Friday, November 2, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~74~

Happy Friday everyone! And happy post Halloween. I hope everyone had some treats and enjoyed the festivities. Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to focus on fall.

A sincere thank you to everyone who shared their projects on the Inspiration Board this week. I was amazed at all the beautiful projects. Here are a few in the spotlight this week with a focus on light touches of fall.

autumn gift wrapping 555Meeha Meeha shares pretty autumn gift wrap using seabuckthorn. Seabuckthorn is common in the forests of Romania and I’m so happy that she shared this and introduced me to this beautiful berry.

IMG_4293Lemon and Lime Thyme shares her recipe for apple bread. Gorgeous photography and styling adds a wonderful fall feel and you can almost smell the apples, nuts and spices.

f50Moore Minutes took time to take an autumn road trip to the forest for a beautiful picnic. Besides the beautiful scenery, the crisp season and food, they enjoyed the time spent together.

mexican goulashThis Mexican Goulash by Growing in Grace looks so warm and comforting. It’s a one-pot recipe using canned ingredients. Perfect for a busy day and chilly night.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Syrup aaIf you want to keep the pumpkin flavor going all season, whip up a batch of this Pumpkin Pie Syrup. Perfect for pancakes or other breakfast goodies. Family Home and Life shares the recipe and a cute printable tag.

IMG_6206[3]Krafty Kat uses real natural cotton branches and bolls to make a beautiful wreath. I’m fascinated with these little bursts of cotton that are a common site in Krafty Kat’s southern area. It’s amazing to think that a cotton t-shirt began as a small cotton boll.

Homemade-Vanilla-Perfect-Homemade-GiftsLive Laugh Rowe teamed up with Tidy Mom to make and package homemade vanilla extract. Homemade vanilla would be a wonderful holiday gift and if you start now. The vanilla would be ready just in time. Click over for the recipe link and beautiful printable labels.

ottoman94Another wonderful pallet upcycle. Domestic Superhero turned a pallet into a tufted ottoman and used beautiful ikat fabric to top it all off. Read her story about how she wrangled the pallet on top of her car. You may or may not be able to relate to this type of determination… I know I can.

StripeTable3What a fun table. Forever Decorating let some of the original wood show through with these playful stripes. I love the slight distressing and pretty Annie Sloane paint colors.

MonsterSocks10I love sock monsters and this little guy by Hubby Made Me is so so cute. The simple face, colors and silly expression make him super cuddly.


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Paper Bag Luminaries – Glamorous Bride   |   Grocery Bag Bunting – Primal Difference   |  Napkin Rings - I Gotta Create   |   Package and Printable Tag – Happy in Red   |   Homemade Kettle Corn – Cherished Bliss

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.

Thank you for visiting!
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  1. Thanks for including my kettle corn with your readers! Have a great weekend!

  2. Such a great round up Carolyn! So many ideas I am pinning :)
    Have a great weekend...we have volleyball tryouts!!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Mexican Goulash. I so appreciate it. Hope many will try it. We really enjoy it. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  4. Thank you for featuring my Pumpkin Pie Spice Syrup!

  5. Thanks a ton for the feature!


  6. Thanks so much for featuring my cotton wreath, Carolyn! So many great projects on the inspiration board!

  7. Thank you SO much for the feature! Absolutely love your blog!

  8. Thank you so much for the feature, Carolyn! YAY!

  9. Thank you very much for the feature and the lovely comments about my Apple Bread post! Yay!!

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my Simple Fall Napkin Rings on your Inspiration Pinboard! I'll wear your feature button with pride ;)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  11. I love the "Light Fall" theme, Carolyn! Thank you for including the seabuckthorn gift wrap - I am off to see about that amazing real cotton wreath!

  12. Thank you so much for featuring our DIY bunting project! So excited to be featured on your blog!!

  13. Thanks so much for featuring my Ottoman on your blog! I love it!


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