Creative Ways Link Party # 134 and Features

Hey Friends! Hope your December is off to a fabulous start! I'm so happy to see you here at the 134th Creative Ways Link Party! It is always such a joy to see what you all have been up to! We've been baking up a storm over here, making all our traditional cookie recipes passed down from my MIL. I'm still trying to finish up decorating, and then there's the Christmas shopping... still lots to do, but I'm endeavoring to savor every holiday moment. How are you holding up during this busy season?


I loved perusing the links from last week's party. Here were some of my favorites...


I love the ideas in this Countdown to Christmas Box by Kingsbury Brook Farm. Her sweet little tags are adorable reminders of what the season is all about.


Oh, my word! These Reese Rolls by Simply Stacie look like the perfect little treat for Christmas morning... I may have to try these this year instead of Monkey Bread!


How adorable is this Sterling Unicorn Hat by The Philosopher's Wife? If I could crochet, I would be all over this cute hat. What a perfect Christmas gift!


I'm always looking for simple appetizers this time of year. Carrie Elle shared this post on Easy to Make Party Appetizers... lots of great ideas here!


The Painted Hinge was kind enough to share these Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Gift Tags in printable form for all of us! So cute!


This Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake by Annie's Noms just screams "Comfort and Joy"! I could go for some right now!


This last one is a bonus, but I felt it captured just what I needed to hear this week. A Mama's Story shared a wonderful post on Cultivating a Peaceful Christmas. So, slow down, grab a cup of cocoa, and enjoy the quiet joys of this beautiful season.

Did you miss any of these posts? Be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

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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    Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"
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    Creative Ways Link Party #133 and Features

    Hello, Friends!
    Welcome to this week's Creative Ways Link Party! Did you have a good Thanksgiving? Did you eat lots of favorites? We had a great time visiting with my parents, cooking together, playing bingo, laughing, and perusing the paper for the "best" Black Friday deals. Truth be told, I'm kind of over the whole bargain shopping marathon of the day, but I do still like looking through all the ads. So, as soon as we got home, we started decorating for Christmas. It truly is the "most wonderful time of the year." I love pulling out the ornaments year after year going down memory lane with each one. Although the tree is up and trimmed, the rest of the decorating is kind of on hold until I get over this nasty cold virus I picked up. I can't wait to be inspired by all the pretty things you'll share here at the party.


    Because of the traveling... and then the malaise of feeling yucky, I just have a few features from the party two weeks ago. They are the first post linked up, the last one, and the one with the most clicks.


    Cooking on the Front Burner shared 25 Best Holiday Cookies! What a great way to get the holiday baking season started! I can't wait to try some of these!


    I adore White House Crafts' 2016 Holiday Card Collection... Homemade cards are the best... She has done a beautiful job on these keepsakes.


    The most viewed post was the Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce by Little House Living. I'd love to receive some of this as a Christmas gift!

    Did you miss any of these posts? Be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

    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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      Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"

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      Creative Ways Link Party #132 and Features

      Whew! Another week just blew by! Hope you didn't get whiplash! Seriously, can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I'm so grateful for you all stopping by here each week to share your latest and greatest at the Creative Ways Link Party. It truly makes my heart smile! I'm on the fence about whether or not I'll be doing a party next week... I hope you'll check in to say hello. I pray you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving full of all the yummiest food and the sweetest fellowship. May your heart swell with gratitude! Well, are you ready to get this party started?


      Here were a few of my favorites from last week's party (and they have a theme that has something to do with next week):


      Let's start with this adorable Free Printable Thankful Banner by I Should Be Mopping The Floor. What an easy way to set the mood of gratitude!


      Next, we'll move onto the main star of the Thanksgiving meal... not the pumpkin pie, silly... the big ol' bird. Cooking With Curls shared her delicious Herb Roasted Turkey. I can just imagine how tasty and juicy this turkey is!


      Is this your first time hosting the big meal? Maybe entertaining just makes you a bit nervous? Either way, Run To Radiance shared Thanksgiving Hacks to Help You Have the Best Thanksgiving Ever. Great tips here! I especially liked the one about craft paper!


      I think these Bourbon Honey Glazed Carrots by Cooking On The Front Burner speak for themselves...which is a good thing because I am drooling quite a bit over here!


      I loved this Thanksgiving Dice Game by Grandma Ideas. What a fun way to spend the afternoon! And, your kiddos could get a little math review in without even realizing it!


      I just had to share these gorgeous Fall Cookies in Royal Icing by Running Away? I'll Help You Pack. Love the swirling technique! And, who could resist the little acorn cookies?

      Did you miss any of these posts? Be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

      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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        Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"

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        Creative Ways Link Party #131 and Features

        Hello, friends! What a breath of fresh air it is to see you all here! I don't know about you, but the last week has been trying my patience and stretching me pretty thin. Not only has there been the election, but my daughter has been sick since the day before Halloween with a lowish fever and cough. No fun for the girl, or her momma. On a positive and equally trying note, my son turned 15 and is now driving. We did enjoy a few days of visiting with my parents who came out to celebrate my son's birthday. So, needless to say, there's been a lot going on. I'm sure you've been pulled in a dozen directions this week too. Hopefully, this party will be a good diversion.


        Before we get to this week's party, you know I like to pick a few posts from the last one that caught my eye.


        How cute is this Paint Stick Pumpkin by Dukes & Duchesses? What a clever fall craft! Pinning this one for sure to make next year!


        I'm so glad Morsels of Life shared this Basic Asian Dressing. I'm always looking for new ways to serve salad!


        Sadie Seasongoods is always coming up with ways to repurpose things. I love the simplicity of this Fall Flannel and Lace Table Runner!


        Meatloaf, meatloaf, double beat loaf, I "love" meatloaf! Remember what movie that came from? Anyway, Art From My Table shared this yummy new take on the old favorite... Low Carb Mexican Meatloaf.


        I absolutely love working book pages into simple decor! Making It In The Mountains shows us How To Make A Book Page Garland in this easy tutorial! This garland could be used year round!


        I seem to always end the features with something sweet, don't I? Well, I did a triple take with these scrumptious Cowboy Cookies by Simply Stacie. I loved her explanation of why they might be named this way.

        Did you miss any of these posts? Be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

        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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          Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"

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          Creative Ways Link Party #130 and Features

          Well, hello there! Welcome to November and this week's Creative Ways Link Party! I'm so happy to see you here! Did you have a good Halloween? Lots of trick-or-treaters? We didn't have a whole lot... which meant we got to keep all the "good candy" for ourselves. ;-) Do you have a favorite candy that you "steal" from your kiddos? Mine is 100 Grand bars. I am a total sucker for them. You didn't  come here to chat about candy, though, did you? We better get on to the party...


          Here were some of my favorites from last week's party:


          The (mis)Adventures of a Born Again Farm Girl shared some great ideas for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds- Salty And Sweet. Love these twists on a favorite!


          Heart Handmade UK showed us How To Transform A Glass Door With A Stencil. What a fantastic way to personalize an entry!


          This Cream of Tomato Soup with Pumpkin by Olla-Podrida definitely looks like something I need to try! Soups are my love language. 


          Seriously... How cute is this Succulent Cornucopia for Thanksgiving by The Country Chic Cottage? I adore the fun fall colors and the new spin on a classic!


          To Simply Inspire shared these Pumpkin Protein Muffins with us. I love anything pumpkin this time of year... will definitely be trying these!


          Looking to get a jump on homemade Christmas gifts? Life, Love and Thyme shared several DIY Hand Soap Recipes.

          Did you miss any of these posts? Be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

          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! Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"
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