The Creative Collection Link Party

Hi friends! Welcome to this week’s link party! We’re so glad you’re here! Before we get started, let’s check out our faves from last week!

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MC danish modern credenza WD -7 Mid Century Modern Cerdenza | The Weathered Door

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Love this beautiful Farmhouse Cottage Kitchen. Shaker style cabinets, butcher block counter tops, and cast iron sink. All done on a budget!
Farmhouse Cottage Kitchen Makeover | Cherished Bliss

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Learn how to make a Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub with a Free Printable Tag by Uncommon Designs
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub | Here Comes the Sun for Uncommon Designs

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 Learn how to make homemade caramel corn from scratch! It's easier than you think! Step-by-step instructions at LoveGrowsWild.com

White Chocolate Pecan Caramel Corn | Love Grows Wild

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 DIY Elsa Costume

Frozen Elsa Pumpkin | A Pumpkin and a Princess

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Monster Cupcakes
Monster Cupcakes| Kleinworth & Co.

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Mallory & Savannah from Classy Clutter:
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Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I mean, what’s not to love? Food, Family, Food, Fall, Food! Everything about it makes me happy. I always love a good excuse to celebrate life’s many blessings and that’s what Thanksgiving is all about, right? Well, we live over 2000 miles away from our families so I pretty much need step-by-step instructions on how to make our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.

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I’ve collected my favorite Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes to share with you!

Fail-proof Roast Turkey Recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots – This is my sister in law’s recipe and I make these all the time. This is my favorite way to prepare carrots!

Green Bean Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Now, I’m not a huge fan of cranberry sauce but Cranberry Fluff, yes please!

The Perfect Dinner Rolls - These are my FAVE! I could eat like 10 of them in one sitting.

Thanksgiving is not complete without the perfect Pumpkin Pie!

Also, you better believe I’m decorating my Thanksgiving table in gold this year!

The amazing Gold Thanksgiving tablescape is from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Well, that’s it! Everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner!

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DIY Planked Mantle and White brick fireplace

I am in love with every single bit of this fireplace and mantle! Once again I have redone my fireplace and this, my friends is my favorite so far! I have always struggled a bit with my fireplace and now I can show it with pride!

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This is what my fireplace and mantel looked like before. I had white washed it and I liked how it turned out at the time, but as time went on I was still not in love with it. Since the fireplace was such a big part of my living room I really wanted to lighten it up. After going back and forth for a while I finally decided that in order in really lighten it up I need to just paint the whole thing white. I always wanted to add a little more texture and this is where the fun part came in. I did not want to break the bank or damage the wall too bad. With those things in mind I headed to my second home, Home Depot.

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This is what I came up with:

I decided to use 3M Scotch Outdoor Mounting Tape

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and this Underlayment

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Which I had a good man at Home Depot cut for me in 6inch by 81 inch strips. I love that they are so helpful!

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I put a bit of the mounting tape on before ends and one piece in the middle and I started to attach them to wall stacking one on top of the other. I used a nickel in between each plank to make sure they were evenly spaced.

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After all the underlayment was attached the wall I painted the edges before adding the trim pieces, only because I was to excited to see how it would look painted. I used a clean looking trim piece and I did mitered corners to make the trim look more professional. Mitered corners can be hard but there are a ton of different tutorials and YouTube videos out there to help make it easier, but I think there are worth the time and effort.

I did use a nail gun to tack down the trim piece and that also helped hold the underlayment in place as well. But I only used a few nails because like I said I was trying my best to avoid a ton of different nail holes on the wall. These small nail holes are really easy to fill if I decide to remove the planks down the road.

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After all the wood working stuff was done I painted the fireplace and mantel with Swiss Coffee by Behr Paint. This is the perfect creamy white.

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You can see here that, using a nickel to space out the wood planks. Its nice because you are sure to see the space between each piece, even after they’re painted.

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I got this cute deer head from White Faux Taxidermy.  Mallory has the same one and you can see how she cute hers is in her Living Room Reveal.

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I am head over heels in LOVE with my fireplace now! What are your thoughts? Do you love of hate the white?!

I would love to get some feedback. Love you all!

