Friday, January 18, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~85~

Thank you to everyone who visiting, commented or linked up this week. I so appreciate it and I’m always amazed that you stop by my little corner of the blog world.

We had a cold snap here in Southern California. Now, if you live somewhere where it really gets cold, you’re probably laughing at me right now. The days dipped down to the mid-50’s and the nights got below 40 degrees. Brrrrr. We or at least I am not equipped for cold weather – I don’t have a lot of cold weather clothes, shoes or accessories. Thankfully it’s starting to get back to normal temperatures here – mid 60’s and sunny in the day.

So while I turn up the heat and thaw out, please enjoy these wonderful projects in the spotlight this week.

hand in heart - make itThe most adorable heart in hand gloves by Bliss Bloom {blog}. I need these (see my cold snap commentary above). A great gift idea for the holidays and Valentine’s Day.

IMG_3487A cozy family room renovation by Living my Life on Purpose. Comfortable and functional for a family with small kids. Dark furniture that’s kid proof, a gallery wall that speaks for itself and a chalkboard door to the garage for notes and reminders.

grapefruit salt 2Got grapefruit? Whip up some grapefruit sugar, bath salts or rosemary salt. JacolynMurphy shows us how and as always presents her goodies so beautifully.

cutlery recipe card standPolish the Stars created a recipe card holder out of cutlery that is so whimsical and fun. A great idea that can be adapted for business cards, notes, or photos.

_DSC5997 copyCheck out this amazing dollhouse from Todd & Lindsey. The dollhouse was originally a childhood gift that was never constructed… until now. Darling unique touches like the moss and a handmade plant make it one-of-a-kind.

Mexican BreakfastI’m hungry and this picture is making me even hungrier. My Turn for Us share a Mexican Breakfast Casserole that looks so yummy.

leggings 1I haven’t sewn clothes in years so I had no idea that there are patterns available for cute things like leggings. Etcetorize made these cozy leggings out of the cutest snowflake and deer knit. Love them and want to make them!

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How inviting is this sweet afternoon break from Bear Rabbit Bear? Brownies and milk {and coffee} make for a memorable afternoon.

Features 85 CakesTwo beautiful birthday cakes. Left: Growing in Grace made an elaborate sheet cake and special mini cake just for the birthday girl. Loads of buttercream flowers make it so pretty. Right: Max and Me shared an Under the Sea birthday and the cake is stunning. Covered in frosting fish scales it’s a work of art.

IMG_8586Petite Passions shares an edible gift idea. A Vanilla Mango Apricot spread that can be used as an ice cream topper, mixed with balsamic vinegar for a salad dressing and more. Looks delicious.

Features 85 HeartsSo many pretty valentine and heart projects. Clockwise from top left:

Cherry Cookies with Vanilla Frosting Dip – Jen’s Favorite Cookies  ||   Chenille and Quilt Hearts – Restyled Junk   ||   Valentine Breakfast Waffles – Dreaming in Color   ||   Valentine Printables – The DIY Dreamer   ||   Valentine Heart Wreath – Organized Living Solutions   ||   Valentine Heart Tree – Ashbee Designs   ||   Heart and Hand Warmers – Savings 4 Six   ||   Kissing Booth – The Life of the Party

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. So many gorgeous ideas as always! Thanks so much for including my fishy cake :)

  2. Thanks so much Carolyn for featuring my Grapefruit Salts/Sugar. I am going to need a relaxing bath after our first Volleyball Tournament this weekend :)

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my Chenille/Quilt Hearts, Carolyn.


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