September 16, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #79 + Goodies

So, school has started and that means the start of fall is is really happening. I've even seen Halloween decor in stores now! I'm a big fan of summer so this is a little sad, but I'm sure all the pumpkins, spices, and aromas of fall baking will sooth that ache. Brown sweaters and boots will help, too. Good thing there are lots of fall-inspired recipes and crafts this week, with more to come :)

I love the design of this peacock pillow! It's so creative and the fabrics chosen add such flair :) Download the pattern and make this pillow for your home with The Sewing Loft's tutorial.

These are not real cupcakes, but polymer clay cupcake beads! Yep, you can use these for adorable earrings and necklaces if you're inclined to make jewelry (or have someone make it for you :) But first you'll have to make these beads, so head over to Wesens Art to learn how. The pink words are in English.

These pretty plates were once plain white plates, but thanks to Twigg Studios' artistic hand and a few porcelain pens, they're now beautiful and unique! You can create your own permanent dishwasher safe designs on plates with these instructions. Check out these tutorials too: roses from paper petal confetti and mercury effect on drinking glasses.

If you're sending your kids back to school (or are giving away back-to-school favors), these plastic bottle apple containers would make the perfect gift (filled with something sweet, of course). And it's seriously a great way to recycle some soda bottles. Check it out at Repeat Crafter Me.

Prepare for a relaxing bath time again with this natural vanilla and patchouli scented bath salts recipe from Soap Deli News. She's got a ton of natural bath/beauty recipes and advice, so check them out, including these recent ones: milk bath recipe, natural herbs for a home spa experience, and sore muscle sea salt scrub.

If you're looking for Halloween craft ideas, you'll definitely want to check out Alderberry Hill's collection of Halloween tutorials from last year and this year, all listed on one page! Pick one or more to create for yourself, including the sweater pumpkin from above.

This is suuuch a great idea! If you have some favorite t-shirt designs, but the shirts themselves don't fit anymore or are in pretty unwearable condition, cut out the designs and frame them! This tutorial is from A Steed's Life.

Make your own fresh pizza sauce and freeze them for later use with this recipe from Recipes We Love. Even if you don't make your own pizzas, you can use these for dipping, as pizza-flavored spaghetti sauce, or for pizza breads (my tried and true college survival recipe: simply buy bread rolls, cut in half, cover with pizza/spaghetti sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, then bake for 15 min! :)

For a carb-free dinner, serve this arugula and garlic sauté over spaghetti squash. For even more flavor, you can serve it with that pizza sauce from above ;) You can probably trick your family into eating an all-vegetable dinner because they'll think they're eating spaghetti instead of squash (maybe). Find this at Gluten Free A-Z. Make a zucchini, red pepper, and spinach quiche, too.

Get your kids to eat some veggies by serving this cheesy zucchini rice for dinner! I used to hate zucchini as a kid but I can't get over how good they are now. If you want to be even healthier, make this with brown rice or quinoa instead of white rice. Get this recipe at Dishing with Leslie.

Make use of the coming pumpkins with pumpkin spice muffins! Celebrate the beginning of fall with something warm, toasty, and sweet :) Find this recipe at Natasha in Oz.

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Wesens-Art said...

Thanks so much for featuring my Polymer Clay Cupcakes!
And thanks for hosting!

aimee said...

Hey Jen Thankyou so much for featuring my plates I'm glad you liked them. Have a great week xxx

With A Blast said...

Awesome and delicious features today! Thank you for hosting, hope you have a lovely weekend,

Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks so much for the feature, makes my day!!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Thanks for hosting the party! I found you from Twig Studios!

Blissful Baker said...

New to this blogging thing-would appreciate any views or new followers, and comments/advice! Such great ideas on here! Love it! :)

Check out my latest recipe, review & giveaway @ Baking Blissful

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so very much for featuring my pumpkin muffins! I have posted another muffin recipe today and this one has zucchini in it!

Best wishes and thanks for having me!
Natasha in Oz

Judee said...

I was excited to see my arugula and spaghetti squash dinner featured! Thanks so much. I love your linky.. so many great ideas