Summer Celebration LINK PARTY

It’s A Summer Celebration LINK PARTY!

We’ve been celebrating summer all week by sharing brand new summer inspired projects. Now, it’s your turn! Link up your summer DIYs, home decor, food, and crafts. Any and all things SUMMER. Don’t have a blog? You can still party with us! Share photos of your summer projects on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #summercelebration

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Before we get to the party, check out these awesome summer projects!

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Reese’s Pretzel Bites [A Valentine's Day Treat]

Hey friends!

I’ve been whipping up some yummy treats to share.

It all started after Christmas when Matt asked me to make some yummy treat that a co-worker had brought in to work. He was going on and on about the salty sweet deliciousness. Well, I like salty sweet deliciousness so he didn’t have to ask me twice.

The originals were made with rolos but I spotted the cutest heart shaped Reese’s chocolates so I decided to change it up a bit.

And that proved to be the best idea E.V.E.R.

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Reeses Pretzel Bites So the deal with these little babies is really nothing fancy.

Line a cookie sheet with some parchment paper. Layout your mini pretzels. Unwrap all your Reese’s chocolate hearts and place them on top of the pretzels. Toss them in the oven on a low heat, like 300 degrees or so for about 1-3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them because you want them the chocolate to melt just enough that they stick nicely onto the pretzels but not too much that they lose their shape. Take them out just when the chocolate starts to glisten/look shiny and melty. Once they are out top the chocolate with an m&m. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for the Reese’s Pretzel Bites to set.

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We loveeeee these treats cool and right out of the freezer but they are fab at room temperature too! They would be really fun to package a couple in a treat bag for homemade Valentine’s Day gifts too! Enjoy!!

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Creative Connection Link Party 12/5

Welcome, friends! It’s party day! The blog world has been abuzz with holiday cheer so I’m looking forward to seeing all the great holiday inspiration!

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Before we dive into the party, here’s what your hostesses have been working on:

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 Turkey Sausage Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce / Christmas Book Advent 

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If this is your first time partying with us, welcome! Grab a button and check out the rules, below.

 

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Link Party!!’

Welcome back, friends! It’s our favorite day of the week! The day we get to see what YOU have been up to!

Before we get started, let’s check out what the Creative Connection ladies have been working on this week!

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Yarn Wrapped Wire Cupcake Topper by Becoming Martha

Perfect Pumpkin Wreath by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

Pumpkin Spice Latte by Chase the Star

DIY Wall Hook by Making Home Base

DIY Calendar Case and FREE Printables by Create.Craft.Love.

OK – let’s get this party started!!

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Link Party

Hi guys! You ready to party?

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I’m so excited to check our your projects this week! Before we get started, you’ll want to check out last week’s awesome fall features here.hosts week in reviewWe would also love for you to check out your hosts have been up to this week:

Scrabble Tile Art/Free Halloween Banner/Left Over Halloween Candy Treats/Cocktail Napkin Wall Art/ PB and Pretzel Brownies

birdsonawirebutton If it’s your first time partying with us grab a button and link up your original projects. We would love to feature you!

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Link Party!!

Hi friends! It’s my favorite day of the week! The day we get to see what all of you have been up to! Can’t wait to get inspired by all of YOUR craftiness!

But first, here’s what the Creative Connection gals have been up to this past week!

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35 Crafty Craft Supply Storage Ideas from Becoming Martha

Painted Kitchen Island from Chase the Star

Gothic Glam Halloween Mantel from Create.Craft.Love.

Coffee Filter Topiary from Making Home Base

Toddler Meal Tray from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

Ok everyone! Let’s get this party started!

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It’s All About Pumpkins: Creative Connection Features

Helloooo fall! Don’t you just love this time of year? The cool air, warm clothes, and pumpkin everything. Right? Our minds turn to pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving and pumpkin spice lattes. This week Jill rounded up 13 Pinterest Pleasing Pumpkin Recipes and Projects! Perfect pumpkin inspiration to swing you into fall.

13 Pinterest Pleasing Pumpkin Recipes and Projects via createcraftlove.com #pumpkin #pumpkinrecipes #pumpkindecor #features

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As always, please pin from the original source!

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Pumpkin Banana Bread from Treat and Trick

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Pumpkin Candy Vases by Yesterday on Tuesday

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Pumpkin Cookies from Twelve O Eight

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts from Teach Me How to Cookie

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes from Annie’s Noms

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Copper Painted Pumpkins from R&R Workshop

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Biscoff Cookie Pumpkin Bread from Will Cook For Smiles

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Curbside Table Turned into a Pumpkin from My Creative Days

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Confetti Pumpkins from Made in a Day

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Monogrammed Pumpkin from Creative Ramblings

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Pumpkin Gingerbread from Stockpiling Moms

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Orange Sweater Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin from Posed Perfection

Aren’t these projects and recipes just PEFECT for fall? Those industrial pumpkins! Swoon. I want to try them all!

