February 27, 2015

TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop!!

Celebrate with us making it to Friday!

The TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop is a Friday friendly hop where we hope you can blossom, meet and greet new bloggers. We enjoy having you. 




Each Friday we will feature our most favorite post from the previous week. It could be you! We also have a weekly Cohost spotlight, that is great to gain your blog some extra notice (enter here). 

The rules of the TGIF Blog and Instagram Hop Are simple!
1. Link-up any post or posts (no specifics) and your Instagram.
2. Grab a button and display it on your blog, in a post or somewhere visible to help us get notice for the Hop. Also helps us better feature your blog.
3.Be social. Comment and follow at least one blog you enjoy. 
4. Tweet out the TGIF hop. 
Tweet: Link up at the #TGIFhop with @kaitlynmarie003 @desireephillips @silviearmas @ryderbunch @scggirl #instagramhop #bloghop http://ctt.ec/8oM2V+



Meet This Weeks co host
Instead of emailing please fill out this form instead! Cohost Form HERE.






 This Weeks TGIF Feature
From the blog of: Love Create Celebrate 
Be sure to check her blog out: here.






February 26, 2015

The Great Blog Train Results!


 Great Blog Train

The 26th GREAT BLOG TRAIN was a blast! - We all safely reached our destination: Myrtle Beach, SOUTH CAROLINA. It was a wonderful trip with 41 boxcars!! We (the Engineers) would like to thank all of you for travelling with us and we hope that you all had a wonderful time!
The Giveaway Winner: M.D. (I have contacted the winner by email)
Congrats!!!


W   A   N   T   E   D  :

The Great Blog Train by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo BlogTrainDestination_zps2925d251.jpg

(Being a "Destination Cohost" means that you get to pick our next destination!!  It also means that you will post The Great Blog Train on your blog on the first Wednesday of whatever month you will be cohosting (1 different cohost per month).  We (the engineers or hosts) will provide you with the html code for the blog hop & for the Giveaway - all you will have to do is add into that post some information on the destination that you picked (like population, known for, location etc - basic family friendly facts) and add a few pictures.  Also, if you cohost we ask that you promote it on your social media sites) (We are now scheduling for May 2015).

If you are interested in being a Destination Co-host for the Great Blog Train then please click HERE and fill out the form (THANK YOU!!)

We are now featuring the top 3 Boxcars!  (These are the links that received the most clicks)
Building Our Pool by "Fabulous Farm Living"

17 Things We Don't Pay For by "My Overflowing Cup"
cards-coins

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake by "Katherines Corner"
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cupcakes



Please join us for the MARCH Great Blog Train
on March 4th, 2015!





February 25, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday!!

BLOGGER

        
      

 week #57

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party

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We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us.
Check out this weeks Featured linkups.

Thank you so much to all those who share your blog in our party.
Last week we had  393 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!



Your link will appear on the blogs of
     Lemons and Laughs   
          Kreative Corner      


This weeks 
Featured Bloggers


I think I have a thing for edible roses.  Last Valentine's day I learned how to make chocolate covered strawberries that look like roses and this year I learned how to make a rose out of Hershey's kisses.  I pinned this idea for strawberry roses on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try.  Unfortunately, it's one of those pins that's a dead end when you click through, but luckily there was enough information in the image to give me a basic idea of what to do.  And after making a few of these strawberry roses, I can give you a few pointers and tips that worked for me.




To create this, I made a Raspberry-Cherry sauce and then layered it with Müller® Ice Cream Inspired Vanilla Bean Yogurt. The sauce was made by combining raspberries and cherries with a little bit of water, and then cooking it down to release the liquid.

This strata showcases tomatoes, zucchini, bacon, and feta. Best of all? You don’t have to prep it the night before! By using a delicate, flaky croissant, the eggs and milk soak in quickly and perfectly.



My purse all too often becomes a catch all for the junk I encounter while out of the house.
It’s just too easy to toss something in my purse and deal with it later. Unfortunately, later can sometimes take a while to roll around. Receipts, old notes, and lots of lip products usually make up most of my purse clutter, but that changed yesterday because I decluttered my purse.


