Lovely Cheese Fondue Board and Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

Welcome, everyone!

So happy to have you here! 

We have lots of Valentine inspiration at the party tonight and the features are fabulous!!

You are going to want to pin everything that's featured for sure!  Lots of beautiful food and beautiful things to make. I want to make everything, of course. There's was a time when I would rather make something than buy it.

I still want to make stuff but sometimes it costs more to make something than buy it. Here's an example of that: some years ago my sister and I were at a really cute little shop that had some really interesting things. This was before Mason jars were a "thing". In the quart size mason jar was a Christmas window candle (electric) and it had homespun fabric as a bow around the lip. It also had dried cranberries around the candle. My sister and I high-fived each other - we were going to MAKE them, not buy them. We were so clever - or so we thought. They might have been $20 each. (If we had each bought one it would have been $40 for both - keep that figure in mind). 

We never made ONE of anything. We had to make one for everyone in the family. We bought 20 or so (can't remember the exact number) large Mason jars. Because they were electrified we had to have a hole for the electric cord to go through. That cost $3 for each jar at the glass place. He broke a couple. The homespun wasn't too much $10 and the candles were $1 each. The dried cranberries weren't cheap either. I can't remember exact numbers here. A small bag might have been $9 or so. But we had 20 Mason jars to fill. Altogether, we spent over $300. We didn't even have enough people to give them to. I still had about 6 unfinished ones in a bag in a closet upstairs which I finally gave to Goodwill a few years ago. SO the moral of this story? If it's handmade and unique just BUY IT. It will be cheaper. Lol. THE END

Here are the amazing features. Just look at the opening Fondue Cheese Board by Bird's Party. Hop over and see all her other fun stuff and other  food boards, each is awesome. The banana pudding by Across the Blvd looks SO delicious, don't you agree? Of course, the Valentine season has started so we have a cute heart decor by Kippia at Home. You should check out the paper chain rainbow art by White House Crafts. CUTE. Condo Blues shares some crochet and knit scrubbie patterns. Awesome. Storage solutions for small bathrooms was submitted by My Wee Abode and orange cream cheese rolls by My Recipe Treasures. There is the absolute cutest farmhouse garland by Penny and a wonderful Spring soup by Treat and Trick. What a round-up, as they say, something for everyone!

 Fondue Cheese Board by Bird's Party

Old fashioned Banana Pudding by Across the Boulevard

Valentine Craft by Kippia at Home

DIY Paper Rainbow Wall Art by White House Crafts

Farmhouse Garland by Penny's Treasures

Orange Cream Cheese Rolls by My Recipe Treasures

Spring Soup by Treat and Trick

Winter Mailbox by Debbie Dabble

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  1. Linda,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! And thanks for the feature!! I gave you a Shout Out on face book and I will also do so in my next post!! Thanks again!!
    My Link Ups are #19,21 and 24!!

    1. THANK YOU DEBBIE!! Love your page. Keep truckin' girl.

  2. Beautiful party and features, my friend!

  3. Well, thanks so much for the feature, Linda! I've shared some Valentine decor this week, too! I don't go big, but I do like to add some touches! I'm at 117-119 this week! Hugs!

    1. Thanks for sharing your Valentine ideas, Julie. I get right into Valentine crafts after Christmas. That way I don't feel the let down of putting all my Christmas stuff away, and it's considerable, 5 trees in different sizes - 2 big ones. New themes each year so I need to get into something else quickly after Christmas and so VALENTINE'S DAY!! Yay. There's always something to celebrate.

  4. Thank you for featuring our Orange Cream Cheese Filled Pull Aparts. We really appreciate that. Thank you too for hosting the party. Our links this week are: #189, #191, & #192. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks, Amy, for visiting and linking. Lots of inspiration! thank you!!


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