The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 175

Happy Friday my friends! I don't know about you, but I am ready to relax and enjoy the weekend! What plans do you have? Are you getting ready to host Thanksgiving? Are you getting you shopping shoes ready for the lines on Black Friday? Whatever fun you have planned for the weekend, make sure to check out the great link up this week!

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unique book storage ideas to make yourself

If you have a love of books, these Unique DIY Book Storage ideas are just what you are looking for.

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Unique DIY Book Storage Solutions

One of the biggest challenges when you have a passion for reading is your ever-growing collection of books, and finding a place to put them. While it's easy to go to the store and buy a plain bookshelf, sometimes it's fun to have something a little bit more unique as book storage. You can start a DIY project and create (or makeover) a bookshelf for your home library. I have found interesting unique DIY book storage ideas to share with you today. Hopefully you will find one that will be just what you are looking for.

diy unique book storage ideas bookshelves

Our home library grows quite often, which means we generally need to buy a new bookshelf. I get tired of the dark, rectangle bookshelves and wish that our books were displayed in a more eye-pleasing way. I searched the internet for unique ways you can design and build book storage. There are thousands of ideas out there, but I narrowed the list down to some of my favorites.

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 174

It's finally Friday! The time to look forward to the weekend, some needed relaxation, time with family and friends, and checking out this link party for some new ideas. Thanks for visiting today so you can see delicious recipes, diy & craft projects, and advice.

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Recent posts on Home Crafts by Ali soup roundup and dipped pretzel treats


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Favorite Fall and Winter Soup Recipes

When the weather turns a bit cooler, it's nice to have a comforting meal in the evenings. A bowl of flavorful soup will warm you up while pleasing your taste buds. Add some of these tasty soups to your meal plans this fall or winter and you won't be sorry!

favorite fall and winter delicious soups

When you cook soup, your home will be filled with the delightful aroma of the ingredients as they simmer together. There are soups on this list for everyone - when you add ingredients into the slow cooker at the beginning of the day, if you can add ingredients throughout the day, and recipes for those of us that throw together a quick meal.
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Dipped Pretzel Candy Canes

It's getting to be that time of year again....when you need to start planning what you will do for neighbor gifts or sweet treats at parties this holiday season. These Dipped Pretzel Candy Canes are so easy to make and really do taste great!

easy diy gift treats dipped pretzel candy cane

During the holidays, we generally get 10-12 plates of cookies. Now don't get me wrong, my family loves cookies...and we even save a few to put out for Santa. It's nice to sometime have something a little different though. These salty pretzels and sweet melted candy mix perfectly for a treat that will please.

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 173

Happy first Friday in November my friends! Halloween is behind us and we turn out thoughts to what we are thankful for and the upcoming holidays. I hope you enjoy your weekend and find some great items shared at this Pinterest filled link party!

The other day I was looking at a post I wrote a few years ago about Living a Grateful Life. It was just what I needed, both for recognizing those things I'm grateful for in my life and a reminder to let others know how much I appreciate them.

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Ultimate Slime Book Review recently on Home Crafts by Ali



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Book Review ~ Ultimate Slime by Alyssa Jagan

Have your kids discovered the joy of making slime? Part science experiment and part toy with hours of enjoyment. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a new book filled with more than 100 tutorials of slime made without Borax so children can safely make them at home any time they want.

book review ultimate slime by alyssa jagan book cover and blue slime

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 172

Happy Almost-Halloween Friday! Do you have big plans this weekend to celebrate Halloween? Maybe a trip to the pumpkin patch, a party, or community Trick or Treating. Or maybe you will watch some spooky movies or tv shows. Whatever you are doing, I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy this fun link party!

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lately on Home Crafts by Ali how to host a witch's night out girls halloween party

A friend and I spent a month planning a Halloween party for the ladies in our neighborhood. A cackling great time was had by all, so I decided to share How To Host a Witch's Night Out Party with my readers. Now your Girls Night Halloween party will be easy to plan!

