Time to Sparkle Link Party #39

Hey friends! I’m so glad you could join us for another fun link party! This past weekend I got lots of holiday shopping done (… dare I say I’m FINISHED?) and presents wrapped (did you see my crazy wrapping paper choice on Instagram?), but not much else besides that. Some days I feel like I’m just spinning my wheels and even though I get a lot accomplished, there’s still a million things on my list that I didn’t get done. Do you ever feel like that? I’m my worst critic, and a lot of times I feel like I should be Superwoman and be able do everything for everyone… But if I finish a bunch of rockstar projects for my blog, then I have a mountain of dirty laundry and naked little boys wondering where their clean underwear is. If I spend the weekend Christmas shopping, then I’m behind on emails and blog work, which stresses me out. This is definitely something I need to work on for 2014. I’m not going to be 100% perfect at keeping up with everything, but I need to prioritize, schedule, and make time for the most important things in my life. And I need to lighten up on myself! So, here are my plans for the rest of December: Baking. A LOT of it. I want to decorate sugar cookies with my boys, and make homemade candies with my Mom, and not think about the calories I’m eating until January 1. Great diet plan, huh? I want to finish doing some holiday decorating, but not stress over every single room being magazine-worthy. I want to sit on my couch with a big mug of hot chocolate and enjoy peaceful evenings by the Christmas tree with my husband. I want to make memories with my boys and show them the true meaning of Christmas. I’m not sure when this happened, but somehow they have grown from my sweet, tiny babies to handsome, smart, funny young men, and in just a few short years the magic of Christmas will be gone for them. Even the thought of that brings tears to my eyes! So everyday we’re going to continue searching for our Elf on a Shelf, Buddy, and counting down the days till Santa arrives and truly enjoy this wonderful season! Thank you so much, sweet friends, for listening! I love you all dearly .

This week at Love Grows Wild:
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Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party

Welcome to Time to Sparkle Tuesday Link Party, where you can find all the newest creative ideas from around the web! Stop by every Tuesday, link up your posts, and check out what others are sharing! You’ll discover some amazing new blogs and find inspiration for projects, recipes, and more! This party is hosted by four lovely ladies, so your projects will be shared on ALL FOUR blogs!

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Each week we will pick our favorite links as features, and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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Let’s see what your hosts have been up to this week:

Here are the fabulous features from last week’s party chosen by Tonia:

Cookie-Palooza-2012-Done-11-600x400Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Treasures by Or Whatever You Do

White-Chocolate-Peppermint-Sugar-Cookie-Pizza-1 (1)White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Pizza by Lemons For Lulu

candy-cane-chocolate-cheesecake-recipe-1Candy Cane Chocolate Cheesecake Bars by Roxana’s Home Baking

PIC_0713-TPumpkin Bars with a Biscoff Cookie Crust by Shari Blogs

IMG_7953featPomegranate Meringue Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust by Baking A Moment

individual-side-by-side_wtrmkSnowman Milk Bottles by Live.Laugh.Rowe

Holiday Family GiftEasy Holiday Family Gift by Echoes of Laughter

how-to-build-a-crate-817x1024How to Build a Crate by The Turquoise Home

e_anthroinspiredwreath1Anthropologie Inspired ‘Wool’ Wreath by View From The Fridge

igottacreate_diy_snowman_candle_jarsFrosty Little Snowman Jar Candles by I Gotta Create

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Liz! Have a wonderful week and enjoy your family:)

  2. What a great intro, Liz…you pretty much captured exactly how I’ve been feeling (though I wish I could say I was done with my shopping and wrapping!). 😉 hope you’re getting to spend this evening with that cocoa by the Christmas tree… 🙂

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Thanks girl! It’s very therapeutic to type that all out! I feel much better now. 🙂 And don’t worry, you’re definitely not alone. You’ll get all that shopping done in time and still have plenty of time to snuggle those cute little ones of yours! Thanks so much for stopping by the party!

  3. Thanks for hosting, Liz! I can’t believe you’re done with your shopping! I just barely started! Gosh, I completely agree about to-do list thing. So hard to get everything done and still manage to shower everyday, lol! Us moms are our toughest critics. Thanks for hosting with your busy schedule – I appreciate it! Have a wonderful week!


    • Liz Fourez says:

      I can’t believe I’m all done either! Usually I’m still picking gifts up right up until the last second, so I’m thrilled. Now to tackle all the other things that need done! LOL 🙂 And you’re so right… some days I don’t even know how I manage to fit a shower in. Life of a Mom I guess! Thanks so much for stopping by the party, Jen!

  4. Liz, Thanks for hosting a fabulous party once again! I have a lot of crafty ideas and recipes to celebrate a festive holiday. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Thank you for a great party Liz!! I love all of the great Christmas treat features-xo

  6. Such a fun party, like always! Thanks for hosting!

  7. So many great features this week!! Thank for letting us link up. Happy holidays!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      You are so welcome, Courtney! Thanks for stopping by the party! Happy holidays to you too, sweet friend 🙂

  8. Thank you for featuring my Pumpkin Bars this week! I look forward to your party every week. SO many amazing recipes and ideas are always shared!! Thanks for hosting!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      You are very welcome, Shari! They looked YUMMY! I’m so happy you enjoy the party each week. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  9. A little late to link up but like you say, life’s busssssyyyyy! Phew. Thanks for hosting. x

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