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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bouquet of Talent Party and Pick of the Bunch Features #80

Hi, friends and welcome to another week of a Bouquet of Talent party!  I cannot believe that this is number 80.  I than you so much for your huge support and sharing each week.   I can't tell you how thankful I am for each and every one of you!  


I feel I definitely owe you an explanation.  I am sure you have noticed that I have not posted one of my own projects in awhile now.  :(      My real job has taken over and consumed my life this year.   We are moving into all of this new testing in 3 weeks, and it has been such a major bummer for the teachers and our students.  I won't go into my rant here (LOL), but I will let you know that I will feel like a bird out of a cage once this test is over.  I am probably way too much of a perfectionist in the classroom, and I feel the heavy burden of doing everything I can to help my students succeed.   I am staying an hour after school 3 days a week to tutor those who need it.  

My blog is one of my greatest passions, and I love all of the wonderful friends that I have made, and I cannot let it go.    With that being said,  I will be back to posting my projects and visiting with all of you like I used to do, before I ever heard the words, COMMON CORE!  Thank you so much for letting me continue to blog through checking out your awesome projects for inspiration each week!!!    


            Pick of the Bunch and Top View Features:

    
                                     chair redo into ottoman with fabulous ruffles

I am in love with this gorgeous chair makeover ottoman by Junk Chic Cottage!  I love those ruffles.  Check out her fabulous chair makeovers, too!  



                           Burlap Wrapped Carrots by Posed Perfection

Posed Perfection created these adorable burlap wrapped carrots.  These are just too cute! 


                chest makeover

Iris Abbey shared this gorgeous chest makeover!  My daughter has this exact same one in her room that she inherited from my grandmother.  Oh, how I would love to paint it this color!



                              hot air balloon pallet stenciled wall art

   The Life of a Craft Crazed Mom shared this great hot air balloon pallet art.  


                             family room makeover after photo

Our Secondhand House revealed the new family room makeover, and it looks wonderful!  Wow, such a huge transformation!




                           pastel floral Easter Tree

Penny's Vintage Home shared her amazing Easter pastel tree.  What a beautiful post and tree!



                         the dollar store craft ideas


The Crafty Blog Stalker shared some of her awesome dollar store crafts!  Such great ideas!



       Delicious Fabulous Features:



                             Italian Skillet Chicken - Simple, fresh ingredients make a perfect 30 minute meal.

Tastes of Lizzy T shared her yummy Italian Skillet Chicken.  It looks so delicious!


                                          Copycat Starbucks Cheese Danish | www.shariblogs.com

Shari Blogs shared this fabulous Copycat Starbucks Cheese Danish!  Oh, my!!



                                candy bar salad bar

I love this great idea for a Candy Bar Salad by Love Food, Will Share.  Oh, what fun that would be!



                                          Leprechaun Nibbles

Jodie Fitz from Juggling Food Family & Chaos shared this fun and yummy No-Bake Leprechaun Mix.




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26 comments:

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

There is no doubt Kathy....you are extraordinary!! I'm certain your students and their parents greatly appreciate you. Best wishes for much success for you and your students on the big test.

We'll look forward to seeing all your fabulous creativity when it's over!!

Gail said...

Kathy, We all know what a dedicated teacher you are and understand your busy schedule. Thanks so much for continuing to host your fabulous parties each week. Good luck with your students and testing!

Heather Carter said...

Kathy, thanks for the nice party. Your features are always so beautiful!

Hugs,
Heather
MySweetMission.net

Andrea Veitch said...

Thanks so much for hosting; I've added your link to my linky page I hope that's ok?
Kind regards
Andrea

Kim M said...

