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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Time to Show Your Talent and Features Linky Party

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Wow,  I cannot believe that it's November already!  This year is flying by.  It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here before we know it.   I am so excited to see the party growing each week!  Last week was the largest one yet!!  Thank you so much friends!!  You made my week.   First of all, I want to apologize for not adding the feature button last week.  I honestly just realized that!  I am so sorry.  I really don't know where to start with just how crazy last Saturday was, so I will give the condensed version

Let me begin by saying there is nothing more eerie than being awakened from a deep sleep by the smell of smoke and the smoke alarms going off!!!  Not to mention a horrible burning in your throat.  That's the way last Saturday began at 6:00 in the morning.  My son decided sometime during the night (that's a college student for you) he would fry some chicken strips.  Instead of turning the burner all the way off, it was left on low.  God is good, and had it not been for Divine Intervention, probably one minute later would have been a disaster.  My husband came downstairs to find the kitchen filled with smoke, and the oil bubbling.  It looked more like butter.  When he moved it to the other burner, it erupted into flames.  Not thinking (we were all still half asleep) he moved it to the sink, and poured baking soda on it.  Well, that's what they say to do anyway! I'm still researching that.  It caused it to flame up to the ceiling, and catch my floral arrangement over the sink on fire!!!  More baking soda, and it was finally out.

We spent the entire day cleaning everything to get rid of the horrible smell.  Every time I wanted to complain, I just reminded myself to be thankful that I still had a kitchen to clean!  I'm very thankful that my husband wasn't burned.  It could have been so much worse.   On a positive note, all the deep cleaning I save for Thanksgiving vacation is now done.  :)  We did have a fire extinguisher, but not sure what happened to it when we moved.  We will be getting a new one!  Here's 2 photos I took with my phone.  Pretty yucky!


My sweet husband spent 2 hours cleaning up the sink.  That stuff hardened and was a pain to remove.  


This little arrangement definitely needs some TLC.  Another project to add to the list.  

I wish I could say that was it for the day, but that afternoon my father-in-law called to say my mother-in-law was in the hospital.  She is home now, but still having serious heart issues.  They are trying to control with medication, but so far it is not working.  I would appreciate your prayers for her.

I'm still not done!!  About 10:30 that night, it sounded like someone had run through our garage door!  The spring that holds the door decided to snap into and make it impossible to get the door open.  Okay,  now I've finished my day.  Whew!!!   So if I hadn't worked on the linky party the night before, there wouldn't have been any features.
Prayers for all of our east coast friends who have been affected by the horrible storm!  I know there are so many still without power and needed supplies.  My heart goes out to them!

Now for the fun stuff!


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alt='DIY Adorable snowman ornament"

The Enchanting Rose created this adorable snowman ornament!  I can't wait to make this.

alt="braided rope scarf tutorial"

Western Warmth shared this great tutorial for this cute braided rope scarf!

alt="Button Pumpkin Fall Art"
Lizzi's Creations created this cute pumpkin art!  I love anything with pumpkins.

alt="DIY Fall Wreath"

Simply Silver  shared her beautiful DIY fall wreath!  So pretty.

alt="Dog Painting"

Sarah SaturDIY did an amazing job painting her pug Roscoe!  Now that takes talent.

There were so many yummy recipes shared.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

alt="Best Banana Pudding recipe"

Milwaukee Kitchen shared this delicious banana pudding.  YUM

alt="Pumpkin cheesecake with caramel pecan glaze"

Winnie shared this fabulous pumpkin cheesecake with a caramel pecan glaze.  Her website is in Hebrew, and it's so  intriguing  to see the dynamics of Hebrew.  I love it!


Jenn's Random Scraps also shared another delicious cheesecake and awesome post.  Check out her Pagliacci's New York Style Cheesecake.

alt="Upside Meatball Pizza Recipe"

Saved Sister shared this super easy Upside Down Meatball Pizza.  My kind of recipe after working all day.

