The Humble Brag: Link Party #18

January 31, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Happy almost Friday! It’s a big weekend here in Baltimore, getting ready for the Super Bowl. We’re big fans, and Ethan may cry a little if we lose. But don’t worry, we’ll still love you even if you’re a 49’s fan!

In addition to getting ready for the Super Bowl and throwing my daughter’s Bug Birthday Party, I also got to hang out with my super cool, in-real-life bloggy buddy Liz from Naptime Decorator. She hosts a monthly ladies crafting night for her friends and I am lucky enough to join in on the fun. Last night, I made a Valentine’s wreath and frame (posts coming soon), but there were several different crafts that everyone did. So be sure to hop on over  to say hi to Liz and check out all the cool Valentine’s crafts we did!

Wreath - OPC The Better Half

Some Bragworthy Projects

It was SUPER hard to pick my faves with all the creative Valentine’s Day crafts, food, and decor stuff that was linked up. Thank you all so much for choosing to come link up with us – you really do inspire me! But here were a few of my favorites from last week:

Jessica from Dear Emmeline created this beautiful side-kitchen space that looks so peaceful and bright. I love the white washed look with pops of aqua!


Coming right off throwing Lucy’s Bug party and in the midst of planning Izzie’s Brave party, this Construction Truck Party from VixenMade has me in absolute awe! Check out the diamond plate table back drop and the tires holding up the table! This may be the most amazing boy party I have ever seen.

I am constantly in search her healthy breakfast muffins since my girls love muffins but I like them to have more substance than just carbs. These Apple Muffins made with wheat flour, nuts, and cranberries from Winnie are totally going on my to-make list!

I love topiaries and I love fabric/felt flowers, but Kathy from Life on Lakeshore Drive threw in such a pleasant surprise – using a wiffle ball to make the topiary! What a great idea! Check out these super cute Valentine’s Day topiaries.

Valentine's Day DIY Felt Roses Topiary using wiffle balls tutorial

I have made several diaper cakes over the past few years, but the diapers have always been exposed, so to speak. When I saw this Bird’s Nest Diaper Cake from Bear Rabbit Bear, I was shocked because I didn’t even register that it was a diaper cake (in the good way). What a classy spin!

Let’s be real, Halloween is so great because of the candy corn. Did you know there are Valentine’s Day candy corn?? I had No idea! I really love these “corny” little Valentines from Keri at Shaken Together!

adorable Valentine candy corn mason jar gift at shaken together

Our #1 Brag!

We are so honored for each and every link-up, and to say thanks we select a random participant as our Weekly Brag and feature their blog in our sidebar! Each week we select a winner using, and out of 71 links from the last party, number 9 was chosen – Jessi from Practically Functional. Thanks so much Jessi for the Merlot Poached Pears Recipe! They look delicious.


Bragging Rules

The Humble Brag is all about encouraging one another in our pursuits (and sometimes even fails). We’re excited to see what you have been up to in your crafting/DIY world. We also welcome recipes and other projects. I will be visiting each and every link over the coming week, so bring it on!

We ask that you:

  • Please grab a button or link back to this post (although not required, we appreciate the love)
  • Link directly to your article
  • Don’t link to a shop, store or giveaway

Make sure to check back next week to see if your project has been featured and thanks for sharing.

Grab a Button

Remember, please post a button or text link back to our party somewhere in your original post. We hope you also take the time to click on one or two other party-goers projects and give some encouragement.

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As Always, thanks for reading…and linking up!

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23 Responses
  1. Audrey says:

    Lovely features this weekd! Thanks for hosting Jocie, have a great weekend.

    Audrey @

  2. Megan says:

    Thank so much for hosting, Jocie! So many beautiful features this week .I can’t wait to see what people link up this week. Megan

  3. Wow, I’m so honored to be featured as the Weekly Brag! Thanks so much for hosting, I’m excited to link up again!

  4. Kathy Moody says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my topiaries!! I am so thrilled to be among the awesome features. Thanks for another great party, too! Have a wonderful weekend.


  5. Victoria says:

    Oh my goodness, you are too sweet!! Thanks so much for featuring my truck party! It means so much. Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Thank you for hosting! Looking forward to check out the other great link ups!

  7. I’m baaaack. Thanks for hosting yet another great link party. There are some very talented people here. I decided to show you one of my fails this week. We can’t be perfect all of the time. After all, we learn from our mistakes, right?

  8. Thanks for hosting this always-awesome link party! And have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Tanya says:

    Thank you for hosting Jocie, have a wonderful weekend !

    xo, Tanya

  10. Winnie says:

    Thank you sooooooooo much Jocie for featuring my Apple Muffins.
    I’m honored!!
    Have a great weekend (we’re having a storm here) and thanks for another party

  11. Thanks for hosting, Jocie! And I really appreciate the feature for my candy corn Valentine!

  12. Christine says:

    Thanks for the party!! Have a GREAT weekend!!

  13. Thanks so much for hosting Jocie!

  14. paintergal says:

    Gotta try #61! We always have pigs in a blanket for Super Bowl Sunday. I like the looks of these much better.

  15. Melanie says:

    Thanks for the feature and for hosting!

  16. Thanks so much for inviting me to link up to your party!

  17. Hi Ladies! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the invite to come party! I am following you on facebook via my personal page and my blog’s page and I would be giddy if you’d like me back! Also, I am adding your button to my party page!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  18. Thanks for hosting a great party.

  19. Thanks so much for hosting, girls, and have a truly wonderful weekend! I hope it’s just bursting with good things!

    ~hugs, Mary Beth~

  20. poiboybf says:

    Thanks for posting all the great ideas! Best of luck in the Super Bowl. Unfortunately you guys beat the Pats to get there, but it will make for a fun game of sibling rivalry.

  21. Donna says:

    Thank you for the invite! I’m quite the newbie and I appreciate the love. 🙂

  22. mom2kaelyn says:

    The diaper cake is cute! I’m attempting an owl diaper cake for a friend’s shower.

    And that birthday party? WHOA. Kaelyn’s 1st birthday has me stressed out. haha!

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