Friday, October 26, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~73~

 Are you ready for Halloween? I have a few last minute things to do but I’ll be ready by the time the little trick or treaters arrive at our door. I always wait to buy the candy until the last minute so that we don’t eat it all before Halloween. I also have to put out the spooky decorations, get more pumpkins and make a costume. OK, I confess, I’m not ready at all.

But I bet you are because you’ve been sharing all your wonderful creations on the Inspiration Board. Plus, all the beautiful fall ideas, wonderful recipes and more. Thank you to everyone who linked a project, stopped by to visit or left a comment. I truly appreciate each of you  Here are a few projects in the spotlight this week.

Salted-Caramel-Frosting-RecipeSalted Caramel Mocha Cupcakes by A Pumpkin and a Princess. Do I even need to say anything about these? I think the name and photo says it all. OK – one word… delicious!

office_after5A beautiful home office makeover by A.Steed’s Life. The original crafty and cozy room was transformed into a sophisticated space. Look at all that great storage and shelving. I really need to do this.

Molly-PathOnce Upon a Sewing Machine shows us this cute toddler peasant dress. I didn’t pick out the best photo to show off the dress but I couldn’t resist this darling picture of the little model walking down a path. A sweet dress and a wonderful photo.

IMG_2737-2This breakfast tray by Our Mini Family is a perfect example of why chalkboard paint continues to be such a fun trend. How fun to write a little note and serve someone breakfast in bed.

BB5Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle is such a loved children’s book. And what kid wouldn’t love this brown bear. Creative Kids Snacks created a fun brown bear snack and even has a suggested activity to go along with it.

_elisabeth_andree_-_grijze_poef_9517.jpg.scaled1000A beautiful crocheted floor pour by Elisabeth Andree. How soft and cozy it must be. And I spy some additional beautiful crocheted pillows on the couch.

crabmac4This could be the ultimate cold weather comfort food. Mrs. Happy Homemaker recreated a dish of crab macaroni and cheese and kicked it up notch. Bacon, roasted garlic and panko bread crumbs - oh my! Just look at that bubbly goodness.

_DSC4158 copyPumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls by Todd Lindsey. Bake up a batch of these Thanksgiving morning to hold you over until the turkey is ready. I couldn’t think of a better way to start the day.

IMG_1206What a bright and cheery paper recycling bin by Describe Happy. The whimsical irregular boards and vibrant colors make even a junk mail recycler fun.

acorn3I’m in love with these edible chocolate and pumpkin spice acorns by Sugar Swings. They are seriously genius. Hershey kisses and mini nilla wafers not only work perfectly to create the acorn but I bet they taste great together too. I need to make some of these!


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
{Think Pink}

1. Millionairess Pink Shortbread – Domestic Goddess  2.  Pink Champagne Chicken – Jacolyn Murphy  3.  Stomp out Cancer Table Decor – Sweet Boutique  4.  Stomp out Cancer Cookies – Sweet Boutique  5. DIY Clothespin Magnets – Hubby Made Me

If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.
Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.

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  1. Thank you so much for the features!

  2. Thank you Carolyn for featuring my Pink Champagne Chicken...have a great weekend.

  3. Thank you so much for the love on my crazy island recycle bin!! So totally adore the inspiration I find here regularly!!

  4. thanks for sharing the acorns, they are seriously simple--and yes the taste with nilla wafer rocks :) have a great weekend!

  5. Hello Carolyn,
    Thank you so much for placing my Gray Pouf Cover into the spotlight, I really feel honored:)

  6. Hi! Stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick


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