Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tout It Tuesday - #36

Happy Tuesday!

Things here at our house are a bit in overdrive. We are hosting my family's big Christmas Eve party.  My parents usually host but they had some unexpected home repairs come up.  Their living room and basement (where we usually gather) are now filled with boxes of clothing and furniture. I know we will have a wonderful evening but in the mean time we need to finish up some projects lingering projects in the living room and hallway before the 24th.  Nothing like a party for 30 to light the motivation fires, right? 

Now that you are caught up with what we have been up to, it is time for this week's features.

DIY Bunting
from Rustic Silk
I love that this doesn't involve the sewing machine in any way. Thread and glue hold it all together. 

Triple Chocolate Toffee
from The Rehomesteaders

Rachel had me at triple chocolate on this sweet treat.  Who wouldn't want to make this for a holiday party?

DIY Candles Holder out of Chair Legs
from Adventures in Creating
I never would have know these were chair legs.  I so need to put spade drill bits on my Christmas list!

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Dip
from The Hill Hangout
This one is definitely going on the menu for our Christmas Eve gathering.  
Who wouldn't love this on a crostini or a cracker?

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This week's Fan Fav!

multi-time zone wall clock 

 from Pondered Primed Perfected via Inspiration Cafe.

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Before we get to the party, just a couple of other things.

First,  I am co-hosting the Homemade Holiday Link Party and the voting starts today. Make sure to come back at noon to vote for your favorite 5 link ups.

Second, this Friday is the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings linky party hosted by Claiming Our Space, Black Fox Homestead, Life with the Hawleys, Lilacs and Longhorns, Practically Functional, The Thrifty Rebel and Yellow Spool. Each of us will have our own project or recipe to share so make sure to stop by to check out what we have each created as well as to link up your own winter or holiday inspired posts.

Now it's time for Tout It Tuesday!

I can't wait to see what people will be share this week and know that I will be inspired by everyone's projects and recipes.

Just a few rules/guidelines.

1. I would love it if you would follow through GFC or Bloglovin'. It would be great if you would also follow us on Twitter and Pinterest.

2. Please do not link shops or link parties that are not related to a project, photo or recipe challenge. Everything else is accepted.

3. Linking to Claiming Our Space isn't required but I would appreciate it if you would grab my button and either display it with the post you are linking up or under your list of parties.

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4. Don't forget to click on the "like" button on your favorite project or recipe so I know which one should be the week's Fan Fav.

5.  Please try to visit at least two posts for each link you submit and leave a comment.  Comments make everyone happy!

If you have a Holiday or Winter themed link up, make sure to also link up to the Winter Wonders and Holiday Happenings party going on until next Thursday!

With all that out of the way, let's get the party started!


  1. Whoop whoop! Thanks for featuring my Cheesy Smoked Sausage Dip. Yes, it would be fabulous on crostini!! Hope you and yours have a merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks for hosting. This and the Holiday Exchange. You have been a busy hostess this month and sounds like you are just getting started. Good luck! Have a great week!

  3. Thanks for sharing our Time Zone Wall Clock! And thanks for hosting the party! It's a treat to be fan favorite. Happy Holidays!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a fabulously festive week!
    Tuula :)

  5. I am happy to be linking here this week, thanks so much for this wonderful party. Happy Wednesday!{Hugs}

  6. Thank you for featuring our Triple Chocolate Toffee! I thought it was both delicious AND such a pretty toffee. Hope you get a chance to try it! :)
    -Rachael from The Rehomesteaders

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  8. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend :)


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