Hi, everyone, and welcome to One Creative Weekend #8! It’s only the 8th party, and already there are so many awesome ideas to choose from that I have a super hard time narrowing them down! I want to feature everyone. Before I move onto the features–and there are several–here’s what’s been happening this week at OneCreativeMommy.com:
Last week, my back-to-school friend-maker game was so popular (it’s already been featured
seven eight times!), that I posted a back-to-school conversation-starter game this week. My kids are really working hard to come out of their shells. I hope these games help other families, too.
I posted a new recipe that is super kid-friendly. Somehow my kids don’t mind that the pasta has spinach in it. They just enjoy the cheesy, fun-shaped noodles!
Finally–my favorite–I shared these paint pallet sugar cookies from Boo’s Artsy Birthday Party. They were fun to make and the hit of the party!
Before I move onto the features, I would like to call your attention to a new widget on my sidebar. I have added Linky Followers. I signed up a while ago, but I forgot to put it on my sidebar! As I visit your projects, I have been adding myself as a follower of your sites. I’d love for you to follow me back! (But you don’t have to! It’s not a rule for my party–just a new way to follow.)
Now . . . what you’ve all been waiting for . . . the features!!! The most-clicked link was Bowdabra’s 32 Paper Crafting Tutorials. Be sure to check out the Bowdabra blog for all of their great crafting tutorials and products.
I actually was debating between two projects from Katie (The Crafty Blog Stalker), but once I saw her sweet model, I had to go with her DIY Silk-Screened T-shirt. I love that she put the design on the side instead of across the front. (I think her daughter loves it too!) Check out the instructions on her site.
Nichi (The Mandatory Mooch) created the treats and decor for this fantastic “Enjoying the Ride” 60th Birthday Party for her father. I love the yummy-looking cupcakes and cool toppers. Be sure to check out the rest of her great ideas!
This reusable, waterproof, traveling trash bag was created by Rose (A Rosie Sweet Home). It sure looks better than my garbage bowl! I love that it has a waterproof liner for all of that messy car trash! (And, let’s face it . . . anyone with young kids knows that a waterproof container can come in very handy when a kid gets carsick!)
Those adorable cookies were created by Blythe (Desperate Craftwives–don’t you just love that name?). Be sure to visit her site to see even more awesome sea creature treats.
Check out that beautiful desk chair. (You’d better click on the photo to make it bigger.) Can you believe that it started out just like the boring chair that you are probably sitting on right now? Jessi (Practically Functional) recovered it with a fabulous fabric and created something truly unique. Best of all–she shared instructions for how we can do it too! Check out her tutorial.
My favorite recipes:
Ann (The Scrapbooking Housewife) created these yummy looking vanilla cupcakes with blackberry buttercream icing. Could it get any better? I can’t wait to try it.
How cool are these hidden star cupcakes from Ambreen (Simply Sweet ‘n Savory)? She shows and tells exactly how you can do it yourself! (Can’t wait to try it at your next party, right?) I also love Ambreen’s advice: Bake a Hidden Star in a Cupcake … Don’t judge from the outside, beauty lies within!
Jamie, at Love Bakes Good Cakes, linked up lots of yummy recipes this week. I finally decided to highlight her summer breeze pizza, because it was so unique. It actually has strawberries on it! Are you brave enough to try it? I know I was skeptical of pineapple on pizza (and now it’s my favorite), so I’m willing to bet that this fruit-topped pizza might be yummy too!
Finally, Rachel (Architecture of a Mom) shared this scrumptious-looking Slow Roasted Tomato Foccaccia! I have lots of tomatoes left in my garden. I’ll definitely have to try this.
(If you have tried to grab a feature button before, and it didn’t work, I’ve fixed the code. (Posted below.) The new code should work for you now. Sorry about that!)
Thanks, everyone for sharing your great ideas and for taking the time to visit my site! Tomorrow, I will be featuring even more projects on my Facebook page. Be sure to visit and check them out. (And, while you’re there, it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you liked my page!) :)
Now it’s time for the party. What have you been up to this week?