Time to Sparkle #57

Did everyone have a great Easter weekend?

Are you still detoxing from all the candy and desserts from the weekend?  We enjoyed a wonderful church service on Easter morning and then went to visit family for dinner.  Yay for snuggling those little nieces and nephews…well, the ones that let me anyway.  Most of them just wanted to find eggs and play outside with the cousins :-)

I hope you are ready to party!  We can’t wait to see the fun projects and recipes that you have been working on.

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Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

Recipes from Time to Sparkle Link Party

Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls from The Recipe Critic
Spicy Deviled Eggs from The Gunny Sack
Herb Rubbed Pork Chops from Love Grows Wild
Blueberry Orange Cake from Inside BruCrew Life

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Liz:

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Strawberry Pretzel Bars from Life With The Crust Cut Off

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Repurposed Milk Crate Stool from Finding Home

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Homemade Cracker Jack from The Benson Street

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DIY Pom Pom Coasters from Learning Creating Living

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Black Forest Ice Cream Cake from Life, Love, and Sugar

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Campaign-Style Tray Table from Home Made Modern

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Slow Cooker Asian Beef Short Ribs from Five Heart Home

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DIY Silhouette Bracelet from Uncommon Designs

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Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding from Delightful E Made

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DIY Pom Pom Pillow from View From The Fridge

 

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Time to Sparkle #56

Happy Easter week.  Do you have any fun plans for celebrating?

Friday we will be going to our church’s Good Friday service that we have every year with another local church.  We will spend some time reflecting on what Christ did for us so many years ago on the cross.  It is a quiet service remembering how Christ gave His only Son to die on the cross for our sins.  He loved us so much He was willing to do that.  Then on Sunday we will rejoice in the fact that the grave could not keep Him down.  Jesus arose from the grave and is alive today!  Hallelujah!  What a special day of remembering and knowing how much our Lord loves us!!!!  It really is one of the best days of the year!!!

We also will do some fun things with our kids on Saturday.  No year is complete without an egg hunt, a fun Easter basket, and a huge homemade peanut butter egg.   I’m sad and happy that my kids are big enough that they don’t care about coloring eggs.  Sad because that means they are growing up…but so happy not to have to deal with colored dyes!

Let’s get to the party and see what fun things you have been up to this week.


The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

 

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

timetosparkle56resizeEasy Pepperoni Calzones from The Gunny Sack

DIY Wood Pallet Arrow from Love Grows Wild

Nutella Cream Eggs from Inside BruCrew Life

Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling from The Recipe Critic

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Alyssa, The Recipe Critic:

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Sugar Cookie Nests from Mandy’s Recipe Box

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins from Dessert Now Dinner Later

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Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Tastes Better from Scratch

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake

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Spring Cleaning 101 from Princess Pinky Girl

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Customizable Easter Art from A Typical English Home

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Recycled Easter Egg Crayons from Crafts by Courtney

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DIY Bunny Garland from Brave New Home

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Time to Sparkle #55

Howdy, howdy friends!  How has your Monday been?  Mine has been busy.  Tomorrow I leave for Ohio to visit theBob Evans test kitchen, to tour a local chicken farm, and to eat lots of good food with blog friends.  Make sure you follow my Instagram to see the fun farm pics.  Anyway, Monday has been very busy because of course I put off all my work and packing until today.  Yup, I just did 4 days of work in 1 day.  I don’t recommend it!!!  But yay for a couple days away!

I have a huge favor to ask all of you!!!!  Inside BruCrew Life was nominated for a Top Food award.  Would you please pop over HERE and vote for me?  Please, please, please!!!  With a cherry on top :-)   Let’s see if we can put my blog to the top of the list in just one night.  How cool would that be?!?!

Ok, guys one more fun thing before the party.  Do you love candy?  The wonderful people over at SweetWorks would love to send one BruCrew reader a box of Easter candies.  The winner will receive a box in the mail from SweetWorks with chocolate bunnies, Sixlets, candy pearls…and so much more.   Make sure you enter the rafflecopter to put your name in the drawing!

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Time to Sparkle #54

Today was an absolutely wonderful spring day.  The sun was out, and the temperatures reached 68*  I am definitely loving this time of year.  Hooray for getting outside and enjoying it for a bit.  Soccer practice started tonight, and that means plenty of fresh air.  I sure hope this means spring is here to stay!

Recently, we were contacted by Jennifer from Cookie Temptations about trying her cookies.   She has a bakery in MN where they specialize in gourmet sugar cookies that are decorated with chocolate.  About 7 years ago she started selling cookies to help out a family where the mom had cancer.  Over the next few years she did fundraisers for other families and their medical needs.  The business grew to the point where she opened her own bakery to share the cookies nationwide.  I love her heart and vision for her company, and that she continues to help families with her Cookies for Hope program.

