Weekend Wandering

Weekend Wandering | Weekend Planning | Weekend Meal Choices | Bacon Brown Sugar Smokies | Cherry Limeade Cupcakes | Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes | Nutella Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes | Hidden Hearts Pound Cake | 5 Minute Valentine Pins | DIY Rose Tutorial | How to Paint Cabinets

Happy Sunday!  With just a few days left until Valentine’s Day I am definitely feeling the love this weekend…..and apparently also seriously craving some cupcakes!  🙂  In any case, I’m sure I will be making some sort of treat for my daughters’ classes this week and I was happy for all the inspiration.  What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

This week was our biggest Thrifty Thursday link party ever, with more than 400 awesome recipes, DIY projects, household tips, and money-saving ideas linked up.  So many posts made it even harder to choose favorites, but here are the posts I loved this week:

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They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Bacon! And Little Smokies !  My husband would be SO all over these Bacon Brown Sugar Smokies by Spend With Pennies!

Weekend Planning

But now, onto the cupcakes!  My girls would go crazy for these these super cute and yummy Cherry Limeade Cupcakes by This Silly Girl’s Life–they love anything with a cherry on top!

Weekend Meal Choices

And speaking of cherries, these Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes by Belle of the Kitchen would be adorable for a class Valentine’s Day party too!

Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes

Nutella Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes? Um yes please!  You had me at Nutella, Titi Crafty.

Nutella Stuffed Vanilla Cupcakes

If cupcakes aren’t your thing, there were plenty of other sweet Valentine’s Day ideas linked up this week.  How cool is this Hidden Hearts Pound Cake by Frugal Coupon Living?

Hidden Hearts Pound Cake

I also LOVED these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Roses by The Pin Junkie!  What a cool idea!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Roses

This Valentine’s Candy Bark by Life With the Crust Cut Off also looks super yummy and easy to make too!

Valentine's Candy Bark

If you’re looking for some non-sugar-loaded V-day ideas, I loved these easy-to-make 5 Minute Valentine Pins by A Few Miner Adjustments. They are the perfect alternative to candy!

5 Minute Pin Project

The Blissful Bee has a step by step  DIY Rose Tutorial  that would make a sweet (and thrifty) Valentine’s Day gift as well.

DIY Roses

Of course if you are more excited for the Olympics than Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out this Quick Guide to the 2014 Winter Olympics  by Chaney at May Richer Fuller Be.   It is a great resource for what’s new and when to watch.

2014 Winter Olympics Guide

 If you’ve ever wanted to give your kitchen a facelift for not a lot of money, check out this post from Carrie This Home. She has a great tutorial on How to Paint Cabinets!

How to Paint Cabinets

Finally, my Husband will be so happy to see a post about How to Load the Dishwasher by Angela Says.  He truly believes there is a science to this and normally won’t even let me touch the dishwasher for fear of messing up his method.  Learning how to do it “right” might just be the best Valentine’s Day gift of all! 🙂

How to Load the Dishwasher

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What did you love this week?


  1. February 9 at 08:47AM

    What an honor it was to wake up and see this post! Thank you so so much for featuring my post on how to paint cabinets–it really is a great way to make a huge difference without spending too much money!

  2. February 9 at 01:16PM

    Thank you so very much for featuring my Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes! It has totally made my day to be featured here. I adore your site and all the useful tips and honest insight that you always share. Thanks again. 🙂

  3. February 9 at 09:03PM

    Thanks so much for featuring my Olympics guide, Ruth! I hope you’re enjoying the Games so far – I know I am!! Have a great week. 🙂

  4. February 10 at 10:20AM

    Thank you so much for the feature!!!

    xo, amy

  5. February 12 at 01:10PM

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice,
    keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later.


  6. February 14 at 01:58PM

    Thank you, Ruth for sharing my Valentine Pin Project. I was thrilled to see it here! You made my {Valentine’s} day!

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