If you were featured, be sure to grab a button!

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And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for our weekly link party! Starts at 7pm EST!

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The Creative Connection Link Party

Whoop! So glad you are here. Not only is is Thursday (Party Day), but it’s also my blog birthday! If you want, head over here and check out my favorite projects from the past year.

Time to party. I hope you all are ready to show off what you’ve been working on this week!

Before we dive into the party, check out what creative stuff we’ve been into this week.
The Creative Connection Week In Review

16 Apps Parents and Toddlers Love – Wait Til Your Father Get Home

Mini Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – Becoming Martha

Washi Tape Accent Wall - Making Home Base

DIY State Sign – Chase The Star

Bewitching Pumpkins – Create Craft Love

And we know you guys love creating just as much as we do so, show us what you got!

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8 Beautiful and Delicious Projects and Recipes

Hey hey! I hope you are having a great week so far. I’ve been having a blast going through the latest link party. You guys are super talented! It’s always a treat when I get to pick the party features!8 Beautiful and Delicious Projects and Recipes The Creative Connection FeaturesI was so inspired by all the projects but I narrowed it down to EIGHT of my favorites this week. The theme for this week’s features is awesomeness :)

So here are 8 beautiful projects and delicious recipes for you!76cd82529afb0457e4d34f007d84054eCChocolate Chip Cooke Butter via Kleinworth & Co.DSC_0016

Painted Wooden Bowls via Pies and Pugglesfall-garlandGlitter Fall Garland via Rain on a Tin Rooffall-table-12 Fall Tablescape via So Much Better With Agekitchen-update-5 Kitchen Update On A Budget via The Golden Sycamore8 Beautiful and Delicious Projects and Recipes The Creative Connection Features Pumpkin Caramel Blondies via Will Cook For Smiles

8 Beautiful and Delicious Projects and Recipes The Creative Connection Features The Best Ribs Recipe via Just A Girl and Her Blog1Fall-Apple-Harvest-Wreath-with-DIY-Mini-Chalkboard-Burlap-Bunting-at-thehappyhousie-1024x1024

Fall Wreath via The Happy Housie

Don’t you just want to go make every project and eat every recipe? Me too!

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And I’ll see you all back here tomorrow at 7 pm EST for another awesome party! I can’t wait!

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15 Must Make Makeovers [The Creative Connection Features]

hello hello! Ready for this week’s BOMB features?  I’m so excited to show off our faves from last week. Once again you guys floored us with your talent! Ready to check out the 15 rockin’ projects Sarah chose?

15 Must Make Makeovers via The Creative Connection

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Honeycomb Side Table – Design, Dining, + Diapers

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Reupholstery Tutorial – Tiny Sidekick

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Striped Clothespins – R&R Workshop

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Craft Table from Expedit Shelves – de Jong Dream House

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Duck Tape Clipboard – That’s What Che Said

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Milk Paint Nightstand – The Golden Sycamore

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Ikea Bed Transformation – Design, Dining, + Diapers

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Dipped Bentwood Chair – Pies & Puggles

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Lamp Makeover – The Happy Housie

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Pumpkin Sweater Vase – Posed Perfection

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Pallet Garden Wall – The First Year

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Deer Head Chess Piece – Rain on a Tin Roof

15 Must Make Makeovers via The Creative Connection

Decoupage Vase – DIY Dreamer

15 Must Make Makeovers via The Creative Connection

Vintage Fan Makeover – Front Forty Farm

15 Must Make Makeovers via The Creative Connection

Berry Basket Calendar – Endlessly Inspired

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Don’t forget to snag a button if you were featured!

Don’t you feel inspired? I sure do! And I’ll feel even more inspired tomorrow after you link up your awesome work from this past week. Barbara is picking the features next week, so make sure you bring it ;)

See you tomorrow at 7 pm EST!!

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The Creative Connection Link Party 8/1

Summer is beginning to wind down and many are gearing up for back to school!

Although, I’m still holding on to every last little bit.

How about you?

Let’s try not to think about that and take a look back at what The Creative Connection gals were up this past week before we open this week’s party!

Week in Review

Celebration Birthday Wreath @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

Upholstered Foot Stool @ Making Home Base

Twine & Monogram Wreath @ Becoming Martha

Updated Gallery Wall @ Chase the Star

Princess Tote Bag @ Create.Craft.Love

If you love any of our recent projects, be sure to stop by and say hello, new visitors are always welcome :)

Or how about following all of us on one of our absolute favorite social media channels, Instagram!

Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

Making Home Base

Chase the Star

Create.Craft.Love

 

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Here’s the scoop! I’m guest hosting The Scoop!

Welcome to The Scoop
The weekly link party that features the scoop on the best posts from around the web.
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As always, add your link to our blog and it automatically shows up on 5 amazing blogs. 
More exposure + less time = win win!
 
