Celebrate Your Story! #265
Celebrate Your Story! Link Party
Hello friends! I hope you’re having a good week so far. I’m starting to work on some Valentine’s Day content this week. Although the new year has been off to a rough start, I’m trying to stay positive and focus on my goals. I have hope that things will get better and life will return to some semblance of normal by the fall. I hope you’re all hanging in there, too!
Here’s what I was up to last week:
Now, time to party!
Looking for a Valentine’s Day craft? Claire from Pillar Box Blue made this cute heart brooch from recycled sweaters! It would make a great gift, too.
I’ll admit, it makes me sad to take down the Christmas tree. Penny from Penny’s Vintage Home has a clever way to keep the tree up a little longer…turn it into a winter tree! I love those huge snowballs and the white poinsettia stems.
Nothing says winter like a steaming cup of hot cocoa. Ann from The Apple Street Cottage shared her recipe for homemade hot cocoa without the additives found in store bought brands. I love how she packaged it, too!
I dream of visiting Ireland one day. Cathy and Soko from Life of Two Snowbirds shared some great photos from their trip to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in County Clare. I was especially drawn to this charming photo of reconstructed century old Irish homes!
I love the romantic look of this paper cone designed by Pam from An Artful Mom! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day with the pink pattern and lace trim. Fill it with chocolates and you have a perfect gift!
Here’s another clever way to update your winter decor. Debbie from Debbie Dabble Blog spruced up an old wreath with a new bow, some new picks, pinecones and a little paint on the worn sign. I love the cardinal theme!
The most clicked link of the week is from Denise of My Home of All Seasons. She styled this lovely winter tiered tray in her kitchen. I love the hat and mittens. Check out her blog to see the other tiered tray she styled for her winter coffee bar!
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Thank you to everyone for sharing, and congratulations to all of the featured bloggers! I had so much fun reading your posts and discovering new to me blogs. Don’t forget to link up your new posts to have a chance to be featured next week at Celebrate Your Story!
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I was a bit under the weather last week and now realized that I even forgot to link up last week so I did not see that you featured my post!! how embarrassing!! I gave you a Shout Out on face book and will do so in my next post!! Thanks so much for the feature and for hosting each week and I am so sorry that i did not see this until now!1 Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Thank you so much for featuring our visit to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. I hope that you will get to Ireland one day! Thank you for hosting this nice party every week!!
You’re so welcome, Cathy! It looks like you and Soko had a great time! I’d love to go to Ireland. I’ve been to England, Scotland, Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Maybe after my husband retires, we’ll take a European vacation. Thanks for sharing your photos here. Have a great week!
So many great features to dive into this week, Rebecca. Thanks so much for hosting each week and for giving us a fun place to hang out. I hope you’re has been a happy day and February will feel like a fresh start. Hugs, CoCo
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words, CoCo. Things are starting to look brighter, already. I hope you have a great week!
Thank you for hosting….and a special thanks for featuring my winter tree….xo
You’re so welcome, Penny. I hate taking down the tree, so I may need to keep mine up longer next year and transition it to a winter tree after Christmas. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week!
I made your beef stroganoff yesterday and we really enjoyed it. I also shared it on my Facebook page the other day and it was very well received by my followers there. I’ll definitely make it again and again!
Thank you for hosting the party!
I’m SO happy to hear you enjoyed the beef stroganoff, Paula! Thanks for sharing it on your FB page. It’s something we make again and again, too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by the party, as well. Have a great week!
Sorry to hear that the beginning of the year has been rough, it is difficult at the moment. Thank you for featuring my flower brooch. Take care.
Thanks Claire…I have faith that things are going to get better. I loved your brooch! Thanks for sharing it at the party. Have a great week!
Thank you so much for hosting and featuring my Hot Cocoa mix, Rebecca. Have a wonderful week!
I love how your cocoa mix is free of additives, Ann. Thanks for sharing it here! I hope you have a wonderful week, too 🙂
Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.
Same to you, Patrick! Thanks for stopping by each week 🙂
Thanks so much for the feature Rebecca and for hosting! I am right there with you…trying to stay positive and focused these days. But…I know in my heart things will get better. Hang in there!
I hear you, Denise…things will get better with time. Thanks for sharing your winter tiered tray decor. I really love those white hat and mittens!
Thanks for hosting and enjoy your week!
So glad you stopped by, Shelley! Hope you have a good week, too 🙂
Rebecca, your beef stroganoff looks really good. I think I will try your recipe this week! This is one of my favorite things to see bloggers share, because not only do they like it themselves, but I like reading comments of the process (not just the recipe). Thank you for that, and for hosting. I hope someday to travel to Ireland (it’s where my Dad’s people migrated from). so I really enjoyed Two Snowbirds’ post.
Rita, please let me know how you like the beef stroganoff. It’s a great winter comfort food! I loved seeing the photos from Ireland, too. Hopefully we’ll both make it there someday. Thanks for stopping by the party and linking up!