snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #189

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The Blue Willow House
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My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
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There is a wide range of ideas each of you can blog about that can be inspirational to other users and readers as well. It is a better method and you could look here for more suggestions and ideas that will definitely ensure great marketing and excellent talent exposure. This could be the reason a lot of people take up this method of letting the world know about their wonderful work.

Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. I pick at least one post in the Vintage category each week.  We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.

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diy floating dining room shelves

repurpose and upcycle

sewing feature:

ruffled apron,building our hive.

recipe feature:

coconut cream poke cake

delightful e made

vintage feature:

 vintage junk treasures #32,deanie’s stash.

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repurposed vintage washboard as a rustic photo frame sadie seasongoods.

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snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #188

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Welcome to Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party! We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

It is a platform provided to ensure complete support from all the participants who can make sure that there is something productive to do within the time in the hands. People have been just hiding behind their talents and most of them though explore the links do not try to make anything of it. There should be effective ways to manifest a good method to take up their talents to ensure a better working mechanism to help out with exploring their talents.

There is a need to help out the women to pick themselves up, ensuring a proper living style and moreover creating a community of artists which is a method of ensuring that there will be a situation where there will be proper maintenance of their resources and a good method to ensure a support system that will be a platform that can showcase the good work.

This platform is also another way that will be the best alternative to help other people to ensure better training methods that will definitely help people explore other work territories that might help with them setting up their own businesses to make sure their talent is showcased. The talents are versatile and it is better for people to give ideas and ensure proper participation in all ways that will help out with a good measure of productive work that can be the best way to occupy time.

The gathering being informal helps to break the ice among the different craftswomen who are ready to explore their territory and of course with the steady backing of all of us. There has been a steady increase in the number of users who are trying their level best to ensure they reach a huge level of success and make a mark on society. This being the basic reason, it will be a better alternative if you can try this out and give feedback after attending the meet. Then it is something that the organizers can act upon too. And there can be ways to make sure development is done and proper results are created every time.

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Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
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storage cube receives a lovely milk paint makeover.welsh design studio

photography feature:

a road trip on the way to the village.the boondocks blog

recipe feature:

summer pasta salad with lemon vinaigrette.5 minutes for mom

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 diy metal and wood side table.timeless creations

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mini coffee cake muffins.brooklyn farm girl

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simple sunday ~ gnomes

Welcome to Simple Sunday.

This week’s project is the rehabilitation of a couple of thrift store gnomes.

I found these two very faded gnomes at the thrift store for seventy-five cents each.  Though faded they are in excellent shape and perfect for a rehab with a bit of spray paint.

Now to pick the paint colors.  Of course, I consulted Pinterest to help visualize gnomes painted solid colors.  On Pinterest, I found gnomes painted a variety of colors some even had hats painted one color and the body painted another.  Food for thought.

It is always advised to do what you really enjoy to do. It can exhibit a lot of beautiful moments in your life that makes you feel happy. It might be their explanation, but it is certainly true. If you enjoy bringing up magical things through colors, then just do it. It will decrease your stress levels and give you a refreshing feeling. Research on how you want to decorate it, think about it and take your own time. Sit in a relaxed posture at your convenience in a place you like and just go for it.

Gnome number one.Gnome number two.Now the twins.  I am always amazed at the change a can of spray paint can do.

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Comments

  1. Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} says:

    They’re both adorable! But I’m a sucker for aqua:) xoKathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  2. Penny says:

    Love this idea! I’ m going to borrow it to freshen up some metal pieces that I have…..hugs….

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  3. Cecilia says:

    These are just adorable Sharon!

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  4. RoseL says:

    Now they have new life in a nice garden!

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  5. Kathy A. says:

    Liked them both but the aqua one is reminiscent of verdigreed copper/bronze! Bot the boyfriend one several years ago; he looks like a biker in black leather vest and pants; even looks like him! Will they scare away my woodchucks; baby one on the front step this a.m. eating my hosta!

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  6. Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal says:

    I like how your garden gnomes turned out! I think the blue is my favorite, too! Pinned out to Tailwind then to Pinterest. 🙂
    Happy gnoming!!!

Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Link Party #180

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Welcome to Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party! We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

Are you in a dilemma as to what to cook for your next family get-together? You don’t need to get worried, check out the site to get helpful hints that will help you to plan for a get-together. The best part is that all the things, even the decorations could be made at home and you could save quite a lot of money by doing so. The guests will surely appreciate them.