They can design and decorate any cookie that the customer is looking for.  Jennifer sent each of the Sparkle team this adorable little flower pot bouquet.  Look at the detail that is put on each one.  Isn’t the lady bug the cutest?

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Time to Sparkle #53

Has anyone else started spring cleaning?  Our kids have a few days off school at the end of the week for a mini spring break.  Little do they know that our fun plans include cleaning out some rooms and donating the things we do not want/need anymore.  Maybe even a fresh coat of paint will happen in the living room…but we’ll see how crazy we feel like going.

Anyone else on spring break this week?  What fun plans do you have lined up???

Now let’s get to the fun party.  I can’t wait to see the amazing things you have been working on.  Each week you guys get better and better.  You are awesome :-)

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

Link Party Features
Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Spring-Inspired Mantel
Funfetti Cake Batter Puffcorn
Strawberry Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Liz:

Banana Maple Granola

Banana Maple Granola from The Messy Baker

Painted Metal Clock

Painted Metal Clock from AKA Design

Skinny Brownie Batter Pretzel Bites

Skinny Brownie Batter Pretzel Bites from Deliciously Yum

Faux Succulent Planters

Faux Succulent Planters from Learning, Creating, Living

Homemade Iced Coffee

Perfect Homemade Iced Coffee from The Housewife in Training Files

Gallery Wall Tips

Gallery Wall Tips from Hello Little Home

How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic from Joyful Healthy Eats

DIY State Pillow

DIY State Pillow from Michelle Lea Designs

Arizona Sunset

Arizona Sunset from Love Bakes Good Cakes

DIY Baseball Scoreboard

DIY Baseball Scoreboard from Roubinek Reality

 

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Time to Sparkle #52

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I sure hope you wore your green today to avoid getting pinched.  Hahaha!  I pinched my hubby a few times before he realized what was going on.  Funny thing…he went and changed before we went to lunch :-)  Hooray for spur of the moment lunch dates with my honey.

On another happy note…this Thursday is the first day of Spring.  Can I tell you just how happy that makes me!!!  After the cold we have experienced, I am ready for spring and summer to just hurry up and get here.  Bring on the flowers, green grass, and sunshine!

I hope you are ready to party now.  Link up all your projects so we can all see the fun things you are creating.

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

 

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

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Parmesan Garlic Bites with Alfredo Dip from The Recipe Critic

Reese’s Stuffed Pretzel Brownies from Love Grows Wild

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie from The Gunny Sack

Andes Mint Cookie Dough Truffles from Inside Brucrew Life

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Alyssa The Recipe Critic:

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Irish Nachos from Cooking with Curls

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Fiesta Lime Chicken from Tone and Tighten

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Reese’s Pieces Cocoa Puff Bars from Little Dairy on the Prairie

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Mint Chip Mousse Brownies from The First Year Blog

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Simple Spring Centerpiece from Learning Creating Living

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DIY Twine Wrapped Bottles from Bride on a Budget

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Fun Spring Banner from The Happy Scraps

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25 Awesome DIY Easter Decorations from Texas Crafty Kitchen

 

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Time to Sparkle #51

Can we get a woot woot?  Today it reached almost 60 degrees outside, and it is supposed to be the same tomorrow.  I am so excited that it is going to be nice that I am lacing up my jogging shoes tomorrow and going for a run.  Hopefully the nice weather will distract me from the fact that I haven’t run all winter.  I’m pretty sure that I will be sore, but I don’t even care because of how nice it is going to feel.

But Mother Nature is just teasing us because 30 degrees and snow are on the radar for Wednesday.  Hopefully that is wrong or it just plain misses us.  Either way I am pretending like I don’t even see that forecast!  What is the weather like in your home state?  Snow?  Spring?  High temps?

Let’s get to the fun part of the post.  The part where you show me the fun you have been creating on your blogs.  It is always the best part of my week when I get to browse YOUR ideas :-)

The hosts of Time to Sparkle Link Party!

 

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features and share them, so make sure to follow the Time to Sparkle Pinterest Board!

Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

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Peanut Butter Cup Eclair Cake by The Gunny Sack
Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites by Inside BruCrew Life
Banana Bread Pancakes by The Recipe Critic
Buttermilk Pancakes by Love Grows Wild

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Tonia:

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Cheesy Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe by It’s A Keeper

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Hawaiian Pulled Pork Panini by Live, Laugh, Rowe

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Rice, Lentil and Apple Salad with Chicken Sausage by Food Faith Fitness

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The Perfect Hamburger Bun by Curried Cantaloupe

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Pistachio Spinach Salad by Lemon Tree Dwelling

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Pork with Pineapple Fried Rice by I Want Crazy Blog

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Sweet Ginger Soy Ribs by This Silly Girl’s Life

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Brown Sugar Salmon by Bitz & Giggles

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Smokin’ Snack Wrap by Southern Distinctions

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Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks by Brunch Time Baker

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Time to Sparkle #50

Is anyone else in shock that it is March already?  Not that I’m complaining…with the winter we have had this year, I am ready to get past it all quickly!

Spring teased us a little bit lately.  We had 50* weather.  It’s amazing how warm that feels after having 0* for so long.  It was like a heat wave came through.  Of course then, we got hit with more snow.  What’s another 4 inches when we have had so much?  Hopefully that is the last of it until next winter, but I’m not holding my breath or anything.

What fun things have you been working on?  As you can see, I am in a complete chocolate and mint phase, so all that fabulous green stood out to me as I picked the features for this week. I have my coffee ready, and I am looking forward to seeing more fun things get linked up this week.

 

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Time to Sparkle #49

Are you ready to share your fun today?  I am looking forward to seeing what you have been up to.  There hasn’t been too much going on here lately.  Baking some fun treats to share, trying to catch up on laundry, and figure out how to get organized.

Do you have ever have that feeling like you have so much to do, but you just don’t know how to get yourself on track for getting done quickly and efficiently?  That is me right now.   Feel free to share any ideas on how to manage my time better or printables or organizers that have worked for you.  Seriously I am needing to get this figured out very soon.

But for now let’s just relax and see your sparkly stuff :-)

 

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Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!
Each week we will pick our favorite links as features, and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Time to Sparkle #48

Hey, there my fab sparkle friends!!!  How have you been?  I must say that I may be here in body, but my mind and spirit are still on vacation.

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Last week we surprised our kids with a cruise to Mexico.  Were they ever surprised when we woke them up Friday morning, and told them they weren’t going to school.  It was so much fun to see the looks on their faces as they woke up and realized what we were saying!  Best way to do vacation!  There were no questions for months asking when it was going to happen.

So while the snow is still pounding and pummeling the midwest, I am still thinking about warmth and sunshine. :-)

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Are you ready to share the fun things you have made?  I can’t wait to see…

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Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!
Each week we will pick our favorite links as features, and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:
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Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Alyssa The Recipe Critic:
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Time to Sparkle #47

Happy Love Week!

Are you doing anything fun and exciting with your special someone this week?  Are you making cutesy treats and pink milk for your kiddos on Friday morning?  Share all the fun things you do for your family in the comments.  I would love some new inspiration.   I usually like to make heart pancakes, heart sandwiches, heart cookies, pink milk, and a big pasta dinner.  See?  I need some more inspiration. Something besides hearts. LOL!

Yay for fun parties, right?  I look forward to seeing what you have made every single week.  You.Inspire.Me!!!!

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Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

Inside BruCrew Life | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Gunny Sack | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
The Recipe Critic | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Love Grows Wild | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Each week we will pick our favorite links as features, and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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Time To Sparkle #46

Well, I did it.  I sat and watched the sad excuse for a football game yesterday with my hubby.  We were cheering Denver on, but sadly it just wasn’t their night.  At least we had plenty of food to stay focused on.  Buffalo chicken dip, taco dip, White Castle sloppy joes (that’s my husbands contribution for the night) sugar cookies, peanut butter pudding dessert, chips, veggies, and a few other things I munched on and have forgotten about.   At least it was a fun night of hanging with some friends.

This week the weather is calling for more snow.  I wonder how many school delays and cancellations this round will bring?  I am stocked and ready to do some baking to distract myself from the fluffy white stuff.  Right now I have decided snow is dead to me.  If I don’t acknowledge it, it doesn’t exist.  I’m guessing I should stay inside and not look outside at all :-)  Ok, snow rant is over for the week.  Let’s get to the party…

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Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!
Each week we will pick our favorite links as features, and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
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Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:
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Peanut Butter Truffle Bark from The Gunny Sack
Strawberry 3 Musketeers Fudge from Inside BruCrew Life
Chili Cheese Nachos from Love Grows Wild
Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars from The Recipe Critic
Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Jocelyn:
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Heart Shaped Chalkboard from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
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Nutella & Strawberry Heart Pop Tarts from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
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Valentine Storage Jars from Crafts by Courtney
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Glazed Sprinkle Muffins from Love, Pasta, and a Tool Belt
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Quick and Easy Chicken Burritos from Brunch Time Baker
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S’mores Brownies from Unusually Lovely
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Hot Cocoa Floats from Little Dairy on the Praire
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