Fantastic Features from One Creative Weekend #17

Happy Thursday everyone!  Anyone in a sugar coma yet?  I’ll admit that I’m having a teeny bit of trouble staying out of the Halloween candy!  When I was a kid.  Halloween was a one-night event.  I don’t remember neighborhood parties and trunk-or-treats and huge classroom parties.  I remember one night of running from house to house and filling up a pillow case.  My kids filled up their buckets three times this year.   THREE TIMES!  I’m sorry, but that’s insane.  What kid (or adult) needs that much candy.  We may just have to sell some to the dentist this year.  (If for nothing else but to protect me from the calories!)

My favorite trick-or-treaters!

In case you missed seeing my little ones on Facebook, here they are!  I’m glad Boo and Lu finally settled on costumes.  1 day before Halloween, Boo announced that she wanted to be a “bumblebee mermaid.”  A what?  She wanted bumblebee antennae, an Ariel wig and wedding dress, and black and yellow stripped socks and shoes.  (Yes, I did say shoes.)  I’m so glad she changed her mind!

Onto the features!  One Creative Weekend #17 hosted a record-smashing 146 links last week!  Thanks so much to all of you, and welcome to all of the first-time linkers. With so many links, I couldn’t resist featuring lots of projects.  Here we go!

Simple Mickey Mouse Costume from Taking Time to Create

DIY Dino Hoodie from See Vanessa Craft (I checked out her tutorial, and this looks so easy!  She even has a template for you.)

Butterfinger Fudge From Couponing and Cooking (You have to read about her family fighting over the leftovers.  So funny!)

Elastic Shoelaces Tutorial from Life After Laundry (Turn time-consuming lace-up shoes into slip-ons with her quick tutorial.)

Cranberry apple stuffing recipe

Get ready for Thanksgiving with this tasty twist on a holiday favorite:  Cranberry Apple Stuffing from Better Organized Living.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Snack Idea from Creative Kid Snacks  (This book has to be one of my kids’ all-time favorites.  They’d love to be surprised with this snack–even the 10-year-old.)

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that this is the little girl the artists used to draw Boo from Monsters Inc!  This great costume comes from I Gotta Try That.

I have a shirt just like this.  The Crafty Blog Stalker made hers for $4.00.  I wish that’s what mine cost!  Visit her site to see more pics and link to the original tutorial.

Check out these sinful-looking Homemade Caramels by Kleinworth and Co.

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Treats from With a Blast  (She had me at Maraschino.)

Thanks again for making One Creative Weekend a huge success.  I hope to see you all back tomorrow.


  1. Thanks so much for the feature!!!! I really appreciate that. If you ever want an image to use- just leave me a comment or pop me a msg & I am happy to send it to you. Unfortunately I had to limit copying due to someone taking images of my kids & using them for a fake life she had set up on Facebook. That sure put a damper in my blogging fun. But I’m happy to share images with those that ask. Thanks again!

  2. Hello new subscriber from the {GFC Blog Hop} We have a new food blog and would love some followers! Please visit our site and follow back at The Kitchen Queens Thanks so much!

    And I love your header!

  3. Thanks for the feature!

  4. So excited to be featured here and to know you as a blogger. You are a wonderful woman.

  5. Thanks, Brenna. You’re so sweet!

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my Mickey Mouse Costume!

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