm feeling the pressure this year of being their primary educator...something about them getting older and taking on bigger challenges! Anyway, if I've seemed a little absent from here, it's because I've been researching and racking my brain...and spending as much free time with my family as possible. All too soon we'll be hitting the books, starting up with soccer and baseball practices, and just living the wildly busy rhythm of life. 

      I had such a great time going through the links from last week's party. You all are truly amazing in your vision and execution of projects! The recipes are always top notch too. You make it very difficult to choose features, but choose I must. So, here were some of the posts that caught my eye...


      Clockwise from top left
      Portable Picnic for Two by The Painted Apron
      (I love the old fashioned bottle carrier she used for this sweet picnic!)
      (You have to see the before pictures of this bathroom renovation. Truly spectacular!)
      Tzatziki Chicken Salad by With A Blast
      (This fresh chicken salad sounds amazing! Love all the bright flavors going on!)
      Country Kitchen Island by Redo It Yourself Inspirations
      (I am always amazed by people's vision with projects. Who knew this Country Island was once a coffee table!)
      Strawberry and Cream Bars by Swanky Recipes
      (Fresh strawberries and sweet cream pair perfectly in this delicious dessert on a cookie base.)
      Triplet Tote- Sewing 101 by The DIY Dreamer
      (This adorable tote bag even looks easy enough for me to tackle! Love the fabrics Christine chose!)

      If you missed seeing any of these great posts last week, follow the links and go check them out. You will not be disappointed. 

      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>

        I would love for you to start following me on BlogLovin' to ensure you get the latest posts. I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!

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