Life Lately + Sweet Inspiration Link Party #76

Welcome to another Sweet Inspiration Link Party.  So happy you could stop by and visit 🙂

Sweet Inspiration Link Party #67 | craft, decor, DIY, recipes

Life Lately

After four long months working overseas, my husband finally returned home!  I’d been bearing up pretty well, but I had my moments…certainly the weeds and I were fighting for dominance in the garden. And while I think I won that fight in the end, I am more than happy to give that battle back to my hubby!

In any case, I’m happy to have him back home again.

But no sooner did he return than we decided that we needed to get away for a little RnR to one of our all-time favourite places:  Niagara-on-the-Lake (aka ‘wine country’) right here in Ontario, Canada.

We had a blast there visiting the wineries, going to the tasting rooms (it’s fun to sample all the new & old wines), dining in some amazing restaurants and, of course, bringing home a small stash of vino 😉

Now, if only we could drink the wine as quickly as we seem to accumulate it!  Ah well. No matter. It’s always nice to offer a bottle of wine as gifts at holiday parties.

Speaking of parties…Let’s get this here Sweet Inspiration Link Party going, shall we?

The Party Details

The party starts on Fridays 11am EST/ 4pm GMT and runs until Tuesday 11am EST/4pm GMT.  By joining us each week you’ll be able to grow your blog and be inspired by others who link up to the party. I hope you’ll join us each and every week to share your projects and learn something new – win-win!

And just a reminder that this party is for you to link up your own posts – NO LINK PARTIES, please 🙂 

But first…

Check Out What Your Co-Hosts Have Been Up To:

Simple Fall Pinecone Bowl Decor

Jelica from A Pretty Fix || Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter

DIY Wood Vase

Christina from Art Decoration & Crafting || Facebook Pinterest | Twitter | Google +

What I Love Best About Greece

Mary from The Boondocks Blog || Facebook Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram | Google +

And Then There’s What Won’t Sell

Florence from Vintage Southern Picks     Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram | Google +

5 Tips To Help You Conquer A Flat Lay Photoshoot

Michelle from A Crafty Mix || Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram | Google +

OUR FAVES From Last Week’s Party:

My Pick – Make Your Own Painted Pumpkins

I’ve been obsessed with using pumpkins in my decor this fall and, naturally, fell in love with this gorgeous fall vignette. Brandy from the Gluesticks blog shows us just how quick and easy it is to upcycle basic ceramic pumpkins into these beautiful decor pieces using nothing but paint. It’s the perfect DIY for a creative ‘crafternoon’ 

Mary’s Pick – Amazingly Delicious & Easy Fried Rice

Mary says:  I know that everyone has gone mad for pumpkin spice but I have a serious craving for Fried Rice right now. Why? Because Amy of Health, Home and Heart has a super easy recipe so that I too can make this at home. It’s the next best thing short of visiting Chinatown.

Christina’s Pick – 11 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow Indoors

Christina says:  I used to be a black thumb for a lot of years. I tried very hard and I believe that now this thumb has turned green, so it is easy for me to keep alive all the medicinal plants which Lisa from Feather in the Woods suggests us to grow indoors.

Michelle’s Pick – How To Make Foam Gauntlets

Michelle says:  With Halloween just around the corner, I really need to get my butt into gear and make some costumes. These Ring Wraith gauntlets that Rebecca from Simple Practical Beautiful made will definitely be on my list. Aren’t they just sooo cool?

Florence’s Pick – Tips For Keeping Mums Looking Great

Florence says:  I found this post by Joanna from Gingham Gardens to be so enlightening and appropriate for this season of year in the US. Fall usually means mums and pumpkins and Joanna shows what to look for when purchasing, and how to keep them looking their best.

The People’s Choice From Last Week’s Party

And now (drum roll, please!), the post that received the most views from last week’s party is…

Styling A Fall Vignette (by Penny’s Vintage Home)

Now, onto the Party!


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  • You can link up to 3 posts, DIYs, Home Decor, Crafts, Recipes anything family friendly goes!
  • Yes, you can link up posts with affiliate links.
  • Please link up your own work, no ads. And please NO LINK PARTIES.
  • Linking gives us permission to share a credited photo on our social media accounts.Please keep in mind that linking up with stock photography or using photos without express permission by the photo owner is not allowed. Links of stock photography or photos that are not owned by you will be removed without notification. 
  • If you wish to pin the features please do so by going to the original post.

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Disclosure:  By submitting a link to the Sweet Inspiration Link Party you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your link/post on our blogs, social media and future round up posts. This includes images from the linked post as well as linking to your social media accounts. A Pretty Fix and all Sweet Inspiration Link Party co-hosts respect you and your work; everything will be properly linked back to you and credit given.



  • Katrin
    September 29, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks for hosting Jelica, I´m happy to hear your hubby is back, and Niagara on the Lake is so beautiful!

  • Debbie-Dabble
    September 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! And thanks for taking the time to stop by!!