Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #26

               Welcome to the 26th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

30 Blogs  -  1 Party

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  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!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 30 different blogs

Your link will appear on the blogs of
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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers

Announcing the Arrival of Our Little Guy + Birth Story

So if you follow me on Instagram this is old news but for those who don't I am SO HAPPY to FINALLY announce our little guy, "E" arrived last Wednesday, 6/25. He was 7 lbs. 4 oz. 20.5 inches long with a full head of hair! He is perfect in every way! I am SO incredibly thankful to God that He blessed us with this little guy- it was quite the delivery but "E" was totally, completely worth it! 

Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt Pops

Summer itself screams for creamy, ice cold treats to make a really authentic summer day. Sticky hands and happy smiles are the reward these delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt Pops. Kids and adults will love them, the kids can help making them too. Creamy, sweet, and tangy they satisfy a sweet tooth without overindulging it. Just perfect for a hot afternoon treat. Beautiful enough to serve or bring to any summer BBQ or pool party get together.

English Muffins
from The Pink Recipe Box
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English muffins are one of the very first types of bread that I ever attempted, which is why I always have a soft spot for them. For years I adored English muffins – whether they came from the supermarket out of a packet or in the form of a McMuffin from McDonalds, but it wasn’t until I made my own that I fell completely head over heels in love with them.

This week, we'll be touring Becky's garden again.  This is my third post about her beautiful yard, so be sure to check out the two previous posts to see more of this lovely yard.   Today we'll be looking at the potting area, and you're going to love it.

20 Attributes of Pride: Examining Ego, Hindrance & Deliverance from My Salt, His Light

I recently attended a mind-blowing bible study on the topic of “Pride”. It’s amazing how we hear a word like pride, and automatically think of others – and not ourselves.

poor Milo
So over the weekend it was time for our dog to get his bath.  Usually my husband is in charge of this process but I happened to be in the bathroom and I was looking at the shampoo he picked up awhile back at the pet store and I was like what?!

This tote was inspired by Ren's Tote-ally Thankful for our Teachers post at The Inspired Wren! 
 She has a wonderful FREE Lined Canvas Tote Tutorial!  Thanks, Ren!

Homemade Espresso Drinks (Lattes, etc) – No Fancy Machine Needed!from Thrifty N Woman

This cold weather is causing me to seek some solice in a warm, cozy cup of coffee. Well, more accurately, a creamy foamy latte (hazelnut is my flavor of choice this morning). I worked my way through college as a Barista, and have not stopped whipping up espresso drinks since. Now my family and neighbors are the ones drinking my lattes. 

5 Ways to Experience His Presence

from Faithful Feat

In this world of go, go, go and do, do, do, it's easy to drift far from the One who holds us secure. The One who goes before us, stands at our right hand and has the ability to keep us from being shaken.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blueberry Dump Cake

I love blueberries so this simple and easy treat is the perfect summer dessert.  Soooo Easy.


1 package yellow cake mix
 4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
 1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix berries, sugar, and cinnamon in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. 
Cover berries with dry cake mix. 
Place cut butter pieces over cake mix, do not stir.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until light brown. 
Serve warm or cold. 


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Social Media Mixer @ Sew Crafty Angel

BrittanyWelcome to the 8th week of the Social Media Mixer, a brand new social media link-up started when the Weekday Mixer and Social Media Sunday joined forces. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Week 7 - we had 141 blogs and numerous social media link-ups!

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The Social Media Mixer is all about networking and making connections. Also, you can gain exposure and increase your social media following! Link up your social media accounts and mix it up with some of the other linkers. Each week, the Weekday Mixer will start on Saturday nights at 8:00pm and go on until Thursday night at 11:59pm. One linker will be chosen each week each of the hosts and guest hosts and featured in the following week’s link-up! If chosen, a brief summary about yourself and your blog/website and all of your social media accounts will be featured. It’s a great way to stand out among the crowd!

