Creative Ways Link Party #22 and Features

Happy October 1st! Can you believe it's here already? We are officially in the holiday season now...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas...they will all be here before we know it. I don't know why, but Wednesdays sneak up on me so quickly each week. I'm always excited to see what you'll bring to this Creative Ways Link Party, and this week is no different. Let's get this party started!


But first, let's take a look at some of the awesome posts that were shared at last week's party.

Love the simplicity of this DIY Gold Studded Fall Sign by Latte Everyday. It adds just the right amount of bling to the mantel.

All the flavors of fall are wrapped up into this delicious-looking Pumpkin Cranberry Apple Bread by Fun Home Things.

This Driftwood Chandelier by Mommyzoid is so clever! Love the rustic quality it brings to the outdoor living space!

These Glazed Pumpkin Streusel Cookies by Swanky Recipes are calling my name! Just look at all those layers of flavor!

I love this new take on Pallet Pumpkins by Little House of Four. Aren't they adorable and they look easy to make too!

My Turn for Us brought this Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti to the party. Not only did it tempt my tastebuds, but it was also the Most Viewed Link from the party! I can't wait to make this.

Last, but not least, I was swooning over this simple Fall Mantel by Hawthorne and Main. You need to see how she made that beautiful wreath!

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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    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

    Sometime last year I saw these donut treats floating around the internet and I made a mental note that I would be whipping up a batch of them this year. These Adorable Acorn Donut Treats were easy peasy to put together, using many topping items from my pantry. All I needed were the donuts.

    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

    There really isn't a recipe for this, as the process only requires a little bit of melting in the microwave and dipping donut holes into yummy toppings. It's a great treat for your littles to help you with and makes a fun after school snack or fall treat to take to parties.

    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

    Here's what you'll need: donut holes (I got the cake-like ones at Wal-mart), microwavable candy melts, chocolate jimmies, sliced almonds, toffee bits (basically any kind of topping you want), and pretzel sticks for stems.

    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

    Melt some of the chocolate in the microwave per instructions on the bag. Gently dip the top of a donut hole into the chocolate being careful not to crush the bottom of the "acorn". By the way, I didn't try this, but I wonder if using Cookie Butter or Nutella as the "glue" on the cap of these acorn treats would be good. I might have to try it next time!

    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

    Dip the "acorn" into topping of choice, making sure to cover all of the melted chocolate.

    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

    Break the pretzel sticks in half, unless you want really long stems. Stick the jagged end into the top of the donut hole to create the stem of the acorn cap.

    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

     Allow the "acorns" to cool and the chocolate to set up before serving.

    Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

    Plate them up with some faux leaves and serve immediately. You don't want to run the risk of soggy pretzel stems... trust me on this. 

    These Adorable Acorn Donut Treats start with store-bought donut holes! A fun dessert or addition to your brunch table for the fall season!

    Fun enough for the young ones in your life and pretty enough to put on a fall dessert table, these Adorable Acorn Donut Treats are such a simple little dessert to usher in the fall season. I couldn't decide which topping I liked best. Which do you think you'd prefer?
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    Food for the Soul ~ Hebrews 12:1

    Have you ever had a dream where you were being pursued by an unsavory character and no matter how fast you tried to run it felt like your legs were made of lead? Being entangled by sin in our lives is a lot like that dream. Only in our real "awake" lives, we have the choice to throw off those things that cause us to be slow or not reach the goals we have set for ourselves. What about the race that the Lord has marked out for us? Perhaps it is different than the path we find ourselves going down right now. Perhaps we've taken detours and need to find our way back to the path marked out for us.


    It's difficult to reach our maximum potential, to fulfill our purpose, when we are clinging to the wrong things...the things that lead us away from path set before us. Perhaps what is holding us back from running with perseverance is that we are trying to run someone else's race... Friends, I find myself comparing my housekeeping, my marriage,  raising my kids, and even running this blog to that of others all the time. It's as if I'm trying to run someone else's race, with 10 lb. ankle weights strapped to me. These are detrimental attitudes that I need to get rid of. I've heard it said not to compare our beginning to someone else's middle... that's good advice.

