6 Snowman Crafts & The Project Stash Link Party

6 snowmen crafts

Well, Thanksgiving is just 8 days away.  Can you believe it?  If you’re still looking for ideas, I recently shared 27 last minute Thanksgiving ideas and how you can prepare Thanksgiving Dinner in just 1 Hour along with a $500 Gift Card Giveaway!

However, it’s the arctic blast that we’ve all been experiencing that inspired this week’s features:  6 Snowman Crafts!

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Savory Sweet Potato Casserole + 27 Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving side dish

Well, Thanksgiving is just 8 days away, can you believe it?  Monday, I shared how you can get Thanksgiving Dinner on the table in just on hour!  Today, I’ve joined 26 other amazing bloggers to put together 27 Last Minute Thanksgiving Dishes & Table Settings.   Grab a seat ’cause you’re going to want to see all this great inspiration!

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Thanksgiving Dinner in 1 hour with HoneyBaked Ham (#HoneyBakedHoliday)

Goodies from Honey Baked Ham

 This is a sponsored post for The HoneyBaked Ham Company.  This shop was given merchandise to review and has been compensated.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 

This year, I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  Yup!  My folks have moved into an apartment and so that means everyone’s coming to my place.  I really want this holiday to be amazing but I also want to be able to visit and enjoy my guests rather than stressing about everything.  You know, the “planning stress”, the “cooking stress” followed by the “Cinderella syndrome” caused by TONS of clean-up.  Then, I drove by this HoneyBaked Ham store located on Sawmill Rd. in Columbus Ohio and I had an “A-HA” moment.  What if I picked up a HoneyBaked Ham or Turkey for Thanksgiving?

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Cake Sprinkle Ornaments & Craft Lightning

cup cake sprinkles ornaments

There is a young lady who was a member of our Venturing Crew who always ordered sprinkles for her ice cream.  Sprinkles just make everything fun, don’t you agree?  I’ve made Glitter Ornaments before (a technique where the glitter is inside the ornament which means …. NO GLITTER MESS).  So, could I use this same technique to make cake sprinkle ornaments?  YES!

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Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle

maple bacon brittle

I have been in my kitchen experimenting with recipes inspired by my bacon loving boys!  They live by the mantra that “Everything’s Better With Bacon.”  Yesterday, I shared my recipe for Bacon Salt and I previously shared my recipe for Bacon Jam.  Well, today, I’m taking bacon to a whole new decadent level.  I blended the flavors of maple, pecans with bacon to create “Maple Bacon Pecan Brittle.”

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Make Your Own Bacon Salt

bacon salt recipe

There is a huge outdoor mall in Columbus that is absolutely amazing.  If there is a store that you’re looking for, well look no further.  It’s called Easton and you’ll find stores like Nordstrom, The American Girl Store, Crate & Barrel and TONS more.  I rarely go there because it’s pretty far from my house….however, it’s near the airport.  So, when I had to drop my husband off at the airport,  well, I just HAD to stop by Easton.

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6 Thanksgiving Ideas & The Project Stash Link Party

Thanksgiving Ideas

I hope you have had a fabulous week!  Since laast week’s party, I’ve only shared one post with you: my Almond Joy Smoothie Recipe. That’s because I haven’t adjusted to the time change and how dark it gets…and so early.  This means, I was having an awful time getting photographs of my projects.  Be sure to stop back throughout this upcoming week ’cause I’ve got some great things to share with you with some photos I think you’ll like.  In the meantime, let’s get inspired by last week’s features:  6 Thanksgiving Ideas.

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Almond Joy Smoothie

smoothie almond coconut cocoa

Have you noticed that Halloween, and all it’s candy, is the kick-off to a couple months of indulgent eating?  The preparing for Thanksgiving, the holiday baking, all the parties.  You try to eat healthfully but all the goodies are just so tempting.  One way I fight temptation is by whipping up a nutritious smoothie….

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5 Fall Decorating Ideas & The Project Stash

Fall Home Decor Ideas

I have to admit, I do love fall colors but I’ve never really decorated for fall.  I don’t know why?  I do admire all those porches that are decorated with pumpkins, hay bales, and dried corn stalks.  Also, all the glorious colors:  oranges, reds, browns, yellows.  Just stunning.  Well, in honor of fall, we decided to feature these beautiful 5 Fall Decorating Ideas.

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How to Calculate Yarn Needed for Your Knitted Border

Knitting Tips planning for the end of your afghan


Now, let’s see a show of hands.  How many of you have started knitting an afghan, or a scarf, and then ran out of yarn before you were finished with your project?  Come on now, let’s see those hands.  Well, this has happened to me more times then I like to admit.  I finally came up with a solution that will probably have you saying, “well duh…why didn’t I think of that!”  It’s a super easy way to calculate yarn needed to finish your afghan!  In fact, I used this technique when knitting my Rainbows & Butterflies Afghan and my Honeymoon Afghan.

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