Link Party Highlights #30 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”

Hello everyone! Whew!  I think I’m FINALLY starting to feel somewhat normal (whatever that is) and getting back into the swing of things.  Vacationing is very hard to do :-).

I haven’t felt terribly creative this past week, but I feel like I’m definitely headed in that direction (must have been all of those fabulous projects that were shared at the link party this past week).  I spent all day yesterday in the yard.  I can’t think of a better way to spend Mother’s Day… in the yard all day and then coming in to shower and having dinner all made!  Heaven.  Anyway,  I’ve got to get my yard in shape before Mother Nature turns the heat up here in Central California.  You know… like those 110 degree days.  Ugh.

I do have a pretty cool project to show you this week… a gift that I made for my BFF before we left for Europe.  So stay tuned…

Without further ado, here are the projects that caught my eye this week.

Jody from Rooted In Thyme shared an adorable project – flowers planted in a pair of vintage baby shoes.

I had seen these on her blog and just loved them.  I was thrilled when they showed up at the Link Party.
Jody also shares another fabulous idea that she added to her garden….
but your going to have to visit her lovely blog to see it.  You’re gonna love it.
A fabulous recycle idea!

Bethany from Pitter and Glink picked up a few thrift store lamps.  Have you ever seen anything like this?

Sooo clever and cute Bethany.
While you are there, check out her craft room…

Mari from Inspired By Family Magazine shared a recipe for Chipotle Coconut Roasted Crockpot Chicken.

I always think of using my crockpot in the winter, but never in the summer.
Using it in the summer is a great way NOT to heat up the house.
Mari shares this easy recipe on her blog.
Looks delicious!

Shari from Turnstyle Vogue Design & Styling shared a wonderful tutorial on these Rope and Glass Cloches.

They are amazing!
She also has a tutorial on how to drill the holes into the glass.

Alese from 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt shared a Potting Table she made for her mother-in-law out of Pallets.

It turned out so cute!

Kimberly from The Brown Eyes Have It shared a recipe for Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing.

This looks so good.
I love salads in the summer and this one is made with
REAL RANCH (not the bottled stuff).

Heather from The Spotted Leopard made these adorable Gift Card Boxes.

Wouldn’t you love to give this to someone with a gift card in it?

Virginia from ArtsyVaVa made these Upcycled Olive and Pickle Jar Candles.

She has an easy to follow tutorial on her blog.
They are so pretty lit up.

Kim from Reposhture put together this $3 Placemat Purse.

Who would have ever thought you could make a placemat purse????
Oh, so clever.  Great job Kim!

Creative Lady Of the House made these adorable Pillow Beds for her grandchildren.

I would love to make these for my grandchildren.
I try to make them comfy beds when they come to visit.
These would be perfect to stow away in the closet so they would
have something comfy to sleep on at Nana’s house :-).

Thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing your wonderful projects this past week.  I look at each and every one of them.  My favorite thing to do every morning with a yummy cup of coffee.

If you were featured, I’d love it if you grabbed a “feature button” and posted it on your blog so others can join the party.

Ready for Link Party #31 – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”?