Creative Ways Link Party #41 and Features

Yay! It's my favorite day of the week! It's time for the Creative Ways Link Party, where you get to show off what you've been working on lately. And, we get to be inspired by all things creative. It's a win-win for everyone!


Well, I'm officially in week 3 of Whole30 and doing remarkably well. I haven't "cheated" or fallen off the strict Paleo wagon with food. I should probably get 50 lashes with a wet noodle for weighing myself frequently (a big no-no on the plan) because it has done nothing but be discouraging each time I've set foot on it. Though the needle on the scale is hardly moving, I have had some non-scale triumphs. For one, my blood pressure, which is usually in the mid to high range of normal has significantly dropped. Another triumph took place in a Mexican food restaurant. The ladies in our small group went out to dinner, and I was able to go the entire dinner without eating the chips and salsa that were no further than an arm's reach from me... and I didn't feel deprived. Besides not indulging in my daughter's birthday cake the first week of the challenge, this was a big thing! It is really quite empowering to stand firm, having the self-control to make healthy choices.

In the week since the last party, I shared one of my favorite new Whole30 and family-friendly recipes seen below (It's not the brownies).

In case you missed them the first time...

Okay, on to the features! Here were some of the awesome posts that caught my eye from last week's party:

Since we just came off of Valentine's Day, seeing these Black Forest Cupcakes by Swanky Recipes made my eyes bulge out with big red hearts like a cartoon character. So yummy!

I loved this Glam Monogram Letter by LouLou Girls! Such a fun way to dress up an initial! 

Simplicity in Bloom brought this gorgeous layered Cornbread Salad to the party. If I weren't on Whole30 this month, I'd dive right into this!

I'm always happy to save a step with creating cute accessories for the home. Crafty in Crosby nailed it with their Happy Chalkboard Discovery

What a genius way to serve fruit! Who doesn't love a good pizza? Treat Yourself Sweeter brought this gorgeous Watermelon Pizza with Passionfruit Yoghurt to the party.

The Hatched Home showed us how to easy do a Board & Batten wall. You'll have to see how it just made the space come alive. Beautiful!

All right, to put a bookend on the features, here's another sweet treat... Nutella Stuffed Doughnuts by The Crafting Foodie. There go those cartoon bulging heart eyes again! Yummy!

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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    12 comments:

    1. Thanks so much for the party, Nici. Have a wonderful week! :)

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    2. hi Nici! Thanks so much for the party today~ that watermelon pizza is awesome, I'm just wondering though, where do you find watermelon right now ???
      Jenna

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    3. Hi Nici!
      Thank you so much for hosting this fun pasrty.
      Hugs,
      FABBY

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    4. You made our day with the feature of our chalkboard pot! Thank you so much for the wonderful party each week!

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    5. Nici, you have more will-power than me for not eating the chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant, good for you! That's fantastic about your blood pressure dropping too! Thanks for the awesome party and hope you're having a great week so far.

      Heather
      MySweetMission.net

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    6. That's wonderful that you have seen "non-scale" improvements in your health with your new eating plan. Its not always about the "pounds". Thanks for hosting this wonderful party! Great features - that salad looks so yummy!

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    7. I love the Board and Batten feature because I am in the process of attempting this! Good resource. Thanks for a lovely party. Have a great weekend!

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    8. Thanks so much for hosting a great party and featuring my board and batten walls! Love all the great features this week!

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    9. Hello Beautiful! What a fabulous party! Thank you for featuring us! Please take a moment to stop by our party. We would love to see what you have been working on! Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

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    10. Thanks for hosting! I love stopping by each week!
      Kate | The Organized Dream

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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!