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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #63 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,



Week #63

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 405 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!





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This weeks


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Butter Pecan Birthday Cake-Bowl of Happiness

Last Friday was my husband’s birthday and I decided to bake him a cake to celebrate!
I chose to make a Butter Pecan Birthday Cake this year, inspired by a recipe that I was given by his mom. She’s famous in the family for her butter usage…and for this cake! And he loves pecans, and vanilla cake so this was a perfect choice.




Make Your Own Solid Perfume Lockets-Living Chic on the Cheap

Here is an easy DIY- Make Your Own Solid Perfume Lockets. Of course, you can use this tutorial to just make the solid perfume.





Thoughts on Holy Week-The New Mrs. Adventures

At seven years old on a hot Saturday night in early July I vividly remember asking my mom and dad if we could "go talk" after dinner.
I was a rather dramatic child, especially for my age.
But on this particular evening I'm not sure if we can chalk it up the dramatic side of me, or if something in me knew...my life was going to change forever that night.
Eternity would be sealed.That night I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.





Vintage Demilune Console Table Makeover-My Nearest and Dearest

The mother-in-law of a friend of my mothers (did you follow that?) is no longer able to live in her home and the family has been auctioning or giving away furniture from the house. My mother saw this old demilune console table and thought it’d be right up my alley. I am so glad she picked it up because it is perfect for our house.




Easy Tiramisu-Living the Gourmet

The dinner party, that well-planned formal affair that masquerades as an impromptu get together. While the typical dinner party exists almost entirely for the sake of itself, when done well there are precious few social rituals surrounding a meal that can offer such a sense of victory and achievement, from showing off your latest masterful dishes to finding an excuse to setup your best glassware.




Why I Don’t Drink Coffee in the Morning-Living Awareness Institute

Not that I don’t ever drink coffee, because I do. Especially on the weekend if we go out to our favorite café or when my husband fills the house with the aroma of his top shelf brew on Sunday mornings.
I figured out long ago that if I make a ‘to-do’ list while I am on coffee, I need to be on coffee to implement it. My adrenals just don’t need the extra jitters that coffee offers.





Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole Recipe-Country Fit Family

I absolutely love making casseroles for supper. They are quick and easy to throw together. You can use whatever you have on hand and always turn out delicious! With casseroles there is enough for my husband, our two kids and I for our meal and plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. My husband loves it when I make extra for him so he can have a warm lunch while at work.





After Workout Protein Smoothie-Home Is Where The Heart Is

Do you love drinking smoothies? Do you make a lot of smoothies at home? If so, I have some ideas for you!
Ever since I starting working out, I love blending my own protein smoothie couple times a week. My basic formula for my smoothie is the same, but each time it may be different. I use frozen/fresh fruit, plain Greek yogurt, honey, cocoa powder (sometimes), protein powder, juice, and water.





SPRING HAND TOWELS-Anna Love Craft

How are you? On next friday it will be celebrated the Day of the Tree and Forest. Inspired on that special date and in the arrival of spring, I "planted" some trees on two hand towels. I love trees and now it's exciting to see how quickly they are filled with little leaves. I made applications with a very flowery fabric and the result was this! White or green, which one do you like more?



6 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles With Children-Mom Me Matters

All three of my children are headstrong and can be extremely stubborn at times. When they refuse to do as told, it can be frustrating and anger provoking. Many times I’ve resorted to yelling and promising all sorts of punishments if they don’t listen. You can imagine how well those strategies usually work for me.



Easy Crafts Fabric Banner-Multi Tasking Maven

This DIY handmade fabric banner is a great easy craft to make! Fabric banners are all the rage right now and make great for decorations for spring, baby showers, wedding showers, graduation, birthday parties and more. This DIY project requires no sewing and just a few materials to make. You probably have some left over fabric in your craft room ready to recycle into this fantastic handmade banner.




No Bake Lemonade Cheesecake Recipe-Spaceships and Laser Beams

While shopping at Walmart this weekend, I found new Country Time Lemonade Starters. Talk about genius! There are three flavors, all flavored with real lemon juice: Berry Lemonade, Classic Lemonade, Half Lemonade & Half Iced Tea. It's liquid in a bottle and you just add water. They are really easy and convenient to make -- and super delicious with 50% less sugar than regular sodas. Because each bottle serves two purposes for me {a recipe and a beverage!} they're really affordable as well. Since I often have guests pop in, I love that you can make a single glass or a whole pitcher thanks to their easy measuring guide on the side of the bottle.



FABBY: Easter Tablescape 2015-Fabbys Living

I chose to set my Easter table setting, with what is our everyday china, which is a mix and match of colors and that makes it more fun and not boring for our everyday use and specially for Spring because of the pastel colors.




Can you be too stressed to run?-Mom's Home Run

Here's what happened. I was doing the school run, running as usual. When we passed a wooded area I saw it: a red cat. It was quite dead. And it looked júst like our red cat. So I was quite devastated, thinking our cat was lying dead in the woods.



Stacy’s Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting-Intelligent Domestications

Although we tend to associate Strawberry recipes with the summer months, you will want this recipe for year round occasions.





Save Money Give Yourself a Salon Quality Pedicure at Home-Oh! My Heartsie Girl

I love to have pretty soft smooth feet with a nice color of polish, and when I can I will go to the salon, but there are times that I dont have the time it takes to go to the salon or the extra money.






