Thursday Blog Links, March 22, 2012

Daffodils are already blooming in our gardens!

Let’s see . . . It’s Thursday, almost the weekend, and your mind is starting to daydream about what you will do this weekend. Gardening? Yardwork? Crafting? Laundry?

No matter what, I hope my weekly blog links will give you a little break every Thursday, whether you work in an office or in your home, and inspire you in all things crafty, creative, and bloggy too! (Is bloggy a word? No? I didn’t think so either. I was just trying to be cute. And there was the mistake: trying to be cute, instead of just being myself!)

And without further delay, here are this week’s links to read and enjoy and try, all while sipping your favorite beverage. For me this morning? A wonderfully large mug of Irish Breakfast Tea!

Rustic Peeps Bunny Garland Tutorial, from The Country Chic Cottage

Angie, of The Country Chic Cottage blog, says she came up with this idea because although she loves the shape of the traditional bunny “peeps” available around Easter, she wanted a more rustic version of that shape. I think she created a fantastic garland, definitely rustic, definitely something that is pretty while not falling into that category of being overly-cutesy. This garland is like an Easter decoration for grown-ups! Click on the link above to learn how Angie made this.

Pea and Moss Balls, from Sand and Sisal

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to pretty up your space for Spring, check out this tutorial by Kim of the Sand and Sisal blog. I can’t get over how easy her tutorial is, probably because she does such a great job of clearly explaining the steps and showing you awesome step-by-step pictures too! We have a gorgeous antique copper bowl that we keep on our dining table, filling it with different things depending upon the season. I know these green balls would look great in the copper bowl, but I am truly loving how they look against white. Click on the link above to learn how Kim made these.

Army Party Camo Cupcakes, from Somewhat Simple

Stephanie, of Somewhat Simple, came up with this cool cupcakes idea. These army camouflage cupcakes would be a hit whether you made them for a little boy’s special birthday party, or made them for a friend who is in the military. Not only do they look cool, they are apparently super-tasty too. I have a Pinterest** board called, “Recipes if I baked or cooked” where I pinned this recipe. And that speaks volumes because I don’t collect recipes, and I don’t do well in the kitchen. Trust me on this. Click on the link above to see the recipe and yummy pictures, and then go make a batch for someone special.

Facebook Business Pages

If you don’t have a business page on Facebook, then you don’t need to read any further. But if you do, you probably have heard or seen that the business pages will be getting a new look very soon. I’m one of those people who still needs to work on my business page to get it ready for the change which will happen on March 30th – just eight short days away. Here is an article that should help you – and me – get up to speed fast.

Facebook Giveaways

I’m not one to do giveaways on my Facebook Business Page, and one of the reasons is that I have never quite heard the same story twice on the correct rules and regulations that Facebook has regarding giveaways. And then I came across the following article which not only clears up any confusion, but also spells out everything a business owner needs to keep in mind for giveaways in general.

Have a creative weekend!


**Β If you would like to follow me on Pinterest, Β just click on the Follow me on Pinterest button in my sidebar on the right side of this page – just scroll up a bit to find it. And if you would like me to check out your Pinterest boards, please feel free to leave your link in the comments below. Thanks!

Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. says

    Thanks for providing links to some very important and useful info. There are so many rules to avoid when using FB it’s mind boggling!

    • says

      You’re welcome! And I completely agree regarding Facebook: it truly IS mind boggling! Every time I think I’m all up-to-date on whatever the latest changes are? You guessed it: they change it again!

    • says

      Well thank YOU for writing such a comprehensive and complete post on Facebook giveaways Tauni! πŸ™‚ I know that I’ll be sharing this often when I hear someone ask questions about giveaways!

  2. says

    Hi! So so glad you’re up and about and doing this beautiful blog! You’ve got a great range of topics & information. Happy spring!

    xo from Katy
    Far Flung Cards

    • says

      Aww Katy I’m blushing! Thanks so much, and hopefully I can keep going for awhile now w/out any pesky surgery getting in the way! πŸ˜‰ Happy Spring to you as well!