Making Monday [#14]

Welcome to this week’s Making Monday link party.  

We’re so excited to see what you’ve been up to this week.

Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away.  Are you getting ready?

The party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people.
Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers.
By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs,
be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!

This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs.
We love that you’re here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!

We also pin to our Making Monday pinterest board and we’d love to have you follow along!
This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!

Wanna know what your hostesses have been up to lately?
Check out these links: 

Faux Weathered Wood from Kitchen Table Art

Sloppy Joe PizzaSloppy Joe Pizza on a Whole Wheat Crust from A Bright and Beautiful Life

These are the fantastic features from last week’s party chosen by Lori:


#1.  Kate at I Heart Eating is sharing her Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Cake with Salted Buttercream Frosting. This cake has four layers each of the cake and frosting and is topped with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and chopped pecans.  It not only looks delicious, it’s pretty, too.

#2.  Hop on over to Krystal’s Kitsch for these Free Place Setting Card Printables.  Krystal shares some of her Thanksgiving Table Ideas, a recipe, and these gorgeous place setting cards.

MakingMondayFeature14Collage-2#3.  Helena from Helena Haakt made these oh-so-cute Paper Mache Moose Ornaments.  This is such a cute idea and could be used for any shape ~ I’m making plans to use some of my cookie cutters for this project.

#4.  This Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bundt Cake from Mommy on Demand looks as moist and delicious as she describes it.  She says it’s the best zucchini anything she has ever made.  I’m definitely going to be making this cake.


#5.  Here we have a Flaky and Fabulous Cream Cheese Pie Crust shared by Leilani from Keeping Up With Mrs. Smith.  She gives us a good tutorial and ends her post with a summary that describes it as a buttery/flaky/good textured/beautiful pie crust.  I thought I had a great pie crust recipe but I’m trying this one the next time I bake a pie {which will be next week}.

#6.  I want my hubby to make me a {Dessert} Buffet Table like this one.  Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles found one that she liked on pinterest and had her husband build one for her.  Then she used a staining technique that I’ve never heard of before.  She makes the whole thing look easy.  Her table looks fantastic.


#7.  We’ve probably all had to deal with furniture dents so here is a remedy.  Noreen at Crafty Journal shows us How to Remove Furniture Dents from Carpet.  It’s so simple and we will never have to live with them again.

#8.  Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,  Who’s the Fairest of Us All?  Carrie at A Mother’s Shadow has written a beautiful and sometimes humorous post addressing the habits that may be hindering us and keeping us from reaching our full potential.  As I read it I learned a thing or two about myself and what I can change to become the best possible me.

We thank each of you fabulous ladies for linking up and sharing with us.
Hopefully they will inspire all of us to get ready for Thanksgiving!
Be sure to grab a button if you were featured.
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And for all of the other fabulous projects that we couldn’t fit as a feature be sure
to grab a link party button.
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Now lets get this party started!


 ~ Lori
Have the best day ever.

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33 Responses to Making Monday [#14]

  1. Robyn @ simply fresh dinners November 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Thanks for hosting, Lori and Gracie. Have a great week!

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

      Thanks for coming, Robyn. I’m eager to see what you shared today.

  2. Mommy on Demand November 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Thanks for hosting ladies and for featuring my bundt cake. Have a great Monday!

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

      You’re so welcome. It looks delicious. Thanks for linking up.

  3. Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents November 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Thanks for hosting!

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      You’re welcome, Stacy. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

  4. Helena November 18, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring my paper mache moose ornaments.

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      You’re welcome, Helena. Its such a great project and your moose look especially cute.

  5. Kathy @ Melding Magic November 18, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Thanks for hosting, ladies. Have a fun week!

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      Thanks for coming and sharing, Kathy. It’s always fun to see what new things you share with us.

  6. Maureen November 18, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Thank you for featuring my (dessert) buffet table!! So happy you liked it!

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

      Like it? I LOVE it!

  7. Carrie November 18, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    I appreciate so much that my post, “You ARE Beautiful” was featured. What an honor to be a part of your blog. Thank you for the party and the great ideas I get here each week.

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

      Thank you, Carrie. Your blog inspires me to be better.

  8. LittleOwlCrunchyMomma November 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Thanks for the blog hop!


    So delicious and so much better for you!

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

      Oh, I’m so glad. I can hardly wait to make these. In fact, maybe I’ll go do it right now! Thanks for your recipe and for sharing it here.

  9. Winnie November 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Thank you Lori for the invite!! 🙂
    I’m happy to join your party

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      Oh, Winnie, I’m so glad you came and shared. Everything you make looks lovely and delicious.

  10. Christine November 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Hi Lori, thanks for inviting me to your party. My first time here….your newest follower! Christine from Little Brags

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

      Well, welcome, Christine. I’m so glad you came by to share your talents with us. We appreciate you.

  11. Rhonda November 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Thanks for the invite. I am so happy to join your link party. I love the look of your blog! I linked up my “Van Gogh Inspired Art” and my, “Upcycled Coupon Organizer”. See you next week! Rhonda (

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

      Rhonda, I’m so glad you made time to stop by and share your projects. I hope everyone loves your Van Gogh Inspired Art as much as I do.

  12. Laureen Fox November 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Hi Lori,

    Thanks for the invite to join the party. Wow there sure is lots of inspiration linked up here 🙂


    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

      Laureen, I’m so glad you came and shared your apple cobbler with us. I’m eager to make it.

  13. Krystal November 19, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Thank you SO much for the feature!

    • Lori November 19, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      It was my pleasure, Krystal. Thanks for sharing your place setting cards with us.

  14. Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines November 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Thanks so much for the invite~ I’m happy to be here:) Lynn

    • Lori November 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

      You’re welcome, Lynn. Thank you for sharing here ~ we appreciate you.


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