Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Welcome to the "Make It From Scratch" Carnival!

Good day and welcome as I guest-host this week's...

We had so many "Make it From Scratch" submissions and I can't wait to show you what these wonderful women have been up to!

A few days ago I was speaking with my sister on the phone. We were talking about blogging and her comment to me was, "Jen, pictures are important to you when it comes to blogging, aren't they." I wasn't sure she meant that as a compliment or criticism, but since I'm an optimist, I was flattered and agreed that, yes, pictures are important when it comes to blogging. They're actually pretty much my favorite thing because sometimes I just don't have the time to read everything I come across, but if I see a great photo, I'll usually stick around to see what is going on. With that in mind, I have organized the submissions in such a way as to let the photos speak for themselves. I sorted the entries into six different categories. They are...

-From the Kitchen
-From the Haunted House
-From the Garden
-From the Gift Closet
-From the Craft Box
-On the Farm

If you submitted an entry and you included pictures in your post, you can bet you'll see one of them below. I hope you enjoy this feast for the eyes and learn as much as I did! Let's get started!

From the kitchen:

-Molasses Cookies by "The Thinking Mother"

-Blow-the-Diet Cake by "Sherry"

-Sazon, Adobo, and Recaito (MSG free) by "Healthy, Cheap, Good"

-Friday Night Pizza by "I've Got a Little Space to Fill"

-Homemade Butter by "Little House in the Suburbs"

-Party Food (i.e. Five Spice Chicken Salad in Wonton Shells) by "Simply Forties"

-Chickpea, Bacon and Spinach Pasta by "A Simple Walk"

-German Chocolate Cake and Banana Pudding by "To the Moon and Back"

-Homemade Bread Tutorial by "High Heels and a Sippy Cup"

-My Cookbook for Bachelors by "Good and Evil"

-Delicious (and fake) Vegetable Cream Soup by "Almost Frugal Food"

-German Fresh Apple Bread from "The Homestead Blogger.com"

-Pirate Stew by "One Krusty Mama"

From the Haunted House:

-Scary Earrings by "Mom on Wheels"

-Lollipop Ghosts by "Make it From Scratch"

From the Garden:

-Making Pumpkin Puree by "Fun Food on a Budget"

-Freezer Apples by "The Empty Nester"

-Weed Soup (Literally) by "Out of Debt Again"

-Growing Garlic at Home by "Bad Human! Don't Take Chemicals From Strangers!"

From the Gift Closet:

-Making a Diaper Cake by "The Singer Sentinel"

-Mason Jar Soap Dispenser by "The Organizing Blog"

-Homemade Recipe Gift Book by 3 Sides of Crazy

From the Craft Box:

-Puppy Chow Purse by "The Sojouner"

-Reusable Produce Bags by "Not the Jet Set"

-Decorative Pumpkins by "Make it From Scratch"

-Plastic Grocery Bag Purse by "My Recycled Bags.Com"

-Very Little Girl Wall Art by "My Insanity"

-Shade of Blue Scrapbook Page by "Craft Stew"

On the Farm:

-How to Build a Chicken Coop by "How To: Tips and Tricks"

I hope you enjoyed this week's "Make it From Scratch" carnival as much as I did. Head on over to Stop the Ride to see where next week's carnival will be held. See ya there!

I am pleased to list this post at...

-Tip Junkie's "Talk to me Tuesday",
-5 Minutes for Mom's "Tackle It Tuesday",
-Tammy's Recipe's "Kitchen Tip Tuesday",
-Blessed With Grace's "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday",
-Mary's "Tightwad Tuesday",
and -The Lazy Organizer's "Talk About Tuesday".

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Anonymous said...

Cool Jen, I am going to like this carnival. Such awesome ideas. Good job to all that submitted ideas.

Kelly said...

Thanks for including me!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Wow - some really wonderful new recipes and ideas. Thank you for including mine.

Mrs. Accountability said...

Hi there! Checked out your blog last week when I saw you were the upcoming host! I loved your story about finally becoming pregnant with twins. Thanks for including my submission Weed Soup and I really loved the idea of including pictures for each submission! Nice to meet you!

Tara said...

Great job Jen, way to go for organizing them and the pics!! I'm a wee bit peeved because I forgot to send my link for this week!?!? Oh well, there's always next week!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the carnival! I love how you organized the submissions with their pictures. Thanks for including me!

Dawn @ simply transparent said...

lots of very neat and "hadn't thought of that" ideas!

Great hosting!

T.L. said...

I love the photo theme! Great idea! Thanks for hosting, so many good posts I can't wait to get reading.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Thank you for including me! Love all the great entries!! :D

Grammy said...

I love all the preview pictures

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to really make time to go through all these !! I love the pics and YES they ARE important !!I have to get better at that on Tuesdays. lol I am great with it otherwise. [0; I am glad you stuck around when you found my blog.

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Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I love these ideas! Great stuff!!

My name is Lisa, and I found your blog via Happy to Be at Home. I'm a mom to six myself and the editor of the Big Families section on Type-A-Mom (www.typeamom.net/bigfamilies). I'd love to have you contribute about your family, tips and tricks you have regarding saving money, menu planning and more, if you're interested. Please contact me at crazyadventuresinparenting at gmail dot com :)

Rina said...

Thanks for including my post! Great host!

Anonymous said...

Great job, that was a great deal of work on your part. Great entries from everyone.

Tara said...

Such cute ideas!!!!!! Gonna have to snag some of those...

link said...

Pictures always make the post better! :) Great job! thanks!

Carla said...

WOW! thank you for the time you put into this! I'm going to have to go back and look at each one!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That is a neat post. Glad you joined us for TMTT, today.

RecycleCindy said...

You did an outstanding job on the MIFS carnival. The pictures were fantastic as it showed each item or project so clearly and that persuades people to check out the posts. Thanks for your hard work. It was a great week at MIFS!

Anonymous said...

Wow so much good stuff! It's going to take me a while to get through all these awesome ideas!


Tara @ Feels Like Home said...

I love how you set up the carnival with all of the pictures. Great job!

Michelle M. said...

Wow- that is really great! I loved all the homemade ideas. Thanks for hosting this!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the effort and the inclusion! I had no idea I was on here until I checked my traffic statistics. It's nice to belong =)