Pieced Pastimes: 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Saturday Sparks Link Party 200

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 200!

How fitting to welcome the New Year with our 200th party!

Time flies when you are having so much fun.

I look forward to hosting the next 200 parties and thank all of you that share your inspiring posts week after week.

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."
~ Benjamin Franklin

Now, onto this weeks party.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 199.


Top Ten Projects of 2016 at Thistlewood Farm



Healthy Holiday Part - Easy Christmas Party Decor and a Gluten-Free Menu at Just JP


Bedtime Tea at Alba Rosa


Frost and Ice Christmas Tablescape at Dining Delight


My Favorite Five Upcycled Denim Storage Ideas at Pillar Box Blue



DIY Ornament Wreath at Let's Create Events



Christmas Hair at Howling at the Moon


Hot Chocolate Recipes and Treat Ideas at Lolly Jane


Peppermint Patty Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes Recipe at Sugar, Spice ad Family Life


Vegan Maple Gingerbread Scones at Sprinkle of Vanilla Sugar


And finally a recap of my share from the party - 2016 Reflections

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.



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Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Reflections

With another year winding down, the time has to come to reflect on the days gone by.


Spring couldn't come soon enough for me this year.


The gentle coos of a mourning dove proved to be music to my winter weary soul.


I celebrated the official arrival of Spring by refreshing the family room.

I continued my journey with a plant-based diet and shared some delicious recipes.











And finally, I shared about the loss of our Charlie Boy.



The loss of our Charlie Boy hit me hard. I sense him still and catch myself reaching out for him, only to realize he's just not there. I have to remind myself that the privilege of having him far outweighs the pain of losing him.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
~ Anatole France

Reflecting on the year shows me that, it's the simple moments that hold my most cherished memories.


Linking up with the following blogs:


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Friday, December 23, 2016

Saturday Sparks Link Party 199

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 199!

The anticipation of yet another Christmas has taken over our hearts. In the midst of all the excitement, one must pause to reflect on the true meaning of the day.

"The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart."
~ Helen Keller

Now, onto this weeks party.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 198.



Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom Retreat Ideas at Lolly Jane



A Very Vintage Christmas at Let's Create Events



Farmhouse Christmas Living Room at Kingsbury Brook Farm


Facebook Photos for November at The Boondocks Blog



Antique Chair Revival at Redo It Yourself Inspirations



Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags at Dreams Factory



Sweet and Simple Cookie Decorating Gift at Just Measuring Up



Maple Creme Brûlée at Kiku Corner



Mini Christmas Pies at Mila's Little Things



Thumbprint Cookies at Budget Girl



2 Delightful Festive Cranberry Recipes at The Fresh Times


Last Minute Gift Idea: Homemade Apple Butter at Noting Grace


Black Rice & Chickpea Fritters at Cookilicious


Orange Poppy Seed Bread and Loaf Cozy at 3 Winks Design

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing

Links are open through Friday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.



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