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Monday, February 29, 2016

Easy Homemade Chorizo Bread

Today I'm taking a break from crafts to bring you a very easy recipe: homemade chorizo bread. It is a tasty snack but, cut into slices and served still slightly warn from the oven, also makes a wonderful entrĂ©e.  

easy homemade chorizo bread

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #8!

I'm so glad you're here! Join us for another week of craftiness!

Missed last week's features? Find them here!

The party will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on March 4th!

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog

The party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to share as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome too!

You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but ONLY craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

Really Crafty Link Party

There are no thumbnails in the party, so make sure you add an interesting title/description to your link. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) leave me a comment and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

And now, let's get this party started!






Again, thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

keeping it real, craft blog


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reminder: The Really Crafty Link Party #8 starts tomorrow!

Don't forget, the new edition of The Really Crafty Link Party will be live tomorrow!

If you missed last week's features, find them here!

the really crafty link party, keeping it real

The party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to come and link up your crafty posts. Old or new, DIYs, tutorials, printables, home decor, recipes, whatever you want to share, I want to see them all!

Here's the party Pinterest board, where you can check all the amazing links of previous parties!

Follow Keeping it Real's board The Really Crafty Link Party Board on Pinterest.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

The Really Crafty Link Party - this week's featured posts!

Welcome back to another round of the The Really Crafty Link Party features!



A big thank you to everyone why linked up, shared on social media and visited, and congratulations to this week's three amazing featured posts. Check them out below!


Thursday, February 25, 2016

5 amazing new uses for old doilies

The ABC Crafts Series: D is for...Doilies


Welcome to this week's edition of the ABC Crafts Series. We have finally reached D, to show you some wonderful uses for old doilies. I have many of these at home, made by my grandmother and some even by my great-grandmother. I rarely use them, but I can't bring myself to get rid of them, not only because they enclose a lot of memories but also because of the amount of work that was put into them a long time ago and that would be wasted otherwise.

5 amazing new uses for old doilies

So this is the purpose of today's post: give you some great ideas to turn those old doilies into something not only beautiful, but also useful! All fairly easy to make and with clear instructions.

Check them out below:

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Really Crafty Link Party is on again!

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #7! I'm so glad you could join us for another week of craftiness!

Missed last week's features? Find them here!

The party will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday the 26th!

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog

The party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to share as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome too!

You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but ONLY craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

Really Crafty Link Party

There are no thumbnails in the party, so make sure you add an interesting title/description to your link. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) leave me a comment and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

And now, let's get this party started!







Again, thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

keeping it real, craft blog


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Reminder: The Really Crafty Link Party #7 starts tomorrow!

Don't forget, the new edition of The Really Crafty Link Party will be live tomorrow!

If you missed last week's features, find them here!

the really crafty link party, keeping it real

The party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to come and link up your crafty posts. Old or new, DIYs, tutorials, printables, home decor, recipes, whatever you want to share, I want to see them all!

Here's the party Pinterest board, where you can check all the amazing links of previous parties!

Follow Keeping it Real's board The Really Crafty Link Party Board on Pinterest.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




Friday, February 19, 2016

The Really Crafty Link Party - this week's featured posts!

Welcome back to the The Really Crafty Link Party features!



A big thank you to everyone why linked up, shared on social media and visited, and congratulations to this week's three amazing featured posts. Check them out below!


5 original things to make with crayons

The ABC Crafts Series: C is for...Crayons


Welcome to this week's edition of the ABC Crafts Series. We are still on the letter C, to show you some cool things that you can make with crayons (other than coloring, of course).


5 original things to make with crayons

Anyone who has kids around knows that old crayons (and often just bits of old crayons) end up stranded all over the place, so here are a few ideas on how to use (or re-use) some of them.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - looking for snow

While some people have had already too much snow this year, we had to go search for it.

It doesn't snow in Lisbon, so we headed north to the mountains of Serra da Estrela because the kids were desperate for some snow. 


It had snowed just a bit overnight, and was on its way to melting already when we got there, but the kids still had fun!


They even  built a little snowman:



And I took to opportunity to get some photos of snow, since it's so rare around these parts.








 Ad there were even some flowers in the snow:


I took a lot more pictures during our trip, but I still have to sort through them, so hopefully I'll post them next week. 

Happy Wednesday!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DIY Play Food: Eggs and Sausage

It's been a while since I posted a new addition to the DIY Play Food Series, so last weekend I decided to get down to work and finish one of the patterns I had on my list to share for quite some time.

So today I bring you Eggs & Sausage. All made of felt and all ready to be played with, of course!

diy play food - eggs and sausage

These are very easy to make, but I took some pictures and added a pattern sheet, to save you the trouble of having to take measures and draft them from scratch.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Welcome to the Really Crafty Link Party #6!

It's Monday again, and this means that the The Really Crafty Link Party is on once more! Missed last week's features? Find them here!

Party #6 (really? time does fly!) will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday the 19th!

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog

The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts. Old or new, DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share.

You are free to add other posts too (family friendly please), but ONLY craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

Really Crafty Link Party

There are no thumbnails in the party, so make sure you add an interesting title/description to your link. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) leave me a comment and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

And now, let the party begin!






Thank you for taking the time to party and have a wonderful week!

keeping it real, craft blog


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Reminder: The Really Crafty Link Party #6 starts tomorrow!

Don't forget, the sixth edition of The Really Crafty Link Party will be live tomorrow!

If you missed last week's features, find them here!

the really crafty link party, keeping it real

The party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to come and link up your crafty posts. Old or new, DIYs, tutorials, printables, home decor, recipes, whatever you want to share, I want to see them all!

Here's the party Pinterest board, where you can check all the amazing links of previous parties!

Follow Keeping it Real's board The Really Crafty Link Party Board on Pinterest.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

happy Valentine's day


Spread the love!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

The Really Crafty Link Party #5 featured posts!

It's Friday, so welcome back for another roundup of The Really Crafty Link Party features!

the really crafty link party features

A big thank you to everyone why linked up, shared on social media and visited this week! All posts were amazing as usual, but I had to pick just three to be featured!

This week all the features revolve around Valentine's, so maybe they will provide you with some last minute inspiration! Check them out below!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

5 easy and useful wine cork crafts


The ABC Crafts Series: C is for...Cork

Welcome to this week's edition of the ABC Crafts Series. We are still on the letter C, to bring you some pretty amazing things that you can make with wine corks. You'll never throw away a wide cork again after this!




As usual, I searched for easy projects with clear instructions so that everyone can make them too! Check them out below!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Welcome to the Really Crafty Link Party #5!


It's Monday again, and this means that the The Really Crafty Link Party is on once more! Missed last week's features? Find them here!

Party #5 will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday the 12th!

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog

The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts. Old or new, DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share.

You are free to add other posts too (family friendly please), but ONLY craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

Really Crafty Link Party

There are no thumbnails in the party, so make sure you add an interesting title/description to your link. If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) leave me a comment and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).

And now, let the party begin!







Thank you for taking the time to party with all of us and have a wonderful week!

keeping it real, craft blog


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