Kathy, thank you for hosting such a lovely party. I left teaching many years ago, but I still have tons of friends in the classroom. Common core is a nightmare for all involved. I hope that after the tests you have a little more free time to enjoy your crafting! :)

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Thanks for hosting, Kathy. And a big thank you for featuring my Burlap Wrapped Carrots! What a fun surprise! I'm sorry you haven't been able to blog much lately with all the new responsibilities and expectations with work. Summer will be here before you know it. Hang tough, sweet lady! Your students are blessed to have such a dedicated teacher. Have a great week.
Blessings,
Nici

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Thanks for hosting, Kathy. And a big thank you for featuring my Burlap Wrapped Carrots! What a fun surprise! I'm sorry you haven't been able to blog much lately with all the new responsibilities and expectations with work. Summer will be here before you know it. Hang tough, sweet lady! Your students are blessed to have such a dedicated teacher. Have a great week.
Blessings,
Nici

Shannon said...

I feel for you teachers during this testing time. I'll be praying for you all. Thanks for hosting, and I can't wait to see what you have been up to.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Shannon said...

I feel for you teachers during this testing time. I'll be praying for you all. Thanks for hosting, and I can't wait to see what you have been up to.

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

JP said...

Hello My Friend! I have, definitely, been missing your creativity but, do appreciate that you always manage to keep hosting your weekly parties. I managed to link up 3 posts this week...woo-hoo!
Hugs to you!
JP

JP said...

Hello My Friend! I have, definitely, been missing your creativity but, do appreciate that you always manage to keep hosting your weekly parties. I managed to link up 3 posts this week...woo-hoo!
Hugs to you!
JP

Natasha In Oz said...

I hear your pain and frustration! We are going through the same changes here and our National Curriculum is causing nothing but stress and angst for teachers and students alike. I only do relief work now and marvel at the work hard-working teachers like yourself do every day. I hope our governments will just let us teach soon instead of having teachers conform to the whims of whichever govt is "governing" at the time.

Best wishes lovely lady!
Natasha in Oz

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kathy,
Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thank you so much for including my Easter tree witb all the great features this week...hugs, Penny

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kathy, thanks so much for hosting and it is hard with working blogging and everyday life! So glad that you host this party each week! Good luck with everything. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and week.
Julie

Lydia Filgueras said...

Thanks for hosting, this party is always a lot of fun and I like looking at a variety of projects. I am sure your students and their parents appreciate everything you do on their behalf :)

irisabbey said...

Kathy, Thanks so much for featuring my Serpentine Chest. I'm about to head for bed, but decided to check the computer. What a delightful surprise. I'm very grateful. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

Bonnie H said...

Thank you for hosting the link up each week and I am so thrilled that you featured my family room. Thanks so much!

Katie Adams said...

Thanks you for featuring my Dollar Store Craft Round Up! Love your party and I wouldn't miss it!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Like you, I am a teacher. What you have said in your post is exactly reflects the problem with standardized testing - it squelches creativity and my favorite education speaker, Ken Robinson, has shown us through research exactly what happens when we take the creative out of learning. For you, a teacher, taking the creative out has made you neglect a part of your life that feeds your soul. Sigh. I understand and know exactly where you are coming from. Thank you for hosting this sweet party to keep us all in our creative spirit. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Junkchiccottage said...

Kathy,
Thanks for the feature of my ottoman. Love your parties. You are the sweetest hostess. I am joining in again this week. Thanks for hosting.
Kris

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

We would all vote for you for "Teacher of the Year"! I admire all you do to teach our children Kathy. Thank you. Thanks also for hosting this party. Glad to be back after a long blogging break. Blessings, Patti

Karen said...

Kathy, I am a teacher, too-- and I was so fed up with all the nonsense you've mentioned that I quit my position last fall. Best decision I ever made. I continue to work with kids, but in a different way, and without the anxiety and detrimental decisions made by people who don't know a thing about being a great teacher!
Hang in there!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks for hosting Kathy, appreciate joining in on Bouquet of Talent. Have a good week.
Joy

Jodie Fitz said...

THANK YOU for the AWESOME feature & sharing our leprechaun nibbles :)! I added your button to that post..hoping the luck of the Irish is with you this week :)! ~ jodie

Tina C said...

Thank you for hosting!

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