Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Features}

It’s Thursday….my day to share my favorite links from the Wednesday Pinterest Favorites link party.  Here they are, in no particular order.

Ways to uses for Cookie Cutters  {i started following this board.  you should see the great ways to use cookie cutters.  below are two of my favorites from her board}

Yarn Wrapped Letter from Too Pooses Mooses {each week, she posts a project she makes that is inspired by something she found on Pinterest….one project at a time, right?  these are on my “to do” list, too}

Polaroid Wall from Sisters What {this caught my eye because it would be a fun party decor for an anniversary or birthday party}

Thank you all so much for linking up each week.  I hope to see more ideas next week!

Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Winter Wreaths}

Welcome to Wednesday Pinterest Favorites! The weekly link party where you can share your sewing projects, crafts, DIY tutorials, and anything else “pin spired” or “pin worthy”. To link up, please do the following:

1. Include a Wednesday Pinterest Favorites Button OR a text link back to My Favorite Finds
2. Please link directly to the post you are sharing.
3. Please know that I appreciate you sharing every week {and you might be featured.}

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I’m just going to tell you straight ouf of the gate that my door is not adorne with a really cute winter wreath.  Do I want it to be?  Yes.  Is it….no.  I’m thinking it’ll be spring before I make one.  But, for today’s Wednesday Pinterest Favorites, I’m showing you what I’ve pinned for some wreath inspiration.

Silver and White Winter Wreath from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Green Monogram Wreath from Look What I Did

Grapevine and Felt Rose Wreath from Somewhere in the Middle



Snowball Wreath from Two Junk Chickx

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Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Winter Wreaths}

Welcome to Wednesday Pinterest Favorites! The weekly link party where you can share your sewing projects, crafts, DIY tutorials, and anything else “pin spired” or “pin worthy”. To link up, please do the following:

1. Include a Wednesday Pinterest Favorites Button OR a text link back to My Favorite Finds
2. Please link directly to the post you are sharing.
3. Please know that I appreciate you sharing every week {and you might be featured.}

One Artsy Mama
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I’m just going to tell you straight ouf of the gate that my door is not adorne with a really cute winter wreath.  Do I want it to be?  Yes.  Is it….no.  I’m thinking it’ll be spring before I make one.  But, for today’s Wednesday Pinterest Favorites, I’m showing you what I’ve pinned for some wreath inspiration.

Silver and White Winter Wreath from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Green Monogram Wreath from Look What I Did

Grapevine and Felt Rose Wreath from Somewhere in the Middle



Snowball Wreath from Two Junk Chickx

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Must Try Monday {Features}

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It’s time again for me to share my favorite recipes that were linked up to Must Try Mondays!

Here they are, in no particular order……

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins from Sweet Mornings {I love this combo in a cookie…muffins have to be good, too}

Peanut Butter Popcorn from What’s Cooking Love? {this one went straight to my Peanut Butter and Chocolate pinboard}

Broccoli Cheddar Potatoes from the Adirondack Chick {I think this is a good alternative for a meatless dinner night}

Chocolate Hazelnut Nougat Cookies from White Lights on Wednesday {just the word “nougat” screams yum!}

Thank you all for linking up and joining the party!  I love it and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

Menu Plan Week of January 29

Menu Plan Week of January 29

I know that some people are starting the year with menu planning as one of their goals to be more organized.  Yay for you!  I want to encourage you to continue doing so, and then to encourage others to do so.  If you haven’t started menu planning, one of the easiest ways to get started is a pencil and paper….and 5 of your family’s favorite recipes!  Before you know it, you’ll be planning on a weekly basis and feeling more relaxed at meal time.

