Mini House Tour {Guest Post}

I love taking peeks into other blogger’s homes. Today, we are taking a little sneak peak at Kathryn’s entryway and front porch. Want to come along on the mini house tour?
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I’m so excited to be guest posting today for Shannah!  My name is Kathryn and I blog at The Dedicated House.  I’m married with one little daughter who is fun and feisty and keeps me on my toes.  
 
We recently moved into a traditional Colonial; so today I wanted to share our front porch and entryway with you.  
 
 
We just moved in and I haven’t had a moment to really decorate for Fall.  Also, it is almost nearly impossible to take pictures without one of our felines deciding to pop in the picture. 

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Easy Fall Felt Hoop Art {Guest Post}

I love fall! After spending a week at the beach, I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and all things fall! Today’s guest post is all about getting ready for fall with a super fun craft: fall felt hoop art!

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I’m so excited to be guest posting for Shannah! My name is Albion, but most people call me Abby and I blog at Albion Gould. I have four young daughters, so I enjoy projects that don’t take a lot of time or can be done in bits and pieces. In that vein, I’m sharing an easy fall felt hoop art craft with you today.

Easy Fall Felt Hoop Art

Fall is my favorite season and if I could live in a world where it’s fall year round, I would. I love seeing the leaves start to change colors and there’s nothing better than that fall wind with them swirling around. I tried to create hoop art to reflect that.

For this craft, you’ll need:

  • felt in fall colors
  • hoops
  • needle & thread
  • scissors/cutting machine/leaf templates

felt and hoops

Start by putting your base colors of felt in the hoops. Trim the excess felt.

felt in hoop

felt in hoops

felt in hoops

I used my Cricut Explore to cut out my leaves. I ironed on interfacing to the felt, loaded it into the Cricut, and cut out all the leaves I wanted.

iron on interfacing

iron interfacing

cut out leaves

When you have your pile of leaves, start arranging them how you want. I imagined a breeze coming from one direction and swooping them across the hoops. Once they’re placed where you want, stitch each leaf onto the hoop. I used two cross stitch stitches on each leaf.

leaves

leaves

leaves

You’re ready to hang your hoops! We have a corner that never got decorated properly, so we use it for seasonal decorations. I had some extra leaves and let the girls stick them on the wall with some painter’s tape (kids and stickers, right?!).

fall felt hoop art

I hope you enjoyed this easy fall felt hoop art craft! I’d love for you to come over and check out some of my other recent projects, like my Felt Fascinator, Coffee Love Mug, and Fall Candle Centerpiece.

Thanks so much for having me, Shannah!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings {Guest Post}

There are a few bloggers that I am lucky enough to have met in person and develop a friendship with. We may live crazy far away from each other but we chat online and keep up with each other. Kim is one of those bloggers. In person, she is awesome and I am always so impressed by her projects online. These chocolate chip cookie earrings are no exception. They make ME want to go and make a pair…oh, and maybe eat a cookie!
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seven thirty three blog

Hi everyone! My name is Kim and I blog over at seven thirty three. I love to share kids crafts, free printables, party ideas and more. 

My 5 year old daughter wants to get her ears pierced SO bad… but she is too afraid. She has literally sat in the chair three times now. She makes it to the part where they go to add the little purple dot to her ear and she bolts. Seriously. Jumps OUT of the chair and runs. She received a pair of Christmas clip-on earrings two Christmas’ ago and keeps asking if I can make her a pair. I finally decided after her last bolt from the chair that I would go ahead and make her some. I picked up the clips at Joann’s – though I was a bit bummed that they didn’t have a smaller option.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings

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Saltwater Taffy Champagne Cocktail {Guest Post}

Hey guys – So, you know what I needed after vacation…another vacation to recover! Seriously…taking two kids to the beach for a week is hard work ;) Good thing Kelley is here to share her saltwater taffy champagne cocktail to help me ease back into the real world.

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Hey, it’s Kelley from Eat Drink Eat (dot com)! I’m so excited to be sharing one of my favorite cocktails with the Just Us Four readers.

Kelley EAT DRINK EAT (dot com)

HI! I blog all things food, drinks and parties at www.EatDrinkEat.com. I love balancing tasty treats from my husbands Southern side with the healthy Californian in me. And it really is 5 o’clock somewhere!

This is a super festive drink that for some reason reminds me of fizzy saltwater taffy. My friend Gina made a similar cocktail for our holiday cocktail party last year and I made this one with just a little twist. It’s perfect for any type of party you are having.

