December 2, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #88 + Goodies

Hi all, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fruitful Black Friday/Cyber Monday (if you participated in the frenzy!) I spent dinner with the in-laws and another dinner with my dad's side of the family (on different nights, of course), and I definitely ate too much, especially now that my tummy's getting pretty large so it's uncomfortable to eat too much at once! As for house-hunting, we found one and hopefully will get to move in before Christmas, although if we miss that deadline, I'll still be thankful we've found a new place to live :) I can't wait to start decorating the place and finally getting into baby-room-designing! As for now, I can only look at all these amazing diy projects online and bookmark them until the time comes. I'm really itching to start though!

Although it's hard to tell from the photo, those banners are actually made from aluminum cans! Yep, make use of all those soda cans and make a metallic faux zinc banner, from Twigg Studios. Try her other tutorials, too: hanging Christmas bauble vase, winter wonderland bauble, Christmas made easy, and glitter pumpkin place settings.

Make your Christmas lights extra festive by adding these little woolen snow globe balls to them! They're easy and very budget-friendly to make, so check them out at Wesens Art! If you're into paper models, check out her paper church tutorial, too.

Save money, find a use for all of your fabric scraps, and make your Christmas cards unique and personal with this fabric Christmas tree card tutorial from Square Circle Works!

Here's a simple and fun project, perfect if you have some small pieces of wrapping paper leftover. It's also very kid friendly! Find this Christmas tree decor at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Perfect for breakfast or after dinner, make this pecan praline bread pudding from Lady Behind the Curtain and it'll get devoured fast! For another dessert, try this persimmon cheesecake. I loooove persimmons and am extremely lucky to have a giant persimmon tree in my parents' backyard. Of course I end up eating too many of them every fall/winter :)

Mmm... get your fingers on these warm homemade butter buns from Family Home and Life! I always feel better about making my own breads (especially butter rolls) because I know and can control the ingredients and amount that goes into the recipe. These look so delish, I want a bite, now! Try her pumpkin seed snack pack, too.

Imagine how this tart cranberry cheesecake with macadamia nut crust would look on your family dinner table! Just looking at this makes me feel all Christmasy :) Get this recipe from Sweet Boutique.

Although you can't actually see the sweet potatoes in this picture, this recipe sounds delicious based on the ingredients! Try these holiday sweet potatoes from A Pinch of Joy. I think this recipe warrants a slightly more descriptive name though, I mean, what if I want to introduce these for a dinner party during a non-holiday? :) Try her Snickers surprise salad, too!

Yum, more bread! Make your own basic focaccia bread with 4 variations with this recipe from Don't Waste the Crumbs. She's made my favorite kind (jalapenos with cheese :), for which I've spent plenty of dollars on at my local grocery stores.

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aimee said...

Thankyou so much for featuring my banner. I'm so pleased you found a house I hope you get to move in before Christmas xxx

Wesens-Art said...

Hello Jen!
Thanks for featuring my woolen balls.
And thanks for hosting!
Hugs from Germany!

Stephanie Michaels said...

Thanks you so much for the feature!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting!

Connie said...

Thank you for featuring my Butter Buns!

Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom said...

Hope you get into your new house soon! Thanks for featuring our paper mache trees! Have a great week!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Ooh I hope you get into your house soon so you have time to decorate :) Thanks so much for hosting!

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for hosting every week.
Have a great week.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ana Lopes said...

Linking up again this week - thanks for hosting :)
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft