Monday Funday

 

Welcome to Monday Funday! We are so happy you have joined us…

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The Monday Funday Link Party is an 8 blog party where you can share your latest creativity including: diy projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all EIGHT of the blogs below, pretty awesome, huh?!

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Setting for Four

This week’s features were chosen by Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon Designs

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Hey Y’all we are thrilled to have you at the Monday Funday 8 blog link party! We would love to have you follow along with us…

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Have we told you how much we absolutely adore fall? The cooler weather, and crisp air is a welcome change from the hot, humid summers here in the south. We had a blast going through all the links from last week’s party. You can tell y’all are ready for fall!

So we chose 10 Simple Fall Decorating Ideas…

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1. Glittered Monogram Pumpkin by Unoriginal Mom

2. Autumn Chalkboard Printable Art from Three Little Kittens

3. Bean Pumpkin from Delineate Your Dwelling

4. Wool Felted Acorn Garland by Thistlewood Farms

5. Fall Chalkboard Printable from A Blissful Nest

6. Colorful Fabric Wreath by Directions Not Included

7. Fabric Covered Milk Junk Pumpkin from House on the Way

8. Burlap and Wood Fall Wreath by Finding Home

9. Be Grateful Pallet Art from View from the Fridge

10. Fall Hutch by Remodelando la Casa

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A huge thank you!to everyone who linked up with us last week! If you were featured today or throughout the week on our social media accounts, please grab a featured button!

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  • Please link to a specific post on your blog, no Etsy shops. Also please click through to the tutorial and pin from the original source!
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Adding Stripes to Spaces Clipboard!

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Hey everyone!

Do you remember when I renovated our front porch and added stripes this summer?

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Well, I’m still loving the stripes,

and I’ve teamed up with some other Hometalk bloggers to bring you some of the best ways to add stripes to any space.

You can see all the projects on my Hometalk Clipboard called Spaces with Stripes!

So what is Hometalk?

Hometalk is a community of home owners, renters and pros, sharing and helping  with home and gardening. Most of the DIY home and garden bloggers I know are part of Hometalk. Probably most of the ones you know are too!

So check out Hometalk for some great tutorials and DIY ideas. You can even ask questions!

You can follow my personal projects on Hometalk and check out so many other’s DIY home and garden ideas!

I hope you’re all having a great week!

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Monday Funday

Hey everyone!

So glad you joined us for the link-up!

This week I shared my “Healthy and Inexpensive” Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe knock-off. I love this one. It may save you your wallet and pants size!

Are you enjoying any fall weather where you are?

I hope so. We are finally getting some cool days around here, and it’s wonderful!

Now…on to the party!

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The Monday Funday Link Party is an 8 blog party where you can share your latest creativity including: diy projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all EIGHT of the blogs below, pretty awesome, huh?!

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said ~ Creatively Living ~ Club Chica Circle ~ A Night Owl Blog ~ Setting for Four

This week’s features were picked by Jamie of C.R.A.F.T. & Really Awesome Costumes!

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Oh and don’t forget to follow C.R.A.F.T. in social media land…

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It’s September which means that I am officially allowed to talk about Halloween without people looking at me like I’m nuts, ha! I love handmade costumes so much that I started another site called Really Awesome Costumes dedicated to well… just that… really awesome handmade costumes! One of my all time favorite costumes, is our family of 3 costume last year (I was pregnant)! I love a quick, easy DIY costume like grandpa, tourist, or an American Idol contestant! Speaking of quick, I picked 10 quick-ish crafts to feature from last week’s party! A contact paper heart made out of triangles… love!

10 quick crafts C.R.A.F.T.

 

1. Contact paper heart // 2. Lamp makeover // 3. Doll pin wreath // 4. Utensil caddy // 5. Rag banner 6. Deer string art // 7. Stamped canvas shoes // 8. Thankful printable // 9. Starburst mirror // 10. Football treat bags //

A huge thank you!to everyone who linked up with us last week! If you were featured today or throughout the week on our social media accounts, please grab a featured button!

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A few things to remember:

  • Please link to a specific post on your blog, no Etsy shops. Also please click through to the tutorial and pin from the original source!
  • By linking up to Monday Funday you are giving the 8 blogs, listed above, the right to feature one of your photos on all of our SM outlets and blogs.
  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in Monday Funday!
  • We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!



Cheap and Healthy DIY Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte…. (Yes! It’s possible!)

Fall is in the air, and the first trimester blahs are starting to pass, so this week I decided I would get back to healthy eating!

I figured it would be a good time to re-post this awesome healthified version of Starbuck’s beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Attn: Starbucks addicts!!!

Rest easy this fall….

even though the Pumpkin Spice Latte is now available, you can keep your $ in your wallet and your pants size in your closet!

I have the BEST Pumpkin Spice Latte syrup recipe…..and my “healthified” version, which (let’s be honest) is not the best, but is a close second.

I am a pretty thrifty person, but I do have a weakness……purchasing copius amounts of caffeine!

Yes, cheap-o me! I pay too much for a legal addictive stimulant!

Coffee and Jesus are how I function!

Really, I can stay away from Starbucks most the year….except for fall, when the Pumpkin Spice Latte comes out!

But this year will be different (and I’m sure my husband is thankful)

because a couple weeks ago, my friend Lindsey sent me a link to the best tasting Starbuck’s knock-off syrup I’ve ever tried.

Confections of a Foodie Bride Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup.

This stuff is seriously that good…..so good that I know I can save a lot of money NOT buying my beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.

However…..the first day I made it, I drank a lot of homemade lattes (notice I didn’t write that amount…ya , the number is that embarrassing),

and that’s when I decided that although it saved me money, having to buy new pants to fit into wouldn’t– and that I’d better come up with a healthier version!

So….

If you don’t have any problems keeping you’re weight down, and you like to ingest absurd amounts of sugar, you can go to the link above….it’s pretty much like fall heaven.

But….if you’re like me and looking at lattes causes you to gain a pound, then I have a healthier version for you below.

I actually have two versions: One is an all-natural version and one is a low-cal version:

All Natural Pumpkin Spice Sauce (my fave):

* 1 1/4 cups water

* 3/4 cup Agave Nectar (I purchase this in the bulk food section of our super market, but you can also find it at any health food store)

* 3 Cinnamon Sticks

* 1/2 tsp of ginger

*1/2 tsp of ground cloves

* 1 tsp of nutmeg

(or if you’re lazy like me and that is too many ingredients, just shake on some all spice until you’re happy with it)

* 3 Tbs of canned pumpkin —or if you’re a go-gether, then use real pumpkins and puree

Low-Cal Version

* 1 cup water

* 3/4 cup Splenda

* 3 Cinnamon Sticks

* 1/2 tsp of ginger

*1/2 tsp of ground cloves

* 1 tsp of nutmeg

(or again, if you’re lazy like me and that is too many ingredients, just shake on some all spice until you’re happy with it)

* 3 Tbs of canned pumpkin

The recipe creator (link above) has different instructions, but am into “quick cooking”, so I threw all my ingredients together in a pan, waited for it to boil a bit while I stirred it and that was it…(still delicious)!

How to make the latte

Make some VERY strong coffee….

NOTE: To get strong coffee,  I take the leftover breakfast coffee (probably around 2-3 cups), and pour it back in the coffee maker (instead of water), add some grounds to the ones that were already used and re-brew. This makes awesomely strong coffee!

Use around 5 tbps of it (or so they suggest….I use more)

6-8 oz skim milk (for the low-cal version) -or- unsweetened coconut milk (for the all-natural version)

Heat the milk.

* note: the coconut milk is awesome, because it’s thicker than regular milk, it’s my preferred choice.

2-3 Tbps Pumpkin Spice Syrup —-or more if you like it sweet like I do.

Mix together, and add a little whipping cream, or a sprinkle of cinnamon is you want (the cream part isn’t low cal).

Enjoy!!!

Monday Funday

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the link up!

Ahhh! I realize I’m posting this late! I had it all ready to go and then I was driving my son to a friend’s house, when I saw a clawfoot bathtub on the side of the road a block from my house!

Well, of course I had to stop and get it…..it still had the claw feet and everything!

I guess I got a little distracted….

Anyways, this week I posted on my Urban Garden progress.

You can click on the link to read all about it’s craziness, but for now

…on to the party!

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Urban Garden …out of control!

Do you remember the Urban Garden I made from free Craigslist Junk?

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…and my Free Flower Box Garden Art?

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Well, I figured it was time to give you a quick update on it all.

I’ve been so sick the past two months (I’m pregnant if you haven’t heard), that I put my 8 yr old in charge of watering the garden, and my 5 yr old in charge of picking the produce, so as you can imagine…..it’s gotten a little out of control.

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Monday Funday

The Monday Funday Link Party is a 8 Blog Party where you can share your latest creativity…DIY projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs. What a great way to grow your blog!

Monday Funday Link Party at thatswhatchesaid.net

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The Farm…

 Hey all,

If you follow along on this blog, you’ll know I’ve pretty much taken the last month off.

I’ve been busy…..creating something special.

…a baby!

Between broken computers, exhaustion and nausea, I’ve taken a little R & R.

In all honesty, it’s been tough to get off the couch!

I’m sure I’ll be posting more about all of this later, but for now, here are some pics of  “The Farm”.

We spent the last weekend there. It’s such a beautiful time of year.

I thought I would try to capture a bit of the farm nostalgia for you.

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Monday Funday

Hey all!

Welcome to the party!

This was was the last week in my month long blogging vaca.

I’m excited to share with you tomorrow what I’ve been up to!

Until then, let’s see what you’ve been up to!

The Monday Funday Link Party is a 8 Blog Party where you can share your latest creativity…DIY projects, crafts, and recipes! You can link up once and your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs. What a great way to grow your blog!

Monday Funday Link Party at thatswhatchesaid.net

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Monday Funday!

Welcome to the Monday Funday Link Party!

It’s Time to Party!

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