fantastic features & party faves 11.1.12

November already?!  Not to freak us all out, but Thanksgiving is just weeks away and Christmas just after that!  PHEW! 

Just in case you missed what was shakin’ at my place this week …

  • I introduced you to The Country Barrel – and a GIVEAWAY!!  Head over to enter for a few more days!!
  • And baked a batch of sweetly spiced  pumpkin spice sugar cookies!
  • I got crafty and made fantastically fuzzy pom pom flowers – with a fork!
  • Starting next week, there will be a series of six amazing guest posters sharing a meaningful way to make your holidays handmade!  Check back each Tuesday for a new post!

And now, enough about me … let’s focus on you!!  This week’s party was fabulous, but it’s what I’ve come to expect from you guys ;)  You are rock stars, for sure!  I think I forgot to mention it last week, but I will be pinning all of our party faves on Pinterest and I’ll start sharing a few entries during the week on Facebook!  

This week, I thought I would feature the most viewed links … So, here are your top 10 girls, America!  (Anyone else hear that in Cat Deely’s voice from SYTYCD?!)

How about homemade Butterfinger bars (who knew?!) from the talented ladies over at Six Sisters’ Stuff?!  Yum and double yum!

We must have had a sweet tooth, because up next is this delightful looking graham cracker candy from SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl!

Not sure how you guys knew, but you did!  Cheesecake – like this Pagliacci’s NY style cheesecake shared by Jenn’s Random Scraps - is my favorite dessert!  Thanks!
And now, so we can burn off all those calories, A Grace Full Life shows us how to remodel a master bathroom on a budget!  LOVE the floors!!
And since you’ve worked so hard, we deserve a treat!  Like the frozen cranberry pineapple salad from The Eaze of Freeze!  This has holidays written all over it!
And you are not afraid to get your hands dirty and play … with this super cool sparkly dough shared by Wonky Wonderful!  Change up the colors for Thanksgiving to keep the kiddos busy before dinner is served!
And you’ve worked up an appetite again … whip up this festive Halloween snack mix with your leftover Halloween candy!  (I know, WHAT leftover Halloween candy, ha ha!)  Call Me PMc has the recipe over at her place!
We are all mad for mason jars … especially this awesome mason jar light shared by The Creekline House.  Check out her tip/update if you want to DIY :)
And I agree, we would be remiss to let these buttery, flaky croissants go buy without a mention!  Check out the recipe over at Sweet Boutique!  They look amazing!
And now that we have all these fabulous new recipes and treats to try, we’ll need the menu planning information and printables that Love to be Busy was gracious enough to share!
I must say… you all have pretty great taste!  I’m going to have to let you do this more often!!  If you were a featured party fave, grab a button and post it proudly!!


Hope to see you back here tomorrow for the next {what’s shakin’ link party}!!

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  1. Yay! Thank you so much for featuring the bath! It is my most fave project to date so this is just the icing on top! Thanks again!!

  2. Thanks for the feature, I appreciate it! Have a wonderful day :)

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  4. I nearly fell off my chair just now, seeing that cheesecake up there! Thanks to everyone for checking it out, I seem to be in good company :)
    And of course, thanks to Keri for hosting!

  5. Thanks for featuring my menu plan. It’s one of my favorites parts of my week (strange, I know) so I’m glad others found it useful! Thanks for hosting!

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