Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #11 & Giveaway



               Welcome to the 11th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

25 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway



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  317 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 25 different blogs

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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers
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Featured Bloggers pinned each week. 


I have made cornbread and cornbread muffins in the oven before, but hadn't yet tried a yeasted one in the breadmaker.  I tweaked the recipe and came up with a delicious version.



Cacao vs. Cocoa: What's The Difference?, cacao Pods, cacao beans, theobroma, superfood,
How delicious is chocolate? Ummmmm it’s so delicious, but there’s also a lot of confusion about chocolate—what type to eat, how much, and what types to avoid.
So I decided it was time to get educated about all the new research on chocolate.


Hey there!!  Have you noticed signs of Spring?  I sure have!  It seems that one day it is frozen winter and the next Spring is just bursting around us.  

Saturday evening I attended a really fun baby shower for a friend and fellow navy wife. Our husbands are on the same sub and work in the same division, and she's one of the few wives from the sub that I've actually gotten to know. Anyhoo, she is due to have her baby on March 18th, and she's having a girl. During our conversations I asked and listened for information about things she liked for the baby.  She mentioned ladybugs, chevrons, pink, gray, and she told me she wanted me to make a blanket. So I acted like I didn't feel up to making a blanket, but I really was making one, of course. Originally, I wanted to make a pink, gay, black, and white chevron blanket, but I didn't like the pattern I was using, so I went back to what I know, granny square.  So I made a 30 x 30 gray, pink, and white granny square blanket with a crochet ladybug applique.



Topped with a rich cream cheese frosting, this lovely cake will make you think of Spring. Beautifully simple with no extra add-ins: just carrots and nuts and a hint of cinnamon throughout moist, tender cake. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a classic for any time of year, but is especially good for a special Easter dessert.


But this year we decided just to make our toffee because we wanted to enjoy our 2 toddler princesses running around in kitchen. Toffee is not too messy and it makes up fairly quickly into an amazing treat and we only had one pot going at once so we could switch off duties.  We even finished before my husband came home to take us out to dinner (the traditional ending of our day).  It was great!





The one thing homesteaders have in common, no matter how much land you live on, is that we are all trying to do more for ourselves. Our family for instance gardens, taps maple trees, cures meat, bakes and so on. But, because of where we live we can't raise large livestock. And for now, that's okay because we know people who can. We don't have an orchard in our yard, but we know where to go to get apples. You see, we have gotten to know farmers, lots of them! What we can't do here, we can partner with others to get done. If you have never been to a "FARM" you really should look for one, or two, or three to go visit. Visits to farms can be entertaining, educational, and think of the things you can eat!







Happy Spring, everyone!
Sharing these cookies I made to celebrate spring though she never shows up here on our side of the pond. It was still summer the last time I checked!


5 Days of Organization for Bloggers - checklists and ideas to keep every blogger organized

Are blogging tasks keeping you from getting things done?

With a few simple rules and checklists (and a timer!) you can finish more tasks in less time.


Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric #1 
Translucent Strawberry from Beyond Blush
I've been trying out a lot of different cream blushes over the last month or so, and my latest obsession has been Giorgio Armani's Blushing Fabric in the shade #1 Translucent Strawberry* ($39/20 ml). This was my first time trying anything out from the brand, and I was really excited to do so! Read on to hear my full thoughts on this unique blush...

From I Wish to I Will from Cayla & Ashley

Here's a reminder: you have the ability to do amazing things with your life. Dream it, believe it, do it. Focus on what matters, and don't forget-- always wear your invisible crown.  


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  • Remember to Follow Your hostesses- the first 25 links and your Guest Hosts.  
  • 25 times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others too.