One thing we can be thankful for is God’s wisdom, which in turn makes us wise when we follow him. Serving these cute wise owl cupcakes will help us remember to be thankful, and it gives kids an added lesson in wisdom as well! 



Shane and I both love to go to antique stores and auctions.
Many times we are looking for something with a purpose and we enjoy the hunt.
I also enjoy the bargaining process. 

We went shopping that day with the measurements wrote down that would fit the space we were shopping for.
Handy Hubby had his tape measure and we both had the vision in our heads.
We also had a price point that we would not go over.

We were searching for something to re-purpose into a coffee station.



Sewing is a timeless and highly useful skill. You can sew items for yourself, your friends, your pets, or your home. But if you’re a beginner, it may be hard to narrow down all the pattern possibilities and find a project that you’ll actually understand, and better yet, actually finish! So if you’re a total beginner or have a little more experience, check out these quick and easy sewing projects below!


Our new and innovative mix of the perfect ingredients will give you Dramatically Radiant & Youthful Eyes by: 
• Eliminating Dark circles, Puffiness, Dryness and Sagging around the eyes.
• Increasing elasticity and plumps the skin around eyes.
• Providing a youthful texture around the eyes.
• Moisturizing the delicate eye area to prevent premature aging.
• Useful for the entire face. Can be applied all over the face for an enhanced glow and a more radiant looking face. 





Here is a delicious recipe just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Guinness Chocolate Donuts with Baileys Glaze, yes and they are delicious. What is your favorite St. Patty’s Day Recipe? Since there is nothing to do because its so cold….yes 25 below zero is just crazy. I’ve been wanting to try these so I figured why not now! Do you have a Guinness fan or Baileys lover? I’m not big on beer but these were amazing!



I’m going to admit that I’ve wanted to a do a post like this for quite some time, essentially ‘A Day in the Life’ sort of bit, and for a few reasons. First and foremost is the pure self-indulgence of the process. Second, however, is to give a small glimpse into the sites day to day for those who may be unfamiliar with the process.



As I was skimming through my photo library, 
I remembered how "ab-fab" that mansion was,
so even though it's been a few months, I'm bringing it back. 
I am determined to finish showing you the entire home!


Joyce Meyer is one of my favourite Bible Teachers. The way she teaches has inspired me, challenged me and encouraged me. When she shares her testimonies and the struggles she has overcome with her temper and patterns of thoughts etc, I can totally relate to her, and I'm encouraged to see how God has used her and transformed her through His word.





 White rice with quinoa
Broccoli and Carrots
Egg
Chicken with Tofu



“They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels.” ~Malachi 3:17~
“Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.


We went strawberry picking the day before Valentine’s Day, so I made a few jars of my grandmother’s strawberry jam. I thought it would be artsy to use Valentine crochet canning jar covers on the jars I gave as gifts. A couple of weeks ago while strolling through Hobby Lobby, I picked up a few skeins of I Love This Cotton Yarn along with two or three packages of Valentine craft ribbon and one package of Valentine heart colored buttons. I had no idea what I was going to do with the buttons, but they were just too cute to resist. I probably should have picked up more than one package.


I decided I would share this CopyCat Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe with you today. With warmer weather on the way, sandwich recipes are a great idea for lunches and quick and easy dinners. I shared our CopyCat Starbucks Egg Salad with you as well as our CopyCat Panera Tuna Salad Sandwich. All of these sandwiches are great and will allow you to whip up a quick meal.



So today I'm excited to finally show you my Laundry room. I was contacted by Danielle at Blissful and Domestic to do a You Tube Collaboration about a space in our home that we have decorated on a budget. My laundry room definitely fits that bill, its a DIYers dream. There were several projects I did in the laundry room that not only were cheap but came out beautifully. I hope you enjoy the video tour below! Don't forget to check out the other 8 collaborators videos as well. 



