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.
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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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      Food for the Soul ~ Deuteronomy 6:5 ~ Happy Father's Day

      Hi Friends! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday where we celebrate our fathers. Although, I'm not able to be with my father this weekend, I was able to spend some time with him recently. One thing I know about that man is that he loves his family and adores all his grandchildren.  He's the kind of guy that will bend over backwards to help out people and is always generous. He can be tough as nails and stubborn as all get out, but at the core is a tender, young-at-heart, big ol' teddy bear. Over the years, he has done many things right... and made some mistakes along the way too. God is not finished with him yet. Like all of us, he is a work in progress. I am blessed to have him as my dad and even more blessed to have him as my friend. I love you, Dad!

      I'm so grateful also for the father that my husband has grown into. We can speculate what kind of father our husbands will be before we have children, but no one can know for sure. It has been such a privilege to watch him love on and encourage our children. He is patient, kind, loving, gentle... pretty much the all the fruits of the Spirit wrapped up into one guy. I have loved watching the Lord grow him into the man he is today. Oh, how I love that man!

      I'm thankful for my father-in-law too. He poured God's Word and his love for Jesus into his boys from a young age. His prayers for us and encouragement to walk with Jesus have been a sweet demonstration of his love for his family.

      For those whose fathers are no longer here with you, I pray that today would be a day that brings special memories to mind. May the sweet thoughts bring smiles to your faces and joy to your hearts!

      Perhaps your earthly father was not around or even worse, left scars upon your heart. For those dear souls, I pray your heart would be healed and filled up with love and joy by your Heavenly Father. He loves you much and desires nothing more than a real relationship with you. So much so, that He gave up His Son's life so that you could have eternal life with Him.


      For this week's bible verse, I chose the verse we will be focusing on this week at our church's VBS. Not only is it a great reminder for each of us, but it is a perfect charge for the special men in our lives too!

      Wishing you a wonderful week!

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      Creative Ways Link Party #58 and Features

      Happy Wet Wednesday to you! Tropical Depression Bill is sitting right over our city and dumping out lots of rain. I'm curious if any of you have been affected by him too. Well, regardless, I'm happy you're here to join me for the Creative Ways Link Party. You are bound to find tons of fun posts to inspire you!

      Choosing features is always a difficult task, but this week was especially hard. Kudos to all of you!  I couldn't believe all the awesome material you brought to the party. Still... I had to pick a few to feature. So, here are the some of the ones that made me do a double take.

      Aren't these Alcohol Ink Votives by Bitz & Giggles just the coolest? I love the fun colors she used and how easy it would be to use jars and votives I already have to make up a few of these!

      Caramel Honeycomb Snack Mix by Upstate Ramblings sounds like a great snack to put together to take to all those baseball tournaments we're attending each weekend. Love this flavor combo!

      This Bon Voyage Duffle Bag by Sew Can Do just makes me smile. I love the super-cute fabric she used and the tutorial she shared makes it seem like even I could make up one of these adorable bags. 

      With Father's Day coming up soon, I could see my hubby loving these Mini Filet Mignons by Sweet & Savory by Shinee. I might need to make up some of these for him this weekend.

      How cute is this USA Map String Art by Lovely Etc via Domestically Speaking? Wouldn't it be an adorable patriotic touch for the 4th of July? Or, how about making one for a Father's Day gift using a state map? Love this project!

      These Triple Layer Brownies by Yesterfood are on my list to make for Father's Day treats. The three words in her post that got me?  Oatmeal...Brownie...Fudge. Hubby is going to love these! Thanks for bringing them to the party!

      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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