Wildly Original #169 link party

Hello and Welcome....
Dip Dye Cloth Baskets by Lemon Thistle

to this week's 
linky party with a group of
Wildly Original creatives!


I think we've got a bit of a
seaside theme going with this week's features,
with a little dessert thrown in at the end.

Let's take a peek before we link up...

Quick DIY Pumpkins from Grapevine Balls

Quick DIY Pumpkins. How to make a pumpkin from a grapevine ball in 3 easy steps. | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!



If you love decorating for Fall...
If you love pumpkins...
If you love easy crafts...

This one's for YOU!

Transform those decorative grapevine balls
you have around the house into

quick and easy DIY Pumpkins

in just three steps!

Here's how:

Wildly Original #168 link party

It's time for that mid-week
pick-me-up!

Positive Pencil Pretzels by Hoopla Palooza

Love seeing your creativity
every week at the 
Wildly Original link party!


Aren't those pencil pretzels cute?!!

Let's check out a few more features before
jumping to the link up:

Sad Goodbye to Some Pet Chickens

A heartrending story of the loss and survival of pet backyard chickens to a predator and what they taught their caretaker. Can you love a pet chicken similar to a pet cat or dog? You'll see the answer is: most definitely! | Story at I Gotta Create!




We had some sadness around here last week.
Here's the heartrending story
and what these plucky little gals taught me...


Two of our beautiful backyard hens 
were taken by a coyote -- 

in broad daylight, no less.

We did not get fancy with their names
when we brought them home 21 weeks ago.
We called them Buff, Red, Lacy and Gertrude.

Having never kept chickens before,
I had no idea I'd love them SO much!


A heartrending story of the loss and survival of pet backyard chickens to a predator and what they taught their caretaker. Can you love a pet chicken similar to a pet cat or dog? You'll see the answer is: most definitely! | Story at I Gotta Create!

I handled these little cuties daily since
bringing them home
as hatchlings.

Buff in particular was a sweetie.
She loved to cuddle!
I'd pick her up and she'd snuggle 
right into my neck and nestle there, 
making contented little sounds.
She did that even when she got big.


Wildly Original #167 link party

Welcome to this week's party!

Aren't these crocheted coasters just gorgeous?!
Pink Vintage Crochet Mandalas by Anabelia

I'm so glad you're here!


We have extra features this week.
Remember to visit the artists to pin their work - they deserve it!

Our First Eggs! Free Kitchen Printable, Too!



We got eggs!
Eggs!
We got our first fresh organic eggs!

and they are Eggcellent!

A lot has been happening
behind the scenes in the past
17 weeks here at 
I Gotta Create!


We got our first ever baby chicks,
{four of them: Buff, Red, Gertrude and Lacy}
built a chicken coop from a kit,
expanded it,
learned all about chicks and chickens,
transferred our babies from the shower
to the garage,
to the yard,
and now....


taa-daah!  Eggs!

I'm so proud of the girls!



To celebrate, I'm sharing

a free 8x10 Eggcellent kitchen printable 

with you in the link below!