January 31, 2011

Smitten Kittens, Retro Valentines, and "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Linky Party #5

Welcome to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!  
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post, you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to strut your stuff  just after the features below.

Welcome to the party!
  This week I have some "party favors" for you.
Please feel free to download and get crafty with the vintage-style
valentines above and below:  
Retro Valentine Printable

This week, I'm giving my regards
to a group of people I've grown quite SMITTEN with:
the cast of creative characters that have
blessed this nest
by linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me"
the whole month of January long

Here's  what this swell group of birds
linked up this week:

Christine from Christine & Co.
transformed this ordinary composition book...

...into this boutique chic, vintage inspired treasure:

Read more about it HERE

At last, you no longer have to sacrifice taste for sweet sentiment, when you make your own conversation hearts using the recipe from 
Christy of Fudge Ripple!  Using her basic recipe, you can branch out into gourmet flavors like "orancello, coconut, green tea, almond, anisette, coffee, and vanilla bean"! 

Botticelli may have had his "Birth of Venus"
coming forth from a scallop shell,
but I'll take the Caprese Scallops from
Lisa at  The Pursuit of Happiness
over Botticelli's Venus every time.  

Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life 
made my heart swoon for her 
Sour Cream Banana Donuts

Katie from Eye Spy DIY
shared tutorials for making these 
stylish handmade accessories:
Checkbook cover, wallet, and rosette bobby pins.

Beverly from Flamingo Toes
shared everything I need to create
the perfect mini-spa weekend at home with her
tutorial for a Spa Headband
and Oatmeal Facial...

...and a recipe for Greek 7 Layer Dip
with a healthy twist -- ground turkey,
fresh veggies, feta cheese, hummus, and other
delectable delights! 

And then...
...I may have tried to actually fork the
computer screen when I saw the 
Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake
from Culinary Adventures with Camilla


If you've been featured (this week, or in a previous week), feel free to grab the "Featured On" button here:



Now it's time to link-up and share the wonderful things that you've dreamed up!



Be a "Follower" of Rook No. 17

Link-up the URL of a specific post --  craft, recipe, DIY project, or anything else you'd like to show-off!  

Grab the code for the "A Little Birdie Told Me..." button (above) and add it to the end of your post, or on your blog side-bar.

Show the other birds some "comment love" by visiting the the two links that come before yours.

If you'd like to be considered for a Spotlight Feature in next week's party, ya gotta:

Please leave a comment letting me know the thumbnail # of your link (You can find this by putting your cursor right over your link).  Everyone who comments will have a link to their project shared on the Rook No. 17 Facebook page.  


  1. Thanks so much for hosting every week! You are the best! Added my mail organizer as link #2 this week.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting again Jenn!! :) And thanks for the great features! What a treat! :)
    I'm numbers 3 & 4 this week.

  3. I'm #5 this week. Thought I'd share this since I have you to thank for the fennel pollen inspiration!

  4. Those Valentines are SO adorable!

  5. Love those retro Valentines!
    I'm #7. Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. Great links! You ladies are doing a great job!

  7. What gorgeous Valentines! I love old fashioned Valentines. Thank you so much for sharing the printable!!

    I've linked up a delicious chicken and pesto sandwich that would be excellent for Super Bowl Sunday :)

    Thank you for hosting!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting! I am link #9!

  9. Those vintage Valentine's are adorable! I may print out a few for my family. Thanks for the feature : )

    Have a great week!

  10. Thanks for hosting again! I'm #12 with a Valentines day cookie pie. Love those valentines, I bet they would be cute framed!

  11. Thanks so much for hosting, Jenn! I linked up my petite yellow dresser at #13.

  12. Such a fun little "party"! I'm #16 ... a little toasty dinner on a chili ... er ... chilly night!

  13. Yay, I actually remembered your Tuesday link up! And I see it's growing, Wonderful work Jenn.

  14. So many great links - thanks :) I can't wait to come back and link up once I've recovered from house-decorating enough to start crafting again!

  15. Oh, I'm going to check out the Greek Dip and cheesecake recipes.

    Hope you're having a great week!

  16. Wow Jenn--thanks for the feature!! I am in very talented company. Thanks for hosting again...and I am #21 this week!

  17. I missed this week, but I am still here to check out all the awesome creations.

  18. Thanx for hosting! :)
    I can't wait to explore your blog a little more! :D

    (i linked up a butterfly card, but the linky tool went a little funny and linked up the wrong card! But the link still takes you to the card i intended to show...weird)

    Have a lovely weekend!


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