Falling Into Fall Event

So, most of you know by now that Fall is my favorite time of year. I find something so magical about the blustery days, the falling of leaves, the crisp air and the wonderful smells of cinnamon and spice. And … Continue reading

Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” Week #39

Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinky     Welcome to the 39th week of Wake Up Wednesday “Linky”  We are so excited to have you all party with us. Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party. Last week we had  406 awesome … Continue reading

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Week 33

               Welcome to the 33rd week of  Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 
 
24 Blogs  –  1 Party
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Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  376 awesome linkups!   
 
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Peach Melba Ice Cream from Pink Recipe Box

Peach Melba Homemade Ice Cream Recipe | www.pinkrecipebox.com

 I’m currently suffering through the hottest month of the year when my desk fan becomes next to useless no matter how high I turn it up. Homemade ice cream recipes to the rescue!

Princess Anna Crochet Hat

Princess Anna inspired crochet hat with pattern»Over The Apple Tree
This Disney’s Frozen, Princess Anna inspired crochet hat is easy to make and is a great gift for the holidays or a Frozen birthday!

Joanna’s Andalusian Zucchini Tortilla

from What’s On The List

Spanish-tortilla

Are you curious like me where the zucchini is?

August 2014 Favorites!

August was pretty good product wise for me. I have a decent amount of favorites to share 
with you all, so here we go!
 
 

from Upstate Ramblings

Snickers Pretzel Mix #Chocolate4theWin #shop

Football season is just about underway!  Whether it is a club, college, high school or professional teams are practicing and getting ready for another exciting season.  My family loves to watch football. Of course football also means snacks, so to go along with our first game of the season I created this portable SNICKERS Pretzel Snack with cute little football bags.

Mommy Club

from Married Filing Jointly

Speaking of being a mommy…it is simply not a job you can understand until you are a mommy.
 
 

How to Make Elderberry Extract

from Little Owl Crunchy Momma

It’s incredibly easy, and super delicious. I use it to help make my elderberry syrup last longer (recipe coming soon). It’s also delicious to add to cider in the fall and winter. Mmmmm. Delicious.

Glittery Fall Leaf Earrings

Glittery Fall Leaf Earrings by Crafty Journal
Create a fun pair of glittery fall leaf earrings to dress up for autumn.
 

 

Bourbon Maple Sweet Potato Recipe

from  eat pray {read} love

These Bourbon Maple Sweet Potatoes are sure to be a hit at your next dinner! Creamy potatoes with a crunchy pecan topping and just the right amount of sweetness!

I had these delicious Bourbon-Maple sweet potatoes as one of my sides. Ben doesn’t normally like sweet potatoes (which is one reason I ordered them!- kidding!) but he inhaled these babies. I decided to try to recreate the sweet potato recipe for our Thanksgiving meal and they were pretty spot-on.

Blairsden Mansion Tour: Part 2

from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

52-Room Mansion Tour: You've got to see this house to believe it! Ms.Toody Goo Shoes

In case you missed Part 1,  I’m taking you on the mother of all house tours…

at Blairsden Mansion, in Peapack-Gladstone NJ.which was the site of a

Designer Showhouse fundraiser, back in May.

 

 

Watermelon Slush

from  4 Sons ‘R’ Us

Watermelon Slush

This frosty treat makes a refreshing ending to any summer meal. Simply scoop the slushy mixture into bowls or tall glasses and enjoy a refreshing dessert, all while still getting that melon flavor fix, albeit without all the dripping. Add a splash of vodka for an even sweeter summer adult beverage.

 

Painted Furniture

How to Paint Furniture

Finally, we found a dresser that fit out needs. It wasn’t too over-scale, had 9 drawers, and was only $100.

 

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter // Budget Girl --- 13 Days of Pumpkin is back! This year, we're getting started with this decadent pumpkin butter recipe. Perfect on some toasted pumpkin yeast bread. :) #pumpkin #fall #autumn #butter #food #recipes #cooking

I was going to come up with a simple crock pot recipe, and then I found this decadent pumpkin butter recipe from I Bake, He Shoots. I tried it, loved it, and now…it’s the one I’m going to recommend. (Well, that’s an easy first day, isn’t it?)