I know Halloween is over, but the next 2 still make me laugh!  After my day Saturday, I needed a good laugh!!  Since we all need a little laughter, I just had to add these.

alt="Halloween Decor"

Crafty in Crosby created this great Halloween fireplace.  It still makes me laugh!!  So cute and creative.

alt="Cute Halloween Costume Ideas for toddlers"

Miss Lady Aga  shared her precious chef and lobster grandsons!  They are just too cute!  How creative is that?


Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Oh, Kathy...I'm so sorry you had all that come down on you, especially in one day. You do have much to be thankful for. I'm so glad there was just minor damage that can be cleaned up and fixed. Sending up a prayer for your MIL. Thank you for hosting this week. Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Kathy; Way too tough a day. Sending prayers for you MIL and family. So fortunate that your husband was able to put out the fire but what a tough job cleaning up.

Thank you for hosting, love the features, esp the little lobster in a pot picture.


Stephanie said...

Wow, what a horrible day! I am thankful you and your loved ones are okay! Thank you for featuring my ornaments - I was thrilled :)

Hugs to you,

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

That is a day you don't want to repeat! Sending good thoughts your way :-)

Jeanette said...

God was watching out for you and your family! So thankful that everyone was ok. Things can be replaced! Thanks for featuring our Fireplace Witch!

Jenn said...

Definitely way too much to handle for one day! Hope all is well with your MIL and you have an uneventful week :)

Thank you for hosting, and I appreciate seeing my cheesecake featured... what a nice surprise!

All the best,

Britni @ Hubby Made Me said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad everyone is okay! Thank you so much for hosting another fun party, Kathy! Hope you are having a great weekend :)

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

There is definitely something in the air these days! Lots of not so great stuff has been happening, but at the same time things could have turned out much worse. I had a close call last week, and my daughter, who is in Singapore, had one also similar to yours.

Hoping things get better soon Kathy! We still have no power and they say we won't get it until the 9th so for this week I am afraid I can't add your link at all, but I wanted to join in anyway.


With A Blast said...

The saying "..it never only rains, it pours.." seems fitting to your horrible day, Kathy! I hope you gave your son a mouthful on safety ;-) Just glad you are all okay, smoke is terrible to inhale, and I think you are right to say you woke up just in time. Hope you do not have another day like that and I will have you Mother-in-law in my thoughts.

Winnie said...

What a day you had Katie !
If I were you I'd probably burst into tears (that what I usually do...)
But thank G-od because it could have been worse

Thanks for the party and thank you sooooooooooo much for featuring my Pumpkin Cheesecake - I'm so honored!!:)

I wish you a quite and relaxing week!

Tani@Tagana Rose said...

Kathy-so glad you and your family are OK!! Thanks so much for taking the time to host this party. I hope you have a wonderful week:)

Laura said...

Thank goodness you are all ok! I would have cried if I had to come down to that mess though. I will be thinking of your MIL. Hope she is doing well. Thank your for hosting.

Bella@artclubblog said...

Wow, that's awfully scary. So glad to hear you're all safe and sound!

Connie Nelson said...

I'm so glad this story has a happy ending! I think I was holding my breath as I read it! Thanks for hosting :)

Sarah Tackett said...

So glad you're okay, Kathy! Thank you for still hosting the party and thanks for the feature of my painting of Roscoe the pug!

Georgia said...

kathy, glad you are safe. Your positive upbeat attitude is a wonderful example of how to focus on blessings during difficult times. Enjoy your blog!

Unknown said...

Woah! That was a close call! But thankfully you guys are safe.
And i really can't imagine how you had the energy for a blog post after all that cleaning up. Double thumbs up to you! :)

I'm linking up my teen room decor ideas here. :)

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Sorry for what has happened to you and your family. Thankfully your family is safe and recovering from the mishaps. You just never know from one minute to the next. Just keep your faith and everything will always work out.