Irish Colcannon Soup – Lenten Recipes
Upstate Ramblings


Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage.  This recipe combines the same flavors, but the potatoes are used to make a creamy soup and mixed with cabbage for a hearty vegetarian soup.



MEAL PLANNING FOR BUSY FAMILIES
Written Reality

Do you wish you had more time to spend with your family and less time in the kitchen?

Or does the thought of cooking after a long day make you just want to order takeout?

So many busy families struggle with getting dinner on the table every night. But dinner doesn’t have to be stressful.



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February 23, 2015

Design Candy for Your Next Event

Many occasions and opportunities call for a celebration with the delightfully sweet and delicious tastes of candy, whether for birthdays, holiday celebrations, weddings, corporate events, or baby showers. The universal appeal of candy is suited to almost any event, and adding customisation to these sweet treats makes your events more fun and classy, to put a smile on everyone’s face. The timeless lollipop serves as the perfect foundation for creating the most unique and innovative candy designs imaginable. The following list provides three types of designer lollipop swirl ideas to incorporate at your next special occasion:

Confetti-Designed Lollipops
Confetti-designed lollipops, or confetti lollipops, although they are relatively new to the collection of designer candy, are very diverse. Confetti lollipops are clear fun lollipops with the feature of confetti-like pieces inside. These are perfect to have at a surprise birthday party, inside a piñata, the celebration of an accomplishment or even as a “thank you” gesture for your guests at a wedding or engagement party. Their myriad of colours also allows them to work well as an arrangement in a vase or as centrepieces at your guests’ tables.

Customised Swirl-Coloured Lollipops
Looking to add a bit of classic style to your candy design? If so, you simply cannot go wrong with the customised swirl lollipops. These swirl lollipops attribute and cherish the old-fashioned designs, proving to be a timeless choice for your candy designs, however are also able to incorporate more modernised touches. This can be accomplished by including your company's branding colours at an important corporate event or the colour palette at your wedding in these custom treats. Use them for many other events in which colour coordination is necessary and desired, such as baby showers, birthday parties, or even sports parties.

Centrepieces with Lollipops
Having flowers as a centrepiece has been done. If you want to be a bit more creative and create a unique (and edible) centrepiece, then use customised lollipop centrepieces. Either round-shaped or heart-shaped, these lollipop centrepieces come in many colours. They feature an extra long, 33 centimetre stick making it easy to place in your favourite vase and add to your table. Unlike flowers, lollipop centrepieces can be used for a short-lived affair, or for days and even weeks!

If you've found yourself on a luxuriant search for creative and unique ways to add colourful, decorative treats to your next celebration or event, then search no further than candy designs. Customising designs on lollipops does not only break you out of the box of the "norm", but it can also intrigue and excite your guests as they marvel over such an innovative addition to your event's catering. Contact the folks at Designer Candy for information and viewing of all of their candy design options. Visit their website at http://designercandy.com.au/

February 20, 2015

TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop

Celebrate with us making it to Friday!

The TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop is a Friday friendly hop where we hope you can blossom, meet and greet new bloggers. We enjoy having you. 

The TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop



Each Friday we will feature our most favorite post from the previous week. It could be you! We also have a weekly Cohost spotlight, that is great to gain your blog some extra notice (enter here). 

The rules of the TGIF Blog and Instagram Hop Are simple!
1. Link-up any post or posts (no specifics) and your Instagram.
2. Grab a button and display it on your blog, in a post or somewhere visible to help us get notice for the Hop. Also helps us better feature your blog.
3.Be social. Comment and follow at least one blog you enjoy. 
4. Tweet out the TGIF hop. 
Tweet: Link up at the #TGIFhop with @kaitlynmarie003 @desireephillips @silviearmas @ryderbunch @scggirl #instagramhop #bloghop http://ctt.ec/8oM2V+


Meet This Weeks co host

Making-More blog is my outlet for sharing my interest in cooking, 
(realistic) healthy living and having fun with my family. 







 This Weeks TGIF Feature
From the blog of: Love Create Celebrate 
Be sure to check her blog out: here.