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 171

It's Friday!! What better time to Pinterest party! You can take a look at the pins that bloggers share, or link up two of your own. You will find ideas for recipes, crafts, family activities, advice, and more!

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How To Host a Witch's Night Out Party

If you want to have a fun get together with your girl friends this fall, Halloween is a perfect time for a party! Plan a Witch's Night Out for some spooky fun with your favorite ladies!

party decoration food game ideas for girls night halloween

Today I'm sharing how to plan a Witch's Night Out party. Party decorations, food, and games are made easy with this post of ideas that will help you have a cackling good night.
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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 170

Friday has arrived! It's time for the weekend and this great Pinterest Party. I love seeing the great recipes, crafts, and advice that bloggers link up every week. I hope that you find some useful ideas.

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Recent post from Home Crafts by Ali DIY Fabric Mobile Chandelier

Add some color and cuteness to your home with this whimsical DIY Fabric Chandelier. This mobile is easy and quick to make, and is a great thrifty decoration project.

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Easy DIY Fabric Strip Chandelier

If you want to add a bit of color and cuteness to your home, this easy DIY project is just what you are looking for! Not only is this fabric strip chandelier simple to make, but it won't break the bank either! In ten minutes you will have a decor piece to add to your teen or tween room, nursery, spare room, or upcoming party!

easy to make diy chandelier made with fabric

My daughters are getting older and lately they have wanted to change the style and color of their rooms (see a recent project here), but I wanted to make sure that what we add to their rooms isn't too expensive. Making our own decor pieces makes sure we have exactly what color and style we want, as well as being proud of what we created and loving it all the more.

This oh-so-easy tutorial will show you how you can add a soft and colorful accent to your home. Pick your favorite colors and patterns of fabric and you will soon have a lovely piece to add to your room.

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 169

Happy October my friends! As my favorite book character says "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery. Not only do I love the change in the seasons, but October is my birthday month too!!

I hope you have some fun plans to keep you busy this weekend. We are going to see the LEGO Ninjago movie and have a nice family dinner.

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chunky cinnamon applesauce recipe made in the slow cooker
Delight your taste buds and make your home smell wonderful when you cook this Slow Cooker Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce recipe. It's great as a snack, for breakfast, or warmed up and served on top of vanilla ice cream.


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Slow Cooker Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade applesauce not only tastes wonderful and smells good while cooking, but it is easy to make too. When you use your slow cooker to make applesauce, the delicious and warm smell permeates your home for hours.

easy chunky cinnamon applesauce recipe canned bowl

With just a few ingredients, you will have a sweet and tasty snack. There are so many varieties of apples to choose from when you make homemade applesauce. Soft varieties are better suited for making applesauce, and having a mixture of apples makes the taste well rounded.
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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 168

Another weekend is almost here! Oh how nice it is to relax and spend time with family and friends! What fun plans do you have this weekend? As for us, I will be having a girls' night on Friday, a visit to the farmers market to buy some colorful heirloom tomatoes, then the weekend is filled with watching LDS General Conference (you can watch online here). I will also definitely make time to check out the great pins that are added to this link party too!

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home crafts by ali lately sewing supply giveaway    home crafts by ali recently photos of beautiful quilts at home and museum

  • Celebrate National Sewing Month by entering the giveaway for sewing supplies on my blog. Good luck!
  • In my post about The Art of Quilting, you will see photos of beautifully designed quilts that were on display at a museum as well as some of the daily used quilts in our home. 

