Monday, March 30, 2015

April Chain Linky CLIMB Party @ Sew Crafty Angel


God’s Growing Garden
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WELCOME!
It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
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")
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Highest CLIMBer Features!!
Each permanent host & cohost will feature their favorite link from the previous month CLIMB!
Sew Crafty Angel 
My Highest CLIMBer from March 2015 is:

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CAKE, FRUIT & YOGURT PARFAIT

_________Treat and Trick____
Cake, Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
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Also, our CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Please enter below -one person will win:
- $25 Paypal cash from Sew Crafty Angel,  Cuddlebug Cuties & God's Growing Garden
- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise - $30 value
- 1 Monthly Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $15 value
- A colorful Granite Necklace by ShorelineDesigned - $15 value
- ebook "Cookie Creation Countdown" - Cookie recipes for any season by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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BLUSHING PEACH NECKLACE

Blushing Peach - Colorful Granite Beachstone from Lake Michigan, 48 Inch Adjustable Necklace, Black Cord, Recycled Glass Krobo Bead Unisex Necklace Simple and elegant. Stone. Glass. Fiber
"I have found and drilled this Lake Michigan beachstone, hand strung it onto a quality waxed cotton cord and topped it with a rosy peach recycled glass Krobo artisan bead, all depicting the colors from this beautiful natural granite beachstone. This casual unisex necklace can be worn long as is - perhaps for layering with others, or you may snip and re-knot the cord to your liking and is 48 inches"
by ShorelineDesigned

Total prize value is $90!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
- You must live in the lower 48 of the United States to win the Necklace (otherwise this will become  second place prizes)
- You MUST have a valid PayPal account to win the Paypal Cash (otherwise this will become a second place prizes)
- This Giveaway is open from March 31st, 2015 until April 30th, 2015
- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - APRIL 2015 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.
- All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!!

 
CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbIntro_zps6919dad8.jpg


CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbRules_zps77e9b7a4.jpg
By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & 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. 

CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbLink_zpsf527c076.jpg

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)

CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbCo-host_zpseca2ac09.jpg


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Powder Review


Hello again from Natalie Loves Beauty! Whenever I feel the need to let my skin breathe, I enjoy having makeup free days, however sometimes I need a little extra help when my skin is having a mind of its own and I still have to look put together. I've recently cut back quite a bit on liquid foundation and have been wearing mineral makeup on most days. I first tried the Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Powder almost a year ago when I hauled a bunch of natural beauty products here, and have recently repurchased because I love it so much that I find myself reaching for it almost daily. If you've been looking for a natural base that is easy on the wallet, you should definitely keep reading because this natural powder might just be the one you've been looking for!


The Honey Gardens Pressed Mineral Powder comes in a few different shades and I thankfully found a perfect match for my fair skin in the shade Supernatural. What I especially love about this pressed powder is that it is super gentle and works wonderfully on my sensitive skin as it is free of talc, parabens and fragrance. Not only that, but it is also gluten-free, cruelty-free and 100% vegan (despite the misleading "honeybee" brand name), and is made with certified organic ingredients. This was my first time trying such a "green" face powder, and I really didn't know what to expect, but I have definitely found a favourite in this one. The ingredients are ones I can easily pronounce (which is always a good sign), with the main ones being mica, tapioca and corn starch, goji berry oil, bamboo powder, and rosemary leaf oil.


Unlike all other powders I have tried, there is no synthetic smell to it, it feels super hydrating and also blends effortlessly. This product isn't quite full coverage, however it is buildable and on my acne-prone skin provides light to medium coverage which is really helpful when wanting to cover blemishes and scarring. I've been loving pairing it with my Ecotools Domed Bronzer Brush as the dense bristles pick up just the right amount of product. If I have it on for a long time, I sometimes have to blot my t-zone since I have combination skin and it tends to get oily, but some days I can even get by without reaching for a tissue with this powder. The packaging isn't the fanciest, but what is great about it is that the metallic compact can be popped out easily which is great if you enjoy depotting your makeup and keeping it all in one place. The compact is also super travel friendly (you can even see it in my travel makeup bag video here).


Price-wise, you can get this powder for under $8 on iherb.com, which I find to be an incredible deal considering drugstore powders usually cost more. The compact holds 7.5 g or 0.26 oz of product, which lasts me a good 4-6 months.

 Have you tried any natural makeup? I'm always looking for new products to try out, so if you have any recommendations, do leave them in the comments below!