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Pumpkin Pie Truffles

A creamy, soft pumpkin pie center wrapped up in white chocolate!
Hey guys, it’s Adell from Baked in Arizona! How is everyone?!  I hope you are all having a great October so far.  Fall is seriously the best. The weather, the food, the holidays! We also have a bunch of birthdays in my family we get to celebrate. Is it that way for you? I feel like October is a big month for birthdays.
So about this recipe. I love truffles! I even served peanut butter truffles at my wedding reception! So, I was so excited to try these pumpkin truffles. I have to admit, I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan. I like pumpkin cheesecake, and almost anything pumpkin but plain pumpkin pie? Not my favorite. Add some white chocolate to the mix & you have a winner in my book! I hope you all love these truffles as much as we did.
The center is soft and creamy. Just like pumpkin pie.

 

Pumpkin Pie Truffles



Ingredients:

  • 18 golden oreo cookies (1/2 package)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 12 ounces vanilla almond bark
  • crumbled gingersnap cookie, optional
Instructions:
  1. Put the oreos in a food processor and pulse until you have crumbs. Put the crumbs in a medium sized bowl & add the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice & 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
  2. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Add them to the pumpkin mixture and stir till incorporated. Put the mixture in the fridge (or freezer to save time) to chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Put a 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. Scoop desired size truffle from the pumpkin mix and drop into the bowl of powered sugar. Turn to coat. Roll into a ball and put on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (The powdered sugar helps them not stick to your hands too much but these truffles are a little messy to make into balls.)
  4. Once the truffles are all formed, chill them in the freezer or fridge until pretty firm.
  5. Melt the almond bark according to package directions. Dip the chilled truffles in the almond bark and set on the parchment paper. Sprinkle with the crumbled gingersnap and let set up in the fridge.
  6. Store the truffles in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.
  7. Makes around 15 truffles depending on the the exact size you end up forming. Recipe could easily be doubled.
  8. Recipe Source: inspired by this recipe & this recipe.
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No-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jack-o-lanterns

Decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake with a fun Halloween twist!

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First of all, pumpkin anything is usually amazing. I LOVE pumpkin and I LOVE cheesecake so this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is a no brainer! These are so simple to make and your kids (and pretty much anyone with a pulse) will love them. Seriously. Let’s get started!

You will need:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (8-oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-oz) container of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/4 cup powdered sifted sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • whipped cream (for topping)
  • clear party cups
  • Black Vinyl Faces**
  • Graham Cracker pieces (for stems)
  • Green Candies (for leaves – I used chewy Sprees)

**I made my faces using black vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo but you can get similar Jack-o-lantern faces here.

Instructions:

  • Stick Jack-o-lantern faces on your 4-6 party cups.
  • Mix melted butter and graham cracker crumbs and distribute evenly in clear party cups. Pack the crumbs down tightly at the bottom of the cup. This will be your crust. Place cups in freezer.
  • Combine remaining ingredients (cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice) in a mixing bowl until mixed thoroughly.
  • Remove cups from freezer and fill each cup to the top with your pumpkin cheesecake. Place in refrigerator for 2+ hours.
  • Before serving, add whip cream, graham cracker stem and green candies.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Jack-o-lantern No Bake Cheesecake

These are just too cute for Halloween or leave the faces off for Thanksgiving!

Try our other Pumpkin Recipes!

20+ Pumpkin Recipes

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

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The Creative Collection Link Party

Hi friends! We had a fantastic week this week! Did you? Are you prepping for Halloween yet? We’re starting to gather costumes and plan for a fun holiday season and we couldn’t be more psyched that Fall is in full swing! We’re also pretty stoked because I planned a trip to AZ so Savannah and I get to actually work together SIDE-BY-SIDE for 3.5 days!!! That hasn’t happened since May and man, 6 months is a really long time to not see your BFF! Am I right? So excited! Anyway, enough about us! Let’s talk about what YOU were up to this week, but first, our faves!

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Hitchhiker3 Roadside Re-do  |  The Heathered Nest

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Rustic Fall Porch-Rug Ballards
Rustic Fall Porch  |  City Farmhouse

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Ampersand Pumpkin via RainonaTinRoof.com #fallcrafts
Ampersand Pumpkin  |  Rain on a Tin Roof

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Cupcakes  |  3 Boys Unprocessed

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Silly Spider Hairdo Tutorial
Silly Spider Halloween Hair-do  |  Simple As That

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Halloween Paper Medallions  |  Finding Home

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Vintage Circus Birthday Party Carousel Cake
Vintage Circus Birthday Party  |  Elevate Everyday

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11 Amazing Breakfast Recipes

I always have a hard time thinking of  something to make for breakfast. Especially on busy school days,  It’s all too easy to pour a bowl of cereal and head out the door. Well, we know breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I’ve rounded up some amazing breakfast recipes for you to try out! I’ve tried a bunch of these but the others I am dying to make!