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Wow Kathy! That is quite a day. Thanks goodness you are all OK. Thanks so much for still hosting the party!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing, and for your sweet comment! I appreciate the prayers for my MIL. She needs them. I am happy to say I have a very restful, lazy weekend. LOL I needed it. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and for sharing again this week. I am so happy to see you again. I think I finally am rid of the smell. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

Unknown said...

You are so welcome! I love your ornament. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, too! Have a great week. HUGS

Unknown said...

Thank you! I am happy to say I have had a very restful weekend after last weekend. I needed it. LOL Thank you so much for sharing again this week. :)

Unknown said...

He definitely was watching out for us! I think I've finally gotten rid of the smell, too! Ha I love your adorable fireplace witch. Thank you so much for sharing again this week. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much, and you are so welcome for the feature! It looks delicious. Have a wonderful week.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for sharing again this week! You have a wonderful week, also. :)

Unknown said...

I have been worried about you!! I hope you have your power back soon. We went through an ice storm a few years ago, and no power for almost 2 weeks. I sure feel for you! I know you have been through quite an ordeal!!! So glad your daughter is okay, too!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate it, and I am so thankful to hear from you. Take care!!


Unknown said...

Oh, yes I did give him a huge talk. He is not allowed to cook anything unless it goes in the mircowave!! LOL
It was a miracle! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and for linking up again this week. HUGS

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! It could have been so much worse. So thankful! I did have a much needed relaxing weekend. :)

You are so welcome for the feature! It looks so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing again this week, too!


Unknown said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for sharing again this week. I did have a very relaxing weekend. I so needed it. LOL


Unknown said...

Thank you! I sure wanted to cry, and kick his tail!! LOL He is not allowed to cook another thing. HA Thank you so much for sharing again this week. Have a wonderful week. XO

Unknown said...

Thank you! So thankful it all ended well. Thank you so much for sharing again this week. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you!! It was quite a weekend, but thank goodness this one has been very relaxing! Thanks so much for sharing. So happy to have you. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you, and thanks so much for sharing! You are so welcome for the feature. You did a fabulous job. Have a wonderful week. :)

Unknown said...

Aww, thank you! It could have been so much worse. Thank you so much for sharing, too! Have a wonderful week. :)

Unknown said...

Aww, thank you! It's a good thing the post was almost ready. LOL Thank you so much for sharing. I am thrilled to have you! Have a wonderful week. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you! The scariest part was how quickly things can change. Even more, how you can't really think clearly when your not fully awake. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and for sharing again this week.


Unknown said...

Thank you! It was quite a day, but thank goodness it all turned out well. Thank you so much for sharing again this week. :)

Have a wonderful week.

Miss Lady Aga said...

So sorry to hear about your scary day on Saturday and my prayers are with you and your family. I'm so happy I was able to put a smile on your face just like you did for me when I saw your post tonight! Thank you, Thank you!!


Audrey said...

hi Kathy ... so sorry for what has been happening in your life. So unsettling. Hope your MIL is doing better now. So happy to see you feel like hosting such a fun and talented bunch of party-goers. I hope to be able to join the fun.
Audrey Z. audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Katie,
I'm so sorry to hear about the terrible saturday you had! Thanks God you are all right!
Thank you for hosting another awesome party.
Have a better week!

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Shannon said...

Oh, my goodness. I am so glad you are all ok and that the damage wasn't any worse than it was. Positive thoughts for your mother-in-law and I hope everybody has a safe and peaceful week! :)

Heidi said...

Thanks for hosting Kathy. Those costumes are the funniest thing ever!

What a Saturday you had. You know, we all would have forgiven you if you skipped the party altogether. I'm glad your family is safe, and I hope the doctors will give your mother-in-law the care she needs.

Unknown said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks again for featuring my Banana Pudding recipe on your blog! I really appreciate it! Sincerely,