Pretty Pintastic Party Time

It’s Pretty Pintastic Party Time and we’re so glad you’re here! Go ahead and get this party started by linking up all of your cool stuff!


 Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party!

We think it’s going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic!

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First, let’s meet the hosts:

Annie from Annie’s Noms Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Roberta from Mommy Like Whoa Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Deanna from Gloriously Made Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Alli from An Alli Event Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Sarah from Creative Ramblings Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Stephanie from The Tip Toe Fairy Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Madison from The Wetherills Say I Do Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Manda from Manda Blogs About Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Ruth from Captain America & His English Rose Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jamie, Kerry, Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter


Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week!

      dotten-co-host Every week we will have one or two fabulous co-hosts!  This week it’s Elizabeth from Balm to My Soul.  She post recipes, helpful tips, inspirational posts, and a whole lot more. Check out her 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! 1-1sharing  Show Elizabeth some love by following on Facebook, Google+, and/or Pinterest.     Our second co-host is Roopini from Let’s Make it Lovely.  Roopini blogs decor, organizing, sewing and a whole lot more. Check out this fun post about transforming a dollar store vase.     1-2sharing Show Roopini show love by following on Facebook, Pinterest, and/or Twitter.     

Now on to the Party!!

This is a super relaxed party! You show up with your fabulous posts and we pin every single one!
We only ask one thing from you!


This week’s Features:


Mummy Cake Pops by Life is a Lullaby 
Shabby Chic Rustic Pumpkins by  Making it in the Mountains
Anthropologie Inspired Confetti Glasses by Kent Heartstrings
How to Create a Reclaimed Wood Tray from a Picture Frame by Anderson and Grant


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Hazelnut Toffee

Today I’m sharing my Hazelnut Toffee over at My Cooking Spot!  I was flattered and honored when asked to be a monthly contributor and I just wanted to let you know where to find me today.  Click here to visit My Cooking Spot and grab my recipe!  Hazelnut Toffee is the perfect treat for the holiday season!

Easy Hazelnut Toffee is perfect for that holiday party!

And don’t forget to come back tomorrow and join me at the Pretty Pintastic Party.  It’s a great way to kick off the weekend!

5 Ways to Lose Friends and Alienate Family

A few days ago I was playing my favorite card game, cut-throat Bridge, with my family.  My 8 and 10-year-old grandsons are sharks when it comes to cards. Should I be concerned or try to get them a place at the table in the underground poker club?

As we were playing, my daughter, Caitlin, and I started making jokes about how intense and competitive card games can be. Then she made the following statement:

She said it jokingly (I think) and then we kept expanding on that thought, while laughing hysterically.  We then took it to the next level and made a list entitled 5 Ways to Lose Friends and Alienate Family.  The list, of course, became a blog post.  That’s what I do.  I can and will turn everything into a post.

Helpful Hint:  Most, if not all, of my posts are written tongue-in-cheek and with a big, slightly twisted, dose of humor.

Here ya go!

5 Ways to Lose Friends

1.  Be an Old (or young) Grouch

No one wants to be around someone who is grouchy all the time!  So go ahead and complain, sulk, snarl and be an all around mean person.  Don’t greet your guests or family when they walk in the front door.  Just keep on sulking!

Just don’t complain when you lose all of your friends and the family stops coming around.  Just sit all alone this holiday season and watch reruns of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  Take lots of notes.

2.  Be a Drama Queen/King

My grandpa used to say, “Stop making a mountain out of a molehill!”  Basically, it’s the same thing as saying, “Don’t be a drama queen.”

Some people aren’t happy unless they’re causing drama 24/7.  I sure wish Facebook would add a dislike button.  But, then, I guess I’d lose friends and alienate family!  Doesn’t everyone have at least one “friend” on Facebook who lives in a state of drama?  I think it’s a requirement!

The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!  Not really.  That’s just me being dramatic.

3.  Brag.  A lot.  About everything.

My mom would have broken a switch from the nearest switch tree and switched my legs good if she had ever heard me brag or talk about how much something cost.  Back then, in the south, it was taboo to talk about money, politics, etc.  Times, they are a changing.

4.  Lie.  Constantly.

Some people are habitual liars.  They lie so much and so often that they begin to believe the lies themselves.  The problem?  You and everyone else knows they are lying.  The real problem?  They know that you know they’re lying and they don’t care!

Which brings us to another point.  Do you call them on it?  Sometimes, in my mind, I’ve said, “Hey, you!  You’re lying.  It never happened.  It’s all in your mind.  Everyone knows you’re a liar.  And they all talk about it behind your back.  So stop it!  Right now.”

5.  Wear a perpetual frown!

People tend to frown when they’re stressed out, angry, or disturbed.  Some folks have frowned for so long that they don’t even realize they look like an old sour puss!  (Another saying from dear old gramps)

Do you know someone that’s always frowning?  Does it draw you to that person or cause you to run and hide in the next aisle at Walmart while praying they don’t come your way?

I’ve heard that frowning causes wrinkles.  I’ll never frown again.  I try to keep my face neutral.  Neutral equals no wrinkles.  I remember hearing an elementary teacher say, “Turn that frown upside down!”  Good advise!

There you have it – 5 ways to lose friends and alienate family.  I could have gone with 10, but people tend to stop reading and start major scanning after 5.

While we’re on the subject, did you miss my Mother-In-Law Vs. Daughter-In-Law post?

Care to add to my list?  Pretty please?