Classic Cherry Pie

from Born to Bake Forever

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Ever since I was five, my mother and I have always made this Classic Cherry Pie for special occasions or just dessert. I’ve never lost my taste for cherries…or dessert. This recipe has been a family favorite for years. A simple recipe easy to make for busy days. 

 

 

 

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    This Momma’s Meandering Mondays Week #62

    Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays #62 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! It has been a great honor and blessing to a a Guest Host this past month with Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings. Thank you Stacey from the bottom of my heart, I have met so many new blogging friends, and I have learned so much that it is beyond amazing how I feel.

     

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    Now…let’s get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But before we start this party…Grab a badge!

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    Victoria is the owner of Giveaways 4 Mom. She is a full time work at home mom of three young boys. She started Giveaways 4 Mom to show moms that they could indeed win online giveaways and over the years, it has evolved into so much more. In her free time, she loves taking her boys to events and amusement parks.

    This will be the last week for our co-host for the month of August, so be sure to stop by to read the wonderful guest post that she did, just click on the link below…Welcome Miranda from Grace and Gravy!

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    Miranda is the author behind the blog GraceandGravy with a side of life! She is a Crunchy, Country Mama giving her look on a Homemade Life of Homeschool, Good Eats, (Mis) Adventures, and Living Grace-Filled Everyday! Miranda resides in Arkansas with her sweet husby William that she has been married to for 15 years and a homeschool mama to kiddos Keegan and Lindy. She loves her four-legged, fur babies and they make her life complete. Miranda is passionate about blogging, reading, crafting, cooking, planning/decorating, and learning to be a more self-suf​ficient Homesteader.

    Here is a wonderful guest post that she contributed to my site a couple of weeks ago, called, “Ten Things I Want My Children to Know About Me“! Such an amazing post from the heart!

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    Saying, ” I am such a bread lover and enjoy any type of pizza/sandwich style food. This recipe is so doable especially in a hurry!”
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    Natasha’s favorite post came from Jayhawk Mommy with the post “Teaching My Toddlers Manners!”
    Saying, “I am a stickler on manners with my son. It is very important to me that he is a mannerable young man – making sure he says Thank You, Yes please, You’re welcome, Bless you, etc. I definitely see that there is a lack of children being polite and mannerable, and growing up that was such an important factor with my grandparents and parents. Therefore, I want to encourage my son to do the same. Thanks for sharing this great post!”
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    My favorite post came from Jayhawk Mommy with the post “Teaching My Toddlers Manners!”
    What a wonderful post! I see so many children that have long since passed the toddler stage, with absolutely no manners and no respect, and it saddens me greatly for the state of future generations. It makes me feel so wonderful, when my own children at 12, 14, & 21, still use the manners and respect that they have been taught since birth. Thank you so much for sharing!
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    Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” #30

       
      Welcome to the 30th week of  Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 
     
    32 Blogs  –  1 Party
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    We are so excited to have you all party with us.
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    Today I want to share my front porch with you. My accessories have both complimenting and contrasting colors in them. I wanted them to work with my house color (Cabot exterior latex stain in Spruce Blue.) and not clash.

    Glass Insulator Lights

    Glass Insulator Lights
    Today, I thought I would share with you some of the lights what we installed in our new house! 

    Carrot Orange Bread

    from Wendys Hat

    Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze
    Created a special treat today that I know you will love.  I’m calling it my Carrot Orange Bread with Orange Juice Glaze.
     
    Even though my Peach Cobbler was a failure this week, living in Georgia: I HAVE to can peaches each year. Now, we have a ton of Summer Georgia Peaches for the next few seasons thanks to successful canning. 

    Whipped Feta Dip from The Pink Recipe Box

    Whipped Feta Dip | www.pinkrecipebox.com

    Sometimes I feel like the recipes I share with you guys are too simple and too fast to 
    call them recipes. Today is one of those days. 
     

    Thrifty Thursday…Glass Mushrooms for the Garden

    from Artistic Endeavors Inc 101

    A trip to the thrift store with my daughter yielded supplies for a quick garden project.

    Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

    from Upstate Ramblings

    Slice of Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
    Pizza makes an good family dinner, because it is not only quick to make it is cost effective too.  But always serving cheese pizza is boring, so I like to change it up with some different toppings.  A few weeks ago I made Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, and the family loved it!

    Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe

    from A Mom’s Take

    Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos
    While I grew up eating what I now refer to as the American version of a beef taco, I found as an adult that I much prefer the milder flavor and taste of a traditional shredded beef taco.

    DIY Citrus Avocado Face Mask

    from Robyn’s View

    Citrus Avocado Face Mask
    Avocados are rich in moisturizing oils and healthy fats that you skin will adore. When you combine avocados with the skin brightening properties of citrus, you have a face mask that can’t be beat!

    DIY: Cucumber Mint Body Scrub + Free Printable Labels

    from Living Frugal with Erika

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    I know that we all need a little relaxation from time to time, and what better way than with a DIY Scrub? Not only is this perfect for relaxing at home, it also makes a wonderful frugal gift idea! Take an afternoon and create this easy DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub

     Homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub

    from Living Chic

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    I have been obsessed with Homemade Body Scrub recipes lately. I decided to whip up a Coffee Sugar scrub recipe of my own this morning. It is so easy and very inexpensive.

     

    Funfetti Cake Bites

    Funfetti Cake Bites
    We love dessert at the Smith House, and though I’m obviously not a professional baker, I still enjoy whipping up some sort of sweet treat to share after dinner.

    How-to: sew a soft ball

    from Green Apple Colttagesoft toy ball

    Another baby boy was born on the very day I posted a picture of a home made soft ball  I had sewn for my nephew. A perfect opportunity to sew another one, don’t you think? This time, I added several loops.


    Lemon Blueberry Squash Bread

     

    from Cooking with K

    Lemon Blueberry Squash Bread

    Have you every heard of yellow squash in a quick bread recipe?  I was first introduced to it last summer  by my daughter.  I love to bake with zucchini in bread, but never had made any with summer yellow squash.

     

    The Last Wall in my Kitchen!!

    from Debbie Dabble

    Finally, I would like to share with you the last wall in my Kitchen……

    And wrap up my Series on my Kitchen where I shared One Wall at a Time……

    Every weekday I get an email from Short Daily Devotions, this one yesterday really touched my heart and spoke to me. I really want to share it with you today.

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    Wake Up Wednesday Linky Week #29

     

                   
    Welcome to the 29th week of Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 
     
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    Gourmet S'mores
    Another chocolate recipe; no one is more surprised than I am, but when you find a fun recipe it needs to be memorized. It is really easy. Easy is my favorite kind of recipe. Since I can’t eat graham crackers or chocolate (they both contain soy), I felt compelled to write about my workaround. This recipe uses cocoa powder and I substituted gingersnaps for the graham cracker. I think they should be called Gourmet S’mores.
     
     

    Tags Galore!

    Mixed Media Tags, vintage ephemera, Faber Castell Pitt brush pen
    I added some vintage inspired ephemera to each tag with gel medium and highlighted them with either a charcoal pencil or a black Faber Castell Big Brush.
     
     
    Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus - An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community's Growth
    There is nothing more powerful than a woman on a mission.
     
     
    Great resource if you're trying the 3 Day Potty Training Method with your toddler!
    I’ve been kind of a skeptic of the “3-day Potty Training” methods everybody posts on Pinterest.  I mean really, who believes that you can undo a lifetime of diaper use in less than a week?  Well, it turns out that toddlers are smart cookies.
     
     

    10 Family Dinners That Start with Ground Beef

    10 Family Friendly Ground Beef Recipes
    If you have a large family or a big group coming over for dinner, you might set right to work cooking up recipes for tacos or making up some hamburger patties. But, what if it’s just you and your small family of 4? What then? You need an action plan and a bunch of family-friendly beef recipes!
     
     
    20 Tips for Preparing Your Child to Start School - http://ourlittlehouseinthecountry.com #startingschool #backtoschool
    Dealing with the emotions of starting school (kiddies and parents!)
     