We are Linsey from Farmhouse Porch, Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch
Samantha from Crafty Texas Girls and Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Jane
 
Each week we highlight one of our favorite bloggers as a special guest host.
 This week, please welcome Chelsea from “Making Home Base”. 

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Hi new friends! I’m Chelsea. 
 I’m so excited that these sweet ladies asked me to guest co-host this fantastic party! 
I blog over at Making Home Base, my little space where I share a bit of everything from crafts and home decor to recipes and even a glimpse of my military life. As a military family living in base housing, decorating can be a challenge. My blog started because I was on a mission to make my bland base house and home base for my family.
 
 Chalkboard Painted TrayWhen you visit the blog, you’ll see my craft and home decor projects, like this chalkboard tray.

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Spring Cleaning MEGA Giveaway Winners

Happy weekend guys and gals! I’m so excited to share with you the TEN lucky winners of our Spring Cleaning MEGA Giveaway!

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If your name is listed below be sure you check your email RIGHT AWAY!

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You have until Monday night at 11:59 pm to claim your prize! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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Valentine’s Day Floating Heart Wall Art

Can I just tell you? I am so excited for Valentine’s Day! My house is a bit bare ever since taking down my Christmas decorations. It needs some sparkle! So I’m going all out for Valentine’s Day. Honestly, I haven’t done too much decorating for Valentine’s previously, just a couple hearts here and there (and of course heart shaped pancakes for the hubby) but now that I have Miss P, I’m going to make it a perfect holiday of love for her!heart wall art making home base

So here goes my first craft of Valentine’s Day folks! I’m so excited to share my Floating Heart Wall Art. This fun piece is made using a recycled picture frame, some hearts cut out of card stock, twine, and good ole hot glue. Ready to see how it’s made?makinghomebase heart frame

When I was pregnant with my daughter my husband and I picked up tons of frames at thrifts stores to refinish and potentially use in her nursery gallery wall, you can see that here. We have lots of frames left over. This one was an ugly gold frame, and we just spray painted it white. It’s perfect for this project.

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The first thing I did was lay out my hearts in the frame to position them the way I wanted. I didn’t really get too technical with it, just laid them out. Then I laid the string over top and started gluing. I glued two heart cut outs together that way if they get turned around you don’t see the string or glob of glue on the back side. Lastly, I glued the strings in place onto the frames. Simple as that!

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I love the little bit of aqua in there. So fun for Valentine’s Day! So tell me…have you started working on Valentine’s Day projects yet?

Get inspired with more Valentine’s Day ideas:

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Valentine's Day Decor: Valentine's Day Wreath

Valentine’s Day Wreath

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Tin Ceiling Tiles Wall Art

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I want to share with you my vintage ceiling tiles wall art.

A few weeks back while my mom was in town visiting, we stumbled into this awesome architectural salvage shop. They had anything you could dream of from old rustic solid wood doors, to gorgeous brass door knobs, to old vintage ceiling tiles.

These little babies were $8.00 each. I honestly thought they looked perfect just the way they were. If I didn’t have such stark white walls I would have hung them up just like that. I love that you can see the tin showing through and little bit of rust around the edges. It just screams vintage. I spray painted them navy and grey and that really allowed them to stand out.

To hang them up I just hot glued some sawtooth hangers to the back. I love the way they turned out. These little vintage pieces really give the room a great look. Have you come across any great vintage pieces? Tell me about it!

Linking up to these great parties: The Shabby Nest, I Heart Nap Time, Making The World Cuter, Tatertots and Jello, Not Just A Housewife, Cherished Bliss, House of Hepworths, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, 52 Mantels, The 36th Avenue, Skip To My Lou, Yesterday on Tuesday, Somewhat Simple, Happy Hour Projects, The Frugal Girls, Happy Hour, 504 Main, My Repurposed Life

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Introductions

Hi there! I’m so excited to welcome you to Making Home Base. Before I dive in and go show you all the things I’ve been working on, I want to give a proper introduction. I’m Chelsea, a wife and stay at home mama. I’ve been married to my navy husband for six great years and we have an adorable four month old little girl. I have a serious passion for all things crafty. You can typically find me sewing a quilt, finding a way to make something old new again, or helping my husband paint furniture.

As a military family, we have moved A LOT in the last few years. We absolutely love this life and have lived in some wonderful places. Hawaii and Washington, DC are a couple of the places we’ve called home in the last few years. We are finally starting to settle into our new home and expect to be here a while so I’m excited to get going on my long list of diy and craft projects.

I want this blog to be an inspiration for those like me, who are living in a home that might have decorative limitations. We live  in military base housing, and while they have come a long way, it’s still stark white walls, ugly tile, and fluorescent lighting. Even if you can’t relate to the  ugly tile (which I hope you can’t – it’s bad!),  hopefully you will still be inspired. I look forward to connecting with others who share my passion for being a military spouse, being a mom, creating, and crafting, and anything in between.

Thanks for being here. I’m excited to get started. I can’t wait to share with you peaks and valleys in my mission to making this base house our home base.

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