Creative Ways Link Party #26 and Features

Well, it's almost Halloween... can you believe how fast this year is flying by? We may be off to a Trunk or Treat this evening, but we're still partying here! It's time for this week's Creative Ways Link Party... feel free to eat some candy while you link up... it's probably what I'll be doing ;-) Hope you and your crew have a safe and Happy Halloween!


I just loved all the posts you shared last week at the link party. So much talent in one place! Here were some of my favorites... I featured a couple of others on my Facebook page today too!

Loved this tablescape for an Autumn Dinner Party by Fabby's Living. She designed those beautiful dishes for her husband's ceramic factory!

These little Baked Churro Bites by LouLou Girls would be dangerous in my house. I fear that I would pop 10 of them in my mouth and not give it a second thought... yummy!

Marty of A Stroll Thru Life always finds the neatest things and is able to incorporate them beautifully with her existing decor! Come see how she spruced up her dining area with Leopard from the Dollar Store.

I have made this type of toffee before, but never thought of using it like Her Organized Chaos did. She put it on top of this Chaotic Toffee Crack Cake! Amazing! 

I love the elegant simplicity of this Birch Bark Leaf Card by Stamping on the Back Porch.

Four words that may change your life... Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls. Gentle Joy Homemaker hit it out of the park with this decadent breakfast!

I loved the small changes that One Mile Home Style made in her Kitchen Mini-Makeover. That tile backsplash makes such a big impact!

Any Angry Bird fans out there? These Angry Bird Cupcakes by Alexis at Running Away? I'll Help You Pack are just adorable and spot on with the game that took the nation by storm.

If you missed these wonderful posts, be sure to click through their links to check them out! What have you been working on this week? 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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    Are you following me on Facebook? If not, I'd be thrilled if you popped over there to "like" my page. To have a better chance of getting my posts into your Facebook feed, leave a comment or like a post when you see it too.  I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!
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    Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups

    Okay, so I broke down and bought the little orange mellowcreme pumpkins awhile back because that's just what you do in October. Am I right? When I opened them up and popped one in my mouth, I realized that my tastebuds have changed and I needed something a little salty to go with them.

    These Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups are going to be the cutest thing on your dessert table this fall!  Just 3 ingredients!

    I started thinking what flavors would go well with these sweet nuggets and decided on pairing them with peanut butter cookie dough. These Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups were born...an easy fall treat with just 3 ingredients...two if you leave out the extra peanuts.

    These Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups are going to be the cutest thing on your dessert table this fall!  Just 3 ingredients!

    Their flavor is kind of like the Candy Corn Mix-up I posted here a couple of years ago, which is like a PayDay bar, which is pretty delicious. I hope you love them as much as I did!

    Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups

    Here's what you need: Peanut Butter cookie dough, mellowcreme pumpkins, and finely chopped roasted, salted peanuts.

    Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut cookie dough in 3/4 inch pieces, then cut in half. Roll into a ball and then roll in chopped peanuts. Place ball of dough in lightly greased mini muffin tins. (Sorry I didn't get pictures of all the steps... One tube of cookie dough made approximately 24 cookie cups.) I made some without nuts also.

    Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups

    Bake for 8-10 minutes, when the color is a light golden brown. Remove from oven.

    Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups

    Immediately press a pumpkin into each cookie cup. After cooling for a few minutes, remove to wire rack to cool completely.

    Little Peanut Pumpkin Cups

    Aren't they adorable? I just love how they turned out. They are so yummy too. Your kiddos are going to love them! It's such a simple little treat to make up for parties, or wrap up a few in a cello bag to give to neighbors. No one has to know you didn't make the dough from scratch! Enjoy!

     Here are some other treats that start with shortcuts
    Frosted Candy Corn Cookie Bars

    Mix and Roll Sugar Cookies

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    Healthy Habits Formed at Youth...

    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

    Hi Friends! Hope your weekend was wonderful. We stayed pretty busy, as usual. Is it weird that I long for Mondays? It seems like things slow down when Monday morning rolls around, and I like that. We are able to get back on track with the good habits that we are trying to instill... like improving our bedtime and morning toothbrushing routines.


    Recently, I read that forming new habits takes more than two months. Knowing that time is of the essence with helping my kids establish healthy habits, we have started working towards better oral hygiene habits. A few weeks ago I shared with you How We Kept Our Kids Cavity-Free Through Early Childhood and how I planned to improve upon our current toothbrushing routine.


