Baking, Crafts, Dolls… Weekend Inspiration

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Dear Creatives, Its been a while since sharing some baking recipes along with crafts so I am going to share what caught my eye & then onto the Feature Friday! Along with spring right around the corner are  a lot of birthdays in our family, anniversaries & impending engagement parties. So what does that have to do with recipes? Lots! If you like making your own cakes or other foods for these kinds of events.

First rule of thumb always try your recipes ahead of time! Nothing is worse than taking a bite & it not being good for what ever reason, too dry, forgot something, too sweet, well you get the point. This goes for all the fixings too appetizers & meals.

My gang can be  my best / worst critics! Thumbs up or Thumbs down & nothing is worse than you loving a recipe, but the majority hating it. So here are some I am definitely going to try & maybe you might like to also. (you can see recipes I have tried under recipes in nav. bar or through the search too) First up: This cake, homemade Funfetti!


This is the first Homemade Funfetti recipe I have seen! Perfect for Sammie’s impending double digit debut 10! She loves vanilla cakes & has always been smitten with Funfetti so why not make it deliciously homemade! Here is where can find this Sweetapolita+Funfetti Recipe which is a version of her ever lovely vanilla cake! While you are there Rosie shares 7 links to various Funfetti Recipes from her friends around the web too, such as cake pops….




Dear Chocolate lovers I would never leave you out! Our house is divided girls vanilla, boys chocolate. You’d think it would be the other way around, right? Well I came across this gooey chocolate goodness of a recipe & how to for Rich Brownie Layer Bars via Busy-at-home. Not only did I find this great recipe, but Glenda uses Ziplist to share with. Why did I not know of Ziplist sooner for sharing, finding, storing, web recipe clipper, coupons & even transferring items into a shopping list. Hello! Online & into the phone I am now going to have an easier time with my list! Please if you know of handy app’s I should be using don’t hesitate to enlighten me! Perfect for keeping my crafty, creative bookmarks & recipes separate! Ah~


Inspirations by D

Have you ever made a vision board? I have. I tried to find where my photo was to share to no avail, but maybe I can take a new one soon a before & after shot! Since I love burlap & spotted this how to adding burlap to pin board. Of course you can use them at desks for catching those bits of important notes, reminders & photos you love too! To see how to create this visit Inspirations by D – burlap pin board I’ll have more recipes coming up, but wanted to share these sweet things today!



Now onto the Feature Friday!

First up Jess from A Winding Road. Let me tell you she is one crafty gal who loves making things. Cloth dolls, stuffed goodness, sewing & more. Today she is sharing a tutorial on a reversible tote bag on a guest post. Jess used to live in the country in Elks Mills, Maryland. She now lives in Littleton, CO.

Jessica Kenenske

She has even had one of her doll tutorials shared on HGTV. (you can see it on her site) Such a cute segment & she inspires me to get back into making cloth dolls, yes I have made a few, but not so cute as these gals! I love how she really puts a creative spin on some classic ideas, but don’t take my word for it just visit her to see!

Jessica Kenenske

Also Jess recently shared this on her site which is so fitting for meal planning. Even with online tools I love writing out my meal planning like this & with her handy template it is going to make this so much sweeter to do! Meal Planning Template



Katies Nesting Spot

Now speaking of creative gals I had to share what Katie from Katies Nesting Spot made this card with pretty bits of scrapbook paper. If you paper craft at all you always hate to toss those 1/4 sheets of pretty paper & think what can I make with this? I’ll save it for….Well here is a simple solution that can brighten someone’s day with Happiness by making & sending on via snail mail! Flag Banner Happiness Card Tutorial Katie loves to travel, read history, visit National Parks & of course be creative & loves crafting. Katie’s site has oodles of paper-crafting, crafts, sharing her family life along with reviews & giveaways.

I hope this inspires you to get cooking, creative & have a crafty weekend! To see more great inspiration check out everyone who linked up right here! & if you have something creative to link-up just add it in right here while you are at the Feature Friday Link-up! Be sure & link back so others find out about it. Next Friday a new linky goes up & back to weekly inspirations so hope you can join in! Sorry I am late today! Have a great weekend!

& don’t forget to enter the giveaway before you go, just comment that’s it!

What are your weekend plans? Creative or otherwise

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  1. MMMM!! I’m back and forth on the chocolate vs. vanilla matter. It’s all good to me! This weekend I will be trying Zydeco dancing.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing feature! I really appreciate it, it just made my day! I’m going to have to post a link to this on my blog’s FB page! And you are so right, I just hate tossing anything, any scrap of paper at all. I love being able to find new ways to use them, glad you liked it too. Always nice to be able to make something cute, functional, and quick!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love your blog, and that cake looks delicious :))

    Have a great weekend!

    xo, Paula

  4. I’m taking my kids to see a Clifford show at our Civic Center tomorrow. They get to do several fun craft activities before the show too which they always enjoy. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

  5. Sprinkles and baked goods are my favorite combo! I’ll be sharing the dolls with my mom, I’m sure she’ll love it! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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