*Disclaimer: Affiliate links provided.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

The Chain Linky CLIMB Party


God’s Growing Garden
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WELCOME!
It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
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")

Also, our CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Please enter below -one person will win:
- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise - $30 value
- 1 Monthly Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $15 value
- A darling Necklace with Lake Superior Sandstone Pendant by ShorelineDesigned - $15 value

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HAPPY FACE NECKLACE

Toothless, Large Hand Drilled Lake Superior Sandstone Pendant on Silver Link Chain with Custard Milk Glass Trade Beads, Novelty Necklace
Grin and bear it! This is a "cheeky" pardon the pun, fun kind of a necklace. This flat, roundish, lovely bisque color sandstone is one I found in Lake Superior. It asked to become a happy face - though be it a toothless one! I have given her 5 mm eyes and a toothless grin.
I have hand drilled her top side and fitted her with a stainless steel jumpring to dangle from a sparkly silver link chain, complete with sterling silver lobster clasp, which has 5 of her missing "teeth" strung along side! The "teeth" are lovely custard color (or un-whitened teeth colored) glass trade beads.  The chain undone end to end is a long 29 inches, and as fastened hanging down including stone will hang 16.5 inches. The stone face is about 2 inches around. Smile!
"

by ShorelineDesigned

Total prize value is $95!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
- You must live in the lower 48 of the United States to win the Necklace (otherwise this will become  second place prizes)
- You MUST have a valid PayPal account to win the Paypal Cash (otherwise this will become a second place prizes)
- This Giveaway is open from March 2nd, 2015 until March 30th, 2015
- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - MARCH 2015 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.
- All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!!

 
CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbIntro_zps6919dad8.jpg


CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbRules_zps77e9b7a4.jpg
By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & 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. 

CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbLink_zpsf527c076.jpg

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)

CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbCo-host_zpseca2ac09.jpg


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party #61



        

 week #61

 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  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
HUFFPOST
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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You can enter our
Paypal Gift Card Giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.


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.
  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I'd love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it's totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • 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.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Chain Linky CLIMB Party

God’s Growing Garden
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WELCOME!
It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
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 welcome The March 2015 Chain "Linky" CLIMB Week#4 Cohosts: 
April from "April Noelle"
(Click on the blog button below)

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

A Trip To Ireland For You
5 Secrets To Changing The World Now
How To Get Re-Motivated Again
 
&
Bev from "Eclectic Red Barn"
(Click on the blog button below)

Eclectic Red Barn
Bev is our permanent "fill-in" cohost.  Checkout what's been happening on "Eclectic Red Barn" lately:
Green Velvet Cupcakes 
Sending a Little Spring
Doily Dresser Scarf
&
Kaitlyn from "Three Sisters & Us"
(Click on the blog button below)
Three Sisters and Us
Kaitlyn is joining us again!  Checkout what's been happening on "Three Sisters & Us" lately:
Hand Knitted Boot Cuff GIVEAWAY
Our Trip to Frozen Lake Michigan
TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop
& 
Silvie from "My Silly Little Gang"
(Click on the blog button below)
My Silly Little Gang
Sylvie is joining us again!  Checkout what's been happening on "My Silly Little Gang" lately:
Origami Dress Video Tutorial 
Skin Cleansing System Giveaway
Come Enter the Kitchen Gadgets Giveaway
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We are looking for wonderful Bloggers like YOU to cohost the May 2015 CLIMB!!
(please sign up in the "linky" at the very end where it says "sign up to cohost HERE")
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Also, our CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Please enter below -one person will win:
- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise - $30 value
- 1 Monthly Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $15 value
- A darling Necklace with Lake Superior Sandstone Pendant by ShorelineDesigned - $15 value

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HAPPY FACE NECKLACE

Toothless, Large Hand Drilled Lake Superior Sandstone Pendant on Silver Link Chain with Custard Milk Glass Trade Beads, Novelty Necklace
Grin and bear it! This is a "cheeky" pardon the pun, fun kind of a necklace. This flat, roundish, lovely bisque color sandstone is one I found in Lake Superior. It asked to become a happy face - though be it a toothless one! I have given her 5 mm eyes and a toothless grin.
I have hand drilled her top side and fitted her with a stainless steel jumpring to dangle from a sparkly silver link chain, complete with sterling silver lobster clasp, which has 5 of her missing "teeth" strung along side! The "teeth" are lovely custard color (or un-whitened teeth colored) glass trade beads.  The chain undone end to end is a long 29 inches, and as fastened hanging down including stone will hang 16.5 inches. The stone face is about 2 inches around. Smile!
"

by ShorelineDesigned

Total prize value is $95!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
- You must live in the lower 48 of the United States to win the Necklace (otherwise this will become  second place prizes)
- You MUST have a valid PayPal account to win the Paypal Cash (otherwise this will become a second place prizes)
- This Giveaway is open from March 2nd, 2015 until March 30th, 2015
- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - MARCH 2015 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.
- All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!!

 
CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbIntro_zps6919dad8.jpg


CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbRules_zps77e9b7a4.jpg
By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & 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. 

CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbLink_zpsf527c076.jpg

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)

CLIMB by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ClimbCo-host_zpseca2ac09.jpg


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