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 post and not to your blog home page
  • 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.
Angel


45 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting, have a great day. :-)

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    1. Thanks for always partying with us and sharing your awesome blog.
      Hugs my friend
      Angel

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  2. Thank you for including my Carrot Cake in your wonderful features- I'm so glad you liked it! And thank you for hosting Wake Up Wednesday! Sharing! :)

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    1. I would love to have a huge piece of your cake, it looks mouthwatering.
      Thanks for linking up with us.
      Angel

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  3. Thank you for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Hi Marci
      Thanks for sharing your lovely blog with us this week. I'm always happy to have you visit with me.
      Angel

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  4. Love your awesome party! Have a great rest of your week

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Enjoy your week as well. I am thrilled to have you on my new blog Contributors team.
      Hugs
      Angel

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  5. Thank you for this lovely party!!
    :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thanks for linking up this week and sharing your AWESOME blog with us.
      Angel

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  6. Thank you so much for hosting for us this week. I love tha Toffee!
    FABBY

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    1. Hi Fabby
      Great to have you join us for the party. I always love your linkups. The toffee looks amazing doesn't it.
      Hugs
      Angel

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  7. Thanks for your awesome party and have a great week.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Always a pleasure to have join our party. (Miz Helen hosts Full Plate Thursday Link Party too) I always love visiting with you too.
      Angel

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  8. Hi, Angel!! It's Courtney from The Brown Girl with Long Hair blog,popping in to join this awesome linky party and dole out a well-deserved thank you to you for being such a fabulous host. Thanks, again! :-)

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    1. Hi Courtney,
      You are fantastic! Thanks so much.
      Angel

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  9. Thank you, Angel, for featuring the Cacao vs. Cocoa post! I love your link-up! Thanks for hosting :)

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    1. You are so welcome. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog with us.
      Angel

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  10. Thanks for hosting! I'm sharing my favorite recipes for stuffed muffins and tomato onion jam.

    http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/stuffed-uncornmeal-muffin/
    http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/tomato-onion-jam/

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  11. Thanks for a great party. Have a fabulous week,
    Bev

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    1. Hi Bev,
      Great to have you party with us. Have a wonderful week also.
      Angel

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  12. LOVE your party and look forward to it every week! Thanks for all your work to make it happen. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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    1. Hi Carrie,
      Thanks so much for joining us each week. Your blog is amazing and love all the wonderful posts you share with us.
      Hugs my friend
      Angel

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  13. Thanks for the mention! Submitting my Easter Basket Cookies for this week's party.
    Happy Wednesday!

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  14. Thanks for hosting a fabulous party each week!

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  15. Love the fun features, thanks for hosting an amazing party!!

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    1. Hi Karren
      It's always great to have you party with us. Thanks for visiting with me.
      Angel

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  16. Thanks so much for featuring my fun Spring post!! And thanks for hosting another great party

    Hugs

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    1. You are so welcome Evelyn. I just love that cow nose photo, too cute.
      Thanks for partying with me sweet friend.
      Angle

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  17. Thanks, Angel, for the party. Hope your week is going well. Linda

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    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks for linking up with us. All is well here. My 2 year old is growing like a weed, lol. Hope all is well with you.
      Hugs sweet lady,
      Angel

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  18. Thanks for much for featuring my ladybug blanket and owl!!! And thanks for hosting!!

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    1. You're very welcome. Those are just adorable. You did a fantastic job.
      Thanks for visiting with me, it's always a pleasure to see you.
      Angel

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    1. Hi Julie
      Great to have you party with us. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
      Angel

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  20. Thanks so much for hosting! Linked up my post, how to make HOMEMADE VANILLA EXTRACT! <3

    http://www.littleowlcrunchymomma.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-make-your-own-vanilla-extract.html

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    1. I bake a lot but never thought about making my own vanilla extract. This looks easy and I think I want to try it too. Thanks for sharing with us tonight.
      Angel

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  21. Hi Angel, thanks for hosting the more and more popular party!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Hi Marie
      Thanks so much for joining our party. It is always a pleasure to see your lovely creations.
      Angel

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  22. Hi Angel! Thank you for hosting another week of 'Wake Up Wednesday'! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi Vashti
      So happy to have you share your awesome blog with us. I'm thrilled at the success of your book. I read your post about the school play and it is wonderful.
      Congratulations.
      Angel

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