Sunday, March 30, 2014

Weekday Mixer Link Up @ Sew Crafty Angel

The fourth Weekday Mixer was a great success! We had 71 blogs linked up and numerous social media link-ups! We hope that you all had the opportunity to mix and mingle and make some awesome new buddies!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

$100 Gift Card Giveaway to J. Crew @ Sew Crafty Angel

My fried Kate has reached 1000 followers!  To thank you and to celebrate, I have teamed up with fourteen other bloggers to give away a $100 gift card to J.Crew! You have from today to 11:59 on next Thursday to enter. Best of luck!

Baby Bullet Giveaway @ Sew Crafty Angel

Chocolate Chip / M&M / Chocolate Cupcake Cookies

These cookies are as much fun to make as they are to eat.
This twist on a classic American cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion.
Quick, Easy, Delicious

Bloglovin Hop @ Sew Crafty Angel

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party #9

               Welcome to the 9th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

11 Blogs  -  1 Party


Sew Crafty Angel is looking for a few fantabulous bloggers to join her as regular blog contributors.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesday @ Sew Crafty Angel

Welcome to the 27th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Can you believe that Turn It Up Tuesday is already 6 months old??!! It just makes me so happy to see how Turn It Up Tuesday has grown in such a short time.

Picnicin' Sourdough Pound Cake

We had a warm day and the kids wanted to picnic outside and we had to have a dessert treat. 
All my family loves sourdough cake so we whipped this little goodie up.


 3 cups cake flour
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
 1 cup unsalted butter
 3 cups white sugar
 6 eggs
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1 cup sour cream 
 1 cup confectioners' sugar
 3 tablespoons orange juice
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F 
 Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. 
 Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda into a medium bowl; set aside.
 In a large bowl, cream butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream. Pour batter in prepared pan.
 Bake in the preheated oven for 75 to 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

 To prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, orange juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Drizzle over cake while still warm.

Now, just enjoy a big slice!


(Recipe adapted from AllRecipes)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekday Mixer Social Media Link-Up @ Sew Crafty Angel

The third Weekday Mixer was a great success! We had 72 blogs linked up and numerous social media link-ups! We hope that you all had the opportunity to mix and mingle and make some awesome new buddies!

 Welcome the 4th week of The Weekday Mixer Social Media Link-Up! As you know, it is a brand new social media link-up for all to join! This 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 Sunday nights at 8:00pm and go on until Friday night at 11:59pm. One linker will be chosen each week and featured in the following week's link-up! If chosen, you can provide a brief summary about yourself and your blog/website and all of your social media accounts will be listed. It's a great way to stand out among the crowd! 

Meet your hosts and guest hosts!

Big thanks to Carissa, Kristy, and Linda for making our first month of The Weekday Mixer so great! Thank you ladies!!! Next week, we will be featuring our new guest hosts for April.

Interested in co-hosting the Weekday Mixer? 
Fill out this form and Natasha will be in touch with more information.

Now meet this week's featured blogger...

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unnamed (2)Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at 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 fabulous craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine. I am a firm believer that you don’t have to break the bank to have pretty things around you. With some creativity and a little elbow grease, anything is possible!

Come by my blog and see what I am creating today!

You can also follow me here:
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chain "Linky" CLIMB Week #4 with 3 New Co-Hosts

God’s Growing Garden

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Please welcome The March 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:


Alison from "Horseshoes & Hand Grenades"
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Alison's blog will put a smile on your face - this is how she describes herself & her blog:  "My name is Alison. I'm a wife, mother, and animal lover. I like glitter, guns, and tattoos. I live in a tiny rural town in Eastern Washington. By day I’m a commercial lines insurance agent for a large national broker. By night, one of the caretakers of a family-owned miniature horse ranch, thrift shop fashionista, and closet sci-fi TV fan, believer in the paranormal, and quasi-doomsday prepper. I have a lot to say about pretty much everything & love finding and sharing great deals and helpful hints with other so read, enjoy, and if you have any questions along the way, just ask."


Nancy from "On the Homefront"
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Nancy's blog is overflowing with helpful knowledge: 
"Five days a week “Prudent Living Magazine” Contributing Editor Nancy Wolff will post and host the blog: “On the Home Front.” Topics will include  living frugally, organic gardening, pantry management, recipes, the HomeAcre Blog Hop and more. - See more at:  "
Kim from "The Pinterested Parent"
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Kim's blog is so much fun! - this is how she describes herself & her blog:  "I am a 39 woman, holding on to her last year in her 30′s with all of her might. I am a loving wife to my best friend, love of my life & sometimes pain in my a$$. I am a mommy to a beautiful & precocious little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my addiction. My plan was to recreate my favorite Pinterest pins & share my experiences with all of you. What I have learned along the way is that you can find inspiration everywhere & surprise yourself with new ideas along the way. Please join me as I cook, bake, craft & learn through inspiring ideas from others & through some of my own, while serving up a side order of life."

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
With our fifth CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Here's how it 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!! 
Please enter below -one person will win:

(you must have a blog to enter & be 18 years or older) (this Giveaway is now worldwide - EXCEPT for the "Cork Earrings" prize.  Due to postage prices - if the winner does not live in the lower 48 of the USA then the "Cork Earrings" become a second place prize)

- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 30 days - $30 value
- 1 Medium Ad Space on Cuddlebug Cuties - $5 value
- 1 Thirty Day Ad Space on H2O Bungalow - $15 value
- 1 Sidebar Ad Space on Heidi's Wanderings - $10 value
- 1 Bottom of Post Ad Space for 1 month on Sew Crafty Angel - $20 value
- 1 Month Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $15 value
- gorgeous Pink flower Cork Earrings  by Crystal Make It Easy Crafts - $20 value
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CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions: 
\  as mentioned above - this is open worldwide HOWEVER if you win and are not living in the USA -then due to shipping costs the "Cork Earrings" will become a second place prize & will be given to somebody living in the lower 48 of the USA
- You MUST have a blog to enter
- This Giveaway is open from March 1st, 2014 until March 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 - March CLIMB blog hop co-hosts MAY 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.
- a shipping address will be requested should you win the earrings.
- 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):

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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. 
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!
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Remember - Now 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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Friday, March 21, 2014

Healthy Spring Babies Baby Bullet Giveaway

Springtime Feeling

I am so longing for spring.  I miss the beauty of all the birds singing in the trees
 and the sweet smell of flowers as the breeze lightly sings through the air.
Since I can't find that springtime outside yet, I decided to create a little
springtime feeling for myself.

I found this lovely biscuit container and decided it wanted to come home with me.
Baked up some blueberry muffins and brewed a hot cup of coffee in my blue floral
cup and used my imagination to hear the birds sing.

 Then my oldest brought me home a bouquet of daisies
 (everyone knows how I'm longing for spring).
I thought my beautiful daisies would look great decked out
in an adorable pink mason jar.

My daughter and I decided to have a little tea party in the yard. 
We found a piece of daisy fabric for a tablecloth and set the table with
our blue pieces and instant springtime tea party.
Oh, I almost forgot, we had to make some chocolate
dipped cannolis'.  Can't you just taste them, ummmmm.

I found these awesome floral gardening pieces at Target and fell in love with them.
(Now all I need is something to garden)
Happy Spring Wishes to You