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National Sewing Month - Sewing Supply Giveaway

With September being National Sewing Month, I thought it would be fun to host a giveaway for sewing supplies that you, my wonderful readers, will love! Celebrate National Sewing Month with me and enter to win sewing supplies you can use for so many different projects.

sewing items for a giveaway celebrating national sewing month


This year for National Sewing Month, I have shared 15+ Fat Quarter Sewing Projects that are fun and cute, a list of some of my favorite Sewing Books, and a look at the Art of Quiltmaking.
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The Art of Quilting

There are so many different ways to practice your own creativity, and just as many ways to enjoy the art that others envision and produce. One beautiful creative outlet is quilting. Stitching lovely fabrics together to make a soft and comforting quilt in a design that is eye pleasing takes a lot of time and talent.

soft and colorful pile of baby quilts

I love to look at quilts and can appreciate the talent of those who take the time to make quilts. I have made simple baby quilts for my children that are made up of squares and rectangles, but hope to one day be able to sew more detailed quilts.
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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 167

Happy First Day of Fall! The leaves are beginning to change colors, the weather has gotten cooler, and it's been cloudy for the past few days. Perfect for bundling up in sweaters, curling up under a blanket to read, and finding ideas for tasty fall recipes and crafts!

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recently on home crafts by ali - sewing project tutorials and looking at changing colors of leaves




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15+ Fat Quarter Sewing Projects

Do you have a few fat quarters in your fabric stash that you want to use? These fabulous project tutorials will make sewing with your fat quarter fun!

15+ fabulous fat quarter sewing project tutorials

Each time I go to the fabric store I buy a fat quarter, or two, to add to my ever-growing stash of fabric. There is something about those colorful little rectangles of cute fabric that are hard to pass by without adding a few to your cart.

I thought a great way to celebrate National Sewing Month would be to share some easy and fun sewing projects that you can make with fat quarters. I hope you find a few that you want to try to make!
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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 166

Another Friday is here, and with it the promise of a relaxing upcoming weekend. I hope you have some fun plans!

I'm looking forward to reading a book, going to a neighborhood dinner, spending time with family, and checking out the interesting pins by great bloggers being shared at this link party! I hope you find some craft tutorials, recipes, and advice that you can use in your life.

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Sewing Books you will love slow cooker stuffed pepper soup on Home Crafts by Ali
  • If you are looking for some fun sewing projects for all different ages, you should check out my post with Sewing Books You Will Love! There are fun projects for beginners at sewing, decor, gifts, toys, quilting, and kids learning to sew.
  • The temperatures have dropped this week, which makes me start to think of fall soups. Check out the recipe to make this easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup. You will love the flavors!

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Sewing Books You Will Love

Sewing is a relaxing and creative hobby. You start with beautiful, colorful, and soft fabrics and end up with a finished piece that can bring so much happiness to whomever receives it.

Whether you are a beginner at sewing or have experience, it's always exciting to find inspiration for a new project to sew. I am sharing sewing books you will love that have all kinds of projects, tips, and advice for your next sewing project.
quilting scrap sewing books for project inspiration
Sewing books will give you detailed instructions with clear photos to help you plan out your next project to work on. On this list, I have books for beginners at sewing, projects to make with small amounts of fabric, decor pieces, multiple types of projects, quilting, and even books that will teach children to sew. There is a little bit of everything so you will be sure to find the sewing book that is just right for you!

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 165

Thank Goodness It's Friday! I'm sure I'm not the only one excited for the weekend to be starting soon! I hope your weekend is packed with fulfilling activities.

I'm looking forward to a book launch party that my oldest daughter wants to attend (it's great that we share a love of books!), checking out the farmers market for some cucumbers to pickle using my Grandma's recipe, and finding some great articles to add to my Pinterest boards from the family friendly pins that are linked up at this party!

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recent posts on Home Crafts by ali - National Sewing Month plan and Oven Roasted Ranch Potato Recipe
  • September is National Sewing Month and I'm telling you all about what kinds of posts and tutorials I will be sharing throughout the month. What tutorials are you interested in seeing?
  • Potatoes are such a wonderful comfort food during fall...or really any time of the year. We love these Oven Roasted Ranch Potatoes - soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside with bursts of flavor! Yum!

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National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month! A month dedicated to learning to sew, brushing up on your sewing skills, finding new sewing projects to try, sales on your favorite sewing items, and giveaways of sewing supplies!

