Weekend Inspiration & Feature Friday

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Dear Creatives,  Are you ready for some inspiration? I sure am! With the holidays around the corner who wouldn’t be?! Maybe you’ll find an idea from this weeks entries, features & spin your own creative twist on it! The great thing about almost all of the projects I am featuring is that you can adapt them to various holidays with changing papers, fabrics….. When you create something, do be sure & come back to link up your creativity!

 Quiver full of blessings

First up Rachel Craig! Thrifty, creative, crafty & entered multiple projects I couldn’t help but feature her so you can get to know her better! Rachel writes Quiverfullofblessings.com On her site you will find crafts & tutorials, recipes, parenting tales, points to ponder & giveaways. The thing that I liked about her hymnal ornament is you use a lid, its easy & kid friendly & its Eco-friendly by re-purposing! How many times do you re-purpose a jar for a project & have those lids you are tossing? Now this thrifty project can bring them to life.


Christmas Ornaments

She has some super tutorials on her site from the hymnal ornaments, creating this pretty scarf  below with tutorial (& making it seem so easy to make one) & homemade laundry mousse-soap! Did I say creative & thrifty? Oh, yes!


Scarf Tutorial

Rachel does all this while being a stay-at-home mother of 5, Having sons who are 9, 8, one daughter who is 6, and twin boys who are 4. She enjoys reading, cooking,baking, exercise, and anything artsy-crafty. She has recently done some quilting and delights in learning new things. But you don’t have to take my word for it! Just give her a visit & see what she is up to when your done here! & let her know I sent you!


Bean Bug Crafts

Next up is Bean Bug Crafts. She is a stay at home mom who loves all things crafty & homemade. She has been scrap-booking for over 8 years and crafting much longer. She uses her blog to share what she finds inspiring and show what projects she is currently working on. When she is not to busy being a mommy that is. She likes blogging but often wonders if she can fit it all in!

Banner Inspiration & tutorial

Her tutorial for this Halloween banner can be made into a fall or holiday banner or any seasonal type of banner so very easily with a change of fabric & ric rac!


Halloween Mini Accordion Album

Another thing that she created that you can easily make to hold your Halloween memories is this accordion album. This is another project you can use for any type of memory keeping. Just change out the papers, ribbons & embellishments! To see more about this tutorial & where to get the directions just give BeanBug Crafts a visit when your done here!

Accordion Album



New Recipes to try


Candace Creations

Candace has been featured before, but I couldn’t let this recipe slip you by! Gluten Free and Dairy Free, her Mr. says a better recipe than the original! To see how to make these Gourmet Nutragous goodies you’ll want to visit her post with recipe & tutorial at Candace Creations. I refrained from showing you the open candy goodness she has in her post! I didn’t want you running off to make these just yet! These would be perfect for any holiday gathering or as a hostess gift!

& two more recipes to try are: White Cheddar Pesto Pizza from Addison from Changing My Destiny & Sweet and Sour Meatballs from Sheri from Me and my tadpole!

I love adding new recipes to my recipe box. And tutorials to my list of things to try! How about you?



Now its your turn to inspire our creativity!

We’d love to have you join in!

1. If selected to be featured next week  I will use an image or two in the feature and link back to you.

2. Be sure and add the Feature Friday badge either on your post or blog somewhere. * see side bar for grab buttons

& please at the very least add a link to Feature Friday in your post that shows where you linked up this week! * Thank you to all who do!

3. If you do link up become a follower here with GFC  or subscribe and it would be nice if you visited some of the others & don’t forget to leave a comment.

I can’t wait to see what you created this week! 

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Have a great weekend!  To see all the other entries from last week visit here!



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  1. Thanks for stopping by my Winter Wreath Tutorial via SF. I am here linking up. I can’t wait to check out all the goodies you have to offer.

    1. Your welcome Cassie, it is always good to see what everyone is creating & get new ideas. Glad you could join in & link up!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my Fabric Banner Tutorial and Mini Halloween Album! I love your site and thanks for hosting the link-ups!

  3. Dear Theresa,

    It was lovely to catch up with you and your new blog and will amend my blogroll.

    Many thanks for visiting me and was good to see all the inspirational and crafty projects to do.

    Hope that you have a lovely weekend

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