Welcome your hosts!

 Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Angel from Sew Crafty Angel | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Teresa from Crafty Wife | Julia from Minivan Dreams | | Liz from Look by Liz Lewis | Kaitlyn from Three Sisters and Us | Shana from Technotini | Anni from Grapefruit Princess | Tiffany from Mrs Tee Love Life LaughterCe Ce from A Chicago Mom |  Jillian from Baby Doodah | Holly from Southern Mom Loves

And welcome your guest hosts for July!

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Bonnie from LadyBlogger | Chelsea from That's So Chelish... | Tara from Anything & Everything | Aysh from Words n Needles | Amanda from Old House to New Home | Krissy from Hot Commodity | Jen from Twenties Chic | Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom | Maria from Simple Nature Decor | Breanna from Brepurposed

And here are the Featured bloggers from last week's Social Media Mixer...

Breanna chose...


Wirl Mamas

The story of Wirl Mamas came about when four moms decided there needed to be a site where real people can go to find real answers, interact with others and escape the everyday pressures of being a superhero. There needed to be a place where the “unspoken” lived and the “stories they never tell you” finally come out. After chatting over numerous playdates and coffee breaks we came up with the idea to share with the world What Its Really Like (WIRL) to be a Mama, Moma-to-be and/or a parent on one all-inclusive website. We found that it was exhausting to search forum after forum, page after page just to come up with a whole lot of jumbled thoughts that confused us even more, who has time for that? Instead, we created our blog to inform and connect with others, always sharing our honest opinions about what it was really like for us, even when its not pretty.

Amanda chose...

Krafts & Kiddos

Hi There, I'm Heather! Welcome to Krafts & Kiddos. A family blog about A Mama Running on Lots of Love, Laughter, and Coffee! I'm so glad you're here! I love crafting with my kids, decorating, & baking. Most of all, I love being a busy stay at home mama. Did I mention, I LOVE coffee...

Anni and Chelsea chose...

Crafty Lumberjacks

We're Andrew and Dennis. We met while traveling together on the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof! We're HUGE holiday enthusiasts and love to craft! Hopefully we can help with some inspiration from our apartment to yours.

Holly chose...

Sew Sew Neat

On Sew Sew Neat, I try to present posts that are simple enough for even the beginning sewer to make. Travel along my journey of sewing or re-purposing everything one stitch at a time.

Victoria, Ce Ce, and Aysh chose...

Just Mi!

I've been blogging for a little over a year now. I realize that people are looking at this page to get a picture of who I am, so I want to keep it current. I don't consider myself new to blogging anymore, but I definitely haven't had the time to devote to my blogging like I've wanted to. There are still a lot of things I have to learn about blogging, but that's what makes it exciting! The original intent of my blog was to chronicle my hair journey. I've also taken to blogging about myself and some of the things I get into in my every day life. My blog is like a diary. I like to explore myself here and share that with you. My life is changing daily and I'll use my blog to talk about it! So stay tuned!! I'm about to take you all on a joy ride!

Maria chose...


Teresa is the author of several books including The Knot at the End of Your Rope; Ten Ways to Hold on When You are Stressed Out and Mom: PhD-A Simple 6 Step course on Leadership for Moms. She was a major contributor to Humor for a Teacher’s Heart and Cup of Comfort Devotional: Daily Reminders of God’s Love and Grace. She also authored four Precious Moments books that were illustrated by Sam Butcher.

Jillian chose...

Cents and Order

Welcome to my blog!  You’ll find posts about personal finance such as: budgeting, money saving tips, debt strategies, and credit repair.  Do you feel like you’re surrounded by chaos? Life in disarray? You’ll also find organization tips, cool printables, and time saving techniques. And if you are fond of technology and digital organization, you’ll find tips for that too.

Teresa chose...

