Pinworthy Projects Link Party

Um, you guys…over 350 links last week! YOU ARE AWESOME. Allyson and I were chatting over the weekend and she said “did you see the link up yet?” I was so thrilled to come in and see so many amazing projects shared. I am still working my through all of them but I picked out a few features from last week’s link party that I wanted to share {look for more on Pinterest and Facebook}!

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Cajun Crawfish Quiche // Brownie Pudding // DIY Burlap Sign // Tiramisu Poke Cake // DIY Toilet Cleaner

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Vanilla Pancakes with Blueberries

Have you noticed that so many things these days seem to be some crazy concoction of flavors? I was out the other day and saw strawberry caramel chocolate pretzel flavored ice cream. Now, I love all of the flavors sure and do enjoy some flavors mixed together {salted caramel or strawberry lemonade anyone?}. But, sometimes I feel like more traditional flavors like vanilla get a bad rap. They get labeled as boring or plain. Well, I’m going to #TakeBackVanilla and it starts with these delicious vanilla pancakes and blueberries.

Vanilla pancakes with blueberry compote #TakeBackVanilla #CGC #spon

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Back to School Wreath with Numbers

So, each month, a group of blogger friends and I get together to do a themed post. These women are amazingly creative and always knock it out of the park. In honesty, I typically forget about it until the week before or I just plain run out of time. Yep…I’m that person in the group! This month, our theme was numbers. I was stuck for so long because I couldn’t run into the kitchen and turn out something number related with ease. Instead, I did what I normally do when I am stuck…I talked to H and got her involved with the project. The result: this super cute back to school wreath with numbers.

Easy and super cute back to school wreath with glossy numbers! #CreativeBuzz

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21 Recipes with Basil

I have the world’s worst black thumb. Until recently, the only plant I have been able to keep alive is a Christmas cactus that I was given as a gift when my grandfather died years ago.  That changed recently when I purchased a hydroponic basil plant because they were out of regular basil. On a whim, I decided to plant it and it has been flourishing ever since. The more it grows, the more I realize that I need to find ways to use it and I collected 21 recipes with basil. 

These are the perfect way to use all the extra basil in your house.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries are everywhere right now. I know our berry patches are turning out some amazing strawberries and they are just begging to be eaten, cooked with and enjoyed while they are at their peak. I love eating strawberries on their own but also like to add them to desserts during the summer.  For dessert not too long ago, I decided to do a slightly different take on strawberry shortcake and use a cheesecake style filling in place of the traditional whipped cream.

Make the best of summer's fresh fruit in this strawberry cheesecake shortcake.

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A Glimpse: Movie Night #goodnightsnack #cbias

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Mathlete and I try to make sure we take time out from our crazy schedules to spend time as a family. Sometimes this comes in the form of a Sunday morning trip to the pool for a few hours and sometimes we decide to have a family movie night. We’ll pick a movie and plan to go down to the theater area in our basement and hang out. Of course, for movie night, the snacks we choose can be just as important as what movie we are watching!

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Strawberry Basil Scones

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Mathlete is a scone lover. Every time we go to the coffee shop or pick up pastries for breakfast, he always chooses scones. I had never really thought about making my own scones until I was chatting with a blog friend of mine about ways to use her awesome basil simple syrup. I decided right then that I was going to try my hand at making strawberry basil scones with a basil glaze. 

Strawberry basil scones are the perfect combination of summer flavors!

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! How has your week been? Mine has been pretty busy and I am so glad the weekend is here and, along with it, some beautiful weather. A few rainy afternoons gave me extra time to check out last week’s links though and I found so many AWESOME things. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Easy Way to Paint Baseboards // DIY Photo Clipboard // Sour Candy Cupcakes // Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches // Gold Leaf Headband // Cornbread with Maple Walnut Butter // DIY Travel Coloring Tote // Grilled Onion Side Dish

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Nine Tasty Summer Drinks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea.

Summer is here and it is a hot and steamy one. Yesterday had temperatures near a 100 and it had me searching high and low for summer refreshments. Something super cool is what I needed to help me cool down. In my search, I came across these nine tasty summer drinks that I will be keeping close at hand for all of the hot and steamy days to come.

9 yummy summer drinks to stay cool and refreshed. #SouthernBreezeTea #AD

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Summer Cash Giveaway

Are you ready to celebrate summer in a BIG way? I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a summer cash giveaway worth $650! Yep, we are giving away $650 in cash.

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As always, this giveaway wouldn’t be possible without the help of our awesome sponsors. A big thanks to the major sponsors of this giveaway:

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Gingerly Made // Just Us Four // Our Rosey Life
An Alli Event // Domestic Superhero // Eat Drink Eat
Oh So Shabby // Feeding Big // Sweet Pea 

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