August 7, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #27 + Goodies

So on Friday night, I worked late, and then headed to YardHouse, a pretty classic American restaurant serving burgers, seafood, and "the world's largest selection of draft beer," so they say. Don't know if any of you have heard of them, but they're from Southern California and had recently opened one in Northern California, which means the one (and only one) any of us Bay Area folks go to is extremely popular with long wait times. To make this short, my hubby and our two friends tried a bunch of their beers (that came in samplers) and I discovered I don't know much about beer at all :) We also had a delicious chocolate souffle cake that the lava cake recipe far below reminds me of.

Are you one of those people who have trouble picking out the perfect color scheme? Well, that's okay, because you'll always find perfectly complementary colors on a paint chip from a paint store. The Crafty Cpa did just that and made them into beautifully chic coasters, for everyone to enjoy :)

Get some good shut-eye with this super cute sleeping mask and never let those blinking LED lights from your cell phones, computers, etc, bother you again! Just to kick it up a notch, you can sew in some dried lavender or other nicely scented herbs as well. Check out Nifty Thrifty Things.

Here's a stylish kimono-style fabric wrap belt. I love the way it looks on this dress. I also love that it's adjustable so I can discreetly loosen it a little after eating a big meal :) Thanks for showing us how to make it, Craft Buds!

This clock was pretty cute before its makeover, but now it's just amazing! Pay attention to the clock face difference too. This should be inspirational enough for you to want to remake a few clocks in your house. Learn how to do it at From Gardners to Bergers.

Fabric accessories are just right for summer, so Paper Wings has a fun and boho double braided headband for us to make. The colors she chose are great and they double as a necklace.

This is a pretty unique take on the wreath. It's not what I typically see and making this might take a little more motor skills than usual. To make this beaded summer wreath, follow The Silly Pearl's excellent tutorial.

More Crafts to Try:
  • This super cute mouse pop-open purse by MeiJo's Joy is a must have, especially as party favors or just for yourself.
  • Make a chevron-striped frame and get a free downloadable print at The Crafty Scientist.
  • Daffy's Dream uses these as business cards, but I think they'd make great gift tags and name tags as well.
  • The 36th Avenue will make your kids extremely happy with her fun game ideas.
  • While you're playing with the kids, make some safe "puffy" paint with Making Memories and create some masterpieces.

How freaking awesome are these rainbow cupcakes in a jar?! I'm getting really excited just by looking at them, as if I'm expecting unicorns to appear at any moment. Find the recipe at Running With Glitter.

Mmm... slow-cooker chicken tacos, a relatively stress-free dinner option, from Smart-Bottom Enterprises.

Holy fish, that's some fancy-looking chocolate lava cake. How can I make this immediately? Find it at Home Savvy.

I don't care what anyone says about bacon, I am going to eat this. How can you look at this and not drool? Well, I suppose vegetarians wouldn't drool. Make these sweet chicken bacon wraps thanks to Jam Hands :) Have a vanilla bean cream puff afterwards.

If you want to make really impressive-looking cakes, I Design is the blog for you. This nautical baby shower cake is so cute!

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Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Thanks for hosting Jen! Have a great week :)

Becca said...

Jenm, thank you so much for featuring my clock makeover! You are always so kind to my projects, and I appreciate it so much! Thanks for making my night!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Jen, thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my sleeping mask!! :D What a nice surprise this morning!
Have a fabulous Sunday!

Ali said...

Thank you so much for featuring my chicken & bacon wraps. I LOVE that cool wreath that was featured. So pretty. Thanks so much for hosting :)

Anonymous said...

Jen, thank you for hosting!

Erin of said...

Thank you so much for the Lava Cake feature, Jen, and thanks for hosting!

idesign said...

thanks for hosting and featuring my nautical cake :D

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

Thanks for the mention of my chevron frame and printable! I love the features this week - the nautical cake and the summer wreath... everything looks awesome! : )

Melanie said...

Thanks for hosting! I love that belt and the fabric headband from last week!


Theresa @ Just Call Me "T" said...

I love the cupcake jar idea!!! (found you through The Girl Creative and now following)


Betty's Himalayan Handicrafts said...

I love your website, a lot of ideas and it is beautiful.