My Creative Days

Hello! I’m Lindsay and I am thrilled you are here on My Creative Days!  I started this little blog in April of 2013. I wanted an outlet to let my creative juices flow. I love to be creative in my day, my home and with my kids. I am obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate our home, create a fun craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine. And now, being able to express my ideas on this blog is a dream come true.

Tara chose...

Dwell Beautiful

Hey all, I'm Erica, the blogger behind Dwell Beautiful. My husband, Nate, and I just bought a house for us and our two rambunctious kitties! This blog is place for me to showcase updates we do to our home as well as current design trends, craft tutorials, and home owner advice. I specialize in home makeovers and tutorials for those on a budget. Enjoy!

Jen chose...

A Mothers Shadow

Hi, I am Car­rie and founder of ‘A Mother’s Shadow’. I have been mar­ried to my sweet­heart, Stan, for over 30 years and am the proud mother of 5 with a won­der­ful grow­ing pos­ter­ity of daughters-in-law, son-in-law and ter­rific grandchildren. Over the years I have been involved in my church, Cub and Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, the com­mu­nity, all the schools my chil­dren have attended, PTA and have vol­un­teered in many other worth­while endeav­ors. All of these expe­ri­ences have helped and taught me in many ways.

Natasha chose...
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After Eleven

 After Eleven: a blog created to journal life's precious moments with hopes of one day passing it down to my kiddos.  I want my kids to be able to look back at memories of their childhood. (and we all know scrapbooking just isn't keeping up with today's technology...so I chose this route). When they wonder what the style was "back then" they can just look back at this blog on my W.I.W. posts and be able to laugh at the ridiculous things I wore. I want them to be able to see love stories about their mom and dad. I want them to be able to look back and read the things that were on my heart at certain seasons in life and how each situation was handled.  Along the way of creating this fun little journal for my family, I hope to make some new blogging buddies!

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Chain "Linky" CLIMB

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Please welcome The July 2014 Chain "Linky" CLIMB 
week#4 co-hosts: 

April from "100lb Countdown"
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100 lb Countdown
 April is our permanent week#4 co-host.  Checkout what's been happening on "100lb Countdown" lately:

Make G+ Your Best Friend with Creative Style
Turn It Up Tuesday
Blogger Opp: Origami Owl

Debbie from "Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains"
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Heartbeats~Soul Stains
 Debbie is joining us for a second month of cohosting!  Checkout what's been happening on "Heartbeats~Soul Stains" lately:

Inspiration Found Everywhere:  Practicing Gratitude
Back To School Tech Style Giveaway
Contributing Angels #4

Jackie from "Sugar Plum Soirees"
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Sugar Plum Soirees
 If you want to add class & originality to any party then you must visit Jackie's amazing blog! This is how she describes herself & her blog: "I'm Jackie, a 30-something, blogging newbie, mother of 1, American expat living in London with my British fiance. Sugar Plum Soirées is a fun blog allowing me to share my love for parties and entertaining. Let's soirée!."

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 

With our 9th CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Networking means helping each other grow!! 
If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!
Here's how the Giveaway & Co-hosting works - the co-hosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky") 
Please enter below -one person will win:
- $25 Paypal Cash

- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 30 days - $30 value
- 1 Ad Space on Leapfrog & LipGloss - $20 value
- Turbo Sponsor Spot on 100lb Countdown - $10 value

- 1 Ad Space on Cuddlebug Cuties - $7 value
- 1 Ad Space on Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos - $15 value
- 1 Sidebar Ad Spaces on God's Growing Garden - $10 value
- 1 Ad Space on Sew Crafty Angel - $15 value
- "My Cookie Creation Countdown" ebook by Angie Ouellette-Tower
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Total prize value over $120!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a valid Paypal account & a blog to enter
- This Giveaway is open from June 30th, 2014 until July 30th, 2014
- Winner must respond within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - JULY 2014 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
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Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):
We have changed it up a bit - instead of linking your homepage you may now link up to 4 of your family friendly blog posts per month!!

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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be promoted on social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you co-host you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)

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