     
    The other day one of my kids brought a paper snowflake from school.  They learned how to make these at school in one of their art classes.Then I remembered making these as kid myself. We used to make a bunch of these and glue them to a string to make a garland/bunting to decorate the house
     
     
    How to Reupholster a Dining Chair Seat + Dumpster Chair Reveal // Budget Girl --- My first try at reupholstering anything. It turned out so much nicer than I imagined! #chair #dining #reupholster #upholstery #decor #furniture
    Remember my dumpster chair? I finally finished it! Are you ready? 
     

    DIY Ribbon Organizer Tote

    This ribbon organizer tote is easy to make, inexpensive and stackable. I contemplated other storage methods that involved affixing the ribbon spools to a stationary rack, (wall-mounted, etc.) but opted for the flexibility of being able to store and use the ribbon in a variety of locations with this system. 
     
     
    I love DIY projects as much as the next gal, but I hardly ever have a few good free hours to devote to getting all the supplies together and completing the project and making a good old mess.  I wish I did but I just don’t.  So when this DIY project popped into my head I knew it was just for me-cute, fun, simple and quick!!  
     
     
    Raspberry and Mint Scented Water
    We all know the importance of hydrating ourselves, but do you actually do it?  I know I don’t!  Water is so blah tasting, so why not spruce it up by infusing it with fruits and veggies.  I figured I would give it a try and if  nothing else, my kids would enjoy it.  Besides it looks so pretty, doesn’t it–kinda makes you want to drink it.  Here are 10 hydrating infused water recipes that look tasty and easy to do.
     
     
    Eggplant Rollitini Pasta & Fruit Punch in a Pinch
    Take a break this summer and make it a summer night in with this phenomenal dinner and cocktail combo that we’re sharing with you today.  We all need a new recipe from time to time, and I can tell you that I for one am always up for trying a new girlie drink!
     

    If You Can Color in a Coloring Book, You Can Paint

    Painting is so much fun. I think you’ll enjoy it too. Tole painting allows you to create really 

    beautiful and unique things for your home and makes wonderful gifts for friends and family. So grab your surface, your patterns, your paint and your brushes and lets begin this adventure together!

     
     

     

     

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      This Momma’s Meandering Mondays #59

      Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 59 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us!

      Now…let’s get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But before we start this party…Grab a badge!

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      Please join me in welcoming our new co-host for the month of August…Miranda from Grace and Gravy!

      Miranda is the author behind the blog GraceandGravy with a side of life! She is a Crunchy, Country Mama giving her look on a Homemade Life of Homeschool, Good Eats, (Mis) Adventures, and Living Grace-Filled Everyday! Miranda resides in Arkansas with her sweet husby William that she has been married to for 15 years and a homeschool mama to kiddos Keegan and Lindy. She loves her four-legged, fur babies and they make her life complete. Miranda is passionate about blogging, reading, crafting, cooking, planning/decorating, and learning to be a more self-suf​ficient Homesteader.

      Here is a wonderful guest post that she contributed to my site last week called, “Ten Things I Want My Children to Know About Me“! Such an amazing post from the heart!

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      <a href=”http://thismommasramblings.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s608/ssgannett/ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=” photo ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpg”/></a>Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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      <a href=”http://thismommasramblings.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s608/ssgannett/MondayHopBadgeFeatured_zpsdfc0f08f.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=” photo MondayHopBadgeFeatured_zpsdfc0f08f.jpg”/></a>Miranda’s favorite post came from Crazily Normal with the post “Our First Baby!”
      Saying, “I chose this post for my favorite this week because my furbabies are not just pets, they are family. I loved how she acknowledged Leaf as her first baby. And how she explains how well he does with the children.
      After losing on of my furbabies this week to the Rainbow Bridge, this post makes me remember to make that time for our pets. They need our love and attention as well.”
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      Jessica’s favorite post came from Crazily Normal with the post “Our First Baby!”
      Saying, ” I have a soft spot for doggies and this one took the cake :). My hubby and I have a red nose pit bull who is such a gentle soul. No matter what, our red nose pit bull is the “first” child. Thanks for sharing the heartfelt post!”
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      Natasha’s favorite post came from Giveaways 4 Mom with the post “5 Things Not to Say to a Large Family!”
      Saying, “Some people are unknowingly insensitive and ask completely inappropriate questions. However, they mean no harm. Unfortunately, people are still affected. Lesson learned: Be careful what you say.”
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      My favorite post came from Re-Do It Yourself Inspirations with the post “Solar Lights: Cutting the Chord!”
      What a wonderful idea! I love the lamps that were chosen, to make such unique pieces. You can find so many types, styles, and sizes of lamps to make something different each time and even better, such a wonderful way to accent without killing that hideous power bill! LOL! Thank you so much for sharing!
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      Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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      <a href=”http://thismommasramblings.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s608/ssgannett/MondayHopBadgeFeatured_zpsdfc0f08f.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=” photo MondayHopBadgeFeatured_zpsdfc0f08f.jpg”/></a>Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