The best champagne cocktail that tastes list saltwater taffy from EatDrinkEat.com

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Washi Tape Magnets {Guest Post}

Happy Friday! If you are looking for the Pinworthy Projects Party, don’t worry…it is still here! Just scroll down. BUT, be sure to check out these amazing washi tape magnets that Carrie has to share first. They are super cute and so easy to make.

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Hi, I’m Carrie and I blog about creating a lovely home for less at Lovely Etc.

lovely etc logo and photo

While I adore being a wife and mom, I also have an insatiable need to create! I love figuring out how to make beautiful things – even if it means firing up a few power tools. And I am all about finding ways to create exactly what I want for as little money as possible. I usually have at least five or six DIY projects going on at any one time and they are pretty much guaranteed to involve an awesome yard sale find, my trusty jigsaw, or my vast collection of turquoise paints.

I have a super simple, fast, and inexpensive project to share today – which is basically the best kind of project!

diy washi tape arrow magnets

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Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake {Guest Post}

I love recipes that are easy for potlucks and taste amazing too! Keri is sharing her fruit cocktail dump cake today and I think it is perfect for any upcoming fall event you have planned.

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Hi Just For Four readers! I am so excited to be here with you today! I am Keri and I blog over at Shaken Together where I am celebrating a creative life with easy recipes, seasonal crafts and fun gifts! Some of my favorites things are my hubby of almost 15 years, our two sports obsessed boys, our two quirky cats, chippy old wood, the color red, singing at the top of my lungs, lists and mason jars! And speaking of easy recipes, I can’t wait to share one with you!

Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake

Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake

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Poppyseed Lemonade Muffins {Guest Post}

One thing that blogging has brought me is an introduction to lots of other blogs and even actually meeting some of the faces behind those blogs. I got to meet Katie this past April and she is super sweet and so amazingly talented. I am so thrilled that she is here sharing her Poppyseed Lemonade Muffins with you all today.

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Hi Just Us Four readers!  I’m Katie from Made to be a Momma. Over at Made to be a Momma you will find everything from diy sewing tutorials, home decor, kids crafts and recipes.  One of my favorite things to do is to cook and bake for my family.  In my life my motto is “keep it simple.”  I don’t have time every night to cook a full course meal or spend countless hours in the kitchen.  One of go to “must-haves” to make dinner a bit more special is homemade rolls or muffins.  I especially like making muffins because they don’t require any time to rise like some recipes for rolls do.  I love all the variety of muffins there are- you can have sweet, spicy and even savory.  They can compliment any meal.

Poppyseed Lemonade Muffins

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Easy Apple Cake – Only 3 Ingredients! {Guest Post}

Easy recipes with only a few ingredients are always a hit in my house! Jamie is sharing her amazing easy apple cake with you today and I know you will be pinning this one to make over and over.
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With only 3 ingredients, this Easy Apple Cake is perfect for Fall Baking! #apples #fallbaking

With only 3 ingredients, this Easy Apple Cake is perfect for Fall Baking! #apples #fallbaking

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Healthy Chocolate Pudding {Guest Post}

You all know that I have a major sweet tooth. I also don’t have a desire to weigh 3000 lbs either though. Today’s post mixes satisfying my sweet tooth with being smart about my choices. Enjoy Tracey’s healthy chocolate pudding.
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Hello readers of Just Us Four! My name is Tracey and I blog over at  Just a Trace. I’m here taking over Shannah’s blog today to bring you one of my favourite healthy snacks. Before we get into the recipe, let me share a little bit about me. I’m a lifestyle blogger located in Canada, and I write a lot about weddings, dating and my random daily encounters with all things weird. So whether you’re looking for a DIY project, a healthy muffin recipe or you just want a good laugh, I hope you will stop by my corner of the internet and say hello. I’m a complete social media junkie, so you can also find me on Facebook, Twitter Instagram and Pinterest.

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Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake {Guest Post}

Are you craving cake? I am after looking at this amazing recipe from Sarah at All Things with Purpose. She’s here to share her blueberry lemon poke cake recipe today.

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Hi there! I’m Sarah from All Things with Purpose and I’m joining you today to share a fun dessert! I love simple, easy
recipes that can be thrown together in a pinch. Stop by sometime to see what we’ve got going on at All Things with Purpose. Maybe you’ve seen us around Pinterest.

Here are a few of our
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Here’s a variation of one  of my all time favorite cakes… the poke cake.
It’s moist, it’s  fruity, it is versatile. You can use different flavors of jello or  food coloring to fit any occasion. Here’s how I made this one,  combining two Summer favorites: Blueberries and Lemonade.

Blueberry Lemonade Poke Cake from All Things with Purpose for Just Us Four

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