Creative Spark Link Party #44

Creative Spark Link Party #44

Welcome to Week 44 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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Homemade Mason Jar Lattes

Homemade Mason Jar Lattes

Who doesn't love their $5 lattes, show of hands? Who likes paying $5 for them? That's what I thought. In an effort to save some money and not go to Starbucks every weekend I started a quest to make myself a quality coffee on the weekend. Someone at work had told me that she places milk in a cup and microwaves it for 30 seconds creating her version of steamed milk without a frother. So this past weekend my sister and I were chatting that to get foam you need air. So why not shake it in a mason jar before microwaving it.

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Creative Spark Link Party #43

Creative Spark Link Party #43

Welcome to Week 43 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We are excited to have a guest cohost this week! Please welcome Lauren from Mom Home Guide. Lauren lives with her husband and her two tween girls in Central New Jersey. She loves to craft and make custom decor for home. She has been blogging at Mom Home Guide for about three years.  Make sure you stop over to Mom Home Guide and see Lauren's favorites for the week and get to know her. If you're interested in become a guest host click here

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Creative Spark Link Party #42

Creative Spark Link Party #42

Welcome to Week 42 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We are excited to have a guest cohost this week! Please welcome Michelle from Dandelion Patina. Michelle is a thrifty decorator, who loves to paint furniture and repurpose treasures. Her sense of design, esthetic and inspiration is quickly making her one of my favorite blogs to follow.  Make sure you stop over to Dandelion Patina and see Michelle's favorites for the week and get to know her. If you're interested in become a guest host click here

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Creative Spark Link Party #41

Creative Spark Link Party #41

Welcome to Week 41 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We are excited to have a guest cohost this week! Please welcome Dee From Wine to Whine. Dee is an over thinking SAHM from NJ, who likes to stay busy on a small budget. If you need EASY and AFFORDABLE ideas for kids, wine or DIY she's a great blog to visit! Make sure you stop over to From Wine to Whine and see Dee's favorites for the week and get to know her. If you're interested in become a guest host click here

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Creative Spark Link Party #40

Creative Spark Link Party #40

Welcome to Week 40 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We are excited to have our second guest cohost this week! Please welcome Karen from Dragonfly & Lily Pads! Karen shares her passion for DIY, crafting and more. Step inside her blog where she will inspire, create and transform every project.  Make sure you stop over to Dragonfly & Lily Pads and see Karen's favorites for the week and get to know her. If you're interested in become a guest host click here
 

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Creative Spark Link Party #39

Creative Spark Link Party #39

Welcome to Week 39 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We are excited to have our second guest cohost this week! Please welcome Stephanie from Sandpaper and Glue! Stephanie is a blogger that is DIY-ing her first home knowing it won't be her last. Make sure you stop over to Sandpaper and Glue and see Stephanie's favorites for the week and get to know her. If you're interested in become a guest host click here

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52 Week Money Challenge

52 Week Money Challenge

I have never been the best at saving. I know it's because being a freelance designer I was always waiting to be paid by clients or the fact I was in college and then grad school. Well 2015 is the year I am changing that. I have hung up my freelance hat and taken a full time job as a designer and this is the year I vow to put a dent in my student loans and start to save to buy a house. I want to buy a house by the time I am 30 and I only have 2.5 more years to save. Now I have a budget and plans in place to accomplish those goals, you all should really check out Dave Ramsey, but in the mean time I don't want to forget about the fun things in life. Like a vacation or saving up for a big purchase.

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Creative Spark Link Party #38

Creative Spark Link Party #38

Welcome to Week 38 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We are excited to have our first guest cohost of 2015 this week! Please welcome Candace from Lucky Scarf! Candace is into a little bit of everything from home decor, DIY and has an obession with monograms. Make sure you stop over to Lucky Scarf and see Candace's favorites for the week and get to know her. If you're interested in become a guest host click here

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DIY Dr. Seuss Pinwheels in 15 Minutes or Less

DIY Dr. Seuss Pinwheels in 15 Minutes or Less

Today we will be making DIY Green Eggs and Ham pinwheels.  Dr. Seuss was a big part of my childhood. I remember not only reading Green Eggs and Ham but also eating green eggs and ham at the same time. So when I heard that the Craft Lightning theme was Dr. Seuss this month I knew I had to be apart of it. Craft Lightning projects are crafts that can be completed in 15 minutes or less. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #37

Creative Spark Link Party #37

Welcome to Week 37 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own!