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      I am looking for August co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

      Now let’s get this party started!

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      Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

      Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

      1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want, that’s right as many as you want!!!!

      2. Please follow our Host’s

      3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

      4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

      5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

      Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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      <a href=”http://thismommasramblings.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s608/ssgannett/ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpg&#8221; border=”0″ alt=” photo ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpg”/></a>Welcoming you to link up all of your favorite sites for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 59, for more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

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      Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” Week #28

         
       Welcome to the 28th week of  Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 
       
      34 Blogs  –  1 Party
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      We are so excited to have you all party with us.
      Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
      Last week we had  412 awesome linkups!   
       Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
      We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
       
       The hop is hosted and posted on 34 different blogs
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      This weeks 
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      The secret to raw edge appliqué is this tool, the Applique Pressing Sheet.  For many years, I would arrange my web backed fabric pieces on their background and hold my breath and apply the iron.  Now I press my pattern pieces to this sheet and if I don’t like the way they look, I can lift them up and put them somewhere else.  This sheet is also perfect if you are following a raw edge appliqué pattern, like the one I used to make this Forget-Me-Not block.

      Coconut Pecan Cheesecake Bars

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      WARNING! These are super decadent and rich! You must share with friends, or you might have a heart attack! They are the perfect combination of everything I love; caramel, chocolate, coconut, cheesecake, pecan, and a buttery crust! Enjoy these with a tall glass of milk and LOTS of friends!
      Picture This: Enjoying Art, Nature and Getting "Summer Fit"!
      This summer, I was invited to participate in Raise.com’s “Summer Fit” campaign.
      I love to stay active during the summer so I was delighted to get involved with their
      “Summer Fit” campaign.  I live in an urban environment, so finding a patch of green is especially satisfying for me.  Sure I belong to a great health club, but in the summer time I prefer to get my exercise
      outside in the sun as much as possible.
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      GARDEN PLANTER SWING

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      The project consists of  a wood planter, rope, paint, nails,  flowers and a tree (if you don’t have a tree :)you can use your porch ceiling)
      Mid-Year Blogger Planner & Calendar by Mama Miss Designs
      Blogging has always been a hobby for me.  Well, “always” may not be the best term to describe my love affair with blogging.  When you think about it, blogging is a relatively new thing.  And I’ve only been at it for 8 years.  And it’s been pretty sporadic.  So scratch the first sentence of this blog post.  It’s a lie.

      Double Stuff Oreo Pancakes

      I love pancakes! I especially love the weekends because those are my cheat days which means I can have my pancakes! All week long I’m thinking of sweet, sinful ways to prepare my pancakes. Oh yea, I LOVE my pancakes!

      The Ultimate Blog Resource Library

      The Ultimate Blog Resource Library
      In hopes of making everyone’s lives a little easier, I put together some helpful hints, tips and tricks all in one place to make your blogging much easier.
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      I’m always interested in trying out different sensory play activities with the boys, even something very simple can grab their attention and provide an opportunity to explore something new. To find out more about why sensory play is important you can read my previous post and also get some ideas for lots more materials to use.
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      “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
      the passion that she knows.”
      ― Audrey Hepburn
      You all know how I love to make my own household goodies, this time I ventured into making my own deodorant. I looked online for months reading different posts, reading thoughts, reviews, whatever I could get my eyes on!
      Bite-Size Peach Turnovers
      Sometimes, you just want a small bite of dessert.  When that happens, a small bite of peach turnover will solve the problem.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and you have yourself a winner.  Just think small when you’re baking.
      I’m so excited to share with you all a little bit of my home today! One of the greatest joys about buying our very first house is being able to scan pinterest for some amazing design ideas!
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      Making them is super easy to do and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either. Here is my families favorite way to eat them. Just thought I would share so your family could enjoy them too.
       