National Sewing Month sewing supplies

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 164

Happy Friday and the beginning of September! I'm looking forward to a wonderful month full of cooler weather, a trip up the canyon to see the leaves changing color, and family picnics on the weekend! What are you excited for in September?

Lately on Home Crafts by Ali

It's been a bit quiet here on the blog. I've been taking care of a family member who had surgery last month, getting back into the swing of school for the kids, and making some big plans for posts in the coming weeks. September is National Sewing Month, so be on the lookout for some fun projects that I will be sharing!
  • For the beginner sewist, you need a project that is easy and quick to complete. This pillowcase tutorial will be done in 10 minutes and you will have the confidence to try other projects!
  • Sometimes it's nice to get a little break and have one-on-one time with that special person in your life. I had a lovely local weekend getaway (isn't the door at the bed and breakfast beautiful!) and will be sharing the best places to go in Provo with you soon!

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 163

Another Friday is here again! I can't believe that this is the last Friday in August....where has the summer flown to? What are your fun plans for the weekend? I am going to make some Oven Roasted Tomatoes from the delicious and colorful tomatoes grown fresh in my garden!

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Recent Projects on Home Crafts by Ali - camera strap cover and mod podge tutorials
  • Make your own soft, cute, and comfortable Camera Strap Cover when you follow this beginning sewing tutorial.
  • There are so many ways to use Mod Podge in your craft or decor projects. Check out 20 Fun Mod Podge Projects I found for your inspiration!


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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 162

Happy Friday once again! I hope that you had a great week and have some fun plans for the upcoming weekend! School starts next week for the kids here, so we are finishing up last minute shopping for school supplies.

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recent posts on home crafts by ali back to school projects

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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 161

Happy Friday! I hope that your week was a good one and that you can find some time to relax this weekend. What do you do on the weekend to relax? DIY projects, read some good books, family outings, or movies? We usually watch a movie and go on a family outing to explore the natural beauty here in Utah.

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chalk paint desk organizer farmers market buys
  • For the second month of the Inspire My Creativity Party, we were challenged to create a project using Chalk Paint. I made over a wood organizer to help contain all the odds and ends in my junk drawer. I loved how smooth the spray chalk paint worked and can't wait to create another project using it.
  • During the summer, a visit to the local farmers market is a must. I shared on Instagram the tasty items we bought. Doesn't the fire grilled pizza look mouthwatering!


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Inspire My Creativity - Chalk Paint Desk Drawer Organizer

We all have one of those drawers, don't we? A catch all for pretty much every little thing in our life. Pens, lip gloss, spare change, little pieces of fabric or scrapbook paper all get lost there. Well, maybe the last two are just the crafter in me.

It's a relief when we can find those little things that we are looking for, and have it look pretty at the same time is an added bonus. Using chalk paint to make a desk drawer organizer look nice is an easy and quick project.

spray chalk paint desk drawer organizer tutorial

You can find wood desk drawer organizers at pretty much any store. Plain brown wood works, but it looks so much nicer with some color to it. Pick your favorite colored paint to work with, one that will make you smile when you see it. Then keeping all your little items organized isn't such a chore anymore!
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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 160

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have had a great week and have some fun plans to look forward to this weekend. We are going to have a Family Movie Night tonight and yummy Rainbow Fruit Salad for breakfast on Saturday.

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Recent Post from Home Crafts by Ali - free printable coloring pages and Coloring Book Giveaway
I love to color, filling in the black and white illustrations with my favorite colors and seeing a picture or quote come to life is so satisfying to me. In honor of National Coloring Book Day I found some great printable coloring pages AND I'm hosting a giveaway on my site. Click over to my Super Cute Free Printable Coloring Page post and you can see the 11 pages I found and enter to win the coloring book giveaway at the end of the post.