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The Blue Willow House
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Across the Blvd
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Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
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DIY Feature:

Cupboard Upcycle – Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk

Pillar Box Blue

Sewing Feature:

DIY Bicycle Basket Liner

The Scrap Shoppe 

LRecipe Feature:

Lemon Drop Chess Squares

Lambert’s Lately

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Picking from Dealer Friends

Melissa’s Antiques

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Slow Cooker Chicken Sofrito

Strength and Sunshine

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simple sunday

Welcome to Simple Sunday.

Chocolate cupcakes are everyone’s favorite and the kids love them. Below mentioned is a recipe for the cupcake that is moist and comes out perfect every time you make it. You could get the facts about baking by visiting the site.

Recipe                                                                                               

Ingredients used for cupcake

  • All-purpose flour- 1 and ½ cup
  • Granulated sugar- 1 and ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder- ¾ cups (unsweetened)
  • Baking soda- 1 and ½ teaspoon
  • Baking powder – ¾ teaspoon
  • Salt- ¾ teaspoon
  • Large eggs- 2
  • Buttermilk- ¾ cup
  • Warm water-3/4 cups
  • Vegetable oil- ¼ cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon

Chocolate buttercream

  • Softened butter- 1 ½ cup
  • Cocoa powder – ¾ cup (unsweetened)
  • Powdered sugar – 3 to 4 cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

Preparation

The oven should be preheated to 325 degrees. Line the muffin tins using the cupcake liners.  In a bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda using an electric mixer at low speed. Mix until everything is combined.  Into it add buttermilk, oil, vanilla, eggs and warm water. Beat the mixture on medium speed till it gets smooth. Fill the muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake it for 20 minutes or till a toothpick that is inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

In another bowl, make the frosting. Use a hand mixer to beat the butter till it gets fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Beat till everything is combined well. Beat in one cup sugar first. Once mixed well, repeat the process. Transfer it into a piping bag. Pipe it into the cooled cupcakes.

Well, I knew it would happen eventually,

Annie E,

Ellamae,

and Lacy have a new French friend.

Meet Suzette.  She recently arrived at the BWH.  Standing only 26 inches tall, she is smaller than the other girls.

Suzette is going to sit on the dresser and hold some of my necklaces.  She works well with the new color scheme in my bedroom.

She may hold a broach or two.

Suzette may even become an angel!

So glad you stopped by today to meet Suzette.

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ALSO, I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE WINNER OF THE ALADDIN HERITAGE RED PLAID LUNCH KIT.  THE WINNER WAS NOTIFIED BY EMAIL ON APRIL 18TH.  WILL THE WINNER PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

a vintage charm christmas ~ four precious christmas angels

They are just four little Christmas angels so how could they mean so much.  I am going to share their journey with you.

Don’t we all have a Christmas traditions or two?  For me, the Christmas angels are my timeless tradition.The four charming angels were my mother’s.  They always played a big part in our Christmas décor when I was growing up. The angels were our family’s Christmas tradition.

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We moved a lot while I was growing up.  My Dad was a construction engineer for a growing electric company and we followed him when he got transferred to build a new electric plant.  Every Christmas the angels were carefully packed away but came out no matter where we were every Christmas.

She displayed them in the living room on a table with a blanket of snow.  She believed in angels and she fostered that belief in me.

When she passed away the angels came to stay with me until I pass them on to one of my daughters who I hope will cherish them as much as I do.She bought them to decorate the tiny two-room apartment that she and my Dad rented in an older home.  They had gotten married in October and this was their first Christmas together.  The year was 1950.

Being newly married she didn’t have much money to spend and they most likely came from the dime store.Do you remember the dime store or the five and ten?  I think my age is showing.  You can faintly see Japan in blue letters on the bottom.

They are not fine porcelain or china but nothing could be more precious to me than these four little Christmas angels.

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  1. Rita C. (Panoply) says:

    Love those, Sharon. My mother instilled the belief of angels in us too, and of course I remember the five and dime! It’s incredible that your angels are still in such great shape – no chips on the hair! Love the memory you shared.