Scrumptious French Toast and Buttermilk Syrup

The Ultimate Pancake with Buttermilk Syrup

Chocolate Chip Muffins with Chia Seeds

Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal from Yummy Healthy Easy

Bran Muffins from Baked in AZ

Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes from Cooking Classy

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes from Creme de la Crumb

Healthy Granola Parfait from Yummy Healthy Easy

Blender Wheat Pancakes from Baked in AZ

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins from Cooking Classy

Funfetti Pancakes from Yummy Healthy Easy

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YUM, right!? Which one will you make first, I’m pretty excited to try the Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal! Yummy!!!

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Meet these Mormons

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Hi friends! We’re popping in today to share with you a new movie we’re really excited about! We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints otherwise known as “The Mormons”. We are proud of this part of who we are! We are excited to team up with over 65+ of us strong… to extend an invitation to see a film. A film entitled “Meet The Mormons”. This film is not meant to be an “in your face” – you must join our church film. It is simply designed and produced to uplift and inspire you through six stories of those of our faith who have followed promptings to follow Christ more fully in their lives. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy this film. We hope your hearts are made light as you feel the goodness that comes from following our Christ and Savior. All proceeds from the film will be donated to The American Red Cross. So not only will you be uplifted and inspired, your money will be going to an amazing charity!!

We also would like to take a moment and share our personal testimonies, stories of our own personal conversions, and our own stories of how following our Savior, Jesus Christ has changed our lives. The light of the gospel of Jesus Christ offers a joy and hope that only following him can provide. We hope as you click through and read our stories and testimonies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you will feel uplifted and encouraged. We are by you! We love connecting with our readers, that is why many of us do what we do! Please be kind and considerate in your comments. It takes great bravery for us to open our hearts and our mouths to share with you such a tender and personal part of who we are. We share because we feel strongly the need to share the peace and the hope that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Adrienne | Free Time Frolics , Camille | Chicken Scratch n’ Sniff , Natalie & Rebekah | House of Sprinkles , Kathleen| Fearlessly Creative Moms

Emily | The Benson Street , Staci | The Potter’s Place, Alyssa | Alyssa.Marie , Kristen | Capturing Joy , Aly | Entirely Eventful Day

Katie | Clarks Condensed, Larissa | Just Another Day In Paradise , Camille | My Mommy Style , Candice | She’s Crafty

Anita | Live Like You Are Rich, Landee | Landee Lu , Tara & Devin | Salt & Pepper Moms , Mallory & Savannah | Classy Clutter Kelli & Kristi| Lolly Jane

McKenzie | Girl Loves Glam , Pam & Lisa | Over The Big Moon , Melanie | Forty Eighteen , Sky | Capital B Adell | Baked in Arizona

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Andie | Maybe I Will , Shatzi | Love and Laundry , Robyn | Create it Go , Rachel | R & R Workshop

Tiffany | Feel Great In 8 , Katelyn | What Up Fagens? , Brittany | BrittanyBullen , Ginger | Ginger Snap Crafts , Stephanie | Crafting In The Rain

Chelsey | Cee Me Be , Amber | Crazy Little Projects , Kallie | Smitten By, Elyse, Kristen, Lauren, Steph, Kendra & Camille | Six Sisters Stuff Annette | Tips From A Typical Mom

Amberly | Life With Amberly & Joe , Taralyn | Keep Moving Forward With Me , Jessica | What Does The Cox Say? , Lisa | Mabey She Made It , Kiki | Kiki & Company

Kierste | Simply Kierste , Tayler | The Morrell Tale, Jennifer | My Daylights , Cambria | Live To Be Inspired, Danielle | Today’s The Best Day

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Amber | Dessert Now Dinner Later, Natalie | The Creative Mom, Bobbie | A Vision To Remember , Becky | Babes In Hairland

Lisa | Pebbles & Pigtails , Mandy | Sugar Bee Crafts , Krista | Reclaim, Renew, Remodel , Wendy | Musings, Miracles, and Mayhem

Nat & Holly | My Sister’s Suitcase, Britni| Play.Party.Pin , Montserrat | Cranial Hiccups , Heidi | A Lively Hope , Ashley & Meegan | Flats to Flip Flops

Alexis | We Like to Learn As We Go, Amy | The English Geek , Mariel | Or So She Says Carrian | Oh Sweet Basil

Kirtley | The Gist of Fit | Aubrey | Dreaming of Someday, Natalie| The Messanos, Angela | Handmade In The Heartland

If you’d like to learn About Us and/or learn about our faith, you can visit our About Us page and/or check out Mormon.org.