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Super Cute Free Printable Coloring Pages

Next time you find that you have a little time to relax, grab your favorite coloring tools and color your cares away. It's so easy to do when you print out one of these cute free coloring pages! If you are interested in full length adult coloring books, don't miss out on the National Coloring Book Day giveaway you can find at the end of this post!

cute free coloring pages print and relax while coloring

In honor of National Coloring Book Day (yes, that is a real thing), I searched high and low for some super cute coloring pages that I think you will love. They are all different - inspirational and uplifting sayings, intricate patterns, prints for a child's room, and even one where you can color and so can your child. Take a look at the sites I link to that have the free printables because many of them have other posts with free pages you can print out for your coloring enjoyment.
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The Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 159

Can you believe this is the last Friday in July!? Where did the summer go? We have had a great time playing in the water, having BBQ's with our neighbors, finishing our summer reading, and having a lot of fun together as a family! What have been your favorite summer adventures?

This week my computer finally gave up on me and I had to buy a new one. While I'm excited to have a dependable computer again, my week revolved around comparison shopping and driving to stores all around. I did update a few post images though, so I will share those with you. Next week I am excited to announce that I will be having a giveaway for National Coloring Book Day (yes, surprisingly it is a real thing). Check back on my blog next Tuesday or at the party next week for that!

Recently on Home Crafts by Ali

  • DIY Mixing Bowl Cover - An easy sewing project that will be so useful! Your bowl cover can be made to fit multiple size bowls so you can cover your mixing bowls, your serving bowls at the next BBQ, or your stand mixer bowls when they have to chill in the refrigerator.
  • Family Favorite Creamy Guacamole. Easy to make, delicious to eat. Perfect for your next Taco Tuesday, get together, or an evening snack. Sharing is optional!


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HERE WAS THE FAVORITE PIN FROM LAST WEEK'S PARTY:

reader favorite 8 Quick and Easy Real Food Snacks for Travel by Mama Finds Her Way


MY FEATURED PINS FROM LAST WEEK'S PARTY:

Home Crafts by Ali features pins from Ultimate Pinterest Party Week 158 pesto globe makeover summer cupcakes paper flowers
Since Tammy is having some computer trials and couldn't post this week, I decided to feature 4 pins from last weeks link party instead of just 2.

Here are the MAIN RULES:

  • Rule #1:  Link up only 2 PINS (not blog posts.)
  • Rule #2:  Do NOT re-pin from the linky below.
  • Rule #3:  You must commit to re-pinning from THE ULTIMATE PARTY BOARD on SATURDAY or SUNDAY. (Re-pin from the pins that say "The Ultimate Party, Week 159 pins.")
  • Rule #4: Please only link up your own original pins that contain your images to this party.  Do not link up pictures of other bloggers that you may have included in a round-up.  Your collage of pictures for a round-up would be fine.
  • Rule #5: Please do not link up sale posts from your blog or sale posts that go to Etsy or Ebay --only pins that go to actual blog posts on your blog. Thank you.

Details to Observe:

  • Before you link up the pin, click on the pin and make sure it takes you to your post, not your home page. 
  • Pins that are linked up should be new to this party.
  • Linking up to this party gives the hosts permission to use a picture and a link to your post if they feature your post on their blogs or social media.
  • Creative K Kids is not responsible for stolen images or the mis-use by others who have found your image through CreativeKKids.com.

Thanks for making this party such a success!!

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Tammy from Creative K Kids Host of The Ultimate Pinterest Party

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Ali from Home Crafts by Ali host of Ultimate Pinterest Party

  • Tammy will send out an email to everyone that has ever participated in this party on Friday morning when the linky is open.  She will also send an email on Saturday morning reminding everyone to re-pin some pins.   There will be a link to the party in case you haven't linked up and there will be a link to the Pinterest board. 
  • We will have all the pins pinned by 8 am Eastern time Saturday morning.
  • Please re-pin sometime on Saturday or Sunday.  If you know that you do not have the time to re-pin pins, then DO NOT LINK UP!
  • I can decide to not pin a pin if it goes against my beliefs or against the rules of this party.
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