  2. Carol says:

    I inherited my Mom’s little pilgrim candles – do you remember those? Probably from the Five & Dime store too. They come out every Thanksgiving. Good Memories

  3. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    I love your angels, Sharon! They are the best kind of decorations…family treasures full of memories! I have many memories of the old five-and-dimes…

  4. Deborah Cline says:

    Sharon, love your angels!
    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

  5. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage says:

    Your angels are so lovely Sharon, and how wonderful that they belonged to your mother. Christmas family treasures are the best. I have lots of great memories of the five and dime stores. I’m sure many of the things that we now call vintage came from those stores.

  6. Audrey Zumwalt says:

    Handed down treasures are the best because of the memories they re-kindle every Christmas. Love your little Angels and the story. I worked in a Five & Dime Store in the ’50’s and I loved it. Best place to shop. Happy Christmas.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Karen says:

    Thank you Sharon. Loved reading what you said and the pictures.

  8. Florence says:

    Aww, I love your sentiments Sharon! Wonderful that you have a Christmas tradition like that. Hope your daughters want to carry it on. The angels are very sweet.

  9. Linda @ A La Carte says:

    These are precious! I always look for vintage angels while thriftig!

  10. Cecilia says:

    Love them, Sharon and I absolutely adore the story behind them!what a wonderful memory of your mother.

  11. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    What a great story, Sharon! I cherish those things passed down as well. I think I have such a love for Christmas decorating because of my mom:) And what could be sweeter than angels? xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  12. Naomi S. says:

    What darling little angels! And I DO remember the five and dime! And I know I am dating myself, too! One of my favorite things from childhood Christmases is the little wax figures -candles, actually, but we never burned them–that we used to decorate. My mother had a little winter scene that she set up every year on a round mirror. It was made with real tree branches decorated with faux snow for trees, cotton balls for snow and the little wax figures. A snowman, some wax pine trees, a Santa and some angels. A space on the mirror was left clear to resemble a skating pond. I have set up my own version for many years, now and added a little china skater to the pond. I love setting it up as it reminds me of my mother so much.

  13. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Sharon wasn’t the five and dime also called Woolworths. That’s how I remember it. Your angels have so much more worth than monetary. They hold a whole lifetime in their little hands and are meant to be treasured. I can’t believe they have survived all these years. Thanks for sharing their story withus.

  14. mrstnh says:

    So sweet! My grandmother always decorated with those wax candles like Naomi mentioned in her comment. Little angels, choir boys, and more.

  15. Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere says:

    How wonderful that you have those vintage angels from your mother. Thank you for joining Monday Social.

  16. Cynthia Chilson Finger says:

    Sweet story and angels. I enjoyed this post very much. Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

  17. Botanic Bleu says:

    My aunt had a huge collection of small shoes, many of which were marked, “Made in Occupied Japan.” Those were the real treasures of her collection, all found in 5&10 stores when she was a young girl . Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

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sharon’s pick

Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home had a great Easter Weekend Junkin’ Finds.  She found several things that are on my junking “want” list.  Great patina abounds on her finds.  My favorite find is an old rusty golf ball basket and a model Eiffel Tower.  Go check it out, she only hit three sales and spend a mere $8.  I would love to go junkin’ with Amber anytime!

kathleen’s pick

Dany from My Little Old World has made me smile in a big way. Not only has she shared with us the teacup and other goodies she received as a participant in The Enchanting Rose 10th Teacup & Mug Exchange, but she also shares with us her adorable Augustus bunny rabbit as well. If you’ve ever thought of joining in the teacup exchange, this is the post to read. And as far as adorable pets are concerned, I have always wanted a lop eared rabbit. After seeing the photos of Augustus my desire for a rabbit has been rekindled — just don’t tell my husband! Thank you, Dany,for making me smile!

cecilia’s pick

When it comes to setting a charming vintage tablescape, Lora from Create & Ponder is a girl after my own heart. In Add Luscious Layers to Your Tablescape, she shared step by step how to style a gorgeous garden-inspired table set with lovely vintage layers. These pottery serving pieces caught my eye, but you really must pay her a visit to enjoy the attention Lora pays to every single detail of her sweet spring tablescape.

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the world’s best chocolate peanut butter fudge

The World’s Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge you say, well at least my kids think so.  This fudge is sumptuous and there is just no better word to describe it.

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When you really need something self-indulgent, this fudge is what you want.  The recipe is my adaptation of one in Southern Living back in the 90’s.

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chocolate peanut butter fudge

2 1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Cocoa

1 Cup Milk

1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup

1 Stick of Butter divided

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

2 Teaspoons Vanilla (if you like)

1 Cup Chopped Pecans (if you like)

Combine first four ingredients in a Dutch Oven and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.  Add 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until it melts.  Cover and boil for three minutes.

