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.
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    Fun Halloween Party Treats

    Halloween is less than two weeks away and you may be the one hosting a get together for your kiddos' friends. You've got the decorations all planned out... heck, you've already decked your house in all things spooky. The only thing left to do is come up with some Fun Halloween Treats to serve your little goblins.


    Here are a few ideas from the last couple of Creative Ways Link Parties to get you going. Some of the ideas are easier than others, but all of them would be super-cute on your treat table!

    Pumpkin Popcorn Balls  by Three Kids and a Fish

    Witch Hershey Kisses by Hoopla Palooza

    Boo-Nanas by Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Raven Sugar Cookies by Simply Suzanne's

    Scary Cat Chocolate Macarons by Peonies & Orange Blossoms

    Monster Pretzel Rods by Spot of Tea Designs



    That should give you a good start and get those creative juices flowing! Do you have big plans for Halloween? Simple trick-or-treating with your kiddos or are you throwing a monster mash?

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    Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Seeds

    Now that we are over halfway through October, we are firmly trenched in the flavors of fall...especially all things pumpkin. Today, I have a new favorite recipe of ours to share with you, Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Seeds.

    This Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds is out of this world good!

    I think I've told you before that unless a recipe has chocolate as one of the ingredients, my family simply doesn't consider it dessert. Crazy, I know. I found this old recipe for pumpkin bread in my stash, but it didn't have chocolate in it. I didn't want to go with my standard of adding chocolate chips to the batter. Still, I thought it needed a little something, so I added a chocolate glaze to it. Ah-mazing! I think I may have to start adding this glaze to every quick bread I make.

    Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

    The recipe differs a little from my Disappearing Pumpkin Muffins, in that it doesn't have all the spices that the muffins have. This is precisely why it needed the chocolate glaze... and the Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds from Trader Joe's. (I shared them on Instagram a while back... did you go get some?)

    Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

    Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Nut Bread with Pumpkin Spiced Seeds

    Bread
    4 eggs
    1/2 cup water
    2 1/2 cups sugar
    2 tsp. baking soda
    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup vegetable oil
    2 cups pumpkin puree
    1 1/2 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
    1 tsp. cinnamon

    Mix all ingredients together except nuts. Fold in nuts. Pour into 2 loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes, or until done when toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pans.

    Glaze
    1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    2 Tbsp. butter
    1 Tbsp. light corn syrup

    Heat chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is completely melted. Cool slightly then pour over pumpkin bread and sprinkle with Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds.

    My family devoured this bread like nobody's business. I just know your family will love it too! The bread itself isn't too "spicy", so the chocolate glaze just blends beautifully with the pumpkin and sends the flavor over the top. What's your favorite pumpkin treat?

    You might like these recipes featuring pumpkin too!
    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

    Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
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    Food for the Soul ~ Romans 8:1

    Hi Friends. I thought you might be in need of some encouraging words today. If you as a Christ follower find yourself struggling with guilt and unable to let go of the failures of the past, these words are for you...


    Free yourself from the burden of letting mistakes define who you are. Christ has paid for all of them and you are free to live the abundant life He promised you! Live life to the full! Have a blessed week!
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    Creative Ways Link Party #24 and Features

    Hi Friends! Welcome to this week's Creative Ways Link Party! I'm so glad you've stopped by to check out what your buddies in the blogosphere have been up to lately...and I'm thrilled that you're here to show us what's been keeping you busy too!


    Do you want to see what made my heart go "pitter pat" from last week's party? I'm loving all the fall inspiration... it goes nicely with the chilly evenings and crisp mornings we've been enjoying ;-)

    Oh my goodness! I need to make some of this Sugar & Spice Snack Mix by So Much to Make...ASAP! Seriously awesome fall flavors going on in this mix!

    I love how creatively this Fall Subway Art Pumpkin was put together by Canary Street Crafts! Just adorable! 

    This Quick Chicken Orzo Soup by Linda at With a Blast looks so yummy! The perfect end to a chilly evening. I'll be making up a batch of this real soon!

    Surroundings by Debi showed us her secrets for Painting Faux Pumpkins... she sure fooled me. They are beautiful!

    Nothing says "fall" quite like apples. I can't wait to whip up a batch of these Brown Sugar Apple Muffins by Love, Pasta and a Toolbelt

    I love a good repurpose project and this post is full of them. Bohemian Junktion did an amazing job in her Craft Room Reveal.

    Angela of Kiwi Services gave us The Best Kept Secret to Cleaning Tile and Grout before the holidays are upon us! I see some "floor time" in my future ;-)

    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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