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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #62 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,




 Week #62

 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  473 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




Painted Plastic Dollar Store Easter Eggs-Casa Watkins

These dollar store plastic Easter eggs were painted gold and accented using lace stickers. This is a great nap time project and easy to do.
I only wanted three eggs for this project, but the dollar store bag comes with so many more. You can use all sorts of background colors to make a bundle of painted eggs. How great would the eggs look in blue! Or, you can make a mix of blue and gold painted eggs.






Why Lemon Poundcake is more tempting than Cinnamon rolls!-Cherishing A Sweet Life

When it came to what to bake for our upcoming Easter lunch or dinner,
I knew, without a shadow of a doubt it had to be made with lemons.



Why I stopped praying for patience-My Love for Words

I used to think that by praying for patience, I would be given patience. I would wake up one morning with an overflowing amount of peace and tolerance, able to remain sweet and level headed despite whatever was thrown my way. Unfortunately, that day has yet to come… just ask my family.




How to become an undercover prayer warrior-Penny A. Zeller

After Christian historical romance, Christian suspense is my favorite genre. Especially when characters go undercover and the tension builds as covert operations are planned to catch the bad guys.




Bunny Bark-This Silly Girl's Life
I’m sure you have seen all kinds of “barks” floating around. My friend Parrish, makes them a lot and I always love how hers comes out! So, I thought I’d give it a go and…. well now I’m addicted!




Make a Cute Bunny Ear Headband in Minutes-Homemaking Hacks

You don’t even need glue for this one, which is a bonus. While I love the power of a good glue, sometimes it’s fun to avoid getting sticky. Somehow I always get some on my fingers. One time, I actually managed to get glitter glued to every single one of my fingers. Yup!
Here is all you need to make these cute bunny ears:





How to Make a China Tea Cup Wreath-Homemaking Hacks

I made a tea cup wreath this morning to hang in our new tea room. I have made several of these wreaths over the years and sold them.....now I only make them for myself. Since I no longer sell them, I wanted to share how I make them with my blogging friends



Nutella Swirled Banana Bread-2 Cookin' Mamas

I couldn’t wait to get around to sharing this delicious banana bread with you. My friend and neighbor Melanie brought this over during the Christmas season and everyone went wild over it. People usually think of having banana bread for breakfast or a mid-morning snack but this one can easily be served as a rich decadent dessert. It is deliciously moist and made all the better by the thick swirls of Nutella running through it. However, the real piece de resistance was the layer of thick rich chocolate icing that puts it over the top and into the “oh, I’ve got to have it” dessert category.





Homemade Country-Style Buttermilk Biscuits-Taylor-Made Homestead



We don’t eat biscuits often but RancherMan loves biscuits and gravy.  I prefer my biscuits with homemade jam thank you very much but who am I to judge??  I’ve struggled with biscuit recipes since, well, FOREVER – no matter what guaranteed recipe I try the biscuits always seem heavy and dry. But as is tradition I promised to make RancherMan whatever he wanted for his birthday breakfast recently and his request was (of course) homemade biscuits and gravy, along with a generous supply of thick-cut heavily peppered crispy bacon.  Back to my recipe I went with a sigh – he deserved better.  My recipe just didn’t seem to have enough flavor last time I made it, and the biscuits were heavy and dry.  But determined to provide my beloved RancherMan the meal he requested and deserved, I tweaked the recipe and the biscuits turned out absolutely DELICIOUS.  Flavorful, moist and fluffy.  EUREKA!




Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches-Upstate Ramblings

Spring and Easter are perfect times for entertaining! This spring I made these bright and cheerful Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches for a colorful snack to have on hand for feeding company.




Monster Milkshake-Three kids and a fish

Lately, our family has been craving milkshakes! These M and M's Crispy are great straight from the small bag for a little sweet treat, and buying the larger bag is a great addition to our Monster M and M's Crispy Milkshake! Creamy ice cream, rich fudge topping, swirled with M and M's Crispy and chocolate chunks and topped with fresh whipped cream and more M and M's Crispy make this milkshake one award winning way to enjoy yourself!





What can I make from a pair of jeans? This week's clothes upcycle-Creating my way to Success


For this week's clothes upcycle for my challenge,

I chose a pair of jeans and a black

and white stripy top





Easy Criss-Cross Purse Pattern-Princess and Her Cowboys

A few months ago, we went to Hawaii for Cowboy’s work (Little Roper and I tagged along). It was a ton of fun and we set out on different adventures every morning. There is a fun swap meet, or flea market, that goes around the entire football stadium but it’s only open on certain days. We went through it on one of the days and were able to get a whole bunch of souvenirs at a fraction of what some of the other stores were charging. One of my favorites was my purse. It’s kind of like a hobo bag but it has 3 different sections from how the fabrics criss-cross over each other. I figured I could make something like that so I went to it.




YSL Chinese New Year Pallette Review and Swatches-Beauty Isles






EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL SHOWER MELTS-This Roller Coaster Called Life
I don’t know about you, but my nose has been stuffy all winter long. Not much has worked to clear it, but inhaling eucalyptus or Vick’s usually does the trick. Here is an easy recipe for Eucalyptus Essential Oil Shower Melts to help clear the nose and to help make it easier to breathe. {Note: To appease the FDA, I’m not saying that eucalyptus will help everything, nor is it a cure-all. Each person reacts differently.}


10 Christ Centered Easter Traditions-Lou Lou Girls
I remember as a kid hearing adults talk about how "commercialism is taking over Holidays" and "Religion is getting forgotten". I always thought they were just jealous that they didn't get to do the activities like hunt for Easter eggs or open as many presents. Now that I have a child of my own though, I completely understand where they were coming from.




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Happy Easter and Happy Passover!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #61 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,




              

 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!   

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We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!


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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.





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16 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 and 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.  
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