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What to do Weekends Party #209

Welcome to the WEEKEND PARTY

You are my INSPIRATION!!

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!!

Quilted Sweetheart Pillow by Glue Sticks Blog

Quilted Sweetheart Pillow Tutorial

Try to follow your hostesses in some way...

You can connect with Theresa right here Shoestring Elegance
You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode

Please stop by Theresa's blog and see if you are featured this week!

If you were featured you may want to snag our party button.



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*Disclaimer: Please note, by joining What to do Weekends and providing a link to the party you are giving us permission to use our photos to promote the party on all Social Media Outlets, as well as, here on the Blog. All links and/or photos shared will be linked either directly back to the original Blog or to the Link Party.*

Organizing Station from Deanie's Stash


How to Print on Book Pages by Simply September


Pom Pom Bedskirt by Real Coake

What a cute DIY bed skirt ! Simple, easy and inexpensive sewing project for the home to make an alternative for beds that can't have a traditional bed skirt.






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Valentine Cupcake Paper Fun

Valentine Cupcake Paper Fun

This was one of the most fun projects I've done for my blog in a long time. Working with the pretty pink, Valentine cupcake papers was delightful.


Cupcake papers filled with candy

Cupcakes and cupcake papers - a short history. 

Actually, I found that the cupcake itself originated somewhere between the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th century. The big stone ovens were known to have "hot" spots and cakes would burn on one side before the other side was cooked so they started cooking cakes in small ramekins or cups that would cook quickly and more evenly. The other reason for the "cup" cake is that there was a standardized recipe such as: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour and 1 tablespoon of soda... this helped the bakers to remember a recipe easily.

However, sometimes these little cakes would stick to the little ramekins and bakers started lining the pans with aluminum foil. The first cupcake paper liners were made on the same machines that were used to create artillery shells for the war. They weren't much to look at but they kept the little cakes from sticking to the baking cups. Of course, today, there are lots of very pretty cupcake papers which brings me to my post using Valentine cupcake papers for a little personal party with friends or kids/grands, etc.


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What to do Weekends Party #208

Welcome to the WEEKEND PARTY

You are my INSPIRATION!!

Banana Bread Granola by Courtney's Cookbook

{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan} Start your day with a bowl of this crunchy banana bread granola! Made without butter, oil, or refined sugar, it's all the flavor of banana bread in delicious granola form!

23 Ways to Save BIG by Little House Living

Healthy Foods on a Budget - 23 Tips to Save Big! Little House Living
30 Minute Family Meal Idea by The Country Chic Cottage

Your family will love this 30 minute family meal idea! A great supper in just minutes!

Winter Scrub by My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings



Try to follow your hostesses in some way...

You can connect with Theresa right here Shoestring Elegance
You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
If you were featured you may want to snag our party button.



Please do FOLLOW our PARTY BOARD. We pin many links each week.

*Disclaimer: Please note, by joining What to do Weekends and providing a link to the party you are giving us permission to use our photos to promote the party on all Social Media Outlets, as well as, here on the Blog. All links and/or photos shared will be linked either directly back to the original Blog or to the Link Party.*





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CUTE DIY Heating Pads for Gifting this Christmas

Last year I made cat heating pads so this year I wanted to do something again along this line. My niece called me last year and asked if she could have one of the kitty cat heating pads - she saw them on my blog. I said, "sure, take your pick". I made a number of them.

Anyway, doesn't this look inviting for the winter? A warm afghan, a heating pad and a hot cup of tea is perfect for a snowy day (and here in Connecticut we know we are going to get some, and probably many snow days).  A fire in the fireplace is the only thing that's lacking in this picture. :)


I cruised around the internet to see if I could come up with a good pattern for scotty dogs. I made a scotty pillow a few years back.

I made a pattern, here. You can right click and print it out. I don't know how to just have the outline of the scotty dog as then you wouldn't have to waste printer ink if you wanted to print and cut out the pattern. (Update: a reader, Christine, has outlined my pattern for you all. THANK YOU, Christine).


It's easiest sewing EVER. Just cut out the pattern from a nice fleece fabric so it's snuggly. Sew all around the outside leaving an opening under the tail so that you can pour in the rice. Seal it up by stitching the opening closed.


Working with fleece is great. It doesn't pull apart or ravel and it has some substance to it.




Hope this helps inspire you to make things for Christmas! Best wishes,

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What to do Weekends Party #207

Welcome to What to do Weekends Party

You are my inspiration, people, my inspiration!!!

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake by The Kittchen

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How to Make a Master List by 3 Boys and a Dog

Master Your To Do List with a Brain Dump

Rustic Faux Pallet Picture Frames by Wife in Progress

DIY Rustic Picture Frame Tutorial

Organizing the kitchen by The Turquoise Home

Kitchen Organization Supplies | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Design Ideas for Spray Paint by Inspiration for Moms

Check out 10 amazing interior design ideas for spray paint. You'll never look at spray paint the same!

Try to follow your hostesses in some way...

You can connect with Theresa right here Shoestring Elegance
You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
If you were featured you may want to snag our party button.



Please do FOLLOW our PARTY BOARD. We pin many links each week.

*Disclaimer: Please note, by joining What to do Weekends and providing a link to the party you are giving us permission to use our photos to promote the party on all Social Media Outlets, as well as, here on the Blog. All links and/or photos shared will be linked either directly back to the original Blog or to the Link Party.*












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What to do Weekends Party Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Everyone!!

Wishing you all good health, wealth and happiness in 2017!

Thanks  so much for linking with us each week.

You are INSPIRING.


Is this the most amazing Christmas tree you ever saw?? I have 2 of these bedsprings. YAY. I'm definitely going to make this. She also has  a bedspring card display which is pretty awesome also.

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Try to follow your hostesses in some way...

You can connect with Theresa right here Shoestring Elegance
You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
If you were featured you may want to snag our party button.



Please do FOLLOW our PARTY BOARD. We pin many links each week.

*Disclaimer: Please note, by joining What to do Weekends and providing a link to the party you are giving us permission to use our photos to promote the party on all Social Media Outlets, as well as, here on the Blog. All links and/or photos shared will be linked either directly back to the original Blog or to the Link Party.*

Feather Ornaments by Citizens of Beauty

how to creatively package your DIY lightbulb feather ornament


DIY Gold Glitter Dipped Makeup Holder, cute and easy gift idea!

Snowman Hot Chocolate by Creating Really Awesome Free Things

Snowman Hot Chocolate

Roasted Red Pepper Soup by My Suburban Kitchen

Roasted Red Pepper Soup






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