*Link-Up Party* (#13) @ Our House Of Joyful Noise, & *Spotlight Picks*!



TUESDAYS……When we most always do a little Show & Tell of a few of our favorite link-ups from the previous week, and kick of a new party!

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Every week is a challenge to choose what awesome projects, or ideas, or recipes, to feature!  There is most always a slew of link-ups worth highlighting.  It’s hard to leave some of them out.  But there’s several things we consider, and those things really varies every week. So no hard feelings, we hope. I really try to decide on those shares that grab us most, for 1 reason or another, and ones we think our readers might be glad we made sure they didn’t miss, too!

So here’s our picks for this week!  We hope you enjoy them.


We thought this ‘Family Swing’, from Michelle Not Shelly, was one cool project!  Sounds like it was no small talk to hang it from this tree either, but well worth their efforts!  The marbles are such a creative touch.  We want a good tree, asap!



We live on the New England Sea Shore, so seafood is plentiful! But that doesn’t mean we eat it on any kind of regular occasion.  Michael is not crazy about any shellfish, ever, actually.  I love some, sometimes. It depends how it’s prepared.  The kids will eat it alright.  But {O} truly LOVES it.   Frankly, she’s be a happy seagull!  That said, I am dying to try these Muffin Tin Crab Cakes, from Crissy’s Crafts!  (And Michael is going to to! I am sure the kids will love them.) First of all, this great photo makes them look so enticing! But also, I read the recipe, and there is an ingredient in here that gives it some definitely KICK!


What a clever & simply-done gift idea this Vinyl On a Glass Block is, from Nothing But Country!  I thought it was such a thoughtful idea to show their gratitude, and reflect their faith.  The great thing is, while not everyone goes to see the temple, almost every crafter has a vinyl cutter by now!  Imagine the possibilities, from this inspiration, using the same concept!  Everyday decor, favorite quotes, holidays…..the list is endless.  It’s a beautiful and versatile craft.


Here’s a sweet ending:  Lemon Drop Cupcakes, from Lady Behind the Curtain.   To be real here, aside from Lemonade, and my Mike’s Hard Lemonade, I do not personally like lemon flavored anything!  I really don’t.  But…..Michael, loves lemon anything!  He would eat all 3 of these, if they were in front of him right now, and ask for more!  Lemon Merenge Pie is another favorite of his, and he is a Cake Boy, if I ever knew one! So this pick is for him. Besides, they are so pretty, with the sparkly sugar and lemons. I’m a visual person, so this photo won me over anyway.  SWEET!

Thanks to our FEATURED today, and EVERYONE who has been linking up with us!!  ANYONE could be next!  And whether you were featured this week or not,….

We came, we saw, and we were INSPIRED!!

So let’s do it again!  Grab your owl Ticket, and link up your inspiration for us all!








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  1. 6

    Those crab cakes and cupcakes look so good! 🙂

  2. 5

    Mmmm…those crabcakes look sensational! Thank you so much for hosting! I’m sharing the free template that I just posted for making pretty little cupcake wrappers.

    Have a great weekend!
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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    Jenni says:

    I saw your party on Twitter via Flamingo Toes and thought I would hop right on over! Thank you so much for hosting, I love a good party.
    If you are interested, I have a linky every Thursday and would love for you to join me. This week there is a giveaway!
    Thanks again,

  4. 3
    Sheryl says:

    Thanks for featuring my Lemon Drop Cupcakes! I added my Pralines and Dressed Up Potato Salad!

  5. 2
    HouseTalkN says:

    “Our House of Joyful Noise” – l love how my house “sounds”- laughing, pitter-pattering, and even the fussing!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  6. 1

    I saw your party via twitter and figured I would stop by! I linked up my Bean Bag Toss but for some reason my picture didn’t post. 🙁 Hope you’ll stop by Sew Woodsy! 🙂

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      Laura says:

      Oh Sorry Katie. Usually I remember to set things so anyone can delete their links, and then you would have been able to try again. Not sure why the photo did not post, but I can delete it FOR you, so you can try to link up w/ a photo again. Let me know. I’ll try to swing by Sew Woodsy. Thanks for the invite!


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