Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Sunday

Raspberry Chipotle and Ricotta Crostini Appetizers

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite, simple go-to appetizer recipes. Raspberry Chipotle and Ricotta Crostini. (Actually, I love Raspberry Chipotle anything because this smoky, sweet and spicy sauce can be served so many ways.)

Simple and delicious appetizer idea: Raspberry Chipotle And Ricotta Crostini


Inspiration Monday plus features #81

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! We're so happy you stopped by to party with us today.
Need some inspiration?
You've come to the right place! Check out all the fabulous and creative
ideas below. Of course, if you are a blogger, link your latest creations and have your work
seen on 7 different blogs!

This week’s features were selected by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom.
Valentine's Day is my second favorite holiday next to Christmas and I've had hearts on my brain this week as I've pulled out the Valentine decor.

I love that Valentine's is all about chocolate and everything heart shaped. Today I've put together some fun Valentine and heart shaped ideas from last week's linky party for you. And of course a little chocolate too. So many fun ideas!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies from my Organized Chaos

Thursday

Salty and Sweet Hot Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

Thanks to Pop Secret for partnering with me to share this yummy recipe for a salty and sweet Hot Cocoa Popcorn treat!

Craving something Salty and Sweet?  This Hot Chocolate Popcorn recipe makes a perfect yummy treat in less than 5 minutes!



The weather has been keeping us indoors lately...  If it's not the cold and rain keeping us in, then its the crazy wind whipping up all the cedar pollen and sending our allergies into overdrive.  (I'm not actually sure which is worse...)

We were off school for a holiday on Monday, so to keep the kids entertained and away from tv's and electronics we decided to make a pillow fort!  You can't see it in this picture, but our pillow fort has all the comforts of home.  They've got everything you can think of in there, bean bag chairs, lamps, blankets, pillows, drawing materials, toys, books, all our stuffed animal friends and best of all... A yummy Sweet and Salty Hot Chocolate Popcorn snack made with Pop Secret Popcorn!

Wednesday

Easy Felt Clutch: Beginner Sewing Project

My daughter recently had a birthday and her main present was a new sewing machine!  I actually bought the machine in early December.  It was killing me to not give it to her, but I'm glad I bought it when I did since this particular machine is now sold out everywhere!  (According to Amazon, it will be back in stock soon.)

She was so excited to start sewing.  We pretty much spent the first day practicing the stitches, sewing straight lines, using pins and following the marks I made.  By day 2 she was ready to make something.  I'd bought a coordinating pack of felt squares for her to sew with and I thought they would be the perfect fabric to use to make a simple Clutch Bag.

This easy Felt Clutch Purse is a great first project for any beginning sewist!

Pin project here ==>>    

Sunday

Inspiration Monday Party and features #80

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday! We're so happy you stopped by to party with us today.

Need some inspiration? You've come to the right place! Check out all the fabulous and creative
 ideas below.  Of course, if you are a blogger, be sure to link your latest creations and have your work seen on 7 different blogs!

This week’s features were selected by Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

I don't know about you, but all this dreary, freezing weather we've been having has got me
 craving warm soups and stews!  There were so many yummy soup recipes in last weeks link
 up, I wanted to share a few of my faves.  (Plus a couple healthy ideas that caught my eye, since
 I'm still trying to recover from all the glorious holiday foods last month.)