April 1, 2015

The Great Blog Train

The Great Blog Train

A monthly blog hop departing from your online train station on the first Wednesday of every month!
 Great Blog Train

The Great Blog Train has 7 Engineers
plus a "Destination Co-host"!!
If you link up that means your blog will be seen on 8 different blogs!!!

Please meet our Destination Co-host:

This month we will be travelling to:
Campbell River, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Canada)
Also, remember to visit the DINING CAR on one of the Engineer's blogs!

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

The Great Blog Train's Great Giveaway!!!
1 Lucky winner will win the following:
- $10 Paypal Cash from Angie
- 1 pair of Hand-Knitted Kitchen Cloths from Kaitlyn
- 1 bar of cold processed Soap by Laura
- 1 Sidebar Ad Space from Angie

God’s Growing Garden

Remember to join the fun even if you are running a little late.  The last entry will receive the Caboose Feature! 

February's Caboose and featured blog happens to be:
"Sweet Pea Petite" Congratulations!

EricaRae's blog is a wonderfully inspiring mom blog!  This is how she describes herself & her blog: "I am a full time working mommy of two living in the gorgeous state of Georgia. I love graphic design....crafting and all things BABY! I would love to design something special for your little SWEET PEAS!"


Blog Train Rules, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com
Linking up to the Train is as easy as
1, 2, 3!
 photo BlogTrain1_zpsd738cd09.jpgThe Great blog Train by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo BlogTrain2_zpsf10a0b46.jpg The Great blog Train by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo BlogTrain3_zpsdc2185c5.jpg

Win $250 in the Tax Day Giveaway!!

Paying taxes can be such a drag but winning $250 in the Tax Day Giveaway is super simple!!

An amazing group of bloggers have come together to make your wallet a little bit fatter. 

How to Enter: It's simple...all you have to do is use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win!! 

When can you enter: NOW...all the fun ends at Midnight on April 15th!! 

How to spend $250: However you want!!

The Tax Day Giveaway has been sponsored by this group of amazing people. 

Make sure to stop by their blog, stay a while and say hello!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Must be 18 years or older to participate in this giveaway. Must have a verified PayPal account for monies to be transferred to the winner. The winning entry will be verified. Once the winner is notified they have 72 hours to reply back or a second winner will be selected and the first one will have no claim to the prize.  This giveaway is open worldwide but prize money is valued on the US dollar and any taxes is at the sole responsibility of the winner and not of anyone who contributed to this giveaway.   
If you have any questions please contact Mice In The Kitchen BEFORE entering the giveaway.

Good luck!!

March 26, 2015

The TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop

Happy TGIF! Fridays have always been one of my up most favorite days of the week. Which is why I started this growing, fun, friendly, inspiring hop! I am thankful to have each and every one of you that link-up and share with us each each. Thank you! 

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
I am the mother of two adorable children, a wife, a full time nurse, part time student and raise chickens in my spare time. I love to run, read, write, DIY, fitness and healthy living. Follow me through my world of Love, Life and Chickens.

Want to be our next Cohost with a special spotlight?! Cohost Form HERE.

 This Weeks TGIF Feature

From the blog of:Our Pretty Little Girls
Be sure to check her blog out: here.

March 25, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday


 week #61

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party


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  474 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
          Kreative Corner      

This weeks 
Featured Bloggers

Hello! Easter is just around the corner and I’ve been working on a lot of Easter projects. Today I’m showing you a set of gold eggs I decorated that was inspired by Kate Spade’s style. I mean, who doesn’t like bold designs, gold, glitter, confetti, stripes and chevron?

While some wildflowers are strong and hardy, withstanding the elements with grace, some of them are far more delicate.

Bloodroot is one of them. You have to be diligent to visit its home frequently if you want to view it fresh and unblemished by wind or rain or a misplaced step.

Easter is coming.  It’s as simple as that.  It doesn’t matter if there is still several feet of snow on the ground.  It doesn’t matter if it’s 20 degrees.  It doesn’t matter what the heck that groundhog said last month.  I never believe that little guy anyway.  It’s coming.  Plain and simple.

I am beyond excited to be starting a new segment on my blog called Blossom's Book Shelf! There is nothing that I love more than curling up on the couch with a warm cup of tea to read a great book. When I am on the lookout for my next great new read, it can be so hard to choose from all the books sitting on a library shelf. That's why I just love browsing through book blogs to see what other readers have enjoyed. I really look forward to sharing my new favorite reads with you guys, so all you bookworms like me out there, make sure you stay tuned ;)

Today, I am going to share more of our Dining Room with you ....

Keeping Your Dollars: Saving On Groceries
~Taylor-Made Homestead~

In keeping with our theme of keeping those hard-earned dollars in your pocket where they belong, today we’re looking at trimming waste from your grocery budget.  We all may have different reasons for wanting to cut back – maybe a large unexpected bill needs to be paid, maybe you’re saving up for a new home or car, or maybe there’s too much month and just not quite enough money to get to the end of it.  For me the motivation was a desire to have a lighter footprint and convenience foods came with a shocking amount of over-packaged waste.   It’s interesting though that my desire to have a lighter footprint also saved substantial amounts of money from our grocery budget.

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting
Cake Craft Create

It's the middle of March; Spring is right around the corner and these cupcakes capture the season perfectly. Lemon + raspberry = delicious!

15 Signs for Moms That They Might Need a Day Off
Because being a stay-at-home mom is 24/7/365, I occasionally find myself going a little crazy. While I love staying home with my girls, most of the time, I do have moments where I question my sanity and my decision to be a stay-at-home mom.These moments usually occur on the days when both of my little girls meltdown constantly, and my husband works overtime.

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Bundt Cake {contributor Celeste}
This Silly Girl's Life

I’m not one of those die-hard, gotta-have-it chocolate lovers, don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate, I’m just not over the top about it. However, there are times when I crave big bold chocolate flavor, and this cake fits the bill.

Lemon Tassies – It’s The Little Things.
Make Mine Lemon

** These are delicious with or without Improved Lemon Curd. If you are making these for company I would suggest using a piping bag for a more appealing presentation. The next time I make these I will weigh the dough and divide by 24 for a more even distribution of the crust.

5 Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System
Happy Mothering
Fortunately, over the years, I have learned some tips and tricks for naturally supporting our immune systems. Experience has shown that as long as we get in front of it and take steps to boost our immune systems, we’re more likely to stay healthy, even when we’ve been exposed to a multitude of germs.

Decorating With Old Windows
Little Brags
I decided to put together another collage for you, this time on inspiration on 
"HOW TO DECORATE WITH OLD WINDOWS". So here ya go sweets...
I know you will be inspired by all the talented bloggers out there....I know my head is 
still spinning from putting the collage together!

With Easter falling so early in April this year I can’t decide whether to work on St. Patrick’s Day projects or Easter projects. I’ve been flipping back and forth between the two with reckless abandon!

Orange Juice Cake
With A Blast
I love absolutely everything about this Orange Juice Cake ! It is quick and easy to start with, which is always a big bonus point in my book.

The cake is super moist and bursting with Orange flavor. There is really no need for anything more than the glaze.

A slice {or three!} of this cake, with a nice cup of tea, or coffee and you have a delicious tea time treat.

5 Common Blogging Mistakes That I Made
Thrifty Girl. Big Dreams
I have been a blogger on and off for about 3 years and this last ‘break’ that I took I realized some of the mistakes that I had been making and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.

 Wake Up Wednesday Linky


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