Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thriving on Thursdays - Linky Party # 2


What a wonderful start to my Thriving on Thursdays linky party last week with an amazing 81 contributions! Thank you so much to everyone who submitted. I was absolutely thrilled that so many of you would partake. There were so many lovely entries but these are a couple of my favourites, for the frugality and fun of it.

How about this gorgeous kitchen dresser makeover by Meg and Mum's. Check out the before and after photos here. Thanks Meg for submitting. I love it. If you find another, could you make it over for me? Thanks!

Look at these pretty Pink Lady Slipper sodas with their own pretty tutus, perfect for any little girl's birthday party by Nann at Nann's Table. It was so hard to choose just one of Nann's submissions this week as they were all gorgeous. She so cleverly came up with a delicious idea from the words of the "12 Days of Christmas". Check out all the lovely ideas at Nann's Table. Thanks Nann for your contribution. Can't wait to see what you've got for us all this week.

Marissa from Rae Gun's Ramblings shared her recipe for Light Wholegrain Pasta. It's economical and tastes oh so good. You don't need a pasta maker to make fresh pasta. Just roll out really thin with a rolling pin and roll into a log or layers and cut into the desired width. Thanks Marissa for a lovely wholesome recipe.

Katie, The Imperfect Housewife (or so she thinks) showed us the perfect way to repurpose last year's calendar with fantastic, fun activities for the kids. Thanks Katie for taking part.

Marilyn from 4 You With Love gave us a recipe for DIY Washing Powder. There are a lot of recipes doing the rounds and I found this one to be easy and with all of the ingredients easily accessible to most people. Thanks Marilyn. Love your ideas!

And last but not least, I couldn't go past sharing the lovely Lee's Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe. Bananas are like 'manna from heaven' here in Australia lately. After losing basically the entire country's banana crops in the January 2011 Yasi cyclone, we've all been craving bananas. The supermarkets were charging nearly $15 per kilo for bananas for nearly 12 months and now they've come down to a respectable price, we have banana cake again. This one looks so good and it's gluten free. Thanks Lee for joining in.

I've got to stop there. There are so many more entries I would've loved to have featured. They were all fantastic ideas. You never know. I'd like to feature some of them in separate posts in the near future. Please grab the "I've been featured" button from my sidebar if you were featured this week.

Now to this week's party. Remember, the posts can be about anything. Can't wait to see what everyone's been working on this week.



  1. Thanks for featuring my laundry soap! I love you blog and your Thursday party! :)

  2. Oh, I didn't realize that bananas were such a treat due to the cyclone! I'm glad to hear that the price has become a bit more reasonable!

  3. That homemade pasta looks really good! It's another one of the things I've never tried but would like to! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Thanks for featuring my kitchen dresser! Oh and the party of course :)

  5. Wow Anne - You've been busy lately. Can't believe I missed this. Will be making a cuppa this afternoon to have a good look at these amazing contributions. Dx

  6. Thank you so much for hosting, Anne! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  7. I just stumbled across your blog, can't wait to explore! Thanks for hosting this party!

    Brie from

  8. I have shared a Pillow Update, a Tooth Fairy Pillow, and Potato Soup. Thank you for hosting!

  9. Our family loves bananas and banana bread and banana splits... well, you get the idea! Thanks for yet another wonderful party! -Marci

  10. Hi,
    I shared my Curried Chicken Salad and an interview with the author of “Could It Be B12? “ Also a video for making coconut water kefir.

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!

    And link up your cultured and fermented foods here!
    Thanks for hosting!

  11. thanks so much for featuring my pasta!

  12. Oh my stars Anne I just saw that you featured me for my Pind Lady Slipper Sodas. I am THRILLED!! I am so excited to put your featured button on my blog if I can just figure out how to do it. (smile) It took me three weeks to figure out how to hook up on a linky party but I finally did it. You are just too kind Anne, and I appreciate it SOOOOO much! Hey..
    I luv u girlfriend!


    PS I'm putting up two posts on your linky party today. I just made one about an hour ago and I am so tired. Had trouble getting the photos up but finally did it. Thanks again.

  13. Thanks so much for popping my banana bread in your post! There are some fabulous posts here.

    Hope you are having a great week. xx

  14. Thanks for hosting! Your newest follower

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  15. Great features! Thank you for inviting me over!

  16. What a great round up! Thank you for thie invite. I've linked my S'more Brownies which I made from the leftover s'more materials from a barbecue. Come back this evening and link up your favorite post from your blog in my Gallery of Favorites.

  17. Anne,
    Hi! Thank you for hosting Thriving on Thursdays. I have brought Lemon Tea Biscuits. Pat

  18. Thank you so much for the invitation! Looks like a fabulous party! Can't wait to go check out those homemade noodles...reminds me of when I use to make noodles with my great aunt when I was a kiddo. They're so yummy!!

  19. Thanks for inviting me over! I posted about how to get the most out of your herbal tea.

  20. Thanks for the invite to your party! I linked up my peanut butter toffee bars and will be back next week with more goodies. :)

  21. Thanks for leaving a nice comment on my current project and letting me know about your linky party. Sure enough- I'm joining.

    Arriving from Illinois, USA
    Smiles, Suzanne

  22. Love your blog, I'm happy to have found your link party!
    Jenn from

    (new follower!)

  23. Thanks so much for including me :) Made my day!

  24. WOW...your party is such a huge success!!! YOU GO GIRL! :D


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