Friday, July 3, 2015

The 4th of July Chain Linky CLIMB

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God bless America!

God’s Growing Garden
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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 July 2015 Chain "Linky" CLIMB week#2 co-hosts:

Anna from "Cuddlebug Cuties"
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Cuddlebug Cuties
Anna is our permanent week#2 co-host.  Checkout what's been happening on "Cuddlebug Cuties" lately:  
Wake Up Wednesday Linky - join us every Wednesday!!
Miranda from "The Myrabev Life"
(Click on the blog button below)
The Myrabev Life
Miranda is one of our permanent "fill-in" cohosts.  Checkout what's been happening on "The Myrabev Life" lately:
Personal Confessions - Debt is no Small Matter
Health & Exercise Monthly Update- Three
Personal Confessions - Finding the Good in Goodbye

Please enter below -one person will win:
- $25 Paypal cash from Eclectic Red Barn,  Sew Crafty Angel &  Cuddlebug Cuties 
- Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise - $30 value
- 1 Month Ad Space on The Myrabev Life - $10 value
- 1 Sidebar Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $10 value
- A beautiful Bluestone Necklace by ShorelineDesigned - $20 value

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 Lava Blues - Lovely Lava Blues, Rare Leland Bluestones, Blue Slag Glass Stones/Lake Michigan, Blue Lava Beads, Copper Glass Beads, 22 Inch Copper Necklace .
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 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 prize)
- This Giveaway is open from June 30th, 2015 until July 31st, 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 - JULY 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!!

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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. 

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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)

We are looking for amazing Bloggers like you to cohost the CLIMB! (We are scheduling for the end of July & for August 2015) - please click the purple button below to sign up to cohost or click HERE!

God’s Growing Garden


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Making Every Minute Count

It's been a super busy week around our house.
I had to work a lot of hours so there hasn't been a lot of time to spare
 so I tried to make every minute count.

I needed a new laptop so this little gem below came home with me.
It was a great price on sale at WalMart.  Love it!  

It's the perfect size and color for our spare room where I like
to read when I'm home alone.

We have a little garden shed out back that I love to sit by and just enjoy a little quiet time occasionally.  We added the swing and flower boxes a few years ago and sits beside
a huge old tree.  I could sit there for hours and watch the kids play.

We picked up a few extra chairs since everyone wants to spend so much time outside.

The king of the house is learning to swim which is super exciting!

I love to bike ride with the kids but my bike was getting pretty old so we decided
mom needed a new and updated ride.  I think the kids were just embarrassed by
my old one because they really pushed me to buy this one.  It rides wonderfully!

And we managed to do a little bit of antique browsing which I throughly enjoy.

Well, I guess it's time for me to go to bed now.  It's getting late and I have to get up
at 4:30 in the morning.  I really hate my alarm clock, lol.  

Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July weekend.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party #75

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party
@ Sew Crafty Angel


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  453 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

Please take time to visit your hostesses.




















This weeks 
Featured Bloggers

With Enough Coffee, I Could Rule the World
Altered Artworks

This bookcase/shelving unit has held many things over the last 25 years including children's books, dolls and teddy bears, school work, sport trophies, prom photos and finally some craft supplies.  I relocated my craft supplies, and saw this unit's great potential to be more than just a utilitarian bookcase.

Understanding What ‘Certified Organic’ Means
Urban naturale
Choosing to buy organic products can reduce the amount of synthetic chemicals in your home.
Whether your goal is to improve your health or to support sustainable agriculture, buying organic
may be the right choice for you.

patriotic food ideas for 4th of july
Dreaming of Leaving
the warmer weather is finally here and the patriotic holidays are in full effect. 4th of july is coming fast and in my opinion the best way to celebrate is to invite family and friends to a backyard bbq to laugh and pig out!

The Blogging Schedule for the Busy Mom
Keeping it Real

…or how to fit blogging into your life in 4 easy steps!

Patriotic Flag Waffles
Wendys Hat

Sharing my new favorite Patriotic Flag Waffles.  Why?  Because everyone loves to have fun with their food!

Whole Berry Raspberry Curd
This Silly Girl's Life

Whole Berry Raspberry Curd, sweet and tart this condiment is made with fresh raspberries and is the perfect ingredient for pastry fillings or just smeared on your morning toast!

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub
Bargain Briana

We have been on a DIY Beauty kick lately! I love these easy to make recipes at home that also work wonders. It is also something somewhat inexpensive that my daughter and I can enjoy together. This Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub not only smells delicious, it will work wonders on softening your hands!


I recently discovered that I love bread pudding.  Like a lot.  Of course, I made this discovery at Disney after having far too much banana bread pudding at Tusker House’s character breakfast…  And too many pots of English bread pudding at Earl of Sandwich…  And staying at the Polynesian and smelling the awesome bread pudding every day for a week…

Patriotic Clothespin Wreath
Embracing Creativity

This Independence Day, Jill Bauer, QVC’s Home-Savvy Hostess, has the perfect patriotic décor tips to help celebrate America in style and she’s allowed me to share her easy peasy tutorial with you all.  I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to make this craft!  I think it will be one that my little girl will like to help me out with!

Fun pool ideas to make this your best summer ever!
Be The FUN Mom!

Playing in a pool is pretty much the quintessential summer activity! Nothing is more refreshing than jumping into a cool pool on a hot summer’s day! Make your summer even more amazing with these fun pool ideas:

Paint with Spinning Tops
The Practical Mom

I love combining toys with painting!
My 3 y.o. used two spinning tops to good use one fine day, and created a few good results!

 Wake Up Wednesday Linky

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.