Remove the cover but continue to cook until the candy reaches 234 degrees or use the old school soft ball method which entails the candy forming a soft ball when you release a small drop into a cool glass of water.

The candy will be extremely hot so handle with care.  Remove from heat and add remaining butter but do not stir.  Add the vanilla and pecans (if desired).  Let cool for 10 minutes.

With an electric mixer,  beat candy until mixed well and pour into a 9-inch square buttered dish.  Cool, and enjoy.

Yields 3 dozen 1 1/2 inch squares

I omitted the vanilla and chopped pecans but I did place a few pecans on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge both decadent and yummy!

Be sure to join us on December 5th and link up your Vintage Christmas posts.

Comments

  1. Jann Olson says:

    Sounds yummy Sharon. I can only eat fudge if there are nuts in it, so the pecans are great!! Isn’t that funny? Without nuts it’s just too sweet for me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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sharon’s pick

Leanna from Faeries and Fauna shared a tour of her charming home decorated for spring. The decor throughout her home shows a light but lovely spring touch.  Something as simple as toning down her three-tier stand with birch bark makes a huge impact.  My favorite vignette is the two rabbit sentries guarding their prize carrots in a galvanized tub but be sure not to miss the giant carrots Leanna made for her granddaughters. Hop over to the Faeries and Fauna Spring Home Tour to see which vignette is your favorite.

kathleen’s pick

You don’t have to be a wine drinker to love Pat from Bringing French Country Home’s latest estate sale find. You just have to love French vintage. And that I do! Pat was lucky enough to score a rare French vintage wine crate that I would have fought for myself. She brought it home and styled it beautifully. To be honest I’m jealous but in the best way! Stop by and visit her French Wine Crate Find. Awesome score, Pat!

cecilia’s pick

True confession time: As an avid gardener, I’ll admit that until very recently, I’ve been somewhat close minded when it comes to faux flowers. However, after discovering some very thrifty and realistic looking blooms for my latest project, I’ve adjusted my attitude. Jennifer at Decorated Chaos not only knows this secret, but in How to Shop for Faux Flowers she also shares her tips for arranging realistic looking bouquets, plus a source that might surprise you! If you’re like me, and not easily convinced, pay Jennifer a visit and see for yourself!

If you enjoy the rustic look of reclaimed wood, then you’ll want to run over to Anika’s DIY Life where Anika takes us step by step the process she went through to Build a DIY Emerson Buffet. She clues us in on how to mimic the look of reclaimed wood in order create her wonderfully handsome buffet–not to be missed.

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simple sunday ~ easy easter cloche

Welcome to Simple Sunday.  I am so glad you joined me today

Today I’m putting together an easy Easter cloche and vignette in the foyer.

This time I gathered the guts to take my daughter with me shopping and yes it was fun. I realized why it is important that your child is involved in your projects and how they too learn in the process. Read the following link on the benefits of taking your child shopping.

They would love to give you a hand and help with your shopping. You could give them responsibilities to hunt for an item or compare some stuff before buying them. The little older ones can also help to pull your trolley for you.

One great benefit of shopping with kids is that you get to try out on some free samples. Yes, these are indeed good and you may have experienced this before.

You also learn to control your anger when you are with kids out shopping. You may want to frown and shout at them but being in public restricts you from doing that. Even if you want to unleash your anger you still have to control yourself.

I also got to teach my child why she should not buy some boxes that are made to be expensive for no real reason. I taught her frugality which I believe is important. She learned how to look at the bargain stuff and make sure that we keep track of how much we are spending on our next project.

The best part, however, was that taking her shopping with me gave me access to the toy aisle. I got to play with the toys which I would not have done if I had been shopping alone. And the other good thing about this shopping experience was that my child felt so involved and it was a great outing for her as well as for her mamma.

First, I gathered a few things to use in my Easter cloche – three cover-less books, cute bunny, vintage Easter postcard, small green flower frog, a bird nest, and some pastel Easter eggs.  Before I began putting the cloche together I placed a twig runner over the chest.

I picked a vintage Easter postcard to include in the cloche held by a little green flower frog.

I sat a little pot of daisies on Easter egg plates beside the cloche

to complete the Easter vignette in the foyer.

The cloche and vignette came together very quickly.

Thank you for joining me today.

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