       
      “The phrase “Pura Vida” (pu·ra vi·da) means “pure life” in Spanish. Enjoying life slowly, celebrating good fortune and not taking anything for granted embodies the Pura Vida Lifestyle. It’s about being free and living life to it’s fullest with no regrets or taking anything for granted; it’s an attitude.”
       
      Raspberry Pinwheel Cookies - Christmas in July
      Delicious jam filled cookies are a Christmas tradition, and these Raspberry Pinwheel 
      Cookies are a fun way to enjoy jam.

      I Hear Angels Singing

      I recently finished another large angel. I gave her an old world patina finish like I have my other angels but I think this one is my favorite so far. I even like her better than my last angel with the large wings. 

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      Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..

      • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
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      • I’d love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it’s totally optional
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      • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
      • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel’s Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
      Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.

      Wine’d Down Wednesday #46

      WDW-headerWelcome to the 46th Week of Wine’d Down Wednesday!

      Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love 🙂

      Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not co-host with us! We are looking for co-hosts to help spread our wine’d down love! Join us, it’s free! 🙂 If you are interested, email Michelle at Michelle@ourthreepeas.com.

      Without further a-do- on to the party!

      Our Three Peas
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      We are so excited you have joined us for a girl’s night out, blog style! So…why Wine’d Down Wednesday? Well, what’s the best kind of party? The kind where wine is served of course! Since we can’t meet our fellow blog friends in person we thought we’d throw a party every week. So grab your wine, link up a recent post, and mingle. Your post doesn’t need to include wine, linking up while drinking wine is completely acceptable and encouraged! We want any of your funniest, heartfelt, absurd, crafty, or delicious posts. As an added bonus, we will also be rotating a different social media outlet each week so you’ll get minglers at all your hangouts.

      Our Wine’d Down Wednesday Pinterest board is brimming with all of your amazing posts. Each week we look at all the link ups and each choose the one we like the best! It’s always difficult to each choose just one, but we did and here are our 3 top Wine’d Down favorites for this week:

       

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      1. Freeze Ahead Strawberry Burritos // Curly Crafty Mama

      2. Fish Tacos with Grilled Pineapple // Pure Grace Farms

      3. Ice Cream ConeCupcakes // Krafts and Kiddos

      4. 25 Things I want My Daughter to Know // Seven Graces

      Congrats to all that were chosen! We have pinned these in our Wine’d Down Wednesday Pinterest Board.

      Follow The Best of Wine’d Down Wednesday Link Party Board by Kristin (Dizzy Busy and Hungry!) on Pinterest

       

      If you were featured, don’t forget to grab our “I’ve been featured on WDW” button!

      Our Three Peas
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      Now come and meet your amazing hosts!

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      Michelle at Our Three Peas: twitter// Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Bloglovin’ //Google+

      Chastity at My Rays of Sunshine: twitter// Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Bloglovin’ //Google+

      Kristin at Dizzy Busy and Hungry: twitter// Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Bloglovin’ //Google+

      Cathy at Three Kids and a Fish: twitter// Instagram // Pinterest // Bloglovin’ //Google+

      Come Meet Our Fabulous Co-Host!

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      We are so excited to have Miranda from Grace and Gravy as our co-host! This southern mom to three, loves to write all about her family, her homeschooling journey and also shares her amazing recipes along the way. Come stop by and give her some wine’d down love by visiting her blog, and on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and on bloglovin‘!

      Now for the rules!

      1. Follow your hosts and co-host in any way you can.

      2. Visit 2-3 other blogs. It’s not a party if you’re not mingling!!

      3. Link up to THREE recent post. No posts to other linkups, reviews, or giveaways please. We will only feature you once each week though.

      4. Help us spread the word about this party by displaying our button on your post or sidebar.

      5. Tweet and spread the word, if you feel so inclined :)

      6. Use the hash tag #wineddown when sharing about us!

      Got your wine ready??? Not yet? Ok, we’ll wait…….Got it now? Great! Let’s get our links on!

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