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Thanksgiving Free Printables

Happy Fall everyone! It’s Courtney again, from Paperelli. Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday! I love making Thanksgiving dinner so much you wouldn’t believe what I do. I totally make it twice a year. I know, I know it sounds crazy, but I love it! A few years ago my husband and I decided to start our new tradition of having “Thanksgiving in July”!

In July we try new recipes and November we stick to tried-and-true favorites. Because this is my favorite holiday, I am celebrating with some awesome printables I know you and your family will love. This first, a Happy Thanksgiving Printable will look great next to your fall décor, on your mantle, or even on your desk at work. All you need to do is download, print, & slip into your favorite frame. We have a cream background printable and a white background printable for you to choose from.

Happy Thanksgiving Printable by Paperelli

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Sitting down together with friends and family over delicious roasted turkey and sweet potatoes is always a treat. I love having good conversations with people I love. We also have these helpful and adorable Thanksgiving Conversation Cards for you and your family to enjoy. Just print, cut, and place on your table to ensure great thanksgiving table conversation.

Thanksgiving Place Cards by Paperelli

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Ever since reading this blog post, I have been thinking a lot about Mallory and Savannah’s idea to celebrate gratitude this season. This last printable is a perfect way to help us do just that. All you need to do is print, use the crop marks to trim, and frame this adorable printable or HERE this larger 8×10” version. Then grab a dry erase marker and every day write something you are grateful for on the glass of the frame. I like to write mine in the morning when I wake up, that way every time I walk by I am reminded of the many things I have to be grateful for.

In All Things Give Thanks by Paperelli

DOWNLOAD 5X7” PRINTABLE HERE OR THE 8X10” HERE

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Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving, be sure to stop by our blog for more Thanksgiving Printables and delicious holiday recipes soon!

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous printables Courtney! Be sure and check out Courtney’s Etsy shop, Paperelli and follow her on Instagram, and Pinterest too!

How to choose a paint color

Today we’re gonna have a little chat about choosing a paint color. I am re-doing my bathroom. Just cosmetic stuff, paint, decor, etc. I’m a renter and my landlord is great about letting us customize the home to fit our taste while we live here.

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This is our bathroom now. We’ve since switched out the shower curtain but honestly, I’m bored of it! I’m ready for some big impact, gorgeousness to come into this tiny space. This is our ONLY bathroom in the house. Yes, for all 6 of us so it has to function and MUST be cute! Right? It’s the bathroom our family uses but also the bathroom that guests use. Not to mention, if the door is open, it’s one of the first things you see when you come in our front door of our home.

Choosing a paint color can be seriously hard. Luckily, I’ve teamed up with Glidden Paint to solve this problem! The current paint color is Glidden paint’s Pebble Grey. I really love the color; I also have it in my kitchen. That being said, I wanted to brighten and lighten up the bathroom space since it is sooo tiny! Lighter colors + good light makes a space appear larger than it is in reality.

I knew I wanted a white with cool and/or grey undertones so I began searching the color palette on Glidden.com.

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Since I knew I wanted grey tones, I clicked on Grey & Charcoal and began my search for the perfect white for my room makeover.  I fell in love with Glidden paint’s Dove White. It’s the perfect color!

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The next step is to try the color in the room. Whites can be tricky. Depending on the formula of the paint, white can have grey, yellow, lavender, brown, or even pink undertones. To get a better idea of what it would look like, I used Glidden Paint’s Color my Room  feature on their website to try Dove White in the space.

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You just upload a picture of your room, select the area where you want to paint and voila! Painted room preview!

The final step is to get a sample paint and paint a section of the wall before you commit to buying a gallon or however much you need for your room. That way you also get an idea of coverage. If your sample paint giving off a different tone than you like, now would be the time to explore new colors. Also, if the sample is not giving you great coverage over the existing paint color, you can decide if you want to use a primer on the walls or even select a different color.

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You guys, I’m so excited about this tiny makeover I can’t even tell you!

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This post was sponsored by Glidden Paint. All opinions are 100% mine.