    My prayer this week is that we would all look to the Lord, asking Him to put us on the path and guide us to the finish line of the race He has marked out for us individually. I pray that we will all throw off the hindrances that are holding us back from the abundant life that Jesus promises us. And I pray that we will all have the perseverance to finish strong!

    What's holding you back? Do you have some attitudes that need to be thrown off so you can run faster too?

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    Creative Ways Link Party #21 and Features

    Hello again, Friends! Has it really been a week already? I guess it has... at least that's what the calendar tells me. We are now officially in Autumn, and I couldn't be happier. The kids and I actually sat out on our back patio this morning to do our Bible time. The temperature was just perfect and my coffee hit the spot. But, I guess you didn't come here for a weather report, did you?!? You came for the Creative Ways Link Party, of course. (And I am so glad you did!)


    I loved looking through the linkups from last week's party. So many fun fall posts...you are all so inspiring! Here are a few that made me take a second look (we'll start with the food, since my stomach is growling as I type this) :

    These Healthy Inside Out Carrot Cake Muffins by Luv a Bargain look delicious don't they? I could go for a couple of them right now... with another cup of coffee ;-)

    Simply Suzanne's is serving up these amazing Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cookies. They look almost too pretty to eat...almost. 

    I wish I had some flank steak on hand right now to make up some of this scrumptious Steakhouse Salad by The Kitchen Wife. The flavors all put together are pure magic!

    Speaking of magic, you need to see the transformation of this Ceiling Tin Memo Board for her daughter's dorm room by Artistic Endeavors 101. I would have a hard time deciding whether to keep it's perfect patina or give it the edgy makeover it got. Either way...I love it!

    Anything & Everything made up this fun Fall Burlap Wreath to decorate her front door. I really need to try this way of wrapping the ribbon...she makes it look so effortless!


    Moni of Zu Haus at Home showed us her Fence Board Pumpkin and Fall Front Porch. Is that sweet potato vine not gorgeous? I love the look of that wooden pumpkin made by her hubby and how this came together!

    Last but not least, I thought you all needed to see this Modern Meets Vintage Furniture Makeover by The Refined Relic. I adore this color and the way she styled this little spot in the guest room. Just beautiful!

    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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      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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      Pumpkin and Plaid Wreath

      Hi Friends! Happy 1st day of Fall to you! I can feel the cooler weather coming...it starts in the mornings. As I am typing up this post, I have just let the dog outside for his morning romp around the yard and I can feel the crispness in air and hear the local high school band rehearsing their fight songs on the football field. Although, with Texas weather, you never know how long it will take before we actually have fall-like weather for any extended time. In anticipation of it though, I went ahead and put together a Pumpkin and Plaid Wreath.

      Pumpkin and Plaid Wreath

      Truth be told, I haven't actually put it on the front door. You see, I have not yet spruced up the front porch after the blazing summer sun fried the flowers in my planters. The pots are just beckoning for some new life...perhaps some fall mums like in years past.

      Pumpkin and Plaid Wreath

      I pulled out the "fall box" weeks ago when I put away the suitcases from our trip to Arizona. It was cram-packed with tired-looking fall fillers. I had to dig through to find leaves that went together. I should probably do some purging before I switch out to winter decor. Anyway, I had found this sweet wooden pumpkin at Michael's awhile back and knew that it would be the focal point of the wreath, along with some faux berries and fall leaves fillers.

      Pumpkin and Plaid Wreath

      Topping it off with the plaid ribbon, this year's fall wreath can be checked off the to-do list. I need to get with the program to get it up on the front door, but then I would need to fill the flower pots...and get a new door mat...and stain the door... Whew! I need to get busy!

      Pumpkin and Plaid Wreath

      Have you gotten your fall decor out yet? I hope you'll share it with us in the coming weeks at my Creative Ways Link Party. It goes live on Wednesdays at 8pm central. (shameless link party plug)
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