    We were sent some LISTERINE products to try out. Let me just say that LISTERINE HEALTHYWHITE Sodium Fluoride Anti-Cavity Mouthrinse and HEALTHYWHITE Mint Floss have been my new besties in my nighttime routine. I love how clean my mouth feels right before bed, and I've even noticed that my breath doesn't seem to be horrendous in the morning anymore. 

    I have not breathed right into any of my family members' faces to prove that point, but I can tell... and that in itself is a good thing. I've even started swishing the mouthrinse in the morning too. 


    I am noticing a little difference in the color of my teeth also. They may have lightened up a bit, which makes me smile more! What's funny is that with my new "fresh" morning breath, I am now more sensitive to my kids' not-so-fresh morning breath. This revelation has led to more reminders about brushing their teeth in the morning too... as well as flossing. When all else fails, I suggest they grab the germ-killing LISTERINE POCKETPAK in my purse.


    Brushing regularly, flossing a little bit and then giving me their best Master Shifu (Kungfu Panda) impersonation is all I'm getting from them right now, but I'm hoping with time flossing and rinsing will become more habitual. Although I haven't managed to change the kids' routines much, I have been more diligent with mine. We all know that good behaviors are caught more than taught, right? I'm hoping my perseverance (and gentle prodding) will inspire them to keep improving on what they are already doing. The same goes for:

    • Practicing thankfulness
    • Eating more fruits and vegetables with every meal
    • Getting more sleep
    • Exercising daily (they can help me with this one)
    Aristotle said it best, "Good habits formed at youth make all the difference." I guess being a good role model and guiding them in starting heroic habits is the best thing I can do right now... that, and practicing my own Master Shifu look ;-)

    Have you tried implementing LISTERINE products into your family's oral hygiene routine? They can be purchased here. LISTERINE wants to help you establish heroic habits in your family too. Check out their Youtube page featuring Healthy Habit Heroes!
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    Food for the Soul ~ I Thessalonians 5:11

    Hello, dear friends. I hope you have had a good weekend. One of the things I have loved about blogging is the sweet sense of community and acceptance. You all have been so kind to me the last couple of years, and I love reading the comments you leave for myself and other bloggers. We do our best to build one another up in our "virtual" world, by sharing in social media and complimenting on each other's blog posts.


    I wonder, though, how are we doing in our "real world" lives. Are we taking every opportunity we are given to build up and encourage our family members, our friends, and our co-workers? Are we looking for ways to show our appreciation to those who are closest to us? Do we take the time to listen and respond thoughtfully? I can get so wrapped up in my "virtual world" that I start to slack in other areas. I know I needed this reminder from God's Word today... how about you? Wishing you a wonderful week as you seek to know Him more and share His love with others.

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    Creative Ways Link Party #25 and Features

    Hi Ho, Neighbors! How are you doing this week? We're plugging along here at the Higby House. I've been engaging in conversations with one of my kiddos about her costume for Halloween (She has determined she will be Captain Sparkles and has been working on her costume...there is no end to her imagination!). And the conversations with my son have revolved around planning his impending 13th birthday. I can't believe we are almost to that milestone! Where did the time go? Anyway, another week has flown by and it is time for the 25th Creative Ways Link Party!


    Yesterday, I featured some Fun Halloween Party Treats that were mostly from the last couple of parties. Be sure to check them out... especially if you're hosting the neighborhood monster mash!


    Alright, are you ready to see some of the other posts (besides the fun treats) that caught my eye this week?

    Loved this Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Banner by Home Remedies... it's pretty and festive!

    These Glittered Fall Leaves by Typically Simple would be so pretty scattered down the center of a table.

    Loved the unexpected beauty of these bright Painted Pumpkin Floral Vases by Grow Creative. I think I was just drawn to the bright colors! So pretty!

    How about some comfort food? This Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup by Melissa's Cuisine is calling my name!

    I love how Clover House put together this Nevermore Crow Frame with book page elements and burlap! Very Edgar Allen Poe-ish!

    Garden Up Green made this adorable Fall Pumpkin Wall Hanging to spruce up her outdoor spaces! Adorable!

    One more Halloween inspired decor post... Wicked Fun in the Living Room by Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen had me thinking about reading The Raven.

    Last, but certainly not least, I had to feature the Death by Chocolate Cake by The Simple, Sweet Life. What a way to go!


    If you missed these wonderful posts, be sure to click through their links to check them out! What have you been working on this week? 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
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      Are you following me on Facebook? If not, I'd be thrilled if you popped over there to "like" my page. To have a better chance of getting my posts into your Facebook feed, leave a comment or like a post when you see it too.  I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!

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