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Creative Spark Link Party #36

Creative Spark Link Party #36

Hello 2015! Welcome to Week 36 of the Creative Spark Link Party! If you missed last week we had some exciting announcements to make! Kristy is back from Europe and we are screaming from the ROOFTOPS with joy! We've missed her so much! We have another big announcement we have a NEW cohost! Emily for Two Purple Couches will be joining us and not just this week but indefinitely! We are so lucky to have her. We have admired her link ups week after week and got to know her through her featured posts and always cheerful comments. It just seemed natural to reach out to see if she would like to come on board! 

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Creative Spark Link Party #35

Creative Spark Link Party #35

Hey there! Happy New Year's Eve!!! And Hello 2015! Welcome to Week 35 of the Creative Spark Link Party! If you missed last week we had some exciting announcements to make! Kristy is back from Europe and we are screaming from the ROOFTOPS with joy! We've missed her so much! We have another big announcement we have a NEW cohost! Emily for Two Purple Couches will be joining us and not just this week but indefinitely! We are so lucky to have her. We have admired her link ups week after week and got to know her through her featured posts and always cheerful comments. It just seemed natural to reach out to see if she would like to come on board!

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Creative Spark Link Party #34

Creative Spark Link Party #34

Hey there! Welcome to Week 34 of the Creative Spark Link Party! If you missed last week we had some exciting announcements to make! Kristy is back from Europe and we are screaming from the ROOFTOPS with joy! We've missed her so much! We have another big announcement we have a NEW cohost! Emily for Two Purple Couches will be joining us and not just this week but indefinitely! We are so lucky to have her. We have admired her link ups week after week and got to know her through her featured posts and always cheerful comments. It just seemed natural to reach out to see if she would like to come on board! 

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The Search for Artwork for My Home at Minted.com

The Search for Artwork for My Home at Minted.com

In the past few months I have moved into a new home and have increasingly been discouraged by the art work that I own from my old apartment. I think I am at a different place in my life than I was before so the art just does not seem right for the space at this time. Being a designer I am overly opinionated when it comes to art which is why my walls are still fairly blank after months of living here. 

In the past I have used Minted for invitations for wedding and baby showers and I have always been extremely happy with the designs especially the print quality.

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Creative Spark Link Party #33 & Giveaway

Creative Spark Link Party #33 & Giveaway

Hey there! Welcome to Week 33 of the Creative Spark Link Party! And what a big week it is! We have some exciting announcements to make! Kristy is back from Europe and we are screaming from the ROOFTOPS with joy! We've missed her so much! We have another big announcement we have a NEW cohost! Emily for Two Purple Couches will be joining us and not just this week but indefinitely! We are so lucky to have her. We have admired her link ups week after week and got to know her through her featured posts and always cheerful comments. It just seemed natural to reach out to see if she would like to come on board! 

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Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

I wanted to invite you into my home this holiday season. See this is a special holiday season for me since this is my first year in my new (rented) home and my first year celebrating the season on my own. While I have lived on my own before it had been in grad school where I travelled home for the holidays and there was no real need to decorate. This year I was very excited to decorate but boy can it be overwhelming. It took me almost a month to pick out a fake Christmas tree, I started looking in early October!

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Melted Snowman Cookies

Melted Snowman Cookies

Along with an ugly sweater party my work is also having a Christmas cookie contest. Now I am naturally competitive it runs in my family. Don't get me started on our family game nights! A few years back my sister had made melted snowman cookies for Christmas and I knew these would be perfect for the contest. Also any excuse to go to my sisters to bake is a welcomed one. Now I don't want to cheat so I did not ask my sister to make these I just asked for her guidance. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #32

Creative Spark Link Party #32

Hey there! Welcome to Week 32 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where three blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Please Excuse the Craftermath

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