Sunday:  Pizza {Sunday is always our pizza night}
Tuesday:  Chili/Beer Bread
Wednesday:  Pasta/Olive Garden Breadsticks/Green Beans
Thursday:  Potato Chowder
Friday:  Pork Roast {in the crockpot}/Cheesey Potatoes/Broccoli
Saturday:  Leftovers

Must Try Monday {Cinnamon Coffee Cake}

Must Try Monday {Cinnamon Coffee Cake}

Welcome to Must Try Monday! The weekly link party where you can share your favorite recipes…those that everyone “must try”. To link up, please to the following:

1. Include a Must Try Monday OR a text link back to My Favorite Finds. {if you need help with this, let me know :)}
2. Please link directly to the recipe you are sharing.
3. Please know that I appreciate you sharing every week {and you might be featured!}

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My Must Try Monday recipe this week comes from Barbara Bakes.  I can’t tell you how AWESOME this Coffee Cake.  You need to stop over to her site and see her picture…hers is drizzled in a yummy frosting….it looks sooo good!  I love using sour cream in recipes because of the moist factor that it provides.  This is so easy to make, and most of the ingredients I typically have on hand.  I choose to not drizzle mine….but I’m sure I will someday.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake {adapted from Barbara Bakes}

Ingredients:
1 cup soft butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups low fat sour cream
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions: 
1.  Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and granulated sugar together.   Add the vanilla, eggs, baking soda, and salt.
3.  Add the flour and sour cream, alternating between the two.
4.  In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon.  This is the filling.

5.  Grease a bundt cake pan, and add 1/3 of the cake batter.  Then, sprinkle some of the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture on it.  Continue layering the cake batter and brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
6.  Bake for 60-65 minutes.

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Saturday’s Summary

Saturday's Summary
It’s the weekend!  That means a summary for the blog happenings this week :).
Sugar Bee Crafts~~Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts let me choose this week’s features from her Take a Look Tuesday Link party.  Thanks, Mandy!
Lisa’s Craft Blog~~I guest posted my Hall Closet Organization over at Lisa’s Craft Blog.  You’ll love my “secret” organizing weapon.

Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Features}~~This Command Center from A Mom Knows inspired my feature for this week’s link party.  There are some other great Valentine’s Day ideas featured, as well.

Must Try Monday Link Party~~The “must try” recipe I featured this week was my version of a Light Chicken Parmesan.  There are some great recipes linked up..and the party’s still open!
Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Command Centers}~~After A Mom Knows linked up her command center, I shared some “pinned” ideas with you all.  I’d love to see your crafts and other projects.  The party’s still open!

Tasty Tuesday~Add these Pretzel Bites to your Superbowl party table.  I also saw on Beauty and Bedlam a Beer Cheese Dip recipe…I think it would be GREAT with these Pretzel Bites. 
Thanks for stopping by My Favorite Finds this week!  Also, a big XOXOXO to all the new followers who are joining on FB and via Google Friend Connect.  Welcome!

Wednesday Pinterest Favorites {Features}

After my forgetfulness of last week’s features, I’m on it this week!  I felt so bad forgetting to publish my features post!

This link party is growing, and the creativity is so fun!  Thanks so much for linking up each week!  I love picking favorites to feature.  As always, they aren’t in any particular order…..just projects and ideas that caught my eye!

Command Center Idea from A Mom Knows {I really need to make one of these for our house!}

Hearts on a String Garland from Sisters What {my favorite thing about this is the fabric, and great variety of colors}

Valentine’s Day Mantel from Tales of a Trophy Wife {I never thought to put vinyl on our mantel!}

Melty Bread Bowls from Breezy Pink Daisies {in my mind for small office/craft supplies}

Thank you, again, to everyone who links up.  Spread the word!  The more inspiration, the better :).

Hall Closet Organization

Good Thursday morning!  I am guest posting over at Lisa’s Craft Blog today.  I am sharing how I 
organized our hall coat closet with one inexpensive and easy tool…head over there to check it out!


…and here is my second organizing {weapon}
The two year old helper :)

And, while you’re “out and about” in the blog world, head over to Sugar Bee Crafts.  I got to choose some features from her Take a Look Tuesday Weekly Link Party.

Must Try Monday {Favorites}

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You know I’m loving these weekly link parties.  Between Must Try Monday and Wednesday Pinterest Favorites, my site is hoppin’ with good eats and creativity!  How fun!

Seriously, my favorite thing about hosting link parties is getting to choose features for the following Thursday!

Here they are, in no particular order….

Peanut Butter Bars from Young Living Oil Lady

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread from Crumbs and Chaos

Cinnamon French Toast Bake from What’s Cooking Love

Cheerios Snack Mix from ItsyBitsy Paper Blog 

Homemade Pita Chip Shapes from Yummy Inspirations

Thank you all so much for linking up each week!  I look forward to see what’s going on in your kitchens next week!