Creative Ways Link Party #39 and Features

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Welcome to the first party of February! So glad you're here to join us for Creative Ways Link Party #39! This is a gathering place for all of blogland to share whatever creative projects they've been working on.


It's been an interesting week around here. I started a month of paleoish eating referred to as a Whole30, and it has been quite a challenge. In essence, it means no sugar or sugar substitutes, no dairy, no grains, no legumes and a few other things. Besides the mental part of it (i.e. getting past all the triggers that send me scavenging through the pantry for anything chocolatey), there's the cooking. Yep, 3 meals a day of cooking. I'm used to cooking up a meal for dinner, but breakfast is usually a bowl of cereal or toast and lunch is often a sandwich, with snacks from the pantry in between. Not so this week. As of Sunday, I've been keeping a tight rein on what I'm putting into my body. It feels good to be making healthy choices and eating more veggies, but it is killing me how much cooking and cleaning of dishes I'm doing ;-) That's a bit drastic, I know. Let's just say, it has put a kink in my already topsy-turvy life.

Besides the new way of eating... and living, here's what I've been up to since the last party:

Last week's party was an amazing show of talent... you all rock! Here were some of my favorites:

Can you see why this was a favorite? This Baked Chicken and Vegetables by Luv a Bargain is actually something I could eat this month! Looks like healthy comfort food to me!

I am absolutely in love with this DIY iPad or Tablet Holder by Way of the Glue Gun. Not only is the color fabulous, but the cow design is farmhouse chic!

Though definitely not on the plan for me to eat this month, I bet your sweeties would love it if you'd whip up this delicious Warm Triple Chocolate Pudding Cake by A Grande Life.

I love a good before-and-after... This Boho Master Bedroom Reveal by Little Vintage Cottage is whimsical and colorful and just plain fabulous!

Melissa's Cuisine brought this wonderful Stuffed Bubble Pizza to the party and I'm so glad she did. This may be one of the first recipes I try next month when I can add back in some foods. 

Julie's Homesteading Journal showed us this sweet handicraft... Spool Knitting. We have done some loom knitting (larger scale than spool) and love it. I can't wait to try this form with adding in beads!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! These Linzer Tart Cookies by Cooking on the Front Burner would be an adorable treat for the special people in your life!

Last, but not least, Typically Simple brought this Stenciled Valentine's Day Canvas. Love how simple and sweet it is, especially if you own a vinyl cutter. I really dig the glittered heart too!

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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    15 comments:

    1. You have some serious willpower Nici, to be able to look at all of this food and stick to such a strict diet!! I admire you, I haven't been able to do it, LOL. Thanks so much for the party, have a wonderful week. :)

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    2. Your parties are so fun Nici! Thanks for hosting and hope you're having a great week so far!

      Heather
      MySweetMission.net

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    3. Thanks so much for hosting, Nici!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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    4. Oh, thank you, thank you! I'm so excited to be featured on this weeks party! Thanks for hosting too!

      Tania

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    5. Thank you for hosting sweet Nici.
      Have a great rest of the week.
      FABBY

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    6. thanks so much Nici! I really admire your healthy choices, it is unfortunate that to eat truly healthy takes so much time in the kitchen~ I wish that convenience foods could be a more healthy choice, but I do love grilled and simple roasted veggies. I look forward to hearing about your progress~
      Jenna
      Jenna

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    7. Thanks so much for hosting this terrific party! Great features - that baked chicken is making my mouth water!

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    8. Thanks for the party Nici, I could never go on the paleo diet, so I commend you on your efforts. Hope you're having a great week.

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    9. Changing our diets completely like that is a challenge, Nici! My husband and I did something similar several years ago and stayed on it pretty faithfully for a few years. The only difference was that we did have some full fat dairy... mainly cheese and some milk used in smoothies. The beauty is that I for the most part lost my sweet tooth. That is the biggest hurdle. We need to go back to that. It's small slides and life changes that got us off the track. I know you will feel much more energetic once the initial changes become more normal. Also... you'll find that your time in the kitchen gets streamlined. I actually started to enjoy cooking more.

      All the best for An Extraordinary Day!

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    10. Oh so yummy! Thank you for hosting.

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    11. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party! We would love it if you would stop by our party and share one of your amazing projects.We would really appreciate it. Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

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    12. Thank you for the great party, Nici!
      Have a lovely week!
      Hugs and love from Portugal,
      Ana Love Craft
      www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    13. Thanks so much for the feature! Have a wonderful rest of the week! :-)

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    Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your words of encouragement. Your sweet notes make my heart smile! Have a delightful day!