May 16, 2011

My Favorite Wreath DIY, A Craft for Book Lovers, and some tasty nibbles on A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME NO. 20

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 
join the party after the features below.


I truly enjoy visiting everyone's links each week,
and just have to say...I love you guys!  
Yeah, as cynical and saddleworn as I can be,
I'm really a sentimental sap at heart.

Exercising my nerdish wiles, I put together a Wordle using the names of all the incredible people who have become REGULARS here at Rook No. 17 over the past 20 weeks.  

And now, the Week 18 features... 


A Little Birdie Told Me...

Lynda of Something Created Every Day
has one of the most beautiful, original and creative
wreath DIY projects EVER!  

Carol of The Answer is Chocolate
Inspired me to stop using stray price tags,
receipts and scraps on my nightstand for bookmarks.
I'm following her simple tutorial for these beautiful
Ribbon Bookmarks

Aimee of Shugary Sweets
shared her recipe for
Whoah!  Need I say more?

Erin of Eating My Way Back
shared her recipe for
These healthy, yet flavorful savory treats
are made with ground turkey and are baked, not fried.

If you've been featured 
(this week, or in a previous week)
feel free to grab a "featured on" button
from the sidebar.

Now it's time to link-up and share your creativity!

1)  COMMENT  -- "Sign the Guestbook" --  A comment is required to be considered for a feature.

2)  FOLLOW  -- thanks!

3)  LINK-UP -- Link-up the URL of a specific post -- craft, recipe, DIY project, or anything else you'd like to show-off.  This is not  a place to advertise merchandise you are selling.  If you're interested in promoting your business with Rook No. 17, please visit the "Advertising" section.

4)  POST THE BUTTON -- Grab the code for the button (below) and paste it into your sidebar or the body of your post.

5)  VISIT the 2 LINKS BEFORE YOURS --  Linky parties only work if we all do our part to support and encourage one another.


Best way to download the full code for the button is to 
1) click your cursor in the code box, 
2) right-mouse click and "Select All", 
3) right-mouse click and select Copy. 
You should then be able to paste the code into your sidebar or post.


  1. I am excited to be back again for your link party. I just adore your blog and I appreciated you stopping by mine. I am in love with the sewing wreath you featured. Too clever.
    Have a great week,

  2. I love your wordle!! What a sweet show of appreciation...I love linking up here! I brought my pendant...

  3. Love the wordle:-) I really enjoy stopping in to your blog throughout the week...not just for the link party!! You are one of my "must go to" blogs! Thanks for a great party! and that fudge looks so yummy!!!

  4. Thanks for hosting, I posted my dirty secrets on your blog, hahaha!!


  5. Fun idea with the wordle! I spotted mine right away! : )

  6. The wordel is wonderful - what a thoughtful thing to do! I love A Little Birdie told me - there is so much inspiration here! Thank you for hosting :)

  7. thanks for the feature! those peanut butter pretzel fudge squares look AMAZING!
    this week i linked up an easy bruschetta chicken bake!

  8. Thank you for hosting! I posted the worlds Easiest Cinnamon Bread Recipie!!


  9. You big softie you! Love the wordle. And I came to link up a new project and saw you featured my bookmarks. Thanks so much Jenn! Off to visit.

  10. Thanks for hosting Jenn!! I loved the wordle - that was so cute!

  11. Shoot I submitted mine twice! Can you delete one? :)

  12. Thank you for hosting this party and for always leaving me such sweet comments on all of my craziness!

  13. WOw, thanks for the feature! I linked up a few more recipes this week! Hope you stop by :)

  14. Thank you so much for featuring my Sewing Notions Wreath. Your caption over my wreath makes me smile and blush at the same time. I am so honored to be featured here. Thanks for hosting. Lynda -

  15. Hi Jenn~

    Thanks bunches for hosting, love all the wonderful features! Have to visit some of the inspiring links too. :)


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  16. Hi Jenn, I have a post for you this week with real birds! Thanks for hosting and all your kind words of encouragement!

  17. I was thrilled to see my name on the wordle! Thanks for hosting :)

  18. Thanks so much for hosting! Looks like I have a lot of posts to go check out. :) Have a great week.

  19. i just love that fudge clever and hits all the marks..salty sweet crunchy creamy..yum! thank you for hosting this week...i linked up my watermelon-fennel crudo. it is a bit of a different combination but the sweetness of both really makes it dance on your tongue!


ar campaignName = ""; var postLabels = $('.post-labels a'); var insertBefore = $('.post-footer'); //END CODE OPTIONS - DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE var labels=[];var label;var alternateLabel;var minposts=minimum-1;if(postLabels.length===1){label=postLabels.text().trim()}else if(postLabels.length>1){$(postLabels).each(function(){labels.push($(this).text().trim())});label=labels[Math.floor(labels.length*Math.random())];var labelLocation=labels.indexOf(label);if(labelLocation===labels.length-1){alternateLabel=labels[labelLocation-1]}else{alternateLabel=labels[labelLocation+1]}}if(label!==undefined){var title=$(".entry-title").text().trim();var labelCount=0;var alternateLabelCount=0;var matches=[];var url=$('link[rel="alternate"][title*="Atom"]').eq(0).attr("href");$.ajax({url:url,data:{"max-results":maxSearched,alt:"json-in-script"},dataType:"jsonp",success:function(e){$.each(e.feed.entry,function(t,n){if(e.feed.entry[t].category!==undefined){var r=[];for(var i=0;i=minposts){label=alternateLabel}$.each(e.feed.entry,function(t,n){if(e.feed.entry[t].category!==undefined){var r=[];for(var i=0;i'+s+''+s+"")}else if(matches.length'+s+''+s+"")}}}}});if(matches.length>=minimum){if(relatedTitle===true&&labelInTitle===true){insertBefore.before('")}else if(relatedTitle===true&&labelInTitle===false){insertBefore.before('")}else{insertBefore.before('')}matches.sort(function(